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The National Speakers Association (NSA) is the leading organization for professional speakers. Since 1973, NSA has provided resources and education designed to advance the skills, integrity and value of its members and speaking profession.
Meet Our Board:
From Left to Right:
Liz Fletcher Brown,
Gregg Gregory, CSP,
Dr. Josef Martens,
Treasurer & Immediate Past President
Shelley Row, P.E.,
Dr. Shirley Davis,
12/13/2014 7:30 AM • Bethesda Marriott
01/10/2015 7:30 AM • Bethesda Marriott
01/10/2015 1:00 PM • Bethesda Marriott
03/14/2015 7:30 AM • Bethesda Marriott
03/14/2015 1:00 PM • Bethesda Marriott
03/20/2015 8:30 AM • Marriott Hotel, Pooks Hill Rd. Bethesda, Maryland
04/11/2015 8:30 AM • Pooks Hill Marriott, Bethesda, MD
This month the Chapter Academy held the annual Chapter Academy Spotlight. The 2014 Academy Participants were able to speak for five minutes before our members, guests, and three judges. Before the event, members and guests enjoyed lunch together before settling down to cheer on our budding speakers.
Judges Bill Cates CSP CPAE, Arnold Sanow, and Mariah Burton Nelson critiqued and encouraged each speaker. The participants captivated their audiences with personal stories and motivational discussions of authentic leadership. Congratulations to our Chapter Academy!
Gwen Kinsey, Vice Chair of Membership/Member Engagement for NSADC helps leaders meet emerging opportunities with agility.
“I thrive on identifying opportunity in challenging situations”, Kinsey says. Kinsey leverages her competitive business experience as a former President and General Manager in the television industry. Her down in the trenches stories and tactics of successful change leadership delight and inform her audiences. Her experience and International Coaches Federation credentials make her an outstanding, outcome based executive coach.
“In my NSA role, one of my intentions is to facilitate collaboration opportunities amongst our members.” Stay tuned!
Dr. Shirley Davis does not shy away from volunteer opportunities for NSA-DC. Shirley currently serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors. She also served as emcee at the October Monthly Meeting.
Affectionately known as the "Success Doctor," Dr. Davis is an accomplished corporate executive, global workforce, an international speaker, and executive coach. She has worked in 10 countries as a consultant, speaker, and facilitator.
Shirley has earned a place the Top 100 Corporate Executives in America List in Uptown Professional Magazine for four consecutive years.
Our Next Monthly Meeting:
Saturday, December 13th.
Marriott, Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD
There has been a lot going on at NSADC! A few weeks ago President-Elect, Gregg Gregory and I met with the National convention planning committee at the site of the July 2015 convention in DC. As the host chapter our key role will be to welcome attendees to our "home" and help create a WOW experience for them. That will include everything from providing information about the city, to helping them get to their next session on time. We have put together a chapter planning committee to brainstorm ideas. If you have a great idea to share, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with Convention Idea in the subject line.
Last month we had our first SPEX (Speaker Exchange) event. This was an event for experienced speakers, fabulously facilitated by Bill Cates CSP CPAE. It was held at the prestigious Congressional Country Club and was an extraordinary success. Everyone walked away with a list of actionable items to take their business up a huge notch. A big thank you to Bill for so generously giving of his time and expertise.
The holiday meeting will soon be here and you won’t want to miss our annual auction. Our very own Ron Culberson CSP CPAE and past National President, will emcee the December meeting and run our live auction. You will not want to miss this fun event. If you are a member, academy participant or graduate, bring your spouse or partner for just the cost of breakfast! The auction is the highlight of our December monthly meeting-- a chance to buy holiday gifts or something for yourself! Keep your eyes open for a sneak peek of auction items in your inbox this month!
Hope to see you at the next meeting.