NSA-DC

NSA-DC | National Speakers Association Washington, D.C. Area Chapter

 


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Email: info@nsadc.org

Phone: (202) 765-1160


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:

Board
(from left to right)

Gregg Gregory, CSP
President
Shelley Row, P.E. 
President-Elect
Karen Snyder
Vice President
Shirley Davis, PhD 
Secretary
Joy Schechter
Treasurer

Liz Fletcher Brown
Immediate Past President
 Dee Cascio
Member-at-Large
Myla DeLoatch, CSP
Member-at-Large
Sylvia Henderson
Member-at-Large
Arnold Sanow, CSP 
Member-at-Large

Upcoming events

03/04/2016 8:00 PM (EST) • Arena Stage - Fichandler Stage, 1101 6th Street, SW, WAshington, DC
03/11/2016 8:30 AM (EST) • University of Phoenix, 8830 Stanford Boulevard, Columbia, Maryland
03/12/2016 8:30 AM (EST) • Pooks Hill Marriott, Bethesda, MD
04/09/2016 8:30 AM (EDT) • Pooks Hill Marriott, Bethesda, MD

Please Note:  Refunds and credits will not be given for meetings and events if you have registered and are unable to attend.  Appeals to this policy may be made to the NSA-DC Board and will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Heather Lutze, CSP
Friday, March 11, 2016
For Members Only


Marketing Espionage:
How to Leverage Competitive Intelligence to Dominate Online

Become a Fierce Competitor Online
Frustrated with your web site?  Why do your competitor’s sites show up on the first page of search results and not yours?  Online marketing is a dog-eat-dog world and competition to rank on Page One of search results is fierce.

Heather will show you how to land more speaking gigs and achieve record-breaking results in 2016.  Learn from your competitors who spend thousands of dollars on marketing!

Heather will teach you:

  • How to access competitive intelligence and uncover competitive strategies.
  • How to ascertain the precise keywords you need to be using.
  • How to leverage real insights and actual methods to dramatically improve your Findability. 
  • How to gain a massive competitive edge when you understand Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
  • How to discover the Intelligence Tools to help you make a dynamic marketing shift.

Heather’s methods are perfect for non-techy-types and it’s all available and completely ethical to gain access to this intel.

Homework (more information will be given to registrants on exactly what to do):

  • Run your site through MarketingGrader.com.
  • Run a Kombat report from SpyFu.com. 
  • Run your site through Woorank.com to determine if your site has any technical issues.
  • Download the Findability App from the App Store or GooglePlay to gain access to free Findability Tools for increased online revenue, your Findability Score, the Findability Diagnostic Survey, and so much more.

Bring these reports with you to Marketing Espionage to quickly learn how to improve your Findability online and get more bookings.

About Heather Lutze
Heather Lutze, CSP, CEO and Master SEO Trainer, is a widely acclaimed speaker, trainer, and consultant who literally wrote the book on search engine marketing. Two books, in fact— The Findability Formula: The Easy, Non-Technical Approach to Search Engine Marketing and the brand new Thumbonomics: The Essential Business Roadmap for Social Media & Mobile Marketing. Her third book, Marketing Espionage, is due out in winter 2016. 

Her programs are delivered in a witty, “no-geek-speak” style that has demystified internet marketing for countless business owners.

Heather founded the Findability Group in 2000 in response to all the frustrated web site owners who had paid good money for beautiful, high-tech web sites that weren't bringing in business.  Prior to that, she spent three years training advertisers in Paid Search techniques for Yahoo! Search Marketing.  She is a member of the National Speaker's Association, a sought after Vistage International Speaker and has shared the stage with Tony Robbins Business Mastery in Fiji and London. And yes, Heather has even been on Oprah.

About Marketing Espionage

Q: How many people can attend?

A:  This program is limited to fifteen (15) “business units.”  Each business unit can include up to two people.

Q:  But my company is just me. I don’t have any staff. Can I sign up with someone else?

A:  You may, but the focus will be on only one business unit (not alternating between yours and your partner’s).

Q: Do I need to be a member of NSA to register?

A:  Yes, and if you bring a partner, they do not need to be.

NSA-DC is offering Marketing Espionage to NSA-DC members first – through February 8, 2016.  If there are any slots remaining, they will be marketed to other NSA chapters.

NSA-DC Member Registration:  $397 (through February 8, 2016)
Open Registration:  $497 (after February 8, 2016) 

To register, please click HERE.

Heather Lutze, CSP
Friday, March 11, 2016
For Members Only


Marketing Espionage:
How to Leverage Competitive Intelligence to Dominate Online

Become a Fierce Competitor Online
Frustrated with your web site?  Why do your competitor’s sites show up on the first page of search results and not yours?  Online marketing is a dog-eat-dog world and competition to rank on Page One of search results is fierce.

Heather will show you how to land more speaking gigs and achieve record-breaking results in 2016.  Learn from your competitors who spend thousands of dollars on marketing!

 

Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE
Friday, April 8, 2016

The Award for the Best Speaker Goes to You!...
When You Add Hollywood Techniques to Your Presentation

Hollywood knows how to tell a good story.  It may interest you to know, there are many techniques that adapt specifically to ambitious speakers who want to take their presentation to the next level.

Attend and learn to:

  • Understand the flavor scene
  • Get into the scene late
  • Develop characters and dialogue
  • Incorporate rooting principles
  • Structure your speech as a screen play
  • Appreciate the difference between stage and movies
  • Hear what may Oscar winners have to say!

There will be plenty of "mini coaching" to help incorporate the ideas.

About Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE
Patricia Fripp has been called "the Steven Spielberg of speech coaching" and has attended many screen writing classes for fun. She is an in-demand executive speech coach and CPAE Hall of Fame keynote speaker.

NSA-DC Members ~ $145
Guests ~ $175

Be in the Hot Seat (Seven Available) ~ $195
Get personal attention from Patricia by registering to be in the Hot Seat (for NSA-DC members only).

To register, please click HERE.

Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE
Friday, April 8, 2016

The Award for the Best Speaker Goes to You!...
When You Add Hollywood Techniques to Your Presentation

Hollywood knows how to tell a good story.  It may interest you to know, there are many techniques that adapt specifically to ambitious speakers who want to take their presentation to the next level.

Attend and learn to:

  • Understand the flavor scene
  • Get into the scene late
  • Develop characters and dialogue
  • Incorporate rooting principles
  • Structure your speech as a screen play
  • Appreciate the difference between stage and movies
  • Hear what may Oscar winners have to say!

There will be plenty of "mini coaching" to help incorporate the ideas.

About Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE
Patricia Fripp has been called "the Steven Spielberg of speech coaching" and has attended many screen writing classes for fun. She is an in-demand executive speech coach and CPAE Hall of Fame keynote speaker.

NSA-DC Members ~ $145
Guests ~ $175

Be in the Hot Seat (Seven Available) ~ $195
Get personal attention from Patricia by registering to be in the Hot Seat (for NSA-DC members only).

 

President's Letter:

Dear Members and Guests,

Welcome to the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA-DC)!  With over 100  professional speakers serving the Greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, we are one of the premiere Chapters in the country providing exceptional education and networking opportunities for trainers, consultants, coaches, keynoters – anyone who speaks professionally.
 
As the 2015-2016 NSA-DC President, I am grateful to be assisting our incredible leadership team to chart the course for our Chapter this year.  Our theme is We Can Make It Happen.  You can personalize your own "It" your own, whether it be:
• networking
• gaining referrals
• growing your business
• developing stronger platform skills

– whatever you want to get out of NSA-DC.  NSA-DC is your resource, and together We Can Make "It" Happen.
 
Our vision for 2015-2016 is very similar to recent years.  We want NSA-DC to be the leading resource for all professional speakers in the Washington, D.C. Metro area and to continue to offer great value to our members.
 
To that end, it is exciting to belong to an organization that has a long history of being more than just a professional association for speakers.  We are a big family that helps one another, both professionally and personally.  We’re committed to education and programming tailored for the working speaker with programs for every level.  We recognize how important networking is, and will continue to offer great opportunities to interact with other professional speakers.
 
Aside from our regular monthly Chapter meetings, NSA-DC will continue to offer programs such as the Chapter Academy (for the up-and-coming professional speaker), SPEX’15 (for the seasoned speaking professional) and the Business Builders Networking Group (for those who want to learn from other members).  So please be sure to check our web site frequently to find out what educational, networking and other exciting opportunities are coming up.
 
Thank you in advance for your support. We have an open door policy, so if there is anything we can do for you, feel free to contact me directly at gregg@teamsrock.com.
 
My email signature line is We Make Your...Teams Rock!  As President of NSA-DC, I want to make sure that Your...Membership Rocks!
 
Sincerely,
Gregg Gregory, CSP

P.S.  We're looking for success stories of things that have happened to you because of your membership with NSA-DC.  Please share with us at info@nsadc.org.

 

March 12
Monthly
Chapter Meeting
Orvel Ray Wilson, CSP

  Sell from the Stage: Public Speaking to Attract High-Value Clients

Saturday, March 12. 2016
Marriott, Pooks Hill Road Bethesda, Maryland

Program:
8:30-11:30am

Silverstein

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