Phone: (202) 765-1160
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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)
Gregg Gregory, CSP
Shelley Row, P.E.
Shirley Davis, PhD
Liz Fletcher Brown
Immediate Past President
Myla DeLoatch, CSP
Arnold Sanow, CSP
08/08/2015 8:30 AM • Pooks Hill Marriott, Bethesda, MD
09/12/2015 8:30 AM • Pooks Hill Marriott, Bethesda, MD
10/10/2015 8:30 AM • Pooks Hill Marriott, Bethesda, MD
11/14/2015 8:30 AM • Pooks Hill Marriott, Bethesda, MD
Ian Cook, CSP, MILR
Ian specializes in what he calls “micro leadership,” helping managers lead successfully at the “micro” level–in that vital interpersonal space between the manager and his/her individual employee. He shows managers how to generate strong results through effective conversations with staff around (1) job performance, (2) job satisfaction and motivation, and (3) ongoing development.
He began the independent consulting firm, Fulcrum Associates, Inc., back in 1988, following seventeen years of corporate experience in both the high tech manufacturing and transportation industries. His extensive client list includes some of the largest corporations in the private sector, major trade and professional associations, small business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.
Ian holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and, from Cornell, a Masters degree in Industrial & Labor Relations, majoring in Human Resources Management, and has been a lecturer in the Faculty of Business of Ryerson University. He is author of: Would They Call You Their Best Boss Ever?: Practical Tips and Insights for the Successful Manager.
Sally Strackbein, CBCP, MBA, NCE
Sally Strackbein is the Chief Story Finder at Defining Story®. She says,
“When you want to be persuasive, tell a story. When you want to be remembered,
tell a story. When you want higher speaking fees, tell a story.”
helps her clients discover and tell the right stories. Her clients range from
people with stage fright to CEOs, professional speakers and business people who
speak to get new clients. In addition to individual coaching, she facilitates
speaking and storytelling workshops on her own and for organizations such as the
She is a member of the National Speakers Association and has
appeared on NBC Nightly News, Fox News, NPR Marketplace, TV 3 Barcelona, and
many other media spots.
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:
• 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 email@example.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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, August 8, 2015.
Marriott, Pooks Hill Road Bethesda, Maryland
Registration fees will be increased by $10 beginning on July 1st.
To help offset the increase, a Season Pass may be purchased between now and August 1st which will allow you to attend all ten meetings during the 2015-2016 season (August-June).
The cost for Members is $405 and for Chapter Academy Graduates is $495.
In essence, this will give you one free meeting.