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

 Welcome to NSA-DC!

 Home of the National Convention
July 18-21
Washington, D.C.

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information and to register 
Early Bird Deadline:  May 14th



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Contact Us:

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:

From Left to Right:

Liz Fletcher Brown,
Gregg Gregory, CSP,
Dr. Josef Martens,
Treasurer & Immediate Past President
Shelley Row, P.E.,
Vice President
Dr. Shirley Davis,
Vicki Hess,
Andy Finn,
Mike Schmidtmann,

Upcoming events

05/09/2015 8:30 AM • Pooks Hill Marriott, Bethesda, MD
08/08/2015 8:30 AM • Pooks Hill Marriott, Bethesda, MD

Featured Members:

Eileen Kugler
Eileen is a passionate advocate for the benefits of diversity, sharing proven strategies to create inclusive, high achieving culture. For more than a decade, Eileen has worked side-by-side educational leaders as diversity has changed the face of education.

She now shares critical lessons learned with business and non-profits. Eileen is author of the award-winning, Debunking the Middle Class Myth: Why Diverse Schools are Good for All Kids and executive editor of the global resource, Innovative Voices in Education: Engaging Diverse Communities.

Eileen’s work is informed by an active volunteer life, including  trips to a rural South African school where her family created a 23,000-book library featured in The Washington Post and Voice of America TV.


Mike Schmidtmann
Mike has led Information Technology sales organizations for over 20 years.  For the last five years, Mike has run Trans4mers, a peer group for Sales VPs and Managers in the Information Technology industry.  Members consistently out-perform the industry in sales growth, profitability, and innovation.

Mike frequently works with 4-Profit, an organization that facilitates peer groups and provides business coaching for leading Solution Providers across the country.

From 1998-2008, Mike founded and led the Mid Atlantic Sales Region for Strategic Products and Services, a highly successful Avaya Solution Provider.

Mike is a frequent public speaker on business and sales topics, and is Past-President of the National Speakers Association DC Chapter.

President's Letter:

Spring is FINALLY here! Do you know what that means? It is time to introduce the 2015-2016 Board of Directors. They are:

     Gregg Gregory, CSP - President
     Shelley Row, P.E. - President-Elect
     Karen Snyder - Vice President
     Joy Schechter - Treasurer
     Shirley Davis, PhD - Secretary
     Liz Fletcher Brown - Immediate Past President
     Arnie Sanow, CSP - Two-Year Director
     Myla DeLoatch. CSP - Two-Year Director
     Sylvia Henderson - One-Year Director
     Dee Cascio - One-Year Director

The membership vote was unanimous. But it's not time for me to hand over the gavel yet. The new board will not take office until the June meeting.

For those who were not able to attend, we had a terrific March program on adding webinars (or should I say "Virtual Venues") to our speaking business. Roger Courville showed us how to position, package and promote our virtual offerings for maximum impact. It was a high level, high content session, that really made us think.

We are in regular communication with National now that the convention is only a few months away. As the host chapter we need full member support. If you have not already stepped up to volunteer and would like to do so, please contact our volunteer chair DW at dwstarr@changercise.com.  Volunteering at the convention will be a fun and rewarding experience. It's a great way to meet speakers from around the globe.

And finally, we are revving up for Patricia Fripp's visit to our chapter this month.  She will be celebrating a significant birthday with us. Watch your inbox for details regarding an NSA-DC birthday bash on Friday, April 10th at 6:30pm in Bethesda - location TBA. Patricia  has both a morning and afternoon program (details below). Hope to see you there.


President, NSA-DC

May 9th
Chapter Meeting


NSA-DC All-Star
 Member Panel 
 Answers YOUR 

 Bill Cates, CSP
Vicki Hess, RN, CSP
Arnie Sanow, CSP
Liz Weber, CSP
Moderator, Jan Fox, says, "Come with your questions ready.  Go home with a pocketful of fresh ideas!"

Knockout Networking Rounds
Come ready to share what you do AND what you need.  Jan Fox will facilitate structured networking at every table - more ideas from your tablemates - ready for quick implementation.
Saturday, May 9, 2015.
Marriott, Pooks Hill Road Bethesda, Maryland
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