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How To Be The Session Everyone Can’t Stop Talking About! - Sarah Michel, CSP

  • 09/10/2016
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Bolger Conference Center, 9600 Newbridge Dr, Potomac, MD 20854


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Sarah Michel, CSP

How To Be The Session
Everyone Can’t Stop Talking About!

Networking is the number one reason why people say they attend conferences.  Meeting professionals are under pressure to deliver more networking value in their general and concurrent educational sessions. Speakers who can do that will be in great demand.  Come learn creative and intentional ways to offer networking in your program to expose your audience to new ideas, perspectives and knowledge that will make them smarter.  Explore with Sarah ways to integrate Connexity (community + connection) into your program design to create lasting value and be the session everyone can’t stop talking about!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify at least two networking exercises to integrate into your program delivery. 
  • Understand that networking is one of the best ways to foster new learning. 
  • Discover how to use peer-to-peer learning to create better takeaways and lasting value.

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About Sarah Michel

Sarah is an Experience Architect who has been working in the meetings industry for over 15 years to create dynamic audience experiences. Her vast knowledge of next-generation learning and facilitation skills help design dynamic meetings that guarantee more participation, opportunities for networking and peer-to-peer interactions to assure a return on attendance.

Sarah is Vice President of Professional Connexity for Velvet Chainsaw Consulting helping organizations deliver on the networking promise at face to face meetings. She is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) awarded by the National Speakers Association and a nationally recognized expert on networking and the creator of the NetWORTHing® process.

Sarah has keynoted and facilitated for audiences and organizations around the world on how to be a more effective connector and the author of Perfecting Connecting©, A Guide to Mastering Networking in the Workplace and coauthor of the e-book, Conference Connexity.

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Please note that this event will be held at the
Bolger Conference Center at
9600 Newbridge Dr, Potomac, MD 20854.

All members attending the September Chapter Meeting are invited stay and listen to Haley Foster, Short Talk Expert® who will be speaking to the Chapter Academy. Her presentation is: Mastering the Magic of TED: Your Unique and Powerful Message, Ready for TEDx or Any High Stakes Venue. Click here for more information on her presentation.

Immediately Following The Chapter Meeting Will Be Masterminds In Motion (Walk and Talk)

Hello fellow NSA DC members! How would you like to stretch your legs after a meeting, get some fresh air, and get to know other NSA DC members? One of the benefits of our new meeting space at the Bolger Center is its proximity to some lovely walking trails. At our September 10 meeting, please join me and other NSA DC members and guests for a relaxed walk. We'll begin approximately 15 minutes after our meeting ends and walk for about 45-60 minutes; please bring snacks and water. If you have any questions, email Allison Shapira at: allison@allisonshapira.com

* Guests are allowed to attend three (3) NSA-DC Chapter meetings at the rate of $65 per meeting, afterwards, the registration fee to attend will be $95 per meeting.

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