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    • 12/12/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM (EST)
    • Via Zoom

    Tony Chatman, CSP

     Rock the Virtual Stage

    Saturday, December 12, 2020

    Via Zoom
    Directions for accessing this webinar will be included in your registration confirmation email.

    9:00 am - 11:45 am
    Your webinar registration includes access to video recording for 30 days.

    Click to view a special video from Tony!

    For decades, professional speakers have been known for art of standing in front of a live audience and communicating their message. Many of us have spent years perfecting our crafts knowing that what will often separate us from our competitors is the ability to improve the overall experience of a live event. And then, in an instant, everything changed.

    Meeting planners and event organizers are now looking for speakers who can present virtually. Speakers who can connect with their audiences and deliver their message remotely, with impact. Those speakers whose message resonate in a virtual environment will be the sought-out commodity for years to come. Yet to think that it’s as simple as taking your in-person skills and stepping in front of a camera is a misunderstanding that can lead poverty.

    Trust me on this one, I had to transform quickly, just like you. In March, I (Tony) watched as the world finally responded to Covid-19 and all of my speaking engagements vanished into thin air. After having a few conversations with clients, I started getting booked, but now these were virtual presentations. The very thing I’ve hated and tried to avoid for years. On top of that we were in quarantine and much of the technology I wanted to order was sold out everywhere. I had to figure it out and figure it out fast. From client trainings to the Influence 2020 Mainstage, I had to get it right or suffer a defeat I wasn’t willing to endure. Since Covid-19, every client who’s hired me has requested additional presentation leading to over 30 virtual presentations since the spring.

    In the workshop, I (Tony) will guide you through some strategies and techniques that helped convert my in-person speeches or trainings into affective virtual presentations. Together, we will cover:

    • The differences between in-person and virtual presentations along with strategies to convert your in-person talk to a virtual presentation and make you look like a superstar speaker.
    • Ways to enhance your message through slides and visuals without devolving into death by PowerPoint
    • Simple and inexpensive technology that will make your virtual presentation stand out.
    • Strategies for keeping the audience engaged regardless of the platform being used
    • What I learned to request from each client to ensure that the presentations were a win for both of us.

    About Tony Chatman, CSP
    As is a subject matter expert and recognized thought leader in the area of workplace relationships Tony has devoted his adult life to understanding what makes people tick, how to bring out the best in people (including ourselves), and how to pass this information on in simple, yet practical terms. He helps leaders, team members, and people from every background and diversity adopt empowering mindsets and strategies that allow them to adapt, reinvent, and transform the results they produce both personally and professionally. Whether addressing our hidden biases, helping navigate disruption and change or providing leaders with skills that make them indispensable, Tony provides practical solutions that aligns with people’s real world experiences.

    Tony has worked with hundreds of corporations and government agencies including the U.S. Secret Service, The Department of Homeland Security, Chase Bank, Estée Lauder, and N.A.S.A., to help people reach new heights of effectiveness by understanding themselves and others better.

    Tony recently completed his first book: The Force Multiplier: How to Lead Teams Where Everyone Wins and in 2018 he delivered his first TEDx talk – "How to Stop Settling for Less".

    • 01/09/2021
    • 11:05 AM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • TBA


    Saturday, January 9, 2021

    11:05 AM - 2:00 PM Location: TBA

    Speaker Academy Spotlight Speeches and Graduation

    More details coming soon!

    • 02/26/2021
    • (EST)
    • 02/28/2021
    • (EST)
    • The Westin Buckhead Atlanta, 3391 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30326

    Primary Venue

    The Westin Buckhead Atlanta

    3391 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30326



    We hit the ground running at WINTER WORKSHOP. It’s a no-frills experience designed for professional speakers who are serious about getting the content they need to boost their business. You’ll leave with an incredible business plan, and that means we’ve done our job right.


    Last year, attendees of our 2020 Winter Conference got a limited-run, 86-page playbook exclusive to the event. It was filled with an incredible amount of tactics and strategies to help them grow their sales.


    Brush shoulders with the best of the best in the speaking industry. You’ll get to network with a group of like-minded individuals who understand the highs and lows of running a successful speaking business.


    WINTER WORKSHOP is an annual experience designed for professional speakers who are serious about growing their business. Each year, we focus on a different way to do that – last year, it was sales techniques, and this year, we’ll be focusing on growing your business beyond keynoting.

    Coaching, training, consulting, and other venues are natural extensions of a professional speakers’ skillset, and yet many speakers only focus on one area of their business. Whether you’re just breaking into other areas of speaking, or you’re an expert on the subject, we guarantee you’ll learn tons at WINTER WORKSHOP.


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08/25/2020 Free Webinar: No Room for Bad Zoom - Robbie Samuels
08/13/2020 Chapter Chat
07/16/2020 Chapter Chat
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06/20/2020 EMERGE SUCCESSFUL: Strategies to Redesign, Rebuild, Relaunch Your Business - Meridith Elliott Powell
06/11/2020 Webinar: Create/Update Your eSpeakers Profile with Paige Trevor
06/05/2020 Chapter Chat
05/29/2020 Chapter Chat
05/15/2020 Webinar: Create/Update Your eSpeakers Profile with Paige Trevor
05/09/2020 Power Selling with LinkedIn - Phil Gerbyshak
05/04/2020 NSA Influence 2020
04/28/2020 Free Webinar: Parenting in a Pandemic with Paige Trevor
04/24/2020 Free Webinar: How to Use Camtasia to Edit Video Blogs & Testimonials with John Watkis
04/16/2020 Free Webinar: "Ask Me Anything" with Video Pro Larry Wilner
04/04/2020 Victory over the Virus: How you can maintain or ramp up your revenue through Virtual programs, online course and subscription services - Elizabeth McCormick
03/28/2020 Shameless Promotion - How to leverage the power of video to increase your income, celebrity, and get everyone talking about you - Rob Oddi
03/27/2020 Webinar: Create/Update Your eSpeakers Profile with Paige Trevor
03/17/2020 Webinar: Customer Relationship (CRM) Management with Julie Holmes
03/14/2020 Shameless Promotion - How to leverage the power of video to increase your income, celebrity, and get everyone talking about you - Rob Oddi
02/28/2020 Webinar: eSpeakers - Jeri Mae Rowley and Paige Trevor
02/28/2020 NSA Winter Conference 2020
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01/31/2020 Webinar: eSpeakers - Jeri Mae Rowley and Paige Trevor
01/23/2020 Webinar: Straight from the Lawyer’s Mouth: How to Protect Your Intellectual Property - Russ Riddle
01/11/2020 2020 Speaker Academy Spotlight Speeches and Graduation
01/11/2020 How to Stop Playing the Comparison Game as a Speaker - Alan Stein, Jr.
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07/27/2019 NSA Influence 2019 - The Premier Event for Professional Speaking
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12/14/2013 Bill Cates - Think Niche! Grow Rich!
11/09/2013 Bruce Hale - Supercharge your story telling!
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