Upcoming events

    • Friday, August 19, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Oaks Golf Club, 54 East Oaks Rd, North Oaks, MN 55127
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    Keys to Success as a Global Speaker
    Featuring Mike Podolinsky, CSP, GSF


    The NSA-Minnesota Chapter Board of Directors invites Platinum Platform Professionals* to a special gathering!

    Former Minnesota resident Mike Podolinksy will be in town to share lessons from a 40-year career as a global speaker now residing in Singapore. A founding member of NSA-Minnesota, Mike is the only two-time president of the Chapter, having served in 1984-85 and 2000-01. He was the first recipient of the Chapter Member of the Year Award and also received the Mark LeBlanc Award.

    During this interactive program focused on experienced speakers, Mike will share insights from his vast global speaking experience:

    • How to present local with words, phrases, culture, images, and stories
    • How to work crowds from experience in 37 different countries
    • What works well in (almost) every country
    • What to AVOID like the plague
    • Working with translators

    In addition, Mike will share ideas from one of his signature talks, Opening with Pizzazz and Closing with Punch.

    *The Platinum Platform Professionals (PPP) designation was created in 2000 to:

    1. Recognize our MN Chapter’s outstanding professional members
    2. Enhance PPP member Chapter attendance, involvement, and Board representation
    3. Provide increased opportunity for PPP interaction.
    Platinum members include NSA CPAEs, CSPs, Minnesota Hall of Fame inductees, and past Chapter presidents. For more information, please contact current Chapter president, Jon Lokhorst.
    • Monday, August 29, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Plymouth Comfort Inn, 3000 Harbor Lane North, Plymouth, MN 55447
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    Do you have dreams of being a professional speaker, and are curious about how this all works? Are you already speaking and wondering about the next step? Please join the Speaker Academy faculty at our information meeting.
    • Learn about NSA-MN Speaker Academy program.
    • Find answers to your questions about the next step to help you meet your speaking goals.
    • Meet other aspiring and professional speakers who are also looking to learn and grow.


    • Thursday, September 08, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Metropolitan Ballroom, 5418 Wayzata Boulevard, Golden Valley, MN
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    Chapter Meeting

    Embrace the Change: 15+ Sticky Strategies that Engage Today's Diverse Audience
    Guest Speaker: Lenora Billings Harris, CSP, CPAE

    Do your presentations, blogs, articles, books, and videos reflect your understanding that your audience is diverse? Do you conduct a diversity and inclusion check much like you would use spell-check? If you want your message to relate to the broad diversity of people in your audience, join Lenora’s fun yet straight forward session to discover tips and techniques to help you connect in a way that builds on the concept of belonging and inclusion. Her illustrations and suggestions can be applied to any learning environment in-person or virtual no matter what the topic. It is surprisingly easy!

    During this engaging, content-rich session you will experience creative ways to apply the principles and techniques of inclusion that grab your audience’s attention and keeps it. Join past NSA president and past Global Speakers Federation president Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP, CPAE to enhance your ability to deliver powerful messages that stick long after the session has ended.

    Bonus: Do you have diversity-related questions for which you need answers? Come prepared to ask Lenora.

    Takeaways: You will leave this session with...

    • At least 15+ easy methods to make sure your message is relevant to diverse groups 
    • Illustrations that relate to you and your audience
    • Great ideas from colleagues  
    • A handout filled with tips and suggestions
    • Monday, September 12, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register
    Do you have dreams of being a professional speaker, and are curious about how this all works? Are you already speaking and wondering about the next step? Please join the Speaker Academy faculty at our information meeting.
    • Learn about NSA-MN Speaker Academy program.
    • Find answers to your questions about the next step to help you meet your speaking goals.
    • Meet other aspiring and professional speakers who are also looking to learn and grow.


    • Saturday, October 29, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Metropolitan Ballroom, 5418 Wayzata Boulevard, Golden Valley, MN

    Save the date! More details available soon.

    • Saturday, November 19, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Metropolitan Ballroom, 5418 Wayzata Boulevard, Golden Valley, MN

    Save the date! More details available soon.

    • Thursday, December 15, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • via Zoom

    Save the date! More details available soon.

    • Friday, January 20, 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Metropolitan Ballroom, 5418 Wayzata Boulevard, Golden Valley, MN

    Save the date! More details available soon.

    • Friday, February 10, 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Metropolitan Ballroom, 5418 Wayzata Boulevard, Golden Valley, MN

    Save the date! More details available soon.

    • Saturday, March 11, 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Metropolitan Ballroom, 5418 Wayzata Boulevard, Golden Valley, MN

    Save the date! More details available soon.

    • Thursday, April 13, 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Metropolitan Ballroom, 5418 Wayzata Boulevard, Golden Valley, MN

    Save the date! More details available soon.

Past events

Thursday, May 19, 2022 Annual Gala & Awards Night
Friday, May 13, 2022 MN Hall of Fame Speaker Showcase: Never Be the Same with Mark LeBlanc, CSP
Monday, May 02, 2022 Fireside Chat: Write the Right Book! How Smart Speakers Make Better Decisions In Publishing Their First Book
Friday, April 22, 2022 Chapter Meeting: THRIVE: Turning Uncertainty To YOUR Competitive Advantage
Monday, March 21, 2022 MN Hall of Fame Speaker Showcase: We Learn, We Un-Learn & We Re-Learn with Dr. Jermaine M. Davis
Saturday, March 19, 2022 Chapter Meeting: Making Yourself Relevant in Today’s “Speaker Marketplace”
Thursday, February 10, 2022 Chapter Meeting -- Rock the Virtual Stage: Creating A Bookable and Memorable Online Experience
Monday, February 07, 2022 Energize Your Speaking Career: Ride the Highs, Mine the Lows, Find Your Flow
Friday, January 21, 2022 Hall of Fame Speaker Showcase: The Magic of Stories with David McNally, CPAE
Saturday, January 15, 2022 Chapter Meeting: On Your Mark: From First Word to First Draft in Six Weeks
Friday, December 03, 2021 Chapter Meeting: The 3 Essentials for Scaling Your Speaking Business
Monday, November 29, 2021 Members Only Deep Drive Workshop with Ross Bernstein, CSP, CPAE, Hall of Fame Speaker
Thursday, November 11, 2021 Chapter Meeting: BRAINS-BIAS-SPEAKING -- What Neuroscience & Behavioral Science Have To Say About That!
Friday, October 22, 2021 Chapter Meeting: Overcome the Top Ten Negotiation Mistakes Speakers Make
Saturday, October 16, 2021 Fall Social with Mucho Sabor!
Saturday, September 25, 2021 Deep Dive With Sylvie di Giusto
Saturday, September 25, 2021 Chapter Meeting: You've Got 7 Seconds. Make Them Count!
Monday, September 20, 2021 Speaker Academy Informational Session
Monday, September 13, 2021 Speaker Academy Informational Session
Monday, August 23, 2021 Speaker Academy Informational Session
Thursday, May 27, 2021 Gala
Saturday, April 10, 2021 Chapter Meeting: The Million Dollar Tipping Point
Friday, March 12, 2021 Chapter Meeting: Humor Me
Monday, February 22, 2021 From Diva Dogs to Do-overs: A dog musher's perspective on being Wildly Resilient
Thursday, February 11, 2021 Chapter Meeting: Still Standing. Still Smiling.
Thursday, January 14, 2021 Hands On Speech Structure and Delivery Skills Lab
Saturday, January 09, 2021 Chapter Meeting: How to Build a Speaking Empire
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 Let’s Ring in the New Year: To 2021!
Monday, December 14, 2020 Virtual Showcase: The Emotionally Engaging Advisor
Thursday, December 03, 2020 Chapter Meeting: Turning Your Content to Cash
Thursday, November 12, 2020 Chapter Meeting: Stop Waiting for the Phone to Ring!
Monday, October 26, 2020 Virtual Showcase: The Journey of D's to Growing Your Business
Thursday, October 15, 2020 Chapter Meeting: How to Write Winning Proposals for Speakers
Monday, September 21, 2020 Speaker Academy Informational Session
Monday, September 14, 2020 Speaker Academy Informational Session
Saturday, September 12, 2020 Virtual Chapter Meeting: Selling the Sizzle
Monday, August 24, 2020 Speaker Academy Informational Session
Monday, July 20, 2020 Virtual Showcase: Searching for Speaking Opportunities (virtual today, in-person tomorrow)
Monday, July 06, 2020 Virtual Showcase: Don't Break the Bank Setting Up Your Home Studio
Monday, June 29, 2020 Virtual Showcase -- The Champion’s Code: Building Relationships Through Life Lessons of Integrity and Accountability from the Sports World to the Business World
Monday, June 22, 2020 Virtual Showcase -- Leading Your Virtual Team
Thursday, June 18, 2020 Virtual Showcase: Leading Through Crisis. Resilient. Thankful. Happy. An Inspirational Journey.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Marketing The Emerging Speaker with Ted Janusz, MBA, CSP
Monday, June 08, 2020 Virtual Showcase: Managing the Stress Caused by COVID-19?
Thursday, May 28, 2020 Gala
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Be a homebound hero: Remaining in the game when you’ve been benched
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Virtual Chapter Meeting: LinkedIn Strategies for Speakers
Thursday, April 16, 2020 Virtual Chapter Meeting: How to Continue to Build and Grow Your Speaking Business During Uncertain Times
Monday, April 06, 2020 Maintain Business Continuity – It’s Time to Drive and Thrive
Friday, April 03, 2020 Zoom Session with Heather Lutze: Findability Formula
Friday, March 27, 2020 Virtual Master Class -- Relatability: The Humanity of Speaking
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Virtual Coffee Break with NSA-MN
Friday, March 13, 2020 Deep Dive Session with Mark Lindquist
Friday, March 13, 2020 Chapter Meeting: Keynote Speaking Masterclass
Thursday, February 13, 2020 Chapter Meeting: Create a Business Lifestyle Which Leverages Your Expertise, Knowledge, and Platform
Thursday, February 13, 2020 Deep Dive: Zoom to Grow as a Speakerpreneur
Saturday, January 11, 2020 Deep-Dive Advanced Acting and Storytelling Skills Lab
Saturday, January 11, 2020 Chapter Meeting: Selling from the Stage: Using Stories to Attract High-Value Clients
Saturday, January 04, 2020 Holiday Party
Friday, December 20, 2019 Master Class: Hands On Delivery Skills Lab
Friday, December 13, 2019 Chapter Meeting: Platform Mastery
Thursday, November 14, 2019 Chapter Meeting: Retreats to Riches
Saturday, October 19, 2019 Fall Social at the home of Diane Amundson, CSP
Friday, October 11, 2019 Chapter Meeting: Marketing with a Book
Monday, September 16, 2019 Speaker Academy Informational Session
Saturday, September 14, 2019 Chapter Meeting: What's Stopping Millennials or Gen Xers or Boomers from Hiring You--and What to Do About It
Monday, September 09, 2019 Speaker Academy Informational Session
Monday, August 05, 2019 Speaker Academy Informational Session
Thursday, June 20, 2019 Showcase Video Day with Dan the Video Man
Friday, May 31, 2019 Gala
Saturday, May 18, 2019 Workshop: Keep Your Audience's Attention Glued on You
Friday, May 17, 2019 Members Only: Fireside Chat with Joe Schmit
Friday, April 19, 2019 Chapter Meeting: Maximize Social Media to Market Your Brand
Monday, April 15, 2019 Fireside Chat with Quinn Nystrom and Carol Kaemmerer
Saturday, April 06, 2019 NSA-MN Chapter Strategy Session
Monday, March 25, 2019 Members Only: Fireside Chat with Kit Welchlin
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Chapter Meeting: Executive Speech Coaching Secrets
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Members Only: Fireside Chat with David McNally, CPAE
Friday, February 15, 2019 Chapter Meeting: Speaker Launch Blueprint
Saturday, February 09, 2019 Workshop: Make 'Em Laugh - Incorporate Humor Into Your Presentations
Friday, January 18, 2019 Members Only: Fireside Chat with Audrey Thomas CSP and Chris Heeter
Friday, January 04, 2019 Chapter Meeting: Doing What it Takes
Friday, December 21, 2018 Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Members Only: Fireside Chat with Ross Bernstein & Sam Richter
Friday, December 07, 2018 Chapter Meeting: Build Your Own Stage
Monday, November 26, 2018 Watch the 11/8 Craig Valentine Program Video
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Fireside Chat with Cheryl Karpen
Thursday, November 08, 2018 Chapter Meeting: Boost Your Biz Through Back of the Room Sales
Saturday, November 03, 2018 Workshop: Learn From the Legends of NSA-MN
Friday, October 19, 2018 Chapter Meeting: Creativity and Engagement Bootcamp
Thursday, October 04, 2018 Fireside Chat with Thom Winninger
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Fireside Chat with Annie Meehan & Jermaine Davis
Monday, September 17, 2018 Speaker Academy Open House & Informational Session
Thursday, September 13, 2018 Chapter Meeting: Power Selling with LinkedIn
Monday, September 10, 2018 Speaker Academy Open House & Informational Session
Thursday, August 23, 2018 Summer’s Edge Social
Monday, August 20, 2018 Speaker Academy Open House & Informational Session
Sunday, July 15, 2018 Midwest Reception at Influence ’18
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Gala
Friday, May 18, 2018 Own the Stage: Members Only Workshop
Friday, May 18, 2018 Chapter Meeting: Oh Crap, I Have a Presentation to Give
Friday, April 27, 2018 Story Coaching Deep Dive with Doug Stevenson: Members Only Workshop
Friday, April 27, 2018 Chapter Meeting: Storytelling Mastery That Grows Your Business
Friday, March 23, 2018 I Want to be Different Just Like Everyone Else: Branding and Positioning for the Aspiring Speaker -- Speaker Academy Members Only Workshop
Friday, March 23, 2018 Chapter Meeting: Branding Extravaganza 2.0
Sunday, February 25, 2018 Holiday Party
Friday, February 23, 2018 Chapter Meeting: In Case of Emergency, Break Glass
Saturday, January 20, 2018 Chapter Meeting: What I Learned From Winning 29 Emmys That Speakers Should Know
Saturday, December 02, 2017 Chapter Meeting: Panel of CSPs & CPAEs
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Do YOU!: Members Only Workshop
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Chapter Meeting: Punch it Up!
Saturday, October 28, 2017 Video Action: Members Only Workshop
Saturday, October 28, 2017 Chapter Meeting: Sticky Content
Saturday, September 30, 2017 No Power, No Point: Members Only Workshop
Monday, September 18, 2017 Speaker Academy Open House & Informational Session
Monday, September 11, 2017 Speaker Academy Open House & Informational Session
Saturday, September 09, 2017 Chapter Meeting: Who Said Talk is Cheap?
Sunday, August 20, 2017 Summer’s Edge Social & Hooray for Horsager!
Monday, August 07, 2017 Speaker Academy Open House & Informational Session
Sunday, July 09, 2017 Midwest Reception at Influence ’17
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Gala
Monday, June 05, 2017 Speaker Academy Open House & Informational Session
Thursday, May 25, 2017 The Promise - The Speaker/Performer's Promise in the Engagement Experience
Thursday, May 04, 2017 Write Your Book in a Flash: Lunch 'n Learn
Saturday, April 29, 2017 Growing Your Speaking Empire: Get More Bookings, Sell More Products and Services
Monday, April 24, 2017 Speaker Academy Open House
Thursday, April 06, 2017 LinkedIn Essentials for Professional Speakers
Monday, March 20, 2017 How to Build a 6 Figure Speaking and Training Business Without Living on an Airplane: Learning Lab Happy Hour
Friday, March 10, 2017 How to Book More Business in a Challenging Economy
Friday, February 03, 2017 Beyond Competence to Confidence with Webinar Platforms and Presentations: Members Only Workshop
Friday, February 03, 2017 Quit Calling Them Webinars and a Dozen Other Strategies for Making More Money
Saturday, January 14, 2017 How to Build a Speaking Business that Matters to You!: NSA-MN Chapter Meeting
Saturday, December 10, 2016 Improving Impact & Influence (In An Insanely Information-Infused World): What Your Brain Has To Say About That! -- Members Only Workshop
Saturday, December 10, 2016 Credibility is King & Queen: Is Your Content Google-Proof? -- Chapter Meeting
Thursday, November 17, 2016 20 Ways to Re-Purpose Your Content for Publicity and Profit: NSA Chapter Meeting
Thursday, November 10, 2016 NSA Minnesota Free Special Event “What’s Trust Got to Do with it?”
Friday, November 04, 2016 Charge What You Are Worth: Lunch & Learn
Saturday, October 29, 2016 A New Twist on a Timeless Topic: Turning Prospects into Clients Through Story
Saturday, October 08, 2016 Corral Your Cash Cow
Friday, September 23, 2016 Humor Sells Lunch & Learn
Thursday, September 08, 2016 Create Lasting Connections with Your Audience
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