Upcoming events

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

    Chapter Meeting

    Amplify Your Speech
    Elizabeth McCormick, CSP

    Tired of writing and re-writing your speeches? Are you going back to the drawing board every single time a meeting planner calls and asks, “Do you speak about...?"  
    In this high-performance presentation, sought after motivational speaker Elizabeth McCormick will deconstruct and dissect her introduction, opening, and one of her signature messages to reveal the speech-writing strategies that keep her booked at an average of 100 events a year (paid) without having to constantly rewrite her speeches – even for different audiences, different industries and different topics.  
    Strategy should have been Elizabeth’s middle name. And she’ll answer your questions, provide her story inventory template as well as examples of how to use this, and you’ll even leave with a bonus gift from Elizabeth to help you amplify your business.  
    In attending “Amplify Your Speech,” you will:

    • Discover the 3 key elements to creating YOUR most impactful opening
    • Be able to craft your own introduction so that the emcee, meeting planner, or executive begins to seed the audience with YOUR desired outcome before you even reach the stage
    • Teach your audience how to refer and sell you to other events
    • You don’t have to be a Black Hawk pilot to walk away with a new understanding about speech writing based on Elizabeth’s tried-and-true philosophy of customization. You will also receive the template that has helped her quickly customize her signature speech for hundreds of audiences.


    Want your audience to refer you more? Elizabeth will reveal her TOP SECRET “Rocket Your Referrals” system- where she averages at least 5 paid engagement requests from each of the over 100 engagements she books each year (and you can too)- how to turn today’s audience into tomorrow’s sales team including her 5-step process to dramatically increase your referrals.  And you’ll receive her template to help you get started.  
    NOTE: Every attendee will receive Elizabeth’s tip book “Bookability Factor”  (A $12.97 value) for FREE through participating in the deconstruction of her presentation. To be sure, she makes sure everyone participates!

    Elizabeth McCormick, CSP, has been seen on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX News and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal.  She is an author with more than 19 published books, including The Bookability Factor about keynote speaking.  Elizabeth is also the Founder of the Soar 2 Success Publishing and a United States Congressional Veteran Commendation recipient. Elizabeth was named #5 on the list of "Leadership Experts to Follow" by Klout because of her social media content and online presence. She was also named by ChoicePoint Health as one of the "World's 30 Best Motivational Speakers During Addiction Recovery."

    As a former US Army Black Hawk Pilot, Elizabeth learned to take complex systems and break them into sequences for optimal results. Elizabeth applied this skill to her own keynote speaking career which has rocketed since she started speaking averages over 100 paid speaking engagements booked every year since 2014. She has spoken for major corporations, associations and organizations such as eBay, Shell Oil, Krispy Kreme, Oracle, Charles Schwab, AFLAC, Intuit, Lowe’s, American Airlines, Coca-Cola, and many more. 

    In 2021 Elizabeth was added to the Faculty of the Maxwell Leadership Certified Team (formerly John Maxwell Team) of Speakers, Coaches and Facilitators serving the over 40,000 Certified Team Members in the world.

    See more about Elizabeth at www.PilotSpeaker.com

    5:30 – Complimentary Buffet Dinner
    5:45 – Welcome
    6:00 – NSA-MN Chapter Announcements/Mentor Minutes Interview
    6:30 – Featured Speaker Presentation
    8:45 – Closing

    Remember, NSA-MN’s theme for this year is AMPLIFY:
    • Your message
    • Your business
    • Your impact

    • Thursday, May 18, 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Securian Financial Club at CHS Field

    Come and join your fellow NSA-MN members at the annual gala and awards night. The event is hosted at The Securian Financial Club at CHS Field.

    We will be regaled by our own Randall Munson, James Robilotta, and more as we celebrate another year with NSA-MN.

    • Hear from our president, Jon Lokhorst as he reviews our year and welcomes the new board, including incoming president, Jason Hunt
    • Celebrate the board members who have valiantly served our chapter and the new board members for their upcoming service
    • Acknowledge many of our members with awards and recognition
    • As this event acts as our annual meeting, learn about our financial standing and other business information
    • And of course, have fun, be entertained, and be merry with one another.

    Save the date, dust off your semi-formal attire, and come celebrate the 2022-2023 NSA-MN year with friends, great food, and fun entertainment.

    Registration closes May 11, 2023. 

Past events

Saturday, March 11, 2023 Systems and Automation for Speaker Survival (or Save Time, Stress Less, and Never Miss a Thing) with Joe Mull
Friday, February 24, 2023 Virtual Deep Dive with Rory Vaden, MBA, CSP, CPAE -- The Influential Personal Brand: How to Turn Your Reputation into Revenue
Friday, February 10, 2023 ShowBUSINESS: The Audience Engagement Experience with Tami Evans
Monday, January 30, 2023 Deep Dive with Sam Richter, CSP, CPAE -- Searching for Speaking Gigs: The 15-minute per day way of finding speaking opportunities and decision makers
Friday, January 20, 2023 What I Learned from Winning 29 Emmys that Speakers Need to Know! with Bill Stainton
Thursday, December 08, 2022 Use the Power of Facilitation to Grow Your Speaking Business! with Eddie Turner
Saturday, November 19, 2022 Power Tools for A Profitable Speaking Business with Crystal Washington
Saturday, October 29, 2022 Leveraging Laughter in Stories for Connection and Impact with Tim Gard
Friday, October 14, 2022 Deep Dive with James Robilotta, CSP
Monday, October 10, 2022 How to Create a Positioning Statement and One Sheet to Book More Business with Lois Creamer
Monday, September 12, 2022 Speaker Academy Informational Session
Thursday, September 08, 2022 Embrace the Change: 15+ Sticky Strategies that Engage Today's Diverse Audience
Monday, August 29, 2022 Speaker Academy Informational Session
Friday, August 19, 2022 Special Brunch Program for Platinum Platform Professionals Only
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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