Past Programs

    • Tuesday, September 10, 2019
    • Saturday, December 12, 2020
    • Your desk
    Did You Miss Marc LeBlanc, CSP and Henry DeVries on "Marketing with a Book"?

    If you weren't able to attend the October 11th program, or would like to watch it again because it was so good and you don't want to forget anything -- now's your chance!

    Learn the latest trends for the preparation, publishing, and promotion of a book that grows a speaking business, makes a profit for the speaker, and attracts high-paying clients. Leading the session are Henry DeVries and Mark LeBlanc, CSP, coauthors of the book Build Your Consulting Practice, and cofounders of Indie Books International. 

    DeVries is a weekly columnist for, a speaker for Vistage International, and the author of nine business books, including the 2013 bestseller from McGraw-Hill, How to Close a Deal Like Warren Buffett, now in five languages including Chinese. LeBlanc, past president of the National Speakers Association, is the author of the underground bestseller Growing Your Business, which has more than 70,000 copies in print. Together they also wrote, along with Kathy McAfee, the book Defining You: How Smart Professionals Craft the Answers to Who Are You? What Do You Do? How Can You Help Me?

    • Thursday, November 14, 2019
    • Thursday, December 31, 2020
    • Your desk

    Did you miss Retreats to Riches: How to Design, Fill & Profit from Small Events

    Michelle shared a surprisingly simple and different approach to driving income and delivering impact through transformational small events.

    Here’s a hint: creating a great event isn’t enough, you must also build a “big back end” to drive Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR) after the event!

    Once you understand how to do this and create stability for the long term, you’ll have the opportunity to create more freedom, fortune, fulfillment and FUN in your business!

    In the video from this program, you’ll Learn…

    • How just 4 small retreats a year can easily generate an additional 6 figures in revenue to your business
    • The #1 thing that every retreat MUST have, without exception (and most people don’t know about)
    • 3 specific things you must know about your target audience to ensure that your retreat is compelling for them
    • 7 no-cost marketing strategies to fill your retreats
    • The key 2 elements of a “big back end” that will give you stability and freedom
    • You’ll also see case studies and examples of successful retreat models from a wide variety of industries including wellness, business, marketing and personal development
    • Monday, December 16, 2019
    • Thursday, April 01, 2021
    • Your desk

    Did You Miss Mark Brown on "Platform Mastery: How to Command Your Stage"?

    Most presenters take the stage, but very few COMMAND the stage. What are the skills and techniques that the exceptional professionals use to command the stage? Presenter Mark Brown, CSP, WCPS, has been using those techniques to
    command stages on five continents, for more than 25 years. At a recent chapter meeting, she shared some of the common mistakes most presenters make, as well as essential ‘must-haves’ for being unforgettable on the platform. Attendees at his intensive session learned his secrets and saw see them in action with live coaching for brave volunteers from the audience!

    Watch the video to learn:

    • How movement can HURT or HELP your speech
    • How to transform a speech into an experience
    • How to master the platform for maximum impact
    • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thursday, December 31, 2020
    • 11:30 AM
    • from your desk
    Guest Speaker: Orvel Ray Wilson, CSP, CEC

    Selling from the Stage: Using Stories to Attract High-Value Clients

    Did you miss the meeting in January 2020? You can still learn how to make every speech spin off multiple high-dollar bookings. Getting the business is the toughest part of the business, and this program shares simple guerrilla marketing tactics that are simple, easy, and highly effective.  

    In this fast-moving 75-minute program, you’ll learn:

    • Why speaking is a great way for speakers, consultants and coaches to attract high-value clients
    • How to get bookings, both free and fee
    • How to structure a presentation that sells
    • The secret to selling from the stage without sounding commercial
    • Three types of stories that, when you tell them, make prospects line up to hire you.

    Presented by one of the most respected members of NSA, Orvel Ray Wilson, CSP, is a coauthor of the legendary Guerrilla Marketing series, with more than 22 million books sold worldwide, including Guerrilla Selling, Guerrilla Trade Show Selling, Guerrilla TeleSelling, Guerrilla Negotiating and Guerrilla Retailing. Unconventional, engaging and funny, he's addressed audiences large and small in more than 1,000 cities and 44 countries, on every continent except Antarctica.

    After 40 years as a professional speaker, he now coaches other professional speakers on method, material and marketing. He holds the highest level of certification recognized globally by meeting planners. In 2001 he was named "Speaker of the Year" by Meeting Professionals International (MPI), San Diego, and he’s been voted one of the world’s “Top 5 Sales and Marketing Speakers” for the past 5 years straight.

    • Thursday, February 13, 2020
    • Saturday, February 13, 2021
    • from your desk
    Guest Speaker: Marquesa Pettway, CSP

    The SpeakerpreneurTM Signature System 

    Did you miss the February meeting? If you are feeling like your speaker business isn't lifting your life overall (financially, lifestyle wise, client wise, impact desired), you can still watch the video!
    Here are a few of your outcomes:

    • Creating a SpeakerpreneurTM Biz Lifestyle which allows you to leverage your expertise, knowledge and platform (online and offline)
    • What am I really selling as a speaker and it's not a speech!
    • The Money Maker of your Speaking Business Your Six Figure Signature System
    • Sometimes professional speakers skip this part which leads to financial havoc
    • Important information for speakers at all levels
    • Multiple Income Streams with one expertise
    • Am I systematized, really??
    • Leveraging every presentation
    • Are you a SpeakerpreneurTM
    • The Virtual Business

    Plus so much more...
    Former CNN Associate Producer, now Business Reinvention Expert, Marquesa Pettway (CSP ) turns entrepreneurs into Six Figure Speakerpreneurs with her SpeakerBlueprint Signature System resulting in a highly influential platform.

    Speaker Magazine Columnist from 2015-2017 a column she created "Speaker Toolkit - Column", Syndicated Columnist for TV, Professional speaker, and the founder and chief coach of The National Center for Speakerpreneur Training. She served as the Live Broadcasting Host for Women Speakers Association. She's spoken all over the world in every single state and a few countries.

    Ms. Pettway has coached hundreds of entrepreneurs and professionals since 2005. She's recognized an as expert by MSNBC, New York Newsday, Toastmasters International Magazine to name a few.  New York City Resident for 25 years!

Past events

Tuesday, October 01, 2019 Watch the Candy Whirley Program Video
Monday, September 30, 2019 Watch the Dan Thurman Program Video
Saturday, September 21, 2019 Watch the Kevin McCarthy Program Video
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