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Tuesday, March 26, 2013


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NSA Member LogoNSA is the leading source for education, community and entrepreneurial business knowledge needed to be successful in the speaking profession. Once you sign our Professional Code of Ethics, your peers hold you to a higher caliber. One of the benefits of being a Professional member is that you can use the NSA member logo on your website. Tell the world that you have qualified for Professional membership and that you can be held to a higher level of ethical standards.

Click here to download the NSA member logo, and link the logo to your eSpeakers profile on NSA's site!
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News You Can Use
Sally HogsheadWe learned the Power of Fascination at the 2012 NSA Convention and watched Sally Hogshead receive her CPAE there, too. Now she's being featured in Associations Now magazine sharing her thoughts on how associations can fascinate.
Jeffrey GitomerWhat ways can you expand your business by thinking outside the box? Jeffrey Gitomer, CSP, CPAE, is using Groupon to sell his Online Business Success course.
Andrew WootenNSA is saddened to hear of the passing of member Andrew Wooten. Andrew was the president Safety Awareness Firearms Education (S.A.F.E.) and a friend to many NSA members. He will be missed.
Know Someone Who Speaks?

NSA has created "evergreeSpeaker Evergreen Covern" issues of Speaker magazine, designed to give prospective members a taste of who we are. Two versions of the magazine have been developed in both electronic and print format - a version for those who are already speaking professionally and a version for those who aspire to become professional speakers and one day join NSA.

If you, or a colleague, would like a copy of the "Professional" or "Aspiring" edition of Speaker magazine, NSA would be happy to send the digital version. Simply email us at memberservices@nsaspeaker.org. Thank you for spreading the word about NSA!
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Celebrating 40 Years of NSA
2009 Foundation Event

Attendees form a conga line to dance around Cantina Laredo at the 2009 NSA Convention Foundation Benefit Dinner in Phoenix.
NSA Foundation Updates
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NSA Foundation Scholarships

The NSA Foundation awards four $5,000 scholarships annually to juniors, seniors and/or graduate students (masters and doctoral) who want to pursue a speaking career. To download an application, visit http://nsafoundation.org/Scholarships.aspx.

Applications must be postmarked by June 1, 2013.

Art Berg Grant

The Art Berg Fund provides grants to members who are involved in a charitable project that uses technology to enhance communication. Applications must be postmarked by April 5, 2013. For more information, visit http://www.nsafoundation.org/Grants/ArtBergGrant.aspx.
Online Marketing

Community Group Update

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The Online Marketing Community Group was created at last year's Convention to share information about every aspect of the online marketing world. Sample topics discussed amongst members include: website design, lead generation, online video, webinars, shopping carts, social media marketing and selling online.

Join the conversation at the NSA Online Marketing Facebook group, and meet us at the NSA Convention this summer! If you'd like more information about the group, email Patrick Allmond at patrick@allaboutfocus.com
Nominations Open For NSA's Highest Honor
Cavett Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Cavett Award! This award is the highest honor the membership of NSA can bestow upon a peer. The award is presented annually at the national Convention to the member whose accomplishments over the years have reflected outstanding credit, respect, honor and admiration on the association and the entire profession of speaking; and, whose actions (in terms of sharing, guiding and inspiring other members) most closely parallel the illustrious career of our founder, Cavett Robert, CSP, CPAE.

Submit your nomination online by clicking here.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 24, 2013.

Questions? Contact Kim Cook at 480-968-2552 or Kim@NSASpeaker.org.
Welcome New NSA Members!

Let's give a big welcome to these new Professional members who joined in February 2013!

Joan Bedore, Fairfax, VA

Kimberly Braun, Sarasota, FL

Lisa Brite, Scottsdale, AZ

Adele Cehrs, Alexandria, VA

Mike Crandall, Oklahoma City, OK

Bola Disu, Lagos, Nigeria

Clare Dreyer, Reno, NV

David Dye, Denver, CO

Mary Hegar, Round Rock, TX

Natalie Holder-Winfield, Greenwich, CT

Kent Julian, Lawrenceville, GA
Christopher Peduzzi
, Laguna Beach, CA

Wilson Phillips, Overland Park, KS

Allison Shapira, Washington, DC

Margaret Spence, West Palm Beach, FL

Rebecca Spohn, Blacklick, OH

Doug Sterbenz, Topeka, KS

Jennifer Sultzaberger, Maricopa, AZ

Ila Sutton-DeAbreau, Sugarloaf Key, FL

Joe Tulga, Reynoldsburg, OH

Penny Wilson, Sugar Land, TX

Kim Zilliox, San Jose, CA
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Speaker Sampler

Have you checked out the Speaker Sampler yet? It is the newest feature on NSA's learning center that lets you sample the first 15 minutes of some great sessions. New sessions are now available for your sampling pleasure! Content will keep changing every 4-6 weeks, so keep checking back! Once on the site, click the banner to be taken to the available sessions.

The newest sessions are:

  • Reinventing a Speaking Career: Repurposing, Refreshing, Retrenching, Thom Winninger, CSP, CPAE, 2008 NSA Convention - New York City
  • Kick Your Own Butt--From Passion to Profits, Pegine Echevarria, 2010 NSA Convention - Orlando
  • What Will Happen Next: The Five Forces that will Change the Speaking Industry, Graeme Codrington, CSP, DBA, FPSA, 2012 NSA Convention - Indianapolis
Voices of Experience
March Edition
NSA Podcast Network
Speaker magazine
March Issue
March 2013 Speaker Cover
Upcoming GSF Events
AFCP French Convention - Speaking Success Stories

April 4-5, 2013

Paris, France

PSASA Convention

April 13-14, 2013

Johannesburg, South Africa

MAPS Convention

April 17-18, 2013


APSS Annual Convention

April 22-23

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