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  Comeback Story Secrets:
      Discover the Power of Your Own Story to Boost Business, Benefits, and Global Impact"

With Sandra Younger, Speaker – Author – Story Strategist

 

Date:

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Time:

130 PM – Arrive; network; and, settle in.

145 – 430 PM – Program

 

Location:

NEW LOCATION!

 

San Diego County Credit Union

Community Room

501 North El Camino Real

Encinitas CA 92024

877.732.2848 x 8185

 

Misc:

Dress is casual.

Parking is free (guests must park in upper parking lot).

Bottled water available.

Do not disturb credit union business or second floor tenant.

Cost: 

$25.

Online registration only; seats are limited to 30.

 

Comeback Story Secrets: Discover the Power of Your Own Story to Boost Business, Benefits, and Global Impact

·         Strategic storytelling for speakers and other mission-driven leaders. 

·         Powerful personal stories strategically crafted to create emotional connection with a given audience, at a level that boosts influence, impact and actions/sales.

Three questions that will be answered:

1. Why is it so important for speakers and other leaders to tell their personal Comeback Stories?

2. Why do we resist sharing our stories?

3. What's the most powerful way to tell a story that creates connection and encourages action?

Five Takeaways:

1. Everyone has a brilliant story worth telling! No excuses!

2. Why Madison Avenue and big corporations use stories in every top-level advertising campaign.

3. In business, stories are essential to building that all-important "know, like and trust" factor that leads to sales and influence.

4. The right story told the right way can actually shift brain chemistry - and audience behavior.

5. Why we all love a great Comeback Story.

But, wait; there’s more: 

1. Deep questions that help unlock your story.

2. Audience/client analysis to help strategize your story.

3. How to drop your story pieces into the story structure scientifically proven to shift brain chemistry in ways consistent with emotional audience connection. 

Your own personal Comeback Story is your most powerful tool to inspire, educate and connect with your ideal audience, resulting in more business, benefits and impact.

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Sandra Millers Younger is a speaker, author, and story strategist. Sandra grew up in the South where people still swap stories over fried chicken, apple pie and sweet tea. At the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and at Syracuse University, where she earned degrees in English and journalism, Sandra studied stories—what makes the great ones great, how to find them, and how to share them in powerful ways that make a difference in the world.

She’s since told thousands of stories as a journalist, culminating in her 2013 book, “The Fire Outside My Window: A Survivor Tells the True Story of California's Epic Cedar Fire,” which was featured in an NBC Dateline special. Now, as founder of Strategic Story Solutions., Sandra works with speakers and other mission-driven leaders to leverage the power of their own Comeback Stories to boost business, benefits and global impact.

“I've combined my expertise as a career journalist with 21st Century brain science to develop a process that enables people to: 1) Look at their personal stories in a new way that clarifies the meaning, message and mission behind their work, and; 2) Strategically craft a persuasive personal comeback story designed to shift brain chemistry in a way associated with emotional connection, trust and action-taking.” 

Learn more: http://www.sandramillersyounger.com/

 

  “More than Your Words – Harness the Power of Your Most Effective Speaking Voice”

 

With Carl “Doc” Martens, Founder, Profits in Podium Practices

 

 

Date:

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

Time:

130 PM – Arrive; network; and, settle in.

145 – 430 PM – Program

430 PM – ? Happy Hour nearby (optional).

 

Location:

NEW LOCATION!

 

San Diego County Credit Union

Community Room

501 North El Camino Real

Encinitas CA 92024

877.732.2848 x 8185

 

Misc:

Dress is casual.

Parking is free (guests must park in upper parking lot).

Bottled water available.

Do not disturb credit union business or second floor tenant.

Cost: 

$25.

Online registration only; seats are limited to 30.

 

Carl Martens, known in some circles by his stage name, “Doc Martens”, has accumulated a lifetime of knowledge and experience relative to communication techniques.  Even though he had a strong interest and aptitude in science and engineering when entering college, his early interest in music, speech and theatre led him to pursue advanced training in piano, voice and stage at the University of Wisconsin.  Following his formal education, while continuing an avocation in the artistic world, he pursued a lengthy career in marketing and sales training for national companies in three disparate industries. 

During this time, he developed a conviction that there is an undeniable correlation between becoming a business success and an individual’s level of expertise as a strong communicator.  How that common thread affects communication through the many techniques embodied in various aspects of the performing arts is his focus in “More Than Your Words,” Harness the Power of Your Most Effective Speaking Voice.  Besides his primary career path, Carl has continually honed his skill as an actor, director, voice over artist, choral conductor, professional singer, musician, Mark Twain impersonator and public speaker.

Currently, he spends the majority of his time conducting workshops regarding vocal coaching, presentation techniques and public speaking for corporations, non-profits and academia, most recently for UCSD.

 

For more about Carl Martens: www.profitsinpodiumpractices.com

 

Highlights of program:

· It’s your voice, own it!  Don’t like it? Get over it!

· Analogy to a beautiful model.

· Voices that shouldn’t be heard in public.

· Punctuation?  What punctuation?  We don’t need no stinkin’ punctuation!

· Don’t be judgmental, but be as discerning as Hell!

· How are your disfluencies doing?

· The connection between music and speaking of which even musicians are oblivious.

· PPPRSVD: Why we, as speakers, better be acquainted with what each letter represents.

· Exercises before speaking...You’ve got to be kidding!

· When and where you can exaggerate, be outrageous—obnoxious—even intimidating.

· Let’s read something—demonstrate—and squeeze every morsel of meaning out of it!

· Three tenets that serve as my “Speaking Bible.”

Carl’s book, “More Than Your Words” will also be available for purchase.

 

  “PLAY BIG - How to Crush Procrastination, Embrace Change, and Live a BIG Life”

With NSA San Diego’s own R. Michael Anderson, Founder, The Executive JOY Institute

 

 

Date:

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015

Time:

630 PM – Arrive; network; and, settle in.

700 PM – 830 PM – Program

830 PM – 900 PM – More networking.

 

Location:

NEW LOCATION!

 

San Diego County Credit Union

Community Room

501 North El Camino Real

Encinitas CA 92024

877.732.2848 x 8185

 

Misc:

Dress is casual.

Parking is free (guests must park in upper parking lot).

Bottled water available.

Do not disturb credit union business or second floor tenant.

Cost: 

$20.                      

 

Online registration only; seats are limited to 30.

 

“PLAY BIG - How to Crush Procrastination, Embrace Change, and Live a BIG Life”

Are you living up to your potential? Staring squarely at the challenges in your life?

Dealing with change—in your career, relationships, health or personal life—and shifting to new ways of thinking can be difficult. But the difference between changing and not changing is the difference between success and failure.

Play BIG! Learn the secrets behind your procrastination and resistance to change. Discover how to overcome what’s holding you back—and triumph in life.

Attendees will learn to:

  ∙ Move from Procrastination to ACTION

  ∙ Transform Anxiety into EXCITEMENT

  ∙ Overcome Fear & embrace CONFIDENCE

We all have tremendous power inside us. This session is designed for you to engage with your potential and start sharing it with the world.

 

For more about R. Michael Anderson: www.executivejoy.com.

 

“Courageous Speaking: Get Good…Fast!”   

 

 

Date:

Tuesday, 8.25.15

Time:

100 PM – Arrive and settle in

115 PM – 500 PM – Program

Location:

NEW LOCATION!

 

San Diego County Credit Union

Community Room

501 North El Camino Real

Encinitas CA 92024

877.732.2848 x 8185

Misc:

Dress is casual.

Parking is free (guests must park in upper parking lot).

Bottled water available.

Do not disturb credit union business or second floor tenant.

Cost: 

$20.      

 

 

DESCRIPTION

Lisa Jaffe, HHP - Founder of Meditation and Martinis™ has been a renowned practitioner in the field of health and wellness for over 30 years. She continues to positively impact countless individuals and groups including the Young Presidents Organization, Women Presidents and some of the world's most creative corporations. 

 

Dr. Jeff Salz, CPAE - author, explorer, and television host - is widely recognized as America's leading anthropologist/adventurer. His corporate work includes leadership training for executives at the highest levels at organizations like Google, Microsoft and the Walt Disney Company.

In 2013, he was inducted into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame.

 

Learn more: www.meditationandmartinis.com and www.jeffsalz.com.

“Expand Your Credibility and Revenue with a Book”

 

 Helen Chang

Date:

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Time:

115 PM – Arrive and settle in

130 PM – 400 PM – Program

Optional Happy Hour at Solare (next door) following program.

Location:

NTC Command Center at Liberty Station

2640 Historic Decatur

San Diego CA 92106

619.573.9260

Misc:

Dress is casual.

Starbucks is a block away (Truxtun Road).

Bottled water available.

Parking is free.

Cost: 

$20.

 

If you cannot pay by credit card and need to pay by cash or check at the door, please send a note to programs@nsasd.org to see if we can hold your reservation for this event as an exception.

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION

“Expand Your Credibility and Revenue with a Book”

  •  Our own Helen Chang, is ours for an afternoon of authorship expertise and how we can build lots of credibility and revenue with a book.
  • Become known as the go-to expert in your field.
  • Structure your book for instant credibility.
  • The Top 5 ways to generate revenue with your book – before it’s even published!
  • Write with confidence, clarity, and purpose.
  • How to launch your book in six to nine months.
  • Helen Chang is the unassuming ghostwriter behind many bestselling books. She is the founder of Author Bridge Media, which assists authors with a mission to write and publish their books in order to raise their credibility, attract more revenue, and inspire people worldwide. 
  • Learn more about Helen: www.AuthorBridgeMedia.com.
  • Mix it up, learn more, and have fun afterward at Solare Restaurant.

Program: “Tech for Speakers – In the Office, On the Road, and On the Stage"

 

 

Date:

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Time:

115 PM – Arrive and settle in

130 PM – 400 PM – Program

Optional Happy Hour at Solare (next door) following program.

Location:

NTC Command Center at Liberty Station

2640 Historic Decatur

San Diego CA 92106

619.573.9260

Misc:

Dress is casual.

Starbucks is a block away (Truxtun Road).

Bottled water available.

Parking is free.

Cost: 

$20.

 

 

If you cannot pay by credit card and need to pay by cash or check at the door, please send a note to programs@nsasd.org to see if we can hold your reservation for this event as an exception.

 

 

DESCRIPTION

“Tech for Speakers – In the Office, On the Road, and On the Stage”

 

·         Our own Beth Z (Beth Ziesenis) is ours for an afternoon of technology and how we can make the most of it in our offices, when we travel, and while we speak.

·         Beth Z is a technology expert who speaks to 60-plus groups a year all over the country about the best free and bargain apps and online resources that will help you Release YOUR Inner Nerd to become more organized, efficient and awesome at work and home. Her books, including the latest title, Release Your Inner Nerd, are available on Amazon.com.

·         Learn more about Beth: www.yournerdybestfriend.com.

·         Mix it up, learn more, and have fun afterward at Solare Restaurant.

 

Program: “The Year Ahead – 20 Plans for 2015”

 

 

Date:

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Time:

115 PM – Arrive and settle in
130 PM – 400 PM – Program

Optional Happy Hour at Solare (next door) following program.

Location:

NTC Command Center at Liberty Station

2640 Historic Decatur
San Diego CA 92106
619.573.9260

Misc:

Dress is casual.
Starbucks is a block away (Truxtun Road).
Bottled water available.

Parking is free.

Cost: 

$20.

 

If you cannot pay by credit card and need to pay by cash or check at the door, please send a note to programs@nsasd.org to see if we can hold your reservation for this event as an exception.

 

DESCRIPTION

“The Year Ahead – 20 Plans for 2015”

 

·         20 of our successful speakers – all at the same square of tables, many recipients of the NSA’s CSP and/or CPAE designation and award. 

·         Each speaker with 6 minutes to explain one ready-to-go initiative that they will implement in 2015 to grow his or her enterprise.

·         For full NSA members, register now and secure your seat at the table of 20. 

·         For friends of NSA San Diego, register now and join us to learn ideas, strategies, and tactics certain to give you and your enterprise strategic refinements and fresh tools for growth.  

·         NSA members: We’ll email you to determine your slot in the participant queue. 

·         Mix it up, learn more, and have fun afterward at Solare Restaurant.

 

 THE BIG ANNUAL CRUISE EVENT:
August 13, 2014!!!

 

Program: “Meetings Industry Cruise”  

 

Date:

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Times:

Board and Dockside networking: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cruise: 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Location:

Grape St. Pier, downtown.
1800 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Directions:

Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point 

Misc:

Dress is anywhere from business casual to dressy, as you choose to come.

Cost: 

 

See below.

Registration:

Click button at bottom of this event to register.

 

DESCRIPTION

Join us for the 6th Annual Hospitality Industry Harbor Cruise on a Hornblower Yacht!


- Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
- National Association of Catering Executives (NACE)
- Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI)
- Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC)
- International Special Event Society (ISES)
- Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP)
- San Diego Business Travel Association (SDBTA)
- National Speakers Association (NSA)
- Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
- Society of Incentive and Travel Executives (SITE)
- Southwest Chapter, International Association of Exhibitions and Events (SWIAEE)
- San Diego Tourism Authority (SDTA)

 

Price includes:

 

  • Two-Hour Sunset Cruise of San Diego Bay

  • Champagne upon arrival

  • Two More Drink Tickets

  • Custom Food Stations

  • Hors d’Oeuvres

  • Assorted Yum Yum Yummy Deserts!!!

  • Complimentary Sodas, Coffee & Tea
     

L2014 Cruise Promo rev 3 Low
 


Choose the price by what date today is.
Early bird discounted rate (default option) ends Thurs. 8/5
After that, choose the other option for the standard price.

  “SPEDx – NSA San Diego”

 

 

Date:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Time:

115 PM – Arrive and settle in
130 PM – 400 PM – Program

Optional Happy Hour at Solare (next door) following program.

Location:

NTC Command Center at Liberty Station
2640 Historic Decatur
San Diego CA 92106
619.573.9260

Misc:

Dress is casual.
Starbucks is a block away (Truxtun Road).
Bottled water available.

Parking is free.

Cost: 

$20. 

Please pay with button below

If you cannot pay by credit card and need to pay by cash or check at the door, please send a note to programs@nsasd.org to see if we can hold your reservation for this event as an exception.

 

 

DESCRIPTION

“SPEDx – NSA San Diego”   (Speaking Professional Experts Discuss!)

 

Okay, you KNOW we can't call it TEDx.  But the TED people didn't invent the idea of a number of great speakers bringing great content
and we sure have that to share!  What a line-up!  Check it out and register:
 

·         Some of NSA San Diego’s most successful speakers – all recipients of the NSA’s CSP and/or CPAE designation awards. 

·         Each speaker with 18 minutes to discuss and explain one initiative that is producing results specifically connected to growth in her or his expertise, eloquence, or enterprise.

·         Featuring:
Janet Lapp, CSP, CPAE;
Patrick Maurer, CSP;
Chris McIntyre, CSP;
Jeff Rendel, CSP;
Jeff Salz, CPAE;
Barb Sanfilippo, CSP, CPAE;
and more!

·         “Ideas Worth Spreading” certain to give you and your enterprise strategic refinements and fresh tools for growth.

·         Mix it up, learn more, and have fun afterward at Solare Restaurant.


  “180 Degree Turnaround – Again!” with Tim Richardson, Certified Speaking Professional

 

Date:

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Time:

115 PM – Arrive and settle in
130 PM – 400 PM – Program

Location:

NTC Command Center at Liberty Station
2640 Historic Decatur
San Diego CA 92106
619.573.9260

Misc:

Dress is casual.
Starbucks is a block away (Truxtun Road).
Bottled water available.
Parking is free.

Cost: 

$25.                

If you cannot pay by credit card and need to pay by cash or check at the door, please send a note to programs@nsasd.org to see if we can hold your reservation for this event as an exception.

 

 

 

PROGRAM

 

“180 Degree Turnaround – Again!”

 

Way back in 2005, Tim Richardson shared with NSA San Diego how, after having one of the worst years of his career in 2003, he was having the BEST year of his career.  We learned how he completely changed his business model and created unbelievable results.

 

Well, he’s at it again – but without the “worst year” part.  It’s even more of the “best year” part. 

 

Join Tim and other NSA professional speakers as Tim: Discusses his background and stories of turning it all around; shares marketing and sales tips that produce results; and, discusses the importance of incessant reinvention.

 

MORE ON TIM:

 

In 1983, Tim Richardson read a book that changed his life. After reading it, he took a pen and paper and wrote his goals. The #1 item on the list was to become a millionaire by the age of 35. He’s just a "few" years past 35 and… well... he’s not a millionaire yet, but he’s Rich!

 

Tim believes becoming Rich has almost nothing to do with money and everything to do with personal and professional Richness. Tim has spent the greater part of his life thinking about and researching what he calls "Real Richness.” He works with sales and service professionals to show them how to live, create and think "IM RICH!”

 

In Tim's highly researched programs, he challenges traditional thinking on success and richness. He is committed to helping others define, refine, or find their own Richness and uses an online goal tracking program to help his clients "Crank it up!".

 

Tim, a native Floridian, now lives a Rich life in East Tennessee with his wife Adele and four children. He is a soccer coach, cub master, and founder and president of a Melanoma Foundation started in memory of his best friend. He LOVES his work and also enjoys riding his mountain bike, water skiing, and exploring the hills and mountains of the Great Smokey Mountains with his family.

 

Tim is author of Jump Starts: Wit and Wisdom to Super Charge Your Day, co-author of Transformation Thinking: Tools and Techniques That Open the Door to Powerful New Thinking and contributing author of Meditations for the Road Warrior and Grand-Stories: 101 Bridges of Love Joining Grandparents and Grandkids. He also has published articles and been interviewed in numerous magazines, journals and business publications. Tim's newest project is identifying a list of the REAL 100 Richest people in the U.S.

 

Learn more at: www.timrichardson.com.

 

  “The Wisdom of an NSA Crowd”   

An event for NSA and NSA Academy members only.

 

Date:

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Time:

200 PM – 430 PM.

Stop by as you’re able; Stay as long as you like; Cut out when you need to.

Location:

Michael’s Lounge

Hyatt Regency at La Jolla
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego  CA 92122

(858) 552-1234

Cost: 

Completely depends upon your level of thirst, hunger, and cash/credit on hand. 

Michael’s Lounge has a great appetizer menu, as well.

As patrons of Michael’s, parking is validated.

No registration or reservations are necessary – just show up.  As you’re able, send a note to jeff@jeffrendel.com or text to 951.310.7275; we’ll keep an eye out for you.

 

 

 

PROGRAM

“The Wisdom of an NSA Crowd”

Crowd-sourcing.  Brain-storming.  Master-minding.  Call it what you want; many ideas for our businesses to continue in their prosperity are in the collective genius of an NSA crowd.

Question: What’s working for you as you increase your speaking- and product-related revenue streams? 

Answer: Bring yours, the rest will bring theirs, and we’ll learn from our own rich experiences about what’s worked, what didn’t work, and what’s working even better.

An event reserved only for NSA and NSA Academy members, stop by and network for a while connecting with your fellow speakers in a lanyard-free environment.  No set agenda – just a time to learn new strategies as we move from conversation to conversation, have some fun, and keep our friendships strong.

See you on September, 4, 2013.

  “Speaker or Entrepreneur?  Unleash Strategy and Create Success” with Holly Duckworth, CAE, CMP

 

Holly Duckworth

 

Date:

Thursday, March, 14, 2013

Time:

915 AM – Sign in and settle in

930 AM – 1200 PM – Program

Location:

NTC Command Center at Liberty Station
2640 Historic Decatur
San Diego CA 92106
619.573.9260

Misc:

Dress is casual.
Starbucks is a block away (Truxtun Road).
Bottled water available.
Parking is free.

Cost: 

$25. 

 

If you cannot pay by credit card and need to pay by cash or check at the door, please send a note to programs@nsasd.org to see if we can hold your reservation for this event as an exception.

 

 

 

 

PROGRAM

 

“Speaker or Entrepreneur?  Unleash Strategy and Create Success”

 

Have you been flying by the seat of your pants in your speaking business?  Do you leave your success to chance?  Will you spend 2013 wishing and hoping the right projects and clients read your blog and contact you?  The one thing that sets the good business apart from the amazing one is a strong strategic plan.  It is also the thing most speaking businesses do not have. 

In this workshop, you will get clear about who you want your clients to be, how much money you desire to make, what projects you will undertake and when.  You will walk away with a written plan for success.  Not another marketing talk, not another sales talk, this workshop is a high level get-your-hands-in-it workshop where you will put the pieces together to build  a written strategic success plan for your business.

Holly brings with her more than ten years as a meeting professional having worked with Meeting Professionals International.  She will also share with us tips on how to speak with meeting planners and suppliers to get what you need as a speaking entrepreneur.

**

Holly Duckworth, CAE, CMP is an association thought leader and futurist.  With more than ten years as a meeting planner, Holly was named by NSA as one of the most up and coming speakers in the 2012 So You Still Think You Can Speak competition.  Holly has the unique combination of meeting professional, association leader and speaker.  She speaks, facilitates and coaches organizations on business strategy and volunteerism leadership worldwide.  Holly writes for numerous organizations and is known at as a top tweeter in the areas of leadership, volunteerism and board leadership.

Follow her on twitter @hduckworth

Learn more at: www.hollyduckworth.com

 

  A Branding Extravaganza: “How to Be Heard Above the Noise” and “Brandstorming”
      with Dick Bruso

 

 

Date:

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Time:

845 AM – Sign in and settle in
900 AM – 10:30 : Session One:
    “How to Be Heard Above the Noise: Branding Your Uniqueness”
10:45 - Noon – Session Two:
    "Brandstorming"

Note 1:  Both sessions are included in your fee! 

Note 2:  The end time of Session 1 will be approximately 10:30 and the second session will start after a fifteen minute break.

Location:

NTC Command Center at Liberty Station
2640 Historic Decatur
San Diego CA 92106
619.573.9260

Misc:

Dress is casual.
Starbucks is a block away (Truxtun Road).
Bottled water available. Parking is free.

Cost: 

$25.

If you cannot pay by credit card and need to pay by cash or check at the door, please send a note to programs@nsasd.org to see if we can hold your reservation for this event as an exception.

 

Come Build Your Brand! This is your opportunity to begin the process of creating your very own distinctive brand. In addition, if you currently have a viable brand you will be shown some very creative ways to expand it. Dick has worked one-on-one with hundreds of professional speakers, authors, and business leaders in the creation and expansion of powerful and profitable brands.

Session One: “How to Be Heard Above the Noise: Branding Your Uniqueness”

This jam-packed and highly practical session is designed to help professional speakers develop their distinctive brand, focus on their uniqueness to successfully reach their target markets, and position themselves to be "heard above the noise” in the marketplace.

Highlights include how to:

• Create a compelling, memorable, and distinctive brand that truly sets you apart
in everything you say and do

• Craft a positioning statement centered on your distinctive brand and your target market(s)

• Maximize your ability to reach your target market(s) via creative branding, the incredible power of media, and strategic networking.

Examples of powerful branding, unique positioning, and creative marketing approaches successfully utilized by fellow speakers and other professionals will be shared throughout this session.

Session Two: “Brandstorming” 

During this highly interactive session, Dick will demonstrate (with the assistance of two audience members) how you and your colleagues can develop brands to set you apart in the marketplace. You’ll learn the secret of how to apply the “umbrella branding” approach to encompass all aspects of your speaking practice.

Here’s what others say about Dick Bruso’s approach to branding:

"Dick Bruso is simply brilliant when it comes to branding. He has a talent/knack for combining creativity and practicality."
                   
~ Greg Godek, author of multi-million bestseller, 1001 Ways to Be Romantic

"People get powerful results from your program. I'm getting emails from my colleagues saying they've had breakthroughs on their brand, who they are, and what they are really about."
                    ~ Carla Rieger, Program Chair, CAPS/Vancouver

"Dick helped focus and define my brand, which positioned me for even greater success."
                    ~ Karyn Buxman, CSP, CPAE, Speaker Hall of Fame

"I can’t thank Dick enough for helping me get the clarity I needed, for helping create my brand and tagline, and for enabling me to experience in the speaking business what I had only dreamed of accomplishing prior to that point."
                    ~ Sandy Geroux, Past President, NSA Central Florida

"We just collected a member survey about the past year. Our member’s number one choice for the most memorable NSA Michigan event was: Dick Bruso’s Branding Session."
                    ~ Marilyn Suttle, Past President, NSA/Michigan

An international speaker and founder of Heard Above The Noise®, Dick Bruso is a highly regarded branding and marketing expert. Using the dynamic “umbrella branding” approach, Dick teaches his audiences and clients how to develop and expand their brands to powerfully penetrate the marketplace.

His clients include best-selling authors and in-demand speakers, as well as successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. He is a contributing author, on the topic of branding, to NSA’s popular book, Paid to Speak and the recently released, Speak More!

Dick is an active member of NSA and NSA/Colorado. He served as president of NSA/CO for 2005-2006 and prior to then was a member of the NSA National PR Advisory Task Force. Dick, also, served as the 2009-2010 Chair of the NSA Writers & Publishers PEG, as the Chair of the NSA Academy for Professional Speaking for 2011-2012 and as the Co-Chair of the 2012 Cavett Institute.

Learn more about Dick Bruso at www.heardabove.com.


 

  Program:  NSA San Diego & NSA GLAC Holiday Party

 

Date:

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Time:

730 PM – 1030 PM

Location:

Newport Beach Boat Parade
SHOWBOAT, offered by 
Fun Zone Boat Co.
600 E. Edgewater Place
Balboa, California 92661
(949) 673-0240

Adjacent to the Balboa Ferry Crossing

Cost: 

$29.

REGISTER HERE.

 

 

PROGRAM :  Joint Holiday Party

NSA San Diego and NSA GLAC (Greater Los Angeles Chapter)

Join your fellow professional speakers from across the Southland as we celebrate the season!

We will have the Showboat all to ourselves! Space is limited, so REGISTER NOW.

Snacks and soft drinks will be provided; please feel free to bring your own beer, wine or other beverage (BYOB).

There are plenty of great restaurants in the area so schedule a small pre-boat dinner with some speaker-friends you haven't seen in a while. But be sure to leave plenty of time to arrive at the boat by 7 pm so you don't miss boarding. The Showboat is scheduled to leave by 7:30PM.

Come, celebrate the holidays with your speaker friends!


 

  Program:  “An Afternoon with Antoinette Kuritz,
                          Founder of the La Jolla Writer’s Conference and Strategies PR.”

 

 

Date:

POSTPONED...CHECK BACK FOR NEW DATE SOMETIME IN 2013

Time:

145 PM – Sign in and settle in

200 PM – 400 PM – Program

Location:

NTC Command Center at Liberty Station

2640 Historic Decatur

San Diego CA 92106

619.573.9260

Misc:

Dress is casual.

Starbucks is a block away (Truxtun Road).

Bottled water available.

Parking is free.

Cost: 

$25.

 

 

If you cannot pay by credit card and need to pay by cash or check at the door, please send a note to programs@nsasd.org to see if we can hold your reservation for this event as an exception.

 

 

PROGRAM

The evolution of publishing continues and NSA San Diego is excited to host an event on how to choose the best method of publication, as well as how to build an author platform that will support our speaking platforms.

We welcome Antoinette Kuritz, founder of the La Jolla Writer’s Conference and Strategies PR to provide the direction we need for the results we seek.  Several years ago, NSA San Diego was fortunate to enjoy an hour with Antoinette.  All who attended commented, “We need more.”  On December 8, we get more.   

Whether you are a speaker thinking of writing a book or already in the process of doing so, wondering about the best method of publication and how to use it to enhance your marketing and brand, or just not sure where to begin, this meeting is for you. Antoinette will teach us about writing for marketability; how to use a book and media to build a platform that will enhance our speaking careers and brands; how to decide on the best method of publication for our business models; and how to navigate the quickly evolving landscape of publishing to maximize exposure and profit.

Learn more about Antoinette’s success at www.strategiespr.com and www.lajollawritersconference.com.


 

  Program:  2012 La Jolla Writer’s Conference

 

Date:

November 2-4, 2012

Time:

Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon

Location:

Paradise Point Resort & Spa

1404 Vacation Road
San Diego, CA 92109

Misc:

www.lajollawritersconference.com

 

 

PROGRAM

The 2012 La Jolla Writer’s Conference is excited to be partnering with NSA San Diego at the 12th annual conference from November 2-4, 2012 at Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego. Welcoming writers of all levels of experience and goals, community, intimate classes, personalized attention, ambiance, and a dedicated and outstanding faculty have annually converged to provide an intensive experience where writing becomes habit, habit breeds success, and writers become authors.

Whether you are a speaker thinking of writing a book or already in the process of doing so, wondering about the best method of publication and how to use it to enhance your marketing and brand, or just not sure where to begin, the La Jolla Writers Conference is for you. Covering the art, craft, and business of writing for both fiction and non-fiction writers, the LJWC will teach you about writing for marketability; how to use a book and media to build a platform that will enhance your speaking career and brand; how to decide on the best method of publication for your business model; and how to navigate the quickly evolving landscape of publishing to maximize exposure and profit. An amazing faculty, a one to six faculty/attendee ratio, personalized feedback, and a wide variety of classes make this a weekend you won't want to miss. NSA San Diego members are welcome to take advantage of the $50 discount by clicking on the LJWC Registration Special.

And, an added bonus, NSA San Diego has secured an afternoon (in late-November or early-December) with Antoinette Kuritz, LJWC Founder.  Watch your email inbox for dates and details. 


 

  Program:  “Selling at 90 Below Zero:
                     Three Keys to Create, Leverage, and Build Your Speaking Business”

                                               - with Antarctic Mike

 

Mike Pierce
aka
Antarctic Mike

 

Date:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Time:

930 AM to 1200 PM

Location:

NTC Command Center at Liberty Station
2640 Historic Decatur
San Diego CA 92106
619.573.9260

Misc:

Dress is casual.
Starbucks is a block away (Truxtun Road).
Bottled water available.
Parking is free.

Cost: 

$25. 

 

If you cannot pay by credit card and need to pay by cash or check at the door, please send a note to programs@nsasd.org to see if we can hold your reservation for this event as an exception.

 

 

PROGRAM

 

“Selling at 90 Below Zero: Three Keys to Create, Leverage, and Build Your Speaking Business.”

 

Antarctic Mike’s program, “Selling at 90 Below Zero,” will showcase proven principles and drivers that significantly increase your ability to create, leverage and build your business at higher levels.  You will walk away from this program with specific action items that you can take back to your place of business and implement right away.

 

What is unique about Mike’s program is how these concepts are delivered.  As an avid polar history fan and a two-time polar marathoner, Mike uses history stories from Antarctic expeditions, as well as his own personal adventures there, to showcase the points of the program.  He will specifically focus on the leadership of Ernest Shackleton, who in 1914 led 28 men on what is considered one of the greatest undertakings and survival stories in recorded history. 

 

Mike will also showcase his own story, how he discovered it, created a speaking program that stood out from others, and how his program solved specific and relevant problems that customers were having.  Mike will also demonstrate how he marketed his programs in a very effective and unique way, using LinkedIn. 

 

Here are some examples of what you will learn in Mike’s program that you can take home and implement in your speaking enterprise immediately:

 

1.             How to discover your unique value proposition and turn it into a problem solver for customers.

2.             Discovering keys to showcase your opportunity and get people excited about what you do.

3.             Understanding how to master LinkedIn and get a revenue-producing business.

4.             How to create other value added services that complement your message that you deliver to audiences.

5.             Bottom Line:  Be more creative, effective and build a business that can last through all the elements. 

 

Mike is an avid polar history fan and has traveled to Antarctica twice, setting multiple records in marathon running.  His story of how he trained and prepared for Antarctica in a commercial freezer was seen around the world on news outlets such as CNN, Fox, ABC, Sports Illustrated, LA Times, ESPN, The CBS Early show and many more.  This is a high impact program that you and your colleagues will not forget.

 

Learn more about Mike at www.antarcticmike.com


 

  Program: Become a Powerhouse Speaker: Insider Secrets to Perfect Your Presentation & Explode Your Profits!
- with Liz Goodgold and Milo Shapiro

 

Liz Goodgold

Milo Shapiro

Date:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Time:

930 AM to 1230 PM

Location:

NTC Command Center at Liberty Station
2640 Historic Decatur
San Diego CA 92106
619.573.9260

Misc:

Dress is casual.
Starbucks is a block away (2401 Truxtun Road,near Trader Joes).

Bottled water available.

Parking is free.

Cost: 

$25.

Both members and guests are welcome at this event.

 

If you cannot pay by credit card and need to pay by cash or check at the door, please send a note to programs@nsasd.org to see if we can hold your reservation for this event as an exception.

Program details:

Become a Powerhouse Speaker:

 Insider Secrets to Perfect Your Presentation & Explode Your Profits

 With Liz Goodgold and Milo Shapiro

If you’re ready to step on stage and into the spotlight as a speaker, we’ve got the goods to get you there. With the dynamic duo of Liz Goodgold (aka Red Fire Branding Queen) and speaking coach Milo Shapiro (aka The Improv Guy), we’ll share how to pack the house, pump up your audience, and profit – all at the same time!

Seize your chance to attend this special NSA double-shot of energy. In just one-day, you’ll get step-by-step guidelines on crafting your talk, telling amazing stories, and engaging the audiences PLUS all the behind-the-scenes marketing that turns a speech into a never-ending revenue stream.

 

Insider Secrets on Running Your Speaking Biz As a Biz

From Liz, you get to hear the truth vs. the fiction of running a successful speaking biz.  She’ll dish all the dirt so that you discover how to:

·         Write compelling titles that puts “butts in seats”

·         Avoid the one word that prevents prospects from registering

·         Grab flawless recall so that you get spin-off speeches

·         Behind-the-scene truths about “free speeches,” getting paid, and taking credit cards

·         Intersperse the 52 “magic” words that get attendees to buy

·         Ring up sales in the back of the room even if you’ve been told you can’t

·         Master the “10 Commandments of Speaking” so that you have a repeatable model that works

 

So now that you know how to get them there and sell afterward, what about the "meat"…your presentation?

 

10 Ways to Get All “A's” and No "Zzzzzz’s" at Your Presentation

In Milo's presentation on public speaking skills, the audience enjoys a well-rounded, interactive program on key points from his book "Public Speaking: Get A's, Not Zzzzzz's!" 

With his playful, story-filled approach, Milo will cover these topics and more:

 

Description: http://www.improventures.com/bureaufriendly/images/logo/big-bird-alone.gif  capturing the power of story to make a point more strongly than lecture

Description: http://www.improventures.com/bureaufriendly/images/logo/big-bird-alone.gif  setting the stage with your body to help people envision the details

Description: http://www.improventures.com/bureaufriendly/images/logo/big-bird-alone.gif  creating logical flow with the Four Stages to Successful Speech Structure™

Description: http://www.improventures.com/bureaufriendly/images/logo/big-bird-alone.gif  maintaining attention with the Seven Variants of Vocal Variety™

Description: http://www.improventures.com/bureaufriendly/images/logo/big-bird-alone.gif  eliminating common ways that we can alienate or distract our audiences

Description: http://www.improventures.com/bureaufriendly/images/logo/big-bird-alone.gif  taking control of Q&A time

 

Milo ties it all together in a program with so much fun and so many aha's that you won't even mind learning!

In Milo's trademark fashion, this presentation includes times when, time permitting, attendees will play out a few exercises - giving them a chance to put some of the ideas into action before they ever leave the room. 

This program is a special subset of a full-day program that Liz and Milo will be offering on August 8, 2012.  They are currently only offering this subset program to NSA members and guests.


 

 

  Program: “Book It!  Building Your Speaking Career and Developing Products that Sustain Growth” with Thom Winninger, CSP, CPAE

 

Date:

Sunday, June 3, 2012

(We don't usually do Sundays, but we were lucky to get this time from Thom at all while he was in town and grabbed it!)

Time:

200 PM to 500 PM

Location:

NTC Command Center at Liberty Station
2640 Historic Decatur
San Diego CA 92106
619.573.9260

Misc:

Dress is casual.
Starbucks is a block away (Truxtun Road).
Bottled water available.
Parking is free.

Cost: 

$25.                     

 

If you cannot pay by credit card and need to pay by cash or check at the door, please send a note to programs@nsasd.org to see if we can hold your reservation for this event as an exception.

 

 

Program details:

“Book It!  Building Your Speaking Career and Developing Products that Sustain Growth.”

Ready to:

-  Get really, really busy in speaking?

-  Identify and package your most powerful message?

-  Become a celebrity in your niche?

-  Turn a speech into books, tapes, articles, You Tube videos, and training?

-  Obtain sponsorships/multiple speaking engagements with the same client?

-  Make the best use of social media and keep the momentum going?

-  Become more that a one speech speaker?

-  Move from workshop to seminar to keynote?

-  Create a team on a zero budget?

Then, join us as we welcome Thom Winninger, CSP, CPAE to NSA San Diego.  Thom’s in town for a research conference and has generously offered to share his wisdom, experience, and success that comes from:

-       Nearly 3,000 platform presentations.

-       Six books.

-       Three hundred published articles.

-       Two hundred fifty video training modules.

-       Six million air miles.

-       Certified Speaking Professional (CSP).

-       CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame.

-       NSA Cavett Award.

Learn more about Thom at:

www.winninger.com


 

 

  Program: March Madness – NSA San Diego Style

 

Date:

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Time:

500 pm to 730 pm. 

Stop by as you’re able; Stay as long as you like; Cut out when you need to.

Location:

Michael’s Lounge

Hyatt Regency at La Jolla

3777 La Jolla Village Drive

San Diego  CA 92122

(858) 552-1234

Directions:

Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point 

Misc:

Dress is casual.

Cost: 

Completely depends upon your level of thirst, hunger, and cash/credit on hand. 

Michael’s Lounge has a great appetizer menu, as well

As patrons of Michael’s, parking is validated.

No registration or reservations are necessary – just show up.  As you’re able, send a note to jeff@jeffrendel.com; we’ll keep an eye out for you.

 

 

“March Madness – NSA San Diego Style”

Need we say more?  If the mission of NSA San Diego is to facilitate education and community for professional speakers – then, this is the community part.

Stop by and network for a while and connect with your fellow speakers in a lanyard-free environment.  No set agenda – just a time to have some fun and keep our friendships strong.

Need a business-minded conversation starter?  The NSA just published the results from its Member Segmentation Survey (see Speaker magazine, March 2012).  In it, you will find the average annual speaking- and product-related revenue for NSA members.  Question: What’s working for you as you increase your speaking- and product-related revenue streams?

See you on March 14, 2012.

And save the dates:

Morning of Wed, April 4, 2012 as Ed Rigsbee, CSP, presents “Paid Association Bookings through Publishing

Afternoon of Wed, May 2, 2012 as Debbie Allen, CSP presents “Build Wealth with Speaking.” 

More to come.


Program: Book More Business; Make More Money!

 

Date:

Monday, October 3, 2011

Time:

830 AM – register; get settled

900 AM to 1200 PM – program

1200 PM to ? – Lunch, anyone?

Location:

NTC Promenade
2640 Historic Decatur Rd.
San Diego CA 92106

Directions:

Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point 

Misc:

Dress is casual. (After all, this IS Southern California.)

Coffee and bottled water available.

Open to…:  

Members and non-member guests of NSA are welcome at this event.

Cost: 

$25:    

If you cannot pay by credit card and need to pay by cash or check at the door, please send a note to programs@nsasd.org to see if we can hold your reservation for this event as an exception.

 


PROGRAM

“Book More Business; Make More Money!”

The words of Lois Creamer:

"I work with professional speakers who want to book more business, make more money and avoid costly mistakes.

Direct from St. Louis, MO, NSA San Diego is bringing in Lois Creamer; because she helps speakers get the results they seek in their speaking businesses.

NSA San Diego’s own Karyn Buxman, CSP, CPAE says: “I've hired Lois numerous times and am always thrilled with the results. 
I've told any who contact me for a referral about Lois that if they aren't 100% satisfied with her work, I’LL pay her fee for them--that's how confident I am in her abilities."

Enough said!

Here’s what Lois can help you do:

1.    Increase bookings.

2.    Develop a memorable positioning statement.

3.    Create outstanding promotional materials.

4.    Identify target markets.

5.    Qualify prospects faster and easier.

6.    Answer sales objections and close more sales.

7.    Find the decision maker.

8.    Develop other revenue streams.

9.    Develop your "sales speak."

10.  Gain the competitive edge.

Discover how Lois can help you to book more business. Learn how to quantify a prospect's interest, close more sales, and enhance your effective "sales speak".

Bold claim?  YES!  But, she’s been working with professional speakers to do just this for years.  
You can benefit from that combined knowledge and take your business to the next level!  What's more, she guarantees it!

Sound good?  Register now and let's have Lois show us how to book more business – now! 

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Lois Creamer is both small business strategist and specialist.  She speaks from experience.  Her clients have adopted her philosophy of concept and outcome marketing and use of positioning statement to successfully grow their businesses and increase profits.  Her common sense ideas and high-energy approach make her a perfect choice for professional speakers and entrepreneurs who want to learn new strategies that can be implemented immediately.  Lois is the author of Working Smart, Not Hard, as well as several audio programs.  She is a regular presenter at NSA chapters around the nation.

Learn more at: www.bookmorebusiness.com


Program: “Million Dollar Strategies” with Steve Siebold, CSP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Time:

830 AM – register; get settled

900 AM to 1200 PM – program

1200 PM to ? – Lots of places for lunch and conversation (optional).

Location:

NTC Promenade

2640 Historic Decatur

San Diego CA 92106

Directions:

Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point 

Misc:

Dress is casual. (After all, this IS Southern California.)

Coffee, tea, and bottled water available.

Open to…: 

Members of NSA are welcome at this event.

Cost: 

$25.                     

 

If you cannot pay by credit card and need to pay by cash or check at the door, please send a note to programs@nsasd.org to see if we can hold your reservation for this event as an exception.

 

 

PROGRAM

“Million Dollar Strategies” with Steve Siebold, CSP

Steve Siebold, CSP, and 2011 Chairman of NSA’s Million Dollar Speakers Group (MDSG), will reveal the secrets of the highest paid members of the National Speakers Association.

The MDSG meets once per year at NSA’s national convention.  All members must submit financial documentation proving they have earned at least one million dollars in speaking related revenue in the past 12 months.  There are currently 39 members worldwide.

The MDSG session is a closed door meeting with no video or audio recording permitted.  We’ve asked Steve to speak to only members of our chapter and share best practices from the 2011 meeting.

In this session, we will learn:

  1. Speaking business strategies that create millionaires.
  2. The most profitable classifications of speakers.
  3. How “Thought Leaders” dominate the speaking business.
  4. How speakers build fame.
  5. How to build a multi-dimensional business model.
  6. How to maximize profits in any economy.
  7. How to leverage our businesses and double our income.
  8. How to sell to Fortune 500 companies.
  9. How to make millions from our intellectual property.
  10. How to build a million-dollar training system – and sell it.

For more about Steve Siebold, CSP, visit: www.speakerstevesiebold.com.


 

bullet1Program: Comedy with Class: An Evening with Jeanne Robertson, CSP, CPAE

 

 

Date:

Friday, August 5, 2011

Time:

800 PM

Location:

Birch North Park Theatre
2891 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92104

619.239.8836

Directions:

Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point 

Misc:

Dress is casual. (After all, this IS Southern California.)

Open to…: 

Everyone.  This is a Jeanne Robertson public event.

Cost: 

$40.50 (via internet); $34.50 at box office. 

 


https://tickets.lyricoperasandiego.org/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent242.html

 

PROGRAM

“Comedy with Class: An Evening with Jeanne Robertson, CSP, CPAE

Jeanne Robertson, CSP, CPAE is in San Diego presenting, to the public, her “Comedy with Class” show.  Many of us will have seen her in Anaheim at the NSA Convention; now, let’s show her that San Diego has a great sense of humor. 

We’ll call this an NSA San Diego Meet Up.  Nearly 20 NSA San Diego members and their friends have purchased tickets to this show.  Do the same, find a face you know in the crowd, and – voila – it’s an NSA San Diego Meet Up.

ABOUT THE PRESENTOR:

Jeanne Robertson reached her 6’2” stature at age thirteen. Perhaps it was an indication of a future speaking career that would soar to great heights. 

No, professional speaking might not have been predicted when Jeanne was in the seventh grade in Graham, North Carolina, when and where she would have been voted most likely to make the basketball team and least likely to be a contestant in the Miss America Pageant. She did make the team—averaging more than thirty points per game in her junior and senior years—but as Miss North Carolina 1963 she also competed in the Miss America Pageant where she was named Miss Congeniality. 

It was her participation in and perhaps even her losing of the Miss America title that turned Jeanne’s life into a succession of events which led her to be one of the funniest, busiest and most popular professional speakers in America today. Because she was asked to speak every day as Miss North Carolina, Jeanne traveled her native state for one year speaking at pageants and addressing civic clubs and corporations. When that time was over, she found that people were willing to pay her to come and address their groups and conventions and loving every laughing minute of it. They wanted Jeanne-not just a title holder-and they wanted her because she made them laugh. 

At that point, Jeanne still viewed speaking as a way to make a little money while continuing her education. She received her degree at Auburn University and taught physical education in high school and college, a career she enjoyed for nine years. But throughout those years, the requests continued to pour in for her to speak. In 1976, she stopped teaching and entered professional speaking full time. 

With the flexibility to speak more often, Jeanne’s rise in the speaking profession was nothing short of phenomenal. Clients and speakers alike were quick to recognize her ability. In addition to a full speaking schedule year after year, she has been awarded every top honor and designation in her profession including the Certified Speaking Professional designation (CSP) in 1980 and being inducted in the CPAE Speaker Hall Of Fame in 1981. A member of NSA/Carolinas, she served as President of the National Speakers Association in 1985. In 1989 she became the first woman to receive that association’s most cherished honor, the Cavett Award. The Cavett is awarded annually to one member “whose accomplishments, integrity and reputation are a credit to NSA and the speaking profession.” 

Toastmasters International named Jeanne the recipient of its 1998 Golden Gavel Award, given annually to one individual for accomplishments in leadership and communications. She is the only female professional speaker who has received this honor. Other recipients include Lowell Thomas, Walter Cronkite, Earl Nightingale, Art Linkletter, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Tom Peters, Mark Russell, Ken Blanchard and Zig Ziglar. 

In recognition of her professional expertise, experience, and competence, Jeanne was honored by the NCAA Southeastern Conference as Auburn University's Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2000. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Elon University. 

The North Carolina Press Association named Jeanne as its 2001 North Carolinian of the Year for "her popularity on the speaking circuit, her award-winning ways, and her representation of North Carolina."  Past recipients include Elizabeth Dole, Rev. Billy Graham, and Dean Smith. 

The Miss North Carolina Organization named Jeanne as its 2003 Woman of Achievement. She was the first former Miss North Carolina to be so named.. 

Jeanne has produced six humor DVDs and CDs and written three books on humor - Humor: The Magic of Genie, Mayberry Humor Across the USA and Don’t Let the Funny Stuff Get Away. These books are filled with reality-based stories, which illustrate her humor philosophy. She can be heard on SiriusXM Satellite Radio's Family Comedy and Blue Collar Comedy channels. 

While she enjoys making people laugh, Jeanne views the role of a humorist as more than eliciting laughter. As audiences are holding their sides and wiping tears from their faces, she makes her point clear. Perhaps that is why thousands of meeting planners make their point clear when they say… "The Meetin' ain't over 'til the tall lady speaks." 



Program: Branding for Speakers – 7 Strategies to Boost Your Bookings, Business, and Bottom Line

 

 

Date:

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Time:

830 AM – 1000 AM

Location:

Encinitas Community Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
760.943.2260

Directions:

Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point 

Misc:

Dress is casual. (After all, this IS Southern California.)

Coffee and bottled water will be served.

Open to…: 

Non-member guests of NSA are welcome at this event.

Cost: 

$25 for members and non-members. 

 

If you cannot pay by credit card and need to pay by cash or check at the door, please send a note to programs@nsasd.org to see if we can hold your reservation for this event as an exception.

 


PROGRAM

Branding For Speakers: 7 Strategies Guaranteed to Boost Your Bookings, Business, and Bottom Line

The speaking field has become fiercely competitive; how are you going to stand out from the sea of similarity?

In this powerful program, Liz unveils the 7 secret branding strategies that will help you build a brand that increases mindshare, market share, and bookings.

  1. Creating a Brand Name - The debate continues: Should you brand your name or your program? What are the insider tips to creating a good name? Learn how to create a winning name or improve upon the name you already have.
  1. Mastering Your Domain – The web has permanently changed the way speakers grow revenue; learn how to ensure that prospects can find you and do business with you.
  1. Protecting Your Intellectual Property – Discover how to protect your brand name and know the difference between trademark infringements vs. mindshare infringement.
  1. Grabbing Mindshare - One of the secrets to building a great brand is getting your prospects’ mindshare. If meeting planners can’t remember you, they can’t book you.
  1. Creating Infomercials That Succeed - In the days before every busy professional had Attention Deficit Disorder, you had 30 seconds to make your pitch. Today, you have about 7 seconds. Find out how to craft an opening sentence that makes your prospects want to hear more.
  1. Marketing Bold – Marketing safe and vanilla is yesterday’s news. To break through the clutter, you need to become your own walking, talking mascot.
  1. Discover innovative ways to promote your brand.

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Liz Goodgold

Speaker and author Liz Goodgold is a fiery redhead with over 20 years of experience in marketing and branding. She is the author of RED FIRE BRANDING: Create a Hot Personal Brand and Have Customers for Life and DUH! Marketing.

 

Liz’s talks are the epitome of “edutainment” – blending information, education, humor, and real-world examples. This fireball of energy takes issues directly from her audience demonstrating how branding is the key to boosting business.

Liz is a practicing “branding guru” having worked for such major clients as the World Trade Centers, Sharp HealthCare, Quaker Oats, Pfizer, and Univision, so that she knows what works and what doesn’t.

An often quoted expert, Liz has appeared in over 500 media outlets including ABC, NBC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

Liz even caught the eye of Simon Cowell ….Liz was hoping it was for her killer legs……. but no, he was interested in capturing her smart wit and on camera acumen for one of his shows, American Inventor.

Learn more at: www.RedFireBranding.com.

 

 

ANY OTHER APPROPRIATE HEADING SECTION, LIKE PARKING, SPECIAL FEATURE, ETC:

While our program ends at 10:00 AM, we have the room until 11:00 AM.  If you’re able, stick around to network, help finish the coffee, and catch up with your speaker friends.


PROGRAM:  “Author 101 University” - 50% Discount!!!

Note: This meeting is open to the public 

Date:

March 4, 5, and 6, 2011

Time:

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Location:

Westin Hotel, Los Angeles Airport
5400 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
310.216.5858

Directions:

Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point 

Open to…: 

NSA members and Non-member guests of NSA are welcome at this event.

Cost: 

$250 for either members or non-members. 
That's HALF OFF the base price for your involvement through NSA!You can only get this deep discount by registering via the NSA San Diego site with the button below:

 

Credit/debit card registration and payment only.

 

 

PROGRAM:  “Author 101 University”

http://www.author101university.com/

We are excited to announce and partner with the much anticipated Author 101 University, held March 4, 5 and 6 in Los Angeles.

Many of our favorite speakers are returning and we have many new speakers like Hollywood Producer Gary Goldstein!

Also, we are thrilled to be adding awesome new speakers, including Steve Harrison and David Riklin.

Imagine a gathering of some of world's most sought after marketing and publishing experts ready to give you the "keys to the kingdom" to:

- Get your book published
- Sell your book to a publisher
- Promote yourself using low-cost means online to catapult your sales & exposure
- Make your book a bestseller
- Transform your business into a mega success

It's not a dream.  It's what you can expect at Author101 University.

You'll hear top publishing and marketing experts reveal tools and techniques to get your book published and double or triple your income as an author or publisher.

But this program is not just for established or aspiring authors.

It is for entrepreneurs, small biz owners, speakers, and just about anyone else looking to meet and learn directly from some of the bestselling authors and experts in marketing.

Speakers include...

- STEFANIE HARTMAN...The Expert's Expert", Certified Trainer and Marketing Consultant. Behind the scenes marketing strategist for entrepreneurs, authors, speakers and experts throughout North
America, Europe, and Australia

- GARY GOLDSTEIN- Movie Producer ("Pretty Woman" and others) -- How to deal with Hollywood!

- LORAL LANGEMEIER- Best-selling author and money expert

- SCOTT HOFFMAN - Mega literary agent

- JOHN KREMER- 1001 Ways to Market Your Book

- ALEX CARROLL shares his secrets to massive radio publicity!

- TOM ANTION will teach you the real secrets to making money marketing online!

- PEGGY MCCOLL - Best Selling Author and expert on driving your book to #1 on Amazon.

- DAVID RIKLIN- CEO of "selfgrowth.com" and social marketing expert. He will teach you how to build a massive list!

- Plus DAVID HANCOCK, RICK FRISHMAN, CRAIG DUSWALT, and others, including bestselling authors

There will also be many AGENTS, EDITORS, AND PUBLISHERS on special panels looking to meet you and willing to share their coveted industry secrets. There will be 2 meet and greet sessions with the editors and publishers!

The last Author 101 University Seminar sold out weeks before the event!
Once they are full, they will be forced to turn people away.

Be prepared to learn very specific tactics, insights, advice and tools of some of the very best marketers.

You need to see what's happening at this live event...especially if you don't have a killer plan for 2011!

Seats are very limited. Don't allow this one-time shot at meeting experts dedicated to helping you get your own action plan together slip by.



 

Program: Happy Hour!

 

 

Date:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Time:

430 pm to 700 pm. 

Stop by as you’re able; Stay as long as you like; Cut out when you need to.

Location:

Argyle Bar at Argyle Steakhouse
Aviara Golf Course
7447 Batiquitos Drive
Carlsbad CA
760.603.6908

Directions:

Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point 

Misc:

Dress is casual.  

Open to…: 

Non-member guests of NSA are welcome at this event.

Cost: 

Completely depends upon your level of thirst, hunger, and cash/credit on hand.  However, our Chapter President has a habit of picking up the first round.

The restaurant offers their Lounge Menu. Grab some dinner, as well.

No registration or reservations are necessary – just show up.  As you’re able, send a note to programs@nsasd.org; we’ll keep an eye out for you.

If you’re new to NSA San Diego, send a text to Jeff Rendel (951.310.7275) when you’re onsite.  We’ll find you and save you from wandering too much.

 


PROGRAM

“Happy Hour!”

Need we say more?  If the mission of NSA San Diego is to facilitate education and community for professional speakers – then, this is the community part.

Stop by and network for a while and connect with your fellow speakers in a lanyard-free environment.  No set agenda – just a time to have some fun and keep our friendships strong.

Join us as we ease into Daylight Savings Time and enjoy the later sunset. 

Parking is in a private lot, but complimentary.


“How Speakers can use video to get booked and stay booked”

 

Note: This meeting is open to the public 

Date:

Fri Jan 14, 2011

Time:

8:30am to 11:30am

Location:

Marriott Courtyard, Carlsbad Airport
5835 Owens Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Directions:

MapQuest directions to this site are set up for you.
Just change the starting point. 

Format:

California casual.

Cost: 

$25 members; not open to non members. 

To pay, click the link below: 

 

If you cannot pay by credit card and need to pay by cash or check at the door, please send a note to programs@nsasd.org to hold your reservation.

Note:

This meeting is open to NSA members only.

 
PROGRAM

“How Speakers can use video to get booked and stay booked”

Laura will discuss how to use video to get more speaking business. She will demonstrate and discuss specifics and provide a bonus handout with step-by-step instructions on how to do what she’s demonstrating:

  • YouTube

  • Blip

  • iTunes

  • Podcasts

  • Flip Video

  • Blog/Vlogs

  • Facebook

  • Fan page

  • eSpeakers (and why you should care)

  • Website

  • Green screen

  • Vimeo.com

  • Twitter

  • Media

  • 3rd Party

  • WordPress video site

  • LMS

  • Webinars hooked to shopping cart

  • Book club videos

  • Book trailer

  • Professional videos

PRESENTOR:

Laura Stack is a personal productivity expert, author, and professional speaker whose mission is to build high-performance productivity cultures in organizations by creating Maximum Results in Minimum Time®. She is the president of The Productivity Pro®, Inc., a time management training firm specializing in productivity improvement in high-stress organizations and the 2011-2012 President of the National Speakers Association.

Since 1992, Laura has presented keynotes and seminars on improving output, lowering stress, and saving time in today’s workplaces. She is the bestselling author of four books: SUPERCOMPETENT; The Exhaustion Cure; Find More Time; and Leave the Office Earlier.

Laura has been a spokesperson for Microsoft, 3M, Xerox, and Office Depot. She is the creator of The Productivity Pro® planner by Day-Timer and has been featured on the CBS Early Show, CNN, and the New York Times. Her clients include Starbucks, Cisco Systems, Wal-Mart, and Bank of America.

To have Laura speak at your next event, call 303-471-7401 or visit www.TheProductivityPro.com to sign up for her free monthly productivity newsletter.


Program: "From Zero to CSP in Five Years”   

Note: This meeting is open to the public 

Date:

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Time:

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location:

Encinitas Community Center

1140 Oakcrest Park Drive

Encinitas, CA 92024

Directions:

MapQuest directions to this site are set up for you.

Format:

California casual.

Cost: 

$20 members; $25 non members. 

To pay by credit card, click the appropriate link below:     

If you cannot pay by credit card and need to pay by cash or check at the door, please send a note to programs@nsasd.org to hold your reservation.

Registration: 

To register, click button above and pay by credit card.

If you need to pay by cash or check at the door instead, please also send an RSVP to treasurer@nsasd.org so we know you’ll be attending.

Note:

This meeting is open to NSA members AND guests.

 

PROGRAM TITLE

“From Zero to CSP in Five Years.”

The Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, conferred by the National Speakers Association and the International Federation for Professional Speakers, is the speaking profession's international measure of professional platform skill.  Speakers who have earned this designation are part of the NSA’s top 10 percent.  It’s a five-year certification process based on clients, presentations, revenue, testimonials, promotional material, education, and NSA membership. 

Jeff Rendel, CSP, and the current President of NSA San Diego achieved the CSP designation five years after he began his speaking business in 2002.  With no time to waste, he went for the CSP right out of the gate.       

He’s not a celebrity, doesn’t impersonate anyone other than himself, and hasn’t turned a caught-on-camera moment into fame.  He’s just a business person who speaks to business audiences and wanted to earn the CSP.

At this event, you will:

  • 1.      Define and design a strategy for your unique market.

  • 2.      Upgrade and enhance your topics to fit multiple audiences in your market.

  • 3.      Get serious about marketing.  You’re a marketer first, a speaker second.

  • 4.      Leverage your NSA relationship with education and association.

  • 5.      Create products and services that flow, seamlessly,
             from your speaking session to your cash flow.

  • 6.      Manage the administrative part of proving you did the work to earn the CSP.

  • 7.      Leave with a fool-proof action plan to go get that CSP you deserve.

Agenda:

600 PM – 630 PM: Arrive; Sign-in; Networking

630 PM – 800 PM: Program (begins right on time, just as our clients insist our programs do)

800 PM – 830 PM: Q & A; Networking

PRESENTER:

Jeff Rendel, CSP

President, Rising Above Enterprises

President, NSA San Diego


 THE BIG ANNUAL CRUISE EVENT:
August 3, 2010!!!

 

Program: “Meetings Industry Cruise”  

 

Date:

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Times:

Board: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Cruise: 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Dock: 8:45 PM
Disembark: 8:45 PM - 9:00 PM

Location:

Grape St. Pier, downtown.
1800 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Directions:

Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point 

Misc:

Dress is anywhere from business casual to dressy, as you choose to come.

Cost: 

 

$50.00 per Person for registration between now and 8/2.

No same day registration; just $60 at the door.

Registration:

Click button below to register.

 

DESCRIPTION

Join us for the 6th Annual Hospitality Industry Harbor Cruise on a Hornblower Yacht!
Tuesday August 3rd, 2010


• Meeting Professionals International
• International Special Events Society
• Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International
• National Association of Catering Executives
• National Speakers Association
• Association of Bridal Consultants
 

Price includes:

 

  • Two-Hour Sunset Cruise of San Diego Bay

  • Champagne upon arrival

  • Two More Drink Tickets

  • Custom Food Stations

  • Hors d’Oeuvres

  • Assorted Yum Yum Yummy Deserts!!!

  • Complimentary Sodas, Coffee & Tea
     

Last year’s event was beyond spectacular with perfect weather, cool people (you), an evening that we never wanted to end!

Partial proceeds from the evening benefit a charity yet to be chosen.

It’s a great party for a great cause!


PARKING

 

TBD depending upon location.


Program: Unique learning opportunity and social event at Barb and Bob's “resort and spa”:

                      "The Making of a great Keynote”

 

Date:

Tuesday June 29, 2010

Times:

3:30pm to 8:00pm

Location:

Barb Sanfilippo’s

2421 Oak Canyon Place

Escondido, CA

 

Directions:

They're complicated...see the bottom of this whole event for the details.

Dress:

California Casual, as you choose to come.

Registration:

$20 members - click button below to register.

x

Note 1: 

This meeting is open to NSA members only.

Note 2: 

Limited to the first 20 to commit by
paying through the website.


If you CANNOT commit yet, check back here to see if we are sold out. 

 

No one should be showing up unexpectedly due to space considerations in her viewing room.

 

PROGRAM TITLE

“The Making of a great Keynote”

 

Ever wonder what goes into the "making of a keynote"?  How much humor, content, A/V and audience interaction do you need? How can you make your message more authentic, powerful and appealing to a wide variety of audiences?  Well at this special chapter event you’ll have the opportunity to learn these things and more by actually critiquing a new keynote on DVD and discussing your impressions with your peers. You’ll walk away with valuable insights and creative ideas from discerning people you can use to polish your message and delivery and ramp up your keynotes. 

 

In this interactive session, we’ll watch their performance on DVD and then discuss key elements that work and those that don’t, give them feedback and suggestions and as a group, learn how to take a keynote to the next level. They want this event to be a win-win for all who attend this event. After the business portion we’ll have some fun socializing with munchies and beverages and spectacular views on their gorgeous patio. (Note: optional BYOB below). If you are not familiar with Barb, visit her website at www.Barbara-Sanfilippo.com .  

 

PRESENTER:

 

Barb Sanfilippo, CSP, CPAE is a national motivational speaker, consultant and author and a long term member speaking successfully solo for many years.  In the last 1.5 years Barb and Bob Romano (her husband and business partner) decided to create an innovative motivational keynote and performance with music, skits and A/V they could do together. They rebranded their company and their performance as High Definition People™. Although they’ve performed it three times for large audiences, they consider it to be in the developmental stage and feel there’s a lot still to be learned and improved on.

 

RSVP ASAP - due to space limitations in the viewing room, we must limit this to the first 20 people who reply.  

 

 

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING

 

NOTE: Please park on the street since the driveway is steep and difficult to turn around in or back up the hill. Also, because the street is narrow, all the neighbors agreed to have visitors park on one side of the street so please park on the West side (the side our house is on). Thank you for your cooperation.

 

 

Going north or south on Route 15, exit Via Rancho Parkway in Escondido. 

This is the exit for the Westfield North County Fair Mall.  You will also see signs on the freeway to exit here for the Wild Animal Park. 

 

• Make a right (east) at the light at the top of the exit. 

Via Rancho Parkway will curve around to the north and becomes Bear Valley Parkway.  The mall will be on your left and gas stations on the right.

 

• Go 4 or 5 stoplights to Mary Lane and turn right. 

At Mary Lane, on the right, you will see a cement sign that says Escondido Adult School and San Pasqual High School.  There is also a church on the northeast corner.

 

• Go 1.6 miles up hill to Laura Lane and turn left (you can only turn left).

The street before Laura is Orangewood.  There is a lone street lamp on the left at Laura Lane.

 

• Go down hill to the 2nd street Oak Canyon Place and turn right. 

 

We are at 2421, the 2nd house from the corner on your left.

It's a Mediterranean home with a clay tile roof.

Drive to the end of the cul-de-sac, turn around and park in front of our house. 

Be careful not to block driveways.

 


 

Program: "Using your Authentic Personal Brand to Manifest Success”

Note: This meeting is open to the public
 

Date:

Wed March 24, 2010

Time:

6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location:

Encinitas Community Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024

Directions:

Mapquest directly to this site is set up for you.

Format:

California casual.

Cost: 

$20 members; $25 non-members. Such a deal!

To pay by credit card, click the appropriate link below:     

If you cannot pay by credit card and need to pay by cash or check at the door, please send a note to programs@nsasd.org to hold your reservation.

Registration:

To register, click button above and pay by credit card.

If you need to pay by cash or check at the door instead, please also send an RSVP to treasurer@nsasd.org so we know you’ll be attending.

 

PROGRAM TITLE

“Using your Authentic Personal Brand to Manifest Success.”

PRESENTOR:

Jessi LaCosta, Brand Leadership Specialist

Organizational Development Coach

Jessi LaCosta is a dynamic coach and strategist with extensive experience in reputation management, brand development and organizational communication. LaCosta is passionate about brand leadership, visioning and authentic, strategic communication.  Before coaching and consulting, she worked at one of the nation's top advertising agencies, Deutsch Inc., and executed research, planning and account management for successful regional and national client campaigns and product launches.

She is a sought-after presenter on issues such as branding, visioning, strategic communication and motivation. Additionally, as an assault survivor, she is often invited to speak and write on the topics of risk-taking and conflict resolution.

LaCosta holds a B.S. degree in Corporate Media from James Madison University, an M.A. degree in Communication Design, and an Emerging Leader Certificate from the University of Baltimore. She recently earned a certificate in mediation training for the state of CA, is expected to complete a graduate certificate program in Interpersonal Neurobiology from Portland State University in late 2010.

More at http://www.BlueRio.net

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

How are you showing up in the world? Do people know you by your name – or by a specialty? Do you have a following? Are you the ”go-to” expert in your field? Do other people share YOUR story? What if you can’t answer yes to all or any of these – but really want to?

There is a strategy to help.

Personal and Professional Brands are the core of manifesting lasting success. Branding is a process that allows you to project the most polished version of you – the “you” that others need and want to know.

A brand is far more than a logo or a slogan or the materials you have at the back of the room. The brand is the impression you make when you arrive and the one you make when you leave. It is the reflection of YOU in other people’s minds. Your Brand is Your Reputation. It stems from your vision; the promises you make and how you live up to those promises.

Join Jessi LaCosta, Coach and Brand Leadership Specialist, in an overview of using personal branding to leverage your talents, skills and passions to get you noticed in all the important circles.

You’ll come away with:

Þ           Understanding What a personal brand is.

Þ           Tips on How to use your personal brand to focus your goals.

Þ           Real Life Examples of Personal Branding Bringing Others Success.

REGISTRATION

Please use the correct button in the top of this announcement.


Program: An Evening of Learning from NSA’s Best- An Evening with Andy Andrews 
 

Date:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Time:

6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location:

Encinitas Community Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
760-943-2260

Directions:

Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point 

Misc:

Dress is casual. (After all, this IS Southern California.) 

Cost: 

 

$20 members; $25 non-members. Such a deal!

To pay by credit card, click the appropriate link below:     

x

x

If you cannot pay by credit card and need to pay by cash or check at the door, please send a note to programs@nsasd.org to hold your reservation.

Registration:

To register, click button above and pay by credit card.

If you need to pay by cash or check at the door instead, please also send an RSVP to treasurer@nsasd.org so we know you’ll be attending.

DESCRIPTION

PROGRAM FORMAT
Video
round table discussion
 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Hailed by The New York Times as a "modern-day Will Rogers who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America," Andy Andrews is an internationally known speaker and novelist whose combined works have sold millions of copies worldwide. He has been received at the White House and has spoken at the request of four different U.S. presidents. His second PBS special, "Any Andrews: The Traveler's Gift," is now airing nationally to incredible reviews.

In this very special meeting, we will watch and listen to Andy Andrews in a taped presentation. Then we will have round-table discussions about what we learned and how to incorporate these ideas into our own business. This is a great opportunity to brainstorm with your fellow speakers on how to elevate your business to the next level. This is also a great opportunity to network with others (based on comments after our last meeting many of you said you enjoyed the opportunity to network with fellow members).

So come ready to learn from Andy Andrews and your fellow speakers. Come ready to discuss your current speaking business and get answers to your pressing questions!!!

BIO

Andrews is more than just a successful author — much more. He is in such demand for personal appearances that he occasionally consents to speak to multiple audiences in the same city — on the same day! And still, his own schedule requires that he decline more engagements than he accepts.

Corporations, associations, civic groups — even entire cities — have invited Andy Andrews to address their employees, clients, or members. For those who have seen him on stage, there are three things that differentiate Andrews from any other speaker they have seen.

1) A Powerful Communicator

 He is that extremely rare communicator who can hold an audience spellbound for as long as he remains on stage. Andrews sometimes speaks for only an hour, but often for more than four, as corporate clients demand his multimedia seminars — complete with music, movie clips, and a beautiful workbook for each member of the audience. Frequently, groups continue to applaud long after he leaves the podium. Andrews often returns to answer questions and always stays afterward to talk and shake hands.

2) Corporations insist that "Andrews is not a motivational speaker! He is a teacher".

And the stories he uses to teach the principles dramatically affect people’s climate, culture . . . and even income. “Our employees’ lives have been changed,” exclaimed one executive. “And this undeniable shift in their level of knowledge, even how they value each other, translates financially to the company’s bottom line.”

3) He is funny!

Andy Andrews’ speaking style is notably filled with humor. And it should be.  After all, more than 1,000 colleges and universities twice voted a somewhat younger Andrews “Comedian of the Year” in 1985 and 1986. Also in 1986, the National Association for Campus Activities named him its overall “Entertainer of the Year.”


 


bullet1  Program: “Go With Your Gut” 

Date:

Tues Jan 5, 2010

Time:

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location:

Encinitas Community Center

1140 Oakcrest Park Drive

Encinitas, CA 92024

760-943-2260

Directions:

Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point 

Misc:

Dress is casual. (After all, this IS Southern California.)

Light refreshments will be served.

Cost: 

$20 members; $25 non-members. Such a deal!

To pay by credit card, click the appropriate link below: 

If you cannot pay by credit card and need to pay by cash or check at the door, please send a note to programs@nsasd.org to hold your reservation.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Join us for an special program to kick off the new year featuring Mary Goulet and her signature program, "Go With Your Gut."

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN 

Mary will present her signature program, Go With Your Gut!

During this interactive presentation you will learn:

        •  The 3 Places from Which We Make Decisions

        •  Why Confusion is a Good Thing

        •  Your Signature Vocabulary & Signature Response

        •  The Exact Process for Making Better Decisions Quickly and More Consistently

You’ll also gain clarity, confidence and courage as to your life’s work and mission.

BIO

Mary Goulet is a radio host, brand spokesperson, author and voiceover actor. 
She has authored three books:

  • It’s All About You: Live the Life You Crave (Simon & Schuster/Free Press, 2007)

  • The MomsTown Guide to Getting it All: A Life Makeover for Stay-at-Home Moms (Hyperion Books, 2005)

  • Go With Your Gut: The Art of Making Simple and Critical Decisions (2004).

AND SO

Please join us on Tues Jan 5, 2010.

Learn the one major skill that 99.9% of all professional speakers lack.

Get specific tactics and strategies—not broad concepts.

Register today!   Be there or be square.


bullet1  Program: "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Book Publishing*

*Get YOUR Questions Answered During Our Annual Joint Meeting with
  the La Jolla Writers Conference!  
Note: This meeting is open to the public.
 

Date:

Tuesday November 3, 2009

Time:

12pm to 3pm

Location:

La Jolla Public Library

7555 Draper St, La Jolla CA 92037

Directions:

Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point.  Allow time for parking and bring meter coins, as the library lot fills quickly.

Format:

California casual.

Cost: 

Pre-registration (scroll to links at bottom of this event):
$10 members; $25 non members.

At the door; cash or check made out to
"NSA-SD" for same amounts as pre-registration.

Note:

This meeting is open to NSA members AND guests. Same cost for all.

PROGRAM FORMAT

Q&A

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
We all know that every speaker should have a book. If you have something to SAY, you have something to WRITE! Books help brand you; they provide credibility; and they’re great for back of the room sales. But should that book be self-published, or should you seek a publisher? How long does it need to be? How do you get it written? How do you find an editor? What are the steps to publishing? How do you promote the book? Should it be in bookstores? Is POD an answer for you?

Fear not! We have the answers for you!

We have gathered experts in the interrelated fields of publishing, bookselling, writing, public relations and marketing. They will be available for two solid hours to answer YOUR questions. The agenda will be set by YOU, the audience.

PRESENTERS:

·            Antoinette Kuritz: Literary publicist, author, founder of the La Jolla Writers Conference

·            Dale Fetherling: Author, Editor and Teacher; Presenter at La Jolla Writers Conference

·            (Note: More detailed bios are available at www.LaJollaWritersConference.com)

SPECIAL OFFER

If you sign-up for the La Jolla Writers Conference by October 30 and tell them that you heard about it from NSA/San Diego, you’ll get a $25 discount off the Conference fee (regular fee is $425).

REGISTRATION

·            For the NSA/San Diego meeting, click one of these two links: 
    1)  member registration
    2)  non-member registration

·            For the La Jolla Writers Conference: www.LaJollaWritersConference.com

 


bullet1 Program: "Speaking Tips from the Comedy Coach" 

Date:

Sept 29, 2009

Time:

6:30pm-9pm

Location:

Sammy's Woodfired Pizza
702 Pearl Street, La Jolla, CA.92037

Directions:

Click here and change the first address to your starting point.

Format:

California casual.

Cost: 

$10 at the door; cash or check made out to NSA-SD plus cost of Dinner.  No website payment on this one.

Note:

This invitation is open to members of NSA and guests. 
$10 regardless of membership or not.

  

PROGRAM TITLE

“Speaking Tips from the Comedy Coach”

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Steve Kissell, CSP, will present "Tips From the Comedy Coach". 

This session will cover:

* How to add more laughter to your life

* Types of humor to use for presentations

* Outlining a funny talk

* How to market your humorous programs

* Audience participation techniques

AND Steve will share his million dollar idea that he presented at the CSP/CPAE conference

PROGRAM FORMAT

Q&A

PRESENTED BY:

Steve Kissell, CSP

As a speaking professional, Stephen brings you more than thirteen years and 1500 programs of experience. As a Certified Speaking Professional, Stephen has the endorsement of the National Speakers Association that he is one of a few select professional speakers in the world that consistently offer quality programs while maintaining a strict code of ethics. He is a speaker who has the experience to be flexible with a meeting planner when time schedules need to be adjusted at the last minute and to understand how to read his audience.

As a humorist, author and motivational speaker, Stephen has presented over 1500 training programs and speeches in 46 states and 5 countries! He was honored in 1998 with the Certified Speaking Professional distinction from the nations Speakers Association. He has also served as the past president and is currently a Member Emeritus with Virginia Speakers Association. His customized, fresh and insightful programs have meeting planners returning year after year to promote his entertaining and informative programs.

 


bullet1 Program: NSA San Diego's 2009 Speaker School

Our annual full-day Speakers School will be held on June 13, 2009 at Point Loma University. A number of professional speakers will teach an audience (limited to 60 attendees), going deeply into topics related to:

 
(1) How to harness your expertise and talents to create a speaking career.
(2) How to become a better speaker.
(3) How to enjoy the art of speaking more.
 
CLICK HERE FOR THE DETAILS!!!

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION

If you are not on our emailing list, sign up by clicking here.


bullet1 Program: Our Annual
     "Best Practices/Idea-Sharing/Problem-Solving” Meeting

    Note: This meeting is an NSA Members Only event

 

Date:

Wednesday, May 20

Time:

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location:

Arthur Hammons home, 1417 Park Row, La Jolla, CA  92037

Directions:

Click here and change the first address to your starting point.

Format:

California casual.

Cost: 

Just $10—with our new  “2009 Stimulus & Bailout” plan!

Note:

This is an NSA Members Only meeting

 

 PROGRAM TITLE

Our annual “Best Practices/Idea-Sharing/Problem-Solving” meeting

 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

·         Who: YOU . . . and a few other local NSA members who want to advance their careers.

·         Who: Participating will be at least 2 CPAEs, 2 CSPs, and a bestselling author or two.

·         What: Bring a challenge and a bright idea. We’ll discuss, brainstorm, share and suggest.

·         Why: Because we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in this chapter!

 PROGRAM FORMAT

·         Group discussions

·         Small group brainstorming

·         Q&A

 REGISTRATION

·         How to register: Click here!

·         How much: Just 10 bucks—because of our chapter’s “2009 Stimulus Bailout” program!

·         How to dress: Casual

·         What to eat: We’ll provide light snacks.

THE NSA/SAN DIEGO “2009 STIMULUS & BAILOUT” PLAN

·         “10 for $10”

·         Our next 10 educational meetings are just $10 each for NSA members.

·         It’s our special way of supporting your career advancement.

·         It’s another unique benefit of being a member of the coolest NSA chapter on the planet!

NSA/SD . . . Innovating to meet speakers' needs.

NSA/SD . . . The chapter of the future.

Program: “Never Be the Same! The Quest for Your Personal Best”

 

Date:

Wednesday, April 15

Time:

12:30pm to 2:30pm

Location:

La Jolla Riford Library
7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037
858-552-1657

Directions:

Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point.  Allow time for parking and bring meter coins, as the library lot fills quickly.

Format:

California casual.

Cost:

$20. Such a deal.

Note:

This is an NSA members only meeting.

Refreshments:

Not this time; only capped bottled water may be brought into this particular room.

Registration:

Register with your credit card by clicking here

INTRO

After breaking virtually every NSA convention record—including highest attendance of all time, having REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin perform on the main stage, and creating what could arguably be the most remembered moment in NSA history*—what does an immediate past president do for an encore?? He takes five weeks off and walks the 500-mile, Camino de Santiago walk across Northern Spain.

Mark walks the talk and talks the walk!

In these times of challenge and change, it is critical that you step back and evaluate your business philosophy, operational practices and how your mindset impacts your success. Mark LeBlanc will expand on new thought strategies that can create a turning point in the evolution of your business and immediately impact your success.

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*Photographic proof will be available at the meeting.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Mark will share keen insights, observations, and sound strategies that will make or break your practice. Whether you are new in business or have been in business for awhile, this is the must-attend presentation of the year. You will discover:

1.      How to turn it on in tough times

2.      How to be more focused on a daily basis

3.      How to build momentum with your team

4.      How to think, act and lead like a thought-leader

This presentation is the ideal opportunity for speakers, experts and content-providers. Mark will reveal a unique business development philosophy that contains wisdom and strategies for building a business and how to be at your personal best on a daily basis.

Independent professionals face a number of challenges as they juggle the many and varied roles and responsibilities that come with growing their business. This seminar will take the mystery out of balancing those roles and creating a practical system for achieving true business growth.

Mark will share several of his turning points, as well as some of his painful mistakes as a business owner and entrepreneur. In addition, he will share a “storm starter” that will create an unstoppable wave of momentum for anyone who dares to heed his advice.

BIO

Mark LeBlanc began speaking in 1983, at the young age of 22, and is now considered a seasoned veteran by many. He has served as a mentor and advisor to over 800 small business owners and professionals. He runs Small Business Success, based out of Minneapolis, and has conducted over 90 business development retreats called the Achievers’ Circle. He is the author of Growing Your Business.

Mark’s success speaks for itself. In the past 12 months Mark has signed a licensing deal that could generate six figures by year’s end, outlined two new books, and recently made a two-year commitment to a creative agency to totally rebuild his brand from the ground up. Siemens, a $100+ billion dollar-a-year company, put Mark on tour for the second year in a row to speak to groups of doctors around the United States on how to improve their practice success. He has doubled the number of Achievers’ Circles from 8 per year to 16, and his numbers have gone up since the market went down in September. And if that were not enough, he will fly to Spain on May 28th and walk the Camino a second time.

REGISTRATION & DETAILS

·         Wednesday, April 15—12:30pm to 2:30pm

·         La Jolla Public Library, 7555 Draper Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037; (858) 552-1657

·         (We’re in the SMALL meeting room—not our usual room by the entryway.)

·         (Food is not permitted in this room.)

·         Just $20. Such a deal.

·         Register at: www.NSASD.org

·         Regarding parking:

o        Free street parking is plentiful.

o        Same-block parking has a 2-hour limit.

o        Unlimited street parking is available one block away, on the side streets south side of Pearl Street.

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In response to inquiries about Mark’s Achievers’ Circles, here is a brief overview:

The Achievers’ Circle:Growing Your Business!

The Achievers’ Circle “Growing Your Business!” is a weekend program for independent professionals who want to sell more products and services.Attendance is limited to 15 people.

The program focuses on 4 areas:

1.      Direction: Make sure you are heading in the right direction.

2.      Identity: Create or recreate an identity that serves you in the marketplace.

3.      Marketing: Create a game plan that gets you visible, busy, and booked.

4.      Benchmarks: When focused, how to set up a system for staying on-track.

The entire group will participate in a variety of lectures, exercises, and discussions that will help each person focus, prospect, market, sell, and profit at a higher level.This
program includes materials and assignments that will be completed over the course of the weekend. No other services, products, and/or tools will be offered or sold. This weekend program is designed to be a complete experience and not an avenue into additional work.

There is no fee to attend an Achievers’ Circle.

Mark explains: “At the end of the weekend, we will pass the hat and you can make a contribution based on the value you have received during the weekend.We trust in your ability to discern a value and will gratefully accept what you are willing to offer.”

More info at: www.AchieversCircle.com


Program: “How to Use Social Media to Build Your Business”

 

         Note: This meeting is open to the public

 

Date:

Friday, March 20, 2009

Time:

7:30pm to 10pm

Location:

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa,
1775 E. Mission Bay Dr.
San Diego, CA 92109
IN THE ST. TROPEZ ROOM

Directions:

Please Mapquest it!

Format:

California casual.  Dessert will be served.

Cost: 

$40 pre-registration for NSA members & friends-of-the-chapter. (This is a $10 discount.)
Parking is free.

Open meeting:

This meeting is open to NSA members AND guests. Same cost for all.

Note:

This is our 2nd chapter-endorsed meeting in March.

Registration:

www.outrageousbusinessgrowth.com/NSA

Program: “How To Use Social Media to Build Your Business”

On Friday night, March 20, 2009 our San Diego chapter Past President, Debbie Bermont is sponsoring an evening program on social media. She is bringing in one of the leading experts on Social Media, Mari Smith to give her presentation "Social Marketing Success: How to Use The Top Two Online Social Networks—Facebook and Twitter—to Significantly Increase Your Profits!" .

Social media has taken the internet by storm and is now one of the fastest growing marketing tools available to entrepreneurs today. Yet it's something that is not used effectively by most business owners. If you want to learn how to make sense out of Facebook and Twitter as a marketing tool for your business, you don't want to miss this program.

Here's what will be covered:

The most effective ways to establish yourself as a thought leader in your industry.

Simple strategies to powerfully leverage your visibility and brand.

How to drive a flood of traffic to your website and blog.

The top two secrets for getting rapid high search engine ranking.

Proven ways to identify and attract your top paying clients.

How to build a team of lucrative Joint Venture partnerships.

How to use Facebook in just five minutes a day and still yield huge, measurable results.

Debbie is giving special pricing to all NSA members for this event. Here are the details:

NOTE:  $50 after March 18, and at the door.


Program: “Building a Brand New Keynote from the Ground Up”

   Presenter: Speaker Hall of Fame member George Walther

        (Note: This meeting IS open to the public)
 

Date:

Saturday, February 21

Time:

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location:

La Jolla Riford Library
7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037
858-552-1657

Directions:

Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point.  Allow time for parking and bring meter coins, as the library lot fills quickly.

Format:

California casual.

Cost:

$20. Such a deal.

Note:

This meeting is open to NSA members, guests and the general public. Same cost for all.

Refreshments:

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration:

Register with your credit card by clicking here. 

 

PROGRAM TITLE

“Building a Brand New Keynote from the Ground Up”

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

You think a seasoned CSP/CPAE just waltzes out on stage with a completely new keynote? No way! George Walther, a Hall of Fame speaker since 1989, has totally reinvented himself, and he’ll show you exactly how he’s done it.

In this session, you’ll see him deliver his new program—completely unlike the business keynotes and seminars he’s delivered for nearly three decades—and then he’ll “draw back the curtain” to show you exactly what has gone (and is going) on behind-the-scenes. He’ll unveil the exact creative process that brought his new keynote to life, including:

·       How to know when you should listen to your gut and transform your talk and yourself, even though you love delivering it and your audiences dig you.

·       The three questions you must ask yourself now, and the honest answers that will lead you to the new topic you should be talking about.

·       The step-by-step process he’s used, starting with a blank flipchart page and a key brutal breakthrough insight . . . and moving into refining the outline; testing the waters; dosing in drama, props, and humor . . . and finally unveiling the ever-evolving latest production.

·       How to secure professional help in crafting your new program. George will explain exactly how he has—and hasn’t—benefitted from speech coaches and humor consultants.

·       The “creativity continuum” and how to decide where you want to play on it. (One extreme pisses people off, but gets you noticed. The other annoys nobody . . . and blends you in with the mass of mediocrity. So, where should you be?)

·       Whose candid feedback you must get, and how to get it. (The worst questions to ask are the ones everybody else asks. There’s a simple secret to getting colleagues, bureaus, and audiences to tell you what they really think.)

·       The biggest blunders he’s made in creating, marketing, and delivering this new keynote, and how each has contributed to the topic’s success.

PRESENTED BY:

George Walther, CSP, CPAE

George has earned acclaim for his business presentations through decades of hard, deliberate work. Recently, he decided to create a new presentation rooted more deeply in his heart  . . . and not based on anything he’s done before. It was a surprisingly difficult process for someone who’s been speaking professionally for 28 years. If you are curious about how you might adapt what he went through, he will show you exactly what he did to develop an entirely new keynote that took two years to create. He’ll unveil the precise creative process that brought his new presentation to life.

DETAILS

·            Please register on this website.

·            Just $20.

·            Regarding parking:

o        Free street parking is available if you look around.

o        Same-block parking has a 2-hour limit.

o        Unlimited street parking is available one block away, on the south side of Pearl Street.


 

bullet1Program: "Deconstructing Joe Calloway & Larry Winget”:
  Our 2nd Annual “Thursday Afternoon at the Movies” meeting

                                 

Date:

Thursday, January 15

Time:

3:30pm to 6:30pm

Location:

Barbara Sanfilippo’s home, in Escondido

Directions:

Will be emailed to attendees

Format:

View-and-discuss 2 keynotes on DVD

Cost: 

$25 at the door; cash or check made out to NSA/SD

Note:

This meeting is open to NSA members only

Note:

Attendance is limited to the first 15 respondents

Registration:

Via email to: GregGodek@aol.com

As we are the NSA chapter-of-the-future, we are continuing to experiment with different KINDS of meetings. In our January meeting we will deconstruct two keynotes from two very successful--and VERY different--professional speakers: (1) One of the most talked-about keynotes from an NSA convention, Joe Calloway's "Success Means Letting Go of What USED to Work," and (2) One of the most controversial speakers to come along in a long time, Larry Winget, presenting "Shut Up, Stop Whining & Get a Life!"

The discussion and deconstruction will be led by two very experienced chapter members who hold CPAEs. We will be focusing on both the content AND the style of the two keynotes.

We hereby present, for your education and entertainment, NSA’s second annual “Thursday Afternoon at the Movies.” We’ve reserved a seriously large flat-screen TV in the Sanfilippo Media Room for your edification and enjoyment.

DETAILS

·         Thursday, January 15th; 3:30pm to 6:30pm

·         At Barbara Sanfilippo’s home in Escondido

·         SPACE IS LIMITED. The first 15 people to sign-up can attend.

·         Registration is via email ONLY.

·         Email your RSVP to: GregGodek@aol.com

·         First-come, first-served.     

·         When the space fills-up we will email the entire chapter, informing everyone that we’ve reached our limit.

·         This event is for NSA members ONLY.

·         We will be viewing these keynotes:

o        Joe Calloway's "Success Means Letting Go of What USED to Work!"

o        Larry Winget's "Shut Up, Stop Whining & Get a Life!"

·         Note: We chose a location in the North County area for a change-of-pace, and to accommodate those who live farther away from San Diego.

·         Note: We chose the time to avoid rush hour traffic, and allow adequate time for discussion.

·         We'll email the address and directions to the attendees.

·         Snacks will be provided.

·         Cost: Just $25. Such a deal. Bring cash or check to the meeting.

 

 

 

 Program: "Group Brainstorming & Open Topics”

 

Date:

Saturday, November 8

Time:

10am to 12pm

Location:

To avoid drop-ins on this limited event, the location of this north county home is only being announced by emails.

Directions:

Check your email and mapquest it.

Format:

California casual.

Cost: 

Just $20 at the door: cash or check.

Register:

Register either by sending an email to GregGodek@aol.com
858-456-7177

Note:

1)  Attendance is limited to the first 15 participants.

2)   This meeting is open to NSA members only!  Please do not bring guests without talking to the committee first.

Refreshments:

Light refreshments will be served.

Our salon format is highly informative and informal. Bring your projects, ideas, challenges and brain.

Attendance is limited to the first 15 participants.

(Note:  It's worth coming just to see this home and its view!)

 

Program: "How Should I Market Myself?
                      (A Concise Course for Speakers.)”
 

 

Date:

Friday, September 12

Time:

10am to 12pm

Location:

La Jolla Public Library (Riford Library)
7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla, CA  92037; 858-552-1657

Directions:

Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point.  Allow time for parking and bring meter coins, as the library lot fills quickly.

Format:

California casual.

Cost: 

Just $25. Such a deal.

Register:

Register either by:
(1) on this website with a charge card
by clicking here, or
(2) sending an email to GregGodek@aol.com and bring cash or check to the meeting.
We’re easy.

Note:

This meeting is open to NSA members AND guests. Same cost for all.

Refreshments:

Light refreshments will be served. BYOC (Bring Your Own Coffee)—Starbucks is two blocks away.

If you missed Misty last month, presenting a shortened version of this presentation at the NSA National Convention in NYC, then this is your lucky day! We’re bringing her to San Diego to help us grow our speaking businesses.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

·         Are you so busy that you don't have the time or energy to market yourself?

·         Have you ever spent big bucks on marketing efforts that didn't work?

·         Do you sometimes feel a silent desperation when talking to prospects about doing business?

·         Would you rather stick a needle in your eye than "sell yourself?"

For a lot of people, developing and marketing their business can be discouraging, overwhelming, even exhausting. But it doesn't have to be! Somewhere along the line, marketing got a bad rap--it's not what a lot of people think it is. Quite simply, good marketing connects your solutions to people's problems or frustrations.

Your Marketing Gameplan should help your customers see, without coercion, that you offer what they're looking for. A well-thought marketing strategy will put your solutions in front of people who need what you offer. Make your business about serving your customers: solving their problems, eliminating their pain, and/or helping them get the results they really want!

As an independent professional, a critical part of your job is FINDING CLIENTS.  And if you’re like a lot of independent professionals, “selling yourself” can be frustrating, overwhelming, or even painful. After all, we didn’t make a career change to get into sales, right? 

Growing your business doesn’t have to be a struggle.  In fact, it can be enjoyable—even fun—and much easier than you think. 

 

YOU’LL LEARN:

·         The key components of a solid marketing campaign for growing your business.

·         How to get better results from your marketing efforts (ever spent big bucks on marketing that didn't work?).

·         The most important strategies for attracting more clients.

·         The secret to harmonizing your offerings so you’ll book more business.

·         New ways to super-charge your campaigns to get better results for the money invested. 

  

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT MISTY:

Largely because of the amazing influence Misty has had on our positioning concept, we've landed two MASSIVE contracts for TONS of work. Two CEOs in one day both said "Go!" I am THE most satisfied client Misty has ever had. I will do commercials for her! I can't thank Misty enough.
   ~ Joe Calloway, CSP, CPAE

"I saw Misty at the annual National Speakers Association convention’s Cavett Institute, and her material was exactly what I had been looking for! Misty has helped me take my ideas and fine-tune them into a specific, executable plan. Working with her has given me the accountability and momentum that I've needed!"
    ~ Neil Phillips, Visible Men

 

BIO:

Misty Williams, founder of Strategic Marketing Solutions and author of How Should I Market Myself? (Fall 2008), works with speakers, coaches and consultants to develop a Marketing Gameplan to grow their businesses.

Misty is a (new!) member of NSA, and a member of the American Marketing Association. She presented a standing-room-only breakout session at NSA’s recent 2008 Convention in New York City.  www.MyStrategicMarketer.com; Misty "@" MyStrategicMarketer.com. 

REGISTRATION:

See the box at the top of this announcement.

Be there or be square! 

 

 

Program: "Jim Cathcart Un-Plugged: A Unique Evening of Education & Entertainment”

Note: This meeting is only open to NSA Members.

 

Date:

Friday, May 30

Time:

6:30pm to 9:30pm

Location:

Chapter president Karyn Buxman's home-and-concert-hall.
5641 La Jolla Hermosa Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037
858-456-7177

Directions:

Mapquest page directly to this site is set up for you.

Format:

California casual.

Cost: 

$35 per person. Such a deal.

Dinner:

Heavy hors d'oeuvres & wine will be served.

Note:

This is an NSA-members only event.  

Registration:

NOTE:  SOME PEOPLE HAVE HAD PROBLEMS REGISTERING FOR THIS EVENT.  PLEASE CLICK THE REFRESH BUTTON ONCE ON YOUR WEB BROWSER (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc) BEFORE YOU CLICK THE "right here" MESSAGE BELOW; WE THINK THAT SHOULD RESOLVE IT FOR MOST PEOPLE.

Pre-registration required. Register online right here .

 

“Jim Cathcart Un-Plugged: A Unique Evening of Education & Entertainment”
(1)     Presentation: “Finding, Developing & Re-Creating Your Brand”
(2)     A “concert/sing-along” with Jim Cathcart on acoustic guitar
(3)     Heavy hors d'oeuvres & wine

Join your speaker friends at our May chapter meeting, as we host the incomparable Jim Cathcart as he makes a rare Southern California appearance.

“Jim Cathcart Un-Plugged: A Unique Evening of Education & Entertainment”

·         Presentation: “Finding, Developing & Re-Creating Your Brand”

·         A “concert/sing-along” with Jim Cathcart on acoustic guitar

 

RE: THE PRESENTATION: “FINDING, DEVELOPING & RE-CREATING YOUR BRAND”

After a phenomenally successful 25 years in the speaking biz, Jim Cathcart is re-creating his brand. Huh?!? Wouldn't you like to find out WHY he's doing it . . . and how YOU can re-create your brand to enhance your success?

Jim will discuss:

·         How to build a career position that gets better with each phase

·         Selecting your best topic

·         Naming your products and speeches

·         Positioning yourself for your chosen markets

·         Reinventing yourself every few years

·         Staying current and exploring the cutting edge

RE: THE “CONCERT/SING-ALONG”

·         Jim is an accomplished amateur singer/guitarist.

·         He'll be playing favorites from the 1960s, 70s & 80s.

·         Singing along is not required . . . but the peer pressure WILL be intense.

BIO

Jim Cathcart moved from Arkansas and Oklahoma to La Jolla in 1983. He was a “motivational speaker” who had just created a new partnership with college professor Dr. Tony Alessandra. Jim joined NSA in 1976 and was presenting more than 120 speeches a year by 1982. For five years (1980-85) he and Tony built Cathcart, Alessandra and Associates into a very successful business. Then they went back to being separate businesses while still occasionally co-authoring and collaborating.

Jim has authored 14 books with major publishers, and has sold millions of dollars worth of his audio programs with Nightingale-Conant and others. He served as NSA's national president in 1988-89. He created NSA's Professional Competencies program and he has received the following awards and designations: CSP, CPAE/Speaker Hall of Fame, The Cavett Award, GLAC's Lifetime Achievement Award, Toastmasters International's “Golden Gavel” Award, and he will receive the “Legends of the Platform Award” this summer.

As the author of the original Relationship Selling book Jim received worldwide acclaim; and his book The Acorn Principle is a national bestseller. He was one of the first five speakers in NSA to create a video demo; he has pioneered in many other areas as well.

Today Jim lives in Lake Sherwood, California-just over the hill from Malibu near Thousand Oaks; his administrative operations are handled by SpeakersOffice, Inc. in Carlsbad. He is an avid trail runner and mountain hiker, sport touring motorcyclist (he's toured the Alps twice on a BMW) and a singer/guitarist. At age 61 he is more fit and fun than at any point in his life, and he's still as excited about speaking as ever!

NSA San Diego renamed its Member of the Year Award the “Jim Cathcart Service Award” in recognition of his many years of support to this chapter and our profession.

Jim's main website is www.Cathcart.com and his blog is http://relationshipintelligenceblog.com.


REGISTER NOW FOR OUR MAY MEETING!

·         Friday, May 30, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

·         This is an NSA members-only event.

·         Only $35. Includes hors d'oeuvres & wine, presentation & concert.

·         Register online on this website.

 

Questions? Contact chapter Program Chair Greg Godek:

·         858-456-7177

·         GregGodek@aol.com

Bring your questions, your notepad, your curiosity and your spirit of fun to see Jim Cathcart in a rare musical appearance, as he rejoins us here in San Diego once again for an evening of learning and music!

 

2nd Annual School of Public Speaking

 by National Speakers Assoc./San Diego

June 5, 2008
click for info

 


Program: “PR and the Successful Speaker:
                    Using Media to Build Your Speaking Career”

        Note:   This is a members-only meeting.

 

 

Date:

Wednesday, March 26

Time:

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location:

The home of chapter president Karyn Buxman-Godek:
5641 La Jolla Hermosa Ave., La Jolla, CA  92037
858-456-1874

Directions:

Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location,
ready for you to fill in your starting point. 

Format:

California casual.

Cost: 

$25. Such a deal.

Registration: 

Click here to register.

Note:

Light food will be served. 


 

PROGRAM FORMAT

Interactive program and Q&A.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Want to generate more speaking engagements?  Want to raise your speaking fees?  Want your audiences to clamor for your products?  Then raise your profile!

Your branding, your positioning and your competitiveness depend on what potential clients see, hear and think about you. Publicity is the tool that will get you where you want to go. Learn how to wield that tool effectively. Properly employed, PR is a powerful (and inexpensive!) business tactic.

Questions that will be answered in this meeting:

·        How do you access free PR?

·        Are press releases useful?

·        How do you expand your expertise so that it is media-relevant?

·        How do you position yourself as the expert/authority that the media calls on regularly?

·        How do you avoid the producer slush pile?

·        What hooks work, what hooks don’t, and why?

·        How do you create relationships with the media?

·        What do you need beyond your speaker one-sheet to grab media attention?

·        How do you translate media appearances into bookings and product sales?

·        How do you most effectively use the media to enhance your speaking career?

Learn all this and more in this interactive class.  Bring your media materials for an assessment!

SPEAKER BIO

President of STRATEGIES Literary Public Relations, a multi-media literary firm focusing on the development, management and promotion of exceptional authors, Antoinette Kuritz is also the Founder and Director of the La Jolla Writers Conference, the host of Writer’s Roundtable Radio Show,  and a published author.

A regular speaker at conferences throughout the country, Antoinette coaches speakers and authors of all genres, from their project’s infancy to the New York Times Best Seller List. Antoinette believes in personalizing conventional promotional avenues while simultaneously capitalizing on the oft-neglected, but extremely successful, more unconventional methods of PR.  As a result, Strategies’ clients have been featured in and on, among others, The New York Times, The Boston Herald, The Detroit Free Press, The Washington Post, People, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Maxim, Hannity & Colmes, Studio B with Shepard Smith, The O’Reilly Factor, Fox & Friends, CNN, Dateline, Today, Larry King Live, Coast to Coast with Art Bell, and MSNBC. Antoinette’s clients’ books have appeared on the best seller lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Book Sense.

REGISTER NOW!

        ·        Cost: Just $25. Such a deal!

·        Register & pay at the link up top.

·        When: Wednesday, March 26, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

·        Where: At the home of chapter president Karyn Buxman-Godek: 5641 La Jolla Hermosa Ave., La Jolla, CA  92037

·        Questions? Contact program chair Greg Godek: GregGodek@aol.com; 858-456-7177

·        Also: Light food will be served.

·        Be there or be square.

 

PROGRAM: "NSA Night at the Theatre”

 

 

See ‘Triple Espresso’ with us!

 

San Diego’s longest-running play

Join us—before it closes for good!

 

NOTE: This event is open to guests & friends

            of chapter members

 



 

Date:

Saturday, February 9

Time:

5pm

Location:

Horton Grand Theatre (619-234-9583)
444 Fourth Ave., San Diego, CA  92101
In the Gaslamp District, downtown San Diego

Directions:

Click here

Format:

California casual.

Cost: 

$35 (save $2.50 off the individual ticket price)

Note:

This meeting is open to NSA members AND guests. Same cost for all.

Registration:

Registration deadline: Friday, January 25, noon

 

PROGRAM TITLE

“NSA Night at the Theatre”: See ‘Triple Espresso’—San Diego’s longest-running play, before it closes for good on February 17

 

 

PROGRAM FORMAT

·            An evening at the theatre!

·            No formal program; just socializing with your speaker friends and colleagues.

·            In December we didn’t hold our traditional SOCIAL event (we held an EDUCATIONAL meeting)—so we thought we’d so something purely SOCIAL in FEBRUARY.

 

 

ABOUT “TRIPLE ESPRESSO”

A Broadway-quality show that’s funny, funny, funny! You’ve probably HEARD about this show, and said that you’d see it “some day.” Well, time is running out: The show closes for good on February 17.

 

 

FOR MORE INFO:

·            About the show: www.tripleespresso.com/sandiego/

·            About NSA/San Diego: Email GregGodek  @  aol.com

 

 

REGISTRATION

·            You MUST register online for this event.

·            You MUST register by Friday, January 25, by noon. (This is a REAL deadline; it will not be extended.)

·            Group rate tickets will NOT be available at the door.

·            (But if you’re a last-minute decider, you’re welcome to show-up and pay the regular ticket price.)

·            Our group rate is $35 per ticket. (Regular price is $37.50.)

 

 


Program: “Celebrating Mark LeBlanc: A San Diego Boy Who Made Good” 

 

Date:

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Time:

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Location:

Bill Bachrach’s Home
885 La Jolla Corona Ct.

La Jolla, CA 92037

Directions:

DO NOT USE MAPQUEST; IT'S WRONG!!!

Link to a direction page made especially for this event.

Misc:

Dress is comfortably informal (but not washing-the-dog informal).

Champagne reception. Heavy Hors D’oeuvres … enough to make a meal will be served. (don’t eat dinner before you come over)

Cost: 

 

Registration fee is $25.  Advance registration is requested.  You can register online or pay in advance with a check.  Registration information below.

Registration:

REGISTER with your credit card by clicking here.  You must register by Friday, November 9.

We'd prefer that you register and pre-pay by clicking above, but if you cannot do a credit card, you may mail a check for $25.00 made payable to NSASD to:

Debbie Bermont, 5694 Mission Center Rd., #349,
San Diego, CA 92108
for receipt BY November 11, 2007.

If you mail your check after Nov 6, please drop Debbie a note at Debbie@outrageousbusinessgrowth.com so she knows it's coming. 

DESCRIPTION

In case you’ve been traveling, didn’t attend the National NSA convention in July, didn’t read the news or have been sitting under a rock, you might not have heard that our very own NSASD chapter member, Mr. Mark LeBlanc has ascended the ranks and after a very long term on the national board is now the NATIONAL NSA President.  In honor of this significant event, we will be popping the champagne open and throwing in some fabulous food and giving him a heck of a party on November 13, 2007.  Bill Bachrach has once again been generous to open up the doors to his La Jolla estate to host this event in his home. 

This is our big social event of the year.  A holiday come early and a darn good reason to drink and be merry.  Please join us as we cheer Mark on to have an incredibly successful year as the National President.  In Mark’s own thematic words “NSA Rocks” and we’re going to have a rockin’ good time.

Unless you attend one of the NSA national events, this might be the only chance you get to glimpse his royal highness as he steps into power and the ivory tower of greatness. So bring a warm cheer, your very best well wishes and an appetite and join us for this festive event.

Registration cost: A modest $25 to cover the champagne and food.  If you want Dom Perignon you can contribute $125 otherwise you will have to settle for the champagne we serve.

Program Details:  There are none.  We’re here to have a great time like we know NSA San Diegans are famous for. There might be a roast or two (I mean toast or two) for Mark. If you attended the last function held at Bill Bachrach’s home a few years back, you know that he really knows how to host an incredible party!


Program: “Book It! Using Books as the Foundation of Your Speaking Career”
   (Our annual joint meeting with the La Jolla Writers Conference)

  

Date:

Friday, November 2, 2007

Time:

9:00am to 11:00am

Location:

Paradise Point Resort & Spa

1404 Vacation Rd., San Diego, CA 92109

858-274-4630; www.ParadisePoint.com

Directions:

Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point 

Misc:

(1) This meeting is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
(2) Dress is casual. (After all, this IS Southern California.)
(3) Special discount to attend the La Jolla Writers Conference!

Cost: 

$25—for NSA members, non-members, friends, guests, and Muggles

Registration:

Register with your credit card by clicking here

DESCRIPTION

PROVING ITS CREATIVITY, FLEXIBILITY & UNIQUENESS, NSA/SD TO HOLD ITS
OCTOBER MEETING IN NOVEMBER!  (Another first for an NSA chapter)

  • This meeting is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
  • Special offer: Attend the La Jolla Writers Conference at a discount!

Join us on Friday, November 2, from 9am to 11am, for our annual book-focused meeting, when we join forces with the nationally-acclaimed La Jolla Writers Conference.

We'll present a panel of book experts, publishing gurus and successful authors.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE:

  • How to organize and translate your speaking into marketable books

  • How to translate your author profile into media appearances

  • How to translate those appearances into sales and other opportunities

  • How to expand your business model: Using your book as a foundation for (1) sponsorship, (2) ancillary products, (3) specialty markets, and (4) cooperative promotions

PROGRAM PANELISTS:

  • Three or four of the following. (Subject to travel schedules, etc.)

  • Antoinette Kuritz: Literary publicist, author, founder of the La Jolla Writers Conference

  • Dan Poynter: Publishing legend, author of "The Self-Publishing Manual," parachutist

  • Greg Godek: Bestselling author (4+ million books sold), speaker, marketing/branding expert

  • Mark Twain: Author, speaker, satirist

  • Marcella Smith: Small Press Relations at Barnes & Noble

  • Dale Fetherling: Author, expert on book proposals

  • Angela Rinaldi: Literary agent, former editor at Bantam Books

DETAILS:

  • Register online at www.NSASD.org

  • Cost: Just $25. Such a deal.

  • This meeting is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

ALSO:

  • And if you’re REALLY serious, you should attend the entire, 3-day La Jolla Writers Conference!

  • Info at www.LaJollaWritersConference.com

  • SPECIAL OFFER: If you sign-up for the La Jolla Writers Conference, and tell them that you heard about it from NSA/San Diego, you’ll get a $25 discount off the Conference fee.

Be there or be square.
 



Program: “Jeffrey Gitomer on Sales”

OVERVIEW OF SEPTEMBER MEETING
~ Topic: Sales Skills for Speakers & Other Entrepreneurs
~ Speaker: Jeffrey Gitomer, CSP, sales guru, marketing maniac
~ Venue: Jeffrey's San Diego sales seminar, "SalesConnections!"
~ Date: Friday, September 28, 7am to 11:30am
~ Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt, downtown San Diego
~ Fee: $49--that's a $50 discount from the public fee of $99
~ More info at: www.Gitomer.com/sandiego

MORE DESCRIPTION
If you’re thinking to yourself, “His names sounds familiar…” you might recognize him by some of his book titles—classics in the field:
The Sales Bible, Customer Service is Worthless, Loyalty is Priceless, The Little Red Book of Sales Answers, The Little Black Book of Connections, The Little Gold Book of Yes! and The Little Green Book of Getting Your Way. Whew! In addition to that he has a weekly syndicated column in The Business Journal in (at last count) 80 different newspapers.

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
~ There are a few opportunities for volunteers to help at the sales/product table. Volunteers may attend the seminar for free.

SEMINAR INFO AT
~ www.Gitomer.com/sandiego

TO REGISTER, VOLUNTEER, OR ASK QUESTIONS
~ DO NOT register online, as you can't get the chapter discount there.
~ Call 800-242-5388 or 704-333-1112
~ Ask for Sara
~ Or email: Sara@Gitomer.com

YOU ARE INVITED . . .

. . . to a one-time happening! We’re moving our September meeting over to the Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego, to join-in Jeffrey Gitomer’s only seminar in Southern California this year.


Program: “SLEEPING IN YOUR OWN BED!*”  

(*No this isn’t another “romantic thriller” from President Greg Godek...it's about speaking in your own town)

 

LAURA STACK

Date:

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Time:

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location:

Home of Rodger Price

5875 Sarah Ave

La Mesa, CA 91942

(619) 540-6886

Directions:

Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point 

Misc:

Dress is casual. (After all, this IS Southern California.)

Light refreshments will be served. (And Starbucks is 2 blocks away.)

Registration:

REGISTER with your credit card by clicking here

or by emailing a short note to: greggodek@aol.com

Cost: 

 

$ 20.00 prepaid by credit card link above.

$ 20.00 by cash or check with reservation by 8/14.

$ 25.00 cash or check for same day reservations
   (this is a members only event; newcomers should definitely
    check in with us before coming, especially same-day).

DESCRIPTION

Are you sick and tired of schlepping suitcases, waiting in airport boarding areas and being crammed into the middle seat on the plane…. both ways…uphill…in the snow?  OK, we added that last part…BUT, “DO YOU WANT TO DO MORE BUSINESS RIGHT HERE IN SAN DIEGO?”.

Laura Stack, CSP, MBA, president of The Productivity Pro, Inc, an NSA national board of director and a past president of NSA/Colorado who was determined to do most of her work in Denver, so she could spend more time at home with her husband and three kids and has done just that. 

Laura will share her concrete strategy and formula for booking more business at home including:

  • Finding the right strategy for you
  • Creating pricing options that get more business
  • Creating personal relationships with your target market
  • Creative and unique marketing ideas to implement
  • Getting your name out there
  • Other non-travel sources of income

From personal experience of Laura’s program at a past national convention, several of our local members can personally tell you that her ideas work!  This is a program not to miss if you want concrete ideas on how to work more at home.

About Laura Stack, MBA, CSP

Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, is a productivity expert, who helps people leave the office earlier, with less stress and more results to show for it.  Laura is the president of The Productivity Pro®, Inc., a Denver-based training firm specializing in productivity improvement in high-stress organizations.  She is one of a handful of professional speakers whose business focuses solely on time management and productivity topics.  Since 1992, Laura has taught her original principles on improving output, lowering stress, and saving time in today’s workplaces.  She is a high-energy, high-content speaker, who educates, entertains, and motivates people to improve personal productivity.

Laura is the author or co-author of five books, including Find More Time (Broadway Books, 2006), two of the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and the bestselling book Leave the Office Earlier (Broadway Books, 2004), which was hailed as “the best of the bunch” by the New York Times and listed on the June 2004 Book Sense Business & Economics Bestseller list.  Leave the Office Earlier has been published in seven countries and in five foreign languages, including Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, and Italian.  Her newest book The Exhaustion Cure (Broadway Books) hits bookstores in May 2008.  Laura is featured in three audio success series with Zig Ziglar, Denis Waitley, and Brian Tracy.  Her popular monthly electronic newsletter has subscribers in 38 countries. 

Widely regarded as one of the leading experts in the field of employee productivity and workplace issues, she has been featured nationally on the CBS Early Show, CNN, NPR, Bloomberg, NBC TV, WB News, the New York Times, USA Today, the WashingtonPost.com, the Chicago Tribune, SELF, Me, Working Mother magazine, Bottom Line Personal, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Entrepreneur magazine, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s Day, and Parents magazine. 

Laura draws from her background as a corporate manager, a University of Colorado instructor, CareerTrack speaker, radio talk show host, newspaper columnist, and small business owner.  Her client list reads like a Who's Who of recognizable Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft, IBM, GM, Coors, the Denver Broncos, Lockheed Martin, Lucent Technologies, Wells Fargo, Mobil, Time Warner, and VISA, plus a multitude of associations and governmental agencies.

Laura holds an MBA in Organizational Management (University of Colorado, 1991), integrating the importance of productivity in business with employee retention and satisfaction.  She is also on the board of directors for the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is the recipient of the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, NSA’s highest earned designation, held by less than 10% of professional speakers worldwide.  Laura is a Microsoft® Corporation spokesperson and presents in their behalf at conferences.  She is a Certified Specialist in Microsoft® Office Outlook.  Laura was awarded a Board Approval in Productivity Improvement from the Society for the Advancement of Consulting (SAC).  Laura is truly one-of-a-kind!

Laura lives with her husband and three children in Denver, Colorado.

Program: “Meetings Industry Cruise”  

 

Date:

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Time:

Board: 5:30 PM
Cruise: 6:30 PM
Dock: 8:30 PM
Disembark: 9:00 PM

Location:

Broadway/B-Street Pier for a cruise in the bay

Directions:

Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point 

Misc:

Dress is anywhere from business casual to dressy, as you choose to come.

Registration:

REGISTER with your credit card by clicking here

Cost: 

 

Price: $ 45.00 per Person
($50.00 for walk-in’s and registrations after August 20th)

DESCRIPTION

Join us for the 3rd Annual Hospitality Industry Harbor Cruise!
Thursday August 23rd, 2007


• Meeting Professionals International
• International Special Events Society
• Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International
• National Association of Catering Executives
• National Speakers Association
• Association of Bridal Consultants
 

Price includes:

 

  • Two-Hour Sunset Cruise of San Diego Bay

  • Two Premium Drink Tickets

  • Carving Station
       Roast Tenderloin of Beef
       Grilled Teriyaki Salmon & Mango Salsa

  • Custom Food Stations

       “Hot Havana Nights”
       “Cruise Me to the Ballgame”

       "International Soft and Aged Cheeses"

  • Hors d’Oeuvres

       Corn Fritters with Mango Sauce, Goat Cheese Tartlets,

       Coconut Prawns

       Smoked Chicken Quesadillas

       Seasonal Fresh Fruits and Garden Fresh Crudités

       Grilled Vegetables with Assorted Dips

  • Assorted Yum Yum Yummy Deserts!!!

  • Complimentary Sodas, Coffee & Tea
     

Last year’s event was beyond spectacular with perfect weather, cool people (you), an evening that we never wanted to end!

Proceeds from the evening benefit

“The Traveler’s Aid Society”

It’s a great party for a great cause!


PARKING

 

Metered Parking across from boarding location and on Broadway Pier.

Meters are free after 6:00 PM.

 

Corner of Pacific Highway and Broadway: $ 10.00
Across from Santa Fe Depot on Pacific Highway; $ 11.00
USS Midway Parking Lot:  $ 7.00


Please note that if you do not pay correctly,

the City of San Diego is quick to ticket you!
All pricing subject to change and length of time parked; PLEASE ALLOW AMPLE TIME TO PARK


 

Program: “Preparing To Be Unprepared:
                       Improv is Essential in Professional Speaking

 

Date:

Friday, June 22, 2007

Time:

7 to 9ish

Location:

Home of Greg & Karyn Godek
5641 La Jolla Hermosa Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037

Directions:

Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point. 

Misc:

Max 20 people for this session to make the space
comfortable for all.

Dress is VERY casual.
Please wear comfortable shoes, preferably sneakers!

Light refreshments, like wine and cheese, will be served.
(And Starbucks is 2 blocks away.)

Cost: 

$20 for both member and non-members.  
Cash or check at the door.

Registration:

Closed!  

 

DESCRIPTION

Milo Shapiro, NSA-SD's resident improvisation professional, returns with his program on using the lessons of improvisation to help us improve both our stage speaking and our business flexibility.

This program was one of the best received in San Diego in 2006 and was recommended for sharing at the 2007 National Convention...and was accepted!  So Milo is giving us a preview of what he'll be sharing at convention in July.  It's a great chance for everyone locally (whether you're going to convention or not) to sample this fun, applicable, and very different look at approaching situations.

Do you plan everything down to the detail?  What do you do when everything doesn't add up?  And do you see opportunities to veer off your plans to capture something wonderful in the moment?  That's the joy and the power of improvisation.

This program will be much like last year's, but Milo will probably mix it up some so that repeat attendees get an opportunity to play some new games for new learning, too.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Attendees will leave more comfortable with the idea of trying things new ways to take programs to new levels. 

  • Everyone is looking for new clever ways to market.  Instead of taking something that sounds good, be the source of great new ideas for yourself!

  • Improv is a big part of negotiating.  Creative approaches in that arena can lead to stronger marketing and closings that might have otherwise been lost.

  • It is the most you will laugh with others in any breakout session, allowing you to be more fully present for any other sessions you attend.

BIO

Milo Shapiro is the Creative Energy Officer (CEO) of IMPROVentures,  blending the lessons of improv into
teambuilding events, interactive keynote programs, and coaching in public speaking.  He is the author of the forthcoming book below.  Other credentials include:

  • 16 years of improvisation training
  • 13 years of performance in improvisation
  • 12 years of teaching improv for the stage
  • 6 years of teaching improv for teamwork and communication skills (Clients include Computer Sciences Corporation, The U.S. Marines, Union Bank of California)
  • 5 years of speaking to audience on the topic of moving past the fear of failure and showing them how improv ties in to the topic.  (Clients of this program include Wells Fargo, Wellpoint/Blue Cross, Southwest Airlines)
  • 5 years of business related improv show where a duo or trio of improviser perform ten games and tie each one to a business topic such as sales or management (Clients include: Pfizer, Kodak, Sempra Energy, and Cox Cable)
  • Coaching clients in the area of public speaking, using exercises of improvisation to help clients loosen up, try things new ways, and find out what makes them uniquely them.

RSVP AND COME OUT FOR THE FUN...WITH OTHER MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS WELCOME!

 

Program: “Speaking and E-learning: How to Build the Business You Desire”

 

Date:

Friday, May 25, 2007

Time:

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location:

La Jolla Riford Library
7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037
858-552-1657

Directions:

Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point.  Allow time for parking and bring meter coins, as the library lot fills quickly.

Misc:

Dress is casual. (After all, this IS Southern California.)

Light refreshments will be served.
(And Starbucks is 2 blocks away.)

Cost: 

$25. Such a deal. Cash or check at the door.

Registration:

REGISTER by emailing a short note to: Karyn@Humorx.com

 

DESCRIPTION

How can you build a business you can sell? In this session we’ll cover how to create a profitable e-learning company that will attract buyers when you’re ready to let go. Build a life style or build an empire—your choice; the pros and cons of e-learning as a means for adding value for your clients, attracting new clients, time and financial investments, mistakes to avoid, team members you will need, and resources to get started.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

·         How to create another revenue stream for your business that provides tremendous value for your clients (that won’t require you standing in long tedious security lines, throwing luggage in the overhead baggage compartment, or begging for an upgrade)

·         What you need to know before jumping on the e-learning band wagon

·         How to build a business that you can sell when you’re ready to retire in the Bahamas, Cabo, or Pacific Beach!

·         And much, much more!

BIO

Lorna Riley, CSP, President/CEO of Chart Learning Solutions Inc. and the American Training Association, is the creator of over 60 skill development programs and considered one of the elite sales, service, and leadership and productivity speakers in the country. Lorna draws upon her diverse career background in sales, education, and management to create innovative, humorous, interactive, high-level customized programs.

Lorna has earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation, an honored classification held by less than 8% of professional speakers. Author of nine books, three audio albums, 6 assessments, three coaching guides, 56 e-learning programs, featured in national magazines, radio and TV, her PowerPak success philosophy has increased productivity and sales by as much as 600%--find out how!

AND SO

  • Please join us on Friday, May 25th
  • Get specific tactics and strategies—not broad concepts
  • Register today! By emailing a note to: Karyn@Humorx.com to pay cash/check at the door OR use the link above to charge the amount (at least 24 hours before the event, please!)
  • Be there or be square!

Program: “FIRST ANNUAL “BRAINSTORMING MEETING””

 

    

Date:

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Time:

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location:

La Jolla Public Library
7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla, CA  92037
858-552-1657

Directions:

Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point 

Misc:

Dress is casual. (After all, this IS Southern California.)

Light refreshments (mostly junk) will be served.

Cost: 

$20. Such a deal. Cash or check at the door.

Registration:

 

 

MEETING DESCRIPTION

You’re invited to our first annual “BRAINSTORMING MEETING”!

Haven’t you always wanted to spend some quality time with several full-time, award-winning, successful-AND-good-looking professional speakers . . . and get them to focus their expertise on your speaking career??

If two heads are better than one, just imagine what a dozen or more heads can accomplish! Especially when at least two of the heads are CPAEs and CSPs, and one of the heads is a bestselling author and marketing guru.

In our April meeting we’re going to pool our expertise and experience in the service of helping one another. Bring your speaking challenges, your opportunities and challenges, your questions and concerns, your one-sheet, your talk titles, your book titles, your concepts and ideas and visions—and we’ll work on ‘em together.

We have confirmed the participation of these chapter members who will facilitate our brainstorming free-for-all: Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE; Karyn BUxman, CSP, CPAE; Greg Godek, ABC, XYZ. (In other words, you’re guaranteed to have some experienced and successful speakers as part of the “Brainstorming Team.”) See bios below.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN 

·         You’ll get SPECIFIC answers to YOUR questions—not someone’s canned speech.

·         You’ll get tips and techniques that could transform your career. (But YOU have to implement them. Hey, nothing’s perfect.)

·         Secret recipes from our grandmother.

·         Answers to the deepest questions posed by philosophers.

BIOs

We have confirmed the participation of these chapter members who will facilitate our brainstorming free-for-all:

  • Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE, current national NSA board member. Eileen is a keynote speaker, award-winning author and master facilitator. She is known for holding “conversations” with audiences, engaging them on the topics of leadership and life balance. “Executive Excellence” magazine lists her as one of the top 100 authorities in work and life leadership.
  • Karyn Buxman, CSP, CPAE, former national NSA board member. Karyn is a full-time keynote speaker, with 20+ years of platform experience. As founder of the HumorLab she focuses on how humor affects performance and health. She is a humorist who translates the latest neurological and psychological findings to business audiences.
  • Greg Godek, bestselling author, NSA/SD chapter prez. Greg is a full-time author, and part-time speaker and business consultant. He has sold 4 million REAL books through REAL bookstores. He is a creative marketing maniac who conducted the biggest booksigning tour in the history of publishing: He went in search of customers, love, and the meaning of life. He is still looking for the meaning of life.

 AND SO

  • FEE: Just 20 bucks. Such a deal.
  • SNACKS (mostly junk) will be served.

Program:
“Dan Poynter's Book Promotion For Speakers and Other Extroverts”

 

Date: Wednesday January 24th, 2007
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location:
Conference Room

2525 Camino del Rio South
San Diego,  CA  92108 
(This was incorrectly listed as 92123 on the previous Chapter Communiqué' - 92108 is correct)

FRONT DOOR BUILDING CODE # 1776 

(SAVE THIS EASY-TO-REMEMBER CODE#
      - You might need this to get in!)

Directions: Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point instead of downtown SD.
Misc: Nothing is miscellaneous today!  Everything about this is essential!
Cost:  $ 15.00 at the door (Cash or Check)
Registration:

REGISTER by emailing a short note to: Karyn@humorx.com

DESCRIPTION

It doesn’t matter if you sell out to a large New York publisher or publish yourself, the author must do the promotion. Publishers do not promote books; ask any author who has a publisher.

The challenge is that publishers assume that all writers are introverted. They’ve learned from experience that most authors do not want to promote their books. Introverts recoil at the thought of beating their chests on radio, on television or in bookstores.

What is an extroverted author to do?

If you want to be interviewed on television, a book will get you there. More than 95% of the people being interviewed on the air are authors of recent books. But extroverts often need help with writing.

Dan Poynter gives extroverts permission to work with an editor or ghostwriter. (You don’t have to be the writer to be the author.) He shares a number of effective, proven ways to find and work with people who can accelerate your book-writing process.

Extroverts love this presentation. They nod their heads as they identify with the outgoing personality Dan describes. They feel relieved when Dan shows them how to get help on their manuscript and how to convince their agent and publisher they will get out to tell the world about their book. Then he describes several fun ways they can promote their books. Introverts should use these same foundational promotion techniques. You will discover how to take advantage of your introverted or extroverted personality to get attention for your book.
 


Program:
   “Emerging Generations and the Future of Associations:
     How Professional Speakers Can Remain on the Platform

 

Date:

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Time:

12:30pm to 3:00pm

Location:

La Jolla Riford Library
7555 Draper Ave.
, La Jolla, CA 92037
858-552-1657

Directions:

Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point 

Misc:

Dress is casual. (After all, this IS Southern California.)

Light refreshments will be served.

Cost: 

 

$15. Such a deal. Cash or check at the door.

Registration:

REGISTER by emailing a short note to: Karyn@humorx.com

Or

Register with your credit card by clicking here

DESCRIPTION

It goes without saying that the association members of tomorrow will look significantly different than those of today ------- if they choose to join in the first place. As associations struggle to meet the expectations and desires of the emerging generations, professional speakers can be in the perfect position to assist them. Join Bob Wendover for an enlightening discussion on the challenges facing these organizations as the Baby Boomers edge toward retirement and young members demand vastly different services. Then explore how professional speakers can ensure their value by providing services matched to these emerging needs. Research indicates that engaging tomorrow’s generations will require an integrated collection of resources available to members 24/7/365. This, coupled with continuous marketing that competes successfully for their share of mind, will be the key to longevity and effectiveness going forward.

BIO

Robert W. Wendover has been working with associations for more than 20 years and a 17-year veteran of NSA. The past president of two local organizations, he is a two-time past chair of the National Meetings Industry Council. In his present position as Director of the Center for Generational Studies, he speaks to more than 50 associations per year on topics ranging from age diversity and succession planning to customer service and the psychographics of the emerging consumer.

Robert is the Director of The Center for Generational Studies which conducts research, produces seminars and publishes resources on how the generations relate to one another in American society. For more information go to www.gentrends.com.

AND SO...

  • Please join us on Thursday, Feb 6.
  • Pay online or at the door (cash or checks made out to NSA/SD)
  • Socializing, networking schmoozing and all that jazz from 12:30 to 1:00, program from 1-3.
  • Register today! By emailing a note to: Karyn@Humorx.com
  • Be there or be square.

Program:
“The NSA-SD Christma Chanuk Kwan Solsti Holid Happy December Party!”

 

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2006
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location:

Lorna Riley’s home

2455 Flametree Rd, Vista, CA 92084

760-639-4020

Directions: Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location,
ready for you to fill in your starting point 
Misc:

Dress is festive! (It’s a holiday party—extra points for coming dressed as Rudolph.)

Menu: Heavy hors o’deurves from Ciao (a yummy Italian restaurant), wine, coffee, etc (wear elastic-waist pants…).

 

Cost:  $20 per person. Such a deal.
Registration:

REGISTER by emailing a short note to: Karyn@humorx.com

Or

Register with your credit card by
clicking here

Please RSVP before December 9th.

 

DESCRIPTION

Join your NSA friends and colleagues for our annual Holiday Bash! This year it’s being held at the GORGEOUS home of Lorna and Dan Riley. This event is for members only and their significant other or guest. (No children, pets or politicians.) Don’t miss this opportunity to eat, drink and be merry!

AND SO

  • Please join us on Saturday, December 16, 6-9 pm.
  • Register today! By emailing a note to: Karyn@humorx.com
  • RSVP before December 9th.
  • Be there or risk coal in your stocking!

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Holiday Party

     5.  Friends, fun, food, and prizes of unspeakable value!

4.  They don’t sing Holiday Carols at the Karaoke Bar.

3.  It’s either THIS, or watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” for the 47th time.

2.  President Godek will be dressed as one of Santa’s helpers.

1.  Mistletoe! Mistletoe! Mistletoe!


 

 

Program:

 

“Breakfast with a Champion—Bob Pike

 

Date:

Thursday, November 9, 2006

Time:

8:00am to 10:30am

Misc:

Dress is casual. (After all, this IS Southern California.)

Cost: 

Breakfast is from the menu, on your own. 

Registration:

Past event.

 

DESCRIPTION

Join us at Postcards American Bistro at the Handlery Hotel in Mission Valley where we’ll meet for breakfast at 8:00 until 10 or 10:30 a.m. with a true champion in the speaking industry, Bob Pike. For the first half hour, Mr. Pike will talk about creative ways in which professional speakers actively engage audiences for maximum learning impact, whether we face five people or five-hundred people in our presentations. For the second half hour he will do Q & A.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN 

·                      Tips on how to actively engage your participants when you have a small audience.

·                      Tips on how to actively engage your participants when you have a large audience.

·                      Direct answers to your burning questions!

BIO

Bob Pike, CSP, CPAE, a true legend in NSA, has well earned his reputation as "the trainer's trainer." He's been a trainer since 1969 and is most well-known as editor of the Creative Training Techniques Newsletter, published in the U.S. by the publisher of Training magazine, Lakewood Publications. He still personally delivers training keynote addresses and consulting value over 150 days each year. Bob has, in person alone, shared his message with over 100,000 people around the world.

The new edition of the Creative Training Techniques Handbook (3rd Edition), by Bob Pike, is a best-seller with over 100,000 combined copies of all editions in print. He has written or edited over 20 books (including 50 Creative Closers and One–on–One Training), seminars, and training videos. One of his hottest selling books is, Dealing with Difficult Participants (1997). His video by the BBC, Creative Training and Presentation Techniques won the "Best Business Video" award from the Special Interest Video Association. His latest video is Creative Training Techniques in Action!

 

Bob developed the Creative Training Techniques™ Seminar that now has over 100,000 alumni since only 1980. His unique instructor-led, participant-centered approach to training has become the mainstream, thanks to his tireless advocacy of more effective alternatives to lecture-based training.

AND SO . . .

  • Please join us on Thursday, November 9, at 8:00am.
  • Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from an NSA legend.
  • Learn how to actively engage your small and large audiences.
  • Register today! By emailing a note to: Karyn@humorx.com
  • Be there or be square.

Bob Pike, author, speaker, trainer and consultant is the consummate trainer’s trainer. He is one of less than 50 members of NSA to hold both the CSP and CPAE designations. Bob has also served as a national board member for NSA. Don’t miss this opportunity to hobnob with a true champion of speakers and an NSA legend—be there or be square!


 

Program:

 

"Everything You Always Wanted
  to Know About Book Publishing"*

 

 

 

 

 

             *Get YOUR Questions Answered During Our Annual Joint
               Meeting with the La Jolla Writers Conference”

 



 

Date:

Friday, October 20, 2006

Time:

9am to 11am

Location:

Hyatt Regency Islanda, Garden Room F
1441 Quivera Rd., San Diego, CA 92109

Directions:

Mapquest directly to this site is set up for you.

Format:

California casual.

Cost: 

Only $20!

Note:

This meeting is open to NSA members AND guests. Same cost for all.

Registration:

See Below.

DESCRIPTION

We all know that every speaker should have a book. If you have something to SAY, you have something to WRITE! Books help brand you; they provide credibility; and they’re great for back of the room sales. But should that book be self-published, or should you seek a publisher? How long does it need to be? How do you get it written? How do you find an editor? What are the steps to publishing? How do you promote the book? Should it be in bookstores? Is POD an answer for you?

Fear not! We have the answers for you!

We have gathered experts in the interrelated fields of publishing, bookselling, writing, public relations and marketing. They will be available for two solid hours to answer YOUR questions. The agenda will be set by YOU, the audience.

FORMAT:

Q&A Panel.

PRESENTERS:

  • Antoinette Kuritz: Literary publicist, author, founder of the La Jolla Writers Conference

  • Greg Godek: Bestselling author and book consultant

  • Alan Russel: Award-winning novelist

  • Robin Bartlett: Publishing & marketing expert, former PMA Board member

  • (Note: More detailed bios are available at www.LaJollaWritersConference.com)

SPECIAL OFFER

If you sign-up for the La Jolla Writers Conference by September 30, and tell them that you heard about it from NSA/San Diego, you’ll get a $25 discount off the Conference fee (regular fee is $325).

FOR MORE INFO:

ANYTHING ELSE?

This event is one of the few we do each year that is open to members AND non-members.
Same price for all.  So invite anyone looking to learn about the writing/publishing world.  This meeting will be an amazing value for them.


 


Program:

 

“Brandstorming: Helping Speakers Create Their Brand”

 with branding expert Dick Bruso

 


 

Date:

Monday, September 11, 2006

Time:

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location:

La Jolla Riford Library
7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037
858-552-1657

Directions:

Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point 

Misc:

Dress is casual. (After all, this IS Southern California.)

Light refreshments will be served.
(And Starbucks is 2 blocks away.)

Cost: 

$25. 

Registration:

Past date.

DESCRIPTION

According to Tom Peters, “You can’t move up if you don’t stand out.” Regardless of age, regardless of position, regardless of the business we happen to be in, all of us need to understand the importance of branding. 

This is your opportunity to begin the process of creating your very own distinctive brand with internationally acclaimed branding expert, Dick Bruso. Founder of Heard Above The Noise®, Dick has worked with hundreds of professional speakers in creating powerful and profitable brands.

During this hands-on session, Dick will help you and your colleagues develop brands that will truly set you apart in the marketplace. You’ll learn the secret of how to apply the “umbrella approach” to branding that will cover all your services from speaking to consulting to product development.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN 

  • How your business will take a quantum leap by branding yourself effectively.

  • Specific techniques for focusing your message, image and brand.

  • How to harness your deep wells of creativity.

  • How to tap into the brilliance of your speaking colleagues to help you create your brand.

  • The secrets of the major national brands—and how to translate that to YOUR business.

BIO

Dick Bruso is a highly regarded branding, marketing, and media expert. For well over a decade, he has worked one-on-one with hundreds of professional speakers, authors and entrepreneurs, to create and implement powerful branding, marketing, and relationship-building strategies.

In 2005-2006, Dick served as president of the NSA (National Speakers Association), Colorado Chapter and was a member of the NSA National PR Advisory Task Force. He has, also, had the pleasure of speaking to numerous NSA and CAPS (Canadian Association of Professional Speakers) chapters on the topic of branding. In addition, recordings of his presentations at NSA national and regional events have been consistent best-sellers.

Using the powerful “Umbrella Approach,” Dick teaches his clients how to develop and expand their brands to powerfully penetrate the marketplace. This dynamic approach has catapulted many of his clients to the top of their fields. Dick's clients include best selling authors, as well as some of the most successful speakers and consultants in the business.

AND SO

  • Please join us on Monday, September 11.

  • Learn how branding can take your speaking business to a new level.

  • Be there or be square.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT DICK BRUSO’S APPROACH TO BRANDING

“People get powerful results from your program. I'm getting emails from my colleagues saying they've had breakthroughs on their brand, who they are, and what they are really about.”
    ~ Carla Rieger, Program Chair - CAPS - Vancouver

“We just collected a member survey about the past 2005-2006 year. Our member’s number one choice for the most memorable NSA Michigan event was: Dick Bruso’s Branding Session. Be sure not to miss the opportunity to experience Dick Bruso.”
    ~ Marilyn Suttle, VP Professional Development - NSA - Michigan

“Dick Bruso is simply brilliant when it comes to branding. He has a talent/knack for combining creativity and practicality. He can take the raw materials of someone's talents, experiences and dreams, and turn them into a viable business.”
    ~ Greg Godek, author of multi-million bestseller,
       1001 Ways To Be Romantic

“In less than two days, Dick Bruso solved a dilemma that I'd been wrestling with for 15 years. He helped craft a memorable six-word phrase that captures the essence of my speaking and consulting career. Dick helped focus and define my brand, which positioned me for even greater success.”
    ~ Karyn Buxman, CSP, CPAE, Speaker Hall of Fame


Double Program: 
 
(1) Q&A with National NSA President Lenora Billings-Harris

(2) “What’s Your Inclusivity Quotient™?
          Removing the Barriers that Block Your Messages”
               (also with Lenora)

 

 

Date:

Monday, August 28, 2006

Time:

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location:

La Jolla Riford Library
7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037
858-552-1657

Directions:

Link to a Mapquest page going directly to this location, ready for you to fill in your starting point 

Misc:

Dress is casual. (After all, this IS Southern California.)

Light refreshments will be served. (And Starbucks is only 2 blocks away.)

Afterwards, those interested in continuing their networking, learning, and consuming of food and beverages can mosey down to Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, one block south of the library. (For those heading back north, a great way to miss the rush hour traffic!)

Cost: 

$25. 

Registration:

REGISTER by emailing a short note to: Karyn@HUMORx.com and bring cash or a check to the door.

OR

Register by simply paying here with your credit card

 

DESCRIPTION

Our special August 28th meeting features national NSA president Lenora Billings-Harris in a special “double-purpose” meeting. (1) Get up-close-and-personal with our prez; get your NSA-related questions answered! (2) Enhance your speaking career by learning about your “inclusivity quotient.”

Join national NSA president, Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP for this fun, interactive and non-judgmental session to help you enhance your inclusivity quotient so your passion and message can be fully received by everyone in your audience.   

NSAers used to ask, “Do I have to use humor?” The answer was, “Only if you want to get paid.” Now the same answer applies to the question, “Do I have to understand my group’s differences?”  The answer is the same. During this highly interactive session you will discover how to honor and include your audience across ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, religion, and different abilities while maintaining your own authenticity. Lenora’s session is jam-packed with immediately applicable information and suggestions, including a multi-page handout/reference guide. She will help you uncover habits that unintentionally offend, and develop behaviors that include so you can enhance your impact on today’s audiences, and be invited back again and again.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN 

  • What’s new and exciting at NSA.

  • Behind-the-scenes secrets about NSA. (Well, maybe not.)

  • A preview of Lenora’s plans for the coming NSA year.

  •  Enhance your own multicultural competencies as a speaker.

  •  Identify the training and presentation techniques that help learners feel respected and included.

  • Explore the most common multicultural barriers in the learning environment.

  • Explore ways to evaluate your current programs to identify possible oversights, and then utilize techniques and resources to address them

BIO

Lenora has presented to audiences in Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Germany, Mexico, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, and South Africa, South America, as well as all across the USA.  Her clients include West Point, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, the CIA, Ford Motor Company, AT&T, Comcast, DeimlerChrysler, FedEx, Prudential and numerous educational institutions and professional associations.

Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP is an author, consultant, professional speaker, and serves on the adjunct faculty of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. She serves our NSA Foundation Board of Trustees as chair of the Art Berg Grant. Lenora is our brand-spanking-new-as-of-July national NSA President!

JOIN US!

  • Please join us on Monday, August 28.
  • Meet our national NSA president up-close and personal.
  • Q&A regarding NSA.
  • Be there or be square.

AND SO... 

As professional speakers we help pave the road to hope and a better world. Let’s be sure to include all of our audience members on the journey.          

          - Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP

Program: 
        "Meeting Industry friends for the 2nd Annual Hospitality Industry Harbor Cruise"

                    

Date:

Wednesday August 23

Time:

Board:          5:30 PM
Cruise:         7:00 PM – 9:15 PM
Dock:           9:15 PM
Disembark:    9:30 PM

Location:

Broadway/B-Street Pier

Dress: 

Business Casual to dressy.  Great food and drinks are included.

Registration: 

Click here to register.

(note:  if the "here" link doesn't work, please notify Milo)

Cost:   

$ 45.00 per Person ($ 50.00 after August 20th)
Registration via website only.

 

What Happens  on the Meeting Industry cruise ……..

…. is one absolutely freaking great time!

Join the your Meeting Industry friends for the
2nd Annual Hospitality Industry Harbor Cruise in the evening of August 23rd.

Sponsored by the Meeting Industry President’s Network:

  • ·        Meeting Professionals International

  • ·        International Special Events Society

  • ·        Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International

  • ·        National Association of Catering Executives

  • ·        National Speakers Association

  • ·        Association of Bridal Consultants

 

Come and connect with old and new friends as we cruise San Diego Bay on the beautiful

Lord Hornblower.  Enjoy your favorite beverage and some awesome food as this promised to be just as spectacular as last years event. The weather was perfect, the people were cool and we all remembered why we live in San Diego!

Date:            Wednesday August 23

Time:            Board:         5:30 PM
                   Cruise:         7:00 PM – 9:15 PM
                   Dock:          9:15 PM
                   Disembark:   9:30 PM 

Price:           $ 45.00 per Person ($ 50.00 after Early-Bird) including

  • Hosted Wine, Champagne, non-alcoholic beverage during registration and the 1st hour reception

  • Two (2) Premium (YES PREMIUM!)  drink tickets per guest

  • Complimentary soda, coffee & tea during the entire event

  • Darn Snacky Hors d’Oeuvres including Beef and Portobello Brochettes, Crab & Cream Cheese Wontons with Pineapple Dip, Herbed Shrimp on Cucumber Rounds, Brie with Fresh Raspberry.  (yes, snacky is a word…in my world)

  • Custom food stations including Pistachio crusted roast loin of Pork with Mandarin Orange Sauce, Classic Caesar Salad with Crispy Foccacia, Vine Ripe Tomato Brushetta with fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil, Rock shrimp with roasted garlic, Grilled Polenta with roasted eggplant

  • Assorted Desserts

  • YUM  YUM  YUM !!!!!!

  • and a wonderful two hour plus cruise on our own beautiful San Diego Bay

  • (no, not a three hour cruise, Gilligan)

Let me be frank….or George ....or Phil….DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT!  Last year’s event was beyond spectacular with an evening that we never wanted to end .  $ 45.00 is a small pittance, a minuscule  price, a meager fee for such a rocking evening. The value is double and beyond for what you get….so come and get it!

Parking:     Parking is available at the following locations:

  • Broadway/B-Street Pier

  • Metered Parking across from Boarding location and on Broadway Pier.  Price is now  $ 1.25 per hour.  Meters are free after 6:00 PM.    Corner of Pacific Highway and Broadway at 5 Start Public Parking – Approximately $ 10.00

  • Across from Santa Fe Depot on Pacific Highway at 5 Start Public Parking – Approximately $ 11.00

  • USS Midway Parking Lot - $ 7.00

  • Please note that if you do not pay correctly, the City of San Diego will fine you!

  • All pricing subject to change and time parked

  • PLEASE ALLOW AMBLE TIME TO LOCATE PARKING 

 

Program:  "Improv show and class on using improv to improve your speaking”

                 

Date:

Friday, June 16, 2006

Time:

Double event! 

Show part:  7:30 - 9:15pm
Class part:  9:30 – 10:45pm

Location:

The FunHouse
6822 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego CA 92115

Directions:

It’s between 68th and 69th on El Cajon on the north side.

Take the I-8 to the 70th St. exit.

(If coming from east, make a left onto 70th.
 If coming from west, make a quick right on Alvarado and
 then the left on 70th)

Go up the hill on 70th to El Cajon Blvd and make a right.

The theater will be on your right after a block and a half with a neon sign that says “San Diego TheatreSports”

Street parking is usually easy at that hour.

A Mapquest link is also directly to this site is set up for you.

Dress: 

Casual.  Snacks are available for purchase at the theater.

Registration: 

Closed

Cost:   

$35 thru June 15;
$40 at the door.

 

Note:  This program is one of our few that is NOT limited to NSA members.

      

This is a joint venture between NSA-SD and
The FunHouse, home of San Diego TheatreSports
(San Diego’s only 501c3 non-profit improvisation company)

More laughter than is usually allowed by law at an NSA function!

 

About presentation #1:    Bonus Round – The Improv Game Show!

The FunHouse will be presenting “Bonus Round” – an action packed improv comedy game show where teams compete in improvisation challenges and eventually one person emerges as the winner.  Come see how thinking quick on your feet can be just as satisfying (or more) than endless preparation.  The creative mind at work is a beautiful thing to see!

This is not stand-up comedy; nothing on the stage that night will ever have been performed or even rehearsed before!  If you’ve enjoyed shows like “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” but have never seen improvisation live, this will be a treat to share with your NSA colleagues and other guests of yours.

 

About presentation #2:    Improv for Speakers – with Milo Shapiro

Milo Shapiro will take us on a trip through some of the fundamentals of improvisation and lead discussion on their application in the world of the speaker, writer, and performer.  In fact, his first speaking engagement came from a speech he suddenly had to improvise.

Most of this timeslot will be Milo leading either all attendees or a few brought up before the group in improv exercises designed to stretch the mind and expand our comfort zones.  Bring an open mind and comfortable shoes.  Leave home your expectations about what training is supposed to look like. 

 

Registration

The pricing is tiered to encourage early registration.  The FunHouse is holding this night for us until March 31.  If we can sell 45 seats by that night, we will have this whole theater to ourselves.  If not, tickets will be opened to the public and we’ll still be a large portion of the audience; the class afterward would still only be for us.  But let’s rally up friends and colleagues because it’s more fun if the show is all ours!  And if the show sells out with seats to strangers, it’ll be too late for you to come to the class.

 

About the Presenter

Milo Shapiro began studying the art of improvisation in 1990.  In 1993, he began teaching the skill to actors with San Diego TheatreSports, the company of players who founded The FunHouse. 

In 2000, Milo left corporate America to create TEAMprovising™, an improv-based course for organization that teaches teamwork and cooperation.  In 2001, he began blending this work into two keynote programs: a motivational speech that gets the whole audience playing along and duo keynote entertainment where he and a partner prove business points through improv games.  More info at www.IMPROVentures.com .

Milo is also a board member and the webmaster for NSA-San Diego.

To see streaming video of the group, visit www.improvise.net/pictures.htm

 


 

Program: “Secrets of Securing Major Corporate Sponsorships—or—
                        Anatomy of a Quarter-Million-Dollar Sponsorship:

          
        60 Speeches, 35,000 books, 1 Sponsor”

 

Date:

Thursday, July 6

Time:

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location:

La Jolla Riford Library

7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037

858-552-1657

Directions:

Mapquest directly to this site is set up for you, on our chapter website: www.NSASD.org

Misc:

Dress is casual. (After all, this IS Southern California.)

Light refreshments will be served. (And Starbucks is 2 blocks away.)

Cost: 

Registration:

$25. Such a deal. Cash or check at the door.

Closed.

DESCRIPTION

Join us for an expanded version of a breakout session that will be presented at the upcoming NSA convention in Orlando. (And even though NSA chapters traditionally do not hold local meetings in July, we just HAD to jump on this opportunity to bring this presentation to you. [Why?? Because we love you!])

Wouldn’t it be nice to make just one sale that resulted in a year’s worth of engagements . . . and a lifetime of back-of-room sales? Dave Balch did it and he’ll be here to show us how.

We often hear about sponsorships and how they work—but not much about what is actually involved in making the sale. What is the process? How long does it take? How much will you have to invest? How do you find the right person to approach? What works and what doesn’t? What are the secrets to success?

If you’d like the answers to these questions and be inspired by a true-life success story you MUST attend this important session.

Dave will take us step-by-step through the process of landing this “mother of all sponsorships” in excruciating detail—from the development of his topic and product through finding the buyer and making his way through the corporate jungle, landing the purchase orders, and getting the checks.

And then Dave will share the results of his “post-mortem” analysis, including feedback from the buyer himself. Was he lucky? You bet! But there was MUCH more involved than just luck, and Dave will show us a list of strategies and actions that he feels made the difference between success and failure, some of which he didn’t even realize he was doing until after the deal was done!

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN 

  • How Dave turned a life-threatening illness into a life mission, a career, a speaking topic, and products.

  • The process of securing a large sponsorship and working with a large corporation.

  • Specific, battle-proven ideas, techniques, and strategies that can make the difference between success and failure in your business in general, and getting your own sponsorships in particular.

  • That large sponsorships ARE possible! 

BIO

Dave Balch is a computer geek turned author and professional speaker. He generated over $5 million from his home-based software business until he changed careers and became “The Stay-at-Home CEO,” speaking (in his bathrobe!) and developing products for the home-based business market. After a difficult struggle in this market and in a precarious financial situation, Dave’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. In an effort to help, a friend gave Dave a book written by the husband of a breast cancer patient. It was offensive, rude, and not even remotely helpful. Dave said, “I can do better than this!” and his new career and life mission was born, working to help other cancer patients and their caregivers.

Now he is an international speaker and successful author, and member of the National Quality Caregiving Coalition of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Human Development. He has met with Mrs. Carter and her group on caregiving issues, as well as Senator Feinstein and the president of the National Health Council. 

Dave is author of “Cancer for Two,” and founder of The Patient/Partner Project.

AND SO

  • Please join us on Thursday, July 6.
  • Learn the one major skill that 99.9% of all professional speakers lack.
  • Get specific tactics and strategies—not broad concepts.
  • Register today! By emailing a note to: GregGodek@aol.com
  • Be there or be square.

 

Program:  “How to Turn Your Speaking Business Into an Information Empire”

Date:

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Time:

6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location:

Home of Greg & Karyn Godek
5641 La Jolla Hermosa Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037

Directions:

Mapquest to Greg's House

Format:

Informal presentation; interaction; Q&A.

Dress casual. Light snacks will be served.

Cost: 

$15 at the door

 

About the presentation: 

 

TITLE

How to Turn Your Speaking Business Into an Information Empire”

 

 

DESCRIPTION

If you're interested in finding out how you can make just as much money sitting at home, sleeping or vacationing as you do standing in front of an audience, then you won't want to miss this information packed program. 

Debbie Bermont has spent the last two years applying all the principles you have heard Randy Gage talk about at NSA events and turning her business into a money generating information empire. She will share with you step-by-step how she has transitioned from a professional speaker into an infopreneur. Debbie sells her information in multiple formats including speaking, writing, audio programs, teleseminars and consulting.

Debbie doesn't know anything about computer programming, html language or google ads. But she does know how to make thousands of dollars every month using the internet. There will be no technical jargon in this class. Debbie will reveal to you step-by-step how she earns an incredible income using e-mail, the phone and her website in addition to her speaking income.

Last year Debbie worked only eight-and-a-half months out of the year and it was her most profitable year ever in business. She'll share with you how she did it...

Here's what you'll learn:

  • How Debbie turned one speaking engagement into 10 streams of revenue
  • How Debbie makes more than her usual speaking fee from a one hour FREE teleseminar
  • The business model you must have in order to triple your income and build an information empire
  • How to turn your book or speech into ten different products
  • The easiest way to increase your back of the room sales ten-fold
  • How to earn thousands of dollars each month just by sending out an e-mail
  • How to get other people to promote your products over the internet

Bring any questions you have on making money with joint ventures, e-mail marketing, teleseminars, product creation, multiple streams of income, internet marketing or affiliate marketing.

BIO

Debbie Bermont is a leading expert on helping businesses reduce their marketing costs while significantly increasing their sales at an accelerated rate in any economic climate. For more than two decades Debbie has helped hundreds of clients across the world, from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations, substantially increase their revenue and profits. She offers easy-to-implement low -- and even no-cost marketing strategies that can be used IMMEDIATELY in your business. In fact, she helped one client generate over a million dollars in one month using one easy idea.

Debbie is an international keynote speaker, author, and President of Source Communications, a marketing consulting firm. Debbie is the past president of the San Diego NSA chapter. She is the author of Outrageous Business Growth: The Fast Track To Explosive Sales In Any Economy which is in it’s second edition. Debbie is also a contributing writer to five other business books and has been published in over hundred national and international publications and websites. Debbie has been quoted by Business Week, The Canadian Financial Post, Florida Sun Sentinel, Sales and Marketing Magazine and St Louis Post Dispatch and is a frequent radio show guest. Debbie will be launching a brand new internet based business in April 2006 which helps authors sell more books on-line.

 

REGISTER

·         By sending a quick email to GregGodek@aol.com

·         $15 at the door; cash or check

 

 

QUESTIONS?

Greg Godek, NSA/SD Program Chair: 858-456-7177; GregGodek@aol.com

 


 

Program:  "What We Learned About BRANDING
                        (from Janelle Barlow) at NSA University”
 

Date:

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Time:

1:30 to 3:30pm

Location:

La Jolla/Riford Public Library
7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla, CA  92037;
858-552-1657

Directions:

Mapquest to this location

Format: 

(1) Panel presentation and Q&A.

(2) Post-meeting Happy-Hour-And-Pizza at Sammy’s (same block), 4pm to 6pm

Dress:    Casual.

Cost:   

Just $15 at the door (for the formal meeting); cash or check made out to NSA-SD. (Everybody pays for their own pizza.)

No online registration for this one.

Please RSVP to
GregGodek@aol.com so we have a headcount.

 

About the presentation:   

 

TITLE

“What We Learned About BRANDING (from Janelle Barlow) at the Recent NSA University”

 

DESCRIPTION

Yes, yes, we all know that BRANDING is important. But very few of us have REALLY branded our selves, our career or our topic. At the recent NSA University in Tucson, two of our local chapter members took the Branding Track as their major . . . and they took really, really good notes. They’re going to let you look over their shoulders as they review their notes together. [The NSA University “Branding Track” was led by Janelle Barlow, author of “Branded Customer Service.”] Our February meeting will be very hands-on, giving YOU the opportunity to brainstorm with a roomful of your brilliant colleagues. Some of you just MIGHT walk away with a new concept for your brand, or a great tagline that will reposition you more effectively. And if magic doesn’t happen for you, there’s always the champagne.

 

PRESENTERS

·         Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE, NSA National Board Member

·         Greg Godek, ABC, PDQ, Pokemon Fan Club member

 

Eileen speaks on change, leadership and life balance. She has authored several books, including “The Resilient Spirit” and “Off the Charts Results.” Eileen is an award-winning speaker and consultant who connects the minds AND hearts of audiences, and inspires lasting change. Greg speaks on romance and books (NOT on “romance novels”). He has authored 14 books, including the bestseller “1001 Ways To Be Romantic.” He consults with authors and speakers. He recently married a CPAE as a short-cut to getting the “CPAE” designation listed after his name.

 

REGISTER

·         By sending a quick email to GregGodek@aol.com

·         $15 at the door; cash or check

 

A 2-PART MEETING

(1) Formal meeting, 1:30pm to 3:30pm, at the La Jolla Public Library

(2) Happy-Hour-And-Pizza, 4pm to 6pm, at Sammy’s Pizza, just down the block

 

NOTES

·         Strategy #1 for avoiding La Jolla’s late-afternoon traffic: Leap out of the meeting at precisely 3:31pm, and you should be okay.

·         Strategy #2 for avoiding La Jolla’s late-afternoon traffic: Stay around for our gala, post-Valentine’s-Day Happy-Hour-And-Pizza Party at Sammy’s Pizza. It’s just down the street from the La Jolla Library.

 

QUESTIONS?

Greg Godek, NSA/SD Program Chair: 858-456-7177; GregGodek@aol.com

 

Program:   NSA/SD's Gala 2005
                      Christmas/Holiday/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Solstice party!

Note: This event is only open to NSA members and their guests .

Date:

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Time:

6:30pm to 9pm

Location:

The home of President-Elect Greg Godek
5641 La Jolla Hermosa Ave., La Jolla, CA  92037
858-456-7177

Directions:

Mapquest to Greg's House

Format: 

Your choice of Casual, Festive, or Formal...it's a party!

Cost: 

Registration:

$20.

Closed.

About the event:   

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Join your friends and speaker colleagues Thursday, December 22 for the NSA/San Diego chapter's Gala 2005 Christmas/Holiday/Hannukah/Kwaanza/Solstice party!

Greg Godek has generously opened his home to us--so join us in La Jolla for "heavy"
hors d'oeuvres, champagne, dessert, coffee and mistletoe. 

So leave your diet and your kids behind, dress up, put on your dancing shoes, and get ready to get down with your speaker friends.
 

REGISTRATION

~ Registration requested by: Tuesday, Dec 20
~ Register by clicking one of these two links:

     Sign me up for ONE person coming at $20!     
    
    
Sign me up for TWO people coming at $30!

QUESTIONS?

~ Call Head Elf, Program Chair, Incoming Chapter Prez, Greg Godek: 858-456-7177

Program:  "One-on-One With Howard Putnam”
  
(CSP, CPAE, former CEO of Southwest Airlines)

Note: This meeting is open to NSA members only.

Date:

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Time:

8:00am to 10:00am

Location:

Bill & Anne Bachrach’s home

885 La Jolla Corona Ct., La Jolla, CA  92037

Format: 

California Casual
8:00am: Breakfast (a NICE, catered breakfast!)

8:30am: Meeting

Cost: 

Registration:

$35.

Closed.

About the event:   

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

An informal get-together with one of NSA’s most accomplished businessmen. Howard has more real-world business experience than most people could fit into TWO lifetimes! He has a lot to say about business in general, and about the speaking business in particular. Howard is a CSP and CPAE—he’s at the top of his game. He’ll share some of his best thoughts and observations with us, and engage in a lively conversation with all participants. (FYI, Howard’s formal talks are titled: “Leadership: Successful Strategies Through Turbulence”; “Innovation: Creating a Culture and Process for Ideas to Hatch”; “Change: Transforming Organizations Successfully & Profitably”; “People and Culture: Hiring Attitudes & Developing Their Skills”; and “Ethics: The Ultimate Challenge in Ethics—Are You Really the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are?”)

SPEAKER BIO

Howard Putnam is the former CEO of the highly successful Southwest Airlines. During his tenure, the company became known for putting its employees' and customers' satisfaction first. After leaving Southwest, he became CEO of Braniff International, and was the first CEO to successfully restructure a major airline into, through, and out of Chapter 11. Earlier in his career, he spent over 20 years with United Airlines, and he is now an author, speaker, and advisor on business issues, change, leadership and ethics. In his book, The Winds of Turbulence, as well as in his highly-rated speeches, he discusses leadership and ethics, drawing upon his own extensive knowledge and experience as a corporate chief.

FORMAT

~ For a change of pace, we’re holding a MORNING meeting.

~ And we’re serving a GREAT breakfast!

~ The half-hour breakfast will be followed by an informal and informative 1.5-hour meeting.

Program: 
  “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Books and Publishing—But Didn’t Know Who to Ask”

Note:  This meeting is open to members AND non-members.

 

Date:

Friday, October 7, 2005

Time:

9am to 11am

Location:

Hyatt Regency Islandia, 619-224-1234;
1441 Quivera Rd., San Diego, CA  92109; meeting in Garden Room F

Directions:

Click here for a pre-filled MapQuest page.

Format: 

Q&A. Dress is casual. Refreshments not provided. Starbucks on location.

Cost:   

$25 at the door; cash or check made out to NSA-SD. (Same low fee for NSA members AND non-members.)

About the event:   

OPEN MEETING! Non-NSA members are welcome to attend our annual joint meeting held with our friends at the La Jolla Writers Conference!

 

PROGRAM FORMAT: Panel discussion and Q&A.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

We have gathered experts in the interrelated fields of publishing, bookselling, writing, public relations and marketing. They will be available for two solid hours to answer YOUR questions. The agenda will be set by YOU, the audience.

 

PRESENTERS:

  • Antoinette Kuritz: Literary publicist, founder of the La Jolla Writers Conference

  • Dale Fetherling: Editor and book consultant

  • Greg Godek: Bestselling author and book consultant

  • Note: More detailed bios are available at www.LaJollaWritersConference.com

 

MEETING FEES:

  • For the Friday morning NSA meeting ONLY: $25 for NSA members, La Jolla Writers Conference attendees, friends, family, colleagues, staff, pets. $25 at the door; cash or check made out to NSA-SD. Register by sending an email to GregGodek@aol.com.

  • For the La Jolla Writers Conference (Friday thru Sunday): $295. Sign-up at www.LaJollaWritersConference.com.

 

LOCATION:

  • Hyatt Regency Islandia, 1441 Quivera Rd.,
    San Diego, CA  92109

  • 619-224-1234

  • Meeting in Garden Room F

PAYMENT OF FEES:

1) For NSA meeting only: Cash or check at the door.

2) For the La Jolla Writers Conference: Register at www.LaJollaWritersConference.com

 

FOR MORE INFO:

Program: 
  Hospitality Industry Partners
Mix and Mingle:

(NSA, MPI, ISES, HSMAI, NACE, ABC and SD CONVIS)

Date: Thursday, August 25
Time: Boarding and registration to begin at 6 pm
Cruise scheduled from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Final disembark at 9 pm
Location: San Diego Harbor Excursion
1050 N. Harbor Drive
Directions: Mapquest directly to this site is set up for you.
Format Business casual
Cost:    $30 pre-registered; no attendance at the door!

About the event:   

  • NSASD, in conjunction with its Hospitality Industry Partners, is holding an awesome evening on the new boat, California Spirit.  This is a great chance to mix and mingle with our sister organizations on August 25. 

  • For $30.00 measly dollars, you get a fabulous boat cruise around San Diego Harbor plus very, very, very good food and drinks.  It will be very cool!

  • Don't miss the sail of the century aboard the beautiful California Spirit, San Diego Harbor Excursion's latest addition and premier yacht charter vessel. Food and beverage highlights include:
    • Champagne reception at boarding
    • gourmet hors d'oeuvres,
    • salads,
    • Main Courses
    • Desserts...
    • PLUS 3 premium drinks. (Hosted soda, juices, coffee and tea.)

Program:  "I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream:
                       The
2nd Annual Ice Cream Social"

Date: Thursday, August 18
Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Location:

Karyn Buxman's home:

6863 Batiquitos Dr.

Carlsbad, CA  92009

Directions: Mapquest directly to this site is set up for you.
Format Banana splits, Ice cream sundaes.
Don't even think business casual.  Think CASUAL!
Anyone wearing a tie or tweed will be turned away.
This NOT an "Atkins-friendly" event. Beware! No whining allowed.

Bonus! Door prizes of unspeakable value will be awarded!

Cost:    $10 at the door; cash or check made out to NSA-SD.

About the presenter:   

Whoever makes the most creative concoction gets 5 minutes to address the group.

To help us plan, RSVP by sending a note to Karyn (Karyn@HumorX.com) swearing on the life of the small puppy below that you'll be there.


Program:  CPAE Karyn Buxman presents:
                       "Now THAT's Funny!"

 Date:

Wed. June 22, 2005
 Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 Location: At Karyn's home:
6863 Batiquitos Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
 Directions:    Mapquest directly to this site is set up for you.
 Format:    Salon/informal conversation/Q&A.
15 person limit!!!
 Cost:    $20.00 and a joke to share. 
Snacky appetizers will be served

Karyn is an extremely successful humorist keynoter. She is an NSA national board member and a CPAE. 'Nuff said!

Homework assignment for attendees:   

This session will be interactive. Bring an introduction or story that you would like to funny up (3” or less; have it written out as it would be spoken aloud).  If you don’t have a story but would like to start developing one, come prepared with a “most embarrassing moment” (yes, write it out).

Bring a highlighter, pen, and a business card.

Karyn's place isn’t too big so space is limited. Sign up early! (Dress comfortably as you may be sitting on the floor.)

Program:  "180-Degree Turn-Around" with CSP Tim Richardson

 Date:

Friday, June 24, 3pm
 Time: 3 - 5 PM
 Location: TBD
 Directions:    Mapquest directly to this site will set up for you.
 Format:    Salon/informal conversation/Q&A.
15 person limit!!!
 Cost:    $10.00 general; FREE if you also attend Karyn Buxman's session on June 22.  Snacky appetizers will be served
 

This will be an honest, soul-searching program, not an obnoxious, arrogant,  "in-your-face", "how to make a million dollars speaking" program.  Nice change, eh?

 
It will be true, specific, casual and one-on-one.
 
~ About Tim: After having one of the suckiest* years of his career in 2003, Tim is now having the BEST year of his career.  Find out how. You may not like the answer . . . but you will like the result.
Program:  Greg Godek presents:
                       "Book Publishing: It's Not Brain Surgery --
                         But It IS Rocket Science"

 Date:

Thursday, May 19, 2005 -- 6:30pm
 Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 Location: At Greg's home:
5641 La Jolla Hermosa Ave.,
La Jolla, CA 92037
 Directions:    Mapquest directly to this site is set up for you.
 Format:    Salon/informal conversation/Q&A.
20 person limit!!!
 Cost:    $20.00.  Snacky appetizers will be served

Greg is one of the best-selling self-published authors of all time, with 15 books selling 4+ million copies. Some say  Greg is best-know for his 2-   million-copy bestseller "1001 Ways To Be Romantic," but WE know that his real credibility comes from serving on the NSA/SD Board, and serving as 2-time chairman of NSA's Writers & Publishers PEG.

Program:  Past NSA San Diego Presidents and Jim Cathcart

 Date:

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005
 Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 Location: Trophy's Restaurant
4282 Esplanade Ct
San Diego, CA 92122
Costa Verde Shopping Center
(858) 450-1400
 Directions:    Mapquest directly to this site will be set up for you.
 Cost:    $25.00.  Snacky appetizers will be served.  You may order drinks if you like.

Please join us for an evening to get the inside scoop from the brains of Past NSA San Diego Presidents. 

Past National NSA President Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE and Cavett Award recipient will be our special guest. 

This is a rare opportunity to causally speak one-on-one with Jim and our many past presidents to see what others are doing in the business, gain some new ideas, meet other professional members and hear Jim give us his insights into what's happening in the industry.

Program:  "What We Learned About BRANDING
                        (from Janelle Barlow) at NSA University”
 

Date:

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Time:

1:30 to 3:30pm

Location:

La Jolla/Riford Public Library
7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla, CA  92037;
858-552-1657

Directions:

Mapquest to this location

Format: 

(1) Panel presentation and Q&A.

(2) Post-meeting Happy-Hour-And-Pizza at Sammy’s (same block), 4pm to 6pm

Dress:    Casual.

Cost:   

Just $15 at the door (for the formal meeting); cash or check made out to NSA-SD. (Everybody pays for their own pizza.)

No online registration for this one.

Please RSVP to
GregGodek@aol.com so we have a headcount.

 

About the presentation:   

 

TITLE

“What We Learned About BRANDING (from Janelle Barlow) at the Recent NSA University”

 

DESCRIPTION

Yes, yes, we all know that BRANDING is important. But very few of us have REALLY branded our selves, our career or our topic. At the recent NSA University in Tucson, two of our local chapter members took the Branding Track as their major . . . and they took really, really good notes. They’re going to let you look over their shoulders as they review their notes together. [The NSA University “Branding Track” was led by Janelle Barlow, author of “Branded Customer Service.”] Our February meeting will be very hands-on, giving YOU the opportunity to brainstorm with a roomful of your brilliant colleagues. Some of you just MIGHT walk away with a new concept for your brand, or a great tagline that will reposition you more effectively. And if magic doesn’t happen for you, there’s always the champagne.

 

PRESENTERS

·         Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE, NSA National Board Member

·         Greg Godek, ABC, PDQ, Pokemon Fan Club member

 

Eileen speaks on change, leadership and life balance. She has authored several books, including “The Resilient Spirit” and “Off the Charts Results.” Eileen is an award-winning speaker and consultant who connects the minds AND hearts of audiences, and inspires lasting change. Greg speaks on romance and books (NOT on “romance novels”). He has authored 14 books, including the bestseller “1001 Ways To Be Romantic.” He consults with authors and speakers. He recently married a CPAE as a short-cut to getting the “CPAE” designation listed after his name.

 

REGISTER

·         By sending a quick email to GregGodek@aol.com

·         $15 at the door; cash or check

 

A 2-PART MEETING

(1) Formal meeting, 1:30pm to 3:30pm, at the La Jolla Public Library

(2) Happy-Hour-And-Pizza, 4pm to 6pm, at Sammy’s Pizza, just down the block

 

NOTES

·         Strategy #1 for avoiding La Jolla’s late-afternoon traffic: Leap out of the meeting at precisely 3:31pm, and you should be okay.

·         Strategy #2 for avoiding La Jolla’s late-afternoon traffic: Stay around for our gala, post-Valentine’s-Day Happy-Hour-And-Pizza Party at Sammy’s Pizza. It’s just down the street from the La Jolla Library.

 

QUESTIONS?

Greg Godek, NSA/SD Program Chair: 858-456-7177; GregGodek@aol.com

 

Program:   NSA/SD's Gala 2005
                      Christmas/Holiday/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Solstice party!

Note: This event is only open to NSA members and their guests .

Date:

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Time:

6:30pm to 9pm

Location:

The home of President-Elect Greg Godek
5641 La Jolla Hermosa Ave., La Jolla, CA  92037
858-456-7177

Directions:

Mapquest to Greg's House

Format: 

Your choice of Casual, Festive, or Formal...it's a party!

Cost:   

$20 for just you or $30 with a guest. 
If you cannot pay by credit card, send a note to
GregGodek@aol.com about paying by check.

About the event:   

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Join your friends and speaker colleagues Thursday, December 22 for the NSA/San Diego chapter's Gala 2005 Christmas/Holiday/Hannukah/Kwaanza/Solstice party!

Greg Godek has generously opened his home to us--so join us in La Jolla for "heavy"
hors d'oeuvres, champagne, dessert, coffee and mistletoe. 

So leave your diet and your kids behind, dress up, put on your dancing shoes, and get ready to get down with your speaker friends.
 

REGISTRATION

~ Registration requested by: Tuesday, Dec 20
~ Register by clicking one of these two links:

     Sign me up for ONE person coming at $20!     
    
     Sign me up for TWO people coming at $30!

QUESTIONS?

~ Call Head Elf, Program Chair, Incoming Chapter Prez, Greg Godek: 858-456-7177

Program:  "One-on-One With Howard Putnam”
  
(CSP, CPAE, former CEO of Southwest Airlines)

Note: This meeting is open to NSA members only.

Date:

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Time:

8:00am to 10:00am

Location:

Bill & Anne Bachrach’s home

885 La Jolla Corona Ct., La Jolla, CA  92037

Format: 

California Casual
8:00am: Breakfast (a NICE, catered breakfast!)

8:30am: Meeting

Cost:   

$35.  Register through link in registration section below.
If you cannot pay by credit card, send a note to
GregGodek@aol.com about paying by check.

About the event:   

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

An informal get-together with one of NSA’s most accomplished businessmen. Howard has more real-world business experience than most people could fit into TWO lifetimes! He has a lot to say about business in general, and about the speaking business in particular. Howard is a CSP and CPAE—he’s at the top of his game. He’ll share some of his best thoughts and observations with us, and engage in a lively conversation with all participants. (FYI, Howard’s formal talks are titled: “Leadership: Successful Strategies Through Turbulence”; “Innovation: Creating a Culture and Process for Ideas to Hatch”; “Change: Transforming Organizations Successfully & Profitably”; “People and Culture: Hiring Attitudes & Developing Their Skills”; and “Ethics: The Ultimate Challenge in Ethics—Are You Really the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are?”)

SPEAKER BIO

Howard Putnam is the former CEO of the highly successful Southwest Airlines. During his tenure, the company became known for putting its employees' and customers' satisfaction first. After leaving Southwest, he became CEO of Braniff International, and was the first CEO to successfully restructure a major airline into, through, and out of Chapter 11. Earlier in his career, he spent over 20 years with United Airlines, and he is now an author, speaker, and advisor on business issues, change, leadership and ethics. In his book, The Winds of Turbulence, as well as in his highly-rated speeches, he discusses leadership and ethics, drawing upon his own extensive knowledge and experience as a corporate chief.

FORMAT

~ For a change of pace, we’re holding a MORNING meeting.

~ And we’re serving a GREAT breakfast!

~ The half-hour breakfast will be followed by an informal and informative 1.5-hour meeting.

Program: 

  “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Books and Publishing—But Didn’t Know Who to Ask”

Note:  This meeting is open to members AND non-members.

 

Date:

Friday, October 7, 2005

Time:

9am to 11am

Location:

Hyatt Regency Islandia, 619-224-1234;
1441 Quivera Rd., San Diego, CA  92109; meeting in Garden Room F

Directions:

Click here for a pre-filled MapQuest page.

Format: 

Q&A. Dress is casual. Refreshments not provided. Starbucks on location.

Cost:   

$25 at the door; cash or check made out to NSA-SD. (Same low fee for NSA members AND non-members.)

About the event:   

OPEN MEETING! Non-NSA members are welcome to attend our annual joint meeting held with our friends at the La Jolla Writers Conference!

 

PROGRAM FORMAT: Panel discussion and Q&A.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

We have gathered experts in the interrelated fields of publishing, bookselling, writing, public relations and marketing. They will be available for two solid hours to answer YOUR questions. The agenda will be set by YOU, the audience.

 

PRESENTERS:

  • Antoinette Kuritz: Literary publicist, founder of the La Jolla Writers Conference

  • Dale Fetherling: Editor and book consultant

  • Greg Godek: Bestselling author and book consultant

  • Note: More detailed bios are available at www.LaJollaWritersConference.com

 

MEETING FEES:

  • For the Friday morning NSA meeting ONLY: $25 for NSA members, La Jolla Writers Conference attendees, friends, family, colleagues, staff, pets. $25 at the door; cash or check made out to NSA-SD. Register by sending an email to GregGodek@aol.com.

  • For the La Jolla Writers Conference (Friday thru Sunday): $295. Sign-up at www.LaJollaWritersConference.com.

 

LOCATION:

  • Hyatt Regency Islandia, 1441 Quivera Rd.,
    San Diego, CA  92109

  • 619-224-1234

  • Meeting in Garden Room F

PAYMENT OF FEES:

1) For NSA meeting only: Cash or check at the door.

2) For the La Jolla Writers Conference: Register at www.LaJollaWritersConference.com

 

FOR MORE INFO:

Program: 

  Hospitality Industry Partners
Mix and Mingle:

(NSA, MPI, ISES, HSMAI, NACE, ABC and SD CONVIS)

Date: Thursday, August 25
Time: Boarding and registration to begin at 6 pm
Cruise scheduled from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Final disembark at 9 pm
Location: San Diego Harbor Excursion
1050 N. Harbor Drive
Directions: Mapquest directly to this site is set up for you.
Format Business casual
Cost:    $30 pre-registered; no attendance at the door!

About the event:   

  • NSASD, in conjunction with its Hospitality Industry Partners, is holding an awesome evening on the new boat, California Spirit.  This is a great chance to mix and mingle with our sister organizations on August 25. 

  • For $30.00 measly dollars, you get a fabulous boat cruise around San Diego Harbor plus very, very, very good food and drinks.  It will be very cool!

  • Don't miss the sail of the century aboard the beautiful California Spirit, San Diego Harbor Excursion's latest addition and premier yacht charter vessel. Food and beverage highlights include:
    • Champagne reception at boarding
    • gourmet hors d'oeuvres,
    • salads,
    • Main Courses
    • Desserts...
    • PLUS 3 premium drinks. (Hosted soda, juices, coffee and tea.)

  • Register by clicking here.  Make sure you indicate NSA as your source; the Chapter receives a commission on every attendee from our community

Program:  "I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream:
                       The
2nd Annual Ice Cream Social"

Date: Thursday, August 18
Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Location:

Karyn Buxman's home:

6863 Batiquitos Dr.

Carlsbad, CA  92009

Directions: Mapquest directly to this site is set up for you.
Format Banana splits, Ice cream sundaes.
Don't even think business casual.  Think CASUAL!
Anyone wearing a tie or tweed will be turned away.
This NOT an "Atkins-friendly" event. Beware! No whining allowed.

Bonus! Door prizes of unspeakable value will be awarded!

Cost:    $10 at the door; cash or check made out to NSA-SD.

About the presenter:   

Whoever makes the most creative concoction gets 5 minutes to address the group.

To help us plan, RSVP by sending a note to Karyn (Karyn@HumorX.com) swearing on the life of the small puppy below that you'll be there.


Program:  CPAE Karyn Buxman presents:
                       "Now THAT's Funny!"

 Date:

Wed. June 22, 2005
 Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 Location: At Karyn's home:
6863 Batiquitos Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
 Directions:    Mapquest directly to this site is set up for you.
 Format:    Salon/informal conversation/Q&A.
15 person limit!!!
 Cost:    $20.00 and a joke to share. 
Snacky appetizers will be served

Karyn is an extremely successful humorist keynoter. She is an NSA national board member and a CPAE. 'Nuff said!

Homework assignment for attendees:   

This session will be interactive. Bring an introduction or story that you would like to funny up (3” or less; have it written out as it would be spoken aloud).  If you don’t have a story but would like to start developing one, come prepared with a “most embarrassing moment” (yes, write it out).

Bring a highlighter, pen, and a business card.

Karyn's place isn’t too big so space is limited. Sign up early! (Dress comfortably as you may be sitting on the floor.)

To pre-register, just send a note to Rodger Price swearing you'll be there with $20 in hand (cash or check).

Program:  "180-Degree Turn-Around" with CSP Tim Richardson

 Date:

Friday, June 24, 3pm
 Time: 3 - 5 PM
 Location: TBD
 Directions:    Mapquest directly to this site will set up for you.
 Format:    Salon/informal conversation/Q&A.
15 person limit!!!
 Cost:    $10.00 general; FREE if you also attend Karyn Buxman's session on June 22.  Snacky appetizers will be served
 

This will be an honest, soul-searching program, not an obnoxious, arrogant,  "in-your-face", "how to make a million dollars speaking" program.  Nice change, eh?

 
It will be true, specific, casual and one-on-one.
 
~ About Tim: After having one of the suckiest* years of his career in 2003, Tim is now having the BEST year of his career.  Find out how. You may not like the answer . . . but you will like the result.

To pre-register, just send a note to Greg Godek swearing you'll be there.

Program:  Greg Godek presents:
                       "Book Publishing: It's Not Brain Surgery --
                         But It IS Rocket Science"

 Date:

Thursday, May 19, 2005 -- 6:30pm
 Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 Location: At Greg's home:
5641 La Jolla Hermosa Ave.,
La Jolla, CA 92037
 Directions:    Mapquest directly to this site is set up for you.
 Format:    Salon/informal conversation/Q&A.
20 person limit!!!
 Cost:    $20.00.  Snacky appetizers will be served

Greg is one of the best-selling self-published authors of all time, with 15 books selling 4+ million copies. Some say  Greg is best-know for his 2-   million-copy bestseller "1001 Ways To Be Romantic," but WE know that his real credibility comes from serving on the NSA/SD Board, and serving as 2-time chairman of NSA's Writers & Publishers PEG.

To pre-register, just send a note to Greg Godek swearing you'll be there with $20 in hand (cash or check).

Program:  Past NSA San Diego Presidents and Jim Cathcart

 Date:

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005
 Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 Location: Trophy's Restaurant
4282 Esplanade Ct
San Diego, CA 92122
Costa Verde Shopping Center
(858) 450-1400
 Directions:    Mapquest directly to this site will be set up for you.
 Cost:    $25.00.  Snacky appetizers will be served.  You may order drinks if you like.

Please join us for an evening to get the inside scoop from the brains of Past NSA San Diego Presidents. 

Past National NSA President Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE and Cavett Award recipient will be our special guest. 

This is a rare opportunity to causally speak one-on-one with Jim and our many past presidents to see what others are doing in the business, gain some new ideas, meet other professional members and hear Jim give us his insights into what's happening in the industry.

Program:  Ed Robinson, CSP  "The Rainmaker"

 Date:        

March 3rd
 Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
 Location: The FunHouse (home of San Diego TheatreSports)
6822 El Cajon Blvd (between 68th and 69th)
San Diego CA, 92115
 Directions:    The directions on Mapquest may not be great in this case.
You can check it out if the I-8 freeway isn't easy for you to get to, but Milo recommends this easy way instead:

Take I-8 to the 70TH STREET exit and take 70th south,
which is up the hill.
Turn Right on EL CAJON BLVD.
It's about 2 blocks down on the right in a little strip mall just past a hotel.
 

 Cost:    $25.00 without lunch included OR
$35.00 with lunch included
(bringing your own brown bag or no lunch is fine;
no pressure at all to buy)

You may be a speaker, consultant, coach, trainer and entrepreneur---but are you a rainmaker? 

Rainmaking has nothing to do with the weather, but everything to do with the skills needed to develop new and repeat business.  Successful business owners and consultants are rainmakers.  They don't wait for business to "happen", but take specific steps to create the climate that leads to a deluge of paid engagements and profitable contracts..

To be successful you must have proactive strategies in place and a proven model that will assist you in building your business.  In this dynamic program, Ed Robinson, CSP will share more than a dozen tested strategies to grow your business, bass on models he used for 14 yeas in the speaking and consulting profession.  Ed will share: