Thursday, December 2nd to Sunday, December 5th, 2021
Optional: 1-Day Accountability meeting in New York City, January 2022

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Your host, past NSA NYC President Sylvie di Giusto, CSP

Apply until SEPTEMBER 10th, 2021

Being a professional speaker is hard. It’s lonely, scary, and at times it can feel like you are the only one who has ever had this idea, let alone done anything about it.

You are not alone! There are people out there just like you; other speakers who have faced similar problems along their journey to success in business.

This year’s NSA NYC Agility Mastermind Retreat brings together a group of eight successful speakers for a 4-Day Mastermind Retreat in sunny Florida to create an environment where they can connect with each other on a deeper level and brainstorm ways that will help them move forward with their businesses.

By attending this Mastermind Retreat, you will be able to gain valuable insights into how others have handled similar situations as well as receive support from those around you so that you may reach new levels of success within your own ventures. This Mastermind Retreat focuses on the BUSINESS of speaking (and not stage performance.)

NSA NYC members will be prioritized.
On September 13th, 2021 application will be open to the public.

When does it happen?

Thursday, December 2nd to Sunday, December 5th, 2021
Optional: 1-Day Accountability meeting in New York City, January 2022

Where will it take place?

Tampa, FL in the Majestic Brant Manor Lake House (you’ll be working, learning, and
laughing together in a beautiful vacation rental home with separate bedrooms and joined workrooms)

How can you attend?

As space is limited, an application is mandatory

Who will attend?

Eight professional speakers, NSA NYC members will be prioritized before registration will be opened to the public

Who will lead the Mastermind Retreat?

Past NSA NYC President Sylvie di Giusto, CSP will be your host.


Past NSA NYC President

Keynote speaker and corporate trainer Sylvie di Giusto, CSP, helps individuals and organizations explore how people make up their minds very quickly about them, their leadership potential, or their company and either open the door or slam it shut. She has nearly twenty years of corporate experience and has held senior positions, mainly in human resources, at international organizations ranging from 10 to 100,000 employees. Today, she is a recognized member of the international speaking community, having presented to every strata of management—from experienced CEOs to young executives—within a variety of industries. Sylvie speaks to audiences around the world about the importance of “first impressions… and everything beyond” and takes them on an entertaining journey that reveals how the world sees them. She is a Certified Speaking Professional, the author of the Image of Leadership, and the creator of mobile Learning Lab “How You Impress.”
When she is not working, Sylvie is volunteering with the National Speakers Association. When she is not volunteering, she is spending time with her family and exploring the extraordinary United States—this amazing place she is lucky to call home.


SVP, Marketing & Sales at Gotham Artists

As a trusted speakers bureau and lecture industry professional with experience representing world leaders, award-winning journalists, sports figures and celebrity talent, Ivy partners with her clients to find the best speakers for their events. Her customers include not only Fortune 500 corporations, trade associations and non-profit organizations but also a global cache of speakers. She works diligently on developing relationships with both her clients and speakers in order to ensure the ultimate outcome – audiences who are moved and changed. She is also a busy mom to two fabulous redheads and is an avid runner, fledgling yogi, paddle boarder and traveler.


Keynote Speaker & Past President NSA NYC

With a focus on a variety of topics around leadership, employee engagement, client connection and culture strategy with a direct link back to retention, productivity and profitability, Tami’s presentations are content-rich, interactive and filled with her relatable and relevant humor. She believes if they are laughing they are listening, and if they are listening they are learning. Formerly the president of the National Speakers Association of NYC, Evans has also worked as a corporate manager, university professor, communications specialist, as well as such diverse career experience as a fashion designer and professional actress. She also holds a Masters of Fine Arts, and BAA degrees in Broadcasting Communications and Theatre. Tami celebrates and motivates participants, engages and empowers employees, creates communication cohesion, boosts confidence, and busts stress. Her popular presentations enhance leadership skills, communication, empowerment, and how to have a lot more fun doing it all.


Keynote Speaker & Sales Wizard

Phil has made it his life’s work to completely demystify the sales process and bring both simplicity and integrity to a world that is often full of big egos and even bigger lies. With this as Phil’s core mission, he has written 8 best-selling books, produced two original programmes for Audible and delivered over 2,500 presentations in 57 countries across five continents. To date, more than two million people (both sales and non-sales professionals, leaders and experts) have benefitted from his teachings and now have more influence, confidence and control when steering their conversations. Phil’s unique philosophy of using specific word choices to teach people “Exactly What To Say” in order to influence, persuade and drive outcomes, has made Phil one of the most practical and in-demand business experts on the planet. Phil currently lives with his wife Charlotte between their homes in the United States and their retreat in the Buckinghamshire countryside, has four beautiful daughters, and a rather surprising passion for Bourbon.


Keynote Speaker & Innovation Expert

For more than 20 years, Stephen has presented his provocative strategies on innovation culture and collaboration to audiences in over 40 countries. During his 15- year tenure with the consulting firm Accenture, he led a 20,000-person innovation practice. He is the author of five books, including “Best Practices Are Stupid,” which was named the best innovation and creativity book of 2011. Stephen served a six-year term on the Board of the National Speakers Association and inn 2015, he was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame. When he is not on stage speaking about innovation, he is practicing his not-so sleight of hand magic on his family and friends.

In addition, you’ll experience hot seat sessions and group discussions with special guests, such as
Hall of Fame Speakers and Bureau Partners.

How much will it be?

A one-time donation of $2000 to the NSA NYC (includes costs of living and main meals, does not include air travel or ground transportation costs). All profits will go to the NSA NYC chapter.

Why should you attend?

NSA NYC Agility Mastermind Retreat is the perfect opportunity to get out of your head and into someone else’s. You will be surrounded by people who are just as passionate about their work as you are, and they want to help you succeed. This retreat is designed specifically for professional speakers who have been working hard on their own projects for years but need some outside perspective.

Also, it’s time to take a break from all that hard work and challenging two years due to pandemic, relax with other like-minded individuals, push self-limiting beliefs and allow yourself to think big, gain clarity on what it takes for your own business success at this intimate group event where we’ll share feedback with each other to leave together with a plan.
Space is limited, so don’t wait any longer or risk missing out!