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Chapter Event May – Speaker Showcase

May 19, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm


About the Event:

The Member Showcase and Speaker Industry Panel is one of the most exciting and highly anticipated events of the NSA NYC year.

This is a two part meeting: Part one consists of five Professional members of the chapter presenting their best 5 minutes for their colleagues and a panel of three industry representatives—bureaus, agents, meeting planners. (Names and info to come soon.) The panel gives its expert opinion on each presentation, how likely it would be to be booked, and how well it aligns with the speaker’s website.

Part two is a discussion with these industry professionals about the current state of the business, what topics are hot, what are not, and how best to reach the people who can hire you. We will solicit and have the panel answer your most pressing questions.

Every year at this event the level of presenting is higher and higher. Come see and hear your colleagues do their very best stuff—and learn the secrets of how to get booked!

About the Showcase Panel:

Michelle Joyce combined her passion of managing and coaching professional speakers to create a company that offers both. With an unconditional love for the professional speaking industry, Michelle effectively connects audiences and speakers, resulting in a memorable experience every time. For nearly two decades, she managed one of the most successful professional speaking and training businesses in the country. In that role, she sold thousands of customized seminars to companies and associations all over the globe. She generated new revenue streams and created ongoing marketing and creative strategies to attract new business. She is a professional member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the International Association of Speaker Bureaus (IASB).

Mike Frank is a founding member of NSA (1974), Past-President (1980), CSP recipient (1980), CPAE recipient (1990)….presented to him by Dr.Norman Vincent Peale, Cavett Award Winner (1990). Mike has booked over 600 different speakers for 12,000+ more speeches. He wrote the first book ever written on the world of professional speaking, Speaking for Money, and a revised, updated, and retitled version, For Professional Speakers Only. Over 8,000 speakers own one or both of these books and neither has ever been in a bookstore. He is the only person who is a meeting planner, professional speaker, and speakers bureau owner. He is also the only person who has been President of NSA and chairman of the Speakers Bureau Owners Sub-group within NSA.


With almost 25 years in the industry, Jay Kemp knows what it takes to make professional speakers successful.  He cut his teeth as a long-time employee of a large Speakers Bureau, and went on to work exclusively with one of the top sales speakers in the world.  In 2012, Jay was recruited by a Global Speaker Management Agency, based in Sydney, Australia.   He exclusively managed and represented their speakers and international best-selling authors, in the Northern Hemisphere. In the beginning of 2017, Jay Kemp was hired by international best-selling author and speaker, Brett King. As Communications Director, Jay oversees every aspect of the Brett King Brand.  In addition to Brett, Jay also manages 3 other speakers who work under the Brett King umbrella. Jay also coaches veteran speakers on how to get the more out of their keynote and workshop presentations – and beginning speakers on how to craft their keynotes into meaningful messages




About the Showcase Speakers

Regina Clark, CSP, is the author of five books, an international speaker and founder of Creative Performance Solutions, a management development consulting firm that was started in 1994 when Regina left the corporate world. She has spoken to corporate and association audiences in 40 states, Canada, and Europe about creating exceptional customer experiences and getting results. Regina is a professional member of the National Speakers Association and a Certified Speaking Professional, a designation she received in 2005. She is a past board member of NSA NYC, second president of NSA-NJ and has held numerous national positions including being a member of the NSA Ethics committee.



Justin Constantine retired from the Marine Corps at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  He deployed to Iraq in 2006, serving as a Civil Affairs Team Leader while attached to an infantry battalion. While on a routine combat patrol, Justin was shot in the head by a sniper. He is now an inspirational speaker, a corporate coach and a leadership consultant. He speaks at numerous corporate, educational and military institutions about leadership, the upside of change, teamwork and overcoming adversity. Justin recently completed his first book, My Battlefield, Your Office, which applies military leadership skills to the private sector.  His writing on military and leadership issues has been featured in such outlets as CNN, Time, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Forbes magazine, USA Today and Business Insider.



Chuck Garcia is an author, keynote speaker, founder of Climb Leadership Consulting and a professor of Organizational Leadership at Mercy College in New York. He coaches executives on public speaking, leadership development, and sales skills. A 25-year veteran of Wall Street, he spent several of those in leadership positions for prestigious firms such as Bloomberg, BlackRock Solutions, and Citadel. He leverages his business leadership experience to provide an effective teaching narrative for professionals applying his tools. In his recently published book, A Climb to the Top, Garcia draws on his consulting experience to explain how to become a persuasive communicator. His book provides a guide for practicing the techniques needed to take an individual’s career to new heights.



Karen Jacobsen is The GPS Girl®, giving directions as the speaking voice of “Australian Karen” in over 400 million GPS, smartphone devices, elevators, cruise ships and software applications around the globe. Originally from Australia and now based in New York City, Karen works with groups who want to be able to Recalculate and give their best in business and life. Enjoying wide media coverage, she was told she had really made it when she was a clue in The New York Times crossword puzzle, but particularly enjoyed being called “hypnotic” when interviewed by Harry Connick Jr. The author of two books, Recalculate – Directions for Driving Performance Success and The GPS Girl’s Road Map for Your Future, Karen has also released nine albums on her record label, including her most recent, Destination Christmas.



Ex-CNN Associate Producer, now Business Reinvention Expert, Marquesa Pettway (CSP) turns entrepreneurs into Six Figure Speakerpreneurs with her SpeakerBlueprint Signature System. Marquesa is a Speaker Magazine Columnist, Syndicated Columnist for TV, professional speaker, and the founder of The National Center for Speakerpreneur Training. She serves as the Live Broadcasting Host for Women Speakers Association. She’s spoken all over the world in every single state and a few countries. Ms. Pettway has coached hundreds of entrepreneurs and professionals since 2005. She’s recognized an as expert by MSNBC, New York Newsday, Toastmasters International Magazine to name a few. Past NYC Chapter board member, and 10 year NSA member and New York City resident for 22 years!


About the Venue:

All monthly chapter meetings take place at Microsoft’s New York office building. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 pm two days prior to the event. No WALK INS are possible. Please bring I.D. and check in at the Microsoft Concierge. Subways to 11 Times Square (between 41st and 42nd Streets on 8th Avenue, next to Port Authority Bus Terminal) are 1, 2, 3, 7, A, E, N, and Q trains at all times, or C and R trains at all times except late nights.

Important Deadline:

No walk ins are possible. You must buy your ticket 48 hours prior to the event.

Membership Ticket:

If you are a member of the NSA NYC chapter, please log in with your username and password. Buy a general ticket and your membership discount will automatically be applied on the check out page.

Cancellation Policy:

Requests for refunds must be made at least one week before the event by using the contact form. After that time, you may send a replacement if you notify us and send first name, last name and email of the person who will join us 48 hours prior to the event via the contact form. Discounted All-Access-Pass tickets can not be refunded. However, you may send a replacement as well by using the contact form.


May 19, 2017
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Microsoft Office
11 Times Square
New York, NY United States

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