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Chapter Event September – Brian Walter, CSP, CPAE, NSA National President

September 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Extreme Panels: Surprisingly Unique Formats for Asking & Getting Answers

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About the Event:

Panels are lame. Except when they’re not. But a panel experience that audiences actually rave about is as rare as a unicorn sighting. To craft an Extreme Panel, speakers need to know both what you are trying to AVOID (repetition, sameness, platitudes, rambling, dearth of content audience members don’t already know)…and what you want (panelists “spilling” in a compelling way).

In Extreme Panels, Brian will vividly showcase 15+ formats for asking questions to panelists in unexpected ways, while also structuring how the panelists’ responses are delivered.

Extreme Panel formats include:

  • Would You Rather polling
  • Lightning Round
  • Yes, no, maybe
  • One breath wonders
  • Next week, next month, next year tips
  • Hot Seat (make panelists squirm)

But wait, there’s more. Brian will demonstrate every format (as well as the importance of panel member “types”) with a star-studded diverse panel from our very own NSA NYC chapter. So you will get the Double Benefit of experiencing the Extreme Panel formats while ALSO hearing great answers about your speaking business.

Three tangible ideas or takeaways:

  1. Discover how to jump start a panel discussion (give audience members hope instead of despair)
  2. Create and sustain exciting variety in questioning formats the generate truly insightful answers
  3. Transform audience members from information recipients to participants

About the Speaker:

Since 1998, Brian Walter’s Extreme Meetings has “infotained” audiences from 10 to 10,000. He is a unique blend of internal and external communication expertise. Over a 25+ year career, Brian has been an advertising director, marketing & sales director, radio & TV commercial producer, copywriter, communications manager, speech coach, video producer, management trainer, consultant and professional speaker. He’s even a Guinness Book of World Records holder for producing the world’s shortest TV commercial. Brian is the current NSA National President, has earned the elite Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association, and is also a member of Meeting Professionals International and the Society for Advancement of Consulting.


Brian Walter, CSP, CPAE, NSA National President

About the Panelists:

Sylvie di Giusto is a professional Keynote Speaker, Corporate Trainer, and Image Consultant, who uses her multi-cultural background to work with leaders from around the world who place great importance on themselves and their reputation. With twenty years of corporate experience, a cutting-edge approach combined with a competitive mindset, and a passion for visualization she helps professionals and corporations to explore how people make up their minds very quickly about them, their leadership potential or their company, and either open the door for them or slam it shut. Sylvie is the founder of Executive Image Consulting, the co-owner of the Studio for Image Professionals, the creator of How You Impress and the author of The Image of Leadership.
Ron Karr (ronkarr.com)
When Ron Karr, International Keynote Speaker, Revenue Growth & Market Leadership Expert walks into the room you know the stakes are going to be raised, problems are going to get solved, and game-changing results are going to ensue. He’s the expert companies call on to elevate bottom-line profits, reposition their brand, and dramatically improve sales. As a highly sought after international speaker, his bold methodologies unite two insights: advanced expertise on the psychology of what drives customer behavior and the importance of Social and Emotional Intelligence when expanding business across new and existing markets. Ron is the author of four books, including the CEO best-selling title, “Lead, Sell, or Get Out of the Way.”
Jill Schiefelbein (dynamiccommunicator.com)
Jill Schiefelbein is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and recovering academic. She taught business communication at Arizona State University for 11 years before venturing into entrepreneurship. Jill’s business, The Dynamic Communicator®, helps organizations increase sales and create consumer advocates. Jill runs the Dynamic Accelerator program, helping solo- and micro-entrepreneurs accelerate business growth. Her latest book, Dynamic Communication: 27 Strategies to Grow, Lead, and Manage Your Business hit stores March 2017.
Jess Todtfeld (successinmedia.com)
Jess Todtfeld, CSP shows organizations that the Secret to Power & Influence is connected to communication style and techniques. He is President of Success In Media, Inc, one of the leading business communication and media training authorities in the U.S.  With more than 15 years of experience, Todtfeld helps CEOs, business executives, spokespeople, public relations representatives, experts, and authors to not just become better communicators, but create real tangible outcomes. Jess is the Author of Media Secrets: A Media Training Crash Course, Secret to Foolproof Presentations, Media Training A to Z, and Presentation Training A to Z. 

About the Venue:

Our monthly Chapter Meetings and all MeetUps take place at Microsoft’s New York office building. Tickets must be purchased by 11:55 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.

We love hosting new attendees at our chapter events. First-time guests are eligible for a $20 discount on a chapter event ticket by applying the coupon code “nsanyc_vip” at checkout. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Requests for refunds must be made a least one week before registration for the event closes by using the contact form. After that time, you may send a replacement if you notify us and send first name, last name and e-mail address of the person who will join us 48 hours prior to the event via the contact form. Discounted All-Access-Pass chapter event tickets can not be refunded. All-Access-Pass holders can not send a replacement, instead they will receive audio recordings of each chapter event.


September 15, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Microsoft Office
11 Times Square
New York, NY United States


NSA NYC Chapter
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