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Meridith Elliott Powell  – February 5

February 5, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


The world has changed and we’re changing with it.

NSA NYC is here more than ever to support you on your speaking journey.

Our virtual programming is designed to inspire transformation in your business, craft, and mindset. Each monthly Chapter Meeting features learning from incredible speakers who are experts in their fields – sharing insights and examples of how to evolve our businesses. In addition, each meeting contains interactive and networking components to model innovation, engagement and connection as we navigate this massive shift together.

Meeting attendance is included in your monthly Professional Member or Chapter Associate subscription. Guests are welcome. Please register via the link below.

Master The Art of Follow-Up!

Sales Strategies Guaranteed To Land The Gig

You followed all the rules. You’ve read all the books. You’ve implemented your best speaker sales strategies. And still you’re struggling to close more deals -endlessly worried about booking keynotes. Face it – the rules have changed and selling today is different. Selling yourself as a speaker now that’s the ultimate challenge.

Everyone demands more – clients, meeting planners, and bureaus. Sales cycles are longer. Competition is stronger. And landing a keynote can seem damn near impossible.  Sales success today is about one thing – stamina, perseverance and your ability to stay in the game. In other words, how good are you at follow-up? Want to land more keynotes, want to book more gigs – it all happens in the follow-up. You’ve got to know how to: Follow-up strategically. Follow-up consistently. Follow-up without being annoying.

Join us for this hands-on session where NSA Member Meridith Elliott Powell is going to walk you through the proven strategies you need to Master The Art of Follow-up: stay visible, add value, and most importantly land more deals.

Hear directly from Meridith about why you NEED to attend February’s meeting!

Key Take-Aways:

–       Insight and research into why follow-is so critical in sales today

–       How to use follow-up to gain a competitive advantage

–       Innovative follow-up ideas position you as the known expert and thought-leader in your field

–       Powerful ideas to get you out of the price war

–       Your personal plan of action for follow-up

Note – this program is completely safe!  There is no walking on coals, no breaking boards, just proven strategies you can implement immediately.

Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to watch by Currency Fair, a Top Sales Experts To Follow by LinkedIn, and one of the Top 41 Motivational Speakers . Meridith Elliott Powell is an award-winning author, keynote speaker and business strategist. With a background in corporate leadership and sales, her career expands over several industries including banking, healthcare and finance. Meridith worked her way up from entry-level to earn her position in the C-Suite.  

She is a Master Certified Strategist, Executive Coach and Certified Speaking Professional, a designation held by less than twelve percent of professional speakers. In addition, Meridith is an invitation-only author for LinkedIn, having published more than six courses on their prestigious education networks. She has a cutting-edge message, rooted in real-life examples and real-world knowledge. She is the author of five books, including Winning In The Trust & Value Economy (a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards) “Own It: Redefining Responsibility – Stories of Power, Freedom & Purpose (named Top 50 Sales Book for 2018) about how to build cultures the inspire ownership at every level to create profits at every turn. And her latest “Cut Through The Excuses – Send Sales Through The Roof” written with Connie Podesta, this book is the ultimate guide to selling successfully in the age of uncertainty. 

Meridith is regularly featured in publications such as Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., Investment News, and American Banker among others. High energy and highly interactive, Meridith’s helps leaders and business owners learn the new rules of success today, and the strategies they need to Thrive In Uncertainty. In her highly engaging keynote-speaking sessions, Meridith shows her audiences how to attract more business, retain top talent, and leap into position to win in this new economy. No walking on coals, no breaking boards, just real-life strategies you can put into place first thing Monday morning. 

Member Insights:  Todd Cherches

My TEDx Horror Story: When Your Biggest Gig Turns Into Your Worst Nightmare 

If you watch the video of Todd Cherches’s June 2019 TEDx Talk on “The Power of Visual Thinking,” it appears that everything went totally fine. But, when you hear him tell his story of what happened behind the scenes that day, it will keep you on the edge of your seat and – as fellow professional speakers – will probably make you want to jump out of your skin! Just wait til you hear what happened…and think about what you would have done if you had been in his shoes.

You will learn…

  • Why you should never give up on your dream of booking a TEDx talk…even if you’ve been turned down multiple times before
  • Preparation lessons you’ll be able to apply to any high-stakes presentation
  • How to expect the unexpected, and have a Plan B in place to look like a pro even when things go wrong

Todd Cherches is the CEO and co-founder of BigBlueGumball, a New York City-based  management consulting firm specializing in leadership development, public speaking, and executive coaching.  He is also a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s “MG100 Coaches” group, a three-time award-winning Adjunct Professor of leadership at NYU, and a Lecturer on leadership at Columbia University. Todd is a TEDx speaker, and the author of the new book, “VisuaLeadership: Leveraging the Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and in Life,” published in May 2020 by Post Hill Press/Simon & Schuster.





How to Zoom to Grow Your Business with Zoom Queen Marquesa Pettway

Each month Marquesa will share a new 2 min Zoom strategy!

Former CNN Associate Producer turned Business Reinvention Strategist & Profes- sional Speaker, MARQUESA PETTWAY, helps Experts and Organizations leverage the ZOOM Platform resulting in engaging virtual events, smart productive meetings & multiple virtual-based income streams. 

  • Client acquisition 
  • Design Virtual Event Experiences for the highest level of engagement with that in person feel. 
  • Emcee, speaker and virtual host roles 
  • Zoom Basics for the Speakerpreneur 
  • Leveraging Zoom to Grow your Biz (client acquisition, connection, & productivity) 



February 5, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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