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Chapter Meeting – Speakers Bureau Panel with Ben Anschutz, Mike Taubleb & Li Hayes

November 12, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


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On November 12, 2021 NSA NYC will host a panel discussion featuring some of the top leaders in the lecture industry.  Over the course of our time with them, we will have the opportunity to learn more about navigating the intricacies of working with a speaking agency and how to develop an effective and mutually beneficial partnership.  And knowing our panelists, there will be a lot of laughs and some really great stories along the way.

  • Ben Anshutz, Gotham Artists, Entertainment DivisionBen was born at a very young age in Newport Beach, California. Heading east for college, he double majored in English and Music at Tufts University while also discovering that wearing sandals in the snow is a bad idea. Today, Ben runs the Entertainment Division at Gotham Artists booking celebrity keynote speakers, music acts, and comedians for university, corporate, and non-profit events.

  • Mike Taubleb, Owner – Promenade Speakers Bureau – Mike Taubleb started Promenade Speakers Bureau – a New York-based lecture agency over fifteen years ago. He handles speaker negotiations, recruitment, management, sales, and marketing. Promenade’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, colleges, and major trade associations. Promenade specializes in healthcare, insurance, tech and financial services with hundreds of speakers for each industry. Along with that vertical expertise, the bureau is recognized for futurist talent and strategic advisory. Over 1,000 speakers are profiled on www.promenadespeakers.com   Mike has spoken at the American Society of Journalists and Authors Convention, MPI, NYU and the American Society of Trainers and Developers. He’s been covered or quoted in The New York Daily News, BizBash, Entrepreneur Magazine Online, The Guardian, American Express Open Forum, Successful Meetings, The Brooklyn Paper and Investors Business Daily. Prior to starting Promenade, Mike was in Ad Agency account management servicing tech and pharmaceutical clients. Nobody confused him with Don Draper. 

  • Li Hays, Speaker Manager | Speaker Success Trainer – As an Event Integration Agent, both representing professional keynote speakers and hiring speakers for clients’ events, Li Hayes is always working to get speakers to the mainstage. Li manages a group of exceptional business speakers through Go Leeward LLC. She also provides guidance to emerging speakers through her business Path to the Mainstage, a speaker development program that provides the unsexy but essential side of the business of speaking. Li loves to reveal the behind-the-scenes secrets that speakers need to know about the business of speaking and making speakers more successful. Li manages outstanding speakers including Mike Michalowicz, Jesse Cole, Jeff Hoffman, Donna Serdula, and Dion Flynn among others. She supports clients such as Professional Photographers of America, Verizon, BMW ad the Grow Retreat filling their ongoing speaker needs.

Guests attending the event (at Scandinavia House) hosted by the New York City Chapter National Speaker’s Association on September 10th will be asked to show the front desk reception one of the two below:

Proof of vaccination from COVID-19


Results of a negative test taken within the past 72 hours.

Scandinavia House staff takes responsibility for checking for such documents. Guests demonstrate responsibility for one of two documents to be shown at the reception desk when entering the building and for following any further social distancing or safety protocols listed inside the building.

** Please note the room we have reserved has ample room for more than double the number of people we will have in attendance.  There is also a terrace with access from the room we are in for guests to have pre-event networking outside.


Here’s your chance! We are adding a new addition to Chapter Meetings. Best Practice Shares.

There are new apps, tools, systems, books, programs coming out every millisecond. How can we keep up? Each month we will highlight 3-5 members who will share a TWO MINUTE presentation about a new book, practice, app, software, course that has helped them in their business. (Members only and it must be a 3rd party recommendation. Not self-promotion) 

If you have a Best Practice you would like to share at an upcoming meeting, please fill out this form andwe will be in touch if your BPS is selected.

Link- https://forms.gle/qjZvbGHcnFVixx4u8


November 12, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Scandinavia House
58 Park Ave
New York, NY 10016 United States


NSA NYC Chapter
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