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NSA NYC Virtual Summit 2019 – Hosted by Joe Apfelbaum

October 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


NSA Virtual Summit: The Power of Relationships to Grow Your Speaking Business

Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll get the full recording to listen, learn, review, and implement!

We are excited to announce the NSA NYC Virtual Summit 2019 – Hosted by Joe Apfelbaum

Date: Oct 29th 2019 1pm – 5pm EST

General Admission Cost: $95

As a professional speaker, the most important thing you can do to get more speaking engagements is to build strong relationships.

Why? Because when someone hires you to be a speaker, they need to trust you to really be able to make an impact with their audience.

When we interview the top professional speakers and ask them where they get their highest paying speaking engagements, they confess that it’s not their website, SEO or email marketing. It’s Referrals from trusted relationships.

Want to learn how to build relationships? Join our NSA NYC Virtual Summit.

It’s on Tuesday, Oct 29th at 1 pm EST. We will have 8 of the top relationship experts talk about the best strategies to build relationships online.


Meet Our Guest Speakers:

Our Keynote – David Burkus

What if the advice we’ve all heard about networking and developing relationships was wrong?
In this new and startling look at the art and science of networking, David Burkus challenges many of our commonly shared beliefs about networking. Drawing on more than five decades of social science research into how networks work, Burkus has found that what the best networkers do looks a lot less like collecting business cards and making random introductions and a lot more like fostering authentic connections and seeking out diverse new voices. And he reveals how anyone can do the same. Audience members will this leave this keynote with practical and proven strategies to grow their network and to make their current network work much harder for their success and tactics they can apply at that very event later in the day.

Beth Granger is a social selling and LinkedIn trainer, coach, and speaker.

She works with organizations and individuals so they learn to fill their sales funnel, extend their in-person networking, and build their professional brand using LinkedIn.

She loves helping people who are not comfortable with technology to embrace its power.

Beth is also a connector; teaching people to find, join, and grow their businesses online or in person. She is the Long Island host of LinkedIn Local, a series of in-person events designed to let us meet the people behind the profiles.

Beth is using LinkedIn Live to introduce people to her broader network through ½ hour conversations. 

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Robbie Samuels is a keynote speaker and relationship-based business strategist who has been recognized as a “networking expert” by Inc., Harvard Business Review Ascend, and Lifehacker.  He works with associations to increase retention, engagement, and member value by creating more welcoming and inclusive conference experiences.

He is the author of the best-selling business book Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences and has been profiled in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company. He writes for Harvard Business Review Ascend. His clients include associations, women’s leadership summits, and corporations including Marriott, AmeriCorps, Hostelling International, and General Assembly.

He has been featured in several books including Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It by Dorie Clark and The Connector’s Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact by Michelle Tillis Lederman. He has guest lectured at many leading educational institutions including Harvard University, Brown University, Cornell University, and Brandeis University. Robbie is the host of On the Schmooze podcast which features his networking strategies and talented professionals sharing untold stories of leadership and networking.


Joe Apfelbaum is the CEO of Ajax Union, a B2B digital marketing agency based in Brooklyn, NY. Joe is a business strategist, marketing expert and certified Google trainer. Joe is the author of his new book High Energy Secrets, How he lost 95 pounds and has more energy than ever. When he is not Mojovating entrepreneurs at events and on social media, he chills in Brooklyn with his wife and 5 kids.


Ramon Ray is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker who loves burnt pancakes, bacon and eggs.

He’s the founder of Smart Hustle Media, has started four companies and sold two. Ramon has authored four books and his latest book is “Celebrity CEO – How Entrepreneurs Can Thrive By Building a Strong Personal Brand”

Ramon has been invited as an expert witness to the United States Congress, invited by the Office of the President of the United States to speak at the White House on personal branding and produced many events including the “Smart Hustle Small Business Conference”, “Small Business Summit”, “Small Business Technology Tour”, “Small Biz Big Things” and more.

Get to know Ramon better at http://www.ramonray.com

Ramon has shared the stage with Seth Godin, Daymond John, Guy Kawasaki, Simon Sinek, Gary Vaynerchuk. He’s interviewed many of the sharks and contestants on Shark Tank and other celebrity entrepreneurs.

He’s interviewed President Obama in the President’s first live Google Hangout, and was part of the US Delegation to India, led by Ivanka Trump for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

Although Ramon has interviewed and shared the stage with many celebrity entrepreneurs, his passion and biggest professional accomplishment is interviewing “main street” small business owners and entrepreneurs and sharing their stories.

Ramon is not just an ivory tower geek, but as a former technology consultant, he has hands-on experience in a variety of technologies including social media, mobile computing, computer networks, online software and more. 

Ramon’s expertise is technology, marketing, sales, business startup and growth and his favorite is personal branding.

Over his extensive career, Ramon has written thousands of articles, spoken to thousands of business owners and impacted hundreds of thousands of small business owners and entrepreneurs to help their businesses thrive.

Ramon Ray, Author, “Celebrity CEO”

Celebrity CEO – How Entrepreneurs Can Thrive by Building Community and 

a Strong Personal Brand” – www.CelebrityCEO.com

Michelle Tillis Lederman, CSP is known for her energetic, engaging, and authentic presentations. An expert on workplace communications and relationships, Michelle’s mission is to help people work better together and advance their individual impact. One of Forbes Top 25 Networking Experts, she is the author of three books including internationally known The 11 Laws of Likability and her latest, The Connectors Advantage.

As CEO of Executive Essentials, she leads a team in providing custom communication and leadership training and coaching. Michelle is a regular in the media with appearances including NBC, CBS, Fox, MSNBC, CNBC, NPR, the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Working Mother, US News & World Report, and Forbes among others.

Speaking and training all over the world her clients range from Fortune 500 to associations, to non-profit and universities. Michelle served as an Adjunct Professor at NYU, on the faculty of the American Management Association, Rutgers Executive Education, and Lehigh University Executive Education. She holds degrees from Lehigh University and Columbia Business School.

Lou Diamond is THE Master Connector. He has over a quarter century of experience in sales, relationship management, business development, and executive coaching.

Lou is an International Speaker, Motivator, Consultant, Coach, and Best-selling Author.  He was a top producer for Accenture, Deloitte, Omnicom, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America, leading teams to achieve record revenues year after year.

Lou is the CEO and founder of THRIVE, a leading consulting and coaching firm focused on making the most incredible leaders, performers and companies even more amazing.  He hosts Thrive LOUD, one of the most popular business podcast shows dedicated to inspiring people to reach their peak potential in every facet of their life.

Lou has consulted, mentored and presented to leading performers at hundreds of companies across the globe. His authenticity, energy and enthusiasm, along with his unwavering passion and desire for helping people achieve their business and personal goals, is unmatched.

Lou’s inspiring keynote presentation: “Connect to Thrive” – will send you on your way feeling as though you can conquer the world…. and make tons of great new connections doing it.

Michael Goldberg has helped financial advisors, brokers, agents, reps, wholesalers and other sales producers generate hundreds of thousands of dollars to their bottom line. His firm Knock Out Networking, LLC is renowned as a speaking and training resource in the financial services industry. Described by clients as a “spark plug”, Michael is a master at invigorating and engaging audiences. His “knock-out” style is “in your face” and high energy. His content is “real world” and can be applied immediately. Michael speaks at conferences and associations, runs sales meetings, and delivers “results driven” programs on networking, referral marketing, and sales presentations.

Clients include John Hancock Investments, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Guardian Life, Jackson National, Penn Mutual, AXA Advisors, Prudential, MetLife, New York Life, Thrivent Financial, Colonial Life, and Chubb & Son.



October 29, 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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NSA NYC Chapter
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