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Anna Liotta


Key Takeaways from Our January 2020 Meeting
January 23, 2020/in Chapter Meetings, Key Takeaways /by Janine Brandt
If you are like most of us in the NSA, you are always seeking to perfect your speech or presentation. There is always something more you could have added, some feature you could have included, another angle that would have made the audience understand your mastery of the subject a bit more. Seeking out these presentation enhancements is why you (should) attend monthly NSA meetings (and Influence too).

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Lenora Billings-Harris

CHAPTER MEETING - October 2019

Key Takeaways from Our October 2019 Meeting
November 5, 2019/in Chapter Meetings, Key Takeaways /by Janine Brandt
What is diversity?

According to Webster: the condition of having or being composed of differing elements: VARIETY especially : the inclusion of different types of people (such as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization.

Every month when I attend NSA-NYC meetings I am struck by the diversity of our members and guests. We come from different walks of life, we are from different cultures, we have unique business backgrounds and of course we have diverse opinions on the world around us. Each of us has a different idea about what diversity is and how it plays a role in our lives each day. It’s what our meetings are all about.

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Crystal Washinghton

CHAPTER MEETING - September 2019

As always our emcee for the meeting was Jeanne M. Stafford. Jeanne always has a pre-planned exercise to get us mingling with fellow attendees. At this meeting, we needed to find out what our exercise partners do on their website’s back-end to help move their speaking business forward. These exercises have the dual function of getting to know someone new and to think on our feet. They are also a great way to get your heart pumping.

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Summer Social 2019


Key Takeaways from Our 2019 Summer Social
September 18, 2019/in Chapter Meetings, Key Takeaways /by Janine Brandt
Just imagine…

For a nominal fee: you could attend a meeting where you’d meet creative, like-minded individuals, who share your passion for public speaking, where you could hear some of the very best public speakers in the business and be inspired on a regular basis by the volunteers who run the NSA NYC Chapter.

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Chris West


Key Takeaways from May’s Chapter Event
June 6, 2019/in Chapter Meetings, Key Takeaways /by Janine Brandt
If you were present at the NSA NYC chapter meeting in May then you know just how important it is to be in attendance. Write-ups and summaries no matter how detailed simply cannot capture the essence of the meetings.

Anyone familiar with the NSA NYC chapter knows that nothing (other than the weather) is ever left to chance other than who attends our meetings. Rather, the meetings are carefully cultivated and the speakers we are lucky to have exposure to, are experts in their chosen corners of the industry.

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Steve Spangler CSP CPAE


Key Takeaways from April’s Chapter Event
April 30, 2019/in Chapter Meetings, Key Takeaways /by Janine Brandt
On Friday, April 5th I had the pleasure of attending the NSA NYC chapter meeting at Serendipity Labs. I got some really great ideas about how to leverage media coverage when the lightning strikes from Kate O’Neill as well as how to best engage an audience from Steve Spangler.

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Christine Cashen CSP CPAE


Key Takeaways from March’s Chapter Event
March 21, 2019/in Chapter Meetings, Key Takeaways /by Janine Brandt
Some speakers educate us on the finer details of the speaking business. Some speakers entertain us with their storytelling and mastery of their subject matter. A gifted few speakers know how to do both so seamlessly that you aren’t sure whether you are being entertained or educated. If you missed our March 8 NSA NYC chapter meeting, well then you truly missed out on some of the finest “edutainers” in the business.

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Dan Thurmon

CHAPTER MEETING - February 2019

Key Takeaways from February’s Chapter Event
February 26, 2019/in Chapter Meetings, Key Takeaways /by Janine Brandt
What a meeting this was! When you have the opportunity to not only experience a great speaker in action AND get a chance to go behind the scenes to discuss the practice of being a great speaker, that is special and exactly what Dan Thurmon did for our February meeting.

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Sam Richter

CHAPTER MEETING - January 2019

Key Takeaways from January’s Chapter Event
January 28, 2019/in Chapter Meetings, Key Takeaways /by Janine Brandt
January started out on a high note with an information packed day for speakers to grow their businesses.
President, Sylvie DiGuisto kicked off the first meeting of the year at Serendipity Labs, a new co-working space with large rooms and easy networking. As a bonus, Serendipity Labs offered all our members a free one week pass to try out this space.

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Sarah Michel CSP

CHAPTER MEETING - November 2018

Key Takeaways from November’s Chapter Event
November 30, 2018/in Chapter Meetings, Key Takeaways /by Janine Brandt
Do you attend NSA NYC meetings with your “rose-colored glasses” officially on? I do.

I am always upbeat and optimistic about who I am about to meet and what I am about to learn.

Our November meeting was especially “Rosy” thanks to the agenda and NSA NYC’s President Sylvie di Giusto ’s snappy rose-colored suit!

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Brant Pinvidic

CHAPTER MEETING - October 2018

Key Takeaways from October’s Chapter Event
November 1, 2018/in Chapter Meetings, Key Takeaways /by Janine Brandt
Just when you think you know it all, you get presented with a fresh new take and suddenly you can see things in a whole new light.

The change to cool, crisp weather for the October NSA NY Chapter meeting foreshadowed more than just a change from summer to fall. If you weren’t one of the 84 who attended this meeting, you missed out on some incredible presentations that contained cool new perspectives as well.

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Amy & Michael Port

CHAPTER MEETING - September 2018

Key Takeaways from September’s Chapter Event
October 1, 2018/in Chapter Meetings, Key Takeaways /by Janine Brandt

When you speak do you consider yourself a “performer”?
Do you think of your presentations as “performances”?
Maybe it’s time look at yourself and your presentations in a whole new light.

If you didn’t think you needed to attend the September NSANYC Chapter meeting you are sadly mistaken. You did.

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