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The view from my seat…
President-Elect Jay Townsend welcomes the attendees of the March meeting.
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.
For starters, the meeting was held at the historic Three West Club, which dates back to 1934. The ballroom was the most elegant site for our chapter meeting (more information: https://wnrc.org/history).
Once again, the meeting was run effectively and efficiently by our master of ceremonies Jeanne M. Stafford. She immediately challenged us with the thought-provoking question; “How do you warm up your audience?” This was a precursor to our keynote presentation to come.
Jeanne M. Stafford getting the show started!
Tony Chatman opened the speaking festivities with a concise and entertaining presentation on “Making Real Money with the Federal Government”. Tony covered all the basics including; DUNS numbers, NAICS Codes, SAM Registration and most importantly “Hot Topics” that might get you noticed (and paid) by the US Government. Who knew speaking to the government for fees was a possibility? Tony did and he shared some great tips on how to get started. Tony is a true edutainer.
Exceptional insights from Tony Chatman.
Next, we were introduced to our featured speaker, author, mother and Speaker Hall of Fame member Christine Cashen. “Christine is an authority on sparking innovative ideas, handling conflict, reducing stress and energizing employees.” She’s considered an expert in: Time Management, Interpersonal Communications, Stress Management, Teamwork, Creativity, Innovation and Conflict Management. Christine is also a very funny person and the essence of an “edutainer”.
Our incredible speaker of the month, Christine Cashen, CSP.
Here are just some of the tidbits Christine had to offer:
Of course, there were more tips, tidbits and humor, lots of humor. A few paragraphs could never fully capture the essence of Christine Cashen. Which is why you have to attend NSA NYC meetings.
We then moved on to our book-of-the-month selection by our own Michelle Tillis-Lederman titled “The Connectors Advantage” which emphasizes how important it is to keep connected with your network of contacts. Michelle’s book explains the following:
We loved hearing about Michelle’s new book!
As usual, John A. Demato handled all things photography as he always does. So while you didn’t attend the meeting you can see some of the photo highlights via John. John has a great headshot package for those in need at the May meeting.
Lou Diamond letting everyone know about the incredible NSA Headshot event in May.
Our next chapter meeting in on Friday, April 5th featuring: Steve Spangler.
That was the view from my seat. See you down the road…
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