Event Recordings

March 2018 – Stop Hustling Gigs & Start Building a Business with Joel Block

Oh, you are in for a treat on March 16! Joel G. Block, CSP, is flying from Los Angeles for the sole purpose of enlightening us with his outstanding talk, “Stop Hustling Gigs and Start Building a Business.”

Those of us who heard Joel at the 2016 NSA Business Symposium will testify how thrilling this talk is, and why you can’t afford to miss it.

Your takeaways from this program will include:

  • How to convey your message fast – while avoiding the pitfalls that sink 99% of your competitors;
  • A formula to develop many streams of revenue from your core business strategy;
  • The 3 magic words that will change the trajectory of your business and career;
  • A way of looking at business that is so simple, it will make your day-to-day tasks obvious and crystal clear;
  • A formula for grabbing any prospect’s attention in under 10 seconds;
  • Multiple sure-fire ways to increase your sales “batting average”;
  • 7 critical questions to ask that will make your business bullet-proof yet ready for growth; and
  • The single strategy Joel uses every day that he credits for much of his success.

February 2018  – The Speaker’s Formula – How to Build & Grow a Profitable Speaking Business with Gerry O’Brion & Lynne Smithpeter

In this session, you’ll learn the techniques that Gerry O’Brion used to build a six-figure speaking business in less than two years, and then quadruple it by year five.

His secret weapon? Lynne Smithpeter, his co-presenter.

Lynne and Gerry have created a business development system that has ignited their revenue growth, and every strategy can be implemented in your speaking business today. Lynne and Gerry will reveal the top 10 techniques they use to attract new clients, expand existing clients, and have clients requesting Gerryto sell products in the back of the room.

This interactive, tag-team session will give you real tools that you can implement to dramatically increase your referrals and be sure participants remember you long after your presentation is over. The session will include both the important building blocks that every speaker needs as well as strategies for advanced speakers looking to take their business to the next level.

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January 2018 – Booking More Business with Gen Xer & Millennial Decision Makers (and Boomers too)! with Anna Liotta

Decision makers today are a multi-generational diverse mix. As speakers, we must be nimble in customizing our marketing messages, follow-up and offers to match the Generational CODES™ of the buyers of today (not yesterday). This fast-paced, action-focused session will share what makes each generation of decision makers want to see, hear and know more from speakers – and what gets you blocked from getting through.

Discover tangible takeaways that you will be able to implement into your speaking business.

By attending this session, participants will: 

  1. Learn how to customize their messaging to connect and engage Gen X, Millennial, and Boomer decision makers
  2. Understand what they have been doing that is sabotaging their business with buyers from other generations
  3. Leave with powerful, simple adjustments they can make to elevate their ROI in business development activities

About Our Talented Speaker:

The founder of The Generational Institute™ and author of Unlocking Generational CODES, Anna Liotta leverages her Generationally Savvy Communication Solutions™ programs to help clients develop practical strategies for optimal communications across generations.

Anna is the youngest girl of nineteen children which means that each Thanksgiving, graduation, or wedding gathering is a fascinating case study in multi-generational communication.
Anna’s clients range from the PGA of America to the NBA, from Amazon.com to the Women’s Foodservice Forum.

Anna holds a Master’s degree in Interpersonal Communication and has more than twenty years of experience in the field of intergenerational inclusion, communication and leadership.Anna currently serves as the Vice-President of the National Speakers Association, and President of the Columbia Tower Club and Top 40 Under 40 Alumni Association.When she is not Keynoting or volunteering you’ll find her at an off-leash dog park with her Labradoodle puppy named Golfing.

November 2017 – Walter Bond, CSP, CPAE – Who Said Talk is Cheap?

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About the Speaker:

Like you, Walter Bond, knows what its like to be discounted by everyone around you. To run up against challenges that feel insurmountable. And to have moments where challenges were winning. But then Walter recognized a single truth that changed everything:

Peak Performers have no excuses for failure; only reasons for success.

After several stellar high-school seasons, Walters earned a scholarship on the University of Minnesota basketball team. As an average college player who was overlooked by the NBA, Walter tapped into a peak performance mindset, changed his work ethic and found himself as a Professional NBA Basketball Player for the Dallas Mavericks.

Now retired from the NBA, Walter Bond shares stories, lessons, and the type of motivation that sparks the superstars to success, moves the middle players into action, and excites your attendees to come back for more.

When Walter is on the platform you will have the knowledge and skills needed to take the proven path away from the pack and into the peak performer’s spotlight.

Make your goals a reality. Motivate your team with powerful content from a power speaker.

On the speaking circuit just briefly, he’s already graced the main stage at Influence. He’s now making his rounds to rave reviews at NSA chapter events around the country sharing his speaking secrets. Bond says it is all in the fundamentals. “I learned in the NBA how to become a real pro.” There is a difference between a professional speaker and a professional who speaks, and Bond will show you the difference. In this powerful session, he will give YOU the tools to take your business to the next level.

You will learn powerful insights on:

  • Platform & Communication Skills
  • Marketing /Branding
  • Revenue Streams
  • Creating/Selling product
  • Speakers Bureaus

2017 – October Meeting – Improving Impact and Influence: What Your Brain Has to Say About That!  –with Dr. John D. Molidor, PhD – 2017-2018 National President of NSA



Would you like to know what goes on inside of your brain (as well as your audience’s) when you are presenting? Would you like to see how your brain lights up when it hears a familiar story (e.g., like the ‘Star-Fish’ Story)? Would you like to learn some brain-friendly techniques that you can immediately use in your presentations?

This powerful three-pound mass (and sometimes mess) of grey and white matter, which we call the brain, disproportionately exerts an incredible influence on yourself and others. Knowing how to use it effectively and efficiently can greatly increase your impact on others. Knowing what might be going on inside the brain of your audience allows you to truly personalize your content.

2017 – September Meeting – Extreme Panels with Brian Walter

Ever want to be on a panel or moderate one? The current president of the National Speakers Association, Brian Walter, will vividly demonstrate unique formats of panel discussions with a star-studded diverse panel from our very own NSA NYC chapter.

So you will get the double benefit of experiencing the Extreme Panel formats while ALSO hearing great answers about your speaking business.

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