Saturday, June 9th
8:30am- 9:00am Registration
9:00am - 12:30pm Seminar
The Omni Hotel Dallas Park West
1590 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75234
Members & Affiliates
$40 if pre-registered by Thursday before meeting
$50 if onsite, morning of meeting
$60 if pre-registered by Thursday before meeting
$70 onsite, morning of meeting
First Time Guests may attend for $30
NSA End of Year Party
All Members and Affiliates are Invited to the NSA End of Year Party
at the Home of
2501 Springpark Way, Richardson, 75082
Saturday, August 11
|Our Value Proposition|
For professional speakers looking to improve their skills and bring their business to the next level, the National Speakers Association of North Texas provides you leading edge advice and techniques by inviting world class guest speakers each month to share the experiences that have brought them success. The result is gaining valuable insight that helps our members' fine tune their focus and priorities to exceed their business goals.
|NSA/North Texas |
Timothy Durkin, CSP
Immediate Past President
Linda Swindling, JD, CSP
VP of Programming
VP of Membership
Russ Riddle, JD
VP of Marketing
VP of Technology
Director of Social Media
Al Lucia, CSP
Technical and Marketing Support
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT MICROPHONES
Under a new FCC rule, anyone who uses a wireless microphone (or similar device) that operates in the frequencies between 698 and 806 MHz should have stopped operating their wireless microphone no later than June 12, 2010. Your receiver should have the frequencies listed somewhere on the case or in the instruction manual.
The wireless microphones that had been operating in the old TV broadcast channels can cause harmful interference to these public safety and wireless customer services. Therefore, all users of wireless microphones that operate on any of the frequencies in the 800 MHz band - including both licensed users (under Part 74) and unlicensed users - now have to stop operating in this band.
Please be aware that there are sellers on Ebay and Craig's List selling wireless mics in these frequencies. Please verify that any system you purchase is not in the 698 and 806 MHz. For more detailed information please
If your model is listed on the table, it is a 700 MHz wireless microphone and can not be used after June 12, 2010.
|Dear Jeff, |
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Stu Schlackman President, NSA/North Texas
Thank you Randy Pennington for your words of wisdom at last month's program, even though many of us walked away with our heads ready to explode. We so much appreciate your dedication and contribution to our chapter!
It's hard to believe that this year is coming to a close for NSA/North Texas. It's been a great year with so many outstanding programs. This year's theme has been "It's All About You" and I personally want to thank our board for all their great work and dedication on behalf of our membership. I'd also like to thank Gary Rifkin for all his support this year. Michael Hoffman and Tim Cocklin for the incredible videos they've created this year. Thanks to Al Lucia and Sally Baskey for the leadership with the Charbonneau Academy. Thank you Dave Lieber for your excellent articles each month. All those that supported our Winter Conference shuttling folks to and from DFW and all the session hosts thank you! Thank you Doug Petersen for all you've done this year to support our chapter and Winter Conference with Bill Lynch. Thanks you Andrew Szabo for our Pechu Kucha events you organized and thanks for the Dick Bruso follow up session. I'm sure I can go on and if I missed anyone it's because most of the chapter needs to be recognized.
I've been honored to serve as your president.
I read a book that had a fabulous formula that exudes the DNA of NSA North Texas. Here it is:
Happiness = Results - Expectations
We are happy! Because... whatever we do as a chapter exceeds all expectations with such great results that we can't help but be happy. I consider us a family - our relationships trump everything. That's what we're all about-giving to each other and living with the attitude of "It's All About You"!
Thank you for allowing me the privilege of serving you this year!
Saturday, June 9th
Walk In Serious, Walk Out Seriously Funny
Q: Do speakers really need to be funny?
A: No ... only if they want to get paid.
Making speakers funny is Judy Carter's specialty. Judy has been a comedy coach to NSA past presidents, CEOs, and even US Senators. As a comic and spaker herself, she has shared the stage with America's top comedians, including Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno and Robin Williams. Her books, "The Comedy Bible," as well as, "Standup Comedy: The book," have launched comedy careers worldwide and received praise from Oprah Winfrey who said, "Judy Carter can show you how to make your sense of humor pay off."
Don't miss this morning meeting where, right before your very eyes, Judy will turn even the most humor-impaired speaker into a laugh riot as well as sharing comedy formulas to pump up your "funny."
Also from Judy
Standup Comedy Workshop
Sunday, June 10th: 10am to 4pm
|you, the speaker|
I hired a speaker, and I liked it
By Dave Lieber
My children's charity, Summer Santa, was holding its regular monthly board meeting. One of the board members made a presentation about a Frank Sinatra impersonator she was thinking of hiring for our Valentine's Day concert.
Whoa! I said. Slow down. I mean, I've studied the hiring of speakers, what to look for, what to avoid, from the speaker's end. So I know a little about this. The search for this singer sounded like it was rushed. I urged the board to continue looking.
And that's when we came upon Paul Salos.
He's the Sinatra singer who made a name for himself on America's Got Talent. After a board member sent me the link, I watched his video on YouTube and was moved by his passion for Sinatra. But it was his return note to our board after we contacted him that clinched the deal for us.
It was very nice talking with you this morning. I have attached a few flyers and 2 music demos for your information. As you can see, I'm an International Artist.
I would be delighted to work with you to help make your project a huge success.
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.
That letter was so gentlemanly, so old-school. Who writes like that anymore? When I'm on the road and get an email on my cell phone from someone inviting me to speak, I write back quickly something like:
Wow. That sounds great. I'm out now but will contact you later. Thank you for finding me.
But as soon as Summer Santa's board members saw the little courtesies Salos extended in his brief note, we knew we had found the singer we wanted. We hired him based on his video, which is not so unusual, but also because of the feeling he left us with in his little note. They say it's the little things that matter. In this case, it was.
|Michael Hoffman with Paul Salos|
Salos gave an unbelievable concert. He looked and sounded like Frank. His band and his backup singer were sensational. The audience had fun. One reason for that is that NSA chapter leader Michael Hoffman, CSP, was the emcee for our concert. He and Salos made a great team. We raised close to $40,000 to send area children in need to summer camps this year. (We're sending almost 200 kids this summer.)
As for me, I took Salos' note and hung it on the wall near my desk. Now when someone invites me to speak, I look over at it and try to include Salos' key phrases.
It was nice talking with you...
I would be delighted...
Thank you for your consideration...
It's the little things.
Dave Lieber is The Watchdog columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. At the NSA 2012 Convention in Indianapolis, he'll teach a concurrent session: "Your Story Blows Me Away; Secrets of Amazing Storytelling."
What You Missed in May with Randy Pennington
-We're only as good as the value that our audience receives
-Heroes are known by their choices and results.
-What results do I deliver for my clients? People want benefits.
-How do I affect my clients
There are 2 models for speakers to consider:
-Event Based-50 per year is good.
-Go deep model-fewer clients but multiple deliveries.
-Hybrid is a combination of both.
There are 3 things that affect your business - which one can you control?
-What the economy does.
-What your customers do.
-What you do.
We need to set ourselves apart from the other guys.
6 Choices that Lead to Consistent Results:
-Tell yourself the truth.
-Pursue the best over the easiest.
-Leverage the power of partnerships.
-Focus the energy-make the main things the main thing.
-Continuously grow, learn and adapt.
-Show the courage of accountability.
Start with the truth about -the industry-your topic/expertise, your business model and your talent.
Speaking is a distribution system. Look at the gap between where you are and where you want to be with your:
-Professionalism-Financial position/business processes.
It's All About You
A lot of Congratulations to NSA/NT
members this month:
Ron Hoesterey who gave his "You Can Change the World without having to Change the World" program
Dave Lieber will speak at the NSA Annual Convention & his book "Bad Dad" is a finalist in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Andrew Szabo has been selected as an expert witness on marketing
Incoming NSA/NT President Tim Durkin is on VOE this month
Alex Ramsey hsa been chosen for the NSA Chapter Leadership Council
|Renew Early and Save! |
Any member or affiliate who renews their membership by 6/30/12 will receive a $50 discount
Any member or affiliate who pays for their All Access Pass by 8/11/12 will receive another $50 discount
Starting this week, all full members can access the calendar of events from the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau. You'll want to spend some time sorting through the list to find meeetings and conventions that might match your target market.
To gain access:
- Login to the Member site at www.speaker.org
- On your first login, you'll be asked to acknowledge that this information is available ONLY to members and is not to be shared
- Once logged in, you'll find a link "Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau Calendar of Events" - click there
- A pdf document will open
- Scan the list for opportunities, and if interested in submiting a proposal, send your information to the contact listed on the document
Good Luck! And please remember, this information is for full-members only and is not to be shared outside of our membership. Thanks!
Get CONNECTED to our NSANT Community!
Important Social Media Links
for members and affiliates
| | As a member or affiliate of NSA/North Texas, you are invited to join the chapter's Linked In group. http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=2351264 We will be monitoring those who join the group. Also of value to you, we are posting requests for speakers, special offers and other important information. You WILL want to check this page regularly.
We have also created an open forum on Facebook for everyone who is interested in our chapter and speaking. That page is http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=[masked] and is a great place to update us on what you are doing including exciting things in your business, new books, speaking engagements, etc.
Finally, there is a Twitter Account for our chapter @NSANorthTexas. See the instructions below if you do not have a Twitter account.
We hope you use these social media services to help you on your Journey to Influence!
Note: You will need to join these social media organizations to participate. Please contact [address removed] if you are stuck or need help doing this.
Call for Articles
|The NSA/North Texas - The Speaker's Voice, is a two-way communications vehicle. Reading it provides value and writing for it shares and spreads your expertise while garnering a spot of publicity. The editorial staff invites you to submit a story on any topic of interest to you. Please keep the length to about[masked] words, include your publicity photo and a 10-15 word by line. Even if you don't think you can write, get your ideas down and we'll help with the editing. The deadline is the Friday after the monthly meeting. Send your submission to Robin Barnhart !|
If you are a guest, or are bringing a guest, please arrive early to our monthly seminars. At 8:30am, NSA/NT is hosting a special guest orientation where you can learn about the basics of NSA and NSA/North Texas. This brief overview is hosted by a past Chapter President, who is there to help you feel welcome and know what to expect. Please spread the word to all guests.
NSA Image Gallery
|Thanks to Judy and Paul Shimp - couldn't do it without them!|
|Christine Cashen introduces Randy Pennington|
|Randy Pennington Shares his Incredible Tips!|