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Speakers Academy - Want to become a Professional Speaker?
Hosted by National Speakers Association IL Chapter, this is a fantastic, fun, motivational and business building course for anyone interested in becoming a professional speaker CONTACT Christy Moore at[masked] or [masked] for more details. FEE IS REQUIRED but it is one great value program MORE DETAILS at https://nsa-il.org/Latest-Speakers-Academy September 22 & 29, October 13, 20, & 27, November 3 Each session contains essential information, ranging from improving platform skills to marketing and running your business. Participants will get the tools they need to succeed as professional speakers. All sessions are held on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Room WB 1015 at Roosevelt University, Wabash Building, 425 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago. MORE DETAILS at https://nsa-il.org/Latest-Speakers-Academy SESSION 1 – SEPTEMBER 22: ORIENTATION, PROFESSIONAL AWARENESS AND TOPIC DEVELOPMENT We’ll have an overview of the course, highlight the importance of the speaking profession, and then help you 1) identify your area of expertise and 2) how to define and refine your topic for your target audience. Professional Awareness Faculty: Conor Cunneen. https://www.espeakers.com/s/nois/profile/12436 THE FALL 2018 SPEAKERS ACADEMY PROGRAM Roosevelt University, 425 South Wabash Ave., Chicago, Illinois September 22 & 29, October 13, 20, & 27, November 3 Each session contains essential information, ranging from improving platform skills to marketing and running your business. Participants will get the tools they need to succeed as professional speakers. SESSION 1 – SEPTEMBER 22: ORIENTATION, PROFESSIONAL AWARENESS AND TOPIC DEVELOPMENT We’ll have an overview of the course, highlight the importance of the speaking profession, and then help you 1) identify your area of expertise and 2) how to define and refine your topic for your target audience. Professional Awareness Faculty: Conor Cunneen. https://www.espeakers.com/s/nois/profile/12436 A former President NSA-IL and alum of Speaker Academy Conor's passion is to Improve People, Performance and Productivity - with a Smile and leave audiences with a smile on the face, a spring in the step, a beat in the heart (which is very important he is told) AND memorable, implementable concepts to take back to a more engaged workplace and workforce. "This is the third time I have been invited to co-Dean this fantastic program. Couldn't be happier to do it." Topic Development Faculty: Jill Morgenthaler https://www.espeakers.com/s/nois/profile/23524 Jill Morgenthaler is a retired military colonel who was able to climb up the career ladder despite the fact that it was quite challenging for her to advance in the 1970s and 1980s when women were viewed as incapable of leadership and inferior to men. The military reflected the society of the time. However, this colonel has many words of wisdom for both female and male leaders. Jill has served as President of NSA, has previously been co-Dean of this great program and is also an alum of Speaker Academy. SESSION 2 – SEPTEMBER 29: PRESENTING AND PERFORMING: PLATFORM MECHANICS Developing your skills as a speaker includes your commitment to the profession, the art of presentations skills, and the logistics of speaking from the stage. You’ll learn about everything from “owning the room” to managing the microphone. Presenting and Performing Faculty: Amy Simatos https://www.espeakers.com/s/nois/profile/29613 She has over 2 decades of experience in business to business and healthcare capital equipment sales and has been recognized as a fortune 500 top sales performer and international sales trainer. Platform Mechanics Faculty: Wayne Messmer, CSP https://www.espeakers.com/s/nois/profile/14759 A master storyteller, Wayne shares the emotional and spellbinding details of his personal experience, igniting a number of thought-provoking moments for the audience. They take each step of that fateful evening through his triumphant recovery.

Roosevelt University

425 South Wabash Ave · Chicago, il

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NSA-IL is one of the most active chapters of the National Speakers Association (NSA). As the leading organization for those who speak professionally, NSA provides resources and education to advance the skills, integrity and value of its members and the speaking profession. Where else could you get together with a diverse group of people dedicated to speaking, consulting, coaching, training and authorship, all committed to one another’s success?

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