What we're about

Welcome to the Greater Sacramento/Northern California chapter of Women Speakers Association, a global community!

Women Speakers Association (WSA) is THE go-to place for innovative leaders, change-agents and women with a message to connect, collaborate and grow their visibility worldwide to fulfill their mission.

Our vision is of a world in which women are empowered to authentically express themselves; to build a thriving, prosperous business; and feel a part of something greater. A world in which women take ownership of and step into being the leaders that they are; using their voice to powerfully inspire others, thus causing transformation in the lives of their clients, their companies, communities and the world.

As a community, we strive to bring you that training and education at our monthly event to help us each:

· Get more speaking gigs

· Generate more leads

· Build credibility & gain exposure

· Promote & sell your products, services or book.

· Network and build strategic alliances

· Expand your reach & influence

· Get support to grow your business

· Grow your business with greater visibility

· Establish yourself as a leader locally & globally

Become a member today! https://www.womenspeakersassociation.com (https://www.womenspeakersassociation.com/)

Become a Premier Member and build your credibility by being showcased as a “Woman You Need To Know”, by being spotlighted as a “Special Guest” for our live and virtual events and get found with your own “Online Speakers Profile” as well as all the other WSA benefits and gifts that can supercharge your speaking!

CHAPTER SPECIFIC INFO:

Initial WSA Premier Members who founded this chapter are Katrina Sawa and Kari Hagensmith. We used to hold monthly meetings and masterminds for the WSA Sacramento Chapter for a few years. Unfortunately, those specific meetings have been discontinued. However, Katrina Sawa currently also runs the Int'l Speaker Network on meetup here. As a member of this WSA meetup, you will be invited to all of those meetings instead and Katrina can still inform you about the benefits of WSA as she's still a Premier Member if you're interested in that. We just found it was more practical to run just the one local area meetup for speakers of all kinds.

The Int'l Speaker Network is a free group that does meet on a monthly basis in person in the greater Sacramento/Roseville area as well as there is a monthly webinar on Zoom where you can also network with speakers and entrepreneurs around the globe. This provides a much greater opportunity for you to collaborate and mastermind with a lot more speakers and receive a lot more training and opportunity to also be one of the speakers in that group as well.

Duplicate communication and events are on this meetup group and the Int'l Speaker Network. You can move over to that group if you'd prefer not to get duplicate info but I would recommend you move over there rather than stay here for best communication and reminders. That group can be found here:

https://www.meetup.com/sacramentospeakersnetwork/

The International Speaker Network is focused on the business of speaking and how to monetize more of what you're doing in your business or your speaking. The majority of our members are business professionals or owners plus speakers or budding speakers, authors and budding authors and therefore we all benefit by sharing resources, discussing strategies for generating more business and speaking engagements, networking and building relationships within the group--all while learning advanced business skills.

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To apply to speak at an upcoming International Speaker Network meeting or webinar, go to

http://www.SacSpeaker.com (http://www.sacspeaker.com/) for info and to fill out an application form.

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In addition, if you want to learn more on how to become a speaker or incorporate speaking into your business more and how to develop your talk, get speaking gigs, build confidence and more, check out Katrina's Free Speaker Success Webinar here:

http://www.JumpstartSpeakerWebinar.com (http://www.jumpstartspeakerwebinar.com/)

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Are you ready to become a public speaker?

Do you know that speaking is the #1 way you can get clients when you have your own business?

Speaking is something that every entrepreneur should be focusing more on:

- how to do it

- what to speak about

- how to incorporate it into your business

- how to get leads from speaking

- how to sell from stage or how to sell from a webinar

But the problem is that very few entrepreneurs actually do this. OR they do it but don't really understand how it can correlate to sales in their business.

Speaking is something that you want to get some training with on:

- how to create your talks and presentations

- how to own the stage

- how to create a speaker sheet

- how to get speaking gigs and opportunities

- how to present yourself during the speaking gig

- how to gather leads during speaking gigs

- in person or virtually

- how to sell from stage

- how to follow up effectively (most of your sales will come in the follow up!)

- how to present yourself as a speaker on your website and online social profiles

- and soooo much more!

You can also join our Facebook group (once you become a member on meetup) here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ispeakernetwork/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/sacspeaker/)

In addition, I'm a business coach and the organizer of this group and I help entrepreneurs develop your speaking skills, get gigs, learn everything we're talking about here and I help get you visible and making money from speaking.

I hold 3-4 live trainings each year - you can find out more about the Live Event Schedule for Jumpstart Your Biz Events at

http://www.LiveBigEvents.com (http://www.livebigevents.com/)

If you'd like to discuss this all and how to become a speaker or use speaking more to grow YOUR business and make a lot more money doing what you love then come talk with me about this and more in a complimentary business strategy session by clicking here:

http://www.AskKat.biz (http://www.askkat.biz/)

Here's to creating and enjoying the business and life of your dreams!

Katrina Sawa

Award Winning Speaker, Jumpstart Your Biz Coach & International Best Selling Author with 8 books, Jumpstart Your ______, Jumpstart Your New Business Now and Love Yourself Successful to name a few.

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

PS: Get your Free Jumpstart Your Biz Kit now at

http://www.JumpstartYourMarketing.com (http://www.jumpstartyourmarketing.com/)

Upcoming events (5+)

"Tips to Putting Butts in Seats" - WSA Webinar on Zoom

• What we'll do This meeting will be formatted similarly to the in person meetup for this group. We network, educate, share resources, promote each other and mastermind on speaking and business best practices! Agenda as follows: 5:00 pm - Welcome from Katrina Sawa (host) and "quick" introductions from those on live 5:20 pm - Reminders from Katrina on upcoming events, member & group announcements 5:30 pm - 10 min speaker with Q&A - September is Toni Caruso with Caruso Signature Events sharing Tips on Putting Butts in Seats! 5:45 pm - Kat's 5 min Jumpstart Your Biz Tip 5:50 pm - 5 minutes in the spotlight hot seat for one member on the call 5:55 pm - Last minute shout out for free gifts, links, events and more (to be placed in chat room for easy access for all) Note: Katrina will copy the chat room contents at the end of each webinar and include in a follow up email along with the recording of that month's webinar. • What to bring Try to come video ready at a computer if you can and for best communicating, use this link on zoom to join in live: https://zoom.us/j/9168724000. Otherwise you are welcome to call in only if you're driving or not able to access zoom. The call in only info is:[masked], Meeting ID/PIN:[masked]. Bring ideas, your 30 second schpeel, a call to action or free gift or promotion of what you would like to share with the group too. • Important to know Come on time for introductions of everyone in the group. Bring a free gift link to post in the chat room for all to take advantage of. Be ready to possibly get chosen for a hot seat in our "5 Minutes in the Spotlight".

“NO’ing” Your Way to What You Want - WSA In Person Mixer

We are open to experienced speakers as well as those just getting started in speaking or who want to start up your own business. Our meetings generate a lot of energy and ideas! We are changing it up a bit in 2019 with live online monthly webinars, in person luncheons every other month and evening mixers every other month! The May 14th meeting is a mixer format where appetizers will be supplied with the cost of your fee below that MUST BE prepaid. Drinks are on your own but the location has beer, wine and champagne plus if you'd like more to eat, you are welcome to order off the menu on your own as well. The mixer format will follow the agenda below but since this is a NEW format for this group please allow for flexibility. The goal is to network, collaborate, share resources and learn more about the business of speaking, being an entrepreneur and everything that has to go along with that. We mastermind, members are able to speak, there is training each month and we work on ways to help each other find more speaking opportunities or build our businesses in general. We invite attendees to participate and share ideas and challenges since this is how we each find unique value in attending. Lots of great networking is happening here! NOTE: Meeting Location for the May 14th Evening Mixer is (Tentatively) Mimi's, 1104 Galleria Blvd, Roseville, CA. Time is from 4-6 pm. Meeting Fee: $25 for PREPAY ON LINE, $35 AT THE DOOR - Please pay with this link: https://tinyurl.com/SSN2018 NOW prior to the meeting and enter into Katrina's secure shopping cart. Fee includes meeting, speakers, training, networking and a variety of appetizers. *** Note that when you pay you will get taken to a page to select your menu choice but you can disregard that for the evening mixer meetings and just show up. We will have a good variety of appetizers for all dietary needs. *** MEETING AGENDA: 4:00 - 4:15 - Grab a drink and some appetizers! 4:15 - 4:30 pm - Self-Introductions are first thing (be on time!) - this will be set up sort of like speed dating if more than 20 people by the way, be prepared. 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Informal Networking, bring cards, flyers or anything to put on a Member Display Table, appetizers, drinks, mingling 5:00 - 5:10 pm - Quick announcements 5:10 - 5:30 pm - 20 min speaker + Q&A - Whitnie Wiley will be speaking on "“NO’ing” Your Way to What You Want" 5:30 - 5:50 pm - Grab more to drink and eat then ONE 5 Minute Mastermind! We will draw names for the opportunity to share your challenges and receive focused feedback in the 5-minute spotlight. 5:50 - 6:00 pm - Drawing for Prizes - Optional: bring a prize for the drawing and get more exposure! (Common prizes include wine, books, event tickets, complimentary consultation, just no discounted services please.) Please be sure to tell a friend who might also enjoy our group. Send them to http://www.meetup.com/sacramentospeakersnetwork . If you would like to be one of the upcoming speakers for the in person events or the webinars, please go to this page and read carefully: http://www.SacSpeaker.com.

"Step Into Your Potential" - WSA Webinar on Zoom

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As stated in the ABOUT section of this WSA meetup group, this group’s events are merged with the Int’l Speaker Network events because the organizer, Katrina Sawa, runs both groups. We are open to experienced speakers as well as those just getting started in speaking or who want to start up your own business. Our meetings generate a lot of energy and ideas! We host live online monthly webinars, in person luncheons and evening mixers! Our goal is to network, collaborate, share resources and learn more about the business of speaking, being an entrepreneur and everything that has to go along with that. We mastermind, members are able to speak, there is training each month and we work on ways to help each other find more speaking opportunities or build our businesses in general. Agenda as follows: 5:00 pm - Welcome from Katrina Sawa (host) and "quick" introductions from those on live 5:20 pm - Reminders from Katrina on upcoming events, member & group announcements 5:30 pm - 10 min speaker with Q&A - October is Sonika Tinker with LoveWorksForYou.com sharing how most of us attempt to make changes at home and in work on top of the reality we are currently experiencing. We limit ourselves by where we have come from and what we think is reasonably possible from where we stand. 5:45 pm - Kat's 5 min Jumpstart Your Biz Tip 5:50 pm - 5 minutes in the spotlight hot seat for one member on the call 5:55 pm - Last minute shout out for free gifts, links, events and more (to be placed in chat room for easy access for all) Note: Katrina will copy the chat room contents at the end of each webinar and include in a follow up email along with the recording of that month's webinar. • What to bring Try to come video ready at a computer if you can and for best communicating, use this link on zoom to join in live: https://zoom.us/j/9168724000. Otherwise you are welcome to call in only if you're driving or not able to access zoom. The call in only info is:[masked], Meeting ID/PIN:[masked]. Bring ideas, your 30 second schpeel, a call to action or free gift or promotion of what you would like to share with the group too. • Important to know Come on time for introductions of everyone in the group. Bring a free gift link to post in the chat room for all to take advantage of. Be ready to possibly get chosen for a hot seat in our "5 Minutes in the Spotlight".

IN PERSON Luncheon: Int'l Speaker Network

The Old Spaghetti Factory

Meetup Description: We are open to experienced speakers as well as those just getting started in speaking or who want to start up your own business. Our meetings generate a lot of energy and ideas! We are changing it up a bit in 2019 with live online monthly webinars, in person luncheons every other month and evening mixers every other month! Our goal is to network, collaborate, share resources and learn more about the business of speaking, being an entrepreneur and everything that has to go along with that. We mastermind, members are able to speak, there is training each month and we work on ways to help each other find more speaking opportunities or build our businesses in general. We invite attendees to participate and share ideas and challenges since this is how we each find unique value in attending. Lots of great networking is happening here! NOTE: Luncheon Meeting Location is the Old Spaghetti Factory on Sunrise Blvd. in Roseville, CA. Meeting Fee: $25 for PREPAY ON LINE, $35 AT THE DOOR - Please pay with this link: https://tinyurl.com/SSN2018 NOW prior to the meeting and enter into Katrina's secure shopping cart. Fee includes meeting, speakers, training, networking and 3 course lunch. Choice of food, including pasta or salad, will be given to you once you register and pay by clicking the above link. ***You do need to RSVP, pay and give Katrina your lunch menu choice by the Monday prior to the meeting or you may be subject to the higher fee.*** MEETING AGENDA: 11:20-11:45 am - Informal Networking, bring cards, flyers or anything to put on a Member Display Table 11:45 am - 1:30 pm *Self-Introductions are first thing (be on time!) *Speakers: TBD *Free Training with Katrina Sawa: Monthly Topics - TBD *5 Minute Mastermind! We will draw names for the opportunity to share your challenges and receive focused feedback in the 5-minute spotlight. *Drawing for Prizes - Optional: bring a prize for the drawing and get more exposure! (Common prizes include wine, books, event tickets, complimentary consultation, just no discounted services please.) Please be sure to tell a friend who might also enjoy our group. Send them to http://www.meetup.com/sacramentospeakersnetwork . If you would like to be one of the upcoming speakers for the in person events or the webinars, please go to this page and read carefully: http://www.SacSpeaker.com.

Past events (70)

"Get PAID to Speak!" - WSA Luncheon

The Old Spaghetti Factory

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