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    • October 20, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Fitchburg Library
    Register

    One of the most valuable services offered by NSA-WI is the “Speakers Development Lab.”  All members from Past National Presidents and CPAE’s to new candidate members are welcome to attend.  The “Lab” operates much like a Hollywood “Actors Studio” where speakers, facilitators, seminar leaders, those who sell products or services through public presentations, etc. can go to try out new material, revise current material, practice delivery techniques, etc. 

    Our goal for the Speakers Lab is to take speakers, facilitators, teacher/leaders at their current level of skill, impact, fee level, etc., and help them move up to the next level. Both those speaking, and observers benefit from the Lab, and the net effect is to increase the skills and impact of each participant.

    Click here or more information.


    • November 15, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Madison at the American Center, 5109 W. Terrace Drive, Madison, WI
    Register

    Selling to Associations . . . By Going Through the Backdoor

    Ed Rigsbee, CSP, CPAE
    There are 7,500 national and international associations and societies—many of which have local, state, and regional affiliated associations/societies. Combined, they boast over 90,000 organizations who deliver over 280,000 meetings a year. How can YOU tap into this unlimited resource to grow your speaking business and make a powerful impact in this industry? Join us on November 15th to find out.

    Our guest speaker Ed Rigsbee, CSP, CPAE, will teach you how to sell to trade associations and professional societies by going after their soft underbelly—publication editors. In building a relationship with any association, Ed will teach you how to first build a relationship bridge with the association’s editor by offering articles adapted from your books, keynotes, or seminars. Then, you’ll learn how to use the editor relationship to bridge the divide into the meetings department. And, you’ll also learn how to find these associations through free Internet directories and web sites. If you hate to make cold-calls, Ed’s implementation system is designed especially for YOU!

    VALUABLE TAKE-AWAYS:

    • Learn how to let association publication editors connect you with association meeting decision makers—soft sell through the back door!
    • Learn how to find your (paying) association and society prospects at no charge through online directories and search methods.
    • Learn which hard-copy directories are actually worth buying.
    • Learn how to scan the association/society publications and meetings for usable selling knowledge.
    • Learn Ed’s article distribution methods

    The great thing about paid speaking at association meetings is that your audience is mostly comprised of business owners who have also have the ability to book you to speak for their company meetings and training needs. Ed will help you multiply your marketing, your network, and your opportunities!

    ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:

    Ed Rigsbee, CSP Certified Speaking Professional, CAE Certified Association Executive, is the ROI Guy; obsessed with helping you to give and receive more return on investment (ROI) in everything that you do. He will help your organization to elevate your business relationships from ordinary to extraordinary; in service, results, and profitability.

    Ed is the President of Rigsbee Enterprises, Inc., established in 1981. He is recognized internationally for his expertise in the areas of strategic alliance development and implementation and non-profit organization member recruitment and retention. He has authored the following books:

    • The Art of Partnering
    • Developing Strategic Alliances
    • Partner Shift-How to Profit from the Partnering Trend
    • Kids, Parents & Soccer
    • The ROI of Membership-Today’s Missing Link for Explosive Growth
    • Membership is Everybody’s Business (forthcoming)

    Visit Ed’s Website and Watch Ed in Action to see why his expertise can help you boost your sales, secure more engagements, expand your marketing, and make profitable connections with associations.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    SCHEDULE:
    Registration & Networking: Noon-12:30 pm
    Lunch: 12:30-1:30 pm
    Program: 1:30-3:30 pm
    Optional Networking: 3:30-4 pm

    Special meeting for all Academy Members will be held from 8:00 am to 12 pm.

    • November 16, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Location TBD
    Register

    One of the most valuable services offered by NSA-WI is the “Speakers Development Lab.”  All members from Past National Presidents and CPAE’s to new candidate members are welcome to attend.  The “Lab” operates much like a Hollywood “Actors Studio” where speakers, facilitators, seminar leaders, those who sell products or services through public presentations, etc. can go to try out new material, revise current material, practice delivery techniques, etc. 

    Our goal for the Speakers Lab is to take speakers, facilitators, teacher/leaders at their current level of skill, impact, fee level, etc., and help them move up to the next level. Both those speaking, and observers benefit from the Lab, and the net effect is to increase the skills and impact of each participant.

    Click here or more information.


    • December 15, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Location TBD
    Register

    One of the most valuable services offered by NSA-WI is the “Speakers Development Lab.”  All members from Past National Presidents and CPAE’s to new candidate members are welcome to attend.  The “Lab” operates much like a Hollywood “Actors Studio” where speakers, facilitators, seminar leaders, those who sell products or services through public presentations, etc. can go to try out new material, revise current material, practice delivery techniques, etc. 

    Our goal for the Speakers Lab is to take speakers, facilitators, teacher/leaders at their current level of skill, impact, fee level, etc., and help them move up to the next level. Both those speaking, and observers benefit from the Lab, and the net effect is to increase the skills and impact of each participant.

    Click here or more information.


    • January 17, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Madison at the American Center, 5109 W. Terrace Drive, Madison, WI
    Register


    • January 18, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Location TBD
    Register

    One of the most valuable services offered by NSA-WI is the “Speakers Development Lab.”  All members from Past National Presidents and CPAE’s to new candidate members are welcome to attend.  The “Lab” operates much like a Hollywood “Actors Studio” where speakers, facilitators, seminar leaders, those who sell products or services through public presentations, etc. can go to try out new material, revise current material, practice delivery techniques, etc. 

    Our goal for the Speakers Lab is to take speakers, facilitators, teacher/leaders at their current level of skill, impact, fee level, etc., and help them move up to the next level. Both those speaking, and observers benefit from the Lab, and the net effect is to increase the skills and impact of each participant.

    Click here or more information.


    • February 16, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Location TBD
    Register

    One of the most valuable services offered by NSA-WI is the “Speakers Development Lab.”  All members from Past National Presidents and CPAE’s to new candidate members are welcome to attend.  The “Lab” operates much like a Hollywood “Actors Studio” where speakers, facilitators, seminar leaders, those who sell products or services through public presentations, etc. can go to try out new material, revise current material, practice delivery techniques, etc. 

    Our goal for the Speakers Lab is to take speakers, facilitators, teacher/leaders at their current level of skill, impact, fee level, etc., and help them move up to the next level. Both those speaking, and observers benefit from the Lab, and the net effect is to increase the skills and impact of each participant.

    Click here or more information.


    • February 21, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • March 21, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Madison at the American Center, 5109 W. Terrace Drive, Madison, WI
    Register


    • March 22, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Location TBD
    Register

    One of the most valuable services offered by NSA-WI is the “Speakers Development Lab.”  All members from Past National Presidents and CPAE’s to new candidate members are welcome to attend.  The “Lab” operates much like a Hollywood “Actors Studio” where speakers, facilitators, seminar leaders, those who sell products or services through public presentations, etc. can go to try out new material, revise current material, practice delivery techniques, etc. 

    Our goal for the Speakers Lab is to take speakers, facilitators, teacher/leaders at their current level of skill, impact, fee level, etc., and help them move up to the next level. Both those speaking, and observers benefit from the Lab, and the net effect is to increase the skills and impact of each participant.

    Click here or more information.


    • April 18, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • April 20, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Location TBD
    Register

    One of the most valuable services offered by NSA-WI is the “Speakers Development Lab.”  All members from Past National Presidents and CPAE’s to new candidate members are welcome to attend.  The “Lab” operates much like a Hollywood “Actors Studio” where speakers, facilitators, seminar leaders, those who sell products or services through public presentations, etc. can go to try out new material, revise current material, practice delivery techniques, etc. 

    Our goal for the Speakers Lab is to take speakers, facilitators, teacher/leaders at their current level of skill, impact, fee level, etc., and help them move up to the next level. Both those speaking, and observers benefit from the Lab, and the net effect is to increase the skills and impact of each participant.

    Click here or more information.


    • May 16, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Madison at the American Center, 5109 W. Terrace Drive, Madison, WI
    Register


    • May 17, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Location TBD
    Register

    One of the most valuable services offered by NSA-WI is the “Speakers Development Lab.”  All members from Past National Presidents and CPAE’s to new candidate members are welcome to attend.  The “Lab” operates much like a Hollywood “Actors Studio” where speakers, facilitators, seminar leaders, those who sell products or services through public presentations, etc. can go to try out new material, revise current material, practice delivery techniques, etc. 

    Our goal for the Speakers Lab is to take speakers, facilitators, teacher/leaders at their current level of skill, impact, fee level, etc., and help them move up to the next level. Both those speaking, and observers benefit from the Lab, and the net effect is to increase the skills and impact of each participant.

    Click here or more information.


    • June 15, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Location TBD
    Register

    One of the most valuable services offered by NSA-WI is the “Speakers Development Lab.”  All members from Past National Presidents and CPAE’s to new candidate members are welcome to attend.  The “Lab” operates much like a Hollywood “Actors Studio” where speakers, facilitators, seminar leaders, those who sell products or services through public presentations, etc. can go to try out new material, revise current material, practice delivery techniques, etc. 

    Our goal for the Speakers Lab is to take speakers, facilitators, teacher/leaders at their current level of skill, impact, fee level, etc., and help them move up to the next level. Both those speaking, and observers benefit from the Lab, and the net effect is to increase the skills and impact of each participant.

    Click here or more information.


    • July 20, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Location TBD
    Register

    One of the most valuable services offered by NSA-WI is the “Speakers Development Lab.”  All members from Past National Presidents and CPAE’s to new candidate members are welcome to attend.  The “Lab” operates much like a Hollywood “Actors Studio” where speakers, facilitators, seminar leaders, those who sell products or services through public presentations, etc. can go to try out new material, revise current material, practice delivery techniques, etc. 

    Our goal for the Speakers Lab is to take speakers, facilitators, teacher/leaders at their current level of skill, impact, fee level, etc., and help them move up to the next level. Both those speaking, and observers benefit from the Lab, and the net effect is to increase the skills and impact of each participant.

    Click here or more information.


    • August 17, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Location TBD
    Register

    One of the most valuable services offered by NSA-WI is the “Speakers Development Lab.”  All members from Past National Presidents and CPAE’s to new candidate members are welcome to attend.  The “Lab” operates much like a Hollywood “Actors Studio” where speakers, facilitators, seminar leaders, those who sell products or services through public presentations, etc. can go to try out new material, revise current material, practice delivery techniques, etc. 

    Our goal for the Speakers Lab is to take speakers, facilitators, teacher/leaders at their current level of skill, impact, fee level, etc., and help them move up to the next level. Both those speaking, and observers benefit from the Lab, and the net effect is to increase the skills and impact of each participant.

    Click here or more information.


    • September 26, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Madison at the American Center, 5109 W. Terrace Drive, Madison, WI
    Register


    • September 27, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Location TBD
    Register

    One of the most valuable services offered by NSA-WI is the “Speakers Development Lab.”  All members from Past National Presidents and CPAE’s to new candidate members are welcome to attend.  The “Lab” operates much like a Hollywood “Actors Studio” where speakers, facilitators, seminar leaders, those who sell products or services through public presentations, etc. can go to try out new material, revise current material, practice delivery techniques, etc. 

    Our goal for the Speakers Lab is to take speakers, facilitators, teacher/leaders at their current level of skill, impact, fee level, etc., and help them move up to the next level. Both those speaking, and observers benefit from the Lab, and the net effect is to increase the skills and impact of each participant.

    Click here or more information.


    • October 31, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • November 21, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Madison at the American Center, 5109 W. Terrace Drive, Madison, WI
    Register


    • November 22, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Location TBD
    Register

    One of the most valuable services offered by NSA-WI is the “Speakers Development Lab.”  All members from Past National Presidents and CPAE’s to new candidate members are welcome to attend.  The “Lab” operates much like a Hollywood “Actors Studio” where speakers, facilitators, seminar leaders, those who sell products or services through public presentations, etc. can go to try out new material, revise current material, practice delivery techniques, etc. 

    Our goal for the Speakers Lab is to take speakers, facilitators, teacher/leaders at their current level of skill, impact, fee level, etc., and help them move up to the next level. Both those speaking, and observers benefit from the Lab, and the net effect is to increase the skills and impact of each participant.

    Click here or more information.


    • December 19, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • January 30, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Madison at the American Center, 5109 W. Terrace Drive, Madison, WI
    Register


    • January 31, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Location TBD
    Register

    One of the most valuable services offered by NSA-WI is the “Speakers Development Lab.”  All members from Past National Presidents and CPAE’s to new candidate members are welcome to attend.  The “Lab” operates much like a Hollywood “Actors Studio” where speakers, facilitators, seminar leaders, those who sell products or services through public presentations, etc. can go to try out new material, revise current material, practice delivery techniques, etc. 

    Our goal for the Speakers Lab is to take speakers, facilitators, teacher/leaders at their current level of skill, impact, fee level, etc., and help them move up to the next level. Both those speaking, and observers benefit from the Lab, and the net effect is to increase the skills and impact of each participant.

    Click here or more information.


    • February 27, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • March 26, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Madison at the American Center, 5109 W. Terrace Drive, Madison, WI
    Register


    • March 27, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Location TBD
    Register

    One of the most valuable services offered by NSA-WI is the “Speakers Development Lab.”  All members from Past National Presidents and CPAE’s to new candidate members are welcome to attend.  The “Lab” operates much like a Hollywood “Actors Studio” where speakers, facilitators, seminar leaders, those who sell products or services through public presentations, etc. can go to try out new material, revise current material, practice delivery techniques, etc. 

    Our goal for the Speakers Lab is to take speakers, facilitators, teacher/leaders at their current level of skill, impact, fee level, etc., and help them move up to the next level. Both those speaking, and observers benefit from the Lab, and the net effect is to increase the skills and impact of each participant.

    Click here or more information.


    • April 30, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • May 28, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Madison at the American Center, 5109 W. Terrace Drive, Madison, WI
    Register


    • May 29, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Location TBD
    Register

    One of the most valuable services offered by NSA-WI is the “Speakers Development Lab.”  All members from Past National Presidents and CPAE’s to new candidate members are welcome to attend.  The “Lab” operates much like a Hollywood “Actors Studio” where speakers, facilitators, seminar leaders, those who sell products or services through public presentations, etc. can go to try out new material, revise current material, practice delivery techniques, etc. 

    Our goal for the Speakers Lab is to take speakers, facilitators, teacher/leaders at their current level of skill, impact, fee level, etc., and help them move up to the next level. Both those speaking, and observers benefit from the Lab, and the net effect is to increase the skills and impact of each participant.

    Click here or more information.


Past events

September 21, 2018 Speaker's Lab
September 20, 2018 Creativity Boot Camp for Speakers, Trainers & Keynoters!
August 11, 2018 Speaker's Lab
July 21, 2018 Speaker's Lab
July 14, 2018 NSA Influence 2018
June 23, 2018 Speaker's Lab
June 14, 2018 Annual Awards & Recognition Banquet
May 18, 2018 Speaker's Lab
May 17, 2018 Passion for the Platform
May 17, 2018 Speaker Academy Session
April 14, 2018 Speaker's Lab
March 16, 2018 Speaker's Lab
March 15, 2018 Chapter Event
March 15, 2018 Speaker Academy Session
February 10, 2018 Speaker's Lab
January 19, 2018 Speaker's Lab
January 18, 2018 Networking to Grow Your Business, Build Your Brand & Increase Your Influence
January 18, 2018 Speaker Academy Session
December 09, 2017 Speaker's Lab
November 10, 2017 Speaker's Lab
November 09, 2017 Corral Your Ca$h Cow!
October 19, 2017 Facilitated Mastermind Sessions
September 28, 2017 20 Ways to Re-Purpose Your Content for Publicity and Profit
July 08, 2017 NSA Influence 2017
June 20, 2017 The Hot Skinny!
May 18, 2017 Building the Ultimate Speaking Career with Chad Hymas
April 21, 2017 NSA Video Lab 2017
April 19, 2017 Strategies, Systems & Sales for a Speaking Successful Business: How to Create a Sustainable Model That Works for You
March 02, 2017 The Evolution of Speaking
February 24, 2017 NSA Winter Conference: Business Symposium
February 18, 2017 Eloquence Platform Coaching Session
January 14, 2017 Academy Session: Focus on Ethics and Enterprise
January 11, 2017 Getting Clients and Selling Products: Secrets to building a successful speaking business
November 12, 2016 Academy Session: Focus on Enterprise
November 03, 2016 VIDEO ACTION: A Bazillion Extreme Ways to Actively Use Video During Your Presentations
October 15, 2016 Academy Session: Focus on Expertise
September 27, 2016 Facilitated Mastermind Sessions
September 15, 2016 No Power & No Point: Why Your Slides Suck & How to Make 'em Soar
July 23, 2016 NSA 2016 National Convention
June 21, 2016 NSA WI "Hot Skinny"
May 26, 2016 Using LinkedIn Successfully to Grow Your Speaking Business
May 19, 2016 Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Taken
March 19, 2016 Eloquence Platform Coaching Session
March 09, 2016 Thought Leadership: How to commercialize your ideas
February 16, 2016 Academy Session: Focus on Ethics & Enterprise
January 21, 2016 Growing Your Business When You Are the Business!
January 19, 2016 Academy Session: Focus on Enterprise
November 17, 2015 Academy Session: Focus on Expertise
November 06, 2015 NSA 2015 Tech Lab
November 03, 2015 You. Your Story. Make An Impact. Harnessing the power of your stories to create better speeches and get booked more.
October 19, 2015 Facilitated Mastermind Sessions
September 24, 2015 Thou Shalt Dress One Level Above Your Audience (and other speaking rules that don't exist)
June 18, 2015 The Hot Skinny
June 18, 2015 NSA-WI Speakers Academy - Facilitated Mastermind Session
May 28, 2015 How to Make It In the Speaking Business
May 28, 2015 NSA-WI Speakers Academy - Facilitated Mastermind Session
March 05, 2015 Book More Business!™ Marketing for the Experienced Speaker
March 05, 2015 NSA-WI Speakers Academy - Facilitated Mastermind Session
January 29, 2015 I Want to See the Jalapeno Coming: 93 Hot Ways to Get Booked
January 29, 2015 NSA-WI Speakers Academy - Facilitated Mastermind Session
November 13, 2014 Five Critical Success Factors for Every Speaker
November 13, 2014 NSA-WI Speakers Academy - Facilitated Mastermind Session
September 15, 2014 Facilitated Mastermind Sessions
September 14, 2014 Bringing Home Cavett
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