If you are a professional speaker, trainer or consultant mark your calendars for Friday, May 9, 2008. The National Speakers Association Colorado Chapter is honored to host an all day conference on “the secret handshake” for speaking internationally!
My friend, Scott Friedman, CSP will host this fabulous day. Scott is the past President of The National Speakers Association as well as the two time past President of National Speakers Association/Colorado Chapter. He is the author of two books and co-author of four others. Scott’s latest book, Punchlines, Pitfalls and Powerful Programs – Ten Surefire Ways of Adding Humor to Your Presentations, is the perfect resource for those looking to connect with their audience…. whoever that may be. Scott outlines effective methods for engaging and educating an audience through humor and story telling.
Here is an overview of this must attend meeting. We will offer a Bonus Session from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. The additional cost for members is $20. Affiliates $55 and Non-Members $60. We are expecting a huge turnout including guests from other National Speakers Association chapters including: Los Angeles, California, Dallas, Texas, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Las Vegas, Nevada, Utah and San Francisco, California-so register early!
The session will start promptly at 9:30 with our host Scott Friedman. Our first speaker will be Frank Furness, CSP from 9:35 – 10:30. His topic will be Creating and Selling Products in a Global Marketplace. Frank shares his money making model that includes developing products and selling others products using simple strategies & software and no geeky knowledge. Discover how his 52 websites create an online and BOR income. Discover how Frank uses article and video Frank Furness, CSP– Creating and Selling marketing for market research and to promote his products and secures international speaking assignments in 48 countries. Understand his simple strategies that gets thousands of people subscribing on autopilot to his Ezines. Frank approaches this from a sales rather than a technical angle so keeps it simple and fun. Frank is the past President of the Professional Speakers Association of Europe and spends seventy percent of his time speaking internationally, working in forty eight countries from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to South Africa. He is a regular speaker at Entrepreneurs University and his clients include the British Olympic Team, The Professional Cricketers Association, Sporting Champions and Sport England. Frank’s book ‘Walking with Tigers – Success Secrets of the World’s Top Business Leaders’ is an International best seller.
Frank’s articles are published in numerous newspapers and magazines and he has been a columnist for Financial Times and Institute of Directors publications.
10:30- 10:40 Networking Break
10:45 – 11: 30 Terry Brock, CSP His topic: The New Digital Rules for Working around the Globe. Discover how you can have an international experience speaking, writing, coaching and having WAY more fun than the law allows! This session with NSA’s technology guru, Terry Brock, will show you specific technologies you can use as well as how to get business! As our world gets more global, you need to know how to make it work for you and your lifestyle—however you choose to craft it. Discover how to have a “Whoo Hoo!” experience in many countries—and avoid being arrested!
11:15 – 11:30 Networking Break
11:30 – 12:10 George Walther, CPAE, CSP His topic: Life is Far too Short…What are We Waiting For? What adventures are YOU putting off and saving up for? You’ll be re-thinking your timetable after hearing George’s engaging tales that are all true, though you’ll hardly believe them. Whether it’s heading off on an international adventure trip, or completely re-vamping your professional speaking topics, this presentation will arouse your least conventional approach to aligning your passions and your actions. George Walther, CSP, CPAE is the “Traveling Twain of the 21st Century.” He’s just visited his 99th country and has spoken in all of them…though only occasionally as a paid speaker. Acclaimed for three decades as a business authority with books and training programs published around the world, he’s now transitioning to embrace his greater passion: global adventure travel. His professional expertise has always been in the communication realm with books such as Phone Power, Power Talking, and various sales and service titles. He’s now combining his solid business credentials with his adventuring heritage (he’s a direct descendant of famous cannibals – really) to present a life-changing message with “Life Is Far Too Short; What Are We Waiting For?”
12:10 Jana Stanfield, CSP Special Musical Ending Who is Jana Stanfield? You’ve heard her music on 20/20, Entertainment Tonight, Oprah, the movie 8 Seconds, and radio stations nationwide. Her compositions are sung by RebaMcEntire, Andy Williams and others, and Jana has shared stages with fellow performers ranging from Kenny Loggins to The Dixie Chicks.
Keynote Concerts, Inc. is the name of Jana’s speaking business. For the past 15 years, Jana has made her living as a Keynote speaker at conferences and corporate events. Jana’s Music is known as “The Queen of Heavy Mental,” Jana describes her music as “psychotherapy you can dance to.” With soaring vocals, acoustic arrangements, and meaningful lyrics, Jana Stanfield says that her goal is to use her music to give people a “faith-lift.” Her fans say the music is the ideal alternative to Prozac… all the mood elevation with none of the water retention.
12:20 Lunch Break – not included in cost of program
NSA Colorado Afternoon Meeting
1:00 pm Registration and Networking
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Opening (10 minutes) Jana Stanfield, CSP
2:15 – 3:15 W. Mitchell, CPS, CSP, CPAE His Topic: Its Not What Happens, it’s What you Do About It. Challenge. We all face challenges of varying degrees every day, whether it’s professional or personal, large or small, immediate or over time. And change — some invited, some unasked for– is our biggest challenge. The title of W Mitchell’s latest book is also his philosophy on life — “It’s not what happens to you…it’s what you do about it.” This expert on taking responsibility for change shows his audiences not only how to gain perspective, but how to cope, and even better, to prosper with personal and professional change. W Mitchell knows about challenge, change and courage — all first hand. He speaks to you about the battles and the victories of life. From co-founding a metal casting company that put thousands to work, from his election as mayor and congressional nominee, from a fiery motorcycle accident that left him burned over 65% of his body, and from the airplane crash that took away his ability to walk, Mitchell now soars above the rest with grace, good humor and gumption.
Mitchell speaks with passion about the human spirit. He focuses on the positives of change–taking responsibility–and the proven result…himself. “Before I was paralyzed there were 10,000 things I could do; now there are 9,000. I can either dwell on the 1,000 I’ve lost or focus on the 9,000 I have left.”
Listen to this powerful story. Across the globe, from the Indian Ocean to Indiana, from Presidents to Parliaments and from non-profits to multinational giants, audiences herald his thought-provoking words about perseverance and becoming more than just a survivor. He delivers from the heart, with warmth, wit and wisdom. You’ll hear an unforgettable speaker with an invaluable message
3:30 – 4:30 Pros Panel 1: Going Global
Frank Furness, CSP – Building Alliances all over the World
Terry Brock, CSP – Technology made Simple for the Globetrotter
George Walther, CSP, CPAE – Power Talking Globally
Ruby Newell-Legner, CSP – Philosophy-Learn b4uGo
Scott Friedman, CSP
Jana Stanfield, CSP
4:30 – 4:45 pm Networking Break
4:45 – 5:45 pm pm Meet the Pros Round Table Discussions
5:45 Jan Stanfield
Make it a point to join us for this fabulous day. Whether you want to learn how to speak internationally or just learn from some of the finest minds in the speaking industry-you will not be disappointed! Complete registration information and pricing can be found at NSA/Colorado. See you soon.