New England’s Premier Organization OF EXPERTS WHO SPEAK PROFESSIONALLY

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  • 04/04/2020
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 65


Saturday, April 4, 2020 9 am to 4 pm 

If you want to grow your income by speaking well or speaking for a living, this one-day intensive is for you. Learn from some of the best professional speakers in New England.

Anyone who seeks to influence others with their ideas and expertise, and to feel you can share your ideas in a way that creates influence and new business opportunities.  

  • Sales and Marketing Professionals who want to improve their ability to communicate in front of an audience
  • CEO’s and Senior Executives who want to learn to influence others more positively
  • Trainers and Professional Communicators who want to grow their career or their business more quickly
  • Social Media Influencers who want to leverage the power of speaking to reach their audience
  • Members of Toastmasters or other local speaking organizations whose inner entrepreneur’ is calling them to speak as a profession
  • Authors or Soon-to-be-Authors who want to learn how to apply speaking to their business model for greater financial rewards
  • Current and Emerging Professional Speakers looking to improve their craft

Non-member – $179

NSA NE Member – $99

Attend the event live online using Zoom.
Zoom details will be provided after registration.
All paid attendees will have access to the
recorded version of the event.


Tamsen Webster

The Conversational Case: The Simplest Way to Craft Your Keynote's Core Message

You know getting your big idea out into the world means having to make the case for it. You need clients, meeting organizers and audiences to see your idea as the right one for them. But even though you know it’s the right message, how can you make them see that, too? Even more, how do you do that when time —and attention — is short? You script the story they’ll tell themselves. In this interactive session, join change communications expert and 20-year message strategist Tamsen Webster as she shows you how to do just that.

Bio: As a professional "Idea Whisperer," Tamsen helps people find, build, and tell the stories of their ideas. She combined 20 years in brand and message strategy with four years as a TEDx Executive Producer to create The Red Thread®, a simple way to change how people see...and what they do as a result. (Though as she'll tell you, everything she knows about people, speaking, and change, she learned at Weight Watchers). Today, Tamsen is a globe-hopping keynote speaker who consults with enterprise companies like Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, and State Street Bank on how to get their big ideas to have the impact they deserve.

Tamsen at espeakers

Carole Copeland Thomas, MBA

Speak Your Truth, Embrace Your Audience, Propel Your Message

Every audience is different, no matter how many times you have told your story or laid out your plan of action. The key to platform success is connecting with your audience, even before you step up to the platform. Speaking is a craft that requires skill and practice. In this session, you’ll learn about what makes a great speech, including structure, performance and delivery techniques, and creating visual stories. In this session you will learn tried and true techniques to gain buy-in from your audience from the time you book your engagement until well after your message has been presented. You’ll learn the many ways that you can resonate with those who want and need the information you share with each and every presentation you execute.

Bio: Carole Copeland Thomas has been impacting the world in a significant way for over thirty-two years. Captivating audiences around the world since starting her business in 1987, Carole creates community as an internationally-recognized keynote speaker, thought leader, and cultural collaborator. She has spoken in nearly every state in the US and seven other countries including England, Kenya, India, and Australia.  Carole recently presented her signature message on "Facing Fear" at the TEDx Waltham event in Waltham, Massachusetts. 

Carole at espeakers

Patrick O'Malley

How To Add Storytelling and Humor, Even to Boring Tech Speeches

Need to punch up your speech with new stories and some humor?  That’s actually what most audiences want. In this session, you will learn how to add storytelling and humor to hard core technical presentations. In this interactive and fun session, you’ll hear examples of storytelling and humor all while learning a little technology. Come laugh as you learn techniques for making presentations entertaining and informative. 

Bio: Patrick O'Malley loves and lives Social Media and all things tech, especially if it speeds up your business or gets you more clients. Patrick’s claims to fame include:  first place winner in the 2012 National Speaker’s Association international professional speaking competition, Vice President of Operations for the search engine that was Google’s top competitor 10 years ago, and he pitched five scoreless innings against the first place Cubs in Little League.

Patrick at espeakers

Eric Bloom, CSP

Building New Products and Revenue Streams to Enhance Your Speaking Business

Speaking is just one revenue stream in your business. This session focuses on strategies and techniques to reuse your speech topics in books, blogs, videos, marketing materials, columns, product descriptions, surveys, assessments, class descriptions, and other marketing and revenue producing items.

Bio: Eric Bloom is the Executive Director of the IT Management and Leadership Institute, a Certified Speaking Professional, TEDx speaker, bestselling author, and a research advisor for IDC. Prior to his current role, Eric was a senior IT executive at various prestigious firms such as Fidelity Investments, and Independence Investments. He is also a recognized thought leader in leading through influence and its usage in workplace interpersonal communication, negotiation, organizational change, conflict resolution, current job performance, and future career growth.

Eric at espeakers

Matt Ward

Getting Booked: Relationships, Referrals, and Revenue

Every speaker’s dream is to have their phone ringing off the hook with meeting planners booking them to speak. That doesn’t happen overnight. Or even in one year. Building strong relationships with your contacts and clients will generate more revenue for your speaking business. In this session, you’ll learn about proven strategies to keep you top of mind with your network contacts and to generate ongoing referrals. 

Bio: In 2002 Matt started a digital marketing agency, inConcert Web Solutions, which he sold in May 2018 so that he could focus on helping businesses get more word of mouth referrals!  His book “MORE…Word of Mouth Referrals, Lifelong Customers & Raving Fans”, focuses on the caring component that we all have and how we can use that to build deeper relationships with others.  Matt is a professional member of the National Speakers Association, a 40 Under 40 Recipient, and Chamber Small Business Owner of the Year!

Matt at espeakers

Robert Siciliano, CSP

Rewards and Reality: 25 Years as a Certified Speaking Professional

In the gig economy everyone calls themselves an expert, a consultant and a speaker. And few are. Most are derivatives of those of us who know what it means to grind out a living changing people's behavior on our topic of expertise. Being a speaker isn't what you think it is. And being a professional speaker is no easy task. In Roberts closing keynote he will explain the realities of the business of speaking and the rewards that come with its successes. 

Bio: Certified Speaking Professional Robert Siciliano CSP, in the 90's appeared on the Montel Williams Show posing as a water company worker, conning his way into unsuspecting homeowners residences. Recently he appeared on Dr. Oz discussing Child Identity Theft, then brought a hacked ATM on the Anderson Cooper show exposing over 1000 credit and debit cards and on CNN he stabbed a melon in the eye to demonstrate rideshare safety. He's written 5 books including a best seller. He's the architect of the CSI Protection certification; a Cyber Social and Identity Protection security awareness training program.

Robert at espeakers

Jennifer Elder, CSP, CPA

Anything You Can Do I Can Do - Virtual Presentation Skills

Virtual presentations are like learning another language - it's different and difficult at first. Once you learn the tips, tricks, and techniques of presenting virtually it will be as engaging, entertaining, and effective as a live session. Are you ready to rock the virtual world?

Bio: Jennifer Elder, CSP is a keynote speaker, trainer, and author known for being energetic and enthusiastic. She has presented to over 15,000 people in 48 states and 6 countries. She has been presenting virtually for over 8 years.

Jennifer at espeakers

Day Speaker Intensive Emcee

Steve Lishansky

Bio: Steve has presented to and coached top executives and professionals from more than 40 countries, in companies ranging from the Fortune 100 to leading entrepreneurs. In addition to his NSA NE post, he is a past president of the International Coach Federation of New England, where he was elected to the ICF-NE Coaches’ Hall of Fame. 

Steve at espeakers

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*Cancelation policy: cancellation within 30 days of the event, less $50 administration fee.

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