Communication Strategies That Build Business Define 2011 NSA Convention

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The world’s largest, recognized authority for the profession of speaking has released their initial programming which includes legendary keynotes along with 24 global experts that will be featured at their 2011 Convention.

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“From July 30 - August 2 we expect over 1,500 industry professionals to join us at the Convention for a rare learning experience that can move their careers and companies to a higher level of success,” remarks Stacy Tetschner, NSA EVP & CEO

The world’s largest, recognized authority for the profession of speaking has released their initial programming which includes legendary keynotes along with 24 global experts that will be featured at their 2011 Convention.

“From July 30 through August 2 we expect over 1,500 industry professionals to join us at the Convention for a rare learning experience that can move their careers and companies to a higher level of success,” remarks Stacy Tetschner, Executive Vice President & CEO of the National Speakers Association (NSA). “To address extensive inquiries, NSA has built a dedicated site for the Convention aptly named Influence ‘11, we are now accepting applications for media credentials, and our group has formally opened registration for speakers and leaders that understand the importance of investing in their future.”

Towards this end, "Whether you're a speaker, author or consultant, it's really about connecting with your tribe and that means having influence. The Convention this July will bring you immediate and measurable results," comments Randy Gage, 2011 NSA Convention Chair. "The speaker's at the 2011 NSA Convention will help you tap into your own potential, while teaching you methods, strategies, and techniques to get better, build your brand, and book more business."

Adding to this theme, having the ability to adapt to change with sound, strategic insight has proven to be powerful in any economy. “If you or your company need to gain a better understanding of how to adjust to the changing market place then Influence ’11 is the forum to attend this year,” adds Lou Heckler, CSP, CPAE, and contributing author for Paid To Speak. “We will answer many questions regarding this area and more importantly define how speakers, authors, and/or leaders can advance their careers through three key skills: Awareness, Adaptability, and Acuity.”

Moving from adaptability to shifts in trends, authenticity has grown in importance as the economic climate has changed. “Authenticity can be a refreshing discriminator in today’s fast-paced world and it was also highlighted in the first chapter of Paid To Speak,” shares Glenna Salsbury, CSP, CPAE, and contributing author for NSA’s flagship book. “These are just a few of the reasons why we are exploring how speakers and leaders can harness their authentic self, while improving their platform presence during Influence ’11. Applied properly, these pivotal approaches can ignite careers.”

About Randy Gage
Randy Gage has been helping people transform self-limiting benefits into self-fulfilling breakthroughs to achieve their dreams for more than 20 years. His “Deepak Chopra meets Dennis Miller” style offers straight talk on what it takes to make it today. The lessons he teaches are the result of his own journey from high school dropout to multi-millionaire. Today, Randy is the author of eight books and dozens of audio and video resources on success that have been translated into more than 25 languages and sold millions of copies around the world. This personal prosperity provocateur prods people to eliminate attitudes that are holding them back and capture opportunities previously hidden. Learn more about Randy Gage and how he delivers results to his clients at: http://www.randygage.com

About Lou Heckler, CSP, CPAE
For more than 30 years, Lou Heckler has been a consummate communicator and recognized humorist that has studied peak performers and conducting more than 2,000 interviews with top achievers from the local to the international level. Additionally, Lou spent nearly 15 years in the broadcasting business, serving in top positions ranging from on-air personality to news manager, talk show host, and corporate management training director. Holding the keys to success and strategic insight, this US Army veteran shares how to catch, shape, and utilize daily humor into speeches. Lou has been featured in leading media platforms, is the 2009 Cavett Award recipient, has taken on the role of contributing author for NSA’s flagship book Paid To Speak, and he was voted one of the favorite speakers by meeting planners as listed in Meetings and Conventions Magazine, July, 2010. To learn more about Lou Heckler please visit: http://www.louheckler.com

About Glenna Salsbury, CSP, CPAE,
Known for her spontaneity, humor, and high energy, Glenna Salsbury, CSP, CPAE, Cavett Award recipient, contributing author, speaks on leadership and customer service in the corporate world. Virtually all of her business is repeat and referral clients. Glenna also coaches professional speakers on how to tap into their authentic voices and deliver their material with eloquence. A graduate of Northwestern University, Glenna holds master's degrees from UCLA and Fuller Seminary. A member of the National Speakers Association since 1980, she has received the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame award and was the recipient of NSA's highest honor, the Cavett Award, in 2005. Glenna served as the national president of NSA in 1997-1998. She resides in Paradise Valley, Arizona. To contact Glenna Salsbury please send a note to: Glenna(at)glennasalsbury(dot)com

About The National Speakers Association
The National Speakers Association (NSA) is the world’s largest, recognized authority for the profession of speaking. As a not-for profit association, NSA has over 3,000 members that include experts in a variety of industries and disciplines who reach audiences as trainers, educators, humorists, motivators, leaders, consultants, authors and more. Founded in 1973, NSA offers the highly acclaimed Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) certification, online education programs, award-winning Speaker magazine, Voices of Experience audio publication, conferences, networking, and research opportunities. They are also a member of the Global Speakers Federation. Most recently, NSA has published their flagship book, Paid To Speak, which is now available nationwide and can be found on Amazon. Built by more than 30 award-winning, speaking professionals who joined forces to build the book, it is a remarkable collection of best practices that defines the business of speaking. In addition, NSA has been featured on ABC, NBC, and in Forbes, Inc. Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, along with other business journals and leading industry publications.

To learn more about NSA educational programs, resources, as well as other important events, please visit their web site at: http://www.nsaspeaker.org To view the new 2011 Convention web site visit: http://influence11.org

Media Credentials: NSA leadership is now reviewing media credentials through June 1, 2011. For those members of the media that plan to attend the 2011 Convention, please send an e-mail to Andrea DiMickele at andrea(at)nsaspeaker(dot)org or contact via telephone at: +1 480-968-2552 to learn more.

Business Note: Corporations interested in exploring opportunities surrounding an NSA book series should contact the associate publisher, contact(at)greenleafbookgroup(dot)com at Greenleaf Book Group or via telephone at: +1 800.932.5420

Press Copies: Advanced readers copies of the book are available to the press upon request. Please send an e-mail to Andrea DiMickele at andrea(at)nsaspeaker(dot)org or contact via telephone at: +1 480-968-2552

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Stacy Tetschner, CAE
Executive Vice President/CEO
National Speakers Association
V: 480.968.2552
Website: http://www.nsaspeaker.org

Andrea DiMickele
Marketing Manager
National Speakers Association
V: 480.968.2552
Website: http://www.nsaspeaker.org

Note: The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Corcoran Associates submittal

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