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Joint Networking Summer Bash

August 17th, 2016 – by NSA Staff

Tuesday, August 23, 6:30 – 8:30 Lakewood Country Club Come be a country club member for a night! Tuesday, August 23, 6:30 – 8:30 pm Lakewood Country Club Registration: $35 Join us for our third annual evening of networking, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with: National Speakers Association Colorado (NSA-CO) Association for Talent Development Rocky Mountain Chapter (ATD-RMC) International Coach Federation Colorado (ICF-CO) Bring your friends and a stack of business cards and come join us at The Lakewood Country Club on Tuesday, August 23rd for a social and networking event. The Lakewood Country Club offers a beautiful setting, but still[…..]


2016-17 Event Dates announced

June 16th, 2016 – by NSA Staff

Mark your calendar for the 2016-17 NSA-Colorado events. We can’t wait to see you! September 9, 2016  (Fri) October 8, 2016  (Sat) November 4, 2016  (Fri) January 6, 2017  (Fri) February 3, 2017 (Fri) March 3, 2017 (Fri) April 8, 2017 (Sat) More information will be available on our website soon:


Getting Found Online: Rock Your Online Marketing to get Booked and Build Your Brand!

October 30th, 2012 – by NSA Staff No Comments

NSA Colorado’s next monthly meeting will open with a Working Matters panel discussion that you won’t want to miss… if you’re going to be out of town, perhaps one of your NSA buddies can take notes for you? Yes, it’s going to be that useful! NSA Colorado’s panel of experts is about to demystify the one thing you simply cannot do without in this digital day and age: Internet Marketing. Of course you already have a professional speaker’s website that showcases your strengths as a keynote speaker, consultant or trainer. It might be beautifully designed, packed with videos and useful[…..]


The Great Speaker Debate: Should You Negotiate Your Fees?

October 14th, 2012 – by NSA Staff No Comments

The topic of whether or not speakers should negotiate their fees came up at our September NSA CO meeting, during the opening Working Matters Panel. One panelist voiced the opinion that if someone tries to lowball your speaking fee, you should just walk away. But is this always the right advice? Perhaps it depends on where you’re at in your career. If what you most need is to get out there and speak as often as possible, to gain experience and perfect your craft, then negotiating your fee is just good sense. There’s no point getting on your high horse[…..]


Q & A With NSA Colorado President Dean Savoca

October 10th, 2012 – by NSA Staff No Comments

We sat down with NSA CO’s current president Dean Savoca to get the skinny on his vision for moving NSA Colorado forward. Q: Dean, what is your vision for NSA CO going forward? A: Well, it’s not just my vision; it’s NSA Colorado’s vision – to be the resource destination for the professional communicator.Whether you are a professional speaker, a trainer, a facilitator, a coach – we are the resource destination for you. Our resources include our amazing members, networking opportunities and top notch education geared to the professional communicator. Q: Who is the core audience you are hoping to[…..]


Are You Getting the Most Out of Your NSA CO Membership?

October 1st, 2012 – by NSA Staff No Comments

Are You Getting the Most Out of of Your NSA CO Membership? NSA Colorado is the premier source for event planners to find professional speakers . . . but it’s also fantastic for speakers at all levels, from aspiring to inspiring, who are looking to grow their careers and take it to the next level. In case you’ve forgotten, here are some of the main benefits NSA offers to the professional speaker. Are you making full use of them? Top Three Benefits of NSA membership Monthly events: These Friday evening or Saturday morning events feature nationally known speakers at the[…..]


Personal Accountability Expert John Miller Speaks at NSA Colorado

September 14th, 2012 – by NSA Staff No Comments

NSA Colorado’s fall season of events got off to a rousing start this past Saturday, with barely an empty seat in the house. Although they say that doctors make the worst patients, it turns out that speakers make fantastic listeners. The NSA crowd was engaged, attentive and ready for a laugh – in short, the perfect audience for featured speaker John Miller. John is an expert in the field of personal accountability and an author who has sold over one million books. He treated us to a brand new talk, all about what he calls the Seven “B”s of Success.[…..]


6th Annual ASTD RMC Showcase Program

December 16th, 2011 – by NSA Staff No Comments

Join us for the 6th Annual ASTD Rocky Mountain Chapter Learning Showcase event as we recognize exemplary training programs completed by our local training community in 2011. This meeting provides an opportunity to see exceptional projects other Rocky Mountain training professionals are creating and their associated business results  You will learn how these projects address the challenges we all face such as: Working with limited resources Gaining executive support Identifying and implementing learning technology Utilizing new learning tools such as social media, mobile learning Demonstrating business results What’s new this year: This year we will not use a competitive format[…..]


Lutze’s Findability Group Featured on OWN Network

September 27th, 2011 – by NSA Staff No Comments

NSA Colorado professional member Heather Lutze is moving in rarefied air these days! Denver Post columnist Penny Parker recently featured a story about Heather and her company The Findability Group’s upcoming appearance on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN television network. To top off her fall speaking schedule, Heather’s been booked to speak in London with motivational speaker Tony Robbins. Click Here to read the Post’s blurb under the headline “Second Shot”.


26 Essential Items for a Professional Speaker’s Carry-On Bag ~ Orvel Ray Wilson, CSP

January 21st, 2011 – by NSA Staff No Comments

After 30 years as a Professional Speaker, I presented a two-day Guerrilla Selling seminar recently in Nairobi, Kenya, where I was reminded of the importance of being self-sufficient on the road.  Africa is like a whole other country, and it’s hard to find stuff.  The same could be said of Lincoln, Nebraska.  Every Professional speaker should take responsibility for their own comfort and equipment, and always be prepared for the inevitable catastrophe. The Professional Speaker’s Gig bag should contain: Your laptop computer A dedicated power supply that stays in your bag.  (I recommend the universal Targus AC70U.)  Leave the factory[…..]