Author Archive

How To Beat Writer’s Block — Every time! By Dan Janal

April 6th, 2010 – by NSA Staff No Comments

Every article in the world has already been written – not! Ever had trouble thinking up an idea for an article? Hasn’t everyone? My coaching clients are always pulling their hair out asking me to brainstorm ideas with them. Truth is, I was pulling my hair out as well when it came time for me to write articles. Did the world really need another article about how to write a press release or talk to a reporter? Those ideas have been done to death. I was wracking my brains trying to think of a new idea, a cutting edge theme,[…..]


Need NSACO Volunteers for Social Media Team!

April 1st, 2010 – by NSA Staff No Comments

Calling anyone who is addicted to Twitter, YouTube, Facebook or LinkedIn! This is Heather Lutze, I am currently helping with the NSA Colorado web site and the Chapter’s social media efforts. I need help in building a stronger social media presence to spread the word for NSA Colorado. I am looking for the following people to spend one hour per week or less tweeting or posting on the following SMM sites: Twitter (Need 1 -2 people) – (  Responsible for helping  tweeting 1-2 time per day for NSACO event and or interesting speaking topics. We can automate this as well to keep it easy.[…..]



March 9th, 2010 – by NSA Staff No Comments

With today’s technology, it is easier and more practical than ever to hire a Virtual Assistant to keep you organized and help you run your business. Here, Brad Montgomery from Brad Montgomery Productions and his Virtual Assistant, Renee Blanchard, share their top three keys to success: Collaborate on your work > Brad and Renee set up a Google Docs site where they share their work including to-do lists, project planners, final versions of documents, etc. Using this system, each of them can edit and view the others’ work at any time. Don’t reinvent the wheel – many templates are available[…..]


I’m baaaaack! Here’s the second installment of Telling Stories That Connect.

February 22nd, 2010 – by NSA Staff No Comments

Step number two in the Three Step Story Process is to Connect. In this step you begin to draw parallels between what you have experienced and the lesson(s) learned. Connect: What’s important about the list of times, places and words or phrases that you see before you? One way to jump-start the connecting process is to think about the values or ethics you learned at each stop along the way. What I learned that dark night in January of 1974 is that material things mean nothing when you have your family. I also learned to keep a pair of shoes[…..]


Telling Stories That Connect (Part One) By Mike Faber

February 11th, 2010 – by NSA Staff No Comments

Think back to the most memorable lessons of your life. Perhaps you learned about the value of respect from a favorite teacher, or a grandparent. A mentor or coach may have given you a kind word of encouragement during a tough time; you then passed along that wisdom later to a child or young adult in similar straits. Sometimes we learn our values from others, and sometimes we learn our values from stories. Aesop’s Fables, the Bible, Cat in the Hat or Harry Potter all hold secrets and stories that edify and illuminate. I used to think that stories had[…..]


Get your message out and make money with booklets!

September 25th, 2009 – by NSA Staff No Comments

Attention:  Speakers, Consultants, Coaches, Authors, and Solopreneurs Imagine having thousands of dollars of passive income both online and offline by putting your great ideas into a simple tips booklet, and having companies and associations promote your product and your work. One powerful afternoon shows you how. And whether you’ve already written a whole book or are still thinking one day you’ll get around to it, this is the perfect solution for you. Learn More: Are you one of those speakers, consultants, coaches, or any other business person who delights in selling single copies of a single information product you’ve[…..]


How to Speak Fun and Profit

September 2nd, 2009 – by NSA Staff No Comments

Have you ever wondered how NSA/CO, Scott Friedman, Ruby Newell Legner and others got started? Since 1979 Joe Sabah has been presenting: How to Speak for Fun and Profit In this 4 hour seminar you will * learn how to Book 10 Talks In 10 Days * discover how to Go from Free to FEE * receive 700+ Contacts • Totally updated * 390+ Clubs and Organizations who need speakers every week, every month * 310+ Colorado Associations & Corporations Training Directors & Meeting Planners (many with $$$) on CD for PC or Mac PLUS printed copy of all contacts[…..]


The Power of Your Words

January 26th, 2009 – by NSA Staff No Comments

Watching the confluence of celebration these past two days, I have been reminded of the humility and power of the spoken word. Like a lot of speakers, I’ll listen to members of our professional community and marvel at how true word-smiths can bring language alive. Smugly, I place myself on the fringes of that talented group, knowing that, once in awhile, I’ll strike a resonant chord with the people who hear me speak. That smug bubble was been shattered and repaired again, all within a 24 hour span of time. With twilight settling in over the mountains on the evening[…..]


Check Your Preconceptions at the Door

December 1st, 2008 – by NSA Staff No Comments

It’s amazing how many people you get to meet over the course of a lifetime. All shapes, sizes, colors and backgrounds. Most of those people make an impact, somehow, in the time that you interact with them. Some make a lasting impact. I met one of those “lasting impact” types at a National Speaker’s Association educational conference in Denver. In fact, he stood out. Literally. Mark Eaton is a 7-foot-4-inch former NBA player. He played his entire professional career with the Utah Jazz, and his number 53 hangs from the rafters in the arena where the team plays. Mark is[…..]


Colorado Speaker’s Academy

October 21st, 2008 – by NSA Staff No Comments

NSA Colorado is fortunate to have one of the premiere programs for developing speaking careers. The program is called the Colorado Speaker’s Academy and is an intensive 3 weekend Boot-Camp style. We limit the number of participants so you can get personal and individual coaching. You will learn from the best and we stress the four competencies of professional speaking: Enterprise Expertise Eloquence Ethics Our goal is to launch your speaking career and move you from free to fee for your speaking, training and consulting efforts. It’s only a month until the first weekend of the Colorado Speaker’s Academy, November[…..]