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Learn How to Succeed as a Professional Speaker at NSA IL Speaker Academy

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Join us for our Spring Suburban Speaker Academy!

Location: Technology Center College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Dates: Saturday March 3 & 17 | April 7 & 21 | May 5 & 19
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tuition: $795.00
Details: http://www.nsa-il.org/speakers-academy-suburban/
Apply: http://www.nsa-il.org/speakers-academy-suburban-application/
Contact: Christy Moore at 847.991-0772 email christy.moore@nsa-il.org

Learn How to Succeed as a Professional Speaker

Each session covers essential information, ranging from improving platform skills to marketing and running your business. Participants will be equipped with the tools they need to succeed as professional speakers in today’s ever-changing market.

Session 1 – Introduction, Professional Awareness and Topic Development
Students will identify their core area of expertise and discover how to define and refine topics for target audiences.

Session 2 – Sales and Marketing
Success in the speaking business depends upon one’s ability to market services. This session covers positioning, the importance of the sales cycle, and marketing techniques to get booked.

Session 3 – Professional Development, Presenting and Performing, and Platform Mechanics
Developing speaker skills includes commitment to the profession, the art of presentation skills, and the logistics of speaking from the stage. Learn about everything from “owning the room” to managing the microphone.

Session 4 – Managing Your Business
While someone can be great on stage, what happens behind the scenes drives success. Understand how to set up and maintain the business side to take speaking from a hobby or sideline into a profit center.

Session 5 – Authorship and Product Development
Giving a speech is only one way professional speakers build their businesses. Books, workbooks, CDs, webinars, and workshops are among the array of ways to generate profits by expanding your platform.

Session 6 – Putting it All Together / Graduation
Time to take a bow! You’ve gone through the 10-module workbook, heard from top-notch speakers in 24 hours of classes! Now, it’s time to take the stage and make a speech. Class concludes with a graduation celebration with NSA Illinois board members, Certified Speaking Professionals, faculty, and guests.

To apply to attend Speakers Academy, visit https://budurl.me/NSAILSpeakersAcademy.

Spring Speaker Academy Deans: Amy Simatos, Beth Mund, Barbara Rozgonyi

Spring Speaker Academy Faculty: Vickie Austin, Jill Morgenthaler, Wayne Messmer, Sima Dahl, Bill Guertin, Lori Miller

About NSA Illinois. . .
A local chapter of the National Speakers Association [NSA], NSA Illinois is dedicated to advancing the art and value of those who speak professionally. NSA Illinois seeks to create a professional and supportive environment where speakers can develop their speaking business, improve their skills, and network with peers who are interested in everyone’s mutual success. Board members: Jill Morgenthaler - President, Lynne Franklin - President Elect, Vickie Austin - Past President, Bill Guertin, Amy Segami, Sima Dahl, Wayne Messmer, Barbara Rozgonyi, Carl Seidman, Haydn Shaw, and Amy Simatos. For more information, visit http://nsa-il.org.

Location: Technology Center College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Dates: Saturday March 3 & 17 | April 7 & 21 | May 5 & 19
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tuition: $795.00
Details: http://www.nsa-il.org/speakers-academy-suburban/
Apply: http://www.nsa-il.org/speakers-academy-suburban-application/
Contact: Christy Moore at 847.991-0772 email christy.moore@nsa-il.org

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