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SATURDAY, May 16, 2020 (9 am - 1 pm)


Guest Speaker, Mark Lindquist


"Keynote Speaking Masterclass - How We Earned $1 Million Dollars in the First Four Years as a Professional Keynote Speaker"

Mark J. Lindquist began speaking professionally in 2014 and less than four years later he has earned over one million dollars as a keynote speaker.  During this session he will show you every step of the process he followed to go from zero in 2013 to hundreds of keynote speaking gigs in 32 states for everybody from the Girl Scouts to the Fortune 500 during those four years.  He has built his keynote speaking empire on a 99.9% word of mouth basis and has developed a system that generates five-figure sales leads while he sleeps. His client list now includes: Microsoft, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Walmart, Lenovo, Philips, IBM, Deloitte, UPS and hundreds more. 
• Audience members will have the opportunity to see first-hand the speaking style, structure, and attention to detail that has led Mark to build a client base of hundreds with a marketing budget of ZERO. 
• Attendees will walk away with an individualized list of the things that they need to work on to put themselves on track to build a keynote speaking business similar to the one Mark has built.
•Mark will share the audience engagement techniques that have consistently led to over 100+ laughs in a 90 minute keynote and 99% eyeballs (nobody on their phone, leaving the room, or daydreaming) during his keynotes.
• Professional speakers will get advice on topics such as: negotiation, AV tips, rehearsal strategies, business structure, audience engagement techniques, discovering your best humor, and working with speaker bureaus.

Don't Miss Another Meeting!!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Guest Speaker, 
Dan Thurmon


“Doing What It Takes”

Want to learn how to differentiate and deliver in today’s competitive marketplace?

Hall of Fame speaker Dan Thurmon will deliver an experience that distills his most valuable lessons from 25 years in the speaking business. He will share excerpts from his programs and insights for crafting and delivering presentations. And as an added bonus, Dan will provide valuable insights about the business of speaking that will help you succeed in the most competitive marketplace ever.

By attending this session, you will learn:

  • How to elevate your mastery of the platform. You’ll learn specific performance techniques that will set you apart from your competition.
  • You’ll also gain a sure-fire system for designing dynamic presentations.
  • Reality Check – Discover how to increase your revenue by increasing your relevance.

Come prepared with questions, and bring a guest, as this promises to be a fun, informative, and action packed program!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Guest Speaker,
Danielle Turcola


“In the Blink of an Eye”

NSA Ohio is excited to welcome Danielle Turcola, past President of NSA Ohio, as our special guest speaker at our Chapter Meeting on Sunday, October 13th at The Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus. 

This is an event you will not want to miss!  Danielle will be presenting "In the Blink of an Eye" - sharing powerful and transformational insights and solutions to being and becoming our most successful and influencial selves.  Among the many take-a-ways are:
  • How quickly do you influence someone?  We unknowingly sabotage our ability to influence others through our choices and behaviors. 
  • How prepared are you to meet a potential client in a non-traditional business setting? On a plane? Train? Vacation? In a store? Car dealership? At a sports event?  
  • Your first impression produces two critical conclusions which lead to the start of a professional relationship. It all happens in the blink of an eye.
Join Danielle Turcola, and learn how you control 90% of what others determine about you.  And what makes decision makers hire you, pay higher fees, and recommend you to others.
Come prepared with questions, and bring a guest, as this promises to be a truly informative presentation! Friends don't let friends miss our great meetings!

You will not want to miss this session with the ‘SECRET WEAPON” of influence! Make your reservations now for the NSA Ohio Chapter meeting with Danielle Turcola on Sunday, October 13th!  We look forward to seeing you there.

SUNDAY, November 10th, 2019 (9am-2pm)

Guest Speaker,
Jeffrey Hayzlett CSP, CPAE

"How To Grow a Speaking Empire"

Want to know how to leverage your platform? Learn how Jeffrey Hayzlett took his books and speaking platform to a new level by influencing the media.

  • how to book 150+ keynotes/year
  • how we landed a prime-time television show
  • how we leverage every show and every speech to get more events and more speeches
  • how social media accounts for most of our leads and bookings
  • how we use our branding to make sure we are seen in the best positioning

How we turned a TV show into a Business Network

That is just some of it--- because the biggest thing we will do- is answer any and all questions you may have about how we do things -- what works and what has failed miserably. So bring your questions, any and all. Ask whatever you want and we will be glad to share. We will show you EVERYTHING--- our marketing samples, our marketing plan, contracts, tweets, social media activation worksheets-----anything and everything.

We won't have all the answers or the 'right' way to do things. But what we do works for us and we are glad to share how we do it and if there is something you can borrow or learn from, well that is great!

SATURDAY,  January 11th, 2020 (9am-11:15 am)

Zoom Meeting with Dr Willie
Jolley, CSP, CPAE


"Grow Your Business Using the M's of the Speaking Business" 

Dr. Willie Jolley Helps Organizations Maximize Profits and Elevate the Performance of Their People…to Achieve Greater Results!

Dr. Jolley will talk about the 4 M's for growing your speaking enterprise:

  • Message
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • And the last one well, you will have to join us LIVE on Saturday, January 11th!

Biography - Dr. Willie Jolley, CSP, CPAE

CSP (Certified Speaking Professional)
CPAE (Speaker Hall of Fame)

There are many motivational speakers, and then there is the one, the only, the incomparable Dr. Willie Jolley. He has been described simultaneously as a world-class, award-winning speaker and singer, best-selling author and media personality.

Dr. Willie Jolley has achieved remarkable heights in the speaking industry, having come from humble beginnings as a fired singer, who was replaced by a karaoke machine! He has gone on to be named “One of the Outstanding Five Speakers in the World” by the 175,000 members of Toastmasters International, inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame and achieved the distinction of Certified Speaker Professional by the National Speakers Association. He’s the recipient of the Ron Brown Distinguished Leadership Award, named “One of the Top 5 Leadership Speakers” by and Business Leader of The Year by The African American Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Jolley uses his public platform to pursue his mission of empowering and encouraging people to rise above their circumstances and maximize their God given potential! Many know him as the speaker Ford Motors called on when they were on the brink of bankruptcy. His work helped Ford reject a government bailout and go on to Billion Dollar profits!

Dr. Jolley has built a reputation of being captivating, compelling and life changing! No matter the venue, from his iHeartRadio Willie Jolley Wealthy Ways podcast to his SiriusXM Radio show, to his audiences like Walmart, Comcast, Verizon, Marriott or The Million Dollar Round Table, Dr. Jolley keeps it moving with high energy, high content and great enthusiasm. He delivers memorable nuggets and usable strategies on how every person can live a better life, one day at a time! 

Dr. Willie Jolley is the author of several international best-selling books including It Only Takes A Minute To Change Your Life, A Setback Is A Setup For A Comeback, Turn Setbacks Into Greenbacks and An Attitude of Excellence, which was endorsed by Dr. Stephen Covey and Alan Mulally (former CEO of Ford Motors).  He is also featured on the front of the top selling book, Chicken Soup For The Christian Soul II.

He has also written a popular new marriage book, co-authored with his wife of over 33 years, Dee Taylor-Jolley. The book is entitled, Make Love, Make Money, Make It Last!

Dr. Jolley holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Faith Driven Achievement from the California Graduate School of Theology, a master’s degree in Theology from Wesley Theological seminary and a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from The American University. Dr. Jolley resides with his family in Washington, DC.

SATURDAY,  February 8th,  2020 (9am-2pm) 
Guest Speaker, Deborah Gardner CMP


"The Future of the Meeting Industry - What It Means to You"

A swimming champion turned author and competitive performance expert, Deborah Gardner helps companies and organizations advance to new levels of success, and achieve maximum winning results.

Better known by many Fortune 500 companies as the "Pit Bull in a Skirt," Deborah is rising to international prominence with a captivating, entertaining and humorous sassy presentation style.

Deborah has had a lifetime of competitive experiences; from Marine brat (with lots of target practice), to life growing up in a double-wide, learning to fend for herself. From real life wedding crasher, to an Olympic Trial swimmer, Deborah has learned how to succeed when the chips are stacked against her.

Recognition & Awards

Deborah has been recognized by International Speakers Association, 100 Top Motivational Speakers 2018, 2017 Top Woman Leaders by Smart Meetings Magazine, Convention Industry Council's Top 30 Influential Meeting Professionals.

Meetings & Convention Magazine recent poll by meeting planners voted Deborah as one of the best speakers heard in the last 2 years, putting her in the category with Bill Clinton, General Collin Powell, Barbara Corcoran, Tony Robbins, Les Brown, Magic Johnson, and Tom Brokaw.

SATURDAY, March 7th, 2020 (9am-2pm)

Guest Speaker, Mike Frank CSP, CPAE and the NSA Ohio CSP's


"Learning From The Pro's"

Mike is one of the most experienced speakers in North America......over 30 years as a speaker and entrepreneur.  He employs content, humor, and participation to have audience members leaving with knowledge and good feelings.


While Mike has received his fair share of "best ever" letters and evaluations, he prides himself on the majority of his client responses being "he really targeted what we wanted and needed."

Topics to be discussed:

* What marketing "tools" are most critical and some tips on creating them

*The best of what should be on the video for your website

*Understanding speakers bureaus... what they want and what they don't want

*Some important truths about product sales

*A few thoughts on the ethics of our business

*While we can't discuss fess, he will share some vital "rules of thumb" and a logical formula

*Understanding "bureau friendly websites" ... either via e-speaker or on your own

Come prepared with questions on any aspect of the speaking business... he will try to answer them all!


SATURDAY, April 18th, 2020 (9am - 2pm)

Guest Speaker, Cathy Fyock CSP


"On Your Mark:  Get Going on Your Blog or Book!"

Cathy Fyock, CSP, SPHR, is The Business Book Strategist, and works with thought leaders and professionals who want to write a book as a business development strategy. She is the author of nine books, including On Your Mark: From First Word to First Draft in Six Weeks, Blog2Book: Repurposing Content to Discover the Book You've Already Written, and her most recent, with coauthor Lois Creamer, The Speaker Author: Sell More Books and Book More Speeches. Since starting her new company in 2014 she has helped more than 160 professionals become published authors. She has been a member of NSA for over 31 years and is a Certified Speaking Professional.