Upcoming events

    • August 11, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • June 08, 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn 1001 W. President George Bush Turnpike Richardson, Texas 75080
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    2018-2019 All-Access Pass

    For Professional Members and Member Candidates Only:

    The All-Access Pass gets you into all of the events for 2018-2019! No need to hassle with paying each time you attend. Additionally, there are several BONUS events for All Access Pass members for one LOW price of $397. Here’s what you get:

    • Eleven Monthly Chapter meetings held on the 2nd Saturday, which feature a top speaker from our industry, power networking, and breakfast (with bacon!)
    • All labs. These are evening workshops, held monthly, with top instructors in a casual classroom setting. Each lab is $47, so this is a huge value alone!
    • And who knows what else the Board will throw in this year!

    With the All-Access Pass, all you need to do is register your attendance for each monthly meeting so we know to expect you!

    In addition to meeting discounts, All-Access Passholders will enjoy bonus events at no extra charge and discounts on afternoon workshops, and live streaming video from the National Convention.

    • December 12, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn, Richardson
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    Road to Pro Workshop

    … your journey from candidate to professional NSA member

     

    Are you ready to commit to the path to becoming a Professional Member? 

     Join us for an inspiring and information-packed evening to:

    • learn the requirements from National NSA to become a Professional Member
    • assess where you are now and what still needs to be done to cross the finish line
    • discover how to find the speaking engagements that will pay
    • acquire actionable tips on how to close the deal to make it all happen

     This evening is for you, if you are a candidate member of NSA North Texas and ready to focus, commit and gain momentum in your speaking business. 

    Lauren Midgley, our North TX NSA Membership Director, has assembled a team of pros to make it a special evening:  Betti Coffey, Stu Schlackman, Rich Allen, and Shawn McBride, all Professional Members who want to see you WIN!      

     Make 2019 the year you accomplish the goal of being a Professional Member!   

    • January 12, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn 1001 W. President George Bush Turnpike Richardson, Texas 75080
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    NSA North Texas January Chapter Meeting with

    Deborah Gardner, CMP

    Saturday, January 12, 2019 / 9:00a-noon

    Meeting Industry News: Future Trends, Challenges, & YOU!

    LISTEN UP SPEAKERS, AUTHORS, CONSULTANTS, TRAINERS AND COACHES! Economic, technological, political and other factors are changing the way you do business. And, all you want to do is out-smart and out maneuver others to own your space in the speaking business. Well, that’s not going to happen - unless, you attend this never-heard-before jam-packed information session to find out the real facts about those who hire you.

    If you’re serious about being successful today, hear the truth straight from the horse’s mouth, someone who lives in the meetings world and directly understands the relationship between you and the decision maker. Explore the internal and external factors that are impacting the economic environment, meeting design, and content delivery. Discover why knowing more about the meetings industry is important to your career and learn how to get involved in the process. Realize how to modernize your business strategies from Deborah’s on-going extensive meeting industry interview process and insightful perspective from those who hire you.    

    Disclaimer: There’s no fake news here. Realize those who hire you are NOT meeting planners! Gather no techniques, no strategies, just straight answers that’s delivered on steroids, Red Bull, and a double espresso.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Grasp 7 new ways to better understand your client’s job duties to greatly enhance your relationships.
    • Learn about the most up-to-the-minute meeting industry studies, data and developments that will blow your mind.
    • Identify the real industry you work in to finally achieve your business goals once and for all!

    A swimming champion turned author & competitive breakthrough expert, Deborah Gardner, CMP helps companies and organization professionals advance to new levels of success by streamlining their goals for maximum winning results. 

    With a lifetime of experience, Deborah has a wealth of breakthrough practice being a Marine Brat, an Olympic Trial swimmer, a ground-breaking leader as one of the first female broadcasters with CBS Sports and WHO-Radio, and a 28 - year hospitality sales veteran. Today, Deborah is rising to international prominence with an entertaining, humorous, and lively presentation approach by proving to help hundreds of people worldwide to discover their competitive breakthrough spirit.

    Deborah is a Certified Meeting Professional recipient and one of only seven CMP speakers globally, who has received this prestige credential. She is also a “Meetings Mean Business” advocate, the most requested speaker by Meeting Professional International, and was voted as one of the best speakers heard by Meetings & Convention Magazine.  Additionally, she is Event Industry Council’s Top 30 Influential Meeting Professionals and one of Smart Meetings Magazine’s Top 50 Smart Women Leaders.

    Whether keynoting or consulting, Deborah believes in mastering her craft on the platform by doing television commercial work as an actor, conducting voice-overs and runway modeling. Deborah lives in Arizona with her husband, Jerry and her lover boy, Chief, the dog. 

    https://www.deborahgardner.com

    Day / Time: Saturday, January 12, 2019

    • 7:30a – 8:00a Morning Spark Event (optional)
    • 8:15a – 8:30a First Time Guests
    • 8:00a – 9:00a Breakfast / Registration
    • 9:00a – 12:00p Program 
    o   Ed Talk by the Pros
    o   Featured Speaker
    o   Speaker Spotlight

    Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 1001 W. President George Bush Turnpike, Richardson, Texas 75080

    Investment: Includes program and full breakfast.

    Members, Candidates and Non-Local NSA Members

    • $47 if pre-registered by Thursday before Meeting
    • $57 onsite, morning of Meeting

    Guests

    • $20 Students/Staff
    • $37 first time only
    • $67 if pre-registered by Thursday before Meeting
    • $77 onsite, morning of Meeting
    • January 16, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn 1001 W President George Bush Hwy Richardson, Texas
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    Lab - January 16, 2019


    Lauren Midgley, Lauren Midgley Consulting

    • Productivity / Time Management (90 minutes)
    Earl Fisher, Digital Media Consultant and Producer, Imagimedia, Inc. 
    • Online Marketing (90 minutes)


    • All-Access Pass holders must register in order to attend these events, else you will be charged the $69 onsite registration fee.
    • No outside food allowed.
    • Food may be purchased thru the hotel restaurant during the meeting. Menus will be available in the meeting room.


    • January 26, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn Ballroom, 1001 W. President George Bush Turnpike Richardson, Texas 75080
    Register

    Special Event with Elizabeth McCormick

    Make Your Speaking Business Soar! ~ Amplify your Speeches and Unlock More Paid Engagements

    Tired of writing and re-writing your speeches? Are you going back to the drawing board Every Single Time a meeting planner calls and asks, "Do you speak about...?" Are you getting booked as often as you want?

    Elizabeth McCormick averages 100 events a year. She is asked all the time: How do you DO that? Spend 4 hours with her on January 26th and she'll share the HOW-TO's that have helped her Rocket her speaking business fast and far.

    Part 1: Amplify Your Speech

    Key Takeaways:

    • Discover the 3 key elements to creating YOUR most impactful opening
    • Learn how to craft your introduction so that the emcee, meeting planner, or executive begins to seed the audience with YOUR desired outcome before you even reach the stage
    • Develop an increased awareness of the energetic imprint your presentation has on the audience
    • Walk away with a new understanding about speech writing based on Elizabeth's tried and true philosophy of customization. You will also receive the template that has helped her quickly customize her signature speech for hundreds of audiences
    • Leave with a BONUS GIFT to help you Amplify Your Business

    Part 2: Your "Bookability Factor" UNLOCK Speaker Secrets to Fee-Based Gigs

    Key Takeaways:

    • Discover the 6 primary speaking essentials you NEED to get paid, including Elizabeth's best booking tips for each category
    • Learn why these essentials have so much influence over the event planners and decision-makers who get you booked
    • Walk away with Elizabeth's TOP SECRET "Rocket Your Referrals" program, which is a step-by-step process that will turn today's audience into tomorrow's sales team including a template for this as well


    • January 30, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn 1001 W President George Bush Hwy Richardson, Texas
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    Lab - January 30, 2019


    Mark Fenner, Rise Performance Group

    • Loyalty isn't Luck - intentional plans create diehard fans (90 minutes)
    Joe Heaps, Owner, eSpeakers
    • eSpeaker (90 minutes)


    • All-Access Pass holders must register in order to attend these events, else you will be charged the $69 onsite registration fee.
    • No outside food allowed.
    • Food may be purchased thru the hotel restaurant during the meeting. Menus will be available in the meeting room.

    • February 09, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn 1001 W. President George Bush Turnpike Richardson, Texas 75080
    Register

    NSA North Texas February Chapter Meeting with

    Dan Thurmon, CSP, CPAE, NSA President

    Saturday, February 9, 2019 / 9:00a-noon

    Doing What it Takes:

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

    Key Takeaways:

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

    Dan Thurmon is the author of two books, a renowned speaker, and a recognized expert in delivering peak performances – on stage and in the workplace. As president of Motivation Works, Inc., he has worked with hundreds of clients and delivered thousands of presentations worldwide. Dan helps organizations and individuals implement actions plans and move confidently through transitions.

    He began his performance career at eleven years old, crafting a one-man-show incorporating comedy, juggling and acrobatics. This enabled him to, at a very early age, develop a strong work ethic and learn fundamental lessons about performance excellence. Dan graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Marketing and Management. He has also extensively studied Personal Development and developed a unique methodology he teaches to audiences and clients.

    A recent inductee to the prestigious “Speakers Hall of Fame,” Dan Thurmon delivers experiences that go beyond motivation, teaching concepts and skills in a highly engaging and entertaining manner. He incorporates his lifelong performance skills to create high impact events. His programs have educated and uplifted Fortune 500 companies, young audiences, and even the troops on the front lines of Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Dan’s philosophy can be summarized by the title of his book, Off Balance On Purpose. He believes that we will never achieve “perfect balance” and should, instead, learn to embrace uncertainty and initiate positive changes that lead to growth. Also, we should go beyond the pursuit of “success” and enhance our life experiences and professional endeavors with purposeful, positive contributions.

    http://danthurmon.com/

    Day / Time: Saturday, February 9, 2019

    • 7:30a – 8:00a Morning Spark Event (optional)
    • 8:15a – 8:30a First Time Guests
    • 8:00a – 9:00a Breakfast / Registration
    • 9:00a – 12:00p Program 
    o   Ed Talk by the Pros
    o   Featured Speaker
    o   Speaker Spotlight

    Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 1001 W. President George Bush Turnpike, Richardson, Texas 75080

    Investment: Includes program and full breakfast.

    Members, Candidates and Non-Local NSA Members

    • $47 if pre-registered by Thursday before Meeting
    • $57 onsite, morning of Meeting

    Guests

    • $20 Students/Staff
    • $37 first time only
    • $67 if pre-registered by Thursday before Meeting
    • $77 onsite, morning of Meeting



    • February 23, 2019
    • July 31, 2019
    • Hilton Garden Inn, 1001 W. President George Bush Turnpike, Richardson, Texas 75080
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    Academy Registration Spring 2019

    The Academy will meet at the following times:

    • February 23, 2019  8:00am to 5:30pm
    • February 24, 2019  8:00am to 5:30pm
    • March 9, 2019  1:00pm to 3:00pm (follows monthly NSA NT chapter meeting)
    • April 6, 2019  8:00am to 5:30pm
    • May 11, 2019  1:00pm to 3:00pm (follows monthly NSA NT chapter meeting)
    • June 8, 2019  1:00pm to 3:00pm (follows monthly NSA NT chapter meeting)
    • July 2019: Speaker Showcase & Graduation 


    • February 23, 2019
    • July 31, 2019
    • Hilton Garden Inn, 1001 W. President George Bush Turnpike, Richardson, Texas 75080
    • 20
    Register

    All Academy registrations require a separate prorated chapter membership and All-Access Pass.

    Academy Registration Spring 2019

    The Academy will meet at the following times:

    • February 23, 2019  8:00am to 5:30pm
    • February 24, 2019  8:00am to 5:30pm
    • March 9, 2019  1:00pm to 3:00pm (follows monthly NSA NT chapter meeting)
    • April 6, 2019  8:00am to 5:30pm
    • May 11, 2019  1:00pm to 3:00pm (follows monthly NSA NT chapter meeting)
    • June 8, 2019  1:00pm to 3:00pm (follows monthly NSA NT chapter meeting)
    • July 2019: Speaker Showcase & Graduation 


    • February 27, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn 1001 W President George Bush Hwy Richardson, Texas
    • 36
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    Lab - February 27, 2019


    Kelli Vrla, CSP

    • How to Re-Purpose your Content (45 minutes)

    Cortney Baker, Ph.D.

    • Podcast (60 minutes)


    • All-Access Pass holders must register in order to attend these events, else you will be charged the $69 onsite registration fee.
    • No outside food allowed.
    • Food may be purchased thru the hotel restaurant during the meeting. Menus will be available in the meeting room.

    • March 09, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn 1001 W. President George Bush Turnpike Richardson, Texas 75080
    Register

    NSA-NT March 9, 2019 Meeting – Mark Scharenbroich, CSP, CPAE


    • March 13, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn 1001 W President George Bush Hwy Richardson, Texas
    • 34
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    Lab - March 13, 2019


    Betty Garrett, Garrett Speakers

    • Speaker bureaus (90 minutes)


    • All-Access Pass holders must register in order to attend these events, else you will be charged the $69 onsite registration fee.
    • No outside food allowed.
    • Food may be purchased thru the hotel restaurant during the meeting. Menus will be available in the meeting room.

    • March 27, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn 1001 W President George Bush Hwy Richardson, Texas
    • 37
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    Lab - March 27, 2019
    • April 13, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn 1001 W. President George Bush Turnpike Richardson, Texas 75080
    Register

    NSA-NT April 13, 2019 Meeting – Randy Pennington CSP, CPAE; Larry Wingett; Scott McCain CSP, CPAE


    • April 17, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn 1001 W President George Bush Hwy Richardson, Texas
    • 34
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    Lab - April 17, 2019


    Dianna Booher, CSP, CPAE

    • How to Improve Your Writing Every.Single.Day (3-hour workshop)


    • All-Access Pass holders must register in order to attend these events, else you will be charged the $69 onsite registration fee.
    • No outside food allowed.
    • Food may be purchased thru the hotel restaurant during the meeting. Menus will be available in the meeting room.

    • April 30, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn 1001 W President George Bush Hwy Richardson, Texas
    • 35
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    Lab - April 30, 2019


    Linda Swindling, JD, CSP and Shawn McBride, JD

    • Negotiations and Contracts (3-hour workshop)


    • All-Access Pass holders must register in order to attend these events, else you will be charged the $69 onsite registration fee.
    • No outside food allowed.
    • Food may be purchased thru the hotel restaurant during the meeting. Menus will be available in the meeting room.

    • May 11, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn 1001 W. President George Bush Turnpike Richardson, Texas 75080
    Register

    NSA-NT May 11, 2019 Meeting – Russ Riddle, Bruce Weinstein, PhD


    • May 15, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn 1001 W President George Bush Hwy Richardson, Texas
    • 36
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    Lab - May 15, 2019


    Lorri Allen, The SoundBite Coach

    • Public Relations


    • All-Access Pass holders must register in order to attend these events, else you will be charged the $69 onsite registration fee.
    • No outside food allowed.
    • Food may be purchased thru the hotel restaurant during the meeting. Menus will be available in the meeting room.

    • May 29, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn 1001 W President George Bush Hwy Richardson, Texas
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    Lab - May 29, 2019


    Candace Fitzpatrick, CSP, Core Clarity

    • Core Strengths (3 hour workshop)


    • All-Access Pass holders must register in order to attend these events, else you will be charged the $69 onsite registration fee.
    • No outside food allowed.
    • Food may be purchased thru the hotel restaurant during the meeting. Menus will be available in the meeting room.

    • June 08, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn 1001 W. President George Bush Turnpike Richardson, Texas 75080
    Register

    NSA-NT June 8, 2019 Meeting – Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE


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