August 2016 Newsletter

August 2016 Newsletter


A Note from Your President

Welcome NSA members to our new year! Our theme this coming year for 2016-2017 is It’s Still About You. Well to be honest it’s always about you! Our goal is to provide incredible value to support you in the growth of your business. You are what makes our chapter a success, so helping you achieve your goals and dreams is NSA North Texas’ objective.

Thanks to all our members that went to Influence in July. What a great way to get together and share our ideas to promote our business. What a pleasure to have North Texas represented on the Main Stage with Connie Podesta and Kate Delaney. We look forward to hearing Kate this year as she hosts Voices of Experience.

We have an excellent line up of NSA speakers kicking off the year with Tim Gard who also shared with us on the stage at Influence. Jane Atkinson will be sharing with us in September and will be giving a workshop in the afternoon for those that are interested. We also have a Lab planned for August 31st with Jill Schiefelbein. Jill will also be our guest speaker in December.
We will continue to have great Labs throughout the year to give you the knowledge you need to take your speaking business to the next level. We will continue with our After Hours events hosted by Karen Cortell Reisman and Julie Alexander. What really makes our chapter unique is the sharing that goes on between you! This is how we all grow together. Some of the best advice I’ve received has comes right from our own members.

We still have a couple of slots in our Charbonneau Academy. This year’s Academy should be outstanding lead by past president Alex Ramsey and Nikki Nanos.

Our members will receive a special gift at the August meeting. I am really looking forward to serving you this coming year. Feel free to reach out to me at 214-435-9758 or if you have any questions. We look forward to serving you in any way we can. Remember, It’s Still About You!!

Stu Schlackman
President 2016-17
NSA North Texas (@NSANorthTexas)

August 2016 Program – Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE – From 9-5 to Hall of Fame

AAP_TimTim Gard, CSP, CPAE, is a tears-in-your-eyes funny keynote speaker who teaches people how to become more resilient and resourceful as well as coaching businesses on how to enhance employee productivity and enthusiasm. He is a CPAE (Council of Peers Award of Excellence) Hall of Fame Speaker, an elite honor shared by 150 people worldwide, as well as a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional).

Tim has spoken at over 2,000 events worldwide – from Texas to Tasmania – and was selected by Meeting Planners Magazine as one of the “Best speakers ever seen or heard on the main stage.” Tim’s down-to-earth style and real-life humor leaves a lasting impression that you will benefit from for years to come. His skillful use of ordinary items in extraordinary ways and extraordinary items in everyday ways make him one of the most popular main stage speakers on the platform today. During the past two decades, Tim has traveled almost two million miles to perform, is the author of 4 books, and an inventor of stress reduction tools that are marketed & enjoyed worldwide.
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Come see Tim on August 13th!

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you, the speaker: He’s a pro pro speaker

by Dave Lieber, CSP
Dallas Morning News columnist

I figure there are pro speakers like you and me. And then there are what I will call pro pro speakers. A double pro speaker is a selling machine. He sells like a monster. He sells just to sell, sell, sell.

Now Joe and Grant are selling inside a ballroom at a Hilton Garden Inn. The show is for me and a hundred others lucky enough to get invited to, as the sign says, “An Exclusive Event.”

The product has something to do with real estate, but the stars of the HGTV show who are supposed to be there, oh, they can’t make it. Instead, they send Joe and Grant.

If you’re a pro speaker like us, you quickly see you’re witnessing something special. Special as in bad speaker clichés. Here are actual words from these pro pro speakers.

If you, the speaker, use too many of these yourself, you might be in pro pro territory, too.

You’re in the right seat.
Let me ask you this. What if …
Not a plan, but a road map.
Come to our private, invitation only, 3-day “experience.”
Our 3-day accelerator.
Your guest is free.
You get our playbook.
Write that down.
Anytime Offer
Special Today Offer
Lifetime relationship
If you haven’t done a deal in six months, we will refund 100 percent.
This is not for everybody.
A ninja strategy.
We’re going to peel back the onion and show you.
Afterward, there’s a bonus session.
This is where the rubber meets the road.
It’s an investment accelerator.
I never had a dad.
Guys, listen to me.
Guys, this product is not expensive. I sell this all day long with a marketing unit for $5,000.
A membership.
This is done in your kitchen table in your pajamas.
$1,597 for two people.
Go to the back tables.
Give everyone a round of applause for just being here.
Come on guys. Get off your ass and do something.
If you don’t do this, I’ll still love ya, but we won’t talk anymore.
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Dave Lieber, CSP, is The Watchdog investigative columnist for The Dallas Morning News and a 10 year member of NSA/North Texas. @DaveLieber.

Chapter Meeting Location

hilton-garden-inn-richardsonFor the 2016-17 meeting schedule, we’ll again be meeting a the Hilton Garden Inn located at:

1001 W President George Bush Hwy.

Richardson, TX 75080

Phone: (972) 792-9393.

Click here for a map to our meeting location.

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The NSA-NT Contingent at the Influence 2016 in Phoenix, AZ

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