Our NSA North Texas Labs are learning workshops conducted during a weekday evening.  Less formal than the chapter meeting, they allow members and candidates to gather together to network and learn from the evening’s speaker on topics about the professional speaking business.

All 2016-2017 Labs are free for All-Access Passholders and $27 for all others.

Labs will be held at Hackberry Creek Country Club, 1901 W Royal Ln, Irving, Texas 75063 and will usually be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 6:30 – 9:30 PM except as noted in lab info below.

See the labs scheduled below.

Lab – September 13, 2017 – Brian French, Harmonic Learning, LLC

Times: 6:30-8:30 (speaking time is 100 minutes with 10 minute break)

Program: Engaging Interactions 

Engage your audience with fun and meaningful interactions, allowing them to personalize the content in a way that creates a “Sticky” (memorable) experience. As a presenter, you can move from a sage to an engage mindset, as you move the audience from a passive to an active mindset where they stop watching and instead start discovering the content. In this session, you will learn 8 tips of developing and delivering interactive presentations. Discover how everyday objects can become powerful content retention aids through games and activities that enlighten and entertain. You will enjoy a hands-on learning experience where you will engage with other participants to explore the topic and discover the key learnings.

Session Objectives:

By the end of the session, the participant should be able to:

  • Detail how interactions increase participant engagement and content retention
  • List various types of interactions and how different types of people engage
  • Articulate the importance of aligning interactions with the content topic
  • Design simple interactions using everyday objects

About the Speaker:

Brian L. French is a Learning & Development professional with 30 years of experience in the development and delivery of learning programs. He is the Founder and President of Harmonic Learning, a Leadership and Professional Development company that provides developmental programs in the areas of Communication, Leadership, and Teaming. Brian was previously manager of Leadership Development for Verizon, where he managed the design, development and delivery of enterprise-wide leadership development programs. A life-long musician, Brian enjoys infusing musical themes into his learning programs and presentations to create a memorable experience.

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Lab – October 11, 2017 – Joel Boggess

Joel Boggess

Times: 6:30-8:30 (speaking time is 100 minutes with 10 minute break)

Program: Grow your Speaking Business through the Power of Podcasting

In today’s content-heavy environment, speakers, trainers, and presenters need a competitive advantage that will increase their visibility, showcase their expertise, and establish them as the go-to authority.

Podcasting provides that advantage – Ready-made information that’s on-demand, easily accessible, and within easy reach.

Podcasting is the wave of the future. And, to be relevant and in the future, you just can’t miss the opportunity.

In this lab, not only will you will get an answer to one of the most common questions circulating among speaker, business owner, and entrepreneurial circles – “Should I start a podcast?”, we’ll also cover:

  • Mistakes new podcasters should avoid
  • Why businesses need a podcast
  • How to launch strong and capture momentum
  • How to build your list and get gigs from day one of your show
  • The different ways to monetize your show

And probably the most important take-away of the lab, HOW YOU CAN CAPITALIZE ON THE business-building benefits of podcasting, by NOT having a podcast.

About the Speaker:

Joel is a speaker, author, and a award-winning podcaster. He teaches people how to ignite their courage, take bolder steps, and get greater results.

His latest book, Finding your Voice, hit the #1 spot in the success and self esteem categories and was spotlighted by the editors of Success Magazine and included as a Success Book Summary.

His podcast, ReLaunch:

  • Named by Podcasters’ Paradise – “Most Inspirational” two years in a row
  • Mentioned in Huffington Post as being 1 of the top 5 shows to tune into for inspiration
  • Mentioned in Inc as one of the top 20 business podcasts of 2015

Joel’s work has appeared on in Networking Times and in Huffington Post.

Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Joel earned his undergraduate degree at Texas Tech University, an MBA from Amberton University, and a Master’s in Counseling.

Joel and his wife Pei live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and have a Golden Retriever and a Golden rescue, Bubba and Happy.

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Upcoming Lab Dates (mark your calendar):

November 8, 2017  Register Button

December 13, 2017  Register Button

January 10, 2018  Register Button

March 14, 2018  Register Button

April 11, 2018  Register Button

May 9, 2018  Register Button

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