NSA Virginia Rocks
Meet the Pro's - Experts Round Table
(back by popular
demand to judge
NSA Idol Contest)
July and August
Wade Randolph and Jan Leaton - On April 9, 2008, Wade Randolph, "The More Guy" and president of Randolph Unlimited, in conjunction with Jan Leaton, of Leaton Training conducted a three-hour workshop on Presentation Skills for the Department of Correctional Education, in Richmond.
On Thursday, April 17,2008, Sandy was quoted in the Wall Street Journal about Corporate Casual. "I think it's an oxymoron, because you are either dressed for business or for casual activities. If you feel good about who you are and what you do, shout it to the world and dress to impress!"
Sandy was also recently elected President Elect of NAWBO SE Virginia
Sandy will be a featured expert at the yearly convention of eWomenNetwork in Dallas this July.
Missy Blankenship -
Missy will be at TCC's Academy for Nonprofit Excellence on May 20th on Discovering and Navigating Niche Markets, Resources for the Nonprofit Marketer
The Smart Womans' Club is hosting Whine & Wine on May 28 at Classes for You in the Shoppes at Wellesley. Hours are 6 - 7:30. Bring your best whine and network. You're invited to register and join us. All the details are at www.smartwomansclub.com/events.asp.
Steve Patterson, Founder of Street Smarts For Success, delivered the talk "Raise the Bar by Using Street Smarts" to Virginia/Maryland/Delaware Council of Cooperatives in Virginia Beach on April 10th.
Sue Cunningham, on behalf of her granddaughter is seeking a class for young ladies on social skills, etiquette, make-up, proper dress, etc. Please contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you can recommend such a class.
Visitors are always welcome
Advance Registration is appreciated
March 28, 2008
in Chesapeake for a great program featuring
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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Our chapter year is drawing to a close, but our membership drive is going strong. Bring everyone you know to the May and June meetings, because they will both be spectacular. May features four renowned experts who will share their trade secrets with us! Sign up today! Sandy
|MEET THE PROs
IN A ROUND TABLE FORUM
Go to www.nsavirginia.org now to register for the May 16, 2008 program featuring
being held at the
Greenbrier Country Club
1301 Volvo Parkway
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Sign in begins at 8:15
Networking Breakfast and
Program begins at 8:45
Optional Lunch at Noon
This month we will be honored with the presence of four renowned professionals who will share their experience and expertise with us:
Joe Healey is the author of "Radical Trust: How Today's Great Leaders Convert People to Partners" and he will share his insight and perspective on change and leadership.
Rick Ott, author of "Raise Your Prices, Attract More Business" and he will tell us just that.
Jerry Teplitz, international speaker and coach, will share the results of his monumental discoveries about how to make your home page irresistible to the human brain.
Harold Wood, renowned humorist and speaker will Emcee the event and he will share his wealth of knowledge about how to use humor in your message.
THE FALL MARKETPLACE
Volunteer Opportunity: "staging" more business for NSA-VA members
NSA Virginia will be participating in the "Fall Marketplace" of the Virginia Society of Association Executives (VSAE) on October 2nd at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.
If you would like to join the subcommittee on this event, please let Tom Davidson (Tom@DavidsonLeadership.com)
know of your interest as soon as possible so the selected planning team can turn this idea into a very exciting reality.
Thank you for your interest and support.
If You Care about Them ~ Invite Them to NSA Virginia NOW!
Ever since joining NSA Virginia and then NSA national a few years ago, I've heard about the value that this organization brings to those wishing to grow their speaking business. Now after more than five years, I can tell you that it is not recommended, it is not advisable, it is essential. I only wish I had joined nine years ago when I first went into business!
I have found that--without fail--every single monthly chapter program has changed my business in some positive way, either affecting how I thought or changing what I did. As a result, I have revamped my business model and taken my practice to the next level, and I'm just getting started! If I miss a meeting, it's because I'm delivering a service to a client, probably one I got from my affiliation with NSA in some way.
Furthermore, I've been part of a number of professional associations, some good ones. But not one of them has the horsepower and helpful culture of NSA. Even more importantly, I have benefited from knowing and working with the local members, probably the greatest benefit of all, and we're still growing and learning from each other. I've taken training from three current members and look forward to learning from more of you; these include Debbie Bowie, Sandy Dumont, David Rourk, Will Turner, and Christine Walters. And I feel like I've just scratched the service of the local talent at our fingertips.
We are now in a special membership drive that is a rare opportunity for us and new members. I urge you to invite the people you care about to attend a meeting and get on board as soon as possible. By joining in May or June, they will get a pass on the initiation fee for NSA Virginia, and their dues will be waived for the rest of 2008. The only thing they have to do then is register, pay for and show up at the monthly programs. They will thank you for inviting them and list you as someone who made a difference in their lives. Their insights and businesses will grow, the chapter will prosper, and you will have done your part to keep us all growing and thriving as speakers and people.
~ Tom Davidson