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Professionally Speaking

"Professionally Speaking"    is NSA-Virginia's Monthly Newsletter

March 2009
Newsletter Editor
Lois Gallo
In This Issue
Coming Attractions
March Program
This & That!
And Now A Word ...

Quick Links

March 20
Patricia Fripp
April 17
Mikki Williams   Chesapeake
May 15
John Kremer
June 19
Darren LaCroix

We thank our Sponsor
The Hampton Roads Business Journal

Join us

 March 20, 2009
at the Westwood Club
in Richmond
for a great program!
Register online:
 by March 17th
Coming in April -
Speak Loudly and Carry a Big Schtick
with Mikki Williams!

Taking Your Presentation
To The Next Level 
Presented by: Patricia Fripp, CSP,CPAE

If you are a novice or Hall of Fame speaker this session is a MUST!
In this fast-moving, highly-interactive session you will have chance to ask questions, watch as magic is created in 'mini-coaching' sessions, and see why Patricia Fripp is known as a Legend on and off the platform.
You will learn:
- The three ways to emotionally connect to every audience member
- Two formulas that make your stories and examples come alive
- What Jerry Seinfeld knows that you should
- Ten little-known delivery techniques that improve every performance
- How to go from good to great to...awesome!!!!!
- The secret to being invited back over and over again.
Patricia Fripp was the first female NSA President in 1984. She is a CPAE, CSP and Cavett Award winner.
Few individuals can speak and coach equally well. After building a strong keynote speaking business Patricia has transitioned into an in-demand speech coach for corporate leaders and celebrity speakers, and sales presentation skills trainer.
Meetings and Conventions magazine claims she is one of America 's 10 most electrifying speakers and Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine says the sixth best investment in your career is to attend one of her speaking schools.
Patricia is partner with Alan Weiss in The Odd Couple Marketing seminars. In the year NSA Rocked she partnered with her brother, legendary guitarist Robert Fripp, to present at the SpeakerPalooza and Performance Lab.
This & That!
Member News!
Be sure to congratulate Nhat Pham when you see him! He is partnering with David Noor (our January speaker) in a book on Facebook and Social Networking.
Library Update
Thanks to Tom Davidson the library has a full set of CDs from the NSA Winter Workshop. Topics run the gamut from presentation to marketing and everything in between. Be sure to stop by the Library table at the next meeting to check out the latest gold!
Blog Reminder
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Dorothy Erlanger 
And Now A Word From Your President...
We've had some awesome and timely programs so far this year and the response has been great! 
However, this month's speaker should be at the top of your list to hear. Patricia Fripp personifies what speaking and the NSA is all about. Called "one of America 's 10 most electrifying speakers,"  I urge you to come and find out why Kiplinger's Finance said "
the sixth best investment in your career is to attend one of her speaking schools."  We'll get a condensed and impactful version for a fraction of the price!

Looking ahead, I also urge you to mark your calendar for the next program - Friday, April 17th in Chesapeake.  Mikki Williams will help you develop humor and creativity in your presentations that make you unforgettable!
We look forward to seeing you soon!