Tuesday, April 14, 2009

April's "Big Shtick"

Need a mix of humor and good business sense to ramp up your speaking biz?

Mikki Williams is a professional speaker with her own speakers school. She will focus on great presentation techniques, including using humor and being different to stand out when you speak.

As a Vistage chair coaching CEOs, you can be sure her time with us will be content-rich as well as fun!

Here's what a couple of our members have said about her presentations:

Whether your audience is 2 or 2,000, international speaker and trainer to companies worldwide, Mikki Williams, will show how to dazzle your audience and get over your fear of speaking. You’ll walk away empowered!
- Sandy Dumont,

I’m not sure how many NSA-VA programs I’ve attended in the past ten years, but I’ve only missed a few. Every program gives me something I can use to steadily grow my business.

There are some programs that are CAN’T MISS opportunities to see a phenomenal talent! I would NEVER want to miss an opportunity to laugh and learn with Mikki Williams!

I had an opportunity to see Mikki speak at a Winter Workshop in 2006 and I’ve never forgotten it. She is a FORCE of NATURE! As a speaker, she brings a rare combination of laugh-out-loud humor and SOLID, practical content.

Be there this Friday and bring your friends, family and staff. Mikki does it all – she keeps her audiences roaring with laughter AND she coaches CEOs and entrepreneurs through Vistage – The World’s Leading Chief Executive Organization. If you want to build your business in a down economy, Mikki will show you how to use your authentic, unique qualities to build the highest level of speaking skills and a solid business structure.
- Gloria Thomas,

For more info about her, visit: http://www.mikkiwilliams.com/

You can also see a short video clip of Mikki on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgtNGQuZico&feature=related

If you haven't yet signed up for the program in Chesapeake this Friday, April 17th, you'll want to do so as soon as you can! Click here to see program details and register: http://www.nsavirginia.org/events_Detail.php?EventID=13

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Tough Talk for Tough Times?

Thinking the speaking business is in for tough times along with this challenging economy? The Northern California NSA sponsored a panel of four Past Presidents, including the founding president (Patricia Fripp, who recently spoke at our NSA meeting), who addressed that topic.

Here are the links to the 4-part panel discussion, which I'm sure you'll find enlightening and encouraging - with suggestions about what you can do to improve your bottom line this year. I've condensed the links here for you:
http://tinyurl.com/spkrspanel-1 http://tinyurl.com/spkrspanel-2 http://tinyurl.com/spkrspanel-3 http://tinyurl.com/spkrspanel-4

For more insights, you can visit NCNSA member Ian Griffin's blog (he recorded the above) at: http://www.exec-comms.com/blog/