The Austin Chapter of the National Speakers Association is the premier local destination for professional speakers who strive to grow through comprehensive continuing education, informal mentoring and professional connections.
Our Next Meeting
TWO PROGRAMS IN ONE DAY!
FREE morning program (You must attend the afternoon session to attend the morning session)
At 9:30 am we welcome Lee Moczygemba, one of NSA’s MOST Experienced and Successful Speakers!
Going from Good to Great in Professional Speaking with Lee Moczygemba, Professional Speaking Coach
Whether you’re a wannabe, newbie or seasoned pro, you will benefit from Lee’s sage advice. Her 90-minute workshop takes you through the 5 Elements of Great Speaking and how you can integrate these ideas into your own speeches. You will learn:
- How to develop and refine your topic and delivery
- The real secret to marketing yourself as a speaker
- How you can get bureaus to represent you
- 5 Elements to transform your speaking from good to great
- How NSA can propel you forward in your speaking career
Lee Moczygemba, 93-and-a-half, is the oldest living member of the National Speakers Association. A “late bloomer,” Lee left Exxon and gold-plated security to follow her passion, professional speaking and training. Beginning her career at age 50, she learned from the NSA greats and after several years had become an overnight success as an International speaker and trainer. At 68, and at the top of her game, she transformed her business into a speakers bureau, Amazing Speakers and Trainers. In recent years, she has become Austin’s most revered coach for budding professional speakers.
She is the recipient of the “Lifetime Achievement Award” of the National Speakers Association—Austin Chapter and was recently named “Mentor of the Year” by the Women Communicators of Austin. Her advice comes from the perspective of a Speaker, Trainer, Bureau Owner and Speaking Coach. Come to experience her great stories, solid content, quick wit and boundless energy!
You have heard a lot about podcasts, but is this something that you should be paying attention to in your speaking career? Regardless of if you want to launch your own show or be a guest on other podcasts (or both), this is a meeting you do not want to miss.
44% of the US population has listened to podcasts and 26% of the population are listening monthly. But a podcast is more than an on-demand radio show, it can be another way to grow your standing as an expert in your field. Years ago having a book was the key to speaking, but Thom finds more people are interested in learning more about his podcast than buying his book.
This interactive session will be more Q&A than lecture, so come prepared to ask specific questions about how hosting a show, or being a serial guest on podcasts, may be something you want to consider (or something you want to run away from).
To prepare for the meeting, listen to Episode 344 of his podcast, “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do”. You can find his show on iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube, Spotify by searching “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” or you can access it on his website at http://thomsinger.com/mistakes-made-by-podcast-guests-and-podcast-hosts/
Thom Singer has an eclectic background working in sales, marketing and business development roles for Fortune 500 Companies, Law Firms, and entrepreneurial ventures. He is a business growth speaker whose work gets people to build influence, unlock potential, and drive performance.
Singer is the author of twelve books and he speaks regularly at business and association conferences around the United States and beyond. On this show he interviews entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and business leaders from a variety of industries. He encourages his guests to share tips and ideas that can help those with an “entrepreneurial spirit” understand their potential and then go for it.
Thom and his wife, Sara, make their home in Austin, Texas and are the parents of two highly spirited daughters.