Program Information for Influence ’11
Influence ’11 will allow you to start leveraging your efforts to maximize the results you want and deserve. It will be like no other event you have ever attended! Here are just a few of the many learning opportunities:
Keynotes from some of the world’s best speakers
The Essence of Presence…
If you could pick one word to describe the world-class communicators, it might be presence. Their presence transcends the platform and deeply touches the lives of those they speak with. And that presence comes from authenticity… Read More »
How Do You Catch Success?
So how do you “catch” success in the speaking profession? First, you have to thrill your audiences! And you must be able to adjust to the changing marketplace. This powerful keynote from Lou Heckler will help you do both. Read More »
Passion for the Platform…
As professional speakers, we seek to speak and motivate others. But what happens when the motivator needs the motivation? Where do we then find the passion for the platform? Read More »
How the Age Wave is Transforming
Our Lives, Our World and Our Profession
In this visionary presentation you’ll discover how the “age wave” will reshape our lives, families, businesses, government, work, leisure and retirement – and how the speaking profession will be transformed in the process. You’ll learn deep insights into the population shifts that are occurring and what they mean for your business, and your clients’ business. Read More »
Gulp from the Fire Hose of Genius
Master Classes from Experts
Nothing you can do will connect you to your audiences quicker and help them learn a lesson more, than a powerful, compelling story. For thousands of years, insights and knowledge have been shared through the medium of storytelling. This Master Class will show you how to utilize the power of the story in your message to have a bigger impact. Read More »
Building a Breakout Brand
One of the keys to success as a speaker, author, coach, or consultant is developing a strong, powerful brand. A brand isn’t a logo or tagline you create, but how the market perceives you. And perhaps no one in our space has done a more masterful job at creating a blockbuster brand than Larry Winget, a/k/a the Pitbull of Personal Development.® Read More »
Crafting a “Killer” Keynote
So what separate an average keynote from a masterful one? How do the world’s greatest speakers connect with audiences, touch their soul, and provide actionable content? This is a Master Class like you have never seen before. Dr. Nido Qubein will be interviewing the four keynoters from Influence ’11: Glenna Salsbury, Ken Dychtwald, Lou Heckler, and Kyle Maynard on how they prepared their keynotes for you! Read More »
Challenge Your Thinking
Provocative Programs to Cause You to Question Your Beliefs
Start each morning at the Contrarian Cafe. Eavesdrop on a band of critical thinkers as they feast on the sacred cows of the speaking profession. One word of caution: there ain’t no decaf at the Contrarian Cafe!
Real Time with Scott McKain
An entertaining but thoughtful show featuring some fascinating guests who explore issues of the speaking and influence profession.
Laugh. Cry. Wonder Why.
So You Think You Can Speak
Host Rory Vaden and a panel of top platform professionals judge some of the rising stars of the profession. They compete for prizes and the honor of being awarded the title, Rising Star 2011.
Put Both Hands in the Air.
And Move ‘Em Like You Just Don’t Care
Running Your Trap game show
You’ve seen him on Comedy Central, Leno, Conan O’Brien, and The Late, Late Show. Now join comedian Jimmy Pardo in a hysterical, speaking-business-inspired edition of his popular game show. Play along with the contestants and see if you can pick the panel member that wacky story really belongs to. Special guest appearance from Joe Malarkey!
He’s edgy, funny, and has a powerful message. Steve Rizzo has shared the stage with Jerry Seinfeld, Rodney Dangerfield, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, and Ellen DeGeneres. Now join Steve for a fun, fast-paced variety hour. He’ll be interviewing some fascinating people on the business of the business: how we entertain, educate, inspire and influence. You’ll love this late night mix of comedy, music and insights.
And the Winner Is…
Celebration and Recognition
Meet the new Certified Speaking Professionals as we hang the medals around their necks.
Who will be this year’s inductees into the NSA Speaker Hall of Fame? And who will be awarded NSA’s highest honor, the Cavett Award?
Choose One from Column A…
Learn from the professors of practical application
No abstract theories or book reports here. These presenters are each top pros in their field who will reveal the secrets of their success. In these extended length mega-sessions, you get the chance to watch and interact with these experts as they share insights in a specific topic area.
Take a look at some of the All-Star presenters you will be choosing from:
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National Speakers Association Ticket Store! Tickets are valid July 27 - August 9, 2011. Ticket Store closes and tickets will no longer be available for purchase after 9PM PST on July 30, 2011.