Shawne Duperon, PhD, CSP, tells on herself

This month, I had the pleasure of speaking with Shawne Duperon, a 10-year member of National Speakers Association and NSA-Michigan.  As a former television news broadcaster and producer, she joined NSA to help her with the news speaking business.  Last year, she had...

Lori Bauer Joins Our Community

Meet some of the new faces you’re seeing around the table. In our March seminar, I mentioned finding a Facebook post of mine from March of 2011. “My first NSA meeting. Friendly folks!” I’m pleased to tell you that six years later, our community is...

Welcome to Event Planner’s World

 I wear two hats.  I am a professional speaker and I am an event planner.  It’s always helpful to have an understanding of the people with whom you work – their challenges, goals and pain points. If you are aware you can be prepared and present yourself in...

The Coaches Come Home

Meet some of the new faces you’re seeing around the table. As you may know, one of the big goals for our Board this year has been to grow our community. In fact, that is probably the goal (stated or not) of just about every Board in existence. We have been very...

The Jeff’s Join the Community

Meet some of the new faces you’re seeing around the table. Our September seminar was the second month in a row that we’ve seen growth in attendance. By itself, that doesn’t seem particularly exciting. What was exciting was the level of the energy in the room. Of...

Master Class in Effective Speaking

April 8 will be a great day for great speakers and those who aspire to greatness. NSA Michigan is presenting a Master Class in Effective Speaking – a day long event filled to the brim with amazing talent, fabulous resources, professionals to connect and learn from and...

Christine Cashen: A Summary

Spunky and stylish Christine Cashen is the queen of introductions – how to excite, entice, and enamor your audience prior to your arrival on the platform. She shared her wisdom and coached us through the “how to” with our own introductions. We learned to “listen to...