This post was written by Breeda Miller.  Breeda is NSA-Michigan’s Director of Special Events.  She finds creative solutions to challenging situations in business and in life. Nurses, Teachers, Therapists  and other health care professionals spend their days caring for others and it takes a toll.  Breeda is the go to speaker to help those who care for others, care for themselves.  Breeda Miller reaches the guts of the situation with a compelling keynote designed to engage, entertain and educate.  Because Wit Works.


Last July I took a big step and attended my first NSA convention in Washington D.C.  I had heard that attending the national convention would be a game changer for me, but honestly I didn’t really believe it would be that great.  At the risk of overselling the national convention – if you are serious about making the most of your speaking/coaching/training career … find a way to get to Phoenix this July.

I found members from across the country (and the world) who were so kind and generous and willing to help me become the speaker I hope to be.  I was wowed by the presentations, inspired by the speakers, entertained by the stagecraft and felt like I had been immersed in a Speaker Master Class of the highest order.  I enjoyed it and learned so much that I found a way to go to the Winter Conference in Austin this year. While I can’t go this July to Phoenix,  I definitely plan to Florida next July for Influence 2017.

NSA staff and volunteers work hard all year long to make the convention a valuable experience for all – new and established members alike.  One of the biggest lessons I learned is that I don’t know what I don’t know, but there are great people in NSA who will help me figure it all out.  If you are able to go, please be sure to let me know your experience.