March Word of the Month: PURPOSE!

By Babette Ten Haken, One Millimeter Mindset™ Speaking Programs, NSA-MI Member-at-Large Being a professional speaker can seem like a lonely road at times. You may feel you are the only person in your court. Every now and then, instead of believing in yourself, you...

Pump Up Your Platform Skills

By Anne Bonney, annebonney.com, MSA Participant After an amazing morning in the NSA-MI Chapter meeting watching NSA President Dan Thurmon, a true master of the speaking craft, the Michigan Speakers Academy Class of 2019 gathered. We were ready to spend the rest of the...

Welcome, Leatrice Brooks!

Leatrice Brooks connected with NSA in April of 2018 and was inspired by Mary Jane Mapes to join the NSA Michigan community as a Chapter Candidate.  Dr. Brooks is a licensed psychologist and has a practice in Kalamazoo where she has lived since 2004.  Leatrice is...

Finding the Funny: Fireside Chat with Jeanne Robertson

By Mimi Brown, AMP UP Success, NSA-MI President Elect The legendary Jeanne Robertson, CSP, CPAE, graced NSA Michigan with her delightful presence and shared comical insights to help us find the funny for our speeches and programs. Jeanne was in town for her Rocking...

Pam Wyess Named 2018 Charles Leadership Award Winner

On Saturday, September 8, NSA Michigan was thrilled and honored to present Pam Wyess with the prestigious Charles Leadership Award in appreciation of her years of service to the chapter. Pam is only the fourth member to receive this award in the chapter’s...

What speaker doesn’t need new video footage?

“I have plenty of video and don’t need any new footage,” said no speaker ever. We have big news! Your NSA Michigan board has found a way to create a great video recording opportunity this summer in Ann Arbor at a very low cost.  You’ll get 15...