July 12: Karyn Buxman- Unplugged! Boosting Your Speaking Business with Neuroscience and Humor

July 12: Karyn Buxman- Unplugged! Boosting Your Speaking Business with Neuroscience and Humor

***Please note NEW VENUE for in-person attendance in July.***

 

Friday, July 12, 2024

 

Meeting Format:

Connections & Networking: 9:00 to 9:30 am

Business Development Program: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Break and Networking: 12:00 to 12:15 pm

Local + National Lunch & Members-Only Mastermind Session: 12:30 to 2:00 pm

*Doors will open at 9:00 am for networking at the venue.


NEW Location:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 

11 Arnage Blvd.

Chesterfield, MO 63005

 

OR…

 

via Zoom

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

 

That other humorist from Hannibal, MO is BACK—and she can’t wait to share with you what’s she’s been up to since she headed west. Karyn combines neuroscience, positive psychology, axiology, and applied humor to help her audiences boost their business, their relationships, and their health. She’s ready to reveal how the power of thought and the spirit of humor can take your speaking business to a higher level!

 

Discover how you, as a speaker, can:

  • Add whimsy to your work to add to your bottom line—even if you’re not funny!
  • Weave humor into your sales and marketing to lower resistance and stay top of mind.
  • Harness your thoughts and rewire your brain for greater success, significance, and happiness.
  • Laugh your way to more money, better sex, and thinner thighs (really)!
  • And anything else you want to ask—yep, she really is unplugged—so nothing’s off the table!

Mark your calendar and reserve your spot today!

SPEAKER BIO:

 

Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN, CSP, CPAE is a research-based thought leader on applied humor, whose undertakings include her TEDx talk—“How Humor Saved the World,” 11 books, online courses, and her soon-to-be-released podcast: “Laughing Your Way to More Money, Better Sex, and Thinner Thighs.” As a neurohumorist, Karyn’s career resides at the intersection of humor and the brain. She is masterfully funny, but her passion and calling are sharing the practical benefits of humor, neuroscience, and positive psychology for influence and well-being. Karyn is one of 270 professionals—and one of only 60 women—in the world to be inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame. (Did you know that she’s a past-president of the NSA St. Louis Chapter? No joke!) Karyn coaches high-performing speakers internationally and speaks globally to organizations that grasp the important role humor plays in business, health, and life. Among her 800+ clients over 30 years are NASA, AARP, and the Million Dollar Roundtable.

 

June 7: Lisa Ryan – Smiling and Dialing Your Way to a Six-Figure Speaking Business

June 7: Lisa Ryan – Smiling and Dialing Your Way to a Six-Figure Speaking Business

***Please note NEW VENUE for in-person attendance in June.***

 

Friday, June 7, 2024

 

NEW Meeting Format:

 

Connections & Networking: 9:00 to 9:30 am

Business Development Program: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Break and Networking: 12:00 to 12:15 pm

Local + National Lunch & Members-Only Mastermind Session: 12:30 to 2:00 pm

*Doors will open at 9:00 am for networking at the venue.


NEW Location:

U City Public Library
6701 Delmar Blvd.
University City, MO 63130

 

OR…

 

via Zoom

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

 

Do you find your phone weighs 1,000 lbs. when it is time to make outbound marketing calls?  Would you rather take your dog for a walk than make those necessary marketing calls?

OR – Is it possible to take a new list from a new industry – where no one knows you and you have no connections – and turn it into a six-figure speaking business one year later?  Yes, it is, and Lisa Ryan will show you how it’s done!

After spending the first seven years of her speaking career focusing on general human resource (HR) audiences, Lisa wanted to find a niche.  After deciding on manufacturing and the trades (which was in her career background), she set out to work.  Today, she has presented more keynote presentations at national conferences than she ever did as a generalist.

Want to know how it happened?

During this high content, engaging, and FUN session, you will learn the exact process that Lisa used.  Nothing will be held back; any question you have will be answered (as long as we are not against anti-trust laws).

Whether you are an emerging speaker, an established speaker who wants to get better at outbound marketing, or are looking to break into a new market, this program is for you.

By attending this program, you’ll discover:

  • How to affordably create your list of high-potential prospects
  • What to say to prospects in the first several contacts with them
  • How to overcome picking up the “thousand-pound phone”
  • The attitude to reject rejection and keep calling
  • Follow-up strategies to keep top of mind – without being a pest
  • How to use LinkedIn for prospecting
  • How AI can help
  • The power of persistence and why 20 is your new magic number

If you’re willing to put in the effort, you too can build a six-figure speaking business using the strategies you’ll learn in this session.

Mark your calendar and reserve your spot today!

SPEAKER BIO:

 

Prepare to be inspired and motivated by Lisa Ryan, a true powerhouse in keynote speaking.  As a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), Lisa’s transformative impact on audience engagement and event success is noteworthy.  With her captivating speaking style and wealth of expertise, she’s a force to be reckoned with.

Lisa Ryan is a master at captivating audiences, boosting event engagement, and leaving a lasting impression.  Her secret weapon?  Exclusive gratitude strategies are known as “Grategies.”  These strategies offer transformative benefits on both personal and professional levels, making her a game-changer in keynote speaking.

Lisa is ready to show you how Grategies can drive success in your events.

But Lisa isn’t just a speaker.  She’s an expert who’s walked the walk.  With over a decade of experience as a full-time keynote speaker and an impressive background in marketing and sales, Lisa possesses in-depth knowledge that sets her apart from the rest.

As the Past President of the National Speakers Association, Ohio Chapter, and holding an MBA from Cleveland State University, Lisa Ryan brings a wealth of knowledge to her keynote presentations.  Her credentials underscore her dedication to delivering engaging, entertaining, and informative content.

Relevant Experience at a Glance:

  • More than a decade of experience as a full-time keynote speaker.
  • Certified Speaking Professional (CSP): the pinnacle designation in the National Speakers Association, achieved by only 17% of speakers.
  • Award-winning speaker

 

Lisa Ryan is your go-to expert for all things keynote speaking.  Prepare to be inspired and motivated by her unique insights and dynamic speaking style as she helps you unlock the full potential of your events.  With Lisa, success is not just a goal; it’s a guarantee.​

 

May 3: Jeff Civillico – How To Differentiate Yourself and Add Massive Value

May 3: Jeff Civillico – How To Differentiate Yourself and Add Massive Value

***Please note NEW venue for in-person attendance in May.***

 

Friday, May 3, 2024

 

NEW Meeting Format:

 

Connections & Networking: 9:00 to 9:30 am

Business Development Program: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Break and Networking: 12:00 to 12:15 pm

Local + National Lunch & Members-Only Mastermind Session: 12:30 to 2:00 pm

*Doors will open at 9:00 am for networking at the venue.


NEW Location:

U City Public Library
6701 Delmar Blvd.
University City, MO 63130

 

OR…

 

via Zoom

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

 

Jeff Civillico CSP, CPAE is a 2023 Hall of Fame Inductee! He’s also a Las Vegas headliner, top Event Emcee, keynote speaker and philanthropist. He is the Founder & Chairman of Win Win Charity, a 501c3 national non-profit that brings smiles to children in hospitals by arranging in-person and virtual visits from entertainers, athletes, and celebrities.

In Jeff’s presentation for our chapter, he’s going to talk about how to book more events, but he’s not going to focus on the sales and marketing strategies and techniques we often hear about— video, social media, newsletters, testimonials, etc.

Instead, Jeff is going to focus on how to get more gigs by differentiating yourself and adding massive value AFTER you have a contract in hand— during all 3 phases of the event life cycle— BEFORE, DURING and AFTER your event.

Mark your calendar and reserve your spot today!

SPEAKER BIO:

 

From a 10-year-old kid doing shows in the kitchen for his “Gram” to becoming a 3-time “Best of Las Vegas” winner, Jeff Civillico has always had a heart to connect with people. He wants to make you laugh, to make you smile, to make you cheer. At the end of the day, Jeff wants you to leave a little lighter and brighter than you were, taking a ripple of happiness with you. That’s probably the reason he became the youngest Producer/Headliner in Las Vegas, and was named Vegas’ “Entertainer of the Year.”

After a decade of Vegas success, Jeff could feel it was time to move on to new opportunities and expand his platform, reach, and impact… focusing more on developing his connection and communication skills as a host personality, facilitator, and keynote speaker.

In his keynotes, Jeff utilizes his performance journey “from the kitchen to the Flamingo” as a reference point to spark audience conversation and discovery. Everyone has a story, but not everyone is used to “owning it.”

Jeff connects with the audience, but more importantly Jeff gets the audience to connect with each other… to open up and share their origin and “ripple stories.” Jeff guides the audience to reevaluate and reframe their own stories, because people often fail to give themselves credit for having had a positive impact on others.

And as one of the busiest speakers on the circuit today,  his message and approach are clearly resonating! Jeff was recently conferred by the National Speakers Association with the “Certified Speaking Professional” (CSP) designation.

Jeff believes in maximizing one’s utility through action, and he lives by example. He consistently creates and develops projects to help others, which as a byproduct gives his life deeper purpose and meaning… like his nonprofit Win Win Charity, his Cisko Sound Scholarships, and his most recent venture “Laughter without Borders,” a philanthropic travel show.

Jeff believes that we all put positive ripples out into the world that expand well beyond our knowledge and awareness… and he’s on a mission to help you see that too!

 

 

Visit Jeff’s website: http://www.jeffcivillico.com

Connect with him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffcivillico/

April 5: Manley Feinberg and Exponential Commitment

April 5: Manley Feinberg and Exponential Commitment

*Please note the start time, as well as venue for in-person attendance.
This event offers a virtual and in-person option.

 

Friday, April 5, 2024

 

NEW April Meeting Format:

Connections & Networking: 9:00 to 9:30 am

Business Development Program: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Break and Networking: 12:00 to 12:15 pm

Local + National Lunch & Members-Only Mastermind Session: 12:30 to 2:00 pm

*Doors will open at 9:00 am for networking at the venue.


Location:

Keller Williams Realty St. Louis
1717 Hidden Creek Court
St. Louis, MO 63131

 

OR…

 

via Zoom

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Exponential Commitment with Manley Feinberg, CSP, International Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author & Mountain Climbing Expert

Join us on April 5th for 2 programs and a deep dive afternoon workshop (for Local + National members) to help you increase your reach, revenue, and impact.

  • 7 Actionable Insights to Building a Sustainable Speaking Business and Life
  • 5 Steps to Building a Grand Slam Story that can bring you all the money and impact you could ever want.
  • A Deep Dive Workshop Session to put it all into play so you leave with some wind in your sells!

Walk out Equipped and Inspired with more Clarity, Courage and Commitment to Elevate your Speaking Business and Reach Your Next Summit in this 3-part workshop and seminar.

Whether you feel like you are treading water building your speaking business, trapped in the full-time grind, or have momentum and are ready for your next summit- we have an incredible day of actionable insights and authentic inspiration for you.

In part 1 of our morning session, Manley will pull back the curtain and, in his sometimes painfully transparent and authentic style, share it all.

Grab your seat and get ready to haul in the goods, with no BS, and no secrets withheld. He’ll cover a mind-blowing list of insights so you can develop the mindset, strategy and tactics you need to take your business and life to the next level.

You may find yourself elated, inspired and terrified all at the same time, but you will leave more informed than ever with the good, bad and stomach-churning truth on how Manley built a world class speaking business in 3 epic years, culminating in more than a decade of success on some the most coveted stages in the speaking business.

In Part 2, you will pick up the World Class Storytelling Framework Grand Slam, handing you easy, repeatable strategies and tactics to dramatically speed up your story development process and dramatically increase your impact on the platform.

You will not only have the tools to use over and over forever, but you will also gain at least 10 additional platform tips to ensure your speech is always relevant, engaging and exceptional.

Whether you already are a speaking legend, think you are, or dream to be, Manley personally guarantees this day will be worth every second or he will give you your money back. Seriously! 😃

In our afternoon Local + National members-only 3rd session, you will have an opportunity to stretch your comfort zone during live hot seat coaching with Manley so you can put the World Class Story Telling Framework into action and take your signature story, or a brand-new seed of what’s possible to Your Next Summit.

But wait, that’s not all! 😃

If you register now, you get not one, but two easy-peasy-carrot-peelers. 😉 (Just kidding!)

But, you will be able to ask Manley ANYTHING and he will share EVERYTHING.

AND, you will pick up more speaking strategies to keep your inbox rocking with hot leads.

This is NOT the NSA STL meeting to skip.

Renew and re-energize your commitment to your dream and your dollars with Manley’s Exponential Commitment speaker seminar & workshop experience.

Mark your calendar and reserve your spot today!

SPEAKER BIO:

 

Manley is recognized as an award winning international keynote speaker, business leader, and author whose work has been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox, and in The New York Daily News, Entrepreneur, American Express Open Forum and World News.  He also served on the NSA St. Louis Board of Directors, including two terms as President, during a time when they were able to save the chapter from extinction, triple membership, and double revenue – paving the way for the financially stable and thriving chapter we have today.

Leveraging more than twenty years of business, professional speaking and adventure experience, he helps professionals develop breakthrough mindsets to step up and reach their next summit.  As a result of his work, people have more focus, courage, commitment and momentum. 

In fact he wrote a book titled, Reaching Your Next Summit!  9 Vertical Lessons for Leading with More Impact.

During Manley’s eleven years with Build-A-Bear Workshop, his leadership direction helped take the revolutionary retail concept from 40 stores to over 400 worldwide, realizing revenue growth from 55 million to over 474 million, and a successful IPO on the NYSE.  He built an award-winning reputation for implementing business solutions and support that produced measurable results every day. Manley’s leadership influence contributed to a workplace culture that landed Build-A-Bear on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® List four years in a row.

It is this expertise that he shares by applying lessons learned in business and adventures to life’s daily challenges.  The authentic, sincere and deep interpersonal connection Manley makes with your audience enables him to deliver practical and proven content to help organizations maximize their opportunities and develop their most valuable asset, their employees.  Through custom developed programs and support ranging from 60 minutes to 12 months, he will leave you with many actionable techniques, frameworks, and insights.   Most importantly, he can engage your organization in a way that drives real ROI that you can sustain well beyond the presentation, and ultimately affect long term change.

Manley’s inspirational keynotes are brought to life through his national geographic photography and riveting stories culminating from a lifetime of adventure through 25 countries, to over 400 outdoor destinations.   Manley vividly shares compelling lessons from his adventure and leadership experiences in a way that allows you to relate to your mountains.  He will have you hanging beside him surviving in the Himalayas, struggling to communicate in Uzbekistan, and immediately transfer the experience to moving you forward in your courageous efforts.

Manley will challenge your mindset, arm you with ideas you can use, and inspire you to action.

On a personal note, he likes to sleep on the side of mountains.

More shocking is that his wife has been putting up with that for more than two decades, and his two teens still kiss him on the cheek in front of their friends. 

 

March 1: NSA Storytelling Competition

March 1: NSA Storytelling Competition

*Please note the NEW venue for in-person attendance.
This event offers a virtual and in-person option.

 

Friday, March 1, 2024

 

Connections & Networking: 9:00 to 9:30 am
Storytelling Competition: 9:30 am to 12:30
Lunch: 12:30 to 1:00

*Doors will open at 9:00 am for networking at the venue. All times are Central Time.


NEW Location:

U City Library

6701 Delmar Blvd. 

University City, MO 63130

**We will meet in the upstairs auditorium

 

OR…

via Zoom

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

 

Ten local contestants.

Five judges.

Put those together and you have a whole lot of purposeful fun!

Be part of it all as our judges choose the competitor from St. Louis who will move on to the Regional competition… and the chance to be one of only three selected to perform on-stage in the final National competition at Influence 2024.

So, reserve your spot today, come cheer for and support our talented NSA St. Louis contestants, and be part of this one-of-a-kind storytelling competition highlighting the power, magic, and art of storytelling.

 

Mark your calendar and reserve your spot today!