*Please note new location and start time


Friday, December 6, 2019
Doors open at 8:30 am
Business Development Program – 9:00 am to Noon
Lunch and Mixer – Noon to 1:30 pm


Come join your NSA St. Louis friends and family on December 6th as we learn how to strengthen our speaking businesses, share a meal, and celebrate the holiday season together!


If you are not currently a member of NSA’s St. Louis chapter, we invite you to attend on Dec. 6th as our guest – at no charge to you. NSA will be providing lunch and everyone is invited to stay for the full day.

If you are a member of NSA STL, we hope you’ll join us and encourage you to extend this invitation and bring a guest this month – with no guest fee. We would love the opportunity to welcome your guest, let them see what NSA is all about, and have them share in this holiday celebration with us! All we ask is that your guest be someone who is currently speaking as all or part of their career, or someone who is moving toward making that transition and would benefit from the great programming NSA St. Louis provides.

The morning portion of this event will be a series of business development panels that will inspire you to action in the new year. The panels will feature esteemed speakers, who will each share¬†their blend of secret sauce that got them started and helped them build momentum. You’ll get valuable insight from those who started their speaking careers as a side-hustle and are moving toward a full-time gig, those who have made the full-time jump and are achieving success, and those who have graced the stages of some of the most awe-inspiring venues in the world.

NSA Dec 2019 Panelists no title compressed

The panelists will also be tackling the tough questions that were submitted at the November meeting. Questions like:

  • Who are the speakers that inspire you most and why?
  • What was the catalyst for your first big jump forward?
  • What sources of income drive your bottom-line revenue?
  • Where to find a speaking coach that fits your needs
  • Why you should say ‘yes’ to some gigs and ‘no’ to others
  • When you should say ‘yes’ to speaking for free and how to still make money when you do
  • How to differentiate yourself from other speakers in the same category

And much, much more…


So, reserve your spot today, let us know if you are bringing a guest and will be joining us for lunch, and we will see you on the 6th!


Lois Creamer: Lois works with speakers who want to book more business, make more money, and monetize their intellectual property.

Steve Epner: Steve has been the Entrepreneur in Residence at Boeing and teaches entrepreneurship in the MBA program at Saint Louis University.

Richard Avdoian: Richard works with businesses, corporations, and associations committed to recruiting, training, and retaining highly-motivated productive leaders and employees.

Amy Lemire: Amy helps entrepreneurs, sales professionals, and businesses improve profits through best-in-class sales strategy and proven techniques to motivate today’s buyer.

Jeremy Flagg: Jeremy is a life coach and success strategist who loves helping high achievers, business leaders, and entrepreneurs reach their potential, improve their relationships, and maximize their impact.

Paul Reilly: Paul is a professional speaker, sales trainer, podcaster, and co-author of Value-Added Selling.

Galen Bingham: Galen applies inspired accountability to help CPG leaders crush important goals and conquer stubborn problems.

Carey Portell: Carey is a partially-disabled cattle farmer who speaks regarding distracted driving awareness and farming with disabilities. She’s changing perspectives, one choice at a time, by doing the thing she has been most afraid of her entire life.

Yonason Goldson: Yonason applies ancient wisdom to the modern world to teach leaders why good ethics is good business and the benefits of intellectual diversity.