Why Attend a Chapter Meeting?

When speakers come together, ideas happen, bonds form, and you learn new strategies that can completely revolutionize your business.

Why Attend Business Growth Events?

When speakers from all over the word come together, ideas happen, bonds form, and you learn new strategies that can completely revolutionize your business.

Learn. Grow. Share.

To achieve the best that’s in us, as individuals and as an organization, we must be continually improving. NSA New Orleans provides a wide variety of opportunities to do exactly that. The goal: to learn, grow, and share.

Learn. Grow. Share.

To achieve the best that’s in us, as individuals and as an organization, we must be continually improving. NSA provides a wide variety of opportunities to do exactly that. From conferences to labs, the themes and the content may vary, but the goal is always the same: to learn, grow, and share.

And the learning doesn’t all happen in sessions. In fact, a significant portion of it takes place away from the breakout rooms – in the hallways, sitting next to you at lunch or standing beside you at an evening reception.


How To Build Your Personal Brand and Become A Local Celebrity Entrepreneur

Presenter: Ramon Ray
1 PM EST, Wednesday, October, 14, 2015

In this presentation Ramon shares from personal experience, how solo professionals and growing businesses can build their personal brands and crush their competition. Attendees learn the 5 key principles it takes to have star power in their local markets and areas of expertise. A strong personal brand ensures YOUR brand is fist and foremost in the minds of your target market. While a “corporate brand” is important, it’s also essential that business professionals have PERSONAL brands which can compliment and enhance their corporate brands. Attendees will leave this insightful, energized and humorous presentation with specific tools and best practices.

Saturday,June 9, 2018 Schedule

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Coffee and Networking

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
New Board Installation

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Chapter News

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Break and Networking

10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (with break)
Our Featured Speaker: John B. Molidor, PhD, CSP

Coming Saturday, May 11, 2019...

Leveraging Laughter in Stories for Connection and Impact
Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE

Hall of Fame speaker Tim Gard is someone who can find the funny almost anywhere and you can too! You will be excited to know that you don't need more stories. You just need to discover how to make your existing stories funnier. You can do that with Tim's three-step process. Discover how to build humor into stories for training events and how to take the humor trainers currently use and make it funnier and have more impact. Why stop when you get a giggle? With a little bit of work a funny story becomes a hilarious signature story that can get you booked again and again. Several participants will have the opportunity to tell a story during the session and have Tim demonstrate his process and help you find the funny in it.

Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE, is a tears-in-your-eyes funny keynote speaker who teaches people how to become more resilient and resourceful as well as coaching businesses on how to enhance employee productivity and enthusiasm. He is a CPAE (Council of Peers Award of Excellence) Hall of Fame Speaker, an elite honor shared by 150 people worldwide, as well as a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional).

Tim has spoken at over 2,000 events worldwide – from Texas to Tasmania – and was selected by Meeting Planners Magazine as one of the “Best speakers ever seen or heard on the main stage.” Tim’s down-to-earth style and real-life humor leaves a lasting impression that you will benefit from for years to come. His skillful use of ordinary items in extraordinary ways and extraordinary items in everyday ways make him one of the most popular main stage speakers on the platform today. During the past two decades, Tim has traveled almost two million miles to perform, is the author of 4 books, and an inventor of stress reduction tools that are marketed & enjoyed worldwide.


    NSA Essentials: Rise UP
    Simone Spence

    Have you ever felt betrayed by someone professionally? Do you want to know how to overcome betrayal in business? Does what come around go around and does it matter?
    Do good fences really make good neighbors? What to do when professional betrayal leaves you feeling utterly gutted.

    Join Simone Spence as she shares her experience with a professional betrayal that could have destroyed professional relationships that she had been building for years and could have taken down the entire company that she had built her entire career around- and how she decided that she was going to Rise Up above it, succeed and get to the other side, not only despite the experience but because of it.

    In Rise UP You’ll Learn

    • How to protect your ideas, not just from your competition but from the possible enemies within your organization – partners, employees, contractors…
    • How to prevent partnership and employee relationships from turning sour by having strong & secure protections, not because you expect a breech but as good business practice
    • Prevent and reduce your risk of IP compromise and theft with NDA’s, copyright, patent, trademark applications…

    Simone Spence is an award-winning business owner and leader. She ran a bricks and mortar consulting company for 15 years that she started from a mere idea. Five years ago, she decided to take a pivot from bricks and mortar to clicks and mortar and is now CEO/Founder of tech start-up, Don’t Get Mad Get Paid that soft-launched in December 2018. Look for the hard launch summer of 2019.

    Simone is in the middle of a capital raise with seed-level angel-investors and she has been traveling the country pitching and meeting. This non-technical founder of a tech company expects to dominate the tech space for her market. The author of three books – two self-published and one published by a traditional publishing house, Simone runs her business and her life with the motto and way of life that she used to sell 10,000 self-published books in 3 months’ time – “I can make it happen.”

    When not working on her business or speaking, you can find Simone curled up reading a good book, enjoying a glass of old-world red wine…and eating pie.


    Saturday, May 11, 2019 Schedule:

    8:30am – 9:00am 
    Coffee and Networking

    9:00am – 9:30am
    NSA Essentials, Simone Spence

    9:30am – 10:00am
    Chapter News

    10:00am – 10:15am
    Break and Networking

    10:15am – 12:30pm (with break)
    Our Featured Speaker: Tim Gard

    First Time Guests
    Workshop Registration $25

    Members & Returning Guests
    Workshop Registration $50

    All Access Subscription
    Unlimited Workshops for $35/month

    FACEBOOK LIVE ACCESS: Subscribers now have the option of watching workshops on Facebook Live from home with either All Access Pass option (guest or national member). Click here for more information.

    Pre-Registration Required
    Payment at the door is $10 more and requires an RSVP to mikepennison@gmail.com
    Refreshments: Coffee
    Dress Code: Business or Business Casual

    Hilton New Orleans Airport
    901 Airline Drive
    Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 469-5000

    Upcoming Workshop Dates

    June 8, 2019

    Simon T. Bailey,  MA, CSP, CPAE