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, September 8, 2018...

Darren LaCroix, AS, CSP

Want to EARN MONEY while you SLEEP?
Want to GET BOOKED more often?
Want all this for ZERO ADVERTISING $?

Darren says, … "YOUTUBE IT!"
Right now, over 3 billions of people search daily for answers on YouTube and if you aren't there, they can't find you! They will find your competition.

Why listen to Darren? He has over 12,000 subscribers and over 3 Million views and he books speeches and sells product as a direct result of his free YouTube videos.

Gain Powerful insights from Darren LaCroix so that you can have a competitive edge on YouTube!

Here to make it simpler for you …

Come get the secrets from the guy who did it the hard way so you don't have to!



Bonus Afternoon Session
Multiple Streams of Speaking Income

Do you want more product income? Want to earn while you sleep?

Are you sincerely interested in making a lasting impact on your audience?

Don't you honestly need more than one hour to teach everything you know about your expertise?

If so, To PRODUCT or not to product…there IS NO QUESTION…

What could you learn from someone who quit their day job and survived on product sales alone?
What if he tracked every product sold, at every presentation, how many attendees, and the dollars earned per head for the past five years? Currently 70% of Darren LaCroix's income is derived from product sales and does NOT sound like an infomercial while on stage.

His launch of Secrets of Storytelling yielded: Over $56,000 in just 7 days!

His launch of Create Your Keynote By Next Week yielded: Over $117,000.

In 1982 he bombed miserably in a comedy club, nine years later on August 25th, 2001-out of 25,000 contestants from 14 countries, Darren LaCroix, he was crowned the World Champion of Public Speaking with a very funny speech!

Learn secrets from the guy who did it the hard way, so you don't have to!

About Darren
He felt invisible in high school. He failed as a business owner. He worked in a cubicle for over a decade. Today he's a world champion speaker. What made the difference for him can make the difference for you.

A Real-Life Underdog Story Filled with Humor and Hope
After a failed business in 1992, Darren LaCroix took the stage in a Boston comedy club and bombed miserably. It was horrible. The headliner that night told him to "keep his day job."  Friends told him that his dream of making people laugh for a living was crazy and stupid. He didn't listen.

He may have been born without a funny bone in his body, but Darren possessed the desire to learn and the willingness to fail. These were the essentials for achieving his dream. This self-proclaimed student of comedy is living proof that anything can be learned.

Less than nine years later, in 2001, Darren LaCroix outspoke 25,000 contestants from 14 countries to become the World Champion of Public Speaking. He did it with a very funny speech. Some said it was one of the best speeches in the history of the contest.

Since that victory, Darren travels the world demystifying the process of creating a powerful presentation. His story has roused audiences in faraway places like Australia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, China, Oman, Malaysia, and Taiwan with his inspirational journey from Chump to Champ. He is passionate about showing people that if you are a sponge and have the right mentors, anything is possible.

Darren is currently the only speaker in the world who is a CSP® (Certified Speaking Professional™), an AS (Accredited Speaker), and a World Champion of Public Speaking. Darren always stresses, "Don’t go for the designations to get letters after your name; do it for the professional you will become in the process."

Through his live workshops and online programs, Darren works with presenters eager to learn what it takes to connect deeply with their audiences. He is the founder of StageTimeUniversity.com, the ultimate online programs for presenters.

NSA Essentials: How To Get Your Book Published The Hard Way
Kevin Gilheany

There are many ways to publish your book these days. Kevin chose to attempt it the hard way. He will give an overview of his experience trying to get a book published with a traditional publisher including writing a query letter, writing a book proposal, pitching to agents at writer’s conferences, and finding publishers without an agent.

Kevin Gilheany, is the owner of Maritime Compliance International, LLC, a maritime industry consulting company. He is also the owner of Lifesaving Leadership, LLC and a past president of NSA New Orleans.


Saturday, August 11, 2018 Schedule:

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

9:00am – 9:30am | NSA Essentials, Kevin Gilheany

9:30am – 10:00am | Chapter News

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

10:15am – 12:30pm (with break) | Our Featured Speaker: Darren LaCroix, AS, CSP

1:30pm - 3:30pm | Afternoon Workshop with Darren LaCroix, AS, CSP

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

October 13, 2018
Hayley Foster, MEd
Ted Talks & Short Speeches

November 10, 2018
Dan Thurmon, CSP, CPAE, NSA National President 2018-19
Doing What it Takes: Crafting & Delivering Programs

December 8, 2018
Linda Hollander
Top 5 Ways to Attract Corporate Sponsors

January 12, 2019
Debra Fine
The Fine Art of Small Talk” Conversation & Networking Skill

March 9, 2019
Lou Heckler, CSP, CPAE
True Voice, Story, Audience, & Performing

April 6, 2019
Corey Perlman
Everything You Need to Know About Social Media

May 11, 2019
Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE

June 8, 2019
Simon T. Bailey, CSP, CPAE