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August 13, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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It’s Time to Reconnect…IN PERSON!

After 2 years of COVID havoc, it’s time to reconnect with your NSANO tribe, and our kickoff meeting on Saturday, August 13, is designed to do just that! We’ll start the morning with coffee and beignets from Cafe Du Monde and some live New Orleans jazz as we visit with old (and hopefully some new) friends. Following some good-old fashioned networking, you will have three opportunities to expand your speaker toolbox.

Protecting Your Mental Health in a Post-COVID World

Covid had a tremendous impact on those of us in the speaking industry, so we want to make sure our members are taking care of themselves. Ron Mumbower, PhD, LMFT, will lead the opening session focusing on “Protecting Your Mental Health in a Post-Covid World.” This interactive session will remind us of the importance of maintaining work/life balance, while giving practical insights into protecting the professional speaker’s mental health.

New Feature: NSANO Speaker Showcase

At NSANO we believe your impact is limitless, so we want to provide practical tools that enhance your success. We also believe one of the best ways to do this is though honest and transparent feedback on how we can improve our speaking skills. As part of our August 13 meeting, three of our chapter members will present 15-minute “showcase” speeches, followed by audience feedback on what worked and what can be enhanced. This will be a time we can learn from each speaker, while also improving our individual platform skills.

Post-COVID Best Practices Panel

Covid presented speakers with opportunities to embrace major shifts in the industry, while using innovation and creativity to find new ways of growing their businesses. Dr. Samuel Jones, CSP, will facilitate a panel discussion Post-COVID Best Practices focusing on changes many of us made in business models, product offerings and delivery approaches. More importantly, this time will be jam-packed with practical tools to help us weather future storms or unexpected shifts in the speaking industry.

Why Should I Attend? By attending, you will learn to:

  • Protect your mental health in a crazy industry – and thrive while doing it.
  • Be part of a NSANO Speaker Showcase providing feedback and encouragement to members of our local chapter.
  • Understand how members of NSANO were able to embrace industry changes brought on by COVID, as well as specific products and services they added to weather the storm.

This will be a hybrid event. Join us virtually via Zoom or attend in-person!

Our in-person meeting will be held at Loyola University
6363 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118.

It is $45 to attend, whether you come in person or attend virtually.

Please RSVP and let us know if you plan to attend in-person or virtually!



August 13, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Loyola University – Monroe Hall – Room 610
6363 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, 70118 United States
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