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, January 11 2020...

How To Build a Sustainable, Profitable, and Fulfilling Business as a Speaker
Barry Banther, CSP

How can you build a profitable speaking business that includes consulting, training or coaching? How can you develop clients that use you monthly for years? Even decades? These questions will be answered with clear practical steps you can take immediately to grow additional income for your speaking business.

Our speaker is Barry Banther, Chairman Elect of NSA National, who has seen his business grow year-after-year for over 20 years. Barry has positioned himself as an expert who is called upon daily to speak, advise, or coach. During our Chapter meeting, he will share is client grid that has allowed him and his team to build recurring monthly income for over two decades.


Barry Banther has been an NSA member since 1998. He has held every elected position at the Chapter level, and this summer when he is sworn in at Influences as the Chairman of the Board of NSA, he will have held every position nationally. More importantly Barry brings over four decades of experience as a leader. He served in the administration of three Florida Governors as their appointee to oversee the regulation of all Private Higher Education. He was elected to three back-to-back terms as Chairman of the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities.

He is the founder and CEO of two professional service firms delivering speaking, training and consulting across America. This body of work has earned Barry the highest certification as a CSP, Certified Speaking Professional, and CMC, Certified Management Consultant. He has also received broad public recognition including the All Pro Dad, Family Ambassador award from Family First, the home of the All Pro Dad program. In 2018 he and his wife received one of Florida’s highest awards for service to the community - The Jack and Ruth Eckerd Legacy Award.

His firm, Banther Consulting, is a family business. His oldest son David is the Managing Partner, and his daughter-in-law Ruth recently earned Partner status. Barry and his wife Janice divide their time between Tarpon Springs, Florida, and Banner Elk, NC. And if he has to share some unique trivia then here it is - he debuted on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville at the age of 11.

NSA Essentials

Motivation Insights
Lee Wilczynski

The subject of motivation is complex. There are many opinions.


  • How do you motivate an audience?
  • The half-truths of motivation.
  • There are no secrets or simple answers on the subject of motivation.
  • Is motivation and success related to money?
  • How do other people’s success stories motivate you?
  • Lee will offer a pictorial equation to illustrate motivation and offer simple explanations.

Lee Wilczynski brings a lifetime of experience (over 56 years in the business world), exploring motivation through, management in a Fortune 500 company, several startup companies, self employment, books, tapes, videos, seminars, a twenty year membership in National Speakers Association, and attaining the level of (DTF) Distinguished Toastmaster with over thirty years of active participation.

Saturday, January 16, 2020 Schedule:

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

9:00am – 9:30am
NSA Essentials: Lee Wilczynski

9:30am – 10:00am
Chapter News

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

10:15am – 12:30pm (with break)
Our Featured Speaker: Barry Banther, CSP

First Time Guests
Workshop Registration $25

Members & Returning Guests
Workshop Registration $50

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Unlimited Workshops for $35/month

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Pre-Registration Required
Payment at the door is $10 more and requires an RSVP to nsano2012@gmail.com
Refreshments: Coffee
Dress Code: Business or Business Casual

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans Airport
2150 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Kenner, LA 70062
(504) 467-3111

Upcoming Workshop Dates

March 14, 2020 - Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE

April 18, 2020 - David Avrin, CSP

May 2, 2020 - Jane Atkinson

June 13, 2020 - TBD