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, October 13, 2018...

Power Selling with LinkedIn
Phil Gerbyshak

Do you want to grow your business faster?

Do you know how to leverage the leads you already have?

Wondering how to earn referrals?

Join Phil Gerbyshak as he answers all these questions and more in Power Selling with Social media. He's been using the Internet to make sales since before social selling was a thing, and he trains people from around the world on how to leverage leads, earn referrals and grow their business.

In Power Selling With LinkedIn, you'll learn:

  1. How and why you must "get dressed before you get busy"–and have a digital presence that will resonate with your ideal customer.
  2. How to leverage the leads you already have in your LinkedIn connections.
  3. How to "turn up the value before you turn up the volume" on your social media content.
  4. How to find your best customers, and how to ask for introductions to replicate them over and over
  5. And so much more!

Phil Gerbyshak is an award winning sales trainer, sales consultant and a sales coach who works with sales and service professionals to get more leads, earn more referrals and have more qualified sales conversations. Over the past 20+ years, Phil has sold financial services products, SaaS software and a variety of services over the phone, in person, and online.  He's consulted with companies large and small about the future at the intersection of sales, marketing and technology, and he helps the companies and individuals he works with leverage technology to drive revenue

Phil Gerbyshak is a sales trainer, a sales consultant, and a sales coach who has been selling and teaching sales people since he was 15 years old. A teacher at heart, Phil has delivered programs for audiences of 5 to 500, for the Fortune 50 to the smallest businesses and he’s been featured in articles in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Inc. and more.

When he's not training, consulting or coaching, you can typically find Phil on one of Florida's beautiful beaches, reading the latest business book, listening to a podcast, or creating content to help his clients achieve their goals.

There are three reasons people choose Phil Gerbyshak: He's easy to work with, he inspires while he educates, and he makes sales, technology and social media simple.

NSA Essentials: Picture This
Gerard Braud, CSP

We all have photos of ourselves on our websites and marketing materials. But do your photos sell you as an expert... or do your photos "unsell" you? Do your photos make you look professional... or do they resemble a "proof-of-life" photo publish by a kidnapper?

Join us as we scroll through speaker photos to unlock the secrets of a great photo. You will:

  • Learn the difference between a photo and a picture.
  • Discover whether your photos need updating.
  • Get the chance to sound-off about speaker photos.

Gerard Braud, CSP spent 15 years in the media and owned his own video company for an additional 12 years. His experience in front of and behind the camera have given him insight that can help reshape how you look and how others see you.


Saturday, October 13, 2018 Schedule:

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

9:00am – 9:30am | NSA Essentials, Gerard Bruad, CSP

9:30am – 10:00am | Chapter News

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

10:15am – 12:30pm (with break) | Our Featured Speaker: Phil Gerbyshak

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

November 7, 2018
Wednesday night, 6:30pm-8:30pm
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