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South Louisiana's leading community of professional speakers dedicated to sharing knowledge, collaboration, and innovation.
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.
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, August 14, 2021...
Speaker Brand Identity Workshop: Create a Brand Guide Like a Pro
with Brand Expert Amber Hurdle
Join us on Saturday, August 14, 2021!
Competing as a speaker and thought leader post-Covid has become more complicated than ever. Whether you are promoting your speaker brand, recruiting and training a team or enlisting the help of others in your marketing, you must have a consistent, fiercely competitive brand presence.
If you want to uplevel and clarify your brand identity, your customer experience...and really your own experience as a business owner, this workshop-style training is for you! In this interactive presentation, you will:
- Define and position your distinct value
- Clarify your brand messaging
- Align your speaking topics, social media, promo materials, sales pitches and more
- Identify your ideal audiences and customers
- Craft your brand standards
- Develop your brand personality and “voice”
- And reference all of that and more in a visually appealing guide!
Global Gurus top 30 brand expert, Amber Hurdle, will walk you through each step to create your brand messaging guide: the very guide you will use to compose your sales scripts, social media posts, website copy, advertising, recruitment conversations and more! If you are done feeling stuck doing the same ol’ same ol’ as everyone else in your niche, rest assured you are capable of more. This workshop will help you articulate your distinct competitive advantages, and you will leave with a plan of action to take all of the necessary steps to next-level your business and life.
Plus, learn about speaking at local conferences!
We will also be joined by Rachel Avery, Director of Convention Services & Events at New Orleans & Company. With so many conferences coming to New Orleans, they are looking for local speakers. Find out how to position yourself to be in demand!
Brand Expert Amber Hurdle
Amber Hurdle helps leaders confidently define and position their value by leveraging both science and branding principles to maximize their influence and results through her proprietary five-step Velvet Machete® Leadership model. Amber understands how to accelerate success as a teen mom turned powerhouse businesswoman, having worked with celebrities, executives and Fortune 100 companies alike. She was recently recognized among the “Top 40 Under 40” by the Nashville Business Journal, by the The Nashville Area Chamber’s Nashville Emerging Leader Awards (NELA) as the winner in the Business Services category, and by Global Gurus for being among the top 30 brand professionals for 2020 and 2021. Amber Hurdle Consulting’s clients have included large brands such as FedEx Ground, Marriott Hotels, and Stella & Dot, as well as small businesses who want to play big, all which lead to an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. She lives with her family in the Greater Nashville area, where she is known for being a gym rat, hot wing snob, and an unapologetic dog mom. As a professional speaker, talent optimization certified consultant, podcast host, and founder of Velvet Machete® Leadership Academy and the Velvet Machete® Leadership Society, Amber loves uniting the power of unified personal, employer and business brands.
Saturday, August 14, 2021
9am to 12:30pm (CST)
9 – 10 am: Learn about speaking at local conferences from New Orleans & Company
10:00 am – 12:30 pm: Brand Expert, Amber Hurdle
This will be a hybrid event. Join us virtually via Zoom or attend in-person!
Our in-person meeting will be held at Chateau Lemoyne - French Quarter, 301 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112.
For our August meeting, it is $35 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!
NSA EssentialsAesthetic Intelligence Shelly Molaschi
If you haven't heard of Aesthetic Intelligence, you've probably felt it.
- AI is the development of “taste”—the ability to discern what is desirable and why and how to attain it.
- If you master it; AI can give you an edge over the competition.
- The right AI is what keeps you going back to your favorite restaurant.
- AI changed the way you buy your perfume.
I'll show you how to up your AI by getting organized, focused and styled. All of it giving YOU the edge over the competition.
“You don't get a second chance to make a first impression"
"People size you up in 3 seconds"
"Clothes don't make the man but they do make 90% of what you see of him"
You've heard these before and they are still true. Before a person speaks we have already decided if we respect them, distrust them, or pity them. Image coach Shelly Molaschi brings her television news anchor and reporter experience to an informative and surprising presentation about what really creates your desired image. Transform your professional credibility and convey power, position, confidence, style or fun, and take control of your presentations, media appearances, and board room aspirations.
Saturday, March 14, 2020 Schedule:
8:30am – 9:00am
Coffee and Networking
9:00am – 9:30am
NSA Essentials: Shelly Molaschi
9:30am – 10:00am
10:00am – 10:15am
Break and Networking
10:15am – 12:30pm (with break)
Our Featured Speaker: Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE
First Time Guests
Workshop Registration $25
Members & Returning Guests
Workshop Registration $50
All Access Subscription
Unlimited Workshops for $35/month
Upcoming Workshop Dates
- August 14, 2021 - Amber Hurdle
- September 11, 2021 - Mike Ganino
- October 9, 2021 - Lisa Ryan
- November 13, 2021 - John Ramstead
- December 4, 2021 - Lenora Billings-Harris
- January 8, 2022 - Jean Gatz
- March 12, 2022 - Doug Stevenson
- April 9, 2022 - John Molidor
- May 14, 2022 - TBD
- June 11, 2022 - Rachel DeAlto