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2004 Headlines


Professional Speakers Find Their Voice at National Speakers Association Convention

(Tempe, Ariz.) For the first time in 16 years, the Tempe-based National Speakers Association (NSA), the leading organization for professional speakers, will host its annual Convention in Arizona, at the Desert Ridge Marriott in Scottsdale, July 17 - 20. For four days, 1,500 speakers from around the world are expected to convene to learn what it takes to adapt and excel in this changing profession.

Professional Speakers And Meeting Planners Team Up To Raise The Bar On Education

(July 2004) -Quality meetings education plus high-caliber speakers. The equation is adding up to a big plus for a new partnership between the Chicago, Ill.-based Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and the Tempe, Ariz.-based National Speakers Association (NSA).

National Speakers Association Rings in 2004 with New Visual Identity

(Tempe, Ariz.) After months of planning, designing and testing, the National Speakers Association (NSA) is launching a new visual identity to reflect the strides the speaking profession has made during the association's 30-year history. The new identity echoes the continued sense of excitement as NSA enters the future.

Free Meeting Planning Tool: 2004 Professional Speakers Directory Hot Off the Press

(Tempe, Ariz.) The National Speakers Association (NSA) has released the 2004 edition of Who's Who in Professional Speaking: The Meeting Planner's Guide. The 430-page directory is one of the meetings industry's most comprehensive reference books and features more than 3,500 professional speakers in 16 countries.

Look Who's Talking: Hundreds of Professional Speakers to Share Gift of Gab in Portland

(Tempe, Ariz. -- December, 2003) The National Speakers Association (NSA), the leading organization for those who speak professionally, will bring more than 500 professional speakers to the Portland Hilton for its 2004 Western Educational Workshop. The weekend Workshop, which starts at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30 and runs through 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1, will feature specific nuts-and-bolts sessions designed to build the platform and business skills of people who speak for a living.

Look Who's Talking: Hundreds of Professional Speakers to Share Gift of Gab in St. Louis

(Tempe, Ariz. -- December, 2003) The National Speakers Association (NSA), the leading organization for those who speak professionally, will bring more than 500 professional speakers to the Hayatt Regency St. Louis for its 2004 Eastern Educational Workshop. The weekend Workshop, which starts at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27 and runs through 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 29, will feature specific nuts-and-bolts sessions designed to build the platform and business skills of people who speak for a living.

What's an Expert Anyway? New White Paper Offers a Framework for Developing, Measuring, Enhancing and Demonstrating Expertise

(Tempe, Ariz. - 2003) In a world of experts on every topic under the sun, what's an expert anyway? The National Speakers Association (NSA) has developed a new 12-page White Paper, "The Expertise Imperative," to examine what expertise is and how to develop, measure, enhance and demonstrate it. While the paper addresses issues professional speakers are facing, it is gaining acclaim for it's relevancy to a wide variety of businesspeople looking for a practical definition of expertise.

National Speakers Association Announces 2003-04 Board of Directors

(TEMPE, Ariz. - 2003) The National Speakers Association (NSA), the leading organization for those who speak professionally, recently announced five additions to its Board of Directors. Elections were held in conjunction with the 2003 NSA Convention, July 26-29, in New Orleans, La.

National Speakers Association Certifies 26 Speaking Professionals

(TEMPE, Ariz. - 2003) The National Speakers Association (NSA), the leading organization for those who speak professionally, conferred its Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation on 26 speaking experts at its 2003 Convention, July 26-29, in New Orleans, La.

National Speakers Association Launches Academy for Professional Speaking

(TEMPE, Ariz.)The National Speakers Association (NSA) recently launched the Academy for Professional Speaking, a program for anyone who wants to learn how to turn their passion and talent for public speaking into a successful career.

National Speakers Association Honors Pat Vivo as 2003 Cavett Award Recipient

(TEMPE, Ariz. - 2003) The National Speakers Association (NSA), the leading organization for those who speak professionally, posthumously presented its 2003 Cavett Award to Pat Vivo, CSP, CPAE, at the NSA Convention July 26-29, in New Orleans, La. Vivo died on May 5, following a short battle with cancer.

National Speakers Association Announces 2003 CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame. Inductees

(TEMPE, Ariz. - 2003) National Speakers Association (NSA), the leading organization for those who speak professionally, inducted five professional speakers into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame. at its 2003 Convention, July 26-29, in New Orleans, La.

Mark Sanborn Inducted as President of National Speakers Association

(TEMPE, Ariz. - 2003) The National Speakers Association (NSA), the leading organization for those who speak professionally, recently inducted Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, as its 2003-04 President. Sanborn took the helm at the 2003 NSA Convention, July 26-29, in New Orleans, La.

Joan Tezak Named 2003 Meeting Partner of the Year

(TEMPE, Ariz. - 2003) The National Speakers Association (NSA), the leading organization for those who speak professionally, honored Joan Tezak, CAE, CMP, as its 2003 Professional Meeting Partner of the Year at NSA's 2003 Convention, July 26-29, in New Orleans, La.

National Speakers Association Honors Nido Qubein with Inaugural Philanthropy Award

(TEMPE, Ariz. - 2003) -- The National Speakers Association (NSA), the leading organization for those who speak professionally, honored Nido Qubein, CSP, CPAE, with the inaugural Nido R. Qubein Philanthropy Award at NSAs 2003 Convention, July 26-29, in New Orleans, La.

National Speakers Association Awards $16,000 in College Scholarships

(TEMPE, Ariz. - 2003) The National Speakers Association (NSA), the leading organization for those who speak professionally, recently awarded scholarships to four college students for their commitment to the future of speech communication. The scholarship winners were announced at NSA's 2003 Convention, July 26-29, in New Orleans, La.

National Speakers Association Announces 2003 President's Award for Distinguished Service Award Winners

(TEMPE, Ariz. - 2003) The National Speakers Association (NSA), the leading organization for those who speak professionally, honored Chris Clarke-Epstein, CSP, Rebecca Morgan, CSP, CMP and David Yoho, CPAE, with its 2002-2003 President's Award for Distinguished Service at NSA's 2003 Convention, July 26-29, in New Orleans, La.

National Speakers Association Celebrates 30 Years of Platform Excellence

(TEMPE, Ariz) In 1969, two seminar leaders named Cavett Robert and Merlyn Cundiff realized the need to network with their professional peers and invited a group of 35 speakers to come together for several days of brainstorming and idea sharing. This proved to be so productive that it became an annual event with an expanding number of participants. This professional alliance was incorporated as the National Speakers Association in July of 1973

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