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ACCELERATE 2012 — The National Speakers Association's Annual Convention
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NSA's biggest and most exciting event of the year is just a few months away! Join over 1,200 fellow speakers — July 14-17 at the Indianapolis Marriott — for three-days of learning and networking designed specifically for professional and aspiring speakers.

So what can you expect from this year's convention? There will be eight general sessions featuring some of the best, busiest and most compelling speakers in the business including Sally Hogshead speaking on How to Fascinate in 9 Seconds or Less, Jeanne Robertson, CSP, CPAE, presenting on how to Accelerate Your Speaking Career, and Steve Gilliand, CSP , speaking on How to Make a Difference. Every concurrent session at this year's convention will focus on helping attendees either get bigger, get better or get booked. At this year's convention you'll see the return of So You Think You Can Speak, Meet the Pros, a Friday night comedy show where NSA members will put a new spin on some old clichés, a learning lounge where attendees can congregate, discuss, debate and learn, and much, much more. Our number one goal in planning this year's convention is for every single participant to walk away saying "Wow! That was worth my investment."

Don't miss it! Register today at or call NSA at 480-968-2552.

NSA Business Revenue Lab
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April 13-15, National Speakers Association Headquarters, Tempe, Arizona

Put the ChaCHING back into your business with a sales process and techniques that really work! Attend the 2012 NSA Business Revenue Lab at NSA headquarters in Tempe, Ariz., April 13-15, and discover how to implement a sales process with daily actions for generating a strong, predictable income so you can build a successful and sustainable business.

We've assembled some of the top sales experts in the country and some highly successful experts who speak, to share their expertise and insight. You'll find out how to do it right from the start with smart prospecting; have meaningful conversations with potential clients; set your fees and hold them and close more business.

In the "Do It Now" sessions you'll actually roll up your sleeves and immediately take several giant steps toward making your next sale, checking some of those hard-to-do to-dos off your list before we adjourn on Sunday. Come prepared with one big account you would love to land, and one where you want to expand your business. You'll be working in session to come up with a plan to execute on those opportunities and make the sale!

This lab is limited to 100 attendees. Register at or call NSA at 480-968-2552.

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7 tips to ensure you're understood when speaking to a foreign audience
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Make an e-book using FastPencil
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Tax breaks for your business
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Elements of a healthy and vibrant business culture
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5 footloose gadgets for the business traveler
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With mobile technology growing more and more advanced, today's business traveler is expected to keep on top of all correspondence, respond to any client questions and remain as productive as if he were sitting in his office in front of the computer. These gadgets are perfect for a globetrotter looking to keep up productivity while on the go. More

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