Tag : National Speakers Association

Episode 172 – Podcasting Your Influence: Live from Washington DC / audio

Podcasting

Listen to host Craig Price give his session “Podcasting Your Influence: Using Podcasts to Share Your Expertise“. On Sunday, June 19th, Craig presented at the National Speaker’s Association. The theme of the day was Celebrity Sunday and Craig harnessed his 4 and a half years of podcasting into a 1 hour presentation. It was a packed house with people sitting on the floor and along the front of the stage! This new and custom made program just for this event was a hit and full of content. Thanks to the staff of the National Speakers Association for allowing Craig to share this with his podcast listeners.

Session Description:
With the steady growth over the last decade, more and more speakers are learning how to spread their influence through podcasting. You will learn the ins and outs of podcastings, how to include a podcast into your current marketing plan and ways to make your podcast more engaging. Veteran podcast host and producer Craig Price will not only show you how his podcast became an integral part of his marketing but also how you can too. Don’t miss this chance to use the perfect medium for a speaker!

All the sessions at this year’s Influence 2015 audio recordings are now available!

APP BONUS: Craig shares his slides for you to follow along as you listen.

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Episode 135 – NSA Speakers RoundTable – LIVE from San Diego!! / audio

Speakers Roundtable LIVE

Live from San Diego in front of an actual audience, host Craig Price has another speakers round-table! This year, the National Speakers Association invited Craig to do his podcast as part of their annual convention. Craig loaded this speakers round-table with past guests like Judson Laipply, Jessica Pettitt, Avish Parashar as well as welcoming hall of fame speakers Mikki Williams and Dale Irvin to the show. The big announcement of the convention was the new branding of the association now called Platform. The group discusses the pros and cons and then gets into questions about being a speaker. Where do you find mentors, how do you balance speaking with also having a partner (or not having a partner!) and much more.

You can learn more about all of these great speakers at their websites:

Judson – http://www.mightaswelldance.com/  (@JudsonLaipply on twitter)
Jessica – http://www.jessicapettitt.com/ (@jesspettitt on twitter)
Avish – http://www.avishparashar.com/ (@avishp on twitter)
Mikki – http://www.mikkiwilliams.com/ (@mikkiwilliams on twitter)
Dale – http://www.daleirvin.com/ (@ProSummarizer on twitter)

APP BONUS: Avish, Craig, Judson and Jessica stick around to answer audience questions like how do you approach potential clients when you have a heavy topic, what was your worst gig and more!

SPONSOR: This episode was sponsored by Short Circuit Media

Short Circuit Media helps small business, consultants and professional speakers make more money by using social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) to create brand awareness, while streamlining online marketing efforts to attract more visitors and convert more sales. http://shortcircuitmedia.com/

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Episode 129 – Michael Goldberg – Convention Networking / audio

NSA Convention

Michael Goldberg (@MEGoldberg on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss convention networking at the upcoming NSA Convention. The two talk about their involvement in the 2014 National Speakers Association’s annual conference where Craig will be recording a LIVE Reality Check podcast on July 2nd at 3:30pm CST in the Learning Lounge and Michael will be presenting two first-timers sessions with Glenna Salsbury at 2pm on June 29th and 7:30am (yikes!) on June 30th. They talk about the feeling of overwhelming many new attendees get at such a large conference, Michael’s involvement in the conference “Buddy” program, how to effectively follow up after the conference and why Craig refers to aspects of the convention as the Star Wars Cantina.  They also discuss the great charity they both are a part of: Cigar PEG and why Michael is the de facto bartender for the infamous Cigar PEG suite (think networking!). A great listen for any attendee, be it a veteran or newbie.

Michael can be found at http://KnockOutNetworking.com

The National Speakers Association’s Annual Convention is this June 29th until July 2nd at the Grand Hyatt Manchester in sunny San Diego!  See everyone there (especially for the live podcast!).

APP BONUS: Read “5 Reasons Why You Don’t Get More Referrals” and start using your networking to better your business.

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Episode 125 – Ed Rigsbee – Association Membership / audio

Association Membership

Ed Rigsbee (@edrigsbee on Twitter) joins host Craig Price to talk about the ROI of association membership. Many of podcast listeners are either currently part of an association or even in the leadership of that association. My first question: When are you booking me for your next event? My second question: What are you doing to grow or at the least maintaining your membership? I hear from associations all across the country that they’re always worried about the membership numbers. People don’t see associations in the same light anymore. Thankfully Ed’s got a new book called The ROI of Membership-Today’s Missing Link for Explosive Growth This is what he does, find ways for associations to increase membership by increasing their value to their members. The two talk about how to stop giving the cow, the milk and anything else bovine-related away for free.

If you don’t know Ed, he’s also the founder of Cigar PEG which is a charity that raises money for several charities but especially the National Speakers Association Foundation. I’ve partnered with Ed to create Cigar PEG radio, a weekly podcast highlighting some of the people you might find hanging out in the Cigar PEG suite at the NSA convention.

APP BONUS: I’ve added the first episode with me interviewing Larry Winget so be sure to check it out and if you like it, subscribe to that podcast as well.

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Episode 100 – Speakers Roundtable / audio

Speakers Roundtable

Host Craig Price celebrates the 100th episode with a speakers roundtable. A collection of past guests (and a new one) talk about being a speaker, their mistakes and why they do it.

During the National Speakers Association convention this past July, Craig gathered Avish Parashar, Robert Bradford, Steve Rizzo, Jess Pettitt and new friend Patrick Maurer to talk about the ups and downs of being a speaker. What is a professional speaker? Is it just the check that makes you a professional or is there more to it? What do other speakers do that irritates you? What monumental mistakes have you made (this is where the explicit tag comes into play!)? Why do you do what you do?  Get ready for a fun, enlightening discussion as Craig juggles 5 guests at the same time! 

Some huge thanks go to Ed Rigsbee with the Cigar PEG for the location. Finding a place for 6 people to record was a daunting task but Ed made it easy peasy. Please go to CigarPEG.com and learn about this great charity and how you can contribute. Also thanks to past guest Chip Lutz for being the bouncer at the speakers roundtable. He was the sole audient (is that a word? it is now) and kept the riff-raff out of the room while the podcast was being recorded. 

One of the cool things about the convention was that so many past guests were in attendance so Craig commissioned a quick group photo to commemorate the occasion.

group photo 2013

 

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