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President's Letter | August 2022

Hello, Fellow Speaker!

Your NSA IL Chapter leadership has been hard at work planning the year ahead! I am honored to serve as your Board President this coming year and am thrilled to work alongside the Board members you will soon meet.

My monthly goal is to provide a brief video to list what each month has in store for all members. In this month's video (above), you will learn:

  • Why you will want to renew your membership to NSA Illinois by August 31 (if you haven't already)
  • When our programming year begins (it is soon)
  • Who's speaking at our September 9 event - and who among us most need to hear him (Hint: he's a long-time NSA National member and a first-time presenter for NSA-IL)
  • What impact the NSA National membership model changes has on NSA-IL (all good news!)
  • What error I made when talking about the length of my presidency. (Forgive me, I am not perfect. :-) )

As your chapter president, I am committed to doing everything I can to provide a professional home that is inclusive and equitable to all. Through our programming, resources and opportunities to collaborate and work together, I hope you will join me in every way you are able to help our chapter continue to thrive in the 2022-2023 year

With gratitude,
Meg Bucaro
2022-2023 NSA-IL President

The National Speakers Association has launched a chapter rewards program. Whenever you register for a national program, event, membership or other offering using code NSAIL, our chapter will earn a share of the revenue.

This is an easy way to generate needed revenue for the chapter. Thanks in advance for your help!

Want to become a HIGHLY PAID professional speaker?

Join NSA-IL for our kick-off educational program on September 9 to discover the secrets to becoming the #1 choice in the crowded speaker market.

Guest speaker Gerry O'Brion will share his "Power of Because" framework, which has been used by tens of thousands of business owners to clarify their message, drive referrals and close sales.

Register now to:

  • Learn a new framework of influence to become the #1 choice in the crowded speaker market
  • Create disruptive messaging to attract your ideal clients and stand out in the sea of sameness
  • Understand how clients make decisions and how to influence those decisions

About Our Guest Speaker:

Gerry O’Brion spent his career working for billion-dollar brands like P&G, Coors and Red Robin. He made TV commercials that sold billions of dollars of soap, beer and burgers. Now, he reveals the secrets used by big companies to get you to buy and shows you how to apply those techniques directly to your business. Gerry has an MBA from the University of Michigan and spent 8 years serving in the military.

NSA-IL Members: You may invite a guest to attend this program for FREE. Have your guest use registration code MGSEPT.

Can You Lend a Hand?

It takes hundreds of volunteer hours to make our chapter run smoothly. Can we count on you to lend a hand?

Whether you're willing to head up a committee or simply want to volunteer for a few hours, we have room for you and would welcome you input and assistance! Please contact Christy Moore to start the conversation.

Do you publish content that can benefit your fellow professional speakers? Do you have any exciting speaking success stories or news to share? Do you have any best practices or tips that other members might be interesting?

The NSA-IL Marketing Committee wants to hear from you!

We're looking for member content to share on our social channels, such as your favorite and/or most popular blog posts, podcasts, videos, interviews, and more.

Please contact Marketing Chair Jenny Hamby with your ideas and contributions.

Never miss an event! Use this link to get the NSA-IL Google calendar!


About Meg

Meg Bucaro, M.A., is a communications strategist, college instructor and business owner who is passionate about empowering clients to perform at their highest level by communicating with power.

Whether she is in a boardroom, courtroom, classroom or Zoom breakout room, Meg works with clients on how to formally present with impact, utilize body language to gain influence and communicate with intention and power. Meg brings her expertise, sense of humor and passion to each class, session and event.

When it comes to kicking back, Meg enjoys spending time with her family, soaking in the Midwest weather on her patio with a cocktail and a good book, or going for a nice long jog. Any given Sunday in the fall, this avid Chicago Bears fan can be found cheering on her beloved Bears, regardless of their record.

Stop Wishing and Start Speaking!

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Questions? Read our FAQs, or contact Christy Moore at 847-991-0772 and Christy.Moore@nsa-il.org

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Find Out More:

Christy Moore, CMP
National Speakers Association Illinois Chapter
P.O. Box 957484, Hoffman Estates, IL  60195-7484
Fax: 847-423-6123

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