Thursday, April 21st
1:00pm - 9:00pm

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Thursday April 21, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM MDT
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Founders Room 
Zions Bank Building 18th Floor
One S Main St
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

FREE PARKING: When you park at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Enter  westbound from State Street & South Temple and turn right at the bottom of the ramp.


Colette Lynch 
NSA Mountain West Chapter 

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If you are registered and for any reason can not join us, please email Colette ASAP. No refunds/credits will be given after April 15th.


Register Now! Save $20 if you prepay by April 15th

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"Get Paid to Speak" is our most anticipated and well-attended event of the year!  Intense speaker training for the novice to most seasoned speaking professional.

What are top-paid speakers doing to thrive in today’s economy?



Thursday, April 21st 1:00-9:00pm

Every year the NSA Mountain West Chapter holds a "Get Paid To Speak" Event. It differs from the normal monthly chapter meetings in its focus and format. This is a day-long training session with top speakers sharing their success stories and insider tips. 

The theme of the day is 'Getting Paid to Speak' ...
so the individual topics consist of the many different things that
professional speakers do to make their businesses work.

The Goal: Learn to get paid, to speak! 

The Get Paid to Speak event will be hosted by

Steve Weber – The Conference Host


 Paid to Speak 2016 promises to be better than a box of chocolates!

 Steve is The Conference Host for multi-day meetings and events. His message of personal responsibility -which he calls Gumption - is based on the life lessons from the movie Forrest Gump and his 15 years of being Forrest for the Bubba Gump Shrimp Restaurant.

Eveyear the NSA MountaWest Chapter holds a "Get Paid To Speak" Event.

It differs from the normal monthly chapter meetings in it's focus and format.
A typical chapter meeting has 1 (or 2) featured speakers who go deep on their particular topic. Normal meetings start at 3pm and go until 9pm (w/ dinner break)



Get Paid to Speak events are a longer day ... it starts at 1pm and goes until 9pm.


But the biggest difference is that Paid to Speak events have a lot of different speakers who all present on one specific topic. The time for their presentation is 20 minutes. So it's a rapid fire event with a lot of energy and a lot of different perspectives.



The theme of the day is 'Getting Paid to Speak' ...
so the individual topics consist of the many different things that
professional speakers do to make their businesses work.

The Goal: Learn to get paid, to speak!


The Get Paid to Speak event will be hosted by Steve Weber – The Conference Host


Tentative speakers include: Darin Adams/Ross Walker (Infusionsoft),

Russell Gaede, Lois McElravy (NSA Montana), Kent Merrill, Eric Needles (Montana), Dave Reed (eSpeakers), Michelle Skaletski-Boyd (NSA Montana), Jeff Vanek, Donna Voss, & Elain Witt

(Speaker lineup subject to change as not all speakers are confirmed)

Speakers / Session Title / Bio-Descriptions:

Session 1: Abby Stephens & Shelly Coray

Get Yourself Unstuck:  Are you doing these 3 things that have you stuck?
Abby and Shelly will share 3 things that may be keeping you from making progress in your speaking business. More importantly, they'll give you ideas what to do ... and get yourself moving in your journey as a professional speaker.

Session 2: Kent Merrell

Ideas that Work - The Discipline of Direct

For 35 years Kent has been working with creatives in the world of marketing/advertising. Making ideas work is the challenge ... and Kent's passion. You'll learn his proven formula - and the absolute rules of communication - to get your prospective audience to take action. Kent recently joined the Board of NSAMW as Treasurer.

Session 3: Eric Needles

You're in front of the decision maker, now what?

How many times have you been on the phone with a decision maker and not booked a date to speak? Does your prospect say "send me something" and leave you chasing after them? Learn a conversation process that leads away from "send me something" and toward booking a date to speak.

 Session 4: Jeanie Cisco-Meth

Crack The Personality Code and Take It To The BANK

Jeanie will show you a system to help you understand buying personas. This knowledge will help you get booked and paid. In January, 2015, she was giving her presentations away, then in October 2015 she negotiated her first $100,000 contract using this system ... and more.

Session 5: Darin Adams & Ross Walker

Automate Your Marketing and Multiply Yourself

This session will introduce you to the power of marketing automation. You'll start to understand terms like CRM, marketing funnel, and life-cycle marketing. Darin was a long-time member of NSAMW, but now is often on the road teaching marketing automation with Infusionsoft. Ross has been an Infusionsoft Certified Consultant for 3 years ... and more.

Session 6: Donna Carol Voss

Build Your Blog Audience By Taking a Strong Stand In Your Writing

Blog readers today want tasty food for thought, strong opinions, and an emotional charge. If your writing is soft or wishy-washy, readers won’t stick around. Donna will show you how to clarify your thinking, write with courage, confidence, and the power of authenticity to build a loyal readership  ... and more.

Session 7: Matt Soren

Build the Best Social Media Strategy for Your Speaking Business

Does your social media generate revenue.. or consume it? With over a 15 years of marketing online for large and national businesses, Matt will show you how to build a revenue generating social media strategy tailored for your budget, audience and goals, whether you are a novice, intermediate or seasoned speaker.

Session 8: Jeff Vanek

Don’t Let Your Day Job Prevent You From Being A Speaker

Jeff is an attorney, HR professional with a full-time job, and author of the humorous book, ‘Somehow I Thought I Would Be Taller’. Jeff believes there is no rule that says you can’t have a day job AND be a speaker. He will teach you how to leverage opportunities and resources your day job provides to establish a solid foundation for your long-term speaking business.

Session 9: Dave Reed

How Technology is Changing the Way Speakers Get Booked

Dave Reed is a co-founder of eSpeakers and the technical muscle behind it since 1999. Dave's had a unique seat from which to watch and to influence the industry for the last 17 years. In this session, Dave will share how he's seen our business evolve and, more importantly, where he thinks it's going. If you want to understand how to get booked in the tomorrow's world, don't miss this session.

Dinner Break

Session 10: Rob Ferre

Be the Master of Ceremonies and Double your Value

Rob will teach you how to be a good MC and start using those skills at your next event. His session will include the basic functions of an MC, how to command an audience, and how to 'celebrities' other speakers during your introductions  ... and more.

Session 11: Kristi Govertsen

Strategic Storytelling: The Art of Gracefully Leveraging Your Stagetime

We all know that storytelling is the key to giving compelling speeches, but knowing how to strategically build and tell stories can move your speech beyond compelling to one that leverages more sales, bigger email lists, and continued professional opportunities. Kristi is a professional speaker from Missoula, MT ... and more.

Session 12: Michelle McCullough

Speak for Free and Get Paid with Product Offerings

In this session, Michelle will share how she travels and speaks at free events but makes money from product offerings without sounding like a sleazy salesperson.  If you want to increase the money you make from speaking engagements ... and more.

Session 13: Dr. Russ Gaede

Who is holding you accountable beside yourself?

Dr. Russ will share how he’s relied on NSA, coaches, mentors, and accountability partners to define and advance his speaking business. The speaking business is predominantly a solitary pursuit so we all need others to help us. Learn how a network of others can help you ... and more.

Session 14: Elain Witt

"Delicious!" Presentations that Are Fresh, Bold and Satisfying

Elain will share ideas from her forthcoming book 'Delicious By Design' ... and share some Mouthwatering Messages that will help you become a Master Chef in creating your own message. Elain served as NSAMW Chapter President in 2011-12 ... and more.


PLUSSpirit of Cavett Silent Auction. You’ll be bidding to win all sorts of treasures only available at this event. Bid on personal coaching with top speakers plus books, CDs, DVDs, and much more.

 PLUS: Delicious dinner catered by Lion House Pantry

 PLUS: FREE Underground Parking in Joseph Smith Memorial Building

 PLUS: Fun prizes given out all day long

 PLUS: All printed resources from the speakers

 PLUS: Networking with the brightest and best speakers in the Mountain West