The Georgia chapter of the National Speakers Association mission is simply this: We are a supportive community that inspires, educates and provides networking opportunities to those who want to develop their speaking careers or use speaking to enhance their businesses. Our members include professional speakers, aspiring speakers, authors, consultants, salespeople, trainers and vendors for the speaking industry. We meet in the Atlanta area the third Saturday morning each month. You can learn more at www.nsageorgia.org.
“Speaking Insights” is a quarterly program of the Georgia chapter of the National Speakers Association. Each show will feature professional speakers who share their insights on how to succeed in the speaking business.
NSA Georgia president (2012-13) Diane Bogino is president of Performance Strategies, Inc. and hosts the GBDN.tv show. A behavior scientist and an executive and business coach, Diane speaks on workplace behaviors and business strategies. She can be reached at 404-320-7834 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NSA Georgia president (2013-14) Desmond “Dez” Thornton is an idea enthusiast with a natural ability to transform complex ideas into simple, sequential steps. His passion for words and commitment to service led him to discover his labor of love, professional speaking. He spreads this love by dedicating himself to the advancement of professional and beginner speakers who strive to articulate their vision with the clarity and enthusiasm necessary to inspire action. Dez can be reached at email@example.com.
In an attention-deficient, entertain-me-now, wait-while-I-post-that-on-my-Facebook kind of world, the typical business presentation doesn’t measure up. NSA Georgia president (2014-15) Kelly Vandever works with organizations and individuals whose presentations need to get results. An award-winning speaker herself, Kelly helps clients improve their presentations using old school and hi-tech techniques, all while annihilating bullet points and making this world a better place for business audiences everywhere. You can reach Kelly at SpeakingPractically.com, at 770-597- 1108, tweet @KellyVandever, or www.facebook.com/speakingpractically.
NSA Georgia vice president of programs (2013-14) Corey Perlman is an entrepreneur, author and nationally-recognized social media expert. His book, eBoot Camp, became an Amazon.com bestseller in every major business category and received global attention with distribution in both China and India. Corey’s company, eBoot Camp, Inc., provides digital marketing services to small and mid-size businesses. He’s the proud father of a 3-year-old daughter who has already tweeted, has a YouTube channel and asked for a Mark Zuckerberg doll for her birthday. The apple truly doesn’t fall far from the tree! Visit www.ebootcamp.com or contact: Jessica Duke at 855-eboot- now.