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News from our Sister Organizations

Posted By Reardon Smith CMC, Thursday, July 30, 2009
Our sister professional organization - the Houston national Speakers Association (NSA) has a newsletter that you might want to sign up for - if public speaking is one of your marketing tools. Or even if you just want to learn some tips and techniques for your next social speaking gig !

NSA Houston's "Rock Your Speaking Career"
Boot Camp Is On!

Watch This Short Video About Why You Have To Be There!!!

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Register Today!


in this issue

:: Check Out Your Boot Camp Headliner!

:: The Norris Conference Center - NSA Houston's New Home!

:: ProTrack 2009 Is Cranking Up!



NSA LogoDear Jill Hickman,

We hope your summer is hot, hot, hot with more business than you can handle right now! We also hope that you can carve out enough time to join us for the "Rock Your Speaking Career" Boot Camp coming up August 8th, 2009 at the new home for NSA Houston, The Norris Conference Center in City Centre!

The NSA National Convention has come and gone with rave reviews! Now it is time for us to add on to that experience with NSA Houston's line up of monthly programs designed to deliver great insights from many of NSA's best and brightest from around the country and in our own back yard!

With that in mind we are going to kick off our year with our first ever "Boot Camp"! This will be a one day, all day, event where we will have a chance to learn from the best about hot topics we can immediately apply to our own businesses! Just a few of those topics are;

  • Secrets for presenting your message like a "rock star"!
  • How to effectively use Social Media (Twitter, Facebook & Linked-In) to grow your network!
  • How to create your own You Tube channel and leverage it grow your brand, your business and/or your organization!
  • How to write that book you need to write in 90 days or less!
  • 10 Secrets to Effectively Selling Yourself and Your Professional Services!
  • How to Effectively Stand Out, Brand and Market Yourself Like A Rock Star!
  • A "Best Practices" Session with the Houston's Top (CSP's Only!) Speakers!
  • A session on "how to speak the language of results"!
  • Much, much more!

So, come and join us for this dynamic event and learn countless ways to take your speaking career, your business or even just your personal life to the next level! Details are below so register now!

NSA Houston's
"Rock Your Business Boot Camp"
Saturday August 8th, 2009
Norris Conference - City Centre
8:00am - 4:00pm

To Register:

NSA Professional or Associate Member Early Registration - $89
Click Here!
(After Tuesday 8/4/2009 - $109)

Guest Early Registration - $99
Click Here!
(After Tuesday 8/4/2009 - $119)

Can't Make The Boot Camp?
No Problem! Buy the downloadable audios from each and every session!
Only $79!

Click Here To Order Your Audios!



Your "Rock Star" Headliner for the NSA Houston Boot Camp!
Robin Creaseman

Robin Creaseman

Robin Creasman, known as a motivational musician & the rock star speaker, is an award-winning television producer, author, and entertainment marketing expert who speaks to business leaders, salespeople, entrepreneurs, and professionals on how to be a Rock Star in their personal & professional life so they can Get More Business, Make More Money, and Be More Successful! But don't worry, no one needs to know how to sing, play guitar, or heaven forbid, fit into leather pants to be a Rock Star!
Since 2001, Robin has coached and/or produced over 120 professional speakers in their presentation skills and speaker videos including Vince Poscente, Amanda Gore, Victoria Labalme, Mark Sanborn, Janet Lapp, Joe Calloway, Karyn Buxman, Bill Stainton, & Connie Podesta to name a few.
Robin was a faculty member with Mark Sanborn & Dr. Janet Lapp at the NSA University's Ultimate Keynote Workshop in Marco Island, FL and he's presented programs for NSA & CAPS annual conventions, headlining an unforgettable general session at the national convention in New York in 2008!

To learn more about your headliner go to!

NSA Houston's New Home for Dynamic Meetings!
The Norris Conference Center
City Centre

Norris logo

NSA Houston has a dynamic new home for its meetings that you are going to love! This brand new, state of the art meetings facility will be the host for our meetings beginning with the "Rock Star Boot Camp" in August.

Add to the great facility a great staff, great service and great food and we have a home for our meetings that members and guests alike will be proud of! Here's the cool part ... they are proud to have us as clients as well!

So, take a few moments to check out the Norris Conference Center - City Centre at the link below. You might as well get directions for the boot camp while you are at it!

Click Here To Check It Out!



ProTrack 2009 Is Cranking Up!
Get On Board!

cable car

What is ProTrack?
ProTrack is a program of the Houston chapter of the National Speakers Association designed to get you started in the speaking business or take your current business to the next level. The curriculum is designed around the National Speakers Association's four competencies Expertise, Enterprise, Eloquence and Ethics. The program consists of 10 monthly interactive meetings, supported by teleseminars, conferencing and forums.

Who Should Participate? 

  • New speakers who want to accelerate their careers
  • Experienced speakers who want a structured year to gear up and reboot
  • Trainers who wish to become keynoters
  • Professionals, authors, and experts who want to speak to promote their businesses  What Will I Learn?
  • The curriculum is designed to provide maximum exposure to speaking as a business.

Go to to learn more about why you should join NSA Houston's ProTrack program!

Members, guests and friends of NSA Houston ...

It is a privilege for your board to be of service to you this year! If there is anything we can do to make your membership and participation more valuable to you please feel free to let us know! It is our desire to be the place for the Houston areas top speakers to gather, learn and grow!

Our theme for the year is "Honor the Dream ... Do the Work"! Meaning we are going to honor every dream, of everyone who graces our path, to be a professional speaker. At the same time, we are going to challenge everyone to do the challenging and difficult work necessary to realize that dream!

Whether you have been in this business for a while or just got bitten by the bug we are here to make NSA Houston the place you have to be if you want to grow your business and your sense of connection with others like yourself!

I personally invite you to join us, get involved and enjoy some of the finest professionals you are ever going to be privileged to call peers and friends!

If I can be of service to you in any way please feel free to call me at 281-937-9911 or e-mail me at . I look forward to hearing from you!



Jim Jacobus, CSP
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