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Community Groups

Whenever NSA members get together, ideas are sparked and things happen! Here are a few of the community groups (formerly called Special Interest Groups/SIGs) that have formed at NSA. Take a look at one of the newest ways to participate in your Association and add value to your NSA membership:

Bankers Speaking Network Group

A networking group for NSA members who provide services to banks, credit unions and/or their associations. We are consultants, trainers, keynoters and bank directors. We network for referrals and collaboration.
Contact: Linda Keith, CPA, CSP — linda@lindakeithcpa.com

Black NSA

Open to those who are seeking to explore topics of interest concerning speakers of color with specific focus on black speakers.
Contact: Marquesa Pettway, DTM — mlp@mlpspeak.com

eSpeakers User Group

A group created to share ideas and troubleshoot the eSpeakers software. Learn more about eSpeakers at www.eSpeakers.com.
Contact: Joe Heaps — jheaps@espeakers.com

Healthcare Speakers

Healthcare clinicians who speak, and speakers who work with healthcare audiences (hospitals, health systems, related associations and corporations), are welcome.
Contact: Vicki Hess, RN, MS, CSP — vicki@vickihess.com

Innovations/Gadgets Group

Connect with this group to chat about all of the cool innovations and gadgets that help speakers.
Contact: Jolene Jang — Jo@TheMeetingMaximizer.com

MAC Speakers Users Group

Are you a lover of all things Apple? Get involved with the MAC Speakers group to learn more about your favorite computer brand.
Contact: Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE — Eileen@eileenmcdargh.com

Mega-Authors

Designed for NSA speakers with 15 or more mainstream books published, to explore topics such as publishing contracts, subsidiary sales, foreign translations, piracy, intellectual divesting, electronic rights and more.
Contact: Jeff Davidson, MBA, CMC — jeff@breathingspace.com

NSA Bloggers “Birds of a Feather”

An open forum for anyone currently blogging or considering a blog.
Contact: Rebecca Morgan, CMC, CSP — Rebecca@RebeccaMorgan.com

NSA Musicians

Bring your instrument of choice and get ready to have some fun jamming with other NSA musicians!
Contact: Alan Berg, CSP — alan@alanberg.com

NSA Nurses

Open to all nurses – RNs, NPs, LPNs, LVNs – for networking, support, brainstorming and cross-promotion.
Contact: Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP — Donna@DonnaCardillo.com

NSA Prayer Group

Open to anyone wishing to pray in a group setting during NSA meetings.
Contact: Mark Hunter — Mark@TheSalesHunter.com

NSA Small Town

Designed to help connect NSA members living in small towns.
Contact: Scott “Q” Marcus – scottq@thinspiration.com

NSA XY

NSA XY is a peer networking group dedicated to serving the needs of NSA members born 1963 or later. In the Spirit of NSA, the mission of NSA XY is to create a space where members feel connected, find relevant information and remain committed to the association. In 2007, a small group of NSA XY speakers began informal meetings during national events. Since 2010, informal “meet ups” have been hosted outside of national events at various locations. The group has a strong virtual connection in a vibrant closed Facebook group (limited to members born 1963 or later) and in bi-monthly Google Hangouts On Air which are open to all members of NSA, regardless of age.
Contact: Eliz Greene — eliz@embraceyourheart.com

Online Marketing

We share information about every aspect of the online marketing world. Sample topics include: website design, lead generation, online video, webinars, shopping carts, social media marketing and selling online. Join our Facebook group to join the conversation.
Contact: Patrick Allmond — patrick@allaboutfocus.com

Speaking Eagles

Aviators who speak and speakers who address aviation groups are eligible.
Contact: Howard Putnam, CSP, CPAE — howarddp@aol.com.

Sports Celebrity Speakers

Created for celebrity athletes to connect at the convention.
Contact: Ruby Newell-Legner, CSP — Ruby@RubySpeaks.com