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:
NSA members who speak at a bank or credit union conferences, consult to banks or credit unions, or are Directors on a bank or credit union board or committee are welcome.
Contact: Linda Keith, CPA, CSP -- email@example.com
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 -- firstname.lastname@example.org
A California corporation and non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity that serves the speaking industry and NSA members. The Cigar PEG holds their annual fundraising party during the free night at the NSA convention--while there is a fee for participation, all interested persons are welcome. Visit www.cigarpeg.com for more information.
Contact: Ed Rigsbee, CSP -- email@example.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 -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Infusionsoft User Group
Do you use Infusionsoft in your speaking business? If so, connect with other users in this group.
Contact: Michael Domitrz, CSP -- email@example.com
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
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 -- firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Bring your instrument of choice and get ready to have some fun jamming with other NSA musicians!
Contact: Patrick Williams -- Patrick@YouRockCommunications.com
NSA Prayer Group
Open to anyone wishing to pray in a group setting during NSA meetings.
Contact: Jan Dwyer Bang, CSP, MBA -- email@example.com
NSA Small Town
Designed to help connect NSA members living in small towns. For more information, please visit www.scottqmarcus.com/nsasmalltown.htm.
Contact: Scott "Q" Marcus - firstname.lastname@example.org
NSA Staff Sessions
Bring your staff to the convention to meet with and learn from fellow speaker staff!
Contact: Becca Fletcher -- Becca@TheProductivityPro.com
Speakers 45 or under interested in chatting, connecting and sharing experiences.
Contact: Michele Payn-Knoper, CSP -- email@example.com
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 -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Rainbow PEG Social Group
A group for NSA's GLBTQ members and allies.
Contact: Jessica Pettitt-- email@example.com
Aviators who speak and speakers who address aviation groups are eligible.
Contact: Howard Putnam, CSP, CPAE -- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sports Celebrity Speakers
Created for celebrity athletes to connect at the convention.
Contact: Ruby Newell-Legner, CSP -- Ruby@RubySpeaks.com