It’s your time to be heard.
Influence is for hard-working professional speakers who are running a successful business.
Thank you for your interest in presenting at Influence 2020! Presentations for NSA events are taken from a combination of proposals using the following form, and through curation, in order to deliver the most relevant and resonant knowledge to our members.
Influence is for hard-working professional speakers who are running a successful business. They want to learn industry-leading strategies to help grow their businesses and allow them to avoid getting stuck in the grind of day-to-day operations. Session proposals should be geared towards successful professional speakers who want to move to the next level, rather than aspiring speakers.
THE FIVE TRACKS
Influence 2020 focuses on bringing new clarity and vision to a speaker’s stage through the five core tracks of business & revenue, sales & marketing, platform & performance, technology & disruption, and life & wellbeing. Influence 2020 will provide new insights and trusted methods to speakers so that they can master their profession and take their businesses to the next level.
While completing this form, you will have the opportunity to share how your proposed session aligns with one of the core tracks.
Business & Revenue
SALES & MARKETING
PLATFORM & PERFORMANCE
TECHNOLOGY & DISRUPTION
LIFE & WELLBEING
Finances and Legal
Business structure, contracting, insurances, copyright, trademarks, budgeting, taxes
Automation and systemization
Workflows, communication, calendars, pipelines, contracting, tools, and apps
Outsourcing and staff
Virtual assistants, staffing, team structure, legal and tax considerations, compensation, staff issues
Cooperations and partnerships
Bureaus, planners, speaker management, sales reps
Books, webinars, courses, e-books, audiobooks, mastermind games,
Coaching, consulting, training, licensing IP, corporate sponsorship, growth and scaling
Corporate, association, education, government
DIGITAL FOOTPRINT STRATEGIES
Website design, speaker demo videos, social media, search engine optimization
LEAD identification and management
Sources, databases, search engines, CRMs, online advertisement
Outreach campaign strategies
Email marketing, funnel building, copywriting, follow-ups, cold calling, snail mail, wow packs
Enrollment, negotiation techniques, onboarding
Youtube, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, podcasting, new channels, email lists, monetizing
Anatomy of a keynote
Topic, structure, scripting, opening, closing, rehearsal, preparation
Story development and delivery
Story sources, structure, delivery, performance techniques, relevance
Types, implementation, writing and delivery, risks and appropriateness, cultural differences
Virtual presenting techniques
Webinars, virtual keynotes, simultaneous keynotes, audience engagement, platforms, contracting, fees
Slide design, props, videos, interaction, tools, formats
Voice, body language, appearance, image, blocking
Meetings of the future, topics of the future, buyer requirements
PLATFORM/AUDIENCE INTERACTION TOOLS
Gamification, wearables, audience polling, event technologies, mobile devices
Voice first learning strategies
Skills for Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Voice Search
Cybersecurity and cybercurrencies
Protection of hardware, software, data, virtual currencies
Advanced technology trends
Virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, machine learning, artificial intelligence
What does the future hold that we haven’t foreseen?
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH
Lifestyle design, diet, drugs, alcohol, sleep, prevention
Diversity and inclusion
Discrimination, implicit bias, generational and cultural differences, gender identity, LGBTQIA+ identity
FAMILY LIFE AND PARENTING
Balancing home and work, single parenting, childcare, petcare
DEALING WITH LIFE EMERGENCIES
Illness, divorce, money, elder care, death
Airlines, hotels, credit cards, ground transport, packing, troubleshooting
Safety and security
Audience emergencies, active shooter training, sex trafficking awareness, crisis communication
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR PROPOSAL
Prior to diving in, be prepared to share these items in the submission form:
- Information about you and any co-presenters, including a short bio
- A brief session title, no more than 70 characters
- Your session description, no more than 600 characters
- How your session proposal aligns with one of the core tracks
- Elements of interactivity during your proposed session
- Key takeaways for attendees
- What makes your session proposal different?
- Provide a link to a video clip (two minutes or less) showing you presenting a session. This does not need to be a video of the session you are proposing. Please do not send your sizzle reel.