July 8-11, 2017
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Friday, July 7
8:00am-5:00pm Cavett Institute
The Cavett Institute is an intensive one-day learning seminar focused on helping aspiring speakers ramp up their business. This top-rated event is centered around NSA’s four competencies: Expertise, Eloquence, Enterprise and Ethics. Whether you’re just starting out or have been a professional speaker for a few years, you’ll have new tools for mastering your brilliance, sharing that brilliance in front of an audience, getting paid for your brilliance and shining that brilliance with integrity.
2:00pm-5:00pm International Speaking Day
This session is designed for speakers who want to, or already do, speak internationally and is appropriate for both speakers inside and outside the United States. The session will cover the following topic areas: legal and financial implications, marketing/promotion, cultural acumen and business models.
5:00pm-6:00pm International Reception
This reception is open to all international speakers, even if they did not attend the prior session. There will be a cash bar and light snacks.
Saturday, July 8
6:00am-8:00am Meditation/QiGong

Chapter Leadership
(Breakfast and networking are from 7:00am-8:00am. The program begins at 8:00am.)
Tom Davidson, CSP
Get ready to rock and roll during this half-day session with our special keynote presentation and small group discussions. This program is for chapter movers and shakers. Chapter leaders who attend this program won’t be dancing in the dark anymore! If you want your chapter to rock, get in the groove by attending this less-than-conventional program.

How can the concepts of the tango and the rumba help you master the dance of chapter leadership?

  • It’s about having good partners (a great board and committed members)
  • It’s about your points of contact and connection (recruiting and retaining members)
  • It’s about purpose and framework (compelling vision and SRO meetings)
  • And it’s about being able to lead so others can dance with you
8:00am-5:00pm Million Dollar Speakers Group (invitation only)
This is a high-level, peer-to-peer learning session designed exclusively for NSA Members who have speaking- related businesses generating annual revenues of more than $1 million. Participants will brainstorm best practices and work on pressing challenges with their peers. A topic of discussion building on the Winter Conference meeting is about “How do we take a million-dollar company to 100 million?” You’ll start new relationships with other successful members and leave with cutting-edge insights and strategies on how to grow your business, keep your competitive advantage and reduce complexity.
Verification of revenue is required to participate in this program. If you qualify and would like to participate, contact NSA’s CEO, Stacy Tetschner, CAE, at Stacy@NSAspeaker.org for more details.
9:00am-10:30am Community Group: Power Women of NSA
Connect with other women in the industry and learn about success and sales in the speaking business.
10:00am-10:45am Sponsored Session: What Meeting Professionals Are Saying Behind Your Back and How To Get Hired By ThemDeborah Gardner, CMP and eSpeakers
Have you ever wanted to know what decision makers are truly thinking about when working with you? Want to know what they actually need from you? We’ll explore 5 ways to better understand your client job duties, and the current factors impacting the meeting industry. Discover how to modernize your business strategies from those that hire you, and the latest meetings industry studies, trends and forecasts.
10:00am-11:00am How to Earn Your CSP™ (Certified Speaking Professional) Session
Marilyn Sherman, CSP, and Margarita Gurri, PhD, CSP
Are you ready to pursue your CSP designation, but aren’t sure where to begin? This informative session will help you answer your questions and move you one step closer to achieving this milestone in your speaking career.
11:00am-11:45am Sponsored Session: 5 Essential Strategies for Creating and Selling Your Online ContentBrad Lea, Lightspeed VT
For the past 17 years, Brad has created and delivered online platforms for the top subject matter experts in the world. He will teach you five essential tactics to develop killer content and how to create an online strategy to sell your online content to profit beyond the stage.
11:30am-12:30pm Professional Competencies Session (required session to earn your CSP)
Stan Walters, CSP and Mary Kelly, PhD, CSP
The CSP is granted to those speakers who have demonstrated mastery of the 4 competencies of Expertise, Enterprise, Eloquence and Ethics. The CSP designation is part of a professional speaker’s brand. It is not enough to merely know a topic and be able to discuss it. True professionals display the characteristics of all 4 competencies, and embrace the ethical standards mandated by the governing body. Being a CSP is a responsibility to uphold the highest possible standards of Expertise, Enterprise, Eloquence, and Ethics. The CSP is recognized by meeting planners for their knowledge, their speaking ability while on the platform and for running a successful, ethical business. By attending this session, you will review the four competencies and their relevance to you as a professional speaker; evaluate your current strengths and weaknesses; and develop your own strategy to build, attain and sustain your speaking business around the four competencies.
1:00pm-2:00pm Youth Conference Orientation
(parents/guardians are required to attend with their youth)
1:30pm-2:30pm Be the Ethical Speaker Your Dog Thinks You Are!(required session to earn your CSP)Margarita Gurri, PhD, CSP
Ethics is one of NSA’s four pillars of excellence. Ethics is profitable, improves your brand, and enhances your professional reputation. Even the best professional speakers struggle with ethical dilemmas. Dive into ethics in the spirt of Cavett Robert with this fun, interactive workshop. Explore ethical principles for professional speakers, learn why people misbehave, practice ethical decision-making, and create an ethics awareness plan.
1:30pm-4:30pm Sports Celebrity Speaker Workshop
(invitation only; limited to those who have played professional sports)
Featuring Mark Eaton, CSP
As a professional athlete, you have achieved great success that most of us can only dream of. You’ve put in years of blood, sweat and tears to make that a reality. People are intrigued to hear about the challenges you had to overcome to achieve greatness and the lessons you learned along the way. For years, the media has talked about your success; now it’s time to tell your story with confidence. This workshop is designed for all professional and retired athletes who want to improve their presentation skills and learn more about the speaking profession.
2:00pm-2:45pm Sponsored Session: Offline to Online MarketingDavid Delgado and Charlie Cina, Lightspeed VT
Learn the simple how-to tactics to successfully maximize every marketing opportunity by building profitable sales funnels, lead magnets, capitalize on social selling opportunities and lead generation. Get the word tracts and scripts to properly present and sell your online training business to business.
2:00pm-3:00pm 20+ Year Reunion (invitation only)
3:00pm-4:00pm Community Group: Military Speakers Network

Sponsored Session: Sell Yourself Without Saying a Word Russell Trahan, PR/PR Public Relations
Publicity 101 is knowing who your target market is. Publicity 102 is knowing where they are. This session is a graduate course in getting your content in front of your target market so they think of you first when they’re looking to hire for conventions, conferences and corporate events. Articles in trade, industry, and business association publications build a consistent brand with the frequency and repetition necessary to gain instant credibility and maintain top-of-mind awareness. In this session, you will learn the “why,” “how,” “where,” and “when” of writing articles.

3:00pm-4:30pm First Timer Orientation and Reception
A great first time experience at Influence can have a direct impact on your speaking career. Many NSA members attend Influence every year, even turning down speaking opportunities to be present. Those who keep coming back remember how their initial participation introduced them to great ideas and amazing people. If this is your first time at Influence (or even your 10th time) you do not want to miss the First Timer Orientation hosted by Thom Singer, CSP. Thom is known as “The Conference Catalyst” and he will show you ways to maximize your conference and make better connections than you have at any other event you have ever attended in the past. You will come away from this session with fresh ideas on networking, having met new people, and a better understanding of NSA. This session is not just limited to first time attendees, all are encouraged to participate.
3:00pm-5:00pm CSP™ Induction/Reception
(invitation only)
Current CSPs are invited to celebrate the induction of the CSP Class of 2017.
3:30pm-4:30pm Speaker Staff Reception
4:00pm-4:45pm Sponsored Session: Independent Publishing with Amazon: Learn About the Benefits of Kindle Direct Publishing and CreateSpaceJames Menezes, Amazon
Have questions about independently publishing with Amazon? Learn about the benefits to self-publishing print books through CreateSpace and eBooks through Kindle Direct Publishing. Find out what Amazon does to make your books more discoverable, and how you can take advantage of Amazon’s self-service tools to maximize your reach to your audience.
4:45pm-5:00pm Stargazing
The fun doesn’t wait for the general session to start! Leave it to our event chairs to stir up some antics, shenanigans and high jinks! Be sure to arrive to the general sessions early—you never know what you are going to get!
Opening General Session

Love YourselfEmmanuel Kelly
Emmanuel’s message to the world is simply “Self-Worth—We are all Beautiful.” It’s a message that everyone wants and needs to hear. There is nothing ordinary about Emmanuel, neither his start in life in war-torn Iraq nor growing up in a Mother Teresa orphanage. However, Emmanuel says that his damaged limbs have not held him back and never will.

Tapping your Influence to Create MovementDerreck Kayongo
Derreck will bring you on an emotional journey as he breaks down the key factors that have led to his personal success – (S.E.L.F.) Service, Education, Leadership and Faith. He will also share his account of life as a Ugandan refugee and the turning point which led him to a brilliant transformation as a social entrepreneur.

Beating your Bias – What We’re Not SeeingYassmin Abdel-Magied
Yassmin explores the impact of unconscious bias on people’s ability to succeed, and invites you to reconsider the assumptions made about people based on looks. She will also discuss the importance of diversity and diverse teams and how to challenge and change our workplaces and communities.

7:00pm-9:00pm Opening Reception
Sunday, July 9
6:00am-8:00am Meditation/QiGong
7:00am-8:00am Community Group: NSA Podcasters –Jeffrey Hayzlett, CPAE
For all current podcasters or speakers wanting to learn how to be podcasters, come and share, learn and cheer each other on the newest tips and the best way to use podcasting for your speaking business. Bring your own breakfast or come already fueled for this dynamic and interactive session.
7:15am-8:00am The Morning Buzz: Find Your Tribe
Kick off the week with a fresh understanding of how to maximize your participation at this spectacular event. Everyone says that the best part of NSA is the people and the best part of Influence is the impromptu hallway conversations. This high-energy start to your morning will get you thinking about how to make more connections while in Orlando and set you up to make this the best conference you will attend all year. Thom Singer’s “Conference Catalyst” program energizes audiences across industry lines and those who show up will not only get ideas, but are also guaranteed to meet at least one new person!
8:15am-8:30am Shenanigans
The fun doesn’t wait for the general session to start! Leave it to our event chairs to stir up some antics, shenanigans and high jinks! Be sure to arrive to the general sessions early—you never know what you are going to get!
General Session

Influence: Mindset is EverythingVinh Giang
In this presentation, Vinh will take you exclusively behind the scenes and show you how magicians are able to influence their spectators in an incredible way. It is through this demonstration that Vinh will ask “Who is influencing you in your life?” and “Are your decisions really your own?” Vinh will demonstrate techniques on blocking out negative influence, and gaining and maintaining a positive mind set. Imagine just for a moment that you “got up on the right side of the bed” every single day for the next three months. How would that change your life? How would that change your business? Mindset is everything.

Heart of an Eight-Figure BusinessColin Sprake
Colin has built an eight-figure speaking business in only eight years and is fast on his way to hitting 250 million in the next five years. Colin is going to walk you through the seven vital steps that he considers to be the reason why he has grown so quickly and sustainably. No matter whether you are a speaker, keynoter, trainer or facilitator there will be huge nuggets to gain from time spent with Colin. He has a huge heart, is full of brilliant ideas and is an expert at assisting speakers and entrepreneurs to build their businesses. This is a session you don’t want to miss!


Marketing and Branding Strategies Working Right Now to Get More Bookings!Maribeth Kuzmeski, PhD, CSP
Southern Hemisphere V, Fifth Level
From consultant to speaker to author, learn the specific strategies, tactics, tools and resources that have been working to fill up a speaking calendar for the owner of this Chicago consulting firm. Learn which marketing strategies currently in practice have increased exposure for her message eventually leading to books (two books published by Wiley), higher level consulting engagements, niche penetration, viral marketing, a majority of repeat business and a virtual staff of five. Simple, effective, inexpensive marketing ideas for a speaking business along with a few investments that have really paid off.

Zero to $250k/Year in Three YearsMark J. Lindquist
During this session, Mark will open his playbook and give you every strategy he used to build a powerhouse motivational speaking business in under three years. He earns his income solely from keynote speaking and he’ll teach you every step he has taken to build a keynote speaking business from scratch. Aspiring speakers, brand-new speakers and seasoned veterans alike will all benefit from this session that gives you a series of steps you can take to launch or revitalize your keynote speaking business.

Magnetic InfluenceJill Lublin
Every person you meet is a potential client or a referral to a potential client. Jill Lublin is an expert on turning contacts into flourishing business relationships. No matter what your personality, Jill shows you how to connect with folks you know and those you haven’t met yet by plugging into your three biggest “connectability” factors. Based on Jill’s bestseller, Networking Magic (now in its second edition), you will learn tactics to magnetically influence people at meetings, networking events and social gatherings. Her expert tricks on how to get noticed through referrals and networking are genius but simple enough to be usable from the very moment Jill’s presentation ends.

Dang! I Wish Somebody Would Have Told Me That!Brad Montgomery, CSP, CPAE
Shave years off your learning curve by learning from a 25+ year veteran keynoter. Brad Montgomery has been on stage his entire adult life. From comedy clubs to cruise ships. From the Boise Holiday Inn Express to the some of the San Fran Ritz, Brad has been there and done that. He’s done a lot of it the hard way. Ok, most of it (because he couldn’t attend this session). What would it mean to you to hear from a long-time pro revealing the stuff he wishes somebody would have told him years ago? It would mean a fun session filled with tips, tricks, stories and specific action steps you’ll incorporate immediately.

Slide of Hand: How Better Slides Can Make YOU BetterMike Robertson
Slides are not a necessary evil for speakers. They’re an incredibly powerful technology tool that can make you appear smarter, funnier and more valuable when used correctly. In this all-new session, Mike Robertson shows how to tap into this power by exploring the V.I.E.W. potential of presentation slides, a four-point evaluation system that will improve every aspect of your slides. This is not a chat about philosophy or ideals; it’s an idea-packed collection of tips, tricks and techniques you can use now to turn your slides from tedious to tremendous.

How Does “The Productivity Pro®” REALLY Get Things Done? By Using Other People’s Time (OPT)Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, CPAE
The secret’s out! Laura Stack, the Productivity Pro®, doesn’t “get it all done” by herself. She has help—a LOT of help. You’ll learn how to free up more time to work on the high-value activities that really drive revenue by getting rid of the ones that don’t. You’ll receive a complete list of the 50+ contractors she has on her team, who work on various parts of the business. If you feel overwhelmed and are working too many hours, you need to learn Laura’s OPT strategy.

Million Dollar Partnerships: Building Better Speaker and Bureau RelationshipsPeter Sheahan, CSP, CPAE
Join us for a no-holds-barred, behind the scenes conversation between bureau presidents Brian Palmer, Shawn Hanks and Peter Sheahan, CSP, CPAE. The panelists will identify the points of friction that exist between the speaker and bureau channels and provide actionable takeaways to help you accelerate growth, deepen your partnerships, and make more money for everybody. This session is designed for speakers who are currently engaged or wanting to develop partnerships with speaking bureaus. Shawn and Brian will share their first-hand insights from the bureau perspective and Peter will represent the experience from the speaker viewpoint. Collectively, they will explore how the most successful speakers and bureaus navigate their partnerships and maximize the value for all stakeholders involved.

Sales Smackdown!Avish Parashar, Mike Schmidtmann, CSP, Laurie Guest, CSP, Ed Robinson, CSP, and Todd Cohen, CSP
Laugh and learn as Avish Parashar hosts this improv-style selling competition, featuring four NSA sales experts. Watch as the speakers demo their skills, overcome impossible obstacles and exchange positive/sarcastic commentary. Four speakers will show you how to sell more effectively as they compete in humorous sales challenges, styled along the lines of the TV Show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Participants will deal with impromptu sales challenges and will need to improvise compelling sales presentations and responses on the spot. The audience will help suggest wacky ideas and scenarios for our four intrepid participants to tackle, navigate and successfully close. The challenges include handling ridiculous objections, maximizing back-of-the-room sales and cross-selling and up-selling.

12:00pm-2:00pm CPAE Networking Lunch (invitation only)
12:15pm-1:45pm Lunch
12:30pm-1:15pm Community Group: NSA Bloggers Share Best Practices –Rebecca Morgan, CSP
An open forum for anyone currently blogging or considering a blog.

Video Killed the Radio Star and Other Reasons to Grow Your Business with VideoBill Cates, CSP, CPAE
Are you positioned to maximize the power of video to have more impact, create more influence, and maximize your income by building a powerful a diverse video platform? Fasten your seatbelts and charge your smart phone batteries because you’ll want to capture every minute of this high-content presentation to dominate your niche. In this interactive, video-rich session, you’ll discover how to use the Google-Juice power of video to show up on the first page of Google searches; build a robust YouTube Channel that will position you as the preeminent authority in your niche, create first class online video products and learning management systems to sell B2B and B2C – including lucrative corporate licensing programs, land higher-paid speaking engagements that wow the audience and generate referral and repeat business and build a non-travel revenue stream that’s the envy of every road warrior.

Extreme Panels: Surprisingly Unique Formats for Asking and Getting AnswersBrian Walter, CSP, CPAE, Sylvie di Giusto, Tami Evans, Connie Podesta, CSP, CPAE, and David Newman, CSP
A panel experience that audiences RAVE about is as rare as a full fee gig with client-approved first class airfare booked two years in advance. What your audiences crave is an Extreme Panel (variety, contrast, insights, diversity, surprise, interaction, entertainment). To create that you need to know what to AVOID (repetition, platitudes, rambling and content audience already knows) and what you WANT (panelists “spilling” in a compelling way to an engaged audience). In Extreme Panels, Brian Walter will vividly showcase 10+ formats for asking questions in unexpected ways, while also structuring how responses are uniquely delivered. Extreme Panel formats include Volunteer Ball, Rating by panelists, Would You Rather polling, Lightning Round, Yes, No, Maybe, One Breath Wonders, Next Week, Next Month, Next Year tips and Hot Seat (making panelists squirm). But wait, there’s more. Brian will demonstrate every format (as well as the importance of panel member “types”) with a star-studded diverse panel: Connie Podesta, Tami Evans, David Newman and Sylvie di Giusto. Breakout attendees will experience the formats AND great content answers.

Blog2Book: How to Repurpose Content to Create Your First or Next BookCathy Fyock, CSP
Have you been publishing a weekly blog for at least one year? If so, you have more than enough content to complete your next book. If you can write a weekly blog for one year, you can write your book in one year. Cathy Fyock, CSP, is the author of On Your Mark: From First Word to First Draft in Six Weeks and the forthcoming book Blog2Book. Through her proven process, she’ll share ideas for publishing a book quickly by either beginning a blog or repurposing your posts to create a content-rich book. She’ll cover: What’s different and what’s the same about content for B2B defining purpose, thesis, target reader, table of contents, developing a project plan and tips and ideas for making writing easier by making it a routine practice. You’ll walk away with solid ideas for your first or next book!

Using Social Media and Content Marketing to Position Yourself as a Recognized Thought Leader and InfluencerShep Hyken, CSP, CPAE, and Cindy Hyken
Social media and a strong online presence don’t happen overnight—and it doesn’t happen by accident. It takes planning, consistency and interaction. It is a process that takes time, but the return on the investment (primarily time) is well worth it. The result can be a worldwide reputation, a recognized thought leader and influencer, speaking engagements and product sales. Shep and Cindy Hyken, will lead a discussion about how they manage his online presence. They will share their social media schedule and go over all the sites they use including Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube and others.

Create Contextual Models: Get Attention, Close Sales and Make More MoneyNeen James, MBA, CSP
Covey created the quadrant model; the food industry uses the food pyramid, what’s your contextual model? In this high-energy, fast-paced interactive session you will create a contextual content model to showcase your intellectual property, leverage expertise and make more money. Demonstrating your thought leadership to clients and audiences will elevate your expertise, increase your bank account and establish your unique perspective in the marketplace. Join Neen to create sales tools that close deals, answer the question “why should I hire you?” and maybe volunteer to be one of the hot seats in this session designed for the established speaker.

Baby Got Booked: Gain Exposure, Build Credibility, Charge MoreGeeta Nadkarni
Tired of spending hours you don’t have on social media or your blog, churning out content that no one reads? Why not package your message and expertise in such a way that radio and TV producers, bloggers and print journalists are tripping over themselves to put you in front of their audiences of hundreds of thousands (if not millions)? Learn why sending out a press release is the biggest mistake you could make, how to craft effective sound bites, how to pitch producers (even if you have no contacts) and best of all: how to monetize all that media exposure.

The Life of a Profitable Virtual SpeakerMarquesa Pettway, CSP
I’ve lived in hotels and training rooms and I hated it! I wanted a lifestyle business that would not bore me! Allowing me to decide my travel, clientele, time, and more! After five years in the business I became a virtual professional speaker! The professional speaking industry makes it easy to have just about any type of business model. Are you tired of your speaking business putting you on a plane every week or depending on one stream of income while speaking? In the session, you will learn the typical lifestyle, inclusive of but not limited to: day-to-day, income generation streams, marketing and sales habits for attracting clientele, how social media is a big advantage, how technology helps you along with my favorite tools, your speaking world, the basic structure if you add a membership group, live events and online content plus so much more!

Staff: The Phone Isn’t Going to Ring! How to Go Get Speaking GigsDavid Avrin, CSP, and Tiffany Lauer
Too many good speakers are starving because they believed that if they just have passion, talent and a great story, they can make a good living as a speaker. The reality is that this is a business, and like all successful businesses, speakers need to know how to go look for clients that hire and pay speakers. Then they have to effectively engage, pitch, convert and get the gigs. In this content-rich session, David Avrin, CSP, and his brilliant business manager Tiffany Lauer will pull back the curtain on their successful business model and share the prospecting and contracting strategies and tactics they use to pitch 30 new organizations every week to fill his calendar with paid speaking gigs.

Community Group: LaughNSA: Got Misdirection?Karen Eddington
Learn comedy misdirection techniques that will help you get more laughs. In this session, we will explore the comedy writing and delivery process. Learn ways you can bring more laughter to an audience. Come connect with the NSA humor community.

6:00pm-7:30pm Foundation Event (separate registration required)
There is magic in serving the NSA Foundation. At this year’s Foundation event get ready for an Evening of Astonishment with the WonderMaker, Giovanni Livera, CPAE. Come to the evening event and make some magic happen for the NSA Foundation as you experience the laughter and inspiration of Gio.
7:30pm-9:30pm Community Group: Black NSA: Speakers, Politics, Online and Offline, Oh My…Omekongo Dibinga, PhD, Jay Townsend, Carole Thomas Copeland, Crystal Washington
A panel of professional speakers talk about politics and how they handle it in their biz.
Monday, July 10
6:00am-8:00am Meditation/QiGong
7:00am-8:00am Community Group: NSA Nurses Group –Donna Cardillo, CSP
All nurses, including student nurses are invited. Networking and information share for collaboration, cross-promotion, mentoring and support. Bring your event flyers, one-sheets, books and business cards!
7:00am-8:15am CSP Networking Breakfast (invitation only)
7:15am-8:00am The Morning Buzz: Peer to Peer Mastermind
Many NSA members know the benefits of being part of a powerful mastermind group. An experienced group sharing thoughts and ideas can forever transform the actions you take to build your business. In this fully interactive session you will convene in small groups to dive into topics and come up with possible solutions to your biggest challenge. Showing up for this session could produce your “ah ha” learning moment, allow you to have a meaningful impact on someone else, or meet someone new (or all three).
8:15am-8:30am Antics
The fun doesn’t wait for the general session to start! Leave it to our event chairs to stir up some antics, shenanigans and high jinks! Be sure to arrive to the general sessions early—you never know what you are going to get!
General Session

Build Trust or DieDavid Horsager, CSP
Everything of value is built on trust, from the greatest financial institutions to every good relationship you have. In this session, you will learn the actionable framework for building trust in the speaking business with meeting planners, C-Suite executives and each audience you speak to. People buy from the trusted salesperson, follow the trusted leader and listen to the speaker they trust. Discover the framework and leave with actionable tools, ideas and strategies to increase your performance through trust!

The Irresistible Power of Strategic StorytellingKindra Hall
Kindra told her first story when she was 11 to a classroom full of third graders who, despite their notoriously short attention span, sat in rapt attention. In that moment, Kindra became a believer in the irresistible power of storytelling. And while storytelling is certainly not a new concept for professional speakers, strategic storytelling is more important now than ever to engage with audiences who are as easily distracted as a room full of elementary students. In this session Kindra will not only inspire you to connect to the hearts of your audiences through storytelling, but will teach you exactly how to access the unlimited supply of irresistible stories within you.


Inside the Speaker’s Studio: The Deconstruction of David Horsager’s, CSP, KeynoteKristin Arnold, CSP
Peek behind the curtain into the world of one of our mainstage presenters—David Horsager, CSP—as we take you on a journey to the evolution of the keynote you just saw! We’ll start from the moment Christine and Michael said, “We want you to present at Influence ’17” up to this breakout session where they will share the good, the bad, and the ugly in crafting their presentation. We’ll also talk about their business model and their approach to the speaking business. It’s up close and personal, unplugged and provocative! If you like James Lipton’s Inside the Actor’s Studio, you’ll love this breakout session!

One Client Plus Multiple Platforms Equals More BusinessBarry Banther, CSP
In this session you will learn how to inventory your own expertise and cascade that over multiple platforms within your current client base for bigger and more sustainable contracts. You’ll be introduced to more than 30 ways to share your expertise across multiple platforms, learn to market your expertise to clients and discover proven strategies to grow your top line business by 5 percent within 90 days without a single new client.

Enjoy the Process of Humor Development? You Have to be Kidding!Dave Hill
Why are many speakers struggling to be funny? Everyone can be funny. Some find it easier than others but the reality is that it is easy! It does takes an investment of your time, but the secrets to becoming creatively funny are: understanding the easy to learn steps to develop content and learning to love the process of humor development and delivery. Imagine how it feels to look at your written story on a piece of paper and within minutes you start to see areas where humor could be explored. You try a humor technique and it jumps out as being masterful. You practice a sentence out loud, you make changes, and the comedic timing starts to tighten up. You reach a point where the endorphins in your brain tell you, “It’s time to find an audience.”

YouTube It! How to Profit From Free Web VideoDarren LaCroix, CSP
Want to earn money while you sleep? Want to get booked more often? Want all this for zero advertising cost? YouTube it! Right now, three billion people search daily for answers on YouTube and if you aren’t there, they can’t find you! They will find your competition. Join Darren for this simple, yet powerful program. Darren has over 900 videos bringing him business. He currently has over 1.5 million views. Most of his videos are done right on his laptop. Find out what works and how to get going quickly. You’ll walk away with: Darren’s simple strategy that works, a fast way to discover what people are looking for, and knowing what to say and how to post your videos, right! We Darrentee that you’ll leave this program wondering why you waited so long to get started!

Norman Vincent Peale…Revisited!Mike Frank, CSP, CPAE
This will be a unique opportunity to see Vincent Peale do his famous speech “The Power of Positive Thinking” on DVD. As a part of the presentation, he shares one of the greatest signature stories of all time on how Guideposts Magazine was created. Mike had the opportunity of knowing him well, and booking him for many speeches. In 1990, Peale was the presenter of the CPAE to Mike. Mike will share some great stories about Peale and feels Peale “walked his talk” better than any speaker Mike has known and that is more than 1,000 speakers.

How to Become a Paid Speaker – Strategies to Go from Free to FeeMelissa Nixon
The number one question professional speakers get asked is, “How do I get started?” If you are looking to launch your speaking career and go from free to a paid fee this session will give you the nuts and bolts you need. Get ready to go from pro-bono to professional by implementing the right brand, marketing and speaking tools into your business.

The Planner/Bureau/Speaker RUMBLE!Shawna Suckow
In this session, we will have a candid discussion about issues selected right from the audience members themselves. The session is a lively, matter-of-fact discussion with the audience encouraged to participate throughout. Everyone will walk away with real takeaways about building better relationships, marketing better, and understanding how the other parties think. We’re all on the same side: the side of serving our audiences with the best possible event experiences.

Hall of Fame Speakers Spill the Beans—Expertise, Eloquence, Enterprise and—EXPERIENCEEileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE
Does it really take 10,000 hours to develop expertise? How do you stand out from the herd and be heard? Get personal insights of the good, the bad and maybe the ugly from John Sileo, CSP, CPAE, Terry Brock CSP, CPAE, Jane Herlong, CSP CPAE, and Linda Larsen, CSP, CPAE.

CSP/CPAE Only: Exposed: How I Got Major Media Without a PR FirmRandall Bell, PhD
In 1994, Randall Bell discovered the formula for getting national and international media and he did it all without a PR firm. Since then his career has been profiled in People Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, ABC’s 20/20, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, EXTRA, CNN, the front page of the Los Angeles Times and dozens of others. This is not a theory, he did it! In this session, Randy will share his formula with you.

Community Group: NSA Speaking Eagles: Falling High and Flying LowCol. Joe Kittinger, USAF (Ret.) and Col. Randy Larson, USAF (Ret.)
What do two heroes who succeeded under extreme conditions have to do with your speaking career? Plenty. Come join a former Vietnam War POW who set a record 20-mile high skydiving free fall and a war veteran who flew 400 helicopter missions and served as a former commander of America’s VIP fleet of 47 aircraft at Andrews Air Force Base, including all personnel on Air Force One and Two. Learn how you can leverage your own experiences and knowledge to a higher level in your career. Program hosted by Howard Putnam, CSP, CPAE, and former CEO of Southwest and Braniff Airlines.

12:15pm-1:45pm Lunch
12:30pm-1:15pm Community Group: Together We Can Change the World
12:30pm-1:15pm Community Group: NSA MAC Speakers Users Group
Sierra Modro, CSP
The potential restrictions on our laptops is quite significant. Our session—a VRERY SHORT 45 minutes—is on Monday, July 10 from 12:30pm – 1:15pn. Everyone grab your lunch and run to whatever room they have given us. Also, I need a great fast typist to capture whatever is discussed so we can get it back out. Our wonderful “court reporter”, Marcia Reynolds, will be in China!
12:30pm-1:15pm Community Group: NSA Social Media Partners Group

It’s Your Mother’s Fault You’re Not Getting Results on LinkedInWayne Breitbarth
Most people have had LinkedIn profiles for years but are wondering when they will finally start to see quantifiable results. In this short “TED-like” presentation, Wayne Breitbarth, bestselling author of The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success, will share the number one thing that’s standing between you and success on LinkedIn. And guess what—your mother probably scolded you for doing it!

3 Keys to Developing Online Content that Sells ItselfElias Kanaris
In this quick-paced session, Elias will share his experience on how to develop and structure reproducible on-line programs implementing a formula that he has been using. He will take a topic and break it down to simple steps for the audience and encourage them to get the ball rolling with their own content. Elias will share the do’s and don’ts surrounding video production and the importance of lighting and sound to the quality of the production. He will also identify three key learnings gained from using the Knowledgelink.tv system. Elias will also share the power of multi-choice quizzes and how reporting can be used to motivate staff to improve productivity or profitability. He will close off the session with ideas for consideration around the marketing messages sent out to delegates to encourage their participation within the program.

Lights, Camera, Action: Communicating Your Needs Effectively with the Production or AV TeamTroy Peters
You’ve put too much work into your presentation to not have a video play, a microphone quit, or a slide remote not advance. Join Troy J. Peters, CTS, as he explains the best way to communicate with the onsite AV team before and during the event. From little tricks to make sure they’re paying attention, to what to include or not include in a rider. You’ll learn it all from Troy’s own experiences as a producer and a speaker on events he’s managed around the globe with world leaders, CEOs, keynote speakers and performers.

4 Magic Tricks to Help You Create and Reinvent YourselfVincent Bruneau
Fifteen years ago, I became a magician. Magic is a powerful form of communication and has influenced everything in my life, my decisions, my relationships and the way I look at the world. Magic gave me an amazing gift, the opportunity to engage with people in a creative and unique way. Today I am entrepreneur, tech-illusionist and I use the power of magic every day to develop technology to help people to engage! Magic is a process, looking for a sustainable solution that create something REAL in people’s mind and heart, something that really generate pleasant emotions and engage people! On my business card, it’s written: CEO of a tech startup. Though, I’m now going to tell you my secret, I’m still a magician! In the session, I will share four magic tricks to help you create and reinvent yourself. I will be using my own technology to do it.

How to Speak on Cruise Ships: It’s Great Work if You Can Get it!Steve Diggs
Of the 130 presentations Steve Diggs makes every year – approximately 15 percent are on cruise ships. This guy knows how to do it! Join us as Steve shows you the in’s and out’s of cruise ship speaking opportunities, what cruise ships want and don’t want, the etiquette of a cruise ship speaker, how back-of-the-room sales work and how to monetize this unique form of speaking.

Learning When to Pivot That Next Great Idea: The Impact on Online Delivery MethordsLascelle Sweetland, PhD
Learning when to pivot session is developed primarily from startup methodology experience at several of the nation’s leading universities. It’s been taught both in engineering and business schools, as well as to post-graduate teams under the National Science Foundation program. However, I believe the methodology has broader applicability, and it is being adapted for use in programs to develop online delivery methods in speaker curriculum design.

Digital Persuasion: Amplify Your Events Using Social MediaErin Gargan
As a professional speaker or event planner, is social media your best friend or your worst enemy? Are you using it to drive attendance, attract attention and amplify your message? Erin shares her pre, during, and post-event checklist for social media success based on her experience running social media communications for hundreds of industry events over the last decade. She’ll showcase real client stories, results and best practices that you can take and implement into your own social marketing efforts. Using Erin’s formula, you’ll leave empowered and equipped to attract attention, increase influence and win more opportunities-using the power of social media.

CSP Only: Leveraging your CSP™ (Certified Speaking Professional) designationCSP Committee
You’ve got it, now flaunt it! This fast paced, panel discussion will deliver practical ideas and insights designed to help you make the most—most recognition, most marketing and most money—from earning your CSP. Our panel comes from years of speaking experience both as a CSP and as someone who hires CSPs. Plus, we want to know your ideas. Bring them, share them, leave them and we will distribute them to everyone who attends this session.

Staff: Speaker Staff Meet Up
We are a little over halfway through Influence; let’s check in and share! How are you navigating through the event? What is working? What do you need help with? What do you need to learn to make the time you’re investing a success?


The Wealthy Speaker Positioning BootcampJane Atkinson
This highly interactive session will be your opportunity to check in and see if your positioning (marketing language) will cut the mustard. We’ll talk about brands, promise statements and website tips that will help you reach your goals and get booked! If you’ve been out marketing your business for awhile and aren’t gaining the traction that you desire, this session is imperative to set you on the path to speaking super-stardom. Jane has helped thousands of speakers catapult their careers, some moving from zero to a million in only three years. If you are inventing or reinventing you cannot miss this critical session.

How to Develop, Launch, Market and Sell Profitable Online CoursesSylvie di Giusto
In this practical and hands-on session Sylvie will demonstrate different ways she has created a fundamental passive income stream by offering her coaching and training services online to individuals, by educating other consultants in her own online academy and by selling online programs to corporations as part of her speaking engagements. She will help you narrow down the tools you can use to create and launch a cutting-edge, interactive and valuable learning experience for your customers. You will also learn how to sell your high-quality content online via a sales marketing funnel that reaches your perfect audience and therefore actually works. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices to get a unique and rare look behind-the-scenes that will include tools and insights into content creation, learning management systems, funnel management and digital marketing techniques.

CRUSH THE STAGE – The 12 Step Blueprint for Platform MasteryDelatorro McNeal II, CSP
Have you gotten so busy marketing and branding your speaking, that you’ve put your actual presentation on auto-pilot? Tired of always having to generate new business, rather than enjoying repeat, referral and spin-off business from your existing talks? Ready to close more dates faster by getting your client to stop shopping once they have their first call with you? Then, it’s time for you to CRUSH THE STAGE! In Delatorro’s program you will learn how to: explode audience engagement, interaction and retention using profound visuals, props and illustrations, cultivate authentic rhetorical sensitivity and adjust your presentation based on the vibe you’re sensing from your audience.

The Speaker’s Formula – How to Build and Grow a Profitable Speaking BusinessGerry O’Brion and Lynne Smithpeter
In this session, you’ll learn the techniques that Gerry O’Brion used to build a six-figure speaking business in less than two years, and then quadruple it by year five. His secret weapon? Lynne Smithpeter, his co-presenter. Lynne and Gerry have created a business development system that has ignited their revenue growth and every strategy can be implemented in your speaking business today. Lynne and Gerry will reveal the top 10 techniques they use to attract new clients, expand existing clients and have clients requesting Gerry to sell products in the back of the room. This interactive, tag-team session will give you real tools that you can implement to dramatically increase your referrals and be sure participants remember you long after your presentation is over. The session will include both the important building blocks that every speaker needs as well as strategies for advanced speakers looking to take their business to the next level.

Digital Persuasion: Sell Smarter in the Modern MarketplaceErin Gargan
When you type, text or tweet, how persuasive are you? With 98 percent of digital outreach being ignored or deleted, your ability to influence others from behind the screen is your biggest indicator of business development success in the modern marketplace. Erin helps her audiences understand the psychology behind why some people’s digital messaging wins time with prospects-while most others don’t. By attending this session, you will understand what digital persuasion is and why it’s an essential skill, how to evolution of social media has impacted traditional networking, the biggest digital influence mistake everyone makes and how to avoid it, and the three-step digital persuasion formula for transforming online activity into offline relationships and opportunities.

Bring on the Power to WOW When you Speak—Live or On Video!Lynn Rose
If you want to get booked again and again, you need to break out of your shell, get REAL, let your personality shine through and powerfully CONNECT! Jump into this dynamic, highly interactive, fun session that will be about getting you on your feet and releasing the powerhouse that’s inside you to come out and play. It doesn’t matter who you are, you CAN get more powerful and speak with more freedom, no matter how you may be coming across now. Maybe you’re great on stage but can’t translate that into video, or vice versa – that’ll change after this session. And with the easy options Lynn will give you, you can know how to capture your audience in the first 10 seconds in your videos; that’ll KEEP them watching!

The Punch-Up Process: How to Systematically Add Humor in PresentationsAndrew Tarvin
You already know the importance of adding humor to your presentations, but do you know how to do it? Humor is a skill which means it can be learned. This session will teach you that skill by helping you understand your personal humor style and teach you a process for punching up your presentations to gain more laughter, increase engagement and have a lot more fun.

CSP/CPAE Only: The Daily Content Machine – Digital Monetization StrategiesJB Glossinger, MBA, PhD
Ever feel like you don’t know what to put out to the world? Scared you might not be able to handle the technology? Maybe you don’t know how to get your message out? JB Glossinger is the king of content. He has created over 3,000 podcasts that have been downloaded more than 17 million times, authored four books and produced hundreds of courses and videos, grew his Facebook page to 150,000 fans and created a large email list and Twitter followers to reach thousands of people daily. JB will be discussing the technology and why the barrier to entry is easier than ever to get content out. Get ready to get motivated and get your message out to the world.

Staff: Secrets of a Successful Speaker: Staff Panel and Best PracticesLinda Swindling, JD, CSP, Toni Meredith, Carly Reed, Michele Lucia and Zan Jones
You’ve heard of managing your manager. But how do you manage a speaker? Whether you manage one speaker or several speakers, you’ll hear from experienced professionals who will give you their best tips and strategies for managing client/bureau relationships, bookings, marketing and more for very busy speakers.

Community Group: NSA XY: Bring the Sparkly Chickens Home to RoostEliz Green, Justin Jones-Fosu, CSP, and Patrick Maurer, CSP
How do you sort through all the great ideas and make a plan of action? How do you figure out if you should jump into the newest social media outlet or wait and see? Join NSA XY members for a high level, interactive discussion followed by small group mastermind implementation session. Go home with a plan to DO SOMETHING! All are welcome. The official NSA XY photo will be taken at the end of the session.

5:30pm-6:45pm CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame® Reception (invitation only)
6:00pm-6:45pm Awards Reception
7:00pm-9:30pm CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame® /Cavett Awards Banquet
9:30pm-10:30pm Dessert Reception
10:30pm-Midnight Community Group: NSA Jam Session
Tuesday, July 11
6:00am-8:00am Meditation/QiGong
7:00am-8:00am Community Group: NSA Banker Speaking Network Group –Linda Keith, CSP
If you speak on banking topics or include banking as a significant part of your market, join us to meet others who do as well. These meetings have been the jumping off point for collaborations and an opportunity to share what we are seeing in this marketplace.

7:00am-8:00am Community Group: NSA Healthcare Speakers –Joe Mull
Does your business predominately serve clients that work in healthcare settings? If so, please join us for this informal networking and masterminding session. Whether you are new to NSA or you’re a wily veteran, don’t miss this chance to connect and collaborate with other healthcare speakers.
7:00am-8:00am Community Group: NSA Prayer Group
7:00am-8:15am Breakfast
7:15am-8:00am The Morning Buzz: Influence All Year Long
As we wrap up the conference you will undoubtedly feel overwhelmed from all the great ideas you heard from speakers or learned from others in the impromptu hallway conversations. Too often people get home and never quantify what to do next or clarify which ideas have the most potential. This session will start your day with an interactive group conversation about the best things learned at Influence and start the focus on how to keep the momentum and relationship going all year long.
8:15am-8:30am High Jinks
The fun doesn’t wait for the general session to start! Leave it to our event chairs to stir up some antics, shenanigans and high jinks! Be sure to arrive to the general sessions early—you never know what you are going to get!
General Session

Back by popular demand! Kick off the morning with three members of the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame®

Light A Single CandleLeAnn Thieman, CSP, CPAE
Recounting her dramatic experiences from the Vietnam Orphan Airlift, LeAnn shares life-changing lessons about making a difference in the world. A sign above a pediatric burn unit in Vietnam read, “It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness.” LeAnn inspires and honors audiences for lighting their candles of caring.

All Buts Stink!Walter Bond, CSP, CPAE
Think! Execute! Dominate! What you REALLY need to do as a speaker to hit it BIG!!! Listen to Walter as he shares his “ah ha” revelations about the speaking business and teach what the great speakers know but may not tell you.

If All Else Fails, LaughSuzie Humphreys, CPAE
Suzie believes that laughter is really the best medicine. Being able to find humor in the most critical situations dispels fear and doubt quicker than any pill you can swallow! Along with that laughter, forgiving is a great chaser! Come laugh, live and learn with Suzie.

Becoming RememberablePatrick Henry
If you can’t create an emotional connection with your audience, you’re going to lose them. This motivational humorist and SiriusXm Radio performer shares strategies on how to connect with your audience and clients to become a speaker of value.


Webinar Technology and Production: Talking Tech Through the Production LifecycleRoger Courville, CSP
What’s the best webinar technology? Are you a little confused by having more than 160 webinar technology vendors choose from? You’re not alone! Like cars, webinar technologies all do the same basic thing and differentiate based on details. The bad news is that trying to make sense of what you need is painfully time consuming. Worse, many speakers end up getting recommendations from peers who don’t really understand the options themselves. Fortunately you don’t have to be a technology wizard to learn how to evaluate what is right for you.

Demystifying Curriculum: From Login to Profits Using Existing ContentLaurie Guest, CSP, and Jessica Pettitt, CSP
Whether licensing your material for other trainers, hosting your own events, or putting your content online, your content needs to get out of your head and into handouts, quizzes, and workbooks. Laurie will share how she flipped her in person content to a profitable online product and Jessica will share the techniques used in creating adult learning theory based materials to give you product validity and weight needed for a higher price tag. Curriculum already exists in your head. It’s time to get it out and onto downloadable formats so you can earn more without getting on a plane.

Top 5 Ways to Attract Corporate Sponsors Even if You’re Just Starting OutLinda Hollander
Have you ever thought about attracting corporate sponsors for your speaking, business, book, charity, projects or events? America’s most successful companies partner with sponsors. Why not you? Linda Hollander, the Wealthy Bag Lady, can help you. She is an international speaker, the founder of the Sponsor Secrets Seminar and the author of the best-selling book Corporate Sponsorship in 3 Easy Steps. Linda has consulted with many speakers and companies to help them profit from the awesome power of corporate sponsors and has 20 years of experience. This is for people who want success now. Those afraid of rapid business growth need not apply. Guaranteed to be fun, interactive and informative.

Reach Millions: How to get Higher Fees and Make Viral VideosSean Stephenson
Don’t kid yourself. Speakers are in the business of making money, you just need to know where it is and how to get it. Come learn from Sean, a 22-year speaking veteran, what costly mistakes to avoid and where your time and money is best spent in a successful speaking career. This session is going to be filled with multiple strategies you can implement immediately after the conference to start landing higher paying speaker fees. Lastly, find out how Sean built an online following and produced content that has reached 250,000,000 people worldwide.

Learn a Simple Template for Crafting the Core Content of a Keynote SpeechKelly Swanson
If you struggle with the structure of your keynote speech, then this is the workshop for you – whether you’re starting out or seasoned. We will cover Kelly’s basic template for constructing the content core outline of your speech. This is not about stories and humor. This is a step-by-step process of mapping out your points and making a persuasive presentation that delivers your content in a way that has impact. Bring your own speech idea and come out with your own content structure outline, ready to add stories, comedy and other fun elements. Use this template over and over to create new speeches that deliver your content in a clear, tangible, easy-to-follow way. Never ramble your way through a speech again. We will discuss your ideas in the workshop for creative brainstorming on your speech.

The Essential Guide for Using Video to Grow Your Speaking BusinessChris West
If you’re tired of theoretical suggestions about how to use video in your speaking business and ready for practical, proven steps for creating and marketing with professional-looking videos, this session is for you. Drawing from years of video production experience in the speaking industry, Chris West will share step-by-step instructions on how to setup a home studio, optimize your videos on YouTube and then design effective YouTube campaigns to drive traffic to your website and online products. Participants will leave this session with a specific plan to improve the quality of their videos and the way they use them to generate passive income in their business.

How to Create a Tribe and Ecosystem Around Your Speaking BusinessTravis Bell, CSP
Most speakers think that life will be stress-free once they become a "successful speaker." Their thinking?" I’ll simply charge more as my reputation builds and the cash will naturally roll in and business will be great!” But really, most speakers struggle, especially in the early and intermediate stages of their speaking career because cash-flow is non-existent and they go from feast-to-famine, they don’t diversify their thought leadership in a strategic way and lose their passion fast. By creating an active paying tribe around your speaking business and an ecosystem to match, you’ll be able to successfully smooth out cash flow, decrease workload, create true leverage and serve even more people for a lot longer.

CSP/CPAE Only: Writing, Promoting, Marketing, Selling, Touring: Everything for the BookJill Schiefelbein
Successful books are not written, promoted, or sold in isolation. To make a best seller list, you need a community behind you. This session is my story from start to finish, told in a fully transparent way with action plans that you can follow. From writing the proposal, to negotiating the contract, to unanticipated content changes, to creating a marketing plan, to updating social media profiles, to the writing process, to cultivating interviews, to repurposing the interviews, to creative uses of technology to help promote, to setting up websites and lead generation and pre-selling funnels, to getting booked for publicity, to acquiring sponsorships, to book touring and beyond.

Staff: Find your Voice! Leveraging Blogs and Social Media to Elevate your Brand!Lea Woodford
The session will be hands on showing how to construct a blog or article on WordPress utilizing key words. Blogs are now accepted and rank highly in LinkedIn. This will be demonstrated. Participants will learn how to write an attention-grabbing title and subtitle. Participants will learn how to push out their content via social media as well learn to leverage their press status to gain access to people and events you want to cover in your blog. Participants will learn to create a portfolio of work so that they may become contributors to bigger publications thus increasing their reach.

Community Group: NSA Online Marketing Mastermind Patrick Allmond
Want to know more about online marketing? We’ve got your back. We’ll be discussing email marketing, lead generation, Clickfunnels, Leadpages, YouTube Marketing, Facebook Marketing, product creation/selling and anything else that comes up.

Closing Luncheon General Session

The Mighty Mouth Movement: From Speaker to Performer to Rockstar!Sekou Andrews
Scientists say humans use about 15 percent of their brainpower. Sekou says many speakers use about 15 percent of their speaker power. As the innovator of a new speaking category called “poetic voice,” Sekou Andrews has been a disruptive force in this industry for over a decade. He so frequently brings unexpected tears, cheers and standing ovations to the world’s largest organizations, that Forbes magazine calls him the “de facto poet laureate of corporate America.” His secret? The 85 percent of dormant speaking power within us, waiting for us to unlock it and rock it. Rockstars don’t give speeches, they PERORM speeches. Mighty Mouths don’t deliver talks, they MAGIC experiences. If you want to witness all that you’ve learned at Influence and all that you can be as an influencer in one next-level keynote experience…Don’t. Miss. This.


Free Night at Epcot (ticket included with registration)
No trip to Walt Disney World is complete without fireworks and Influence 2017 is no exception! Don’t leave early! Join us at Epcot on Tuesday for a spectacular evening of dessert and fireworks celebrating the culmination of our time together. A half-day ticket is included with your registration but you must let us know you are coming when you register; tickets will not be available onsite.

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8:00pm-9:15pm Dessert Reception and Fireworks at Epcot
No trip to Walt Disney World is complete without fireworks and Influence 2017 is no exception! Don’t leave early! Join us at Epcot on Tuesday for a spectacular evening of dessert and fireworks celebrating the culmination of our time together. A half-day ticket is included with your registration if you let us know you were coming when you registered; tickets will not be available onsite.