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Welcome to the National Speakers Association Podcasting Network. Featuring the Voices of Experience audio magazine and other content provided by NSA.

Voices of Experience National Speakers Association

    • Entrepreneurship

Welcome to the National Speakers Association Podcasting Network. Featuring the Voices of Experience audio magazine and other content provided by NSA.

    Two Price Perspectives

    Two Price Perspectives

    It's time to talk pineapples. As virtual presentations are becoming more and more common, how do you set your virtual fee compared to your in-person fee? Is it higher, lower, the same? Everyone's business model varies, but this week, we have Cheryl Knowlton, CSP, and Yoram Solomon, PhD, with two very difference perspectives on virtual fee setting.  
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    • 21 min
    Learn a Language Right Now!

    Learn a Language Right Now!

    Are you a bilingual speaker? Do you want to speak professionally in another language? Or are you learning another during some of our new travel-free time? If you're a polyglot, or an aspiring one, this episode is for you! Alan Berg, CSP, shares how he learned Spanish and delivered a paid speech three years later, and Diana Watson explains how she beat native Mandarin speakers in a Toastmasters competition. 
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    • 25 min
    Hierarchy of Virtual

    Hierarchy of Virtual

    We talked about the basic set up you need to stand out on the virtual stage on last week's episode. So what's next? While we know that we should avoid presenting with just a laptop looking up our nose, at what point do you call your home set up "done"? Andrew Tarvin, CSP, is on the show this week discussing the different levels of virtual presentations ranging from presenting with just your laptop to multiple camera presentations that seamlessly integrate video, graphics and different views. 
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    • 21 min
    Quickstart Virtual Presentations

    Quickstart Virtual Presentations

    Switching to virtual presentations isn't as simple as sitting in front of your laptop and delivering the same speech you would have given on the main stage. While you don't need to build a full production studio in your home, there are a few investments you should make to ensure you stand out and impress your audience. This week, Dave Bricker, MFA, the author of Speak Inside the Box, is on the show to discuss the basics of what will help you stand out on the virtual stage.
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    • 19 min
    A Physician’s Point-of-View on Speaking & COVID-19

    A Physician’s Point-of-View on Speaking & COVID-19

    There's a lot of information circulating about COVID-19, so it can be difficult to make good decisions that will keep you, your family, and your speaking business safe right now. This week, we have professional speaker and doctor Romie Mushtaq, MD, on Voices of Experience discussing everything from safely traveling if you do choose to go somewhere to some of the things you can do at home to help you work through the negative emotions we're experiencing as we shift our businesses. 
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    • 25 min
    Visually Yummy Virtual

    Visually Yummy Virtual

    Setting up basic lighting for virtual presentations is simple, but how do you make sure you really stand out? Should you use a green screen or just your office? Do you need a huge lighting set up? Where should you position yourself on the camera? If you're feeling overwhelmed, we've got you covered. Speaker and photographer Jeffrey Shaw is with us this week sharing how you can set up your ideal background for your online engagements (and to encourage you to stop using the built-in virtual backgrounds).
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    • 25 min

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