Happy Holidays!  As the year winds to an end, I am overwhelmed with gratitude.

It has been both a pleasure and an honor to serve as your NSA Northwest Chapter President! 

The willingness of the NSA Northwest community to help wherever there is a need is amazing and greatly appreciated.

That kind of dedication continues to drive this chapter to its full potential.  As I reflect on the first six months, our chapter has many reasons to celebrate.



Launched our program year with Sylvie di Giusto, Discover the Magic of eLearning’.

Professional Members attended a bonus session on ‘Leadership Image’!

Top 10 Speaker, Elisa Hays delivered a playful speaker warm up activity, ‘Let your Inner 5-year-old Out’.


Mike Robertson WOW’d us with tips on how to make presentation slides more engaging.

Top 10 Speaker, Earl Bell, knocked it out of the park with ‘How to Annuitize Your Revenue’.


Steve Napolitan shared his energy and expertise on ‘How to Find Your WOW Client’.


In-Home meeting for Professional Members was a Book Publishing Panel Discussion.

Legacy Member Dorothy Wilhelm  moderated the lively discussion with our expert panelists:

Don Crawley, CSP, Laura Leist, and Brad Cochrane.


NSA Northwest’s holiday social gathering was exactly that! Fancy, Fun, and Festive!


  • In August, at our Annual Board Member Retreat, we developed a road map for chapter growth and success.
  • ‘Speakers Uncorked’, a virtual happy hour for professional members, was launched.
  • NSA Northwest welcomed two new Professional Members: Brad Cochrane and  Greg Towne
  • November was CSP™ (Certified Speaking Professional) Designation Awareness Month. NSA Northwest is proud to recognize EIGHT Professional Members who have achieved their CSP.   Brian Walter CSP, CPAE,       Jan Dwyer Bang CSP, Anna Liotta, CSP, Jan McLaughlin, CSP, Linda Keith, CSP, Patt Schwab, CSP,                          Don Crawley, CSP,   Bill Stainton, CSP
  • President Elect Elisa Hays attended the Chapter Leadership Institute (CLI) retreat. Each year, the Chapter President-Elects attend a three-day training at NSA headquarters in Tempe, AZ.  Attendees learn the business of running a chapter as well as discovering both successes and challenges other chapters have experienced.
  • NSA Northwest ProTrack attendees concluded the 10-month program. Graduates are now preparing for their video shoot in Jan 2018.



As we ring in the New Year, we will continue to bring quality programs and events to you.

  • Friday, January 19 Laurie Guest – 93 Ways to Get Booked:  Sweet Spot Pricing Register Here
  • Tuesday January 23 ProTrack Showcase – Support NSA Northwest Graduating Class at VMG Studio 520
  • Saturday, January 27 Get Paid to Speak:  ProTrack Sneak Peek Preview (FREE Attendance) Register Here
  • Friday, February 9 Mary C Kelly – 15 ways to Grow Your Speaking Business Register Here
  • Fri-Sun, Feb 16-18 WINTER CONFERENCE, BALTIMORE, MD Register Here
  • Friday, March 16 Jane Atkinson – The Wealthy Speaker 2.0
  • Fri-Sun April 6 – 8 Professional Member Writers Retreat with book strategist Cathy Fyock
  • Friday, April 20 Bill Stainton – Anatomy of a Gig
  • Friday, May 18 Sam Richter – Every Sales “Yes” Begins with a “Know”
  • Friday, June 8 Annual Meeting and 2018-19 Board of Directors Installment
  • Sat-Tues July 14-17 INFLUENCE 2018 DALLAS, TX

Wishing you a happy holiday season filled with family, friends, love and laughter.

I look forward to serving you and helping your business prosper in 2018.

Warmest Regards,

Lisa Copeland

President, NSA Northwest Chapter