I grew up in a small town in PA. My dad was a Pennsylvania Dutch farmer from the Amish country. My mom stayed at home and raised three kids.  We had a very modest life but had everything we could want!  Having a supportive family made each of us successful in all aspects of our lives.


This past month really revealed to me the true NSA Northwest family spirit and the support we all provide for each other. We had an incredibly full month of events and everyone gave 110% to make them all successful.  Thank you!




Our virtual presenter, Laurie Guest, taught us 93 Ways to Get Booked AND Sweet Spot Pricing.

Everyone took away brilliant ideas to increase our business revenue.

At that same meeting,Program Director, Laura Leist delivered the Top 10 on OneNote.



Perfect topic for January since it was Get Organized Month!

Thank you for helping start 2018 with insight into an organizational tool that will make us more efficient!  What a great photo of Laurie watching Laura present her Top !0!


ProTrack Showcase

2017 Graduates hit the main stage and recorded a 10-minute video. Every speaker’s topic and delivery was right on the mark!

Congratulations 2017-18 ProTrackers:  Sonja Price, Brian Isaacson, Charles LoveJoy, Doug Peterson.



ProTrack Sneak Peek

We kicked off promoting our 2018 ProTrack program by holding a free Sneak Peek event.

President Elect Elisa Hays, Secretary Maureen Manley (MC extraordinaire) and  Ron Rael, ProTrack Dean, teamed up to create a comprehensive program that included a heartfelt past ProTrack graduate testimonial by Ann Amati.

Many of the 2018 ProTrack Speakers attended and provided insight into their curriculum topic. We had an amazing turnout and registered six people for ProTrack 2018 within 24 hours!


Who do you know that would benefit from learning the business of speaking? 

Early bird pricing for ProTrack 2018 ends Feb 28! Register Here.



Our #1 goal is to help speakers increase their income and grow their business.

We will be continuing with our two bonus segments within each meeting, TOP 10 and PRO X.

There is one Professional Member PRO X spot available for our March 16 meeting. Will it be you?

Look for sign-up sheets at the meetings.

We are here to help you elevate your professional status.

What can we do to help you reach to the next level of membership?



We have added a few additional programs into the schedule so be sure to mark your calendars!

  • 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 Register Here
  • 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


WINTER CONFERENCE is right around the corner in Baltimore, MD.

If you are planning to attend, please let us know so we can arrange a group photo and gatherings throughout the meeting.


I would like to personally extend an invitation to all of you in our northwest community to reach out to me any time with questions, comments, ideas or concerns.  The NSA Northwest Chapter exists because of passionate people like you. We are here to serve you.  Let’s grow our business together!

Warmest Regards,

Lisa Copeland

President, NSA Northwest Chapter