NSA-GA, Monday, April 13 with Russ Riddle, J.D. and Bruce Weinstein, Ph.D. - VIRTUAL EVENING MEETING


April 13, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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To Yell The Truth!™ Fast Solutions to High-Stakes Problems in Your Speaking Business

What would you do?

> You wake up with the flu the day before a presentation that you’ve already been paid for. The gig is a four-hour flight away.

> A client promised your check would be ready at the conference. When you arrive, you’re told the organization is having financial trouble and won’t be able to pay you.

> A meeting planner wants to book you. She heard you were “great” from an attendee of a keynote you gave three years ago. Your former agent booked that prior talk, after which there was a falling out. Does Jane’s event constitute “spin-off” business that you must give to the former agent?

At some point in your career, you will encounter these dilemmas and more. What’s the right thing to do? Russ Riddle, J.D. (Anomaly at Law® and NSA Board Member), and Bruce Weinstein, Ph.D. (The Ethics Guy® and FORBES contributor) will show you the best way to resolve these and other challenges that speakers encounter.

  • The 5 Principles of Ethical Intelligence.
  • What NSA’s Code of Ethics requires in these scenarios.
  • How the NSA’s Conduct Code applies.
  • Learn about the standard speaking contracts that Bruce and Russ use with language to help ward off many issues.


About the SpeakerS

Russ Riddle, J.D.
What do Barney® the purple dinosaur, Thomas the Tank Engine® and YOU have in common? All have been served (or are about to be) by Russ Riddle! Having practiced marriage for 36 years, law for 28, fatherhood for 27, and braved adventures as a juvenile probation officer and professional speaker, Russ is convinced that we must never stop learning and laughing.

His love of levity stems in part from an intellectual property law practice that has served such clients as Barney®, Bob the Builder®, Thomas the Tank Engine®, the voices of Jimmy Neutron® and Larry the Cucumber®, as well as many NSA characters throughout the country. Russ currently serves on the National Speakers Association’s Board of Directors and is chair of the editorial committee for SPEAKER Magazine. He’s the author of two books: Lawyer Up – The Smart Way and Persuasive vs. Abrasive – The judges have ruled, as well as the intellectual property manual Corral Your Cash Cow.

He is appropriately known as the “Anomaly at Law®,” for he’s down to earth, and clearly communicates and lavishes others with levity.

Bruce Weinstein, Ph.D.
Through his practical, interactive and entertaining presentations on ethical leadership, Dr. Bruce Weinstein, The Ethics Guy®, inspires business leaders to do the right thing every time. He is the CEO of the Institute for High-Character Leadership. "High-character leadership is the key to sustained success in business," Bruce says. “I’ll help you find the stories in your organization that show a direct relationship between the honesty of your leaders and quantifiable benefits to the people you serve—and to your own organization.”

He writes a regular column on ethical leadership for Forbes online, and you have seen him discuss ethics in business and the news over 200 times on major broadcast and cable networks. Bruce's clients have included Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Société Générale, The Home Depot, Northrop Grumman, All State Insurance, the American Bankers Association, Astellas Pharma, Dublin-based CRH, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, the National Football League, Investment Management Consultants Association, the South Carolina National Guard, and hundreds of other companies that know the key to their success is the high character of their employees, managers, and C-suite executives.

He received his B.A. in philosophy from Swarthmore College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy with a concentration in bioethics from Georgetown University and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. The W. K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan awarded Bruce a National Fellowship in Leadership. He lives in New York City with his wife Kristen Bancroft, who is a compliance professional in the financial services industry.

Meeting Schedule - VIRTUAL
6:30 pm — 8:30 pm

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$50.00 Returning Guest