NSA GA Morning Chapter Meeting with Mary Kelly, PhD, CDR, CSP, CPAE, USN (ret)


March 13, 2021
8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
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15 Ways to Grow Your Speaking Business in Every Economy — Don't Make These 10 Common Speaker Mistakes! Grow Your Business NOW!

There are many gifted speakers on the platform. But many make at least three critical mistakes that is costing both revenue and personal income:

1) Are you running your business like a business?
Did the crazy of 2020 cause you to lose focus?
Did you take your foot off the gas pedal?
Are you looking long-term at your profits and expenditures, and effectively planning your business and personal finances properly?
Do you have a succession plan for your business?
Are you developing the products and multiple streams of income (no, that does not mean working as a greeter at Walmart AND working the window at Taco Bell) that provides you with a sustainable lifestyle?

In this fun, relevant, and irreverent session, Mary discusses:

  • The top 10 ways speakers sabotage their own business success.

  • Business techniques that make you and your team more efficient.

  • Productivity tools to stay focused on what you do best.

  • Ways to turn your content into profits.

  • Deliverables that help you generate profits as well as bookings.



NSA GA is excited to offer a raffle drawing with the winner receiving a free session with Mary. You can purchase your raffle ticket(s) when you register online for the meeting. The raffle winner will be selected at the conclusion of the Chapter Meeting.

   $25 for 1 raffle ticket
  $100 for 5 raffle tickets


Message from Mary

Meeting Schedule
8:45 am - 9:00 am: Log in for coffee talk with other Members! 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm: 15 Ways to Grow Your Speaking Business in Every Economy

NOTE: Zoom info will sent on Friday, March 12, 2021.

About Mary

Mary Kelly, PhD, CDR, CSP, CPAE, USN (ret), loves dogs, horses, and most people. She became a professional speaker and corporate advisor after retiring from the Navy after 25 years on active duty. A university professor for over 30 years, she taught leadership, business, management, and economics at the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, Hawaii Pacific University, and Colorado State University.

Mary served on the board of the Colorado NSA Chapter, and published the NSA CO Directory to help meeting planners find and book local speakers. She was the Chair of the Editorial Committee of Speaker Magazine from 2014-2015, because she has not mastered the ability to say “NO” to her NSA friends. She was also the Head Coach (another volunteer job!) of the Air Force Academy’s Equestrian Team for 7 years.

Growing up
in Dallas, TX, Mary tends to drawl after a margarita or two. Her future goals include eliminating world poverty, getting animals out of shelters and into great homes, meeting Condoleeza Rice, and getting back on the road.

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