I went on my first National Speakers Association meeting, and came back a different person…in more ways then you think!
Let me back up. I was told that my first meeting would be my most memorable and they were right. First, they teamed me up with a “buddy” who took me under his wing. We met in the morning and then in the evening every one of the three days. My first meeting was alright, but I didn’t know what to ask. But then I met him after the session and had a ton of questions. And guess what? He answered each one. Then he told me that ALL members were here to help. If I had a question, I should just ask.
And I did. I met with a former NBA player, a former radio announcer, former football player…just to name a few. And they all gave me answers to my questions. I don’t know about you, but my experience is that people are guarded at these shows. But not these people. They were a wonderful group and I proud to be associated with them.
OK, back to the topic. While I went to the meeting as an National Speakers Association member, I came back as a member of PLATFORM. Inform. Influence. Inspire.
At this point, I think it is fine. People lit-up the NSA (not National Security Administration which was a reason for the change) Facebook site with concerns. But I won’t let those concerns bother me. I now have a ton of ideas to work on in building my business. I figure the other people can worry about the name change.