I remember attending my first National Speakers Association (NSA) convention in 2000 and being blown away by the wealth of talent and expertise in one place. The National Speakers Association (NSA) is the leading organization for professional speakers... in the world. The opening general session on Sunday morning featured the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) Ceremony, a special award presented to NSA members [...]
By Blog Editor Susan Wells
We can now add Cover Model to the list of accomplishments that Steve Spangler has achieved. He is on the cover of Speaker Magazine this month as The New Mr. Wizard.
Steve has been a member of the National Speaker Association for years and has been a keynote speaker at its conferences.
The article chronicles Steve's rise to success [...]
If you're a professional speaker, being inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame® is kind of like getting an Academy Award... without the cool golden Oscar... but you get the idea. The National Speakers Association (NSA), the leading organization for professional speakers, inducted five professional speakers into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame at the 2010 NSA Convention in Orlando, Florida, and I'm [...]
As a professional speaker, I've learned over the years the importance of a good introduction and how detrimental a bad intro can be to the start of even a good presentation. We've all probably been in an audience and experienced an introduction that is in itself a mini-speech. These are the intros that go on and on forever for the sake [...]
Blog Editor Susan Wells
All of us at Steve Spangler Science know we do not work at your average company. We don't even work at a normal company. When you show up in the morning you never know what is in store for the day.
So when Steve made the announcement that author Rory Vaden was going to stop by and bring his [...]
... and things didn't turn out exactly as I had planned. Back in December, I had the great opportunity to speak to professional speakers in Canada. Seems a little strange for a speaker to be speaking to speakers about the art of speaking, but that's how it works. In the U.S. we have the National Speakers Association (NSA), and in Canada [...]
If you've ever taught a day in your life, you know that the job is both rewarding and exhausting. In an effort to keep our students inspired and motivated to want to learn, sometimes we forget to recharge our own teaching batteries. Amy Crawford is an amazing elementary teacher based out of Knoxville, Tennessee who understands the need for teachers to [...]
It was quite a week for our Spangler Science team when we invaded Texas with 24 staff members and Spangler Ambassadors. Half the team headed to Fort Worth for CAST (the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching) and half the team went to Dallas for NAEYC ( the National Association for the Education of Young Children). While our NAEYC team [...]
It's just part of being a speaker... strange things happen while you're on the road. I recently presented a full-day science training for teachers in the Chicago area when a lady approached me just prior to the start of the workshop. She wanted to know how long I had been speaking for Steve Spangler. I laughed and told her that I [...]
When the front desk called my room and asked, "Mr. Spangler... do you want us to deliver the 200 bottles of Diet Coke to your room?", I knew that they didn't completely understand what was about to happen. On July 10th, I was invited to present a program on creativity to the youth who were attending the National Speakers Association annual [...]