NJ Chapter of National Speakers Association Announces New 2013-2014 Board of Directors

Kevin Thompson, MPA, DTM is joined by Steve Hoffman, Bob DeStefano, Anna D. Banks, Eileen Strong, Charles Fleisher, Michael Schatzki and Greg Williams as members of 2013-2014 NSA-NJ’s Board of Directors.
NSA President-Elect Ron Karr installs 2013- 2014 NSA-NJ Officers in Bridgewater
NSA President-Elect Ron Karr installs 2013- 2014 NSA-NJ Officers in Bridgewater
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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - June 21, 2013 - PRLog -- The New Chapter of National Speakers Association (NSA), the leading organization for professional speakers in New Jersey, inducted Kevin Thompson, MPA, DTM of Keyport, NJ as its 2013-2014 president and seven executive board members at the June Chapter meeting in Bridgewater, NJ, on June 13, 2013.

“If you are a speaker, consultant or coach looking for the opportunity to expand your business, develop your skills, keep abreast of the latest changes in the industry and join a network where you feel welcomed and engaged you will find that and more at the New Jersey Chapter of NSA, said Kevin Thompson, 2013-2014 NSA-NJ President.

2013-2014 NSA President and NJ Chapter Member, Ron Karr, CSP served as installing officer for the Installation of Officers ceremony.  The new NSA-NJ Board of Directors who officially takes office on July 1, 2013 includes:

Kevin Thompson, MPA, DTM of Keyport, NJ - President – Thompson serves as chief executive officer of Inspired Communications, LLC., a Customer Experience Consultancy specializing in transforming business, organizations and association to a level of excellence their customers deserve. They use research, analysis and develop a customized approach to address your issues resulting in reduced conflict, improved performance, productivity and profit.

Steve Hoffman MsT, CFP, EA of of Westford, MA - President Elect – Steve Hoffman, The Tax Translator, Simplifies and Clarifies Tax for Colleges and Universities.  “I’m proud to serve as President Elect of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Speakers Association. I hope to help provide exciting programs for the Chapter and look forward to working with President Kevin Thompson.”

Bob DeStefano, MBA of Somerset, NJ – Treasurer – Bob DeStefano is an online marketing strategist and professionals speaker with over 18 years’ experience helping business-to-business companies leverage online marketing to produce bottom-line results.  Through his speaking, writing and consulting, Bob makes online marketing understandable and empowers business leaders with actionable tips and strategies they can put to work immediately to increase sales & profits, create stronger bonds with customers and boost marketing results on a limited budget.  In 1995, Bob founded SVM E-Marketing Solutions, a leading B-to-B online marketing agency.  

Anna D. Banks, MAS, GCDF of Bloomfield, NJ -  Secretary and Chair of Public Relations –  Professional trainer;  marketing, publicity & personal branding coach; and executive producer & talk show host of "Living Fully After 40" radio show. Anna has more than 20+ years of experience with teaching, training and career development experience.  Anna specializes in working with Baby Boomers and others seeking to increase their “Local Celebrity Status” as they transition from corporate employee to successful business owner.

Eileen Strong of Eatontown, NJ , - Immediate Past President - Professional speaker & trainer Eileen Strong of Strong Incentives is an award winning speaker showing teams how to successfully adapt to change. As "The Corporate Chameleon" she incorporates her 20+ years of experience within the "Mad Men" world of Advertising!   Productivity & profitability are achieved goals whenever she presents. Audiences are motivated to making communication a priority. Strong Incentives.....delivers powerful results!

Charles Fleisher, BA of Freehold, NJ – Director Membership -   The ‘Opportunities Guy’, demonstrates how to turn difficulties into extraordinary opportunities. He has spoken to over 40,000 people since 2004. He is the author of the recently released book The Secret of Difficulties: 4 Steps to Turn Tragedies into Opportunities. He is a mentor and coach and has been working one-on-one helping individuals identify and exploit their own challenges for nearly a decade. He is the Think First 2013 VIP of the year and has a BA from Rutgers University.

Michael Schatzki, MPA, CSP of Far Hills, NJ – Director of Relationship for Academy and Candidate Members - For more than 20 years, Michael Schatzki, Principal of Negotiation Dynamics®, has designed and delivered hundreds of sales negotiation seminars for businesses and organizations in the United States, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South America. Plus, as a practicing negotiator, he consults with clients, helping them navigate and succeed with their most challenging negotiations.  He is the author of Negotiation: The Art of Getting What You Want, published by Signet Books, Negotiation Speak: Winning Words and Phrases for Sales, Purchasing, Contract and Other Business Negotiations and the Master Sales Negotiator audio/video program.

Greg Williams, CDP, MBA, of Ridgewood, NJ as Chair of Community Development.  Greg is Fox TV News Contributor is known as “The Master Negotiator & Body Language Expert” www.TheMasterNegotiator.com .  Greg has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs, discussing negotiation tactics and strategies.  He is the author of the bestselling book, “Negotiate: Afraid, ‘Know’ More”, the highly acclaimed audio CD set, “How to Negotiate Your Way to Success”, and the worldwide distributed, “Negotiation Tip of the Week”.

The NSA-NJ Board of Directors is responsible for managing and directing the affairs of the association as it pertains to its mission statement, which includes advancing the art and value of experts who speak professionally by: enhancing platform excellence; facilitating business development opportunities; fostering community; increasing NSA's brand identity.

"My journey of being president went by so fast, yet it was so memorable, and for that I am very grateful,” said Eileen Strong, 2012-2013 Chapter President, NSA-NJ.  “Knowing that the skills of Kevin Thompson are at the helm gives me the confidence to know that this great group will continue to grow in a positive way and Kevin will be motivating and memorable. It is a true honor to give him the “gavel!”

About NSA-NJ

National Speakers Association, New Jersey Chapter. (NSA-NJ) is the premier professional association in New Jersey dedicated to advancing the art and value of experts who speak professionally.  NSA-NJ offers Professional, Aspiring Speaker, Student, Service/Supplier Partner and Bureau Partner memberships. For more information about NSA-NJ, please visit http://www.NSA-NJ.org.  

About NSA

The National Speakers Association (NSA) is the leading organization for professional speakers. NSA's thousands of members include experts in a variety of industries and disciplines, who reach audiences as trainers, educators, humorists, motivators, consultants, authors and more. Since 1973, NSA has provided resources and education designed to advance the skills, integrity and value of its members and the speaking profession. Visit NSA's website at http://www.nsaspeaker.org .
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