Rachel Cartwright, Ph.D., MS, RN, HCRM
NSA-Florida Speakers Association

A Letter From The President

September 23, 2021

We successfully produced our first chapter meeting in the year 2021-2022 with the help of some very skilled and talented members!  Jeremy Torisk, Dave Bricker, and James Henderson spent many hours setting up our "banquet room studio" so the meeting would run without a hitch.  The morning arrived so soon after the set-up was complete, and excitement filled the room in anticipation of returning once again not only together but Better Together!  

Keith Harmeyer entertained us with song and story while sharing valuable techniques that helped us visualize our business models and strategies.  We thank you, Keith, for sharing with us your knowledge and your fabulous talents!

Kim Beckett has redesigned our FSA Brochure and Guest Packet. When you bring a guest, be sure to pick a packet up at the registration table so they can see all the support and services we offer.  Thank you, Kim, for your time and talents in creating this for our chapter.  

Our speaker lineup for October 9, 2021, is fantastic!  We are hosting Bruce Turkel, CSP, and Bob Frare, CSP.  You must plan to attend to hear from these exceptional speakers.  I know we ALL can learn from their experiences along the journey of professional speaking.  Our FSA website has all the details and will direct you to where you can register. 

Getting back together this month was so good!  Sharing stories, seeing smiling faces, and hearing us laugh together is an experience you do not want to miss in October.  We encourage you to bring a guest and come in person, but we will also provide a virtual option.

Eagles Fly Alone; Crows Fly in Groups.  Every great idea and dream must be established within you and you alone.  There will be times when only you will believe it is going to happen.  Can you stand alone?  Can you believe when it looks as if no one else does?  Leave the beaten path occasionally and drive into the woods. You'll be certain to find something that you've never seen before.  Most big ideas are the results of thought and are discovered when you are by yourself.  The opportunity to succeed or not is yours.  No one can take that away unless you let them.  Learn to be alone and stand alone, or nothing worthwhile will catch up with you.  

Come and join us on October 9!

August 14 Chapter Meeting with Keith Harmeyer
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Listen to what's happening at FSA


Join our Webinar on September 29 at 5 PM. Are you running your business like a business? Did all of the crazy of 2020 and 2021 cause you to lose focus?  Dr. Mary Kelly will share 15 ways to grow your post-pandemic speaking business.

Register on our website.
Coming to the FSA October 9, 2021
Bob Frare, CSP
Bruce Turkel, CSP
FSA Social will take place October 27 at Shooters Waterfront, 3033 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308.  We will meet from 5 pm until 7 pm to socialize and enjoy the beautiful outdoors!  Beverages and dining will be on your own.  
FSA Holiday Party December 11, 2021

Please share your preferences for our end-of-year party. 

Simply scan the QR Code and complete the 3 question survey by September 30?

September Birthdays!

James Lee Henderson - 9/5
Rachel Cartwright - 9/13

Congratulations, Bruce Turkel, on your new book!

Is That All There Is? What Are You Doing for the rest of Your Life?



  We have designed 2021-2022 to bring you both online and in-person meetings and greater member benefits. Here is what we have in store to maximize your member value: 

  • Every chapter meeting will be in-person with a Zoom online option for those who cannot attend.
  • Starting in September, we will alternate monthly one webinar and one social (members only).
  • Members will continue to get recordings of all webinars in case you miss any.
  • Members who pay for each meeting will receive recordings of the chapter meetings by email.
  • Members who attend in person can join the member-only lunch with the speaker (additional charge).
  • The FSA Member Directory will display FSA Members.
If you have been a part of FSA for 10 years OR a Past President of FSA we have a special acknowledgment of your commitment as a PLATINUM member.  You will receive 10% off the membership package of your choice as our way to say thank you!  Continue your participation by renewing / registering TODAY!  Contact for details.
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2021-2022 Board of Directors

Dr. Rachel Cartwright, President

Dave Bricker - Dean, Academy

Laura Bonich - Co-Dean, Academy

Kim Beckett - Secretary

Peter Palmer - Marketing/Communications Director

Alexandra Demosthenes - Treasurer

James Henderson - Past President and Membership Director

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