As a professional emcee, I host a LOT of corporate events: live/in-person events, virtual events, and hybrid events. But there’s one hybrid emcee event date that’s been jumping off of my calendar since the moment I booked it: hosting the National Speakers Association signature event INFLUENCE, which this year happens to me on my home turf of Las Vegas at Caesars Palace.
The reason I’m so excited and honored about this one is because these are my people! I’m a proud member of The National Speakers Association. I’m constantly meeting new, incredible people through NSA – like even just last week in Denver when I met up with John Sileo and Steve Spangler. This organization has done so much for me over the years, and it’s wonderful to have the opportunity now to give back to this organization in service.
I first got involved with NSA in the Central Florida chapter when I lived in Orlando after bouncing around on cruise ships for a few years post-college. It was here that I first really learned about running my performing career like a business from speakers like David Glickman and Rick DiBiasio. Then when I moved to Las Vegas, my NSA friends connected me with speaker Judi Moreo. Judi was literally the first person I met in Las Vegas. She was kind enough to take me out to break fast the morning after I had arrived into town. Judi took me under her wing, and got me connected with the NSA Las Vegas chapter. I went on to serve as her Marketing Chair and later the Membership Chair of the chapter.
This year’s hybrid event will have three emcees: Patty Hendrickson – the driver emcee, Omekongo – the connector emcee, and yours truly – the “WOW” emcee (their words, not mine!). I am taking my role as “wow” emcee very seriously! I’ll be tagging in several of my friends from the Strip to bring some added Las Vegas flair and entertainment value, including my favorite variety act of all time The Skating Aratas. I cannot wait!