NSA Names Professional Meeting Partner of the Year
Consulting firm founder will be honored
The National Speakers Association (www.nsaspeaker.org will honor Joan L. Eisenstodt as its 2006 Professional Meeting Partner of the Year at NSA's 2006 Convention, which runs July 22 to 25 in Orlando, Fla. NSA's Meeting Partner of the Year Award is given annually to a professional who builds strong ties within the meetings industry and fosters extraordinary relationships with professional speakers. Eisenstodt has been involved with the meetings and facilitation industries for more than 30 years and negotiates meetings and program planning. She is the founder of the Washington, D.C.-based consulting and training firm Eisenstodt Associates.
24 U.S. Speakers Earn Certified Speaking Professional Designation
The National Speakers Association(www.nsaspeaker.org) (NSA) certified 24 professional speakers this year with its Certified Speaking Professional designation. The designation is conferred by the NSA and the International Federation of Professional Speakers. Those who were honored met strict criteria, including a documented proven track record, and a commitment to on-going education. Service and ethical value of the candidates were also factored. The ceremony will take place on July 23 at the NSA Convention in Orlando, Fla., and will honor:
Debbie A. Allen of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Corbin W. Ball of Bellingham, Wash.; Paul David Bridle of Granham, Lincolnshire, England; Shelle Rose Charvet of Burlington, Ontario, Canada; Brian Grant Dalzell of Brampton, Ontario, Canada; Neil Dempster of Scottsdale, Ariz.; James H. Doyle of Sarasota, Fla.; Dave Finnigan of Celebration, Fla.; Ted Garrison of Ormond Beach, Fla.; David Gouthro of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Christine Holton Cashen of Highland Village, Texas; Paul E. Huff of Charlotte, N.C.; Chad L. Hymas of Stockton, Utah; Frank Keck of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; Michael Kerr of Canmore, Alberta, Canada; Samuel G. Manfer of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; Karen S. McCullough of Houston; Michelle Ray of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Meryl Runion of Cascade, Colo.; Linda Talley of Houston; Beth A. Terry of Phoenix; William F. Wagner of Westlake Village, Calif.; Brian Scott Walter of Redmond, Wash.; and Kevin Wanzer of Indianapolis.