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Virtual Program with Anton Gunn

  • January 09, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


  • Complimentary

Registration is closed

Saturday, January 9th, 2020

Time: 9am to 12pm

Turning Lightning into Electricity!

Location:  Zoom



Your financial success as a speaker is only as strong as your ability to execute a business strategy. The problem is most speakers have a mission-driven message but don't have the building blocks of business. According to a recent Market Research blog, there are more than 40,000 professional speakers, but the overwhelming majority don't work full time. There are roughly 3500 members of the National Speakers Association and nearly 50% are not full-time speakers. The recent impact of COVID19 has devastated the meeting and event industry, thus making it more difficult for full-time speakers to grow their businesses, and some are leaving the speaking industry, actively looking for full-time jobs.


Anton Gunn knows what it's like to struggle as a part-time professional speaker and a full-time employee. Since joining NSA in 2005, Anton wanted to be full-time but didn't have the direction, dedication, or discipline to grow a successful speaking business. He could never find a way to generate enough revenue to walk away from a successful career as a c-level executive and former senior advisor to President Barack Obama. But since 2016, Anton has transformed his life and business as a speaker. In 2017, he did 112 speaking events with audience sizes ranging from 150 to 2,300 people, earning more than six-figures. Anton Gunn has learned that anyone can build an excellent speaking business by developing an action mindset and an executable game plan. He will share some of his most effective strategies for speaking business success.


Attendees Leave This Presentation Knowing: 

·      How to use LinkedIn to connect with your ideal client

·      How to create resources, tip sheets, and compile research on a limited budget.

·      How to make the most of your time when working full time and build a six-figure speaking business.

·      How to create services that solve your client's problems

·      How to make influential connections while you serve in your community or non-profit.

·      How to keep a Mindset of implementation going when you hit setbacks.


Anton Gunn is a former senior advisor to President Barack Obama and the  world’s leading authority on Socially Conscious Leadership. He is the  bestselling author of The Presidential Principles and has been featured in  TIME magazine, the Wall St Journal, INC Magazine, BBC, NPR and on Good  Morning America. As an international speaker and consultant, he has  worked with organizations like Microsoft, Sodexo, KPMG, Verizon Wireless,  Aetna, the American College of Healthcare Executives, Blue Shield of  California, and the Boeing Company.  

From playing SEC Football and being the first African American in history  elected to the SC legislature from his district early in his career, to now  working as a leadership development consultant and serving on multiple  boards, he has spent his life helping people build diverse, high-performing  teams, and great leadership culture. 

His presentations challenge leaders to think differently and act differently.  Offstage, He rolls up his sleeves with individuals and organizations to guide  them through a proven, easy-to-implement strategies that helps them take  their organization from status quo to state-of-the-art. 

Costs: Non Members Fee - $50.00 (US Dollars) , Members Fee- Free

Virtual Meeting Agenda: 

8:45am Virtual Networking

9:00am President’s Welcome Message

9:15am Program Depth

10:45am Break

11:00am Small Group Breakout Session

11:30am Report out

11:45am Announcements from Members and Participants / Additional Business Closing Remarks / Adjourn

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