Chicago Social Media and Storytelling Event for Speakers and Coaches

nsail I am thrilled to be speaking at this event, hosted by the National Speakers Association of Illinois. Wendy Piersall, @emom, and Johnny Campbell, the Transition Man and I will be talking about social media for speakers, coaches and consultants. If you’re in Chicago, I hope you can join us for this Fabulous Friday event that includes a family style lunch at @Maggianos in Oak Brook on March 20. Landed here looking for a storytelling social media speaker? Here’s my speaker page.


NSA Illinois Fabulous March 20 Friday Event Details 

Topic: Story Tell, Story Sell: Sales Through Storytelling, morning session and Master Social Media, afternoon session

Format: networking begins 9:15, meeting is 10:00-2:30, family style lunch included

Location: Maggiano’s (click here for directions)
240 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL, 60523

Register online or call Sue Black at 630-208-0776

COST: $59.00 members, $69.00 nonmembers, $79 for all others, $89 at the door

Morning Session: Story Tell, Story Sell: Sales Through Storytelling

As a speaker, trainer, consultant, coach or subject matter expert, your can utilize stories to connect from the platform, persuade prospects in sales situations and even help existing clients better understand additional ways you can serve them!

In this interactive program Craig Harrison will show us how to leverage the power of storytelling to share past success stories with audiences, clients, prospects and customers. Using story from the platform you can inspire and illustrate learning points. In sales situations your use of story offers a soft sell that subtly brings buyers to you. Craig will reintroduce us to story and make it our friend again!

  • Discover Craig’s simple three-part format for telling success stories
  • Learn to tell short stories that showcase your skills, experience, values and style
  • Prospect your past for success stories you can use
  • Build trust and credibility through your stories
  • Connect on a heart-level when echoing universal and archetypal themes
  • Receive tips for telling and observe story coaching to improve impact and effectiveness

About your presenter:
Professional speaker and storyteller Craig Harrison has been telling tales since the age of eleven when he went door-to-door in his hometown of Berkeley California selling Used Jokes.

The adult Craig Harrison founded Expressions of Excellence!™ to provide sales and service solutions for organizations and individuals.

Craig is the founder of NSA’s Storytellers PEG, past chairman of the Sales PEG, past president of the Northern California chapter of NSA, and has been an NSA member since 1997.

Craig is also a leader in the National Storytelling Network, and is competing his sixth year as a board member of the Storytelling Association of Alta California, producers of the Bay Area Storytelling Festival. Under the name of Hackin’ ‘Boo, Craig has told stories in China, Japan, Australia and here on Turtle Island. For more on Hackin’ ‘Boo visit For more information on Craig’s sales and service offerings, visit

Afternoon Session:

Master Social Media

Learn and leverage social media tools such as Blogging, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and more – to sell, find new clients and even procure sponsors.
Social media gurus share their success and expertise
Wendy Piersall, Founder and CEO of, the largest blog network dedicated to home resources for solo business owners. Follow Wendy on twitter @emom.
Barbara Rozgonyi, owner of Cory West Media, publisher of blog, and founding member of Chicago’s Social Media Club. Follow Barbara on twitter @wiredprworks.
Johnny the “Transition Man” Campbell, NSA-IL member and social media trainer who has taught hundreds how to use social media to book more speeches and sells thousands of dollars worth of products.

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Wendy Piersall

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Barbara Rozgonyi

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Johnny Campbell

Register online or call Sue Black at 630-208-0776

COST: $59.00 members, $69.00 nonmembers, $79 for all others and $89 at the door.

Click here to register online.

Are you attending this event? What’s your biggest question about how to get social media to work for you?


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