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NSA Houston Presidents Celebration Featuring Brian Walter, CSP, CPAE- NSA National President!


June 16, 2018
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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The United Way
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007


Special Presentation by NSA National President Brian Walter, CSP, CPAE

"Extreme Panels: Surprisingly Unique Formats for Asking & Getting Answers from Panelists"

Brian Walter, CSP, CPAE

A panel experience that audiences actually rave about is as rare as a unicorn sighting. To craft an Extreme Panel (variety, contrast, insights, diversity, surprise, interaction) speakers like you need to know both what you are trying to AVOID (repetition, sameness, platitudes, rambling, dearth of content audience members don’t already know)…and what you want (.panelists "spilling" in a compelling way). In Extreme Panels, Brian Walter will vividly showcase 10+ formats for asking questions to panelists in unexpected ways, while also structuring how the panelists’ responses are delivered.        

Extreme Panel formats include:   

  • Would You Rather polling   
  • Lightning Round   
  • Yes, no, maybe   
  • One breath wonders   
  • Next week, next month, next year tips   
  • Hot Seat (make panelists squirm)  


But wait, there’s more. Brian will demonstrate every format (as well as the importance of panel member “types”) with a star-studded diverse panel: from NSA Houston. Attendees will experience the formats AND great content answers. They'll  also walk away with three tangible ideas or takeaways: 

1. Discover how to jump start a panel discussion (give audience members hope instead of despair) 

2.Create and sustain exciting variety in questioning formats the generate truly insightful answers 

3.Transform audience members from information recipients to participants 


Check out this video from Brian explaining what you'll learn from this program! 


8:15 – 8:45 am  New Member Guest Orientation

(If you want to learn more about NSA and NSA Houston, be sure to indicate on your registration that you plan to attend this free, pre-program event.)

8:30 – 9 am  Check In, Networking, Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 am  Featured Program

10:30 – 10:45 am  Networking Break

10:45 – 11:45 am  Presidents Recognition and Award Ceremony

11:45 am – 12 pm Closing Exercise/Announcements


$57.00 Non-Member / Return Guest

$47.00 NSA Houston Member

$0.00 Academy Member

$47.00 NSA Houston Member

$0.00 Academy Member

$0.00 All Access Pass Member Ticket

$35.00 First Time Guest