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NNBA Pre-Conference 2019 – How to Create a Profitable Speaking and Retreat Business

September 27 @ 8:00 am - 11:45 am

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NNBA Preconference

Donna Cardillo

by Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP®, FAAN


Yes, speaking in public can be enjoyable and profitable on many levels when you learn and master the art, science, and business of professional speaking.Attend this energizing, fun, and info packed program and tap into the wisdom, experience, and enthusiasm of an international keynote speaker, trainer, retreat and seminar leader. You’re guaranteed to leave with an increased sense of confidence, know-how, and motivation to create a profitable speaking and retreat business. You’ll receive the tools to make that happen. Perhaps you’ve considered adding retreat facilitation services for hospitals and corporations to your business model. Or maybe you just want to earn income while spending as much time as possible at resorts, spas, and retreat centers. Speaking and Retreats are a great way to generate supplemental income, build a following, sell and promote products and services, make valuable contacts, and get high-visibility publicity. Donna has been running successful retreats for almost 10 years. She will show you how to do all this and more in this information-packed session.

During this pre-conference seminar, you will learn how to:

  • Market yourself as a (higher) paid speaker
  • Build a powerful speaker’s platform
  • Run successful one-day, weekend, or longer events in nearby and distant locales
  • Price your offerings
  • Create activities that delight and empower attendees
  • Obtain continuing education credits for your programs
  • Become a TED speaker

About Donna:

Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP®, FAAN, is The Inspiration Nurse. She is a powerhouse of energy, wisdom, humor, and solid content and has been referred to as a positive force of nature who lights a path for others to follow. She is an expert blogger at DoctorOz.com and the original “Dear Donna” columnist at Nurse.com.

Donna travels the world inspiring and empowering women and healthcare professionals to move beyond fear and live and work to their highest potential. She does that as a keynote speaker, columnist, author, and cut-up. She holds the coveted Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, the highest earned international recognition for professional speakers. Only 10% of all speakers hold this designation. She is one of only 20 nurses in the world with this credential. Donna became a Fellow in the Nursing Academy.Donna has twice been named NJ Business Woman of the Year and has also received the coveted Athena Award, a national leadership award for women. Donna was designated a Diva in Nursing by the Institute for Nursing in NJ for outstanding achievements and excellence in practice. She has also been named one of 50 Best Women in Business by NJBIZ. Donna is the recipient of the NNBA Vanguard Award in recognition for her impact, influence, inspirational leadership and contributions to Nurse Entrepreneurship.

Donna is author of the books, Falling Together–How to Find Balance, Joy and Meaningful Change When Your Life Seems to be Falling Apart, Your First Year as a Nurse – Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional, The ULTIMATE Career Guide for Nurses – Practical Advice for Thriving at Every Stage of Your Career, and A Day Book for Beginning Nurses.

Donna is a founding member and past president of the NJ Chapters of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

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September 27
8:00 am - 11:45 am
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National Nurses in Business Association
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