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Lou Heckler Workshop - Melbourne
Lou Heckler Workshop - Melbourne
08
Aug
08-Aug-2014

Lou Heckler Workshop - Now That's Another Story

Lou Heckler Workshop - Melbourne | 8th August 2014

  • Theme: Workshop
  • Date: 08-Aug-2014
  • Time: 9.30am - 1pm
    Arrive: 9.15am Workshop: 9.30am - 1pm
  • Venue: Quality Batman’s Hill on Collins Melbourne , 623 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000

this workshop will explore ways to craft and use stories for maximum impact in your speeches, workshops and seminars. We will look at such things as:

  • The magic of “unfolding” the events
  • Selecting a viewpoint that takes the audience with you
  • How to know if the story is both big enough and small enough
  • Ways to tie your stories to your key points
  • Creating metaphors that challenge your audiences’ thinking

We will also invite a few participants to present a short story for the group and give on-the-spot coaching on  pacing, delivery techniques and style.


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  • Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Members: $197
  • Non-Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Non-Members: $247





















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VIC | TAS Breakfast and Workshop
VIC | TAS Breakfast and Workshop
08
Aug
08-Aug-2014

Chapter Breakfast and Lou Heckler Workshop

VIC | TAS Breakfast and Workshop

  • Theme: Workshop
  • Date: 08-Aug-2014
  • Time: 7am - 1pm
  • Venue: Quality Batman’s Hill on Collins Melbourne , 623 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000

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This workshop will explore ways to craft and use stories for maximum impact in your speeches, workshops and seminars.  We will look at such things as:

The magic of “unfolding” the events:

  • Selecting a viewpoint that takes the audience with you
  • How to know if the story is both big enough and small enough
  • Ways to tie your stories to your key points
  • Creating metaphors that challenge your audiences’ thinking
  • We will also invite a few participants to present a short story for the group and give them on-the-spot coaching on pacing, delivery techniques, and style.

Lou Heckler, CSP, CPAE is making his sixth trip to Australia and is excited to enjoy the great company of NSAA members again. 

Lou is in his 35th year as a professional speaker, following 15 years in American television. 

He is well known for his ability to distill ideas, techniques and practices so that all speakers may benefit from his sessions. 
Lou currently divides his professional efforts between offering humourous business keynotes and coaching of other professional speakers. 

On a personal level, he has been married 46 years to Jonellen Heckler and they have a son, daughter-in-law and two precious granddaughters.


Make a Booking

Book Now to secure your Early Bird rate.

  • Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Members: $227
  • Non-Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Non-Members: $277





















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VIC | TAS Chapter Breakfast with Lou Heckler
VIC | TAS Chapter Breakfast with Lou Heckler
08
Aug
08-Aug-2014

Lou Heckler Breakfast

Lou Heckler Breakfast - Melbourne | 8th August 2014

  • Theme: Chapter Meeting
  • Date: 08-Aug-2014
  • Time: 7.00am - 9.00am
  • Venue: Quality Batman’s Hill on Collins Melbourne , 623 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Chapter Meeting Breakfast with Lou Heckler.

Lou Heckler, CSP, CPAE is making his sixth trip to Australia and is excited to enjoy the great company of NSAA members again. 

Lou is in his 35th year as a professional speaker, following 15 years in American television. 

He is well known for his ability to distill ideas, techniques and practices so that all speakers may benefit from his sessions. 
Lou currently divides his professional efforts between offering humourous business keynotes and coaching of other professional speakers. 

On a personal level, he has been married 46 years to Jonellen Heckler and they have a son, daughter-in-law and two precious granddaughters.


Make a Booking

Book Now to secure your Early Bird rate.

  • Members: $65 ( Early Bird )
  • Members: $85
  • Non-Members: $75 ( Early Bird )
  • Non-Members: $95





















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Lou Heckler Workshop - Perth
Lou Heckler Workshop - Perth
11
Aug
11-Aug-2014

Lou Heckler Workshop - Now That's Another Story

Lou Heckler Workshop - Perth | 11th August 2014

  • Theme: Workshop
  • Date: 11-Aug-2014
  • Time: 9.30am - 1pm
    Arrive: 9.15am Workshop: 9.30am - 1pm
  • Venue: TBA, TBA

this workshop will explore ways to craft and use stories for maximum impact in your speeches, workshops and seminars. We will look at such things as:

  • The magic of “unfolding” the events
  • Selecting a viewpoint that takes the audience with you
  • How to know if the story is both big enough and small enough
  • Ways to tie your stories to your key points
  • Creating metaphors that challenge your audiences’ thinking

We will also invite a few participants to present a short story for the group and give on-the-spot coaching on  pacing, delivery techniques and style.


Make a Booking

Book Now to secure your Early Bird rate.

  • Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Members: $197
  • Non-Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Non-Members: $247





















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WA breakfast and workshop
WA breakfast and workshop
11
Aug
11-Aug-2014

WA Chapter Breakfast and Lou Heckler Workshop

WA breakfast and workshop

  • Theme: workshop
  • Date: 11-Aug-2014
  • Time: 7am - 1pm
    Breakfast: 7am - 9am Workshop: 9.30am - 1pm
  • Venue: TBA, TBA

Combine the chapter breakfast with Lou Heckler workshop and save.

This workshop will explore ways to craft and use stories for maximum impact in your speeches, workshops and seminars.  We will look at such things as:

The magic of “unfolding” the events:

  • Selecting a viewpoint that takes the audience with you
  • How to know if the story is both big enough and small enough
  • Ways to tie your stories to your key points
  • Creating metaphors that challenge your audiences’ thinking
  • We will also invite a few participants to present a short story for the group and give them on-the-spot coaching on pacing, delivery techniques, and style.

Lou Heckler, CSP, CPAE is making his sixth trip to Australia and is excited to enjoy the great company of NSAA members again. 

Lou is in his 35th year as a professional speaker, following 15 years in American television. 

He is well known for his ability to distill ideas, techniques and practices so that all speakers may benefit from his sessions. 
Lou currently divides his professional efforts between offering humourous business keynotes and coaching of other professional speakers. 

On a personal level, he has been married 46 years to Jonellen Heckler and they have a son, daughter-in-law and two precious granddaughters.


Make a Booking

Book Now to secure your Early Bird rate.

  • Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Members: $227
  • Non-Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Non-Members: $277





















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WA Chapter Breakfast with Lou Heckler
WA Chapter Breakfast with Lou Heckler
11
Aug
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Lou Heckler Workshop | QLD
Lou Heckler Workshop | QLD
14
Aug
14-Aug-2014

Lou Heckler Workshop - Now That's Another Story

Lou Heckler Workshop - Brisbane | 14th August 2014

  • Theme: Workshop
  • Date: 14-Aug-2014
  • Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm
    Arrive: 9:15am Workshop: 9.30am - 1.00pm
  • Venue: The Point, 21 Lambert Street Kangaroo Point Brisbane QLD 4169

this workshop will explore ways to craft and use stories for maximum impact in your speeches, workshops and seminars. We will look at such things as:

  • The magic of “unfolding” the events
  • Selecting a viewpoint that takes the audience with you
  • How to know if the story is both big enough and small enough
  • Ways to tie your stories to your key points
  • Creating metaphors that challenge your audiences’ thinking

We will also invite a few participants to present a short story for the group and give on-the-spot coaching on  pacing, delivery techniques and style.


Make a Booking

Book Now to secure your Early Bird rate.

  • Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Members: $197
  • Non-Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Non-Members: $247





















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QLD breakfast and workshop
QLD breakfast and workshop
14
Aug
14-Aug-2014

QLD Chapter Breakfast and Lou Heckler Workshop

QLD breakfast & workshop

  • Theme: workshop
  • Date: 14-Aug-2014
  • Time: 7am - 1pm
    Breakfast: 7am - 9am Workshop: 9.30am - 1pm
  • Venue: The Point, 21 Lambert Street Kangaroo Point QLD

Combine the chapter breakfast with Lou Heckler workshop and save.

This workshop will explore ways to craft and use stories for maximum impact in your speeches, workshops and seminars.  We will look at such things as:

The magic of “unfolding” the events:

  • Selecting a viewpoint that takes the audience with you
  • How to know if the story is both big enough and small enough
  • Ways to tie your stories to your key points
  • Creating metaphors that challenge your audiences’ thinking
  • We will also invite a few participants to present a short story for the group and give them on-the-spot coaching on pacing, delivery techniques, and style.

Lou Heckler, CSP, CPAE is making his sixth trip to Australia and is excited to enjoy the great company of NSAA members again. 

Lou is in his 35th year as a professional speaker, following 15 years in American television. 

He is well known for his ability to distill ideas, techniques and practices so that all speakers may benefit from his sessions. 
Lou currently divides his professional efforts between offering humourous business keynotes and coaching of other professional speakers. 

On a personal level, he has been married 46 years to Jonellen Heckler and they have a son, daughter-in-law and two precious granddaughters.


Make a Booking

Book Now to secure your Early Bird rate.

  • Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Members: $227
  • Non-Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Non-Members: $277





















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QLD Chapter Breakfast
QLD Chapter Breakfast
14
Aug
14-Aug-2014

Lou Heckler Breakfast

Lou Heckler Breakfast - Brisbane | 14th August 2014

  • Theme: Chapter Meeting
  • Date: 14-Aug-2014
  • Time: 7am - 9am
  • Venue: The Point, 21 lambert Street Kangaroo Point

Chapter Meeting Breakfast with Lou Heckler.

Lou Heckler, CSP, CPAE is making his sixth trip to Australia and is excited to enjoy the great company of NSAA members again. 

Lou is in his 35th year as a professional speaker, following 15 years in American television. 

He is well known for his ability to distill ideas, techniques and practices so that all speakers may benefit from his sessions. 
Lou currently divides his professional efforts between offering humourous business keynotes and coaching of other professional speakers. 

On a personal level, he has been married 46 years to Jonellen Heckler and they have a son, daughter-in-law and two precious granddaughters.


Make a Booking

Book Now to secure your Early Bird rate.

  • Members: $65 ( Early Bird )
  • Members: $85
  • Non-Members: $75 ( Early Bird )
  • Non-Members: $95





















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Lou Hecker Workshop - Sydney
Lou Hecker Workshop - Sydney
16
Aug
16-Aug-2014

Lou Heckler Workshop - Now That's Another Story

Lou Heckler Workshop - Sydney | 16th August 2014

  • Theme: Workshop
  • Date: 16-Aug-2014
  • Time: 9.30am - 1pm
    Arrive: 9.15am Workshop: 9.30am - 1pm
  • Venue: TBA, TBA

this workshop will explore ways to craft and use stories for maximum impact in your speeches, workshops and seminars. We will look at such things as:

  • The magic of “unfolding” the events
  • Selecting a viewpoint that takes the audience with you
  • How to know if the story is both big enough and small enough
  • Ways to tie your stories to your key points
  • Creating metaphors that challenge your audiences’ thinking

We will also invite a few participants to present a short story for the group and give on-the-spot coaching on  pacing, delivery techniques and style.


Make a Booking

Book Now to secure your Early Bird rate.

  • Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Members: $197
  • Non-Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Non-Members: $247





















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Platform Professional Summit - 20 August 2014
Platform Professional Summit - 20 August 2014
20
Aug
20-Aug-2014

Platform Professionals Summit - August 20 2014

Platform Professionals Summit - August 20 2014

  • Theme: Platform Professionals Summit - August 20 2014
  • Date: 20-Aug-2014
  • Time: 9am
    9am - 5pm
  • Venue: PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport, Arrival Drive, Melbourne Airport

If you are an experienced speaker or educator looking to stay on the cutting edge, you will not want to miss the next Platform Professionals Summit, presented by Lou Heckler.

Platform Professional Summits are open to CSPs and any presenter earning in excess of $300,000pa from speaking related revenue. They are the ideal way to meet with and learn from the leaders of this industry.

Being the Best: How to Stay Memorable and Repeatable

Top speakers are in demand because the way they frame their words and concepts last in the minds of their audiences long after the speech or workshop is over.  In this session, Lou Heckler, CSP, CPAE…a veteran of nearly 35 years in the speaking business…will show us techniques he has observed and practiced.  These are the methods he helps others discover as well in his role as a performance coach for speakers and presenters.

Some of what will be covered:

  • Making audiences feel they are "up on stage" with you
  • Crafting and re-crafting your stories for maximum impact
  • Borrowing techniques from other performing arts to enhance your impact
  • Building a lasting career by capitalizing on your own "voice" 

Lou Heckler CSP CPAE

Early bird pricing has now closed.

Make a Booking

Book Now to secure your Early Bird rate.

  • Members: $229 ( Early Bird )
  • Members: $279
  • Non-Members: $329 ( Early Bird )
  • Non-Members: $379





















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NSW | ACT Chapter Event - 21 August 2014
NSW | ACT Chapter Event - 21 August 2014
21
Aug
NSW | ACT Chapter Event - 18 September 2014
NSW | ACT Chapter Event - 18 September 2014
18
Sep
NSW | ACT Chapter Event
NSW | ACT Chapter Event
16
Oct
NSW | ACT Chapter Event
NSW | ACT Chapter Event
20
Nov