This post is part of our “Five Questions with” series. Our hope is to share some insight into the benefit of NSA Central Florida membership and some lessons from some of our members to enhance the “Business of Speaking.” We do hope you enjoy and gain from their advice and insight.

Your name and what you speak on. 
Hardy Smith-My primary speaking topics are: Stopping Frustration With Nonprofit Boards– Recruiting, Retaining, and Leading Volunteers– Performance Formula for Professional Success.

What is something you have learned that has impacted the business of speaking in your organization or firm? The how-tos of personalized marketing to my targeted clients.

Why has NSA CF been a help to your business? In addition to contacts and personal support, NSACF continues to be a tremendous learning resource for actions that accelerate my business development.

What would you tell someone just starting out? Work with benefit of business plan.

If you could do it all over again, what would you change, if anything?  
Follow up faster.