How Pro Athletes Can Prepare for Life After the Game: Sports Celebrity Speaker Workshop | Athletic Business

How Pro Athletes Can Prepare for Life After the Game: Sports Celebrity Speaker Workshop

SOURCE: National Speakers Association

Fan Experience Expert, Ruby Newell-Legner, CSP, helps athletes take on life after the fame

(Denver, CO)Ruby Newell-Legner, CSP, has spent her entire career working with teams like the San Antonio Spurs, the San Francisco 49ers, and Tampa Bay Lightning, to name a few. Helping to perfect their fan experience, she is now using her “team” experience and professional contacts to help former athletes attain their own fan experience as professional speakers. As a former professional athlete, the media has talked about your success in sports for years; now it’s time for YOU to tell your story. 

Newell-Legner will be joined by three successful members of the National Speakers Association: former Denver Bronco, Karl Mecklenburg, CSP; college speaker, Elaine Pasqua, CSP; and former Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated, Don Yaeger. They will all share their journey on how they transitioned into becoming successful professional speakers.

Join us on July 27, 12:00pm-2:30 p.m., at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver, CO, as they share their experience with current players and retired professional athletes who want to embark on a career in public speaking.

“As a professional athlete, you have achieved success that most of us can only dream of and have put in years of blood, sweat and tears to make that a reality,” Newell-Legner said. “People are intrigued and fascinated to hear what challenges you had to overcome to achieve greatness.”

This workshop is designed for all professional and retired athletes who want to improve their presentation skills. Whether you are a seasoned speaker, or considering speaking as a new career, this workshop is for you. Join us to learn more about the speaking profession from Past NSA President, Ruby Newell-Legner, CSP, and three successful certified speaking professionals.

You will learn how to tell your story with the confidence that made you a star in sports.  You’ll also receive tips to make sure that you win every speaking opportunity, just like you did during your athletic career.

Join us to take your career to the next stage of greatness.

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 12:00pm-2:30 p.m.

Location: Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, Denver, CO

Fee: Registration fee is $95 for NSA members and non-members. All attendees must be registered for Influence 2019 at either a daily or full conference rate. (This is a separate session cost from Influence 2019)

For More Information: Contact your host, Ruby Newell-Legner, at: Office (303) 933-9291, Cell (303) 807-8978 or by email at

About Karl Mecklenburg, CSP: Former Denver Broncos Captain and All-Pro Linebacker, Karl Mecklenburg, CSP, rose from being a college walk-on and a 12th round draft pick, to a pro career that included six Pro Bowl and three Super Bowl appearances. In 2001, Karl was inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame and the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. As a member of the National Speakers Association, Karl speaks about the lessons life in the NFL taught him about teamwork, courage, dedication, desire, honesty, and forgiveness. He calls them his "Six Keys to Success"

About Elaine Pasqua, CSP: As a Certified Speaking Professional, Elaine provides high energy, interactive programs that generate positive choices, maximize performance, and create effective leaders. Her clients include 31 Pro teams, 650 campuses, and countless organizations and businesses. Elaine has helped teams build effective leaders for 23

About Don Yaeger, CSP:Don is an inspirational Keynote Speaker, Team Builder, Executive Coach, NY Times Best-selling Author, and Forbes Contributor. During his 25+ years as an author and journalist for Sports Illustrated, Don interviewed legends like Michael Jordan, Coach John Wooden, Michael Oher, Walter Payton and countless others. He developed a “suite” of keynote speeches as well as virtual learning courses that take a deeper dive into what it takes to make a great team.

About Ruby Newell-Legner, CSP: Ruby is the recognized expert in creating the Fan Experience in sports, leisure, and entertainment venues. She uses her 25 years of experience in consulting and training with 31 professional sports teams, (and more than 1,000 sports & entertainment venues) to promote fan loyalty and retention. Ruby is a Certified Speaking Professional®, a designation bestowed by the National Speakers Association (NSA) to less than 15 percent of professional speakers in the world. She has presented more than 2,500 programs in 23 countries, virtually and in person. Ruby served as National President of NSA, from 2015-2016. This is her 10th year hosting Sports Celebrity Speakers Workshop.  

The National Speakers Association (NSA) is the leading organization for professional speakers. NSA's thousands of members include experts in a variety of industries and disciplines, who reach audiences as keynoters, trainers, educators, humorists, motivators, consultants, authors, and more. Since 1973, NSA has provided resources and education designed to advance the skills, integrity, and value of its members and the speaking profession. Visit NSA's website at

For more information about the National Speakers Association Annual Convention, Influence 2019,
visit or call (480) 968-2552.

Contact your host, Ruby Newell-Legner at: Office (303) 933-9291, Cell (303) 807-8978 or by email at

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