NSA provides professional speakers with the comprehensive resources, mentoring and professional connections they need to become more efficient and more effective in all aspects of their trade. Our 3,400+ members reach audiences as thought leaders, authors, consultants, coaches, trainers, educators, humorists, and motivators. Anyone who uses the spoken word to impact listeners can benefit from NSA membership.

Community Access

Get access to the wisdom of a 3,400+ member collective of the brightest, most accomplished speakers in the business.

Learning Events

Attend events guaranteed to sharpen your skills and expand your understanding of the speaking profession.

Virtual Learning

Get the information you need to grow your business from virtual learning courses accessible anywhere you have Internet access.

Speaker Magazine

Speaker magazine brings you helpful articles and insightful commentary from the thought leaders and trendsetters in our profession.

CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame®

Council of Peers Award for Excellence Speaker Hall of Fame® honors professional speakers who have reached the top echelon of platform excellence.

CSP™ (Certified Speaking Professional)

Show meeting planners and others that you are committed to your craft by earning the CSP™ (Certified Speaking Professional) designation of NSA.

Members-Only Content

Get valuable content – from training resources to industry intel – accessible to NSA members only with your NSA membership.

Local Chapters

Establish valuable professional connections and lifelong friendships through your involvement in regional and state NSA chapters.

Access to Tools & Resources

NSA has the most comprehensive and cutting-edge collection of tools and resources for speaking professionals anywhere.

Member Directory

Use the NSA member directory to connect with your fellow professional speakers for advice and to request professional introductions (for Professional Members only).

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Before I joined NSA, I was struggling to build my speaking business. I couldn’t fill my calendar, get in front of the right decision-makers or charge enough to cover my expenses. Then, in 2011, I joined National Speakers Association and very quickly, everything changed.

– Sally Hogshead, CPAE

Grow With NSA

Meet a few NSA members and see how membership has impacted them.

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  • Patrick Allmond

    “Don’t come to the NSA Convention if you‘re okay with no business growth. Don’t come to NSA Convention if you‘re okay … >>more

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  • Laurie Guest, CSP

    “Being a member of NSA has shaved YEARS off my learning curve. Great education and great people is what it is all about for me … >>more

  • Patrick Donadio Testimonial
  • Patrick Donadio, CSP, MBA, MCC

    “The National Speakers Association cut years off my learning curve. Even though I have been speaking professionally for over 27 … >>more

  • Neen James, CSP, MBA

    “I would pick up the phone to the National Speakers Association. I would find out how I can volunteer; get involved; introduce myself … >>more

  • Thom Singer, CSP

    “Being a part of the National Speakers Association is about more than the organization itself. The people you meet will expose you to the … >>more

  • Sierra Modro

    “The NSA Convention was even better than I hoped. I have heard the old phrase, “Strangers are friends you haven’t met.” At Convention … >>more

NSA Has Been Featured In

2016 CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame ® inductees and Cavett Award recipient