Mythbusting: NSA and eSpeakers

At the NSA Winter Workshop in Las Vegas, we asked eSpeakers leaders to help with a special Voices of Experience interview. eSpeakers recently announced an important relationship with Meeting Professionals International (MPI), and NSA leadership wanted to provide some clear information about what that relationship means for the NSA and its members. Watch the conversation with Michael Hoffman, CSP interviewing …

NSA benefits and discounts

NSA Member Benefits & Discounts

We are committed to creating more opportunities for you to be successful and build your speaking business. We are happy to announce exclusive discounts for NSA members through our partnership with Revizzit e-publishing platform and C-Suite Book Club. Revizzit is a digital publishing platform that gives you the tools to create and sell ANY kind of digital product: ebooks, videos, …

Spotlight on motivational speaking

CBS Shines Spotlight on Motivational Speaking

NSA is excited to have had the opportunity to work with CBS Sunday Morning as they have developed a story highlighting and promoting the speaking profession. The story focused on the art and business of motivational speaking, and featured Brian Palmer, NSA member and president of the National Speakers Bureau. Read a transcript of the feature on CBSnews.com or watch …

Industry Day launch

Meetings and Events Industry Join Together to Launch the Inaugural North American Meetings Industry Day in 2015

For the first time, the greater meetings and events industry across the United States, Canada and Mexico will join together to host the North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID), on Thursday, April 16, 2015. The event will bring together industry professionals and showcase the substantial value of meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions. The industry supports driving …

Shifts in speaking business

New Shifts in the Speaking Business

From economic fluctuations, to new technology, and changing demographics, the NSA Market Barometer looks at how professional speakers are managing their businesses, how hiring decisions are being made, and how changes in the world will affect the speaking profession in the future. Get the latest statistics on booking window predictions, business volume, speaking fees and more! Download the PDF.

Things learned from writing books

Five Things I Learned Writing Five Books

Creativity is essential to business today, particularly when the things that differentiate all of us from our competition decrease each year. A creative approach to business, to art, and to life will serve any individual well moving forward. I have written five books to date and will soon deliver number six. It occurred to me that I have learned a …

Make Your Audience Listen

The Top 5 Ways to Make Your Audience Sit Up and Listen

As a presenter, you want to be heard; you want to make a powerful impact and you want your message to resonate to all who are in attendance. In this piece, we will review five simple tools you can integrate into your next presentation that will be sure to get your audience – big or small – to sit up …

Speakers and Speaker Bureau FAQs

NSA IASB Council Presents… Speaker Bureaus and Speakers FAQs (And Their Answers)

The relationship between speakers and speaker bureaus is hopefully wonderful, yet sometimes tricky. Here are some frequently asked questions, and the answers, that you can use as guidelines to help you develop your relationships with the speakers or bureaus with whom you choose to do business with. The relationship between bureaus and speakers is hopefully wonderful, yet sometimes tricky. It …

new-members

Welcoming New Members – November 2014

Let’s give a big welcome to these new Professional members who joined in November 2014! For more information on any of the new members, check out their eSpeakers profile. Paul Akers, Ferndale, WA Barbara Applebaum, Deerfield, IL Candido Arreche, Jr, Sorrento, FL Victor Barbella, Bronx, NY Kimberly Becking, Columbia, MO Dara Beevas, Minneapolis, MN Christopher Bianez, Frisco, TX Darren Blackston, …

new-members

Welcoming New Members – October 2014

Let’s give a big welcome to these new Professional members who joined in October 2014! For more information on any of the new members, check out their eSpeakers profile. Joel Block, Agoura Hills, CA Nikka Blunt, Keller, TX Sheryl Buckner, Williamsburg, VA Buna Dahal, Centennial, CO Jennifer Eggers, Mableton, GA Ivan Gomez, Doral, FL Darice Grzybowski, Westchester, IL Princess Fumi …