Professional Membership

Whether you want to grow or sustain your speaking business, reach a wider audience or generate revenue, a professional NSA membership will help you become a master of your market.

To be eligible, you only need to meet ONE of the following professional membership criteria:

Option 1 – You have received compensation for 20 or more presentations within the 12 months prior to application. Supporting documentation can be any of the following: contracts, paid invoices, check copies, speaker agreements, tax returns or documents showing revenue has been generated as a result of your speaking engagements.

Option 2 – You have given 20 or more presentations to audiences of 15 or more as part of a salaried position within the 12 months prior to application. Supporting documentation: a letter from your employer.

Option 3 – You have earned $25,000 or more giving presentations (number of speaking engagements does not matter) within the 12 months prior to application. Supporting documentation can be: contracts, paid invoices, check copies or tax returns showing speaking income.

New Member Investment

The initial investment to join NSA is $640 ($175 initiation fee, plus $465 annual membership dues). This includes a wide range of great benefits, including:

  • Belong to a community of Professional speakers that provide a network of business support and friendship that can last a lifetime
  • Ideas, inspiration and advice from the best speakers in the business
  • Participation in your local NSA Chapter, NSA's Professional Experts Groups (PEG’s) and NSA Community Groups
  • Access to exclusive speaker business-building information, including webinars, mobile apps, CDs, DVDs, and access to an exclusive members-only website and social media groups
  • The opportunity to earn the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation
  • One-year subscription to Speaker magazine
  • Voices of Experience audio magazine
  • Listing in our online directory of speakers
  • Discounts to NSA meetings
  • $100 non-transferable certificate good toward a future NSA meeting registration fee (redeemable within two years of your membership month) *Not valid with any membership discount offer.
  • Information on how to generate revenue through books, products and licensing
  • The chance to help shape and define the speaking industry through NSA' s Committees and other leadership opportunities
  • The chance to earn credit toward a degree based on your speaking experience, serve as faculty, or rent a state of the art facilities through NSA's partnership with the University of Phoenix

After your first year, the annual renewal fee is just $465--giving you a whole new year's worth of these benefits.
*Membership is individual, non-transferable, and non-refundable.

Take the first steps becoming an NSA member and contact us today.

Questions about our membership requirements? Call (480) 968-2552.

Don't qualify for Professional membership yet? Join the Academy for Professional Speaking, a membership program designed for aspiring speakers still honing their professional profile.

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The National Speakers Association (NSA) is the premier organization for professional speakers. Since 1973, NSA has provided the most comprehensive resources and education designed to advance the skills, integrity and value of its members and the speaking profession. Our 1000's of members include experts who reach audiences as speakers, thought leaders, authors, consultants, coaches, trainers, educators, humorists, motivators & more. Every expert who uses the spoken word to present content to an audience for a fee belongs to NSA. Learn about membership.

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