Member Resources

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Why start from scratch? Simplify your business operations with time-tested templates. Just click to open a document, save it to your computer, and edit it as needed. Three of the most commonly used agreements are available for download.
Got something important to say that you want the speaking world to know? We are currently looking for contributing authors who want to share their expertise in any of the following categories on www.Speakermagazine.com:

  • SPEAK – eloquence, delivery, platform skills
  • MARKET – positioning, branding, marketing strategies
  • SELL – getting booked, negotiation skills, bureaus, client relationships,meeting planners
  • PUBLISH – books, podcasts, publishing agents, self-publishing
  • LIFESTYLE – work/life balance, travel tips, etc
  • OFFICE – management, systems, operations, finance tips
  • TECHNOLOGY – handy apps for speakers, workflow automation, trends

All submissions should be leading-edge, trendy, content rich and have how-to, practical applications, examples and case studies. The submissions must be unique, engaging, entertaining, conversational and fun to read. Think: highly shareable content that would catch your attention as a professional speaker. Submissions must be 500-700 words max. Original, unpublished content is preferred, but previously published content, such as on your website, may be published as well. You will receive a one sentence byline with photo, name, title, website link and links to your social media profiles. You’ll not only increase your SEO by being a blog contributor, you’ll also get in front of a list of thousands of speakers from around the world. The National Speaker’s Association’s communications department will review submissions. Submitting a post does not guarantee it will be published.

Mission: NSA is the leading source for community, education and entrepreneurial business knowledge needed to be successful in the speaking profession.

Vision: Every expert who uses the spoken word to present content to an audience for a fee belongs to NSA.

Our Members: NSA’s thousands of members include experts in a variety of industries and disciplines, who reach audiences as speakers, trainers, educators, humorists, motivators, consultants, authors and more. NSA is a member of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF), a global network dedicated to advancing the speaking profession worldwide.

Our Chapters: NSA has independently run state and regional Chapters throughout the United States in most major markets. View the NSA Chapter directory.

Our Key Competencies: NSA seeks to always advance professional speakers’ skill sets in four core areas:

  1. Eloquence – The art of speaking and the use of powerful and persuasive presentations. This means creating the proper setting for an effective presentation as well as the concrete skills related to presenting, performing and theatrical methods.
  2. Expertise – The knowledge, skills and experience in a specific area. Speakers should know which body of expertise is ideal for them and be able to effectively research and develop their content.
  3. Enterprise – The purposeful undertaking of a successful speaking business venture. This includes business management, sales and marketing knowledge, as well as the skills necessary to generate income through speaking engagements and other revenue streams.
  4. Ethics – The principles or standards governing the conduct of those in the speaking profession. Ethics is the foundation and summation of the three other competencies. It is about who you are as a person — both personally and professionally – and encompasses your reputation, character and integrity.

Code of Professional Ethics: The principles or standards governing the conduct of those in the speaking profession. Ethics is the foundation and summation of the three other competencies. It is about who you are as a person — both personally and professionally – and encompasses your reputation, character and integrity.

Bylaws: Read the NSA Bylaws.

 

Video Training

While nothing beats live training (or speaking!), our high quality video training sessions finish a close second. Take advantage of our comprehensive collection of educational materials to sharpen your presentation skills, get tips for streamlining your business operations, learn about new technology, create new revenue streams, and much more.

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Video Training

While nothing beats live training (or speaking!), our high quality video training sessions finish a close second. Take advantage of our comprehensive collection of educational materials to sharpen your presentation skills, get tips for streamlining your business operations, learn about new technology, create new revenue streams, and much more.

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Academy for Professional Speaking

Training Resources

Get the information and the insights you need to take your speaking business to a whole new level with Academy virtual resources. From Google Hangouts to Academy Webinars to Academy Teleseminars, dozens of the most important topics are covered.
Have you mastered the essentials of the speaking profession? Eloquence, expertise, enterprise, and ethics are not only what you need to start your business, they are necessary if your business is to go from surviving to thriving.
Get the information and the insights you need to take your speaking business to a whole new level with Academy virtual resources. From Google Hangouts to Academy Webinars to Academy Teleseminars, dozens of the most important topics are covered.
Why start from scratch? Simplify your business operations with time-tested templates. Just click to open a document, save it to your computer, and edit it as needed. Three of the most commonly used agreements are available for download.
Have you mastered the essentials of the speaking profession? Eloquence, expertise, enterprise, and ethics are not only what you need to start your business, they are necessary if your business is to go from surviving to thriving.

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Get Certified

Get the attention of meeting planners with a CSP™ designation. Conferred by NSA, the Certified Speaking Professional is the profession’s international measure of platform excellence. Just over 12% of speakers worldwide hold this certification. Earn it, and you will be recognized as among the best in your field.

Get Involved

To get the most out of your NSA membership, you need to get involved. Sharing your experience as a member of one of more than 20 NSA committees is one way. Volunteering is another. From Chapters to Speaker magazine to NSA meetings, there are many opportunities to share your talents.

Upcoming Events

NSA events are where you really feel connected to the organization and your peers. Taking advantage of Early Bird discounts and member-only rates makes these sessions very affordable. And you get a tremendous return on this very small investment. Check out the schedule and start planning your next trip.