Whenever NSA members get together, ideas are sparked and things happen! Here are a few of the community groups that have formed at NSA. Take a look at one of the newest ways to participate in your Association and add value to your NSA membership.
To start a community group, contact Nikki Harris, Communications Specialist, at Nikki@NSAspeaker.org.
Bankers Speaking Network
A networking group for NSA members who provide services to banks, credit unions and/or their associations. We are consultants, trainers, keynoters and bank directors. We network for referrals and collaboration.
Contact: Linda Keith, CPA, CSP; firstname.lastname@example.org
We share information about every aspect of the online marketing world. Sample topics include: website design, lead generation, online video, webinars, shopping carts, social media marketing and selling online. Join our Facebook group to join the conversation.
Contact: Patrick Allmond; email@example.com
Facebook Group: Empire Builders
We connect and share resources on laughter. No matter if you call yourself a humorist, a comedian, or a speaker who wants to be funnier, you are welcome here. We want this to be a high quality and easy way for members of the National Speakers Association to get resources, energy, and ideas specific to laughter.
Contact: Karen Eddington; firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Group: LaughNSA (For active NSA members only)
Are you a lover of all things Apple? Get involved with the MAC Speakers group to learn more about your favorite computer brand.
Contact: Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE; Eileen@eileenmcdargh.com
NSA Bloggers “Birds of a Feather”
An open forum for anyone currently blogging or considering a blog.
Contact: Rebecca Morgan, CSP; Rebecca@RebeccaMorgan.com
NSA Military Speakers Network
As a military veteran, you know what it’s like to be part of a high-performing team. As a speaker, you know how to leverage the discipline and dedication you learned in the military to grow your speaking business. The NSA Military Speakers Network is a place to connect with other veterans who speak on a variety of topics.
Contact: Shawn Rhodes; email@example.com
Bring your instrument of choice and get ready to have some fun jamming with other NSA musicians!
Contact: Alan Berg, CSP; firstname.lastname@example.org
Open to all nurses – RNs, NPs, LPNs, LVNs – for networking, support, brainstorming and cross-promotion.
Contact: Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP, Donna@DonnaCardillo.com
NSA Prayer Team
Open to anyone wishing to pray in a group setting during NSA meetings.
Contact: Mark Hunter, CSP; Mark@TheSalesHunter.com
NSA XY is a peer networking group dedicated to serving the needs of NSA members born 1963 or later. In the Spirit of NSA, the mission of NSA XY is to create a space where members feel connected, find relevant information and remain committed to the association. In 2007, a small group of NSA XY speakers began informal meetings during national events. Since 2010, informal “meet ups” have been hosted outside of national events at various locations. The group has a strong virtual connection in a vibrant closed Facebook group (limited to members born 1963 or later) and in bi-monthly Google Hangouts On Air which are open to all members of NSA, regardless of age.
Contact: Eliz Greene; email@example.com
Facebook Group: NSA XY (For active NSA members only)
Power Women of NSA
This group is designed to serve women in the business of professional speaking. It is a place to share resources and ask questions that are helpful and related to the speaking business. Women who are professional members of NSA or a GSF-affiliated association are welcome.
Contact: Elizabeth McCormick; elizabeth@YourInspirationalSpeaker.com
Facebook Group: Power Women of NSA (For women who are active professional members of NSA or a GSF-affiliated association only)
For members of the National Speakers Association that identify as allies and/or members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community. We resolve to: provide social connections, a sense of family; provide a welcoming place in NSA for LGBT members; publicize LGBT issues and events.
Contact: Robbie Samuels; Robbie@robbiesamuels.com
Facebook Group: NSA Rainbow Speakers Community Group
Aviators who speak and speakers who address aviation groups are eligible.
Contact: Howard Putnam, CSP, CPAE; firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports Celebrity Speakers
Created for celebrity athletes to connect at Influence (NSA’s annual convention).
Contact: Ruby Newell-Legner, CSP — Ruby@RubySpeaks.com