Why Join NSA?



When it comes to your speaking business, we know that you want to be a catalyst for change. In order to do that, you need resources and insights to grow your business and master your craft. The problem is the daily grind of running your business is getting in the way of sharing your message, which makes you feel overwhelmed and discouraged. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to be successful.

We understand it’s hard to work so much and not see your business grow which is why for nearly 50 years the National Speakers Association has helped tens of thousands of speakers propel their business.

The path is simple:
1) Connect with the community of people just like you
2) Tap into member-exclusive resources to work smarter not harder
3) Plug into events to fast-track your growth

So, join NSA today. It’s time. Stop sitting behind your desk drowning in chaos, and instead get out there and ignite change.

Select Membership Benefits

NSA EVENTS

Health Care
The NSA Health Trust allows members to access high quality medical, dental, and vision plans through group purchasing


NSA COMMUNITY ACCESS

Member Pricing for Events 
As an NSA member, you'll get the best pricing on our annual events to sharpen your skills and expand your community.


NSA LOCAL CHAPTERS

Zoom Special Pricing Receive access to an Enterprise-level Zoom Video Conferencing Software subscription for only $360/year.


ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCING

Monthly Webinars 
Join us monthly for our Virtual Interactive Presentations with some of the best speakers in the industry.


Membership Benefits

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

Community Access

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

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.

CSP® (Certified Speaking Professional™)

Show meeting planners and others that you are committed to your craft by earning the CSP® designation of NSA, which makes you a Certified Speaking Professional.

Member Directory

Use the NSA member directory to connect with your fellow professional speakers for advice, to request professional introductions, etc.

Members-Only Content

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

Mobile Apps

Mobile apps for Speaker magazine and Voices of Experience® audio magazine let you take those valuable resources with you anywhere.

Speaker Magazine

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

Virtual Learning

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

Are you ready to join?

Which membership type is best for you and your business?
Established Speaker

Professional membership is a $540 initial investment; $465 annual renewal.

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Aspiring Speaker

Academy Membership is a $605 initial investment; $530 annual renewal.

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Service Supplier

Professional Affiliate membership is a $540 initial investment; $465 annual renewal.

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International Partner

International Partner membership is a $232.50 annual investment.

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Established Speaker

Professional Members enjoy these additional benefits:

  • Member discounts to all NSA national events
  • Access to social media networks, including a members-only group.
  • Subscription to Speaker magazine and Voices of Experience® audio magazine (VOE) – Six issues/year (hard copy); also access to Speaker magazine blog
  • Leadership and service opportunities through local chapter membership.
    Note: Chapter membership is not included with your NSA Headquarters membership. To join your local chapter, you must be an active member of NSA. Visit the chapter directory to find your local chapter.

To be eligible for professional membership, you need to meet at least one of the following criteria and provide supporting documentation:

Annual Income
You have earned $25,000 or more giving presentations to live audiences of 15 or more within the 12 months prior to application (regardless of the number of engagements).*

Paid Presentations
You have received compensation for 20 or more presentations to live audiences of 15 or more within the 12 months prior to application.*

Salaried Position
You have given 20 or more presentations to live audiences of 15 or more as part of a salaried position within the 12 months prior to application.**

*Supporting documentation can include any of the following: contracts, paid invoices, check copies, speaker agreements, tax returns, a letter or documents showing revenue has been generated as a result of your speaking engagements

**Supporting documentation: a letter from your employer (click here for template)

Not sure if you qualify for professional membership?
Contact NSA Member Services at 480-968-2552 or email MemberServices@NSAspeaker.org.

Professional membership is a $570 initial investment with a $495 annual renewal.

Join Today!

How Can NSA Membership Help You?

Strategies & Best Practices

Referrals from your Peers

Community, Content, Caring

Grow your Business


Build your Speaking Community

Learn About Different
Business Models

How Can NSA Membership Help You?

Strategies & Best Practices

Referrals from your Peers

Community, Content, Caring


Grow your Business

Build your Speaking Community

Learn About Different
Business Models

Grow with NSA

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

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Linda Keith, CSP
One of the best business decisions I made was joining NSA. I found it after ten years as an independent trainer and, within the first three years, I doubled my income. (And I already was supporting my family!)
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Jason Dorsey
NSA has changed my life. Meeting NSA members at Influence opened doors I could not have imagined: getting on The Today Show, insight into my first major book deal, and winning Entrepreneur of the Year.
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Diana Booher CSP, CPAE
Although I’ve been in the speaking and training industry for 35 years, I’ve continued to maintain my NSA membership and attend events for several reasons, one of which is to stay abreast of best practices and the latest technology.

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