The NSA, as it’s called (not that one), is the organization for professional speakers.
It is actually international in nature, through formal relations with sister clubs. The benefits are huge for budding speakers. The organization hosts local chapters. Where I live, there is a San Francisco group. Just poke around the www and you can find one.
You will get a monthly magazine with information from high paid speakers. Many actually make a career out of speaking. They might be on the “podium” or conduct coaching or related services. Their main talk is the Keynote. I have one – do you?
There is also a annual National Convention where heavy hitters talk to over 200 attendees. Quarterly training sessions are also held. Local chapters bring in value-add “thought leaders” to help you learn the business.
To join you need to have 30 documented paid gigs. These can be for a dollar at the Lions Club – don’t just do it for a free lunch – ask for $1. And get a receipt/invoice to prove it. Annual dues are $400. The local chapter may ask you for $100.
Think about it – find a chapter – and attend as a guest. I was a guest for maybe 5 months while I was building up my entry qualifications.
Contact us – we can help you in all phases of speaking.
If you are on a voyage, you will experience the opportunity to take tours in the ports you are landing at. That’s why people go on cruises. Yes, the food is good, the on-board activities keep you busy, the shows are entertaining and the swimming pools are wet. But you go for the tours.
Passengers can pay good money to take local tours. We’re talking anywhere from $25 for a walking tour of an old village, to maybe $125 for a bus to a castle, to thousands for a flight to an archaeological site or glacier. Besides the cost of the ride on the boat, bills for excursions can run near $1,000 per person.
We’ve been on cruises and there is a way to actually get to go on a tour for free. How to do it? Well, first you have to be a lecturer. We’ve been sailing and speaking for nearly ten years. We figured out the game.
We can show you how you could easily save the $1,000 the guy who rooms next door to you pays. Really. Take our class. Become a cruise ship speaker. See the HIREUS page.
Knowledge is good. We want to share and do a Vulcan Mind Meld with you. We open the kimono and don’t hold back.
Just do it!!! You won’t get wet until you jump into the pool.
We are here to help you get speaking assignments on cruise ships. What to do in the meantime? Get a few talks written. Then rehearse in front of your dog. Not just by yourself. When you feel you have it down pat — don’t memorize anything – you should KNOW it and just talk to your dog as if it were a casual conversation.
Next – get a live audience. Service clubs LOVE noon speakers. Contact their programs person. You’ll get real practice and a free rubber chicken lunch!
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