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.
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