Welcome to the heart of our community, where speakers, authors, trainers, consultants, coaches, and all who harness the power of the spoken word unite. Whether you're an enterprising individual or a corporate employee, here, we embrace the diversity and dynamism of vocations that thrive on communication and expression. Dive into a world tailored to empower, educate, and elevate your unique voice and career!

An Investment In Your Business

Implementing just one idea from an NSA Conference or online course can yield 10x+ ROI on your $950 NSA Membership. Gain more speech bookings, training contracts, consulting engagements, coaching clients, book deals, and more. Thousands of NSA members have seen these results. Learn. Implement. Get results. Repeat.
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NSA Digital Vault

The NSA Digital Vault is a comprehensive collection of online knowledge, wisdom, courses, resources, and tools (including sample contracts) for members — all available on demand, wherever and whenever you need it.
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Member Pricing for Events

NSA Conferences are a collection of keynote presentations, breakout sessions, and idea-sharing opportunities so that participants gain the knowledge, wisdom, resources, and tools to build better businesses and be better speakers. The member-pricing savings on conferences alone more than recoups your $950 NSA Membership Dues!
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Zoom Special Pricing

As an NSA member, you can take advantage of meetings and webinars for 500 people, unlimited cloud recording, automatic transcription and more for only $395/year. This would normally cost nearly $2,000/year! This benefit alone more than recoups your investment in NSA!
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New Member Cohorts

New member cohorts are for first-year members of NSA to build community, learn about member benefits, and have a forum to discuss business challenges . Click the button below to email Member Services to sign up for the next group.
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Referral Program

As an active NSA member, you can refer someone who you believe should be an NSA member to (or NSA HQ) to learn more about membership and if they join, you earn rewards along the way!
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Community Groups

As a NSA Member, you can join one of our many Community Groups to connect with your peers and swap ideas, ask questions and tap into the community that knows you best.
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Mic Swap

This is your monthly opportunity to meet and connect with fellow NSA Members, no matter where you are in the world, to share ideas and find solutions for your business challenges.
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Speakers Open Mic

Watch fellow NSA members workshop their comedy chops, stories, or presentations on a monthly basis!
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Speakernomics is the official podcast of the National Speakers Association. Listen weekly for tips, insights and knowledge to help you become a better speaker, build a better business and expand your income sources along the way.
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Membership Minute

The Membership Minute is your weekly gateway to professional growth with 2024-2025 NSA Board Chair, Meridith Elliott Powell, CSP, CPAE, and NSA CEO/President, Jaime Nolan, CAE!
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Volunteer Spotlight

NSA celebrates the remarkable contributions of our volunteers through heartfelt testimonials showcasing their dedication and impact!
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Join us for our Virtual Interactive Presentations with some of the best speakers in the industry that are focused on helping you become a better speaker and build a better business.
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Member Directory

With the NSA member online directory, you can optimize your online exposure, automate your speaking business and increase bookings – all in one platform. Use it to connect with your peers for advice and professional introductions. It is the only platform that allows event organizers to complete the entire booking process online!
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NSA Foundation

The NSA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the National Speakers Association and serves to help those members and families of our NSA Community, as well as those in need in our larger global community.
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Local Chapters

Establish valuable connections and lifelong relationships with other professional speakers in your area through your involvement in one of our NSA chapters. You can use our online directory to find the Chapter closest to you, as well as check out upcoming events on our Local Chapter Calendar.
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NSA Blog

Find and search for the most relevant topics for both beginner speakers and seasoned entrepreneurs. The NSA Blog includes topics such as how to make your speech more memorable, how to create multiple sources of income and how to effectively use social media to build your business.
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Global Speakers Federation

The Global Speakers Federation exists to provide support and resources to leaders of Speaking Associations around the world. Member associations of the GSF have exclusive access to valuable resources, templates and guidelines from member associations worldwide.
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Affinity Partners

Through our trusted network of partners and member benefit programs, we help you connect with the broader speaking community. Through these partnerships, we are able to bring you some of the leading experts in marketing, website development, CRM solutions, automation and much more to help you grow your speaking business.
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Share Your Expertise

Do you have a great idea that professional speakers need to hear about? Can you help them master their stagecraft and improve their business processes? If your suggestion is a great fit, you may just be featured in our next blog, podcast, webinar or other featured outlet!
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Health Care

The NSA Health Trust allows members (generally if you have at least two W-2 employees including yourself) and a licensed business to access high quality medical, dental, and vision plans through group purchasing. Healthcare is complicated — reach out today to explore your options.
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Talkadot allows your audience to take a less than 2 minute feedback flow at the end of your talk. This collects testimonials, measures the ROI and value of your speech, captures leads and referrals, and generates speaking opportunities for you every time your speak.
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Constant Contact

With Constant Contact, you can create effective email marketing and other online marketing campaigns to meet your business goals. And NSA Members can receive an exclusive discount, up to 25% off (based on payment terms) their marketing software!
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Let Rakonto help you unlock the power of storytelling. Get video testimonials, audience stories and client feedback from EVERY event - in-person or virtual - without limits.
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Volunteer Opportunities

If you are an NSA member with a passion to serve, then take a moment to fill out and submit our Committee Interest form to serve on one of our Committees. These volunteer opportunities give you a chance to help shape the present and future of the NSA!
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CSP Discounts

With your CSP designation, you can prove to meeting professionals that you are among the top echelon of professional speakers with a proven track record of professionalism and success. And as an NSA member, you receive a huge discount on Phase 2 of the Application Process!
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Buzz Newsletters

Our weekly Buzz Newsletters include everything you need to stay up-to-date with all of NSA's upcoming events, as well as what is going on at NSA Headquarters. Buzz Events goes out every Monday and Buzz News goes out every Thursday. Click below to get signed up for the Buzz!
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Ready to Join?

Why wait?

Members will tell you that the small investment you make to join NSA is recouped many times over. If you’re serious about building a thriving business and achieving the success you long for, take the next step.

Wondering if Membership is Worth It?

Here's why the answer is YES!

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“I implemented ONE idea I learned from ONE presentation at the Thrive Conference and made an additional $150,000 more in books sales in less than a year as a result!”

— Meridith Elliott Powell, CSP, CPAE

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Peter Stark AS CSP

“One sample contract from the Digital Vault helped me frame a licensing proposal that generated 6-figures in business.”

— Peter Stark, CSP

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Member Benefits 1

“By my 5th year as an NSA member I eclipsed the $1,000,000 revenue mark and have never dipped below that level since. I attribute everything I learned to make this happen to something I learned at an NSA event or from an NSA member.”

— Bill Bachrach, CSP, CPAE

Member Benefits 2


Be Known


Over the last five years, Be Known has helped entrepreneurs across the world get unstuck and scale their businesses from six to seven figures. If you’re ready to multiply your income, influence and impact, schedule your complimentary strategy session today!



SpeakerFlow CRM is your all-in-one tool to run your entire speaking business - 45 apps under one roof! It is built for experts like you - speakers, coaches, authors, you name it. And as an NSA member, you will receive $100 off the SpeakerFlow CRM, so don’t wait and book your 1:1 demo today!

PEEP Insurance

Sign up for your own $1,000,000 of general liability Insurance with PEEP Insurance for as low as $225 total annual cost.


Part of the Association TRENDS and CEO Update family, Association Insight was designed to empower associations and partners through access to industry data. Starting as a print directory nearly 50 years ago, Association Insight is built on the longest-running database of associations and the professionals who serve them. Find the organizations, meeting information, and contacts to help you find the speaking opportunities you want!

Actors Federal CU


NSA Members can open an account with Actors Federal Credit Union, which understands non-traditional business models.

at Work


Take advantage of discounts, special offers, and preferred seating at shows, sporting events, hotels, and more.