Membership Minute

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

Each week, Meridith and Jaime will share actionable insights and strategies to help you take advantage of your NSA membership. These sessions are designed to enhance your leadership skills, boost your business, and provide a dose of motivation, all in just (a little over) sixty seconds. 😉

April 18, 2024

On the Membership Minute this week, Meridith shares a fun fact about the origin of public speaking. They also share details about Speakerflow's State of the Industry report, which will be available to NSA Members in early May.

April 11, 2024

This week on the Membership Minute, Meridith and Jaime talk about the newly refreshed Digital Vault! Plus, NSA Director of Online Learning, Maureen Mahoney, presents an in-depth tutorial on how to use the Digital Vault.

Have questions about the Digital Vault? Email for assistance!

April 4, 2024

This week on the Membership Minute, Meridith and Jaime share some insight about NSA partner Talkadot!

Talkadot is an all-in-one tool that can help you collect testimonials, capture leads and referrals, and generate new speaking opportunities every time you speak.

Now through August 5, 2024, any NSA member who signs up for Talkadot will be entered for a chance to win a dream vacation to the Ventura County Coast, California! Learn more here, or email if you have any questions.

March 28, 2024

This week on the Membership Minute, learn about NSA's Community Groups!

Check out ways to connect with fellow NSA members on our Community Groups page, or email for assistance.

March 21, 2024

The Membership Minute is back! This week, Meridith and Jaime share a cool fun fact that will shock you, and jump right into discussing the NSA Foundation — specifically, the Art Berg Fund Grant.

The deadline to apply for the Art Berg Fund Grant is May 1, 2024! Learn about eligibility here, and contact if you have any questions.

February 29, 2024

Meridith and Jaime share a fascinating fact about sales — Meridith's specialty! She's excited to be discussing the subject at Thrive 2024 next week. ✨

They also talk about NSA's Affinity Partner, Association Insight! Association Insight has partnered with NSA to provide you with the best resource for association professionals at a discounted price. Learn more here.

February 22, 2024

Meridith and Jaime cover NSA's Youth Leadership Program at Influence 2024!

We can't wait to bring together young people between the ages of 10-17 to attend the YLC this year — an incredible event just for them! They will become equipped and encouraged to impact the world positively and substantially by improving themselves while helping others grow and succeed. ⭐️

February 15, 2024

Meridith and Jaime delve into the historical evolution of NSA's engagement with its members through audio media, predating the Speakernomics podcast era. ⏮️🎧

Plus, they highlight how members can Share Their Expertise with NSA! If you're interested in being a guest on the Speakernomics podcast, writing content for the NSA blog, or suggesting a webinar topic, fill out this form on the NSA website!

February 8, 2024

Meridith and Jaime share details about the upcoming Professional Speakers Celebration Day on March 14, 2024, in collaboration with the Global Speakers Federation!

They also discuss the launch of NSA's new CSP Directory. If you have any questions about the directory, please email

February 1, 2024

Meridith and Jaime discuss another fun fact about the speaking industry shared by an NSA member, and also discuss our New Member Cohorts!

If you're interested in joining a New Member Cohort, contact for more details!

January 25, 2024

Meridith and Jaime discuss another fun fact about the speaking industry and share details about Mic Swap.

January 18, 2024

Tune in to the first episode of the Membership Minute to hear a little fun fact about the speaking industry, and a member benefit highlight!