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The NSA-NYC Speaker Academy

NSA-NYC Speaker Academy
January 2014 – December 2014

So you want to become a professional speaker? You are a speaker but want to further improve in specific areas? NSA-NYC is pleased to announce the launch of the new NSA-NYC Speaker Academy program beginning January 2014!

 We are sorry, the 2014 Speaker Academy program is FULL!

NOTE: NSA-NYC Members can still audit sessions. Please pay below. 

Please contact Theo Henderson with any questions. 

In this program, you will learn how to set the solid foundation for a career in professional speaking and/or advance the career of the person already speaking! Based on the four competencies of the National Speakers Association, this Academy will deliver top-notch professional education with the nuts and bolts necessary to build your business. Professional Members of the National Speakers Association will teach all classes.

Here are 7 key things attending Speakers Academy will help you do:

1. Cultivate strong distinctive speaking skills

2. Develop powerful and engaging speaking topics

3. Learn dynamic platform mechanics

4. Sell and market yourself as a Professional Speaker

5. Build a powerful network of professional relationships

6. Build a profitable speaking business

7. Create a professional video of yourself speaking in front of a live audience! $1000 Value!!


The 10 module topics are:

   Start Up Module & Orientation
2/4/14    Professional Awareness
3/11/14    Topic Development
4/1/14    Sales and Marketing
5/6/14    Professional Relationships
6/3/14    Presenting & Performing
7/1/14    Platform Mechanics & Speaking Skills
8/5/14    Authorship & Product Development
9/2/14    Managing the Business
10/7/14    Putting It All Together
11/14/14    GRADUATION!!

The program includes a professional level showcase for all of the NSA-NYC Speaker Academy Members.


The NSA-NYC Speaker Academy program is open to non-members who speak regularly but not for a fee, or who have been paid to speak at least five times, or who speak on behalf of their employer. The application is here. (In addition, members of NSA-NYC are welcome to join the program or attend individual sessions.)



$1997 all inclusive

  • 3-Pay Plan: $675 payable upon application, $675 payable on March 1, $647 payable on May 1.
  • Full Payment Discount: Pay in full before January 1, 2013, and get $100 discount.
  • Early Application Discount: Apply by December 5, 2013, get $100 discount off first payment.
  • NSA Academy for Professional Speaking Discount: $600 discount for Members of the NSA Academy for Professional Speaking. This discount will come off the final payment. Read more:

Note: Professional Members of NSA-NYC can audit individual modules for $50/session. Auditing option does not include showcase.


To apply, fill out the application and then register by clicking one of the following options:


We are sorry, the 2014 Speaker Academy Program is FULL.  


Three-Pay Plan - ($647 - Third Installment)

Three-Pay Plan - ($47 - Third Installment for NSA Academy members)


NSA-NYC Professional Members Auditing Option - Single Auditing Session 
($50 for single session)
NOTE: Please email Theodore Henderson that you are coming and have paid.

What you get for your $1997?
  • Ten 2-hour expert workshops on all the basics of a speaking career ($1000 value)
  • Ten 30-minute mid-month Q&A calls ($250 value)
  • Ten-module workbook to accompany the program ($100 value)
  • Videotaped showcase in front of an NSA-NYC audience ($1000 value)
  • Discounted prices on 2014 NSA-NYC chapter meetings, annual banquet, and holiday party ($200 value)
  • Build relationships with professional speakers who can mentor and refer you (priceless) 

For more information contact Speakers Academy Dean, Theodore Henderson -



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