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The NSA-NYC Speaker Academy

NSA-NYC Speaker Academy
January 2015 – December 2015

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 2015!

The NSA-NYC Speaker Academy program is part of an ongoing chapter effort to help aspiring and new speakers become successful in the business of professional speaking. The program is designed for qualified applicants, who want a structured, in-person program for developing their speaking career.
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. (In addition, members of NSA-NYC are welcome to join the program or attend individual sessions.)
The objectives of Speaker Academy are to:

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 roadmap to achieve national membership status


The Speaker Academy program follows the National Speaker’s Association (NSA)’s 10-module curriculum, which is based on the four competencies of NSA: Expertise, Eloquence, Enterprise & Ethics.

The modules are:
2015 Meeting Dates and Module Topics*

 Date   Module
Tuesday, January 6 
Tuesday, February 3   2    Professional Awareness
Tuesday, March 3   3    Topic Development
Tuesday, April 7   4    Sales and Marketing
Tuesday, May 5   5
   Professional Relationships
Tuesday, June 9   6    Presenting & Performing
Tuesday, July 7   7    Platform Mechanics
Tuesday, August 4
  8    Authorship & Product Development
Tuesday, September 1   9    Managing Your Business
Tuesday, October 6   10    Putting It All Together
Friday, November 13        Video Showcase

*Note: Schedule subject to change.
In addition, members of NSA-NYC Speaker Academy can attend all NSA-NYC chapter meetings at member cost.


To be accepted, an applicant must demonstrate basic public speaking capability.  Applicants are asked to list 10 previous speeches, and provide evidence of their skill by documenting one of the following:

 Toastmasters Competent Communicator Award or more advanced certification: Please provide documentation.
 2.  Live-Audience Video: Please provide an uncut 3-5 minute video of you speaking in front of a live, visible audience.
 3.  Five Paid Speaking Engagements: Please provide documentation of at least 5 paid speaking engagements


Program Cost: $1997 all-inclusive.
Payment Plans and Discounts Available

  • 3-Pay Plan: $675 payable upon application, $675 payable on February 1, $647 payable on March 1.
  • Full Payment Discount: Pay in full before January 1, 2015, and get $100 discount.
  • Early Application Discount: Apply by November 24, 2014, get $100 discount off first payment.
  • NSA Academy for Professional Speaking Discount: $600 discount for Members of the NSA Academy for Professional Speaking. (deducted from final payment)

(Note: Professional Members of NSA-NYC can attend individual modules for $50/session or pay in advance for all 10 sessions for $400. This option does not include showcase or other benefits.)



If you know you want to apply click here for the application and to register.


Full Payment Option - ($1997)

Full Payment Discount Option - ($1897 - Pay in full before January 1, 2015)

Three-Pay Plan - ($675 - First Installment)

Three-Pay Plan - First Payment Early Application Discount - ($575 - First Installment)

Three-Pay Plan - NSA Academy Members - ($675 - First Installment)

NSA-NYC Professional Members Auditing Option - Full Payment for 10 sessions - ($400)

NSA-NYC Professional Members Auditing Option - Single Auditing Session 
($50 for single session)


 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)
  • Videotaped showcase in front of an NSA-NYC audience ($1000 value)
  • Discounted prices on 2015 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:

Trevor Perry
2015 NSA-NYC Speaker Academy Dean
+1 516 587 1353
Casey Carpenter
2015 NSA-NYC Speaker Academy Assistant Dean



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