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Why NSA Georgia? Here's Why!

 

 

 

 


 

Why Should You Join NSA Georgia? 

Want to shave years off your learning curve as you grow your speaking business?  
 
You’ve got a message and a passion for sharing it. NSA Georgia provides the tools, techniques and professional connections to help you do that! We are one of the largest and most active chapters of the National Speakers Association, poised to teach you “the business of speaking.” We practice the spirit of our founder, Cavett Robert, which is to give freely to others. Most people are surprised and delighted at how generous our members are with their time and counsel.
 
At our monthly half-day meetings, you’ll learn the latest on sales and marketing, technology, presentation skills and more from top professionals. Many of our members have been where you are today, from trying to break into a new market to publishing your next book. They are eager to welcome and support you.
 
We also gather at First Friday Coffees each month to help us take a deep dive into specific speaking topics.  To polish your platform skills, attend twice-a-month Speaker Labs where you’ll get valuable feedback and learn from the experts.
 
NSA Georgia is the leading source in Georgia for community, education and entrepreneurial business knowledge needed to be successful in the speaking profession. Our chapter is made up of a wide variety of speakers and related practitioners, including full- and part-time professional speakers, trainers, facilitators, consultants, coaches, authors, entertainers, and those considering a speaking career.
 
Come to a meeting and find out why NSA Georgia is the absolute best investment you can make in your speaking business! 

 

 

 

 

  

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NSA Georgia Types

Which NSA Georgia Type fits You?

You can join NSA Georgia as one of five different types:

 

1. NSA Georgia Professional Membership

To maintain our professional standards, we reserve the NSA Georgia Member designation for full-time professional speakers who are also members of the national chapter of the National Speakers Association.

If you’re not yet a member of the national chapter, learn about its requirements---or consider our Associate Affiliation. Feel free to attend our meetings as a guest for $50 after the first time while you determine which membership makes the most sense for you.

Please note: Members of NSA Georgia are not automatically members of NSA. They must meet the membership requirements of NSA separately.

NSA Georgia Professional Members enjoy these career-enhancing benefits:
(* signifies an exclusive Georgia Professional Member benefit.)

  • Increased exposure of your services to those who hire speakers through a Speaker Directory on our website
  • NSA Georgia monthly morning meetings at no charge for you to network with other speaking professionals, learn how to develop your speaking skills, market and manage your speaking business, and meet nationally-known speakers
  • Afternoon educational sessions at the member price
  • Inclusion in our online Speaker Directory
  • Contribute to the success of new members
  • Participate in committee and special projects that allow you to be of service and build leadership skills and your awareness credibility with other members
  • Ability to hold leadership positions in NSA Georgia and NSA*
  • Opportunity to market yourself as an NSA and NSA Georgia member*
  • Use of NSA and NSA Georgia logos in your marketing promotions*

Membership fee for NSA Georgia Professional Members: $375 annually, plus a $50 initiation fee, which is due with the application.

Complete a Professional Membership Application.

 

2. NSA Georgia Associate Affiliation

Associates enjoy the same career-enhancing benefits above as all Professional Members, except those that are starred.

In accordance with NSA guidelines, we ask that Associates not identify themselves as NSA members. Also, Associates may not use the NSA or NSA Georgia logos or advertise in the chapter directory. They cannot showcase or publicly represent themselves as chapter members or NSA members.

The fee for NSA Georgia Associates: $400 annually, plus a $50, non-refundable initiation fee, which is due with the application.

Complete an Associate Affiliation Application.

 

3. NSA Georgia Speaker Resource

NSA Georgia welcomes those who would like to provide good/services to our membership, but who are not currently vendor members of NSA National. If you’d like to build a relationship with Georgia’s professional speaking community, this is a good investment for you.

For Speaker Resources, we offer these benefits:

  • We'll promote the speaker resource in our newsletter and on the website.
  • You’ll receive table space at each meeting to display your marketing materials.

The Speaker Resource applicant does not need to be a vendor member of NSA National, but he is also not an official NSA Georgia member and cannot represent himself as such.

Membership fee for NSA Georgia Speaker Resources: $400 annually, plus a $50, non-refundable initiation fee, which is due with the application.

Complete a Speaker Resource Application.

 

4. NSA Georgia Legacy Affiliation

 

Legacy Members must be at least 65 years old and have been an active NSA or NSA Georgia member for at least five years in their career. To capitalize on their knowledge, experience and wisdom, NSA Georgia welcomes Legacy Members to hold leadership and advisory roles and help shape the success trajectory of our rising speaker stars. They enjoy all the benefits of a Professional Member listed above.
 
Membership fee for NSA Georgia Legacy Affiliates: $100 annually, with no initiation fee.

 

Complete a Legacy Affiliation Application.

 

 

5. NSA Georgia Staff 

Staff must be employed by a current NSA Georgia Professional member.

For Staff, we offer these benefits:

  • NSA Georgia monthly morning meetings at no charge
  • Afternoon educational sessions at the member price
  • Invitation for involvement on committees and special projects

Note:

  • NSA has set no guidelines for the “Staff” category. If, in the future, NSA develops a “Staff” category, the status of this category of NSA-GA would be amended to accommodate NSA criteria.
  • “Staff” must refrain from identifying themselves as NSA members and are prohibited from using the NSA logo.
  • “Staff” cannot advertise in the chapter directory, showcase or publicly represent themselves as chapter members or NSA members.

The fee for NSA Georgia Staff: $100 annually,  plus a $50, non-refundable initiation fee, which is due with the application.


Complete a Staff Application.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm not sure NSA Georgia membership is right for me. How can I learn more about the organization?
Come to one of our meetings, meet our members and see for yourself all the benefits of membership.
We welcome non-members to their first meeting free. Repeat guests pay $50. This includes the 2.5-hour morning program plus networking.

View our Meetings Schedule.

You can find out more about the National Speakers Association at www.nsaspeaker.org

What happens at the monthly meetings?
Our meetings typically take place on the second Saturday of each month. Professional speakers with real-world experience share useful information to enhance your practical knowledge of the speaking business.

 

Here is a typical agenda:

 

Registration, Networking & Breakfast - 8:30 - 9 a.m.
Session - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where do your monthly meetings take place?
All of NSA Georgia's monthly meetings are held at The Gathering Spot, 384 Northyards Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313. Read more

 

 

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