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!
Click above image to download the member benefits chart.
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
PLEASE NOTE: You must also be a member of the National Speakers Association to be a professional member of NSA Georgia. There are two separate applications and fees. If you’re not yet a member of NSA, learn about its requirements---or consider our Associate Affiliation below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.