Becoming a National Speaker Association Member

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Membership Benefits

Access to Tools & Resources

NSA has the most comprehensive and cutting-edge collection of tools and resources for speaking professionals anywhere.

Community Access

Get access to the wisdom of a 3,500+ member collective of the brightest, most accomplished speakers in the business.

CSP™ (Certified Speaking Professional)

Show meeting planners and others that you are committed to your craft by earning the CSP™ designation of NSA, which makes you a Certified Speaking Professional.

Learning Events

Attend events guaranteed to sharpen your skills and expand your understanding of the speaking profession.

Local Chapters

Establish valuable professional connections and lifelong friendships through your involvement in regional and state NSA chapters.

Member Directory

Use the NSA member directory to connect with your fellow professional speakers for advice, to request professional introductions, etc.

Members-Only Content

Get valuable content – from training resources to industry intel – accessible to NSA members only with your NSA membership.

Mobile Apps

Mobile apps for Speakermagazine and Voices of Experience® audio magazine let you take those valuable resources with you anywhere.


Speaker magazine brings you helpful articles and insightful commentary from the thought leaders and trendsetters in our profession.

Virtual Learning

Get the information you need to grow your business from virtual learning courses accessible anywhere you have Internet access.

How Can NSA Membership Help You?

Strategies & Best Practices

Referrals from your Peers

Community, Content, Caring

Grow your Business

Build your Speaking Community

Learn About Different
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Talented and Successful Speakers Will Help you Grow your Business

NSA will help you grow the speaking part of your business in the direction you desire by providing you with the professional relationships, strategies, techniques and tools to master the business side of speaking, and become great on the platform. Watch this short video above by Bill Cates, CSP, CPAE, to learn how you can make this happen.

Grow with NSA

Meet a few NSA members and see how membership has impacted them.


Linda Keith, CSP

One of the best business decisions I made was joining NSA. I found it after ten years as an independent trainer and, within the first three years, I doubled my income. (And I already was supporting my family!)


Jason Dorsey

NSA has changed my life. Meeting NSA members at Influence opened doors I could not have imagined: getting on The Today Show, insight into my first major book deal, and winning Entrepreneur of the Year.


Diana Booher CSP, CPAE

Although I’ve been in the speaking and training industry for 35 years, I’ve continued to maintain my NSA membership and attend events for several reasons, one of which is to stay abreast of best practices and the latest technology.

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