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September 7, 2023 Newsletter

We hope you and your family are safe as Hurricane Idalia crossed through the Carolinas.  Please let us know if you were adversely impacted by the storm in any way so we can offer support. 

Below are highlights on our Fall programming line-up, Speaker Academy and member value initiatives.  FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is good a thing if it motivates you to take positive ACTion!

Hurricane Idalia | NSA Foundation

If you are a national member of NSA, please know the NSA Foundation provides a Disaster Relief Program offering NSA members immediate, short-term financial assistance who have been adversely impacted by a natural disaster.  Click here to learn more.

September NSA Carolinas events

Visit our Events tab to learn more about our upcoming workshops, Specialty Interest Group (SIG) meetings and more!

  • Friday, Sept 8:  How to Earn the CSP®  (virtual SIG meeting)
  • Wednesday, Sept 13:  Tips for Speaker Demo Video (virtual SIG meeting)
  • Saturday, Sept 23:  The Business of Professional Speaking ... virtually!  (In-person workshop)
  • Friday, Sept 29:  Podcasting!  (virtual SIG meeting)

Member Spotlight:  Chuck Gallagher, CSP

We are thrilled to launch a new initiative spotlighting NSA Carolinas members doing great work through speaking, for the speaking profession and in the community.  Chuck Gallagher, CSP is our inaugural recipient and you can learn more about Chuck on our Member Spotlight page here.  Let's all congratulate Chuck!

2023 Speaker Academy registration now open!!

Envision accelerating and growing your speaking to the next higher level within a safe & supportive group cohort community!  Our NSA Carolinas Speakers Academy only happens once a year and is designed to empower aspiring and emerging speakers with the perspectives, business tools and resources to maximize speaking impact and consistent success.  Learn more about our Speaker Academy here.

Reminder to update your NSA Carolinas member directory

If you have not done so already, please edit your NSA Carolinas member profile here.  We've added a few new questions and will be utilizing your directory content for several new initiatives soon to be announced ... stay tuned and ensure your profile is updated! 

"Member Celebrations" and "Where our Members are Speaking"

Help us celebrate your news and promote where you are speaking. Just visit our "Membership" tab on and take advantage of even more ways to connect and grow in your speaking and business!  

Don't settle for FOMO ... hope to see you soon!

Let's rise the tide together 

Be proud of your NSA Carolinas members and chapter!

Thirty-nine (39) of us returned from Influence, the National Speaker Association's annual conference, earlier this month.  We're so proud of our thirteen (13) attendees who were first-timers as well.

NSA Carolinas received "ELITE" Chapter status recognizing us as one of the top chapters in the country.  Special recognition to previous Board members who worked hard in the past to pave the way to current success.

Special recognition to those chapter members below who served the conference in extraordinary ways and others who received distinguished recognition! 

In alphabetical order:

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