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NSA Carolinas Speaker Academy

  • October 15, 2022


  • Non-member rate!
    This rate expires on Sept 30th
    Includes membership in NSA Carolinas (until Sept 1)
  • NSA Carolinas Members Only rate!
    This rate expires on Sept 30th
  • Includes membership in NSA Carolinas (after Sept 30th)
  • NSA Carolinas Members Only rate!

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NSA Carolinas Speaker Academy

Learn how to accelerate your speaking success and grow your speaking to the next higher level in our supportive group cohort!  

The NSA Carolinas Speakers Academy only happens once per year!  Speakers with ALL levels of experience hungry are welcome to register.  The fundamentals of running a business in speaking can easily be forgotten or overlooked!  As an Academy member, you will hear a wide variety of insights from our Academy presenters sharing insights and business models.

Important:  you do NOT need to be a member of NSA or our NSA Carolinas chapter to enroll in the Academy In fact, NSA Carolinas membership is included!

So whether you are an aspiring speaker, just starting out or already have some experience speaking professionally, if you desire to grow your speaking to the next higher level, the NSA Carolinas Speaker Academy will equip and empower you to do just that!

The curriculum within the Academy is based upon a proven process and roadmap for getting started in speaking, crafting dynamic speeches that get referred, identifying ideal target audiences and earning consistent PAID speaking engagements. 

In addition to learning a thorough curriculum to help you achieve your speaking goals, you will:

… have lifetime access to all session recordings and handouts

… be paired with a mentor for ongoing support

… receive support in an accountability group

… hear from a variety of presenters sharing their insights about the speaking profession

… learn how to become a TEDx presenter, write a book, make a great speaker website, demo video tips ... and much more!

Deadline to Enroll

Friday, October 14

Meeting Dates:

Orientation:   October 15      Virtual    12pm – 1:30pm

Session 1:       October 24      Virtual    12pm – 1:30pm

Session 2:       November 5     Hybrid     9am – 2:30pm

Session 3:       November 15   Virtual    12pm -  1:30pm

  • Schedule subject to change based on participant and instructor availability/agreement 

  • Recordings will be provided for each session; however LIVE attendance is highly recommended for maximum impact

How to apply?

Frist, simply register below.  After registration you will receive an Academy Intake Form to complete.  Please return that form as soon as possible so we can learn more about you, your speaking experience and your speaking aspirations.

Lead Facilitator(s):  Dr. Kevin Snyder

Kevin proudly serves as President-Elect for NSA Carolinas.  He has been speaking for 20+ years and full-time since 2012.  His audiences span practically every industry from collegiate to corporate. 1,000,000+ people in all 50 states and several countries have experienced one of his keynotes or training workshops.  Kevin is also the author of several books, one of which is titled, PAID to $PEAK: How to Become a Professional Speaker.

Kevin will be bringing in various co-presenters throughout the Academy curriculum to share their insights on various topics and answer your questions!  There are many models within a speaking profession and we’ll share with you different approaches that can inspire you and maximize your success! 

NSA Carolinas Gives Back!

NSA Carolinas wants to give back to our community and those in need as much as possible.  There are a wide variety of philanthropic organizations and charities in the Carolinas area who we can help provide support to make a difference.  Once the Academy begins, we’ll identify 2 charity organizations that we can support.  $50 from every registrant tuition will totaled and then evenly divided between those 2 organizations!  We appreciate you helping us make a difference here in the Carolinas!

Academy Registration

$495 price includes all sessions and PAID to $PEAK textbook.

$750 price includes all sessions, PAID to $PEAK textbook + one-year membership to NSA Carolinas!

** Sponsorships are available!  See below for details.

Watch this special video from our Lead Instructor, Dr. Kevin Snyder, for more details about the Academy!

Questions before enrolling?  

Ask away!  Send an email to Kevin directly:

What if I am not available for a session?

  • That’s OK.  We’ll be recording each session and make available to you immediately.  You’ll also have an outline for the curriculum and sessions coming up, so you’ll know what you’ll be missing in advance.  If you know you will miss a session, let us know your question(s) in advance!

Is the Speaker Intensive Workshop included in the Academy registration fee?

  • Yes! The Speaker Intensive is scheduled for November 5 in Raleigh, NC.  See our event calendar for more details!

I’m not a current member of NSA Carolinas or NSA National?  Can I still enroll in the Academy?

  • Yes!  In fact, we have a registration option that includes NSA Carolinas membership.  You are not required to be a member of NSA National or our NSA Carolinas chapter to enroll in the Academy.

Will I receive support and help after the Academy concludes?

  • Yes, during Academy we will match you with other ‘students’ having similar experience and speaking goals in mind.  You all have the opportunity to meet as you wish, when you wish and for as long as you wish!  We hope to facilitate dynamic connections and collaborations amongst you and other speakers! You will also be paired with a Mentor who is already a member of NSA Carolinas.  How your Mentorship relationship is designed is completely up to you and your Mentor.


  • $495 – for current NSA Carolinas members   

  • $750 – for non-NSA Carolinas members and includes membership in NSA Carolinas 

  • Sponsorship opportunity  (sponsors include logo on all Academy marketing, mention during each session, mention during Speaker Intensive, opportunity to present during 1 session, video recording sent to all registrants, email thank you with link to all registrants.)

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