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NSA Speaker academy: empower your speaking journey

Registration opens soon for the 2024 NSA Carolinas Speaker Academy!

Are you ready to accelerate your professional speaking success and grow your speaking to the next higher level within a safe & supportive group cohort community?   

NSA Carolinas Speakers Academy 2024 is designed to empower aspiring speakers with the perspective, tools and resources to create a holistic professional speaking business (varied from Business Foundations, Business Models, Stagecraft, Sales/Marketing /PR/Branding, Content Creation & Development).  

Academy only happens 1x per year!...and the value of the Training, Coaching and Resources far exceeds $2,000. 

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 NSA Carolinas Chapter to enroll in Speaker Academy!  NSA Carolinas membership is included with your Registration as a non-member! 

Speakers of ALL levels of experience are welcome to participate. The fundamentals of running a Professional Speaking Business can easily be forgotten or overlooked!   

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

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 materials 

… be matched with a mentor for ongoing support 

… receive support in a safe space, via accountability group 

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

… learn how to become a referable speaker, present on the TEDx stage, write a book, make a great speaker website, demo video tips ... and much more!

Here was our curriculum and agenda from 2023:

  • Class 1 - Oct. 21 - 9-11am - Orientation, Intro/On-Boarding - Remote                        
    Setting a Strong Foundation; Goal-Setting; Exposure to Various Models / Model Development 
  • Class 2 - October 28 - 9-11am - Eloquence: Platform Skills - Remote                 
    The Art & Science of Speaking Professionally; Messaging; Story-Telling 
  • Class 3 - November 4 - 9-11am - Enterprise & Expertise - Remote                  
    Getting Paid To Speak; Back Office Systems, Sales/Mkt &Product Development; Brand Positioning 
  • Class 4 - November 11 - 8:30am-3:30pm - Speaker Intensive + Bonus - In-Person                  
    Access & Exposure to Broader NSA-Carolinas Community w/ Speaker Intensive Program (Registration Fee Included, +1 hour Bonus Mastermind Session & Graduation/Certificate Ceremony)

  • Class 5 - November 20 - 12-1:30pm - Speaker Showcase - Remote
    Opportunity to showcase skills and talents developed from Speakers Academy 
  • Class 6 - December 2 - 9-10am - After-Care & Accountability - Remote
    Accountability Check, Questions 

Registration Rates and Information (TBA!)  See options below:

  • Early Bird - register before October 1st.
    • Non-Member – $TBA
    • Non-Members + Membership – $TBA(Includes membership in NSA Carolinas through2025) 
    • NSA Carolinas Members – $TBA

  • Regular Rates - register between October 1st - 20th
    • Non-Members – $TBA
    • Non-Members + Membership – $TBA (Includes membership in NSA Carolinas through 2025)
    • NSA Carolinas Members – $TBA 

Have questions about Speaker Academy and our 2024 class? 

Email NSA Carolinas President Elect, Dr. Sarah Glova at

About the NSA Carolinas Speaker Academy

The NSA Carolinas Speaker Academy is your gateway to accelerating your speaking success and taking your skills to the next level. Are you hungry for growth in your speaking career? Whether you're an aspiring speaker eager to get started, a seasoned professional looking to refine your approach, or anywhere in between, our annual Speaker Academy is designed to equip and empower you.

Why Sign Up for the Speaker Academy?

Our Speaker Academy, held each fall, is a unique opportunity to dive deep into the world of professional speaking. Regardless of your experience level, our supportive group cohort environment ensures that you receive valuable insights and strategies that can elevate your speaking impact. It's a comprehensive learning experience that covers:

  • Fundamentals of running a successful speaking business
  • Crafting dynamic speeches that lead to referrals
  • Identifying ideal target audiences
  • Earning consistent PAID speaking engagements 

As a Speaker Academy participant, you'll gain access to a wealth of resources:

  • Access to session recordings and handouts
  • Ongoing support from a dedicated mentor
  • Involvement in an accountability group
  • Insights from a diverse range of presenters sharing their expertise on various speaking topics
  • Learn about becoming a speaker, writing a book, creating an impressive speaker website, mastering demo videos, and more! 

Who Can Sign Up?

We welcome speakers of all levels, and you don't need to be a member of NSA National or our NSA Carolinas chapter to enroll in the Academy. While we focus on fundamentals, it’s great for speakers of any level—either as a way to learn information or explore the fundamentals again for a business recharge. 

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