Q: Do I have to be a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) to attend NSA-Virginia (NSA-VA) programs?
A: No. Most of the chapter programs (including workshops) are open to Guests at a higher fee, but some programs are for Members Only.
Q: Do I have to be a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) to join NSA-VA?
A: Yes. To be a Professional Member of the chapter, you need to qualify for and join the national organization before dues are accepted for chapter membership. Those who are aspiring to become a Professional Member may join NSA VA as a Candidate Partner. Go here for more details.
Q: How do I qualify for National Membership?
A: You can qualify in one of three ways:
Option 1: You have received monetary compensation for at least 20 presentations within the 12 months prior to submitting your application.
Option 2: You have given at least 20 presentations to audiences of 15 or more as part of a salaried position within the 12 months prior to submitting the application.
Option 3: You have earned at least $25,000, giving presentations within the 12 months prior to submitting the application. The number of speaking engagements does not matter.
Q: What are the benefits of joining NSA?
A: Some of the benefits of National Membership include:
Raise the bar. You will be surrounded by the best professional speakers in the business, and you will learn from them and their experience at every encounter.
Perfect your skills. You will be given the opportunity to hone your platform and entrepreneurial skills at national and local events.
Grow your network. You will build new relationships with peers and super-achieving professionals who want to help you succeed.
Stay informed. As a member of NSA, you will receive Speaker Magazine, Voices of Experience, and access to a multitude of workshops and other learning resources.
Get recognized. As a National Member, you can display the NSA logo, be listed on the national directory, and have the opportunity to earn the Certified Speaking Professional designation.
Q: Where does NSA Virginia meet?
A: Meetings are held in various locations – be sure to check our events page for details.
For more information About NSA Virginia, contact us.