You might be an expert in your field but new to professional speaking. You might be a veteran in your subject matter but new to being an entrepreneur. You might even be an expert trainer, coach, author or consultant but new to speaking professionally. But frankly, it doesn’t matter how deep your subject matter expertise might be, unless it’s in the speaking business, then it probably feels like you’re starting over. And in some ways you are!
The truth is that there is no owner’s manual to follow, no master plan that you can duplicate, and no one way to make speaking work for you. However, there are key principles to learn, adapt and apply in a certain order, which can save you time, money and frustration. Therefore, rather than letting you fend entirely for yourself, NSA-VA members created the NSA-VA Speaker Academy in 2006.
Lucky for you, the tradition and opportunity continues today, as the Class of 2018 is now forming!
This year’s program will get underway in September of 2017 and run through June of 2018, and your cohort group (limited to 12) will experience a newly adapted approach that balances time, talent and technology to give you a fast start with local resources supported by nationwide talent in a 10-month period.
Here’s what you will get: (1) six live-led video conferences with pre-work and post-recordings; (2) three in-person half-day intensive workshops; (3) one final Showcase presentation with feedback, video recording and recognition; (4) local speakers and national trainers to educate and enrich your experience; (5) local mentors who get to know you, be your sounding board, offer their experiences, and help you brainstorm ideas; and (6) waived chapter meeting fees during your learning experience so you get the most from your academy year.
The investment is $1199 if paid by June 30 and $1299 if paid by the September start date. This includes $603 worth of chapter meetings, $50 worth of materials, $45 worth of workshop lunches, and over $1000 worth of coaching, mentoring, and feedback!
But because space is limited to 12 participants, you have three choices right now:
- Ask for more information by contacting Speaker Academy Dean Tom Davidson, CSP, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-339-4653.
- Reserve your space today for $75, a non-refundable amount that will be deducted from your final fee.
- Pay in full now and get started on the pre-work and reading right away!
Don’t get stuck in traffic when you can take the on-ramp to your speaking business with the NSA-VA Speaker Academy Class of 2018, starting today.