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WELCOME TO THE NSA CONNECTICUT CHAPTER
NSA is the leading source for community, education and entrepreneurial business knowledge needed to be successful in the speaking profession. NSA chapters are a great place to meet – or reconnect with – peers in your local area. NSA Chapters grow and empower members through sharing, learning, and mentoring. Getting involved with the chapter near you is the best way to connect with, share with, and learn from fellow speakers.
NSA-CT BOARD 2017-18 (missing: Susan O’Malley President-Elect)
NSA President-Elects class of 2017-18
Chapter Leadership Training at NSA headquarters in Phoenix. Incoming NSA-CT President, Randye Kaye is peeking out in back row 4th from left!
Recent members-only ‘Fireside Chat’ luncheon
Hosted by Lisa Lelas at her home in Guilford, CT.
NSA-CT chapter December meeting
NSA guest presenter, Sean McCloskey discussing ‘Selling on and off stage…without sounding like a salesman!’
Connection. Inspiration. Growth! We do this at our meetings, fireside chats and more. Want to:
- Do a TED/TedX talk?
- Create an online course to generate interest and income?
- Book more speaking Business? Including International dates?
- Determine Your Brand?
- Learn More about Storytelling, PowerPoint and other Presentation Skills?
Speaker Meetings will take place the second Thursday evening of each month Sept 2017-June 2018 (6:30-8:30 PM) usually at the Best Western Hotel in North Haven, CT. A preview of what’s ahead this year:
01/11/18 Tamsen Webster: A TEDx Insider’s Guide to Finding and Telling the Story of Your Idea
02/01/18 Lisa Lelas, Wally Hauck and Dorothy A. Martin-Neville: Get Paid to Speak — Launch & Promote your Own Speaking Business
02/08/18 Jess Todtfeld: Pitching the Media – PR Secret Weapons for Speakers (Working Session)
03/08/18 So You Wanna Do a TED/TEDX Talk? Panel with experts
04/12/18 Lois Creamer: Book More Business – Make Money Speaking
05/10/18 Jennifer De St. Georges: International Keynotes
06/14/18 NSA CT 15th birthday celebration! Awards dinner & annual Speaker Academy Showcase! Additional Guest speaker TBA
For a complete listing of all upcoming NSA-CT events, visit the Events Page.
Why should you become a member?
As an active member of NSA-CT I rarely miss a monthly meeting. In the beginning I was in awe that I met regularly with folks who had such well established speaking careers and realized how willingly they shared their wisdom and experience. Later, over the years I have been involved because I am so aware we are always learning and growing and this is such a rich group to learn from. Friendships have developed and for me the special “fireside chat” meetings for members only have allowed those friendships to deepen while also teaching so much more in-depth practicaltools for publishing, marketing and so on. The NSA family and cooperative approaches are a gift.
Some people ask “why does a speaker need to belong to a professional organization?” Each year I ask that same question when I am faced with renewal to NSA.
NSA is like the encyclopedia for professional speakers. What ever you need to know you can find at least a place to start. You are not on your own. You can tap into the nearly limitless knowledge resources while also tapping into the nearly infinite relationships that demonstrate care, compassion, and love for you. This is why I stay a member. I know I am not alone.
Joining the National Speakers Association was by far the best thing I ever did to kick-start my professional career! Being involved in our local chapter has been a tremendous asset, gaining wisdom from guest presenters each month and garnering life long friendships from fellow CT speakers! As a past president and current board member, I can honestly say that this small but mighty chapter continually provides incredible value to all aspiring & professional speakers!