Connection. Inspiration. Growth. All of this – and more -happens at our NSA-CT meetings in North Haven*. Join us! Open to all: Chapter meetings serve the needs of NSA-CT members as well as aspiring speakers, and happen monthly September-June. Here’s what’s in store this year:


NSA-CT 2017-18 year runs September-June. Meetings will be held on the second Thursday evening each month at 6:30 PM (including dinner). Be sure to register or re-new your yearly membership THIS SUMMER! Remember, members attend at a reduced rate and can save $80 by getting the all-access pass! MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Dates for upcoming meetings are as follows – topics/guests subject to some tweaking. In addition, our “fireside chats” will be announced as the year progresses.

(Second Thursday of most months, 6:30-8:30)

09/14/17 Welcome back!Andrew Tarvin : “Humor that Works

10/12/17 Sylvie Di Giusto: Creating Online Courses

11/09/17 Guy Burns: PowerPoint Power

12/14/17 Holiday Party/Fundraiser – Details TBA. Save the date!

01/11/18 Tamsen Webster: A TEDx Insider’s Guide to Finding and Telling the Story of Your Idea

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

These meeting include your dinner (ordered in advance or on-site from the menu) and cost:

  • $25 for NSA-CT Professional members who have paid their annual BASIC dues
  • FREE for NSA-CT members with an All-Access Pass
  • $40 for guests
  • *ALL CHAPTER MEETINGS TAKE PLACE AT THE BEST WESTERN HOTEL, 201 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT (Exit 12/I-91)…unless otherwise noted in meeting description

—————————– Members Only: Fireside chat meetings, off-site (at a host member’s home or restaurant) centered on a specific topic of conversation, open to Professional Members and Academy Members ONLY ($25 per member includes meal…breakfast, lunch or dinner) These are held approximately 4-5 times per year, and we are open to topic suggestions to meet your needs! For example, some past topics have been:

  • THINK-WRITE-GROW (goal-setting and action for the new year)
  • Mini-Mastermind for Pressing Business Challenges (this one was poolside, not fireside)
  • Linked-In tutorial
  • Toss and Dare – pruning your business priorities for new growth

—————————– MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR NSA NATIONAL CONVENTION 2018!   NSA NATIONAL CONVENTION will be held next year in Dallas, Texas at the Hilton Anatole, July 14-17,2018. Professional NSA members, Affiliate members, and non-member guests are welcome to attend! Contact NSA National for more info: nsaspeaker.org

Registration technical difficulties?  Please email: nsaconnecticut@gmail.com