Now taking registrations for CLASS OF 2018 (Feb-May)


Are you ready to take the next step in becoming a professional speaker? Want to move closer to qualifying as a member of the prestigious National Speakers Association?

NSA-CT is proud to provide national’s exclusive Speaker Academy Training right here in Connecticut! Join in…just one Saturday per month at the Mercy Center in Madison, 167 Neck Road (lunch included!)-

Feb -May.

Get ready to cultivate strong speaking skills, build a profitable speaking business and work toward obtaining your NSA membership eligibility.

All class modules are facilitated by veteran speakers, many of whom are past presidents of NSA-CT.

*All Academy students are granted a 16-month membership to the CT Chapter of NSA, during program (4 months) and for the 12 months immediately following their course completion.

For specific questions or inquiries, please contact Academy Dean, Lisa Lelas: (203) 641-4405 or email:

ACADEMY CURRICULUM: Saturday classes run 9 AM- 3 PM (Lunch included)

*Note: Attendance required at all sessions for certificate of completion

FEBRUARY 24th: Welcome/orientation/professional awareness/Your message/Topic Development.

MARCH 24th: Sales & Marketing/Professional relationships

APRIL 21st: Presenting & Performing/Platform Mechanics

MAY 19th : Authorship & Product Development/Managing your Speaking

Business/Wrap-up & Academy Recap

JUNE Chapter Meeting: Graduation Recognition! Please note that all NSA-CT Speaker Academy graduates are encouraged to attend the NSA-CT member chapter meeting (at no cost) in JUNE where they will be recognized during the annual awards meeting with their certificates of completion & invited to participate in the Speaker Showcase (presenting a 6-8 minute ‘Ted-like’ Talk for practice, feedback & testimonials)


Regular rate of $1,297

NSA National Members $250

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