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President’s Message, Welcome to NSA Connecticut

Welcome to National Speakers Association – Connecticut Chapter.

Congratulations to the newly elected Board of Directors and NSA-CT’s new President, RANDYE KAYE! 


Meeting dates for Sept-June 2018 & Presidents personal message coming soon….


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 (lunch included!)

PROGRAM RUNS ANNUALLY FEBRUARY -MAY*                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          *Note: Class of 2017 is now sold out! Registration available for FEB 2018 Speaker Academy Program

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: Lisa@LisaLelas.com

ACADEMY CURRICULUM: Saturday classes run 9 AM- 3 PM
*Note: Attendance required at all sessions for certificate of completion

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

MARCH: Sales & Marketing/Professional relationships

APRIL: Presenting & Performing/Platform Mechanics

MAY: 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)

TUITION: $997 earlybird rate by Dec.31st/ Reg rate of $1,297 thereafter
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