FAQs

How do I qualify to be an Associate Member of the National Speakers Association?

An Associate Member means you are a member of the National Speakers Association www.nsa.org and have met the eligibility requirements as determined by National by completing the Speaker’s Academy, that is held once per month from February to June for a low investment of $1500. In addition, you can join one or more local chapters based on their membership fees. Whether you’re a seasoned speaker or new to the world of professional speaking, you’ll find friends and resources here.


How do I become an Aspiring Professional Speaker of the NSA Connecticut Chapter?

By joining the NSA Connecticut Chapter, you belong to the local chapter with access to friends and resources that will help you to grow your speaking business or skill in communications. How you wish to use the member benefits to meet your speaking and communication goals is an individual privilege.


How do I become an Affiliate / Sponsor Member of NSA Connecticut Chapter?

This membership level is open to those who provide support services to professional members, represent speaker bureaus, or offer goods and services to the speaker community. The benefits include attending monthly chapter meetings, participation in the NSA-CT Facebook group, and inclusion of a logo (if applicable) on our newsletter. We value the support of our bureau and affiliate colleagues. Become an Affiliate/Sponsor Member


When is my membership renewal fee due?

Membership renewals are due no later than August 31st.


If I am a chapter member, how much are chapter meetings?

All NSA-CT chapter members (even of another NSA chapter) or Affiliate/Sponsor may attend in-person events at the reduced member rate of $30.00 that includes a lite dinner.

We will offer an all-access pass membership when COVID-19 restrictions lift and will include a lite dinner at a reduced rate however, not available at this time.


Are special chapter meetings included in my chapter membership fee?

The cost to attend special events outside of our monthly events is at the membership discounted rate of $30 unless otherwise notified. Special events include a summer outing, holiday party, and fireside chats (roundtables of 8) held once per quarter that will be announced in our monthly newsletter and on the Facebook group.


When are chapter meetings?

Chapter meetings are generally the second Thursday of the month (September – June), 5:30-8:30 PM. However, at times to accommodate the guest speaker’s schedule, we will have to make changes to the schedule to ensure we are booking the very best for you.