FAQ

BE A BETTER SPEAKER – BUILD A BETTER BUSINESS

How do I qualify to be a Pro Member of the National Speakers Association Connecticut Chapter?

Pro Member means you are a member of the National Speakers Association https://nsaspeaker.org/join/ and have registered for an Essential Membership or Advanced Membership with NSA Headquarters. You have access to all Member benefits and discounts. You are eligible to be on the Executive Board of Directors.


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

By joining the NSA Connecticut Chapter, you belong to the local chapter with access to professionals, friends, and resources that will help you grow your speaking business and communication skills. You have access to many benefits and discounts and are eligible to be on a Board committee.


How do I join the Connecticut Chapter Speakers Academy?

You will register online during our annual Membership Drive from September 2023 through January 2024. The Speaker’s Academy is held one Saturday per month from February 2024 to June 2024 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 professional speaking, you will find friends and resources here to build your speaking business.


How do I become an Affiliate/Sponsor as a Service Provider to Reach Successful Speakers?

Soon, we will offer this opportunity to those who provide support services to professional members, represent speaker bureaus, or offer goods and services to the speaker community. The benefits include regularly scheduled chapter meetings, participation in NSA-CT social media groups, and the inclusion of a logo (if applicable) on social media sites. We value the support of our bureau and affiliate colleagues. (Not yet available, inquire by text at 860-575-4970 to Anne Garland if interested).


When is my membership renewal fee due?

Members and Associate renewals begin in June and are due no later than September 30th.


If I am a chapter Pro Member, Aspiring Member, or active Academy Student, what is the cost of the monthly chapter events?

All NSA-CT Chapter Members, Associates (even NSA National Members of another NSA chapter) may attend in-person events at a reduced rate of $40.00, including a seated dinner. All guests may attend at $50, and a First-Time guest may join us at $45 one time only.


Are special chapter events included in my chapter membership fee?

The cost to attend special events outside of our monthly events is at the membership discounted rate and may vary depending on the event. Special events include a summer outing, holiday party, and fireside chats that will be announced in our monthly newsletter and on our Facebook group.


When are chapter events?

Chapter events are generally the second Wednesday of the month (September – June), 5:30-8:00 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.