Now taking registrations for CLASS OF 2019 (Feb-May). Grab your place now at early bird rate with a $150 deposit:
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 (Feb – May) at the Mercy Center in Madison, 167 Neck Road (lunch included!).
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 Basic Candidate membership to the CT Chapter of NSA, (a $330 value!) 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 (Lunch included)
*Note: Attendance required at all sessions for certificate of completion
Tentative dates below. Final schedule TBD.
February 23rd: Welcome/orientation/professional awareness/Your message/Topic Development.
March 23rd: Sales & Marketing/Professional relationships
April 13th: Presenting & Performing/Platform Mechanics
May 11th: 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) Thursday, June 13th, 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 $1,500
Early Bird (paid in full by 12/31/18) will be $1200
$150 deposit, Summer/Fall 2018 early bird rate (balance due will be $1050)
2019 rate after 12/31/18 will be $1500
* SASS = Speaker Academy Student Showcase