What is NSA-IL Speakers Academy?
NSA-IL Speakers Academy is a premiere program developed by the National Speakers Association of Illinois (www.nsa-il.org), offering training and development to people committed to becoming professional speakers. The curriculum is based on the four competencies developed by the National Speakers Association: Expertise, Eloquence, Enterprise & Ethics.
Our faculty for Speaker University is comprised of dedicated, accomplished speaking professionals who make either all or part of their living as professional speakers. Participants learn the speaking business from the inside out from veterans who know and understand how the business works. While the curriculum includes enhancing presentation skills, the emphasis of Speakers Academy is on creating a framework to develop and market oneself to people at corporations, associations, and organizations who hire and compensate speakers.
Click here for:
Once a participant has completed Speaker University, he or she will possess the competencies to apply for membership in our national organization, the National Speakers Association.
Who is a good candidate for NSA-IL Speakers Academy?
Speakers Academy is ideal for anyone who is already a professional speaker and who wants to take his or her business to the next level; or for anyone who is an aspiring professional speaker and eager to learn how to build, grow and maintain a viable, flourishing speaking business.
Many of the people who attend Speakers Academy are entrepreneurs who have been speaking to promote their businesses, and now want to focus on building their speaking engagements as a source of revenue. Others are working in the corporate sector and have a vision of spinning off their own speaking business someday. Past participants include consultants, training and development professionals, coaches, authors, ministers, financial planners, instructors and facilitators. Anyone who loves to speak, who has a passion for the speaking business and who’s willing to do the work to get there is an ideal candidate!
When is Speakers Academy offered?
NSA-IL Speakers Academy is currently a 3-month program with semi-monthly classes held in Chicago and Suburbs.
How much does Speakers Academy cost and how do I register?
The cost for Speakers Academy is $795 which includes six (6) classes. Once accepted and registered for Speaker University, program tuition will not be refunded. Those who have already attended Speakers Academy/Speaker University may attend for a $195 reviewer fee.