Why you should Join Florida Speakers Association
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The Florida Speakers Association is a chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA). Our members include a diverse group of individuals who speak to influence: best-selling authors, international experts, consultants, humorists, trainers, coaches and business professionals. We consist of full- and part-time speakers, speaker bureaus, and those providing services to speakers.
Our mission: Build skills. Expand networks. Create successes.
We offer two types of chapter memberships: Professional Member or Professional Affiliate. (These two types must first qualify for and have paid NSA National Membership)
We also offer opportunity to associate with our chapter for those actively working toward qualfying for NSA National Professional membership. These individuals are referred to as Academy/Aspiring Speaker (these are not NSA-FSA members).
Annual Costs: (dues cover July 1st -June 30th)
Professional Member $125 plus one time initiation fee of $25
Professional Affiliate $125 plus one time initiation fee of $25
Academy/Aspiring Speaker $497 for FSA Members and $597 for Non-FSA Members to enroll in the FSA Conni Gordon Speaker Academy (includes 2 Live Events and 4 Webinars). Then those who graduate from Academy, and who don’t yet qualify for NSA National Professional Membership by June 30th, can continue to be a part of FSA Chapter as an Aspiring Speaker for one more year for $175.
Chapter Member Benefits
Chapter Meetings – We hold nine chapter meetings from September through June (no meetings December, July, and August) in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. You will learn from the best in the industry from advice on running your business to how to build your platform skills. Networking with other speaking professionals is invaluable. You will also have the potential to showcase your talents at a meeting.
Networking – You’ll have membership to the Florida Speakers Association LinkedIn and Facebook private groups and the opportunity to participate in Google Hangouts to discuss relevant topics in the speaking industry with your colleagues and special guests.
Meet Ups – On several occasions throughout the year, members get together in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties for small gatherings to share best practices and provide support for one another.
Marketing – Professional members are listed on the Florida Speakers Association website. Meeting planners and others looking for your expertise can easily find you! You also have the ability to use the National Speakers Association and Florida Speakers Association logos in your marketing materials.*
Product Table – At our chapter meetings, you may have the opportunity to sell and purchase – at reduced prices – tools that will help you in your speaking business.
Sponsorships – Professional Members are eligible to purchase ad space on the Florida Speakers Association website.
Discounts – Reduced rates on meetings, special programs, chapter events and sponsorship opportunities.
Community – Be a part of a community of speaking professionals committed to helping you gain additional success.
Our benefits are always changing as we continue to identify ways to help you grow your speaking business!
*Members of Florida Speakers Association are not automatically members of the national NSA —they must first meet the membership requirements of NSA separately.
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