Join the Florida Speakers Association

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). See below for more information.

Professional Member

These are the members that are established speakers who speak for a living. In order to be considered a Professional Member of the Florida Speakers Association, you must also be a current, paid Professional (Established) member of the National Speakers Association (NSA).

In order to qualify for membership in the National Speakers Association, you should APPLY FOR NSA PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP and must meet one of the following three qualification options.

  • You have earned $25,000 or more giving presentations to live audiences of 15 or more within the 12 months prior to application (regardless of the number of engagements).*
  • You have received compensation for 20 or more presentations to live audiences of 15 or more within the 12 months prior to application.*
  • You have given 20 or more presentations to live audiences of 15 or more as part of a salaried position within the 12 months prior to application.**

To learn more about becoming a member of the Florida Speakers Association, contact James Henderson at james@jamesleehenderson.com

Professional Affiliate Member

These are professionals whose business supports professional speakers or own a bureau. As an NSA Professional Affiliate member, you’ll get valuable resources and discounts on critical touch-points like NSA advertising and events. You’ll also be listed in the NSA online professional affiliate members’ directory.

In order to qualify for membership in the National Speakers Association, you should APPLY FOR NSA PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP

Professional Affiliate Members also enjoy member-only discounts on national events, access to social media networks, including a members-only group.

To learn more about becoming a Professional Affiliate of the Florida Speakers Association, contact James Henderson at james@jamesleehenderson.com

 Benefits of FSA Chapter Membership

  • Collaborate with like-minded professionals
  • Share best practices with fellow speaking professionals in the South Florida area
  • Network with peers at monthly meetings and monthly socials
  • Learn from some of the best speakers on the planet!
  • Get FSA Member discounted pricing for all FSA meetings and events

Annual Dues: (Membership year is from July 1st – June 30th, and will be prorated should  you join during the year)

Professional Member $175 plus a one-time initiation fee of $25

Professional Affiliate $175 plus one-time initiation fee of $25

We also offer the opportunity to associate with our chapter for those actively working toward qualifying for NSA National Professional membership. These individuals are referred to as Academy/Aspiring Speakers (these are not NSA-FSA members) and are invited to join the FSA Conni Gordon Speaker Academy.

FSA Conni Gordon Speaker Academy (Aspiring Speaker)  $798 to enroll in the FSA Conni Gordon Speaker Academy (includes three days of Live Events and six hours of webinar content).  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.

 

Click below to purchase membership in the Florida Speakers Association. Please note your membership with NSA will be verified once payment is received.

 

To learn more about becoming a member of the Florida Speakers Association, contact Jean Moroney at jm@thinkingdirections.com