Special Stimulus Package & Emergency Exemption Membership

Dear FSA Members & FSA Community,

Many speaking engagements have been canceled, some of our members are at high risk for COVID-19, and the norms of everyday life have been disrupted for everyone.

How can we best support our members during this crisis? That is the question we asked ourselves during our emergency FSA board meeting on Friday, March 13th.

We have a simple answer: Connect and Build Community.

Jean Moroney, President
Florida Speakers Association

The NSA is a relationship organization. We join to learn from each other and be inspired by each other. I go to NSA events because they energize me to face my next challenge. What we need during this crisis is more of that, not less.”

We are diving into meeting virtually and have created a Special Stimulus Package & Schedule!

We will have a virtual event every week from now through June 13.

Click below to see the complete President’s letter dated March 16th and the Special Stimulus Schedule.

Learn about our Special Emergency Membership Exemption!

Members of NSA who are not currently members of our chapter can get a complimentary membership in FSA to the end of our member year (June 30).

These are just some of our upcoming online events, free to our members!

Wednesday, June 3rd

Members-Only Online Event

FSA Virtual Virus-Free Social

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 13th

FSA June Event

Virtual Chapter Meeting

Speaker: Crystal Washington

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 16th

FSA Webinar Dr Gayle Carson_1

Members-Only Webinar

Speaker: Dr. Gayle Carson

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

If you are not a member you can also join our 2020-2021 FSA Conni Gordon Speaker Academy class now and get member benefits. Visit our Academy webpage or email Jean Moroney, FSA Conni Gordon Speaker Academy Dean, 2020-2021, to learn more. 

Benefits of Joining the FSA Conni Gordon Speaker Academy

  • Get  step-by-step materials to guide you through each aspect of starting your speaking business, featuring the NSA Speaker Guide
  • Get all benefits of FSA Aspiring Speaker Membership through June 30th, 2021, including member prices on all meetings, and ability to join the lunch with the speaker after chapter meetings.
  • PLUS you are eligible to continue Aspiring Speaker Membership for a second year (through June 30th 2022) (additional cost)
  • Spend two days learning from and being inspired by some of the most successful speakers in the area at the Bootcamp, January 23-24 2021. This is an amazing,  not to be missed event!
  • Get individual help and share notes on four Zoom Webinars
  • Ask questions and get weekly inspiration on the Private Facebook Group for Speaker Academy Candidates
  • Get expert feedback on your showcase speech in the Speech Rehearsal Session (half-day live event—April 10, 2021)
  • Have monthly check-ins for accountability and inspiration with your Assigned buddy – a professional member of FSA.
  • Showcase your stuff on a professional stage at the 2021 FSA Showcase. Your spot is guaranteed. Take advantage of the event to get your first demo video recorded by a professional videographer. (Video package sold separately.)

You will improve your platform skills. You will learn how to craft your keynote. You will learn how to market and run your business. You will acquire tools and skills you need to become a professional speaker.

For more information about the The Academy, contact Jean Moroney, our 2020-2021 FSA Conni Gordon Speaker Academy Chair, by email at jm@thinkingdirections.com or phone at 212-972-9495.