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About National Speakers Association
Overview:The National Speakers Association (NSA) is the leading organization for those who speak professionally. NSA's 3,500 members include experts in a variety of industries and disciplines, who reach audiences as trainers, educators, humorists, motivators, consultants, authors and more. Since 1973, NSA has provided resources and education designed to advance the skills, integrity and value of its members and speaking profession. Visit NSA's Web site at NSA: The Voice of the Speaking Profession..

NSA's Vision and Mission

Vision: NSA is the recognized community for developing the content expertise, platform excellence and business knowledge of those who speak professionally.

Mission: NSA is dedicated to advancing the art and value of those who speak professionally.

Strategic Intents:
  • Enhancing platform excellence;
  • Facilitating business development opportunities;
  • Fostering community;
  • Increasing NSA's brand identity; and
  • Developing strategic partnerships.

The Spirit of Cavett

2004-05 President - Scott Friedman, CSP, Denver, CO
2004-05 President-Elect - Rick Jakle, CSP, Elgin, IL
2004-05 Vice President - Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP, Greensboro, NC
2004-05 Immediate Past President - Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, Highlands Ranch, CO
Executive Vice President - Stacy Tetschner, CAE - Tempe, AZ

Thirty-seven state and regional NSA chapters throughout the United States.


CSP - Certified Speaking Professional.
This designation signifies achievement through a proven record of speaking experience; including a minimum number of fee-paid presentations, continuing education credits and consecutive years of professional speaking experience.

CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame.
Awarded to a maximum of five members annually for demonstrated platform excellence and professionalism.


Professional Speaker. Magazine
Trends, issues and perspectives about and for the professional speaking industry. Ten issues of this magazine are produced annually.

Who's Who in Professional Speaking: The Meeting Planner's Guide.
Directory of professional speakers. Includes topic/area of expertise listings. Published annually.

Voices of Experience Audio Magazine
Interviews with leaders in the speaking industry. Ten issues are produced annually.

NSA Member Surveys

2001 Member Survey

2003 Member Survey

Upcoming National Meetings

2005 Educational Retreat
Marriott Casamagna Cancun Resort
January 6 - 9 - Cancun, Mexico

2005 Western Workshop
Burback Hilton
February 4 - 6 - Burbank, Calif

2005 National Convention
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
July 9 - 12 Atlanta, GA

2006 National Convention
Orlando World Center Marriott
July 22 - 25 Orlando, FL

Media Contact

Marsha Mardock, APR, Director of Communications
(480) 968-2552
Mobile: 480-221-2240 [email protected]

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