In 1973 Cavett Robert started the National Speakers Association (NSA) to support professional speakers – people who speak for a living and have a speaking business – to learn, exchange ideas and share experiences. The NSA-KC chapter strives to honor that intent by supporting professional NSA members in a 5-state region (Kansas, Western Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas). We welcome individuals who are professional members of National Speakers Association and who want to develop mastery in both their speaking and business building skills.
How to join
To be a member of NSA-KC you first need to be a professional member of the National Speakers Association. To qualify for NSA professional membership you need to meet ONE of the following professional membership criteria:
To apply for professional membership in NSA, go to www.NSASpeaker.org or call 480-968-2552.
Apply for NSA-KC membership
After you are a professional member of NSA, join NSA-KC and connect with speakers in our 5-state area. Fill out the online membership application below and pay your dues here. The membership fee is $360 per year, renewable on July 1.
The Member Plus Package doubles your membership value and includes all of the following:
Learn more about the benefits of NSA-KC membership.
After receiving your completed application and payment, the chapter administrator will verify NSA membership and forward your information to the membership director, who will contact you to schedule a New Member Orientation. Our members abide by NSA's Code of Professional Ethics.
If you prefer to pay your dues by check (payable to NSA-KC), mail to PO Box 104, Bonner Springs, KS 66012.
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Join the NSA-WI/KC Speakers Academy
NSA-WI/KC Speakers Academy Online Academy Resources (SOAR): Access to high-quality, curriculum, templates and professional guidance designed to propel your business.
Interactive Academy Sessions: Five in-person sessions led by professional members from our chapter including national guest speakers. Leave each session with action steps to continue building your business.
Intensive Session with Live Platform Coaching: Each curriculum year ends with one session solely devoted to platform skills. Graduating members receive expert feedback from professional speakers that help them grow and improve their platform skills and content delivery.
Support, Mentoring and Masterminds: Connect with professional mentors and create peer-masterminds outside of scheduled programs. Get answers to questions and receive guidance through the journey of creating a successful speaking business.
Graduation: Participants who complete Academy requirements are eligible to join the National Speakers Association as professional members, and will be celebrated at the NSA-WI Annual Gala.
Additional NSA-WI/KC Speakers Academy Benefits: Participants who also join the National Speakers Association as an Aspiring Speaker at the national level (separate registration and cost) have access to: