NSANC Speakers Academy 2018

For emerging, aspiring & current professional speakers and business owners ready to turbocharge their careers

Next class year runs Jan-Sept, 2018 —

Check out the attached flyer for more info or register here http://nsanc.org/nsanc-speakers-academy-2018/

Participants of the NSANC Speakers Academy  NSANC Speakers Academy Speaker Market Panel

Download our 2018 Flyer

Whether you’re an experienced speaker who wants to take your career to a higher level or are considering a career in the exciting and lucrative world of professional speaking, you can learn specific strategies and gain tools to be successful through NSA Northern California chapter’s Speakers Academy program.

Experienced session leaders and speakers share proven techniques and insider knowledge to show you how to turn your expertise into topics that get bookings. Learn the business and art of speaking during this step-by-step, nine-month live program held on Saturdays, 9AM to 4:30PM at the Lafayette Public Library’s Community Room, Lafayette, CA.

Selection Process: The Academy selection panel will review applications and choose only enough candidates to fill the available program openings, plus alternates.

Applications will be processed only until the session is full – so don’t delay!
Apply today!

 2018 Live Meeting Dates

  • Jan 27
  • Feb 17
  • Mar 24
  • Apr 21
  • May 19
  • Jun 16
  • July 21
  • Aug 18
  • Graduation Sept 22!


Some of the benefits of our program include:

Stage Time
Participants receive presentation skills coaching from several speech experts.
Exposure to a Wide Variety of Ideas
We know that every speaking business is different and aim to provide students with a variety of business models to best meet their needs.
Handouts and Worksheets
Students receive materials at every session that can be referenced again and again.
Group Masterminds
In between class sessions, participants are encouraged to form mastermind groups and develop their topics, marketing pieces, and build their networks.
Work towards Membership
We help students design their path to achieving professional membership in the National Speakers Association.

A Unique Opportunity: The NSANC Speakers Academy has been created by speakers for speakers. Every element is customized for professional speaking and provides relevant information that can be used immediately. Presenters are successful speakers who share their craft, passion and enthusiasm for speaking along with key tools, techniques and samples of items they use in their own businesses. Hands-on workshops, participant presentation “showcases” and detailed workbooks create an experience-rich learning environment. This is the thirteenth year of this unique program!



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Online Application Form: Please CLICK HERE

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For More Information Contact:
Tony Woodall, Academy Dean,  (415) 857-0225

Or e-mail  info@nsanc.org

2014-2015 Speaker Academy Graduates and Faculty
2014-2015 Speaker Academy Graduates and Faculty

Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE coaches Academy participants, who worked in small teams between meetings
Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE coaches Academy participants, who worked in small teams between meetings

Powerful panels, Guest Experts and Emcee training too!
Powerful panels, guest experts and emcee training too!

Students speak as do Alums who are experts in Social Media Experts, Business!
Students speak, as do alumni who are experts in social media, business and professional speaking!

Board support is invaluable to Academy participants!
Board support is invaluable to Academy participants!

Faculty included Certified Speaking Professionals, an Improv Experts and Voice Coaches.
Faculty included Certified Speaking Professionals, an Improv Expert and Performance Coaches.

Past Speakers Academy Deans Michael Soon Lee, CSP and Craig Harrison


National Speakers Association — Northern California chapter (NSANC) has sponsored the Speakers Academy for the past twelve years. NSA is the leading professional association for speakers, providing resources and education designed to advance the skills, integrity and value of its members and the speaking profession.