Speakers Academy.

2014-2015 Speakers Academy Leadership Team

2015-2016 Speakers Academy
For emerging, aspiring and current professional speakers
ready to turbocharge their careers


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 program held on Saturdays, 9AM to 5PM at the SF Airport Holiday Inn in S. San Francisco.


July 11, 2015, 9am to 1pm, South San Francisco Conference Center, Patricia Fripp CSP, CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame morning program, “Stand up, Speak out, and Cash In”  (Includes live coaching!!!)

September 26, 2015, Peninsula Hotel TBD: Myths and Realities of Professional Speaking: Introduction to professional speaking. Find out what it really takes to be successful in professional speaking.

October 17, 2015, Peninsula Hotel TBD: Topic Development: Finding where your expertise and passion intersect. Honing your topic to give you an edge on your competition.

November 21, 2015, Peninsula Hotel TBD: The Markets for Professional Speaking: Beyond corporations to associations, schools, government and more.

Dec 12, 2015, Peninsula Hotel TBD: Business Planning: Developing a blueprint for success; Marketing Plans: Strategies for reaching hot prospects.

January 16, 2016, Peninsula Hotel TBD: Marketing Materials and Identity Systems: Targeting your most likely clients and reaching them effectively.

February 20, 2016, Peninsula Hotel TBD: Product Development & Sales: Developing products that fill your wallet – not your garage. Develop products that will bring you income 24/7 and that market your speaking.

March 19, 2016, Peninsula Hotel TBD: Good to Great Presentations: Becoming a speaker who wows audiences on the platform to get more bookings.

April 16, 2016, Peninsula Hotel TBD: Running Your Office: How to run your office so it doesn’t run you.

May 21, 2016, Peninsula Hotel TBD: Beyond The Speakers Academy: How to implement what you’ve learned and develop accountability systems. Includes Graduation ceremony!

Additional topics may include: Winning Proposals, Driving Traffic to Websites, Negotiations, Copyrights, Demo Videos, Webinars, PR Strategy, and more! Speaker Academy presentations are audio recorded in the event of any missed sessions.

BONUS: Your cost additionally includes NSA/NC General Membership Meetings (meals extra) on Saturdays in Sept. 27, Nov. of 2015, and Jan., Mar. and May, 2016. Speaker Academy students may also attend other events typically restricted to NSA/NC members.

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Cost and Selection Process: The investment in your future success is only $1,995 or $1,395 for NSA/NC members. 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 APPLY NOW!

A Unique Opportunity: The NSA/NC 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. Hand-on workshops, participant presentation “showcases” and detailed workbooks create an experience-rich learning environment. This is the eleventh year of this unique program!

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Application: Download PDF file: CLICK HERE

Online Application Form: Please CLICK HERE

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For More Information Contact:
Craig Harrison, Academy Dean, (650) 648-3226

Or e-mail Dean@nsanc.org

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Free Pre-Program Teleconferences

Prior to the start of the program there will be a series of FREE tele-conferences
to answer questions of anyone thinking about joining The Speakers Academy:

July TBD, 2015  Wed 7-8 PM

August TBD, 2015  Tues  8-9 AM

September TBD, 2015  Thurs 7-8 PM

September TBD, 2015  Wed 6-7 PM


Dial-in: (530) 881-1212

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National Speakers Association —Northern California chapter (NSA/NC) has sponsored the Speakers Academy for the past ten 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.