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Membership in the National Speakers Association signifies professional standing in the speaking industry, increasing your credibility and visibility with decision-makers as well as your speaking colleagues. You’ll be listed in the national directory and receive publications, recordings, virtual workshops, and intel just for members. And when you join NSA’s Northern California Chapter, you’ll maximize your visibility and networking through members-only content, promotion, leadership and development opportunities locally. You’ll belong to a community that shares information and ideas generously.

There are several different ways you can become a part of the NSA Northern California community:

  • Professional Membership
  • Speakers Academy
  • Membership Candidate

Professional Membership

To qualify for Professional Membership chapter, you must be a current Professional Member of Professional Affiliate of NSA at the national level. Qualification criteria and other information about joining NSA is available here. You’ll need to document your professional speaking activity through one of the following:

  • 20 paid speeches per year,
  • $25,000 in speaking income per year, or
  • 20 speeches as part of your salaried job.

If you provide services to speakers, you may qualify as a Professional Affiliate member. Once you've joined NSA at the national level, you automatically qualify to join the Northern California Chapter. National membership will be verified. 

Join or Renew as Professional Chapter Member

Speakers Academy

If you don’t qualify yet, come to our chapter meetings and salons—everyone is welcome. You’ll learn from the example and experience of experts. And if you’re ready to accelerate the growth of your speaking business, enroll in our Speakers Academy.

Apply as a SA Participant Today!

Membership Candidates
Who is eligible to become a Member Candidate? Anyone who has yet to become a chapter member and is: 

  • a Graduate of the NSANC Speakers Academy OR
  • a Graduate of the ProTrack program, from as far back as 2005

This Membership Candidate Group is a year-long program in effect from October 2019-September 2020. 

Program benefits include:

  • A discount on monthly NSANC chapter events, which meet on the same day & location as Speakers Academy
  • Audit the monthly Speakers Academy meetings, to review and solidify what you learned previously
  • Participate as a helper for Speakers Academy meetings
  • Monthly accountability group meetings for motivation and assistance ramping up your speaking business
Join as a Member Candidate