Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I have to be a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) to attend NSA-Virginia (NSA-VA) programs?
A: No. Most of the chapter programs (including monthly workshops) are open to Guests at a higher fee, but some programs are for Members Only.
Q: Do I have to be a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) to join NSA-VA?
A: Yes. To be a member of the chapter, you need to qualify for and join the national organization before dues are accepted for chapter membership.
Q: How do I qualify for National Membership?
A: You can qualify in one of three ways:
- Option 1: You have received monetary compensation for at least 20 presentations within the 12 months prior to submitting your application.
- Option 2: You have given at least 20 presentations to audiences of 15 or more as part of a salaried position within the 12 months prior to submitting the application.
- Option 3: You have earned at least $25,000, giving presentations within the 12 months prior to submitting the application. The number of speaking engagements does not matter.
Q: What are the benefits of joining NSA?
A: Some of the benefits of National Membership include:
- Raise the bar. You will be surrounded by the best professional speakers in the business, and you will learn from them and their experience at every encounter.
- Perfect your skills. You will be given the opportunity to hone your platform and entrepreneurial skills at national and local events.
- Grow your network. You will build new relationships with peers and super-achieving professionals who want to help you succeed.
- Stay informed. As a member of NSA, you will receive Speaker Magazine, Voices of Experience, and access to a multitude of workshops and other learning resources.
- Get recognized. As a National Member, you can display the NSA logo, be listed on the national directory, and have the opportunity to earn the Certified Speaking Professional designation.
Q: Where does NSA Virginia meet?
A: Meetings are held in Williamsburg, VA at the Double Tree by Hilton