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NSA-WI Academy for Professional Speaking

The NSA-WI Academy for Professional Speaking is designed specifically for people who are serious about pursuing or accelerating their career in professional speaking. The program exposes you to experts in the speaking business and aligns with the National Speakers Association for “E” model of service involving: Expertise, Eloquence, Enterprise, and Ethics.

Through our intentional curriculum, and professional guidance, you will receive the tools and gain experience to avoid costly mistakes as well as help hone your craft of storytelling, stage presence, and valuable business knowledge. You can expect to explore your growing career in a supported, structured, fun, and safe environment. Academy members work at their own pace. Most accelerate to professional level within a year, but everyone has up to 24 months to complete the process.

The Benefits of the NSA Wisconsin Academy for Professional Speaking

NSA Academy Speaker Vault: Access to high quality accessible content to propel your business.

Interactive Master Mind Sessions: Six in-person sessions leveraging professional members from our chapter and guest speakers. These sessions develop an important support system within the Academy membership and provide critical accountability. Leave each session with focused action steps to continue building your business.

Intensive Session with Live Platform Coaching: Expert feedback from professional speakers to help you grow and improve your platform skills and delivery of content.

Support and Mentoring: Mentors are available outside of scheduled programs to answer your questions and guide you through the journey of understanding the speaking profession..

NSA Academy Facebook Group: Interact with Academy members across the country and gain insights from nationally known professional speakers.

Professional Development Plan: As part of the qualifications for graduation, Academy members will develop a plan for the first year as a professional speaker.

Graduation: Class members who have completed the Academy requirements will be celebrated at the National Speakers Association – WI Chapter Academy Graduation Ceremony.

Your Investment: If you tried to pay for this content and coaching individually, it would cost much more! The investment for this valued Academy is:

$1500 –
payable as $750 deposit & $750 due within 6 months


payable as $500 deposit & $50/month

Continuation after 24 months is $50/month

For additional information about the NSA-WI Speaker Academy, please contact Tina Hallis, Membership Director or Lisa Haen, NSA-WI President.

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Upcoming Program

May 17, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites

5150 High Crossing Blvd
Madison, WI 53718

Please join us for the morning session where NSA-WI President Lisa Haen and Immediate Past President Karrie Landsverk will facilitate our Platform Showcase Program.

Academy members will prepare a 15-minute program and perform it for a panel of professional speakers in front of a live audience. A video of your presentation will be recorded. Members will receive immediate feedback from the panel and a copy of your presentation.

Platform expert & speaking coach Gary Rifkin, CSP, CPAE, will provide expert insights and feedback to help you develop your delivery, refine your stage presence, and grow in your platform excellence.

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