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NSA-WI Academy for Professional Speaking

Looking for a way to jump start your career as a professional speaker? Join the NSA Wisconsin Academy for Professional Speaking! Our updated program for aspiring speakers will help you get the inside track. Put your career into high gear with a twelve-month, content rich program designed to propel you toward an outstanding career.

NSA Wisconsin Academy for Professional Speaking curriculum…

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

Interactive Master Mind Sessions: Six in-person sessions leveraging professional members of our chapter and guest speakers. Sort through the information and determine your action items. These sessions develop an important support system within the Academy Class and provide accountability.

Saturday Intensive Session with Live Platform Coaching: Expert feedback from professional speakers to help you grow and improve your presentation and content. Scheduled once per calendar year.

Virtual Lab Sessions: Interact with high level professional speaker guests in monthly Google Hangouts produced by the NSA National Academy.

Support and Mentoring: Your Deans and mentors are available outside of course time to answer your questions and guide you through the journey into the speaking profession.

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

Graduation Rubric: Every member of the Academy is expected to be working toward completing the qualifications for becoming a professional member of NSA and setting themselves up for a successful speaking career. Download the Graduation Rubric.

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

Graduation: Class members who have completed the Graduation Rubric will be celebrated at the June meeting each year.

Cost: Tuition for 24 months is $1650 (payable as $500 deposit & $50/month) or $1500 (payable as $750 deposit & $750 due within 6 months). Most aspiring speakers will complete the graduation requirements in 12-24 months. Continuation after 24 months is $50/month.

For additional information about the NSA-WI Speaker Academy, please contact Scott Lesnick, the Speaker Academy Dean.

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