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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.

Register for the 2019 Speakers Academy

Membership Candidates
Graduates of the NSANC Speakers Academy are eligible to join the chapter as a Membership Candidate. Individuals may only be Membership Candidates for 2 years, and must meet the following requirements: 

  • Graduate of the NSANC Speakers Academy
  • Agree to serve on a NSANC committee
  • Attend at least one BOD meeting a year

Membership Candidates recieve the following benefits:

  • Decreased event pricing
  • Virtual monthly mastermind meetings geared towards gaining professional membership 
  • Limited assistance to reach your paid professional membership goal
Join as a Member Candidate