Want to build a speaking business but you're not quite sure where to begin?

Have you started making some traction but you're just not where you want to be?
Are you an established speaker who needs to make some adjustments in the new "now" that we are living in?

If ANY of this resonates with you, then you do not want to miss out on the 2023 NSA LA Speakers Academy!

Make your words mean business and learn from the pros!
We have over 22 confirmed instructors who are going to teach you everything from nailing down your topic to choosing the right business model to crafting your signature keynote

The Speakers Academy is the place for aspiring speakers to learn and collaborate and established speakers to improve and polish.

Whether you're looking to design and launch your professional speaking business from scratch or learn ways to navigate new opportunities,
the Speakers Academy is for you.

The NSA Speakers Academy

Making Words Mean Business

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You’re called to be a professional speaker …
and you need a path forward

By joining the NSA LA Speaker's Academy, you will:

  • DEVELOP your “niche”, your signature story, your brand, an elevator speech; story-telling skills, your business model, and even a business plan!
  • LEARN HOW TO hone your topic, write and self-publish a book, launch a podcast, create and use video effectively, write blogs, launch a YouTube channel, and digitally market your business.
  • COLLABORATE with peers to compare, contrast and identify how parts of your path and approach are unique; established professional speakers; friendly colleagues; and the 20+ pros teaching the academy.

Learn the speaking business from top to bottom, from those who’ve successfully traveled the path before you, like the team of NSA professional speakers who comprise our faculty. 

Typical Outcomes for Academy Members:

  • Well-developed topic
  • Clear business model and plan
  • Marketing information and videos
  • Solid collaborative network

The Speakers Academy is a Success Blueprint...

The Speakers Academy is a Success Blueprint that has been developed over many years.  The course will take you step-by-step through the exact process that has been used by many of our Million Dollar Speakers Group members, to build and maintain a high-performing speaking business.  The lessons in this course will give you the right tools to create a profitable speaking business.

Special offer! Enroll now and get a $600 discount !

Here’s When The Academy Meets...

All sessions will be held online.
The first virtual in-class session starts on January 11 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Academy meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from January 2023 through June 2023 from 4-6pm PST, and after NSA-LA Chapter meetings the 2nd Saturday each month from 12-2pm PST.

We know you might not be able to make each session, and that's ok! We record each session for Academy members to reference throughout the course, so you'll never miss anything.

2nd & 4th Wednesday Sessions:

  • Weds, January 11 @ 4:00 - 6:00 pm 
  • Weds, January 25 @ 4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Weds, February 8 @ 4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Weds, February 22 @ 4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Weds, March 8 @ 4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Weds, March 22 @ 4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Weds, April 12 @ 4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Weds, April 26 @ 4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Weds, May 10 @ 4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Weds, May 24 @ 4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Weds, June 14 @ 4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Weds, June 28 @ 4:00 - 6:00 pm

2nd Saturday Sessions:

  • Sat, January 14 @ 12:00 - 2:00 pm 
  • Sat, February 11 @ 12:00 - 2:00 pm 
  • Sat, March 11 @ 12:00 - 2:00 pm 
  • Sat, April 15 @ 12:00 - 2:00 pm 
  • Sat, May 13 @ 12:00 - 2:00 pm 
  • Sat, June 10 @ 12:00 - 2:00 pm 

BONUS Sessions:

  • As if all the other content wasn't enough, we've got some bonus sessions up our sleeves for Academy members
  • Those dates and times will be revealed to Academy members at a later date

Here’s What You’ll Get...

18 Class Sessions Value $7,500

18 class sessions with established professional speakers

Video Vault
Value $2,000

Recordings of all 18 sessions, accessible any time throughout the Academy

All Access Pass
Value $360

Attend all NSA LA chapter meetings, Brain Collectives & virtual summits at NO COST.

Mastermind Group 
Value $2,000

Peer working groups under the guidance of professional mentors

Promotional Video
Value $1,800

Raw footage of your best 5-minutes, recorded by a professional videographer

(only available in-person at the 6/10/23 meeting in Los Angeles; travel expenses on your own)

FrippVT Full Access
Value $616

Online course content from renowned speaking icon Patricia Fripp on crafting your keynote and increasing confidence and credibility. 

TOTAL VALUE: $10,676
Academy Tuition: $2,500

Early Bird Special: $1,900

Discounted rates are available for Alumni who would like to enroll in the Academy again.

Email admin@nsa.la for more information.

Here’s what one Famous Graduate has to say...

Chris Voss

FBI Hostage Negotiator

"Never Split the Difference"

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author:

"What I learned, not only taught me how to put together a great Keynote Speech, but it gave me the ideas for the sample chapter that I wrote for my book, 'Never Split the Difference' which got me my book deal with Harper Collins"

BONUS content

Bonus 1
Private Facebook Group
Value $400

You'll get exclusive access to our members-only Facebook group where you will meet and interact with your fellow classmates as well previous Academy Graduates! 

The group dynamic plays a valuable part in your success.  Being with fellow speakers who can answer questions, share successes and motivate you is a game changer!


Bonus 3
Talkadot Survey & Data Tool
Value $420

Thanks to the generous support of one of our sponsors, Talkadot, Academy members receive 60 days of the platform FOR FREE, plus discounted access to the Talkadot platform at $399/year (or you can also sign up for free and upgrade at the regular rate of $420 later)! AND the creators of the tool will be leading a session for Academy members to better understand how to get actionable speaking feedback.

Bonus 2
Additional Bonus Speaker Sessions
Value $495

Over the course of the Academy, we'll be offering extra sessions on specific content that might not apply to all speakers, but are important to consider (ie: being trauma informed while speaking, using and leveraging social media, etc). These are an added bonus to the 18 sessions already included in the Academy! 

Bonus 4
Website Audit & Free Blog Tool
Value $395

Another of our amazing sponsors, Kristin Pearson Designs, will be hosting a bonus session for Academy members and is offering a free website audit and free blog feature for your speaking website. She's also providing discounted web creation services to Academy members!

Prior Academy Instructors

Don’t Drive Blindfolded!
The Academy Provides the Roadmap to Professional Speaking

You need to invest in yourself and your business.  After all, why wouldn’t you bet on you?   But, don’t start out blindly spending money on coaching, consulting, skills development and learning business skills without knowing the range of things to be considered. Spending randomly - a few hundred here, a few thousand there - it adds up quickly!

Know before you go! Become clear about the competitive market landscape and assess your level as a professional speaker so you can determine your own road ahead. The Academy will expose you to the full range of professional development and business topics that are critical to professional speaking success.

The value of participating in the Academy: For the quality of our faculty and curriculum … conservative estimates of the return on investment (ROI) far exceeds 200% over your participation fee. You would have to spend over $7000 to purchase comparable education, coaching and consulting on how to “build your professional speaking business”. And that’s if you already know what to study, where to find it, and can negotiate the deals.

The choices you make for the investment of your time, talent and treasure create your future …  

The Speakers Academy provides the road map to that future.

EarlY Bird course rate

$600 Discount Off the Standard Academy Rate




Discounted rates are available for Alumni who would like to enroll in the Academy again.

Email admin@nsa.la for more information.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

After the first full session, before the end of the first month, if for any reason you find that the Speakers Academy is not the right fit for you, we will issue a full refund, no questions asked. It is our goal to provide you with the greatest value and the tools you need to launch and run an effective speaking business.  There are so many of our graduates who have gone on to achieve the highest level of speaking success and it is our goal to give you every tool to build your own speaking business.

Don’t wait! Look at what past students have to say about this course

Armando Yee Jr.

TV Producer, Fox Sports Intl

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Had I not joined the Academy I wouldn't have learned exactly how to enter this business.  It has been overall a terrific experience and I would recommend it to anyone...Highly recommended!

Diana Jennings

Personal Brand & Image Strategist

Providing a Framework to Build a Speaking Business

There was a framework I learned that helped me to build my confident and give me courage to step out of my comfort zone and build a business as a speaker.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be a “professional” speaker already?

Will I learn Public Speaking in the Academy?

Academy vs. Toastmasters … What’s the difference? 

What if I can’t make a live session?

How do I apply & enroll? Can I get a refund if I don’t like it?

EarlY Bird course rate

$600 Discount Off the Standard Academy Rate




Discounted rates are available for Alumni who would like to enroll in the Academy again.

Email admin@nsa.la for more information.

We're In This Together!

You will NOT be on this journey alone. I know that with the support of your mentors, your amazing Academy staff and all the fantastic speakers who are going to pull back the curtains and share their secrets, that you will be blown away by the amount of experience and ninja-level marketing strategies that are being given to you.

I look forward to being with you, each step of your journey!

Congratulations, on taking the first and best steps possible, to launch your speaking business to the next level!

Karine LeBlanc | Past President, NSA-LA