DC Speaker Academy™
What is it?
The life-changing DC Speaker Academy™ is an exciting collaboration between the National Speakers Association’s DC Metro Area Chapter and the National Speakers Association Central Florida Chapter. The DC Speaker Academy™ is an intensive 10-month program is a program designed to offer Entrepreneurs a set of skills, strategies, and resources which are needed to become successful professional speakers, trainers, coaches, consultants, and authors. Potential participants are those who desire to earn all or a significant portion of their income through their businesses.
The curriculum comprises ten modules developed by a blue-ribbon panel of the most successful NSA members from across the country. We tap into the resources of two NSA chapters and the NSA national organization by having different professionals deliver each module. Implementation Labs bring in cutting-edge content and speakers.
What are the key topics?
DC Speaker Academy™ covers a different topic each month. The 10 modules are:
What is the value?
What is the schedule?
The DC Speaker Academy™ offers two enrollment periods for the program. New candidates are accepted for either August or February start dates.
The virtual academy training sessions are held on the 3rd Saturday each month from 1:00 – 4:30 pm.
Academy members are encouraged to participate in the weekly implementation labs which focus on a relevant topic. These labs are held every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 pm.
Academy members also have access to the regular chapter monthly events at NSA-DC from 9.00 am to 12 noon (2nd Saturday Monthly) and NSA Central Florida from 9.00 am to 12 noon (3rd Saturday Monthly).
What is my investment?
Your investment for the entire program is only $1,800. The value of your tuition includes:
You pay only $1,800 and get over $5,270 in value.
How do I apply?
To apply for the DC Speaker Academy™, complete the application below, and email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about the program, please contact the Dean of the Academy, Carolyn Quintin at email@example.comYour application and goals will be discussed
7 Reasons to Enroll
1. You will learn from successful Speaking Professionals
2. You work with a mentor chosen specifically for you
3. You learn the fine art of speaking including storytelling, topic selection, platform skills and more
4. You will learn how to Integrate humor and engagement within your program
5. You work with an accountability partner to problem-solve, brainstorm, and support each other to glean the ultimate learning experience
6. You will cultivate a network of colleagues who will be lifelong resources
7. You will put your skills to work by participating in a videotaped Spotlight Speech/Graduation program before a team of select judges and your peers/guests
What Graduates Say
"For me, one year of the Speakers' Academy is worth 15 years of trying to find out this information on my own. You’ll find that the benefits include finding your niche as a speaker, and learning the mechanics of running your speaking business. You’ll have access to some of the best minds in the industry. Possibly the best part is being exposed to lecturers who really care about your progress. Oh wait, there’s more…. maybe the best part is the fabulous classmates you’ll have.
Mitzi Perdue (Mrs. Frank Perdue)
"I just want to express my personal thanks and gratitude for the fantastic experience in the Speakers’ Academy. The things I learned will hold me in good stead for a lifetime, but what I will really treasure is the relationships I have formed with you and my fellow participants. Thank you for helping me establish a great foundation for my speaking business."
DC Speaker Academy™ Leadership
Dean - Carolyn Quintin
NSA-DC Director - Dr. Irvine Nugent, CSP