The Austin chapter of the National Speakers Association is the premier organization for professional speakers and those who want to learn the craft. We present educational programming on marketing, sales, content development and other critical skills for speakers. We also provide a place where speakers can learn from one another. We look forward to welcoming you to NSA Austin.

Now is a great time to join the Austin NSA chapter — we have a fall membership drive going on!

Professional Members- As a member of the National Speakers Association, your prorated membership fee is only $75 and we are waiving the $25 application fee. Click here to join us now!

Affiliates- Your prorated membership fee for six months – October 2017 to March 2018 – is only $125 and we are waiving the $25 application fee. Click here to join us now!

If you join our local chapter by our deadline, Friday, September 29, you can attend our members-only Mastermind meeting on October 3 and you will be eligible to attend the Writers Retreat weekend November 10-12, (also members only).


Membership benefits:

  • High quality speakers at monthly luncheon meetings, to inspire and educate our members. We invite local speakers and as well as visitors from across the U.S.
  • Mastermind sessions to develop your business and overcome challenges. Brainstorm with other speaking professionals who willing share their ideas and expertise.
  • Writer’s Special Interest Group (SIG). Meets monthly. Features well-known writers, editors and publishing personalities. Also provides gentle feedback on your writing style for your blog, website, book, etc. Free to members. Guests may attend at a rate of $25.
  • Punch Up Special Interest Group (SIG). Looking for a way to punch up your content? This is a safe environment to try out new material and get helpful feedback. Free and open to members only.
  • Speakers’ directory. Features Professional level members’ photos and descriptions of services. Published in hard copy and distributed to local meeting planners as a resource. It is also available on our website.
  • Annual Speakers Lab. An opportunity for member speakers to showcase five-minutes of a speech or presentation. Following each presentation, a panel of experts will share constructive feedback to help them make their talks more powerful.
  • Referrals. As a member, you create professional, trusting relationships that spawn referrals for speaking opportunities.
  • Social opportunities. Happy hours and other events where members get to know one another better and share ideas.
  • Coming soon: The NSA Austin online bookstore will be featured on our website with a link to to promote and sell our members’ books and publications.

NSA Austin features 3 different types of membership:

  • Professional Member – for those who are already a member of the national association of NSA.
  • Affiliate – for those who want to belong, but have not met the criteria for nation al membership yet.
  • Vendor Affiliate – for those who offer products and services to those in the speaking industry.