Welcome to NSA San Diego. First – The good
news: We are not the typical NSA chapter. Second – The even
better news: We are not the typical NSA chapter.
We focus on two aspects only: Education and
community for professional speakers. We are here to provide you
with top notch educational opportunities designed for you, the
PROFESSIONAL speaker. And we are here to connect you with your
fellow NSA members.
We like doing things simply. We like having
fun. How cool is that?
We are the only chapter in NSA that does
not charge chapter dues. Most chapters charge $100-$200 a year,
in addition to monthly meeting fees.
How do we do it?
First, we utilize professional speakers who
are already traveling to our locale and we tap into our
local experts (San Diego is rich in speaker experience). When
we don’t have to pay for travel expenses, we’re able to pass
that savings along to you.
Second, our meetings are smaller and more
intimate than many other chapters. This is because our numbers
are not inflated by people thinking about becoming speakers.
Our chapter is made up of folks who are speaking
We, typically, do not hold our meetings in
hotels. As professional speakers, we spend lots of time,
already, in hotel conference rooms. We need to get out of that
Instead, we hold meetings in friendly,
informal settings like local libraries, speakers’ homes, and
speakers’ offices. This allows us to be more flexible and cut
our expenses drastically. We are not locked into hotel
contracts for specific days and times. With our model, we’re
able to meet during the week or on weekends, days, or evenings.
How do you qualify?
If you are a member of The National
Speakers Association and you live in San Diego County (or
selected portions of Orange, Imperial or Riverside Counties),
you are automatically a member of our chapter.
That’s it. No
dues, no hoops to jump through, and no red tape.
If you’re not a member of NSA National
(but aspire to be),
Also, join our email list at:
We’ll keep you posted on events open to the public.
If you don’t yet meet National’s
requirements, another way to be a
member of the chapter is to join NSA's
Professional Speaking. Once you’re a member of the Academy, you
will also qualify for chapter membership.
If you’re a professional speaker; if you’re
ready to learn and to share your expertise; if you’re ready to
laugh and have fun — then we hope to see you at our next
meeting. Join us!
At your service,
NSA/SD President, 2012 – 2013 jeff "@"