The Speakers Academy is the place for aspiring speakers to learn and collaborate so that you can design and launch your professional speaking business.

The NSA Speakers Academy

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

OK – you’ve delivered your talk or seminar in public, several times, and perhaps have already been paid for speaking.  Technically, that makes you a “professional” speaker.

And, it may be that you’ve decided to do this regularly and make a living at it … and thus it becomes so tempting, this early in the game, to agree to speak for free or for very low fees in order to “build momentum”.

But … be careful to not run up against the first law of professional speaking economics: You can only speak for free, or at a loss, until your money runs out.

You see others who are consistently paid well to speak. So, why not you? The answer lies in your approach to business of professional speaking - from generating relevant topics and re-usable content; to finding audiences and building a following through effective marketing; to setting your fees and negotiating with the secrets and skills of an “FBI hostage negotiator” – literally – no kidding!

There are many who will offer unsolicited friendly advice, or try to sell you coaching and consulting on how to build your professional speaking business.  They will all tell you to do one or a few of these following things, ALL of which we address in the Academy:
  • DEVELOP: your “niche”, your signature story, your brand, an elevator speech; story-telling skills
  • LEARN HOW TO: hone your topic, write a book, create and use video effectively, write books and blogs, record podcasts and video-casts, digitally market your business
  • HIRE A COACH FOR: voice, business, marketing, professional image…

It all adds up:  Indeed, for the rest of your career, you should invest in yourself.  No question about it. But, beware that by starting to pursue the study of all these things, without prior knowledge, and doing so on an a la carte basis … in no time at all, you’ll find yourself spending well into the five figures!

Avoid the buyer’s remorse of investing in the wrong things, at the wrong time. The best way to do this is by learning 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.  

Take advantage of like-minded fellow aspiring speakers as you collaborate with peers to compare, contrast and identify how parts of your path and approach are unique, and which are common to all speakers, and thus can be leveraged from friendly colleagues and the pros teaching the Academy.

You know that your career is worth the bet. So, bet on yourself by investing in the Professional Speakers Academy

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 $500 discount !

Here’s When The Academy Meets...

The first in-class session starts on October 10, 2020 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM

Schedule of In-Person Class Meetings:

(If allowed by LA County Health)

  • Saturday, October 10, 2020 1:00 – 4:00 pm 
  • Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 9 (1st Sat), 2021 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 13, 2021 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 13, 2021 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 10, 2021 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Here’s What You’ll Get...

6 In-Class Sessions Value $1,500

Six in-person monthly class sessions with established professional speakers

Zoom Master Classes
Value $1,000

Five live Zoom-based interactive sessions on 

“The Business of Speaking”

3 Promotional Videos
Value $1,200

Three 2-minute Promotional videos – Pro videographer records and edits

Mastermind Group 
Value $1,200

Peer working groups under the guidance of professional mentors

Content Generation 
Value $300

Build your speech in a self-study, recorded program to generate your Keynote speech

The BBQ Hot Seat 
Value $500

Live Coaching to find clarity in your message to help buyers understand your value

NSA Speakers Manual 
Value $300

The NSA Professional Speakers Manual - A national standard edited and updated for you

Pro Speaker Mentor

A Pro Member of the National Speakers Association to serve as your guide and mentor throughout the program

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"

So...what’s in the Speakers Academy?

Here’s what we know...that you need to design, launch and grow your business...


Module 1: Orientation

Here's your introduction and overview of professional speaking; getting clear about your professional identity; and effective methods for building professional relationships


Module 2: Your "Topic"

Developing your topic is an ongoing professional activity that never ends; your core subject and its related themes are the cornerstones of your “content”


Module 3: Presentation & Platform Mechanics

The Academy focuses on managing event operations as much as how you speak and perform on stage, so that your delivery quality high and your re-hire rate is exceptional


Module 4: Products & Services

A key to most professional speaking business models is to leverage one's topic and content for re-use in the develop of other products and services that generate additional revenue


Module 5: Managing Your Business

Managing your business starts with starts with a purposed aligned strategy, all the way through execution.  In addition to choosing a legal form of your business and getting good accounting advice, running your business requires leveraging technology for various operations.  We will consider at 11 business models for professional speakers


Module 6: Marketing & Sales

The key to any business is running the pipeline from prospecting to realizing revenue that will support your business, life and dreams.  We'll be addressing the traditional buying/selling process along with advanced digital marketing, video and automation used by leading professional speakers

… and that’s what you’ll know 
by Joining The 2020-21 Professional Speakers Academ


Bonus 1
Private Facebook Group
Value $400

You will get exclusive access to our members-only Facebook group where you will meet and interact with not only your fellow classmates, but also previous Speakers Academy Graduates!

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


Bonus 2
L.A. Chapter Membership
Value $195 

NSA-LA Chapter Associate Membership from the time of registration for one year!

Membership definitely has its privileges!  From the date of registration, you'll receive one year of free membership to the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Speakers Association to be able to take advantage of all the free benefits our members enjoy.

Bonus 3
Free Event Registration
Value $240

Free-Registration at 2020-2021 NSA LA Monthly Meetings!

While active in the academy, you'll receive complimentary event access to the monthly meetings for the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Speakers Association  Attend the meetings free to network and hear the business success secrets and proven strategies shared by members of our National Million Dollar Speakers Group!

About The Academy Dean,

Dave Rosenberg is an Author, Speaker, Leadership and Business Coach who helps managers create high-performing, self-directed teams. He is a highly decorated Naval Officer with 20 combat missions over Iraq as well as the past President of multiple companies and the current Vice President of NSA’s LA chapter.

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 envisioned future …  

The Professional Speaker Academy provides the road map to that future.   “Priceless!”

EarlIEST Bird course rate

$300 Discount Off the Standard Academy Rate




NOTE: your seat will be locked in at the Early Bird rate and then you will be taken to the application page.

PAY IN 6 installments

Pay 3 Installment Payments Over 3 Months



NOTE: your seat will be locked in at the Early Bird rate and then you will be taken to the application page.

Early Bird Enrollment for first 10 applicants ONLY!


100% Satisfaction Guarantee

After the first full session, before the start the start of the second session (30 days after the first session), 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 and a proven blueprint 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?

Will I have regularly scheduled one-on-one professional coaching?

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

EarlIEST Bird course rate

$300 Discount Off the Standard Academy Rate




NOTE: your seat will be locked in at the Early Bird rate and then you will be taken to the application page.

PAY IN 3 installments

Pay 3 Installment Payments Over 3 Months



NOTE: your seat will be locked in at the Early Bird rate and then you will be taken to the application page.

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 Dean 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!

Robert Grossman | President, NSA-LA