Become A Member

Membership in NSA-NJ is open to anyone who is already a member in good standing of the National Speakers Association.*

 See our Membership Benefits page to find out WHY you should become a Member, if you aren’t sure yet.

If you have been a member for a long time or are a new member we want to say thank you once again for joining the New Jersey Chapter and being a member of an ever growing community which brings the spirit of NSA home and keeps it alive right here in New Jersey.

You can pay your membership dues (new and renewal) on line (click here).

We are always looking for ways to add value to you and your business as well as make it easier for you to stay connected to your NJ Chapter. If you are like me, one of the things that seems to escape me is when are my chapter dues up for renewal? Having been a member of the chapter board as well as a current chapter leadership committee member I know first-hand how much chapters across the country including ours depend on member dues to ensure high quality chapter speakers and member benefits. One of the strategies other chapters have taken which your chapter has decided to adopt is a uniform renewal date for everyone in the chapter to renew their dues. The advantage to this strategy is that everyone will know when their chapter dues are due because the date will be constant and everyone in the chapter will share the same renewal date.

Our uniform chapter renewal date will be September 1, 2016. What does that mean for you?

Everyone in the month of October will receive an invoice. The amount you pay will depend on your previous last payment received and prorated amount that will make your membership current through August 31, 2016.

Let’s take a look at a couple of examples:

If you paid Basic Membership of $175.00 to cover a membership period of July 2015 – June 2016, you will receive an invoice in October to cover July and August 2016. This would be an amount prorated to be 2/12 of the $175.00 Basic Membership amount or $29.17. Your invoice in October 2015 will be $29.17. In September 2016 you will receive a regular renewal invoice along with everyone else for chapter membership dues.

If you paid Basic Membership of $175.00 to cover a membership period of October 2015 – September 2016, you will receive an invoice in October to cover October 2015 – August 2016. This would be an amount prorated to be 11/12 of the $175.00 Basic Membership amount or $160.42. Your invoice in October 2015 will be $160.42. In September 2016 you will receive a regular renewal invoice along with everyone else for chapter membership dues.

If you paid Basic Membership of $175.00 to cover a membership period of September 2014 – August 2015, you received an invoice for $175.00 to cover the period of September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016. You will now receive an invoice every September 1, going forward.

We provided these three examples for comparison. The amount you will pay depends on your membership status and the number of months that need to be counted to prorate your dues to bring your membership current through August 31, 2016. We believe this will provide consistency so that all members know when their dues are to be renewed.

In an effort to make the process as easy as possible we are providing a link on this web site which will allow you to pay the amount due according to the invoice you received.

We would like to thank you again for your commitment and dedication to NSA NJ and we look forward to you joining us to continue to make this year the best one ever for you and your business.

Download the NSA-NJ Membership Application (PDF document optimized for web and mobile): click here.

You can pay your membership dues (new and renewal) on line (click here).

Basic Membership $175/year

Open to anyone who is already a professional member of NSA*

Platinum Membership (CSP) $100/year

This is for NSA members who have the designation of CSPs (Certified Speaking Professional), past NSA-NJ Chapter presidents, individuals who have been an NSA member for 10 years or more, and the current year’s Chapter Member of the Year.

Download the NSA-NJ Membership Application (PDF document optimized for web and mobile): click here.

Affiliate Membership $175/year

Members of NSAs Academy for Professional Speaking (see below) are eligible to join NSA-NJ as an affiliate. Affiliates are entitled to attend “members only” events and attend all meetings/events at member rates.

Download the NSA-NJ Membership Application (PDF document optimized for web and mobile): click here.

 

Vendors $300/year

This is for those who do not qualify for NSA membership but have products or services related to the speaking business that would be of interest or value to our members. NSA-NJ Vendors are entitled to a one-time 5 minute presentation at a chapter meeting, may attend meetings and events at member rates, can place marketing materials on the “Members-Only” table at meetings, and will be listed on our web site. NSA-NJ reserves the right to approve all who apply for the Vendor category.

To join NSA-NJ or for more information about membership in the chapter and/or the national organization, contact:
Paul Hatrak, Treasurer
Phone: (908) 420-5736
Contact Paul by E-Mail

* If you are considering becoming a professional member of NSA, the first step is to see whether you are able to meet the minimum requirements to join. Let’s review NSA’s membership requirements:

Option 1:

You have received compensation for at least 20 presentations in the past 12 months.

Option 2:

You have presented at least 20 times to audiences of 15 or more as a part of your salaried position in the past 12 months.

Option 3:

You made at least $25,000 presenting in the past 12 months.

Meeting any ONE of these criteria will qualify you for NSA membership.

We encourage you to call Charles Fleisher, BA, our Membership Chair at (732) 895-2610 if you have questions about NSA’s membership requirements.

If you do not qualify for membership, please read the information below to learn about the many options available for emerging speakers.

Moving from Passion to Profession

NSA offers a nurturing environment for emerging speakers who want to learn how to get started in the speaking profession. Although you may not yet qualify for membership, there are a myriad of ways to participate in the NSA experience as you develop your speaking and business skills.

The Academy for Professional Speaking

The Academy is a program designed to help you make the jump from being a great speaker to being a paid speaker. Learn to navigate the world of professional speaking from the people who have made it!

Attend NSA National Meetings

Everyone is welcome to attend NSA’s Labs, Workshops, Conventions and Educational Retreats.

Get involved with the NSA-NJ Chapter

Everyone is welcome to attend our open meetings and get involved on various committees. We also offer special programs for those getting started in business. See our Facebook Page


 

Chapter Administrator
Amy Jones
Email: amy@nsa-nj.org
1-248-245-1520

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