Colorado Speakers Academy

Registration is open for the 2017 – 2018 class
Every class sells out – register soon!

Reserve your spot now for the 2017-18 Class, starting in late October 2017.

See below for the 2017-18 schedule

Don’t miss our regular monthly programs for more outstanding education and networking in the meantime.

How can you fast-track to speaking success?
Enroll in the preeminent Colorado Speakers Academy!

It’s a fact: There’s more to being a professional speaker than telling a great story.

Successful professional speakers have mastered four key areas:

  1. Expertise – Your unique and message and content
  2. Eloquence – The stage presence and skills to keep audiences engaged
  3. Enterprise – The business infrastructure to get booked and get paid
  4. Ethics – Understanding how to handle yourself and your business professionally

Created by NSA/Colorado, the Colorado Speakers Academy (CSA) is an intensive professional development experience.

A unique and profound experience, the Colorado Speakers Academy includes six Saturday sessions plus special work sessions with some of the most successful speakers in Colorado. Through hands-on workshops, mentoring with a professional speaker, and other program offerings, you’ll acquire the skills and confidence to become a better speaker, launch your speaking business, and fast-track your success.

By participating in CSA you will:

  • Learn from the best in a small-group setting with interactive, learn-as-you-go workshops.
  • Take a deep dive into the 4 competencies: expertise, enterprise, eloquence, and ethics.
  • Gain skills and knowledge in speechwriting, platform skills, branding, marketing, selling, storytelling, and more.
  • Leave each session with completed work, not just concepts and theories.
  • Receive 6 sessions of one-on-one mentoring with an experienced speaker to help ensure your success throughout the year.
  • Learn how to become a better speaker, along with proven business strategies.
  • Launch your speaking business and fast-track your success.

Space for this program is limited – reserve your spot in the 2017-18 class now!

Your investment for this entire program is only $1995. If you tried to pay for this content and coaching individually, it would cost many times more. Professional Members and Professional Candidates receive a $150 discount. A payment plan option is available (see the application form for details). We can customize this payment schedule for no additional charge, if you start early.

“Enrolling in the Colorado Speakers Academy was probably the best investment I’ve made in myself and my career since college. The value I received for what I paid was exceptional!”

– D.C., graduate of the Colorado Speakers Academy

What’s your next step?

Check out the 2016-17 list of programs and speakers here. The 2017-18 list will be similar. See the 2017-18 calendar below.

The Academy sells out every year. Submit your $250 deposit and reserve your spot now. If you are a part of the Chapter as a Professional or Professional Candidate by November 1, you’ll receive $150 discount on the remaining registration fee.

Apply to reserve your spot here

2017-18 Speakers Academy dates

If you have to miss a date this year, you can make up the class during next year’s program.

Thursday, October 19 — Introductory dinner and team building 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Saturday, October 28 — 8 am – 4 pm

Saturday, December 9 — 8 am – 4 pm

Saturday, January 20 — 8 am – 4 pm

Saturday, February 17 — 8 am – 4 pm

Saturday, March 10 — 8 am – 4 pm

Saturday, April 21 — 8 am – 6 pm — Last class plus graduation party/BBQ

Speakers Academy students also get access to the Video Showcase at a discount, to obtain video footage for their demo videos. This event is usually held in May.