About NSA Kentucky

Welcome to NSA Kentucky! We are an affiliate chapter of the National Speakers Association and have a strong and active membership. Our members are both professional and emerging speakers and we serve individuals engaged in speaking, coaching, training and consulting.

We offer a variety of programs and events, either in-person or virtually depending on current guidelines, including:

Chapter meetings - We bring in nationally-renowned guest speakers who share their expertise on business building, presentation skills, technical tools, book writing, and many other topics related to the business of speaking

Webinars - In addition to the regular chapter meetings, we host webinars that also provide relevant educational content to our members by national and local experts.

The Professional Speakers Academy - This live course which can be taken remotely includes sessions on every aspect of building your speaking business, including presentation skills. Read more

Networking events - From chapter chats to virtual and in-person happy hours, we love to keep up with each other and share our stories, successes, frustrations, tips and just have fun.

Annual Gala - Once a year at the end of our fiscal year we throw a party! We share a meal, install the new Board of Directors, hand out awards, and have a fun program to celebrate the past year and look ahead to the next.

We are proud of the superb achievements of our members. The NSA Kentucky chapter is home to 12+ Certified Speaking Professionals (CSPs), multiple CPAE Hall of Fame recipients, two National NSA Past-Presidents, and two Cavett Award recipients – our profession’s most cherished honor. 

An Inclusive and Welcoming Community
We welcome friends and guests to join our events so they can get a sense of what professional speaking is all about. In 2018, we began outreach to NSA members in Tennessee and Indiana since there are no chapter for our neighbors to the north and south of Kentucky. We added “ambassadors” from Tennessee and Indiana to join our board of directors so we can stay connected and serve speakers outside Kentucky.


I encourage you to attend our events and explore how we can help you accelerate your professional speaking journey. Whether you are considering speaking as a career, adding it to your current work, or already an established speaker, we would love to meet you and have you join our chapter.

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Steve Sanders
NSA Kentucky President 2021-2022