Anyone interested in the world of professional speaking should check out two relevant resources from the National Speakers Association (NSA).
Note: This is the NSA that speaks, not the NSA that listens!
Published 10 times a year this house magazine of the NSA is sent to all members. However, anyone can read the content in an online archive of SPEAKER Magazine at no charge. You can browse every edition back to January 2007.
Check out the January 2013 edition with the NSA Northern California Chapter founder Patricia Fripp on the cover. Fripp writes about the “game changers” in a speaker’s career, including those in her own life which took her from her home in England (where she grew up with younger brother, renowned guitarist Robert Fripp) to San Francisco to the world stage.
Voices of Experience
NSA members receive a Voices of Experience audio CD with each magazine. These interview-style hour-long CD’s are where the world of professional speaking comes alive. Voices of Experience is an audio magazine in which top achievers share their experiences to bring members vital, up-to-date information on every facet of the speaking profession. Discussion topics include secrets about platform skills, growing a businesses, and life on the road.
Until recently, you had to be a dues paying member to hear this content. However, archives of VOE are now available on the Voices of Experience Podcast Network site as downloadable or streaming audio. Archives go back to January 2009.
I’d recommend downloading the MP3′s and loading them onto your iPod for a priceless audio education in all aspects of professional speaking, coaching, consulting, training and entrepreneurship.