Welcome to NSA Ohio

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The Association of Professional Speakers

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Welcome to NSA Ohio, the association for professional speakers. We connect in many ways. Maybe you know one of our members. Perhaps someone told you, "You have to get involved with NSA Ohio." Maybe you found us online. Whatever your path, we're glad you found us.

NSA Ohio is a vital part of my life and I've made lifelong friends here as well. If you haven't already, you'll experience the figurative (and many times literal) hug from our professional community. Explore and let me know how I can help you.

Lillian Zarzar, CSP
NSA Ohio President

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NSA Ohio is the professional association for professional speakers based in Ohio. NSA Ohio members are often also members of the National Speakers Association (NSA). Our membership is made up of keynote speakers, trainers and coaches, and those that speak in their current occupation. Our members have a variety of experience and tenure in the profession ranging from decades in business to those that aspire to a professional speaking career.

NSA Ohio provides educational and professional development opportunities AND the opportunity to network with those active in the speaking industry. Within NSA Ohio you are encouraged to learn the business of speaking from those on the same journey as you are on now. Tenured members share with new members. We call it the Spirit of Cavett (Cavett Robert, the founder of NSA). This spirit focuses on creating a bigger pie with more opportunities for all of us.

Our members talk about the “NSA Ohio Hug”. This bond goes beyond professional networking to an organization where professionals who speak feel at home. We welcome you to join us.

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Lisa Ryan, CSPTM

“I have been a member of NSA Ohio since 2009, and it has made an incredible difference in my speaking career. I love the camaraderie of being around other speakers and helping and supporting each other in our businesses.”

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NSA Ohio events feature national speakers and experienced local members with actionable content from commanding your stage to making a living doing what you love.

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NSA Ohio is the most beneficial and energetic group that I’ve joined in a long time. To say the organization is valuable is an understatement given the experienced and inspiring speakers you get to know and learn from. Additionally, the workshops and camaraderie are unmatched.

Don’t delay; get involved. It’s a game changer.

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Speakers at NSA Ohio are aware of the needs of meeting planners. Meeting professionals can expect NSA Ohio to provide dynamic speakers that not only have presence on the stage, but understand the planning that goes into successful events. You will have a successful and seamless experience, from the planning stage to the event.

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Randall Reeder

“My speaking business improved exponentially because of NSA Ohio. Not only that, but my career as an Ohio State University faculty member benefited from those valuable experiences.”

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New speakers and seasoned professionals alike benefit from a deep focus on the business. ProTrack is a multi-media group program with an experienced faculty to guide you.


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Patrick Donadio, MBA, CSPTM, MCC

“NSA and NSA Ohio have cut years off my learning curve! It's the best investment in 'me' I ever made.

I joined for the content and now remain a member for the community and connections. The ideas, advice, and friendship I get through my involvement with NSA is why I have been a member now for over 30 years. Not to mention that as a byproduct, I get leads and I get business from NSA.

Want to be successful speaker? Run a profitable business? Be a better Person? Join NSA and invest in yourself.”