NSA Ohio History

Founded in 1980, The National Speakers Association of Ohio is an award-winning chapter of the National Speakers Association.  Our members are professional and emerging speakers from Ohio and neighboring states, who meet regularly in Columbus, Ohio for professional development seminars, networking and sharing best practices on issues vital to professional speakers and trainers.

NSA Ohio was founded by Dr. Trudy Knox and was one of the first 15 chapters chartered by the National Speakers Association. Trudy’s vision was to bring together people who were speaking that wanted to improve their platform skills and gain a better understanding of the business side of speaking. Her grassroots efforts grew from a “Dutch Treat” format at the first meeting, to passing the hat, to our present-day robust professional association which draws members to its seminars in September, November, January, March, and May. 

Named Chapter-of-the-Year in 2012, Trudy’s vision continues today as speakers, trainers, and consultants gather to network, improve their speaking platform skills, grow their businesses, and learn the latest best practices business, marketing, and publishing.

In 2020, NSA Ohio celebrated its 40th Anniversary!
Dreams and dedication have created this living legacy we call NSA Ohio.  The lives we live are the legacies we leave.  NSA Ohio is proud and honored to be the Ohio chapter of the National Speakers Association.