Take Your Speaking Business to the Next Level


Are you a paid professional speaker?

Are you thinking of adding speaking to your professional revenue mix?

Are you a speaker/trainer within your job and want to take your skills to the next level?

NSA Ohio is here to help you maximize your professional speaking business potential.

What is ProTrack?

ProTrack is a multifaceted training program that provides strategies, skill development, and resources to build a successful professional speaking business. The program utilizes a hybrid learning approach that includes self-study, in-person sessions, Association seminars, and mentoring from experienced speakers. 

The best in the business share their proven techniques and insider knowledge. You will learn how to build your brand, gain credibility as a thought leader, identify target markets, find and retain clients, and create dynamic presentations.

You will walk away with a strong, sustainable business.

ProTrack sessions are provided with a multimedia approach:

  • Assessments, video lessons, downloads, and quizzes
  • Virtual zoom sessions with faculty
  • In-person hands-on workshops with experienced faculty
  • Speaking opportunities with feedback and coaching

ProTrack aligns with the National Speakers Association’s Model of Professional Competency:

¬† 1. Eloquence¬†‚Äď stage and platform skills, the essential ingredients for a dynamic, eloquent presentation.
¬† 2. Enterprise¬†‚Äď monetize your message, the business of professional speaking
¬† 3. Expertise¬†‚Äď what you speak about and how to become the expert in your niche
¬† 4. Ethics¬†‚Äď the guidelines governing our values, so we emulate ethical conduct as professional speakers

Is ProTrack for you?

Whether you’re an experienced speaker who wants to take your business to a higher level or you’re beginning your career in the world of professional speaking, you will learn specific strategies and acquire the tools to be successful.

In this comprehensive program, you will learn the art and business of professional speaking step-by-step.

Course Outline

  • My Orientation¬†¬†
  • ¬†My Expertise¬†¬†
  • ¬†My Solution¬†¬†
  • ¬†My Craft¬†¬†
  • ¬†My Marketing¬†¬†
  • ¬†My Sales¬†¬†
  • ¬†My Books and Products¬†¬†
  • ¬†My Business¬†¬†
  • ¬†My Graduation (a showcase presentation at an NSA Ohio member meeting)

Teresa Harlow

Promethean Problem Solvers


Dr. Margie Serrato
Human Empowered, LLC

"The ProTrack program was thoughtful, informative, and full of beneficial resources. The faculty were supportive and encouraging, and the peer group helped workshop ideas and practice. I would highly recommend ProTrack to anyone seeking to develop their skills and confidence as a professional speaker."

Brian Wagner
A Radical Vision

"After taking this course, I gave a speech based on what I learned and received a standing ovation. It doesn't get any better than that. That client also hired me for additional work, beyond the speech. To say that this is well worth the money is an understatement."

Joy Zhao, PCC, Leadership Coach 
Finding Joy Coaching 

"I attended ProTrack 2022, and it was an incredible experience! The content was engaging and effective, and the instructors were professional speakers and well-known authors who were knowledgeable and personable. Diverse and impressive peers are a valuable addition to my network. I highly recommend this program!"

Larry Tomczak
Special Care Planner, Skylight Financial Group

"From the start of this program, my son, a 27-year survivor of traumatic brain injury, and I felt accepted into the NSA Ohio network of speakers. My son completed the ProTrack program, presented without a script, and demonstrated flexibility as a speaker. I am excited for the difference he will continue to make with his new growth and mindset."

2025 Program Schedule

All Saturday sessions are scheduled to take place in person at the Dublin Integrated Education Center (DIEC) in Dublin, Ohio. Tuesday event sessions will be held via Zoom.

December 16, 2024 - Access to the ProTrack Hub and initial lessons

Saturday, January 4

1pm - 5pm: My ProTrack Orientation & My Expertise

Saturday, January 18

10am - 1pm: NSA Ohio Seminar

1pm - 3pm: My Solution

Saturday, February 8

1pm - 4pm: My Craft

 Tuesday, February 11

7pm - 9pm: My Craft Assignment - Zoom

Saturday, February 22

1pm - 3pm: My Craft Workshop

Saturday, March 22

1pm - 5pm: NSA Ohio Seminar

1pm - 5pm: My Craft Panel

Tuesday, April 1

7pm - 8:30pm: My Sales ‚Äď Zoom

 Tuesday, April 8

7pm - 8:30pm: My Books & Products ‚Äď Zoom

Saturday, April 19

1pm - 5pm: My Business

Saturday, May 17

10am - 1pm: NSA Ohio Seminar & Showcase

1pm - 2pm: Graduation Celebration

Introducing: Early Access!

Get started with the online program in 2024! Sign up now and receive access to the online learning content and resources. A coach will guide you in getting started and with regular check-ins as you work through the self-paced online program. Then when classes begin in January 2025, attend all live sessions. Gain faculty insight on the curriculum, network with industry peers, and attend NSA Ohio seminars through the ProTrack program of May 2025.

What's Included?

  • NSA Ohio ProTrack Schedule: December 2024 - May 2025
  • Access to the My ProTrack Hub tool for one year post graduation
  • Virtual and in-person small group workshops led by professional speaker faculty
  • All Saturday sessions are scheduled to take place at the¬†Dublin Integrated Education Center (DIEC)¬†in Dublin, Ohio. Tuesday event sessions will be held via Zoom.
  • Additional relevant learning content (videos and downloads)
  • Two books: ‚ÄúPaid to Speak‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúSpeak More!‚ÄĚ
  • Spotlight showcase presentation to NSA Ohio members
  • Complimentary attendance at Jan-May NSA Ohio¬†seminars and virtual sessions

A maximum of 20 seats are available.


Non NSA Ohio Members - $1,477

NSA Ohio Members - $1,182

Past ProTrack Participants - $620

*New! Early Access

Register now and receive access to the online hub lessons and resourced. Fee: 65% of pricing above is due upon registration; remaining 35% due by January 1, 2025.

Contact ProTrack Administrator Ed Shanley for information on Early Access.

A Deeper Look

ProTrack Dean Jim Canterucci discusses the details of My ProTrack. (18:30)


Register for NSA Ohio's ProTrack Program

Choose the registration that applies to you. There are benefits to joining NSA Ohio before registering for ProTrack which may be a consideration. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Non-Member Registration



NSA Ohio Member Registration


NSA Ohio Member with Meetings Package Registration



ProTrack Alumni