“The Academy has helped my business grow from just thoughts in my head to something I can now put on paper and build. I don’t know where I’d be without it.”

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Rachel Avery
Academy Member

Joining the Academy has paid off in ways I never could have imagined. The return on my investment has been huge from a monetary perspective, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. If you’re serious about growing your speaking business, I highly recommend you join the academy.

John Watkis
Graduate

The NSA Speakers Academy Of Central Florida was the first and second thing that elevated my career. New self-confidence and Business-building techniques were turning points for me. Loved our leader, Carolyn Quintin, and all the professional and diverse teachers and thought leaders provided for us.

Elin Mayer
CMP

The Central Florida Speaker’s Academy is THE PLACE for a speaker with a message. The academy will tell you what to say, how to say it, and how to get paid for it. Knowledgeable professionals will pour into your life and put you on course to be a paid professional speaker. Connect with Carolyn and be prepared to grow!

Dr. Adrian Manley

Chad Murray
NSA CF Speakers Academy Graduate

Betty Norlin
NSA CF Speakers Academy Graduate

“I’m learning to position myself as a professional speaker–quite a different mindset than how I approached my speaking previously. This includes my presentation style, setting fees, promoting my speaking, developing a signature speech, and so much more. Plus, I get to mix and mingle with some of the best speakers in the country! The mentors and guides along the way are fantastic. It’s a great opportunity to grow! I love the high energy of this group.”

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Kathleen M. Rehl, Ph.D., CFP®
Academy Graduate

“I now know how to create a profitable and successful speaking business because of what I learned from the Speakers’ Academy.”

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Jenny Olding Holla
Academy Graduate

“I realize that making better business decisions and how to best use my time have come from what I’ve learned in the Speakers’ Academy. I can’t wait to see what I’ll learn next!”

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Holly Thomas Donaldson
Academy Graduate

“I knew I could speak reasonably well, but I didn’t know much about the business side of professional speaking. Because of the Academy, I’ve learned more than I ever imagined.”

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Jordan Camenker
Academy Graduate

“The Academy has been an absolute wellspring for me. It has taught me a step-by-step method of how to get paid for professional speaking.”

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Carson Schaffer
Academy Graduate

At the end of 2017, I decided I wanted to pursue my passion for training, consulting and speaking. I began looking for an organization that would help me do just that. Using my best friend Google I found NSA Central Florida and saw that there was an “Academy” for people like me. I immediately reached out to Carolyn Quintin, Dean of the Academy. One phone call with her and I was sold. I’m sure that is the story for many. The Academy was an amazing incubator for me. It provided an environment that energized me and pushed me to meet my goals. Prior to starting the Academy I had begun writing my book and set a goal to do a TEDx. Being in the Academy and being around all of the accomplished speakers and learning from them made me want to not just begin my book, but finish it and to not just dream of being on a TEDx stage, but actually doing so. But it’s not just about the tangible accomplishments. I have met some amazing people in the Academy and in our chapter. People who are generous with their time and knowledge; who sincerely want to see you succeed. Now that I have graduated, I will actually miss our afternoon sessions. Those sessions were a place to learn, grow, and develop not just skills but deep friendships. I would highly recommend the Academy to anyone who is embarking on a speaking, consulting, training, or coaching career. It’s a way to wade into the water without being crashed into by the waves. I truly enjoyed the experience.

Kelly Charles-Collins, Esq., MBA
CEO, HR Legally Speaking, LLC
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