Speak More. Influence More. Earn More.

 Excited about growing a successful speaking business?
Do you want to be an engaging, in-demand, dynamic speaker?
Would you like step-by-step instructions on how to get started?

  You’ve come to the right place! Check out the Michigan Speakers Academy!

 Accelerate your learning curve and take your business to the next level!

What is the Michigan Speakers’ Academy?

The premier resource for creating a successful professional speaking career. It’s an in-depth, interactive program that takes you through the nuts and bolts of the speaking profession. Whether you are small business owner looking to add additional revenue to your existing business or are employed full time and desire to take your career in a different direction. MSA is for you!

 How does it work?

Michigan Speakers Academy is an eleven-month cohort-based program, comprised of in-person instruction and virtual options. It’s facilitated by seasoned professional speakers who have built sustainable, successful speaking businesses.


The Michigan Speakers Academy (formerly ProTrack) was a game changer for me! This program gave me the foundation to grow and develop a successful speaking practice. Recently I left my day job to pursue my dream job and I owe much of my success to everything I learned during this life-changing course!!”

-Mimi Brown, AMP Up Success



 What will I learn?

The program’s curriculum is based upon the National Speakers Association’s Competencies.  During this fun and exciting program, you will learn more about:
  • Topic Development: How to choose a topic, identify your talking points, tailor, and customize content for your audience.
  • Professional Awareness & Relationships
  • Platform Mechanics
  • Presentation Skills: The nuts and bolts of delivering a presentation or facilitating a workshop.
  • Authorship and Productive Development
  • Marketing
  • Managing a Speaking Business


Who Should Attend:

Aspiring, emerging and current professional speakers, trainers, solopreneurs, and business owners ready to supercharge their careers and skyrocket their income.


When and Where are the Sessions?

1/2 day sessions will be held after Chapter Seminars on the second Saturday of January, March, May, July, September, and November.

  • Full day sessions will be held on the second Saturday of February, April, June, August, and October.
  • All sessions will be held at GO Where Meetings Matter in Ann Arbor.


What is your investment?

Your investment is $2,499.00. We have 4 ways you can invest in your speaking career:

  • Early bird discount: Enroll and pay in full by December 31, 2018 and save $500. (total investment: $1,999 — 20% discount)
  • Get a 10% discount when we receive your full tuition payment prior to the first session. (total investment: $2,250
    — 10% discount )
  • Take advantage of a payment plan: Make a $999 deposit prior to the first session and then pay 4 subsequent monthly payments of $389. (installment payments include an administrative processing fee: Total investment: $2,555.)

 *NSA Professional Member rate: $1,595 OR, if paid by December 31, $1,395. 

“I highly recommend Michigan’s Speaker’s Academy to anyone who might be on the fence because you probably won’t find a more dedicated group of Professional Speakers to be at your disposal.  Guest speakers share rich content and years of speaking experience that can make a profound difference in your speaking business.  Speakers freely share not only the art of speaking but also the ins-and-outs of running an actual speaking business, an important component that is often overlooked. Further, the support you receive and bonds you make among fellow participates is priceless. Many of the participants become accountability partners and also good friends.  I have definitely benefitted from being a part of the Michigan Speaker’s Academy!  ‘Get off the Fence.'”
—Dr. Chanel F. de Guzman, Speaker, Coach, and Book Author



Tuition Includes:

  •  11 in-person content-rich sessions
  • At least 4 virtual sessions with guest presenters
  • A series of homework assignments to keep you on track with your goals
  • Professional video of your final class presentation
  • Access to NSA-MI member only events
  • NSA-MI member pricing for the duration of your program
  • Lifetime access to attend future Michigan Speakers Academy programs

Invest in yourself today. Share your story. Educate with your expertise. Make a difference in the work with your message. Make your mark.

Click on the “Get Started!” button below to start the process. Our MSA faculty is eager to get started helping you build and grow your speaking business!

 Top 10 Reasons To Join The Michigan Speakers Academy

  1. Shorten your learning curve by working with successful professional speakers
  2. Receive one-on-one coaching from a personal mentor and academy faculty.
  3. Discover the elements to crafting killer keynotes, brilliant breakout sessions and workshops
  4. Hone your presentation and platform skills while receiving valuable feedback from industry experts
  5. Learn the essential elements of being a powerful storyteller
  6. Incorporate more humor, hands-on activities, and audience engagement in your presentations
  7. Create a professional speaker preview video to market your business
  8. Develop a network of like-minded peers and colleagues to support you throughout the program
  9. Build life-long skills that you can apply in many aspects of your professional and personal lives.
  10. Create new and profitable revenue streams
“I can’t say enough for my participation in the ProTrack program. I met the legends of NSA-Michigan while becoming immersed in the business of speaking and the NSA culture of giving. My fellow ProTrackers are now among my closest NSA friends. I have gotten my investment back many times over.
-Ken Wachsberger, Azenphony Press