Maximize Your Organization’s Success
By Partnering with Speaking Professionals
If your search to find just the right speaker has felt like going on a treasure
hunt without a map, search no further. This guide is your map. Use it to find
professional speakers who can bring fresh ideas and inspiration to your next
meeting, conference or training session.
When you select a speaker from this directory, you are choosing an expert who
meets NSA’s high standards of integrity and excellence. Our members include
keynote speakers, trainers, educators, facilitators, coaches, consultants and other
professionals who are committed to making a difference through speaking.
The hallmark of a true professional in any field is a commitment to ongoing
learning and professional development. NSA-Pittsburgh supports its members in
making and keeping this commitment by providing them with high-caliber
professional education. Our educational programming focuses on helping
members build the competencies and skills needed to best serve organizations
that hire speakers.
To most effectively use this guide to find the right speaker, follow these
• Define the needs of your audience (education, inspiration,
• Establish your meeting date, decision-making time frame,
• Identify the type of speaker who will best match the needs
of your audience.
• Search through the topic index to locate speakers who address
topics of interest.
• Contact speakers of interest to receive more complete information
on their speaking programs to better evaluate how well they meet
You may find several speakers under the same topic heading. Each of these
speakers is likely to have a unique approach to the topic. With that in mind,
review each speaker’s entry carefully and talk with different speakers to get a sense
of which one seems to be the best fit for your audience.
NSA-Pittsburgh is an association of experts who speak professionally and
embrace a code of ethics focussed on maintaining public confidence in