Welcome to NSA-DC's Speaking Community;
we're glad that you are here!

Sharon M. Weinstein, MS, RN, CRNI-R, FACW, FAAN, CSP
President, 2017-2018

Welcome to NSA-DC, home to the working speaker in the Greater DC area. We are the premier networking group for trainers, consultants, coaches, keynoters, facilitators, and writers to build their respective speaking business models. 

I am delighted to serve NSA-DC as President this year and to share our excitement for what promises to be a banner year. Our incoming board and committee chairs carved out a plan that involves three major goals for 2017-2018, including: 

• Increasing membership by 10 professional members over the prior year
• Enhancing member experience/engagement by 10%
• Ensuring financial stability and growth with a 10% surplus by June 2018 

Our overall plan addresses a major member experience initiative, a completely revamped website, use of social media like Facebook-Live and YouTube, featuring our professional members and speaker academy enrollees, book promotions for our members, a video showcase, sponsorship opportunities, our annual auction and more. 

We’ll continue our outstanding monthly meetings with a lineup that is unsurpassed for the coming year. We’ll enhance collaboration among members, provide unique opportunities for volunteering, networking, and more.

Meeting in our new Silver Springs location facilitates networking ‘after the meeting’ to build relationships, share ideas, and partner with our peers. We’ll feature our professional members on our social media channels and on our new website, showcasing you and your expertise to the meeting planner and bureau communities.

Guests are always welcome to come for the content and stay for the camaraderie. Try us out and audit one of our Speaker Academy sessions to experience the value that we bring to your developing or established speaking career. Membership in the DC Chapter is open to all members of NSA National. If you do not yet qualify as a full professional member of NSA, we invite you to join our Academy, which will prepare you for a successful speaking career and facilitate the qualification process. 

I welcome the chance to meet you at our next event; please introduce yourself. I’d like to know more about you, your goals, and your business so that we may better meet your growth needs. 

Sharon M. Weinstein, Certified Speaking Professional
President NSA-DC 2017-2018