THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

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Write for the Magazine

In our mostly digital age, an industry PRINT magazine has to justify its existence. We need Speaker Magazine to truly provide member value. For that to happen, we must provide a monthly magazine that is provocative, savvy, professional, relevant, occasionally quirky and applicable.

That means content that creates a reaction. Articles have sharp elbows. Take a stance. Provide clear positions. Features show successful, working speakers making bold choices to evolve their speeches and businesses. We showcase multiple business models and key transition points in business cycles. We’ll know SPEAKER magazine is providing member value when members look forward to receiving it and immediately reading it.

Join the team creating compelling, actionable content
Speaker Magazine accepts article queries for consideration in upcoming issues of Speaker. We will respond to let you know we received your query. If your story idea fits the magazine’s editorial needs, our editorial team will follow up with an assignment letter. Please do not submit completed stories before you receive an assignment letter, as that letter will guide the length and direction of your story and suggest angles that will best work for Speaker magazine. We include articles that cover:

  • DELIVER – keynoting, training, writing, facilitating, coaching, consulting and other ways of delivering your expertise
  • MONETIZE – marketing, selling, leverage and scale and other ideas for making money
  • SUPPORT – designing, building and operating the business

Completing the Query Form
You may not have all the answers, yet. If you have not thought through additional resources, for example, leave that section blank. Give us enough to get intrigued and want more, see how it might fit, and make sure it is not already covered. We’ll get back to you for more if needed.

Download the form below, and email your completed form to Magazine@NSASpeaker.org and put NSA MAG Story Pitch in the subject line.

 

Write for the Blog

Got something important to say that you want the speaking world to know? We are currently looking for contributing authors who want to share their expertise in any of the following categories:

  • SPEAK – eloquence, delivery, platform skills
  • MARKET – positioning, branding, marketing strategies
  • SELL – getting booked, negotiation skills, bureaus, client relationships,meeting planners
  • PUBLISH – books, podcasts, publishing agents, self-publishing
  • LIFESTYLE – work/life balance, travel tips, etc
  • OFFICE – management, systems, operations, finance tips
  • TECHNOLOGY – handy apps for speakers, workflow automation, trends

All submissions should be leading-edge, trendy, content rich and have how-to, practical applications, examples and case studies. The submissions must be unique, engaging, entertaining, conversational and fun to read. Think: highly shareable content that would catch your attention as a professional speaker. Submissions must be 500-700 words max. Original, unpublished content is preferred, but previously published content, such as on your website, may be published as well. You will receive a one sentence byline with photo, name, title, website link and links to your social media profiles. You’ll not only increase your SEO by being a blog contributor, you’ll also get in front of a list of thousands of speakers from around the world. The National Speaker’s Association’s communications department will review submissions. Submitting a post does not guarantee it will be published.