The business growth mastermind for NYC speakers

Experienced speakers rarely find the time to truly work on their business and explore the possibilities to add to the successes they have achieved. This advanced group is dedicated to the business side of our profession and focused entirely on growing revenues, increasing efficiencies and elevating the success of your speaking business.

Lead by Rochelle Rice CSP AS, and including just seven further professional members that provide the experience, commitment and community to help some of the best in the business, to elevate their businesses to be even better.

As well as the tremendous value this group provides to its members, it also delivers value back to the NSA NYC chapter as a whole, with all profits created from the members’ financial contributions being reinvested into a scholarship fund to support local aspiring members of NSA NYC.


Part 1 – Maximize Your Message

September 27, 2019, 9:00am-5:00pm

This full-day mastermind hosted in the greater NYC area delivers a powerful and action focused discussion to:

  • Learn a system for booking more speaking engagements.
  • Mastermind your message and its relevance in today’s market.
  • Define your message and expand the ambassadors of your brand.
  • Create a money blueprint for the year ahead.

Part 2 – Add Momentum to Your Marketing

December 13 & 14, 2019, 9:00am-5:00pm

A two-day retreat hosted in upstate NY and expertly facilitated to provide the insight required to build on past success and build a big plan for 2019. This impactful shared experience provides the framework to help create further successes in your speaking business.

  • Share and celebrate your wins of 2019.
  • Mastermind challenges and obstacles with like-minded professionals.
  • Analyze the areas of growth and trends for your speaking business.
  • Set goals and aspirations for 2019.

Part 3 – Money and Meaning

March 27, 2020, 9:00am-5:00pm

The final part of the program is a day spent looking at monetizing areas of growth and development based on our expertise. We are all experts that speak and being paid for that expertise delivers opportunities and options that are abundant and overwhelming. This session is focused on formulating an ongoing plan for sales, creating a scalable model for your business and deciding if a philanthropic partnership is right for you.

  • Monetize your top areas of growth, development, and expertise.
  • Formulate an ongoing plan for sales to implement immediately.
  • Decide if a philanthropic partnership is right for your business.
  • Construct a Scale-Up model for your business.
  • And much, much more!
  • Increase your fees

    and plan for future increases

  • Negotiate inquiries

    with a defined process

  • Manage existing prospects

    with an organized follow-up system

  • Generate momentum

    Turn bookings into more bookings

  • Knowledge of power of the "upsell"

    and when to use it

Plus a special guest from top NYC Speaker Bureau!

  • Share & celebrate

    your BIG wins of 2018

  • Learn top tips

    from the experience of fellow members

  • Mastermind Challenges & Obstacles

    with like-minded professionals

  • Set goals & aspirations

    to jumpstart a successful New Year

  • Book publishing

    Including marketing, pricing, and long-term success

  • Creating online courses & resources

    including pricing, contracts & positioning

  • Earning Revenue

    through sponsorships & advertising

  • Bundling follow-on workshops & webinars

    for client continuity

  • Advisory & Mentoring Retainers

  • Licensing your content

  • Creating custom products for your clients

… and much, much more. Plus we’ll have a special guest.

Who is it for?

This is a limited program for seven professional members of NSA NYC who have already demonstrated excellence through achievement of CPAE, CSP or are well on their way to achieving. Further commitments required are the dedication to all live events, acknowledgement of our code of ethics and the personal acceptance of the program leader following interview. For questions, please email Applications must be received by August 1, 2019.

The Investment

In addition to your personal expenses, time and dedication, there is also a financial contribution of a one-time donation of $1,500 to the chapter.

Your Host

Rochelle Rice, CSP AS,  has been a member of NSA since 2004. She spent 20 years as an expert in the Plus-Size industry before her pivot to Body-Based Leadership. She’s passionate about empowering senior-level management to uphold the role of the body for effective leadership – boosting confidence, impacting decision making and increasing bottom line results. Rochelle is a past president of NSA NYC and only one of two women in the world to have earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from NSA and the Accredited Speaker (AS) designation from Toastmasters. She currently serves on the board of the National Speakers Association.