Ty Bennett, CSP
JOINED NSA IN 2010
Books have been my biggest catalyst. They helped me
establish myself and my credibility. I learned early
on that the real judge of how good you are is when
people see you and hear your message—they hire you!
It took some time and adjustment to find my niche
and realize where my expertise fit in the marketplace.
But when you find it, then you can run!
There are many things to master in this business,
but nothing is more important than being incredible
on stage. Master your skills! Secondly, know that
there are so many audiences out there. There is an
association and conference for everything. It’s a big
world with a lot of opportunity. Take advantage of it. Galen Bingham
JOINED NSA IN 2012
My biggest “aha” was that relationships with
seasoned NSA speakers can save you valuable time and money. The “do-it-yourself”
approach may be adequate for launching a
speaking hobby, but to build a sustainable
business you need a well-crafted message,
stage-craft, branding, and a business plan.
Thinking of myself as a professional speaker
rather than as a professional who speaks.
Throughout my corporate career, I’ve always
felt comfortable in front of audiences.
Building a brand as a professional speaker
has meant hiring experts to help me
communicate my value so companies will
hire me to hear my message.
"There are many
things to master in
this business, but
nothing is more
being incredible on
stage. Master your
"No one has to go it
alone. Everyone in
NSA wants you to
be as successful as
you let yourself be."