About the NSA: Mountain West Speakers Association!

Glenna Salsbury speaks to NSA Mountain West

Past National NSA President Glenna Salsbury speaks for NSA Mountain West

The Mountain West Chapter of the National Speakers Association is truly a place where Speakers Gather to Grow™.  We are dedicated to providing opportunities for professional speakers to improve their skills, profitability and business savvy.

Julie Morrison Leads Chapter Leadership

NSA Mountain West members lead national chapter leadership event.

We have created a community of speakers who are receive quality professional education, industry updates, market exposure and peer support in the business of speaking professionally. We also offer Member speakers their marketing bio on our chapter website www.tohirespeakers.com; an opportunity to participate in our Annual Speaker’s Showcase; the 6-month Mountain West Speaker’s Academy,  “Get Paid to Speak” conference; and downloadable MP3 recordings of our monthly events.




We meet 10 times a year in Salt Lake City  for  educational events that are open to the public with upcoming events posted on our home page.

Annual speaker events are also held in Montana and Idaho.


Who is National Speakers Association?

Our Members:

Chad Hymas Keynote Melanie newsletter

Chad Hymas, CSP, CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame

NSA’s thousands of members include experts in a variety of industries and disciplines, who reach audiences as speakers, trainers, educators, humorists, motivators, consultants, authors and more.

NSA is a member of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF), a global network dedicated to advancing the speaking profession worldwide.

NSA seeks to always advance professional speakers’ skill sets in four core areas:

  • Eloquence – The art of speaking and the use of powerful and persuasive presentations. This means creating the proper setting for an effective presentation as well as the concrete skills related to presenting, performing and theatrical methods.
  • Expertise – The knowledge, skills and experience in a specific area. Speakers should know which body of expertise is ideal for them and be able to effectively research and develop their content.
  • Enterprise – The purposeful undertaking of a successful speaking business venture. This includes business management, sales and marketing knowledge, as well as the skills necessary to generate income through speaking engagements and other revenue streams.
  • Ethics – The principles or standards governing the conduct of those in the speaking profession. Ethics is the foundation and summation of the three other competencies. It is about who you are as a person — both personally and professionally – and encompasses your reputation, character and integrity.

Advancing the Speaking Profession Since 1973

The National Speakers Association (NSA) is the premier organization for professional speakers. Since 1973, NSA has provided the most comprehensive resources and education designed to advance the skills, integrity and value of its members and the speaking profession.


The National Speakers Association (NSA) is the leading source for community, education and entrepreneurial business knowledge needed to be successful in the speaking profession.


Every expert who uses the spoken word to present content to an audience for a fee belongs to NSA.

NSA: Mountain West Chapter History

A merger, in 2008, of the NSA’s  Utah Speakers Association, the Northwest Speakers Association and the Montana Speakers Network has transformed into a powerful resource for meeting planners, making it easy for planners to find just the right high quality speakers they need for their event.

So whether you’re a professional speaker, or looking for one, we invite you to find out more about us. You’ll be amazed at what Mountain West Speakers Association can provide for you!

Thank you for visiting NSA Mountain West Chapter!



Meet our NSA Mountain West Chapter Board of Directors

National Speakers Association's Mountain West Chapter serves speaking professionals in Utah, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.