> WHAT IS A CERTIFIED SPEAKING PROFESSIONAL?
needed to put my career another step up and you helped me
ratchet it up many more steps than I ever anticipated.”
Frida Waara, President
On-Cue Productions, Inc.
Above is a photo David Greenberg receiving the CSP
award in 1998 along with other recipients that year. The CSP
is the hallmark of the expert who speaks professionally.
It is your assurance that
you are dealing with a proven professional.
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The following information is
provided by the National Speakers Association:
What is the CSP?
The Certified Speaking Professional designation,
established in 1980, is the speaking industry's
international measure of professional platform skill.
CSP is conferred by the National Speakers Association (NSA)
only on those accomplished speakers who have earned it
by meeting strict criteria. The letters CSP following a
speaker's name indicate a speaking professional with
proven experience who understands what is required and
knows how to deliver client satisfaction.
Why Should You Hire a
Certified Speaking Professional?
It will make your job
easier! The success of your meeting will be judged
largely on the caliber, professionalism and
appropriateness of the topic and presenter(s) you
select. Choosing a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)
maximizes your opportunity of providing a speaker with a
message that will focus, elevate and enhance the mission
of your meeting and stick firmly in the memories,
attitudes and action plans of your attendees.
How Many CSPs Are There?
Less than 7% of NSA's
4000+ members hold this professional designation.
What Benefit Does a
Certified Speaking Professional Bring to Your Meeting?
A CSP brings a proven
track record of continuing speaking experience and
expertise. CSPs are committed to ongoing education,
outstanding service and ethical behavior. CSPs offer
wide varieties of approaches, topics and styles. Only
you can determine which speaker will best fit your
needs. A Certified Speaking Professional provides a
solid place with which to begin your search.
What Are the Criteria to
become a Certified Speaking Professional?
Every CSP must...
Maintain membership in NSA and subscribe to its Code
of Professional Ethics.
Serve a minimum of 100
different clients within 5 years.
Present a minimum of 250
professional speaking engagements within this same
letters from clients served.
prepared promotional materials.
ratings from past clients on professional
Continue education in
the professional speaking field through NSA's many
The National Speakers
The NSA is an
international association of more than 3500 members
dedicated to the art and value of experts who speak
professionally. For more than 30 years, NSA has provided
its membership with resources and education designed to
enhance business acumen and impact through programming
that helps audience members and organizations positively
address the way they work and live, change and adapt,
compete and lead, prosper and perform. The CSP
certification is NSA's indication that you are booking a
committed professional who has a history of success with