The Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform skill. CSP is conferred by the US-based National Speakers Association and by the National Speakers Association of Australia only on those 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 CSP?
It will make your job easier! The success of your meeting will be judged largely on the calibre, professionalism and appropriateness of the topic and presenter(s) you select. Choosing a 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 10% of the speakers who belong to the Global Speakers Federation hold this professional designation. The membership of the Global Speakers Federation is comprised of professional speaking associations worldwide. CSP is the international standard that these associations agree represent competence in the speaking profession. There are approx 90 CSP’s in Australia.
What Benefit Does a CSP 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?
The Certified Speaking Professional designation is earned through a combination of professional association, professional education, professional performance and professional business management standard. Every CSP must.
- Maintain membership and subscribe to the Code of Professional Ethics.
- Serve a minimum of 15 different clients and present a minimum of 50 professional speaking engagements within 5 years.
- Submit testimonial letters from clients served.
- Submit and be assessed by a Peer review board on their Eloquence, Expertise and Enterprise.
- Continue education in the professional speaking field.
National Speakers Association of Australia
The National Speakers Association of Australia Inc. was established in 1987 and its foundation and evolution has largely been modeled on its U.S. counterpart, the National Speakers Association, with whom it enjoys a close relationship. It is the only professional body representing the members of the professional speaking industry, It exists to develop, promote and uphold the highest possible standards of the profession for the benefit of both its members and the public they serve. Any person who has an interest in the speaking industry whether speaker or supplier, seasoned professional or raw recruit is eligible to apply for membership.