The Certified Speaking Professional
designation, established in 1980, is the speaking profession's
international measure of professional platform skill. CSP
is conferred by the National
Speakers Association 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.
Should You Hire a CSP? 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 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.
Many CSPs Are There? Less
than 8% of NSA's 4000 members hold this professional designation.
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.
Are the Criteria? Every CSP
· 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 5-year period.
· Submit testimonial letters
from clients served.
· Submit professionally prepared
· Receive excellent ratings from
past clients on professional performance evaluations.
· Continue education in the professional
Association: The National
Speakers Association (NSA) is the leading organization for
experts who speak professionally. NSA's 4000 members include
experts in a variety of industries and disciplines, who reach
audiences as trainers, educators, humorists, motivators, consultants,
authors, and more. Since 1973, NSA has provided resources
and education designed to advance the skills, integrity, and
value of its members and speaking profession. The CSP Certification
is an indication that you are booking a committed professional
who has a history of success with many audiences.