What are CSP and CPAE?

Speakers with these professional designations deliver a top-notch experience for your group.

Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)

The Certified Speaking Professional designation, established by the National Speakers Association, is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform skill. Speakers earn this professional designation by demonstrating they have a track record of proven speaking experience and expertise. These speaking professionals know how to deliver client satisfaction.

CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame

In 1977, NSA established the Council of Peers Award for Excellence Speaker Hall of Fame® to honor professional speakers who have reached the top echelon of excellence. Admission into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame is a lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism. Inductees are evaluated by their peers through a rigorous and demanding process. Up to five new inductees are named each year during the NSA National Convention.

Why do meeting planners hire speakers with the CSP or CPAE designations?

Your program will meet the mark! To a large extent, an event’s success is judged on the caliber, professionalism, and expertise of the presenter. Choosing a professional speaker who has earned the CSP or CPAE designation means you’ve selected a speaker who delivers a message that will focus, elevate, and enhance the mission of your event.

Meeting Planners:

Find the right speaker for your event using these NSA - Colorado resources:
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