I recently learned that I earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association, (NSA). This is the highest award a professional speaker can earn from NSA, the largest and oldest professional speakers’ organization. It is given to speakers who have shown a proven track record of continuing speaking experience and expertise as well as a commitment to ongoing education, outstanding client service and ethical behavior.
I share this honor with you because you helped make this possible. I am grateful for every client who invited me into their organization to talk about “Getting Out of B.E.D.(Blame Excuses and Denial)” and creating healthy and empowering workplace cultures.
It is with heartfelt thanks that I share this honor with you.
About the CSP Designation
Established in 1980, the CSP is the speaking profession’s international measure of speaking experience and excellence. Fewer than 10 percent of NSA members hold this professional designation.
- Five years as a professional member of National Speakers Association
- Documentation of over 250 paid presentations
- Documentation of a minimum of five years of earnings based on speaking engagements to demonstrate a consistent, sustainable speaking business
- One hour, unedited video that is reviewed by up to 12 other Certified Speaking Professionals to assure presentations meet NSA’s highest standards
- 20 recommendations from clients
- Completion of ethics courses.
“The CSP is an insurance policy toward the meeting planner’s success. The CSP designation is a qualifier in the mind of the astute planner.”
– Brad Plumb, CMP, Senior Sales Manager at Overland Park Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Having known and followed you for several years now; and, having heard you speak and read your book and other writings; and, having shared those ‘services’ you provide with others – I can confidently say that this was a well deserved honor, Marty. Congratulations!