What’s a CSP? CSP is the Certified Speaking Professional® (CSP) designation, conferred by the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the Global Speakers Federation (GSF), only on accomplished professional speakers who have earned it by meeting strict criteria. CSPs must document a proven track record of continuing speaking experience and expertise, as well as a commitment to ongoing education, outstanding client service, and ethical behavior.
On July 27, 2013 I will be awarded a CSP medal (yes, like an Olympic medal!) at the annual NSA Convention in Philadelphia. A big huge thank you goes out to all of the Management Education Group clients over the past five years who contributed to this honor. You trusted me with your training needs, and I am grateful.
Established in 1980, the CSP is the speaking profession’s international measure of speaking experience and skill. Fewer than 10 percent of speakers who belong to the Global Speakers Federation (GSF) hold this professional designation. This year only ten US-based speakers were awarded this honor.
You can read more about the designation and NSA in their recent press release: http://www.nsaspeaker.org/media-center/news/2013/06/26/the-national-speakers-association-certifies-19-speaking-professionals