What is a CSP?
Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional skill.
CSP is conferred by the US-based National Speakers Association and by Professional Speakers Australia only on accomplished speakers who have earned the title by meeting strict criteria.
The letters CSP following a speaker’s name indicates 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 and give you peace of mind.
Success of your meeting or training is judged largely on the calibre, professionalism and appropriateness of the topic and presenter/s you select. Choosing a CSP increases the likelihood 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?
Fewer than 10% of speakers hold this professional designation, approximately 90 CSPs in Australia and 750 worldwide.
Comments from Those Who Hire CSPs
‘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 National Speakers Bureau, Inc.
‘When I have equal speakers, I will take the CSP first over the non-CSP. Yes, CSP does make a difference in selecting speakers.’
Betty E. Garrett, Certified Meeting Professional, Garrett Speakers International
‘CSPs are in a category all their own. They have passed the test of longevity; they have proven themselves.’
Marolyn Wright, Program Resources Speakers Bureau.