Certified Speaking Professional
What is CSP?
The Certified Speaking Professional designation, established in 1980, is the speaking industry's international measure of professional platform skill. CSP is conferred by the National Speakers Association (NSA) 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.
|Why Should You Hire a CSP?||It makes you job
easier! The success of your meeting will be judged largely on the
caliber, professionalism and appropriateness of the topic and presenters 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
|2003 NSA President Stephen Tweed congratulates Jim for earning the CSP.|
|How Many CSPs Are There?||Less that 10% of
speakers who belong to the International Federation for Professional
Speakers hold this professional designation. That's approximately 600
|Comments from Those Who Hire Speakers:||"CSP is an
insurance policy toward the meeting planner's success. The CSP
designator is a qualifier in the mind of the astute planner."
North American Speakers Bureau, Inc.
|"I am a CMP
(Certified Meeting Professional). I believe strongly in designations.
It says you are committed to the profession. 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, CMP
Garrett Speakers International
|"You know they
(CSPs) have achieved a certain discipline that puts them in a category all
their own...they have passed the test of longevity; they have proven
themselves. It makes a difference today and will continue to make a
difference in the meeting planning industry."
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