Certified Speaking Professional
Fewer than 800 National Speaker Association members world wide hold the CSP designation.
In the past 40 years, less than 1 out of 5 members of the National Speakers Association have been able to earn the CSP designation.
Tanis Roeder, CSP
The small number of professional speakers who have earned the CSP designation speaks to the difficulty of meeting the qualifying criteria.
WHAT IS A CSP
The National Speakers Association (NSA) only awards the CSP designation to speakers who have proven themselves deserving of it by passing stringent requirements. The Certified Speaking Professional designation, established in 1980, is the speaking industry’s international measure of professional platform skill. The letters CSP after a speaker's name indicate that they are a professional speaker with a demonstrated history of grasping and providing high value from the platform.
WHY HIRE A CSP
Your audience will evaluate the effectiveness of your meetings and events based on the topics covered, the caliber of the speakers presenting them, and their professionalism. If the speakers fail to connect with the audience and make their points come to life for them, even the most important themes will be overlooked. One approach to make the most of the potential meetings offer for motivating and educating attendees is by selecting a CSP. CSP(s) are presenters who have proven their power to captivate and hold listeners' attention, vividly illustrate important topics, and create an impact that will inspire participants to put what they've heard—and remembered—into practice.
WHAT BEING A CSP MEANS TO TANIS ROEDER, CSP
Since my first NSA conference when I watched people walk across the giant stage and get the CSP medal placed around their necks, I knew deep down that I would someday join their ranks. It’s similar to how athletes visualize themselves winning a game, I visualized myself being recognized as one of the top speakers in the industry. Now that I’ve earned my CSP, it feels like a major milestone, almost a lifetime achievement, although I’m optimistic I have many years left to make an impact!