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Certified Speaking Professional

csp Doug Dvorak is a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional)
Doug Dvorak earned his Certified Speaking Professional designation through the National Speakers Association (NSA) early in his speaking career. The certified speaking professional is the hallmark of the expert who speaks professionally.

What is the Certified Speaking Professional?
The Certified Speaking Professional designation, established in 1980, is the speaking industry’s international measure of professional platform skill.

The Certified Speaking Professional is conferred by the National Speakers Association (NSA) only on those accomplished speakers who have earned it by meeting strict criteria.

The letters certified speaking professional 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 Certified Speaking Professional?
It will make your job easier! The success of your meeting will be judged largely on the caliber, professionalism and appropriateness of the topic and presenter(s) you select. Choosing a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) will maximize 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 your attendees.

How Many certified speaking professionals Are There?
Less than 8% of NSA’s 3500+ members hold this professional designation.

What Benefit Does a Certified Speaking Professional Bring to Your Meeting?

A certified speaking professional brings a proven track record of continuing speaking experience and expertise. certified speaking professional's are committed to ongoing education, outstanding service and ethical behavior. certified speaking professional's offer wide varieties of approaches, topics and styles. Only you can determine which speaker will best fit your needs. A Certified Speaking Professional provides a solid place with which to begin your search.

What are the Criteria to Become a Certified Speaking Professional?
  1. 1. Every certified speaking professional must… Maintain membership in NSA and subscribe to its Code of Professional Ethics.
  2. 2. Serve a minimum of 100 different clients within 5 years.
  3. 3. Present a minimum of 250 professional speaking engagements within this same 5-year period.
  4. 4. Submit testimonial letters from clients served.
  5. 5. Submit professionally prepared promotional materials.
  6. 6. Receive excellent ratings from past clients on professional performance evaluations.
  7. 7. Continue education in the professional speaking field through NSA’s many educational programs.

The National Speakers Association
NSA is an international association of more than 3500 members dedicated to the art and value of experts who speak professionally. For more than 30 years, NSA has provided its membership with resources and education designed to enhance business acumen and impact through programming that helps audience members and organizations positively address the way they work and live, change and adapt, compete and lead, prosper and perform. The certified speaking professional certification is NSA’s indication that you are booking a committed professional who has history of success with many audiences.

What Do People Who Hire Speakers Say aboutdougdvorak the certified speaking professional?
“When I see the certified speaking professional designation, I recognize it as the hallmark of a speaking professional who has met the impressive and high expectations required to earn the certification. Our audiences have never been disappointed in the powerful, relevant messages delivered in educational sessions conducted by certified speaking professionals.”
Nancy A. Woolever, PHR Society of Human Resource Management

“certified speaking professional is an insurance policy toward the meeting planner’s success. The certified speaking professional designation is a qualifier in the mind of the astute planner.” Brad Plumb, 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 certified speaking professional first over the non-certified speaking professional. Yes, certified speaking professional does make a difference in the meetings industry.”
Marilyn Wright, Program Resources