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In 2020, John was notified that he had been awarded the title of Competent Speaking Professional (CSP). The CSP designation is the speaking profession’s highest earned international measure of professional platform competence. Less than 18 percent of the speakers worldwide, who belong to the 14 member associations of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF), currently hold this professional designation. The CSP designation is the highest earned status conferred by the prestigious National Speakers Association (NSA). The small number of professionals who have this designation is an indicator of the difficulty required to meet the strict qualifications.

The CSP designation is earned by mastering the four professional competencies adopted by the NSA:

•    Eloquence – The art of speaking and the use of powerful and persuasive presentations.
•    Expertise – Knowledge, skills, and experience in a specific area.
•    Enterprise – The purposeful undertaking of a successful speaking business venture.
•    Ethics – The standards governing the conduct of those in the speaking profession.


Why You Should Hire A CSP?

By earning the CSP designation, meeting professionals, and conference organizers looking to hire the best speaking talent will know this speaker is among the top 17%.  The CSP title shows a speaker’s commitment to the profession, including top-notch speaking ability with a track record of professionalism and success.

With this designation, meeting professionals looking to work with the best speakers will see a commitment to the profession by seeking speakers who are CSPs.  Audiences are demanding excellence, relevance, and eloquence.  By hiring a CSP, a meeting organizer can have increased confidence in the success of their event.

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