Certified Speaking Professional

International Measure of Professional Platform Skill

Acronym = CSP

Award Details

The Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, conferred by the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation, is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform skill.

The CSP designation is earned through demonstrating competence in a combination of standards:

  • Professional platform skills;
  • Professional business management;
  • Professional education; and
  • Professional association.

Speakers must be members of PSASA or another GSF organization for at least three years and complete a rigorous application process to earn the CSP designation.

Professional speakers who have earned the CSP designation bring a proven track record of experience and expertise to your meeting.

Award Requirements

As speakers go through the five-year process of becoming certified, they are required to:

  • Receive excellent ratings from past clients on performance evaluations
  • Demonstrate that they serve a wide variety of clients
  • Take part in ongoing education
  • Perform and document hundreds of presentations
  • Submit testimonial letters from their clients and
  • Provide samples of their promotional materials.

In Short – It is the equivalent of a Doctorate Degree in Professional Speaking.

Our Certified Speaking Professionals (CSPs)

The PSASA is indeed proud to have a few of its members who have achieved this status and they are:-

Douglas Kruger CSP, professional speaker

2018
Douglas Kruger
CSP

Celynn Erasmus Morin – 2017

2017
Celynn Erasmus Morin
CSP

(Past Member)

Nikki Bush CSP – 2016

2016
Nikky Bush
CSP, SASHoF

Sharon King CSP – 2014

2014
Sharon King
CSP

Haydee Antezana CSP – 2014

2014
Haydee Antezana
CSP

(Past Member)

Dr. Wolfgang Riebe CSP, 2012

2012
Dr. Wolfganag Riebe
CSP

(Past Member)

Dr. Graeme Codrington CSPGlobal 2012

2012
Dr. Graeme Codrington
CSP, PSAE, Honorary FPSA
Global Speaking Fellow

Justin Cohen CSP 2011

2012
Justin Cohen
CSP, SASHoF

Billy Selekane CSP 2011

2011
Billy Selekane
CSP, SASHoF,
SAEHoF

Steph du Plessis 2013 winner of SdPFA

2010
Stef du Plessis
SASH0F, SdFPA
Global Speaking Fellow

Annie Greeff 2010 winner of SdPFA

2010
Annie Greeff
CSP
(1953 – 2013)

Paul du Toit 2009 winner of SdPFA

2008
Paul du Toit
CSP, SdPFA, SASHoF, Honorary FPSA
Global Speaking Fellow

Anton van der Post CSP - 1982

1982
Anton van der Post
CSP