SASHoF Nomination

The Southern Africa Speakers Hall of Fame Award – Nomination Form


Induction of an expert in to the Southern Africa Speaker Hall of Fame is a lifetime achievement award. It recognises overall high levels of success, and is the second highest honour of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa. The SASHoF reflects outstanding success in the field of professional keynote speaking and reflects extraordinary acknowledgement, respect and admiration of the members of the PSASA, and by default of the speaking industry as a whole.

Evaluation Criteria

Inductees need to meet all of these requirement:

  • Must be a Professional PSASA member, in good standing, with at least 5 years’ unbroken membership at the time of nomination
  • Must display excellent presentation performance as a keynote speaker and must demonstrate high levels of content delivery
  • Must be a full time career professional keynote speaker for a minimum of 7 years at the time of nomination deriving a minimum of 50% of their total income from professional keynote speaking fees (whilst inductees may have other streams of income, and even hold other vocations or careers, such other activities should be in addition to them being a full time career professional speaker)
  • Must derive an additional 35% or more of their total income from other activities as a presenter, and / or from sales on products (including licence fees, royalties, and the likes) related to and in support of their endeavours as a professional keynote speaker
  • Must be a citizen or a permanent resident of South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Angola, Zambia, Mozambique or Madagascar
  • Must demonstrate the four E’s – Expertise, Eloquence, Ethics, Enterprise in all business dealings and conduct
  • Is seen as an icon by other keynote speakers in their country of residence and must be an example to others
  • Must be approachable by fellow speakers (within reason) and must demonstrate an interest and contribution in developing and mentoring young talent in their local keynote speaking industry
  • Must display/demonstrate at least 6 of the following 8 professional characteristics:
    • overall professionalism,
    • proven business acumen,
    • presentable image,
    • unique style,
    • effective communicator,
    • successful products,
    • marketing ingenuity,
    • effective electronic presence

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