SA Speaker Hall of Fame

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.

The SASHoF inductee is a professional keynote presenter who demonstrates the very highest level of platform skills, and delivers educational experiences of consistently high quality and originality.

Induction into the SASHoF is a lifetime award for excellence and professionalism keynote speaking. The award is not based on celebrity status. Neither is it based on number of presentations, or a requirement to meet a minimum level of fee earnings – but, given the qualifying criteria, SASHoF inductees are likely to have a busy calendar as a keynote speaker, and they are also likely to demand top-tier fees per engagement, which is likely to add up to significant annual fee income form their activities as a keynote speaker.

This award acknowledges presenters who, as keynote speakers, have demonstrated excellence whilst speaking to diverse audiences over many years of professional speaking. Whether or not inductees additionally include any other manner of delivery in their repertoire is inconsequential.

Inductees have a breadth of experience of presenting to different cultures and demographics.

Inductees are evaluated by their peers through a rigorous and demanding process.

  • 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

 

Previously Awarded

The PSASA is indeed proud of its members who have achieved this award and they are:

Siphiwe Moyo

Siphiwe Moyo

SASHoF 2021

Arthur Goldstuck

SASHoF 2020

Steve Barnett

SASHoF 2020
Nikki Bush

Nikki Bush

SASHoF 2019
SASHoF, CSP

Quinton Coetzee

SASHoF 2018

Grant Driver

SASHoF 2018
SASHoF, SAEHoF

Paul du Toit

SASHoF 2017
SdPFA, SASHoF, SASEHoF, CSP, CVP
Douglas Kruger CSP, professional speaker

Douglas Kruger

SASHoF 2016
SASHoF, SASEHoF, CSP
Gavin Sharples

Gavin Sharples

SASHoF 2015
Richard Mulvey - SASHoF

Richard Mulvey

SASHoF 2015
SdPFA, SASHoF, SAEHoF

Dr Graeme Codrington

SASHoF 2014
SASHoF, CSP, GSF

Michael Jackson

SASHoF 2014
Clive Simpkins

Clive Simpkins

SASHoF 2013
SdPFA, SASHoF

Justin Cohen

SASHoF 2013
SASHoF, CSP
Billy Selekane

Billy Selekane

SASHoF 2012
SASHoF, SAEHoF, CSP
Stef du Plessis - Speaker

Stef du Plessis

SASHoF 2011
SdPFA, SASHoF, GSF, CSP

Dr Michael Mol

SASHoF 2011

Bishop Desmond Tutu

SASHoF 2010

Gary Bailey

SASHoF 2010

Anton van der Post

SASHoF 2009
SASHoF, CSP
Clem Sunter

Clem Sunter

SASHoF 2009
Ian Thomas

Ian Thomas

SASHoF 2008

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