Jess, What does “CSP” After Your Name Mean?

Certified Speaking Professional…  Often I get asked, what do those letters mean?

What is a Certified Speaking Professional?
What is a CSP?

The Certified Speaking Professional designation, established in 1980, is the speaking industry’s international measure of professional platform skill. The CSP designation is conferred by the National Speakers Association (NSA) only on those speakers who have earned it by meeting strict qualifying criteria. The letters CSP following a speaker’s name identify that speaker as a speaking professional with a proven track record for understanding and delivering value from the platform.

Why Should You Hire a CSP?

Clients and audience members will assess the success of your programs based on the relevance of the topics addressed and the caliber and professionalism of the speakers who present them. Even the most relevant topics will go unnoticed if the speakers fail to connect with, and bring their messages to life for, audience members. Choosing a CSP is one way of maximizing the opportunity meetings provide for inspiring and instructing participants. CSP(s) are speakers who have demonstrated their ability to capture and hold audience members’ attention, bring key topics to life and leave impressions that will lead participants to implement what they’ve heard—and remembered.

How Many CSP(s) Are There?

Less than 1% of professional speakers worldwide hold this designation. That is less than 1000 people. That number represents just over 10% of the membership of the National Speakers Association. The small number of professional speakers who have earned the CSP designation speaks to the difficulty of meeting the qualifying criteria.

What Are The Qualifying Criteria?

  • Present a minimum of 250 professional speaking engagements with this same 10-year period and provide data on at least $250,000 of training or speaking sold.
  • Submit testimonial letters from clients served
  • A Committee will watch a video of a recent presentation and vote to move the candidate forward
  • Receive excellent ratings from past clients on professional performance evaluations
  • Continue education in the professional speaking field through NSA’s many educational programs
  • Maintain membership in NSA and subscribe to its Code of Professional Ethics

 

 

 

 

Avatar About Jess Todtfeld

Jess Todtfeld has been a TV producer, reporter, host. He is currently President of Success In Media, Inc. providing media training and presentation training to Fortune 500 companies, the U.N., Celebrities, experts and authors.

Jess puts himself in the hot seat as well. He has appeared on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, MTV, BBC, CNN and FOX News. He set a Guinness Record for being interviewed the most times in 24 hours ... 112. Need a Speaker for an Upcoming Conference or Convention?
Watch Jess' work as a speaker: www.JessTodtfeld.com

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