What is CSP? The Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation is the speaking industry's international measure of speaking experience and skill. CSP is conferred by the National Speakers Association on those who have earned it by meeting strict criteria. The letters CSP following a speaker's name indicate a speaking professional with proven experience who knows how to deliver client satisfaction.
Why Hire a CSP? It will make your job easier! The success of your meeting will be judged largely on the caliber and professionalism of the presenter you select. Choosing a CSP maximizes your opportunity of providing a speaker with a message that will focus, elevate and enhance the mission of your meeting and stick firmly in the memories, attitudes and action plans of your attendees.
Other Reasons CSPs are a Big Deal: Only about 12% of speakers worldwide hold this professional designation. Each CSP has received excellent ratings from past clients on professional performance evaluations. In addition, sufficient financial income from speaking professionally confirms the value clients place on the CSP's expertise.
"CSP is an insurance policy toward the meeting planner's success. The CSP designator is a qualifier in the mind of the astute planner."
Brad Plumb, CMP, National Speakers Bureau, Inc.