You have been in the industry for awhile, you are making some good money and you are an active member of a Global Speakers Federation Association. It is time to apply for Certified Speaking Professional. But how do you do it and what does it mean.
Following a presentation I gave at both the NSAA Convention and the APSS Convention, there have been requests for some of the material that was delivered. You can get a copy of the slide deck used here.
The important thing to note is that as at May 2015 only NSAA and NSA are eligible to process CSP applications.
For NSAA (Australia) details and application process, visit here.
For NSA (USA) details and application process, visit here.
To make things easier for you, if you are a member of a GSF Association that is NOT NSA or NSAA and you are thinking what is the better method to get your CSP, here is a document that directly compares their processes. While they are similar there are some minor differences. Mainly, the NSAA process requires a minimum amount of your presentations to be Keynotes where the NSA requirements do not include this.
If you meet all the requirements of the CSP and you also speak in over nine of the 22 different regions recognised by the UN, you may also be interested in applying for the CSPGlobal Certification. You can discover more about the requirements here on the GSF website.
Should you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.