NSA Awards and Recognition

The National Speakers Association has several awards and designations to recognize members' professional competence, as well as their contribution to the profession.

CSP — Certified Speaking Professional

This is NSA's only earned professional designation. It is earned through a combination of professional association, professional education, professional performance, and professional business management standards. A CSP is a dedicated professional with a proven track record of consistent speaking excellence.

CPAE — Council of Peers Award for Excellence — Speaker Hall of Fame

This is a lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism. Inductees are evaluated by their peers through a rigorous and demanding process.

Cavett Award

This is NSA's most cherished award. It is presented annually to the member whose accomplishments over the years have elicited credit, respect, honor, and admiration from the association and the speaking profession, and whose actions (in terms of sharing, guiding and inspiring other members) most closely parallel the illustrious career of our founder, Cavett Robert, CSP, CPAE.

Nationally Recognized Members

The following NSA/NC members have been recognized by NSA:

Janelle Barlow
Janelle Barlow
PhD, CSP
John Drebinger
John W. Drebinger Jr.
CHt, CSP
Patricia Fripp
Patricia Fripp
CSP, CPAE
Cavett Award
Allen Klein
Allen Klein
CSP
Michael Lee
Michael Soon Lee
CSP
Marilyn Manning
Marilyn Manning
PhD, CMC, CSP
Rebecca Morgan
Rebecca Morgan
CMC, CSP
Mike Robbins
Mike Robbins
CSP
Joyce Turley
Joyce Turley
MEd, CSP
Linda Vanderwold
Linda Vanderwold
CSP
Matt Weinstein
Matt Weinstein
CPAE