Speaker Training

Listen To the Stage

Just as one room feels different from another, the sound also carries differently. The sound in a room can be affected by countless factors, including the type of carpet on the floor, the height of the ceiling, the existence and…

Speaker Training

Feel the Room

Have you ever noticed how all rooms have their own feel? There’s a facility in Ottawa where I hold many events. This facility holds three conference rooms. The room we’ll use for our event depends on the expected number of…

Speaker Training

Look At the Room

Being told to, “Look at the room” might sound ridiculously simple, but there’s a good explanation for this. One thing that can throw a speaker off their game immediately is the shock of looking into a sea of faces looking…

Speaker Training

Remember To Repeat

Begin with the goal and work your way backward. In my book, I explore the process of building your presentation from the end. Begin with the goal and work your way backward. During your talk or presentation, repeat key points…

Speaker Training

Take a Leap of Faith

The reason you’re the one on stage is because you have something to say, right? But often, our ego jumps in the way, and we begin thinking more about whether people like us, rather than whether our message is getting…

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What is 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. Only about 12% of the top professional speakers around the world hold this distinction.