Speaker Training

The First Ten Seconds Are Critical

When you’re telling a story as part of your presentation, you need to set the stage for it in the first ten seconds. Your audience has a very short attention span, and if you begin a story with a long,…

Speaker Training

Have A Plan B for Everything

I don’t use PowerPoint very often, but I will if it enhances the material I’m about to deliver. I also prepare another version of the same presentation, only this one doesn’t require the visuals. I do this in case I…

Speaker Training

Don’t Worry About Being Perfect

For my entire life, I’ve been a musician. I’ve played in bands since I was very young and have traveled the country performing live on stage and recording in studios. My best friend, Dave, was always with me in these…

Speaker Training

Decide what stories to tell

Think about your life for a moment. What are your core values? What is the one message you would want to share with this world on your death bed? Who are you, really? What do you stand for? For what…

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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.