Friday, July 20, 2012

Congrats to all the Speakers who earned their CSP!!

Congrats to all the Speakers who earned their CSP!! We are SO proud of each of you! This is a huge accomplishment!

Press release from NSA: []

The National Speakers Association Certifies 25 Speaking Professionals
by Andrea DiMickele | Jun 15, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Andrea DiMickele, Manager of Marketing
(480) 968-2552

The National Speakers Association Certifies 25 Speaking Professionals
(TEMPE, Ariz. -- June 15, 2012) The National Speakers Association (NSA), the leading organization for professional speakers, is proud announce that 25 professional speakers have earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation in 2012.

Established in 1980, the CSP is the speaking profession's international measure of speaking experience and skill. Fewer than 10 percent of the speakers who belong to the Global Speakers Federation (GSF) hold this professional designation.

The CSP designation is conferred by the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the Global Speakers Federation (GSF) only on accomplished professional speakers who have earned it by meeting strict criteria. CSPs must document a proven track record of continuing speaking experience and expertise as well as a commitment to ongoing education, outstanding client service and ethical behavior. The 2012 class of CSPs will be honored during a ceremony on July 15 at the Annual NSA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.

"The Certified Speaking Professional certification is recognized by the meetings industry as a measure of platform competence," says 2011-12 NSA President Laura Stack, CSP, MBA. "If you hold the CSP designation, meeting planners know you are a top-notch speaker and have a track record of professionalism and success."

The 2012 Class of Certified Speaking Professionals:

  • Eric Adler, CSP, Grub im Wienerwald, Austria
  • Randy L. Anderson, CSP, Lubbock, Texas
  • Emily M. Ballance, CSP, MEd, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Christopher G. Bauer, CSP, Ph.D., Nashville, Tenn.
  • Gerard Braud, CSP, Mandeville, La.
  • Graeme Codrington, CSP, DBA, London, United Kingdom
  • Justin Cohen, CSP, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Zach Davis, CSP, Gerestried, Germany
  • Ubong Essien, CSP, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Susan G. Fitzell, CSP, Manchester, N.H.
  • Laurie Flasko, CSP, Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada
  • Shari L. Harley, CSP, M.A., Denver, Colo.
  • Patrick W. Henry, CSP, Burlington, N.C.
  • Chris Johnson, CSP, Haslett, Mich.
  • Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, CSP, Ph.D., Atlanta, Ga.
  • Ghislaine Labelle, CSP, M.Ps., CHRP, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Judson P. Laipply, CSP, Lakewood, Ohio
  • Lisa Leitch, CSP, CSP (Certified Sales Professional), Norwich, Ontario, Canada
  • Chris McIntyre, CSP, San Diego, Calif.
  • Christine Morlet, CSP, Paris, France
  • Jessica Pettitt, CSP, Eureka, Calif.
  • Jon Petz, CSP, Powell, Ohio
  • Kathleen M. Randall, CSP, Cameron, Mo.
  • Wolfgang Riebe, CSP, Ph.D., Cape Town, South Africa
  • Liz Weber, CSP, CMC, MBA, Greencastle, Pa.

For more information on the CSP designation, please call NSA headquarters at (4480) 968-2552, or visit our website at

The National Speakers Association (NSA) is the leading organization for professional speakers. NSA's thousands of members include experts in a variety of industries and disciplines, who reach audiences as trainers, educators, humorists, motivators, consultants, authors and more. Since 1973, NSA has provided resources and education designed to advance the skills, integrity and value of its members and the speaking profession.

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