What Do Your Awards from the National Speakers Association Mean?

What Do Your Awards from the National Speakers Association Mean?

By Patricia Fripp 

Frripp winning the Cavett in1996 & new  CPAEs
Frripp winning the Cavett in1996 & new CPAEs

My executive speech coaching client and meeting planners often ask me “What do your credentials from the National Speakers Association mean?”

In case you are interested here is the official answer as advertised by the NSA. As you know, certifications and professional credentials give our clients confidence and us a professional edge. 

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.

Patricia Fripp earned this designation in 1981!

CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame    
The Council of Peers Award for Excellence or Speaker Hall of Fame is to honor professional speakers who have reached the top echelon of platform excellence. Admission into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame is a lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism. Inductees are evaluated by their peers through a rigorous and demanding process. Each candidate must excel in seven categories: material, style, experience, delivery, image, professionalism and communication. The award is not based on celebrity status, number of speeches, amount of income or volunteer involvement in NSA.

Patricia Fripp earned this award in 1983!

The Cavett Award is NSA’s most cherished award. It is presented annually to the member whose accomplishments over the years have reflected outstanding credit, respect, honor and admiration in 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.

Patricia Fripp received this honor in 1996. You can see in the photo. The same evening the new CPAEs are Scott McKain, Bert Decker, Roger Crawford, and John Patrick Dolan. Scott McKain, Bert Decker, Roger Crawford are all members with Patricia Fripp of  the very prestigious Speakers Roundtable.

Speakers Roundtable members are America’s most in-demand motivational speakers, professional speakers, and keynote speakers. Members include business experts, award-winning professional speakers, authors, speech coaches, and business consultants. 

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