Aug. 13, 2000–Tuscaloosa, AL native, June Cline, a nationally known humorist and founder of The Court Jesters Club (www.junecline.com), was awarded the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation at the National Speakers Association’s National Convention in Washington, D.C., on August 6. The CSP designation, established in 1980 by the U.S. -based National Speakers Association (NSA), is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform skill. Today, the CSP is conferred throughout the International Federation for Professional Speakers only on those who have earned it by meeting strict criteria, including:
- Serving at least 100 different clients within a 5-year period
- Presenting at least 250 professional speaking engagements within the same 5-year period
- Submitting testimonial letters from clients served
- Receiving excellent ratings from past clients on professional performance evaluations
In addition to their proven track record of continued speaking experience and expertise, CSPs are committed to ongoing education, outstanding service and ethical behavior. Fewer than seven percent of the 5,000 speakers who belong to the International Federation for Professional Speakers hold this professional designation.
NSA is an international association dedicated to advancing the art and value of experts who speak professionally. For more than 27 years, NSA has provided resources and education to enhance the business acumen and platform performance of professional speakers.
For more information contact National Speakers Association, Tempe, AZ. Tel. 480-968-2552.