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National Speakers Association (NSA) is the leading organization for experts who
speak professionally. NSA's 4,000 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 speaking
Visit NSA's Web site at www.nsaspeaker.org.
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Speakers Association Certifies
26 New Speaking Professionals
(TEMPE, Ariz. -- July 30, 2001) The National
Speakers Association (NSA), the leading organization for experts who speak
professionally, conferred its Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation
on 26 speaking experts at its 2001 Convention,
July 7-10, in Dallas, Texas.
in 1980, the CSP designation serves as an international measure of
professional platform skill and proven speaking experience.
To qualify, candidates must
meet a combination of educational, professional and performance standards.
less than eight percent of all worldwide members have earned this prestigious
"The CSP is the highest earned designation in the speaking
profession," says 2000-01
NSA President Chris Clarke-Epstein, CSP. "It recognizes a commitment to proven experience,
ongoing education and ethical behavior."
NSA requires that CSP candidates serve at least 100 different clients, give a
of 250 presentations and earn at least $250,000 in speaking fees, all within a
period. In addition, they must also
earn at least 32 educational credits.
your CSP takes a tremendous amount of commitment. To be part of such an exclusive list of speakers who have
earned this designation demonstrates to a meeting planner that the speaker has
withstood the test of time and competency," says Epstein.
For more information on the CSP designation, please call NSA headquarters at
(480) 968-2552, or visit our Web site at www.nsaspeaker.org.
The 2001 Class of Certified Speaking
George R. Bell, CSP, Winston-Salem, NC.
Judy Buch, CSP, Tolland, CT.
George W. Campbell, CSP, BS, Norman, OK.
Landy Chase, CSP, MBA, CSE, Charlotte, NC.
Ron P. Culberson, CSP, MSW, Herndon, VA.
Robert E. Frare, CSP, White Plains, NY.
Paul S. Goldner, CSP, Katonah, NY.
Jennifer Esperante Gunter, CSP, Santa Rosa, CA.
Jeffrey K. Hansler, CSP, Huntington Beach, CA.
Ed Hearn, CSP, Lenexa, KS.
Jeff S. Justice, CSP, Atlanta, GA.
Valerie Cade Lee, CSP, Calgary, AB, Canada
Maryellen Lipinski, CSP, EdD, Sapphire, NC.
Donna M. Long, CSP, PhD, Kissimmee, FL.
Rick L. Metzger, CSP, Monclova, OH.
Billy H. Riggs, CSP, Mdiv, MAR, Austin, TX.
Greg Risberg, CSP, MSW, Elmhurst, IL.
Patt Schwab, CSP, PhD, Seattle, WA.
Jean Houston Shore, CSP, Roswell, GA.
Peter B. Stark, CSP, San Diego, CA.
Linda Tarrant, CSP, Toronto, Canada
Pamela Vaccaro, CSP, MA, St. Louis, MO.
Linda B. Vanderwold, CSP, Sacramento, CA.
Desi Williamson, CSP, Minneapolis, MN.
Jeff C. Yalden, CSP, Greenville, NH.
James A. Ziegler, CSP, Norcross, GA.
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Speakers Association Announces
2001 CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame(r) Inductees
(TEMPE, Ariz. - July 30, 2001) The
National Speakers Association (NSA), the leading organization for experts who
speak professionally, inducted five new professional speakers into the CPAE
Speaker Hall of Fame(r) at its 2001 Convention, July 7-10, in Dallas, Texas.
Established in 1977, the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) is a
lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism given to speakers who
have been evaluated by their peers and judged to have mastered 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 involvement in NSA.
John W. Alston, MS, CSP, CPAE, of Los Angeles, CA., is a keynote speaker
and trainer who uses humor to assist people in cultivating the attitude and
skills necessary for personal development and professional improvement.
Alston has been an author and professional speaker for 20 years and was
the founder and director of the American Institute of Stress Management in
Karyn L. Buxman, CSP, CPAE, of Hannibal, Missouri, is a humorist and
internationally recognized expert in therapeutic humor.
Buxman is president of HUMORx, co-founder of World Laughter Tour, Inc.,
an active member of the American Association for Therapeutic Humor, the
International Society of Humor Studies, the National Speakers Association,
and is author of This Won't Hurt a Bit!
McInnes-Smith, CSP, CPAE, of Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia, is a
keynote speaker and a best-selling author of seven books.
Her presentations on peak performance, customer service and team building
have positioned McInnes-Smith as one of the most in-demand speakers in
Australia. McInnes-Smith is a former National President of the
Speakers Association of Australia.
Alan J. Parisse, CSP, CPAE, of Boulder, Colorado, was named "One of the
Speakers for the 21st Century" by Successful Meetings magazine in 1999.
As a former career investment executive and marketing professional, he
assists companies in placing
their organizational problems in historical and philosophical context. Parisse is also an author and has been a member of NSA since
C. Richard Weylman, CSP, CPAE, of Boca Grande, FL., is president of
Richard Weylman, Inc., a Florida based consulting firm where he now passes on
his business savvy to sales
and marketing professionals and entrepreneurs worldwide. Weylman is the author of
Opening Closed Doors, Keys to Reaching Hard-to-Reach People, has served on the
of Directors for several non-profit organizations and has developed several
highly successful companies including an award-winning Rolls Royce dealership
and The Robb Report, an internationally-known magazine publishing group.
"These professionals are outstanding additions to the CPAE Speaker Hall of
Fame," said 2000-2001 NSA President Chris Clarke-Epstein, CSP.
"Each one brings a wealth of experience and expertise to their work,
and they all deserve to be recognized for their contributions to this
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Zig Ziglar with 2001 Cavett Award
Ariz. -- July 30, 2001) The National Speakers Association (NSA), the leading
organization for experts who speak professionally, presented Zig Ziglar, CPAE,
2001 Cavett Award at the NSA Convention, July 7-10, in Dallas, Texas.
recognized for a career of outstanding commitment and excellence in the speaking
The Cavett Award is the highest honor NSA bestows on its members.
It is presented annually to a professional speaker whose accomplishments
over the years have reflected outstanding credit, respect, honor and admiration
in NSA and the speaking profession.
The award is named after NSA's late founder, Cavett Robert, CSP, CPAE,
whose illustrious career helped guide and inspire many NSA members.
the Cavett Award is the ultimate honor in prestige in the speaking profession,
this recognition by my peers touches me deeply," said Ziglar.
"I am humbly grateful for this
honor and to have received it in Dallas, with my family in attendance, made it
speaker and author, Zig Ziglar, CPAE, has an appeal that transcends the barriers
of age, culture and occupation. Since 1970, he has traveled more than five
million miles across the world delivering life improvement messages and
cultivating the energy of change. Ziglar has been recognized three times in the
Congressional Record of the United States for his work with youth in the drug
war and for his dedication to America and the free enterprise system.
An NSA member since 1974, Ziglar is also a member of the CPAE Speaker Hall of
Fame. Established in 1977, the
Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) is a lifetime award conferred by
NSA for speaking excellence and professionalism given to speakers who have been
evaluated by their peers and judged to have mastered seven categories: material,
style, experience, delivery, image, professionalism and communication.
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Named 2001 Meeting Partner of the Year
(TEMPE, Ariz. - July 30, 2001) The National Speakers Association (NSA), the
leading organization for experts who speak professionally, honored Dan Maddux as
Meeting Partner of the Year at NSA's 2001 Convention, July 7-10, in Dallas,
NSA's Meeting Partner of the Year Award is given annually to a professional who
builds strong ties within the meetings industry and fosters relationships with
speakers. Additionally, Maddux was
selected for the leadership, education and integrity
he has brought to the meetings industry.
"Receiving the Meeting Partner of the Year Award from the National Speakers
will always remain one of the most rewarding and exciting privileges that I've
experienced as an association executive," says Maddux.
"I am proud to be an associate member of NSA and am very
appreciative of the quality and integrity that NSA members represent."
Maddux currently serves as Executive Director/CEO of the American Payroll
Association (APA). Since its
conception nearly 20 years ago, the APA has grown into one of the most respected
professional associations in the world due to Maddux's visions. He has performed every aspect of meeting planning at the
association, forging lasting partnerships with speakers and hospitality
entities. He oversees the
successful execution of more than 300 conferences and educational meetings a
willingly shares his leadership expertise with groups around the globe wishing
to emulate the success of the APA in developing payroll training and promoting
the payroll profession within their own countries. APA is the leader in education, publications and training for
the payroll industry, with more than 20,000 members.
"Over the years, Dan Maddux has proven the power of partnerships between
meeting professionals and speakers. This
award is NSA's opportunity to share with the meetings industry what many of our
members have known for a long time. Dan
exemplifies meeting professionals at their very best!" says 2000-2001 NSA
President, Chris Clarke-Epstein, CSP.
As the 2001 Professional Meeting Partner of the Year, Maddux joins previous
award-winners Tom McWilliams, CCUE, CMP, of the Mississippi Credit Union;
Colleen Rickenbacher, CMP, of the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau; Karen
Lewis Clarke, CMP, of the Million Dollar Round Table; Sheilah Harrison of the
American Financial Services Association; Jean Baier of Miller Freedman; Ed
Griffin, Jr., CAE, of Meeting Professionals International; Marilyn Monroe, CAE,
of the Texas Society of Association Executives; and Susan Sarfati, CAE, of the
Greater Washington Society of Association Executives.
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