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Posted on July 30, 2012 | CapCitySpeakers | Frequently Asked Questions

I see initials after some speaker's names, such as CSP or CPAE. What do they represent?

Great question! The National Speakers Association (NSA) is the speaker industry's international measure of speaker experience and skill.

In 1980, the NSA established the Certified Speaker Professional (CSP) designation. The only earned credential of the NSA, it is ...


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Posted on July 24, 2012 | CapCitySpeakers | Planning a Meeting

Know Your Audience, the Goals and Objectives of the Meeting, and a Budget Range when Choosing a Speaker

We book hundreds of talks each year for a wide variety of groups-Fortune 500 companies, national and state associations, healthcare groups and not-for-profits. We have found, in our 19+ years in business, one crucial aspect required to deliver the ideal speaker-invest 30 minutes up front to gather important information.

Many times clients and prospects will tell us a colleague or friend heard a speaker and the meeting planner wants to book him or her based on the recommendation. Although the speaker may be outstanding, after a series of questions, the planner may realize other speakers could be a better fit. ...


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