When your application to join NSANZ has been approved, you can rest assured that this is the start of an exciting journey. We encourage you to attend as many of our events (either live in person, via live stream or through our On-Line Academy).

Make sure that you take heaps of notes and – more importantly – make yourself accountable to put this learning into practice.  Find as many Speaking opportunities as you can possibly get and get the ball rolling.  If you need some help, ask us about the special relationship that we have with Lions.  They are always looking for Speakers and we might be able to help you get on the list of recommended Speakers.  For more information email secretary@NationalSpeakers.org.nz

As you grow in confidence and experience, you can qualify for one of the following accreditation levels available to you:

Accredited Member:

As an Accredited Member, you will need to demonstrate your ability to deliver your craft as well as provide evidence of a growing business revenue stream.  This is accomplished by submitting information for peer review.  We encourage you to start recording your presentations and keeping records of all your paid and unpaid Speaking events.

How to Apply

Accredited Member Application Form

Accredited Member Guidelines and Requirement

Professional Member:

The next rung in the ladder is to be recognised as a Professional Member. Attendance at the NSANZ events has become second nature, you are applying what you are learning and it’s quite likely that you have volunteered to help at a local or national level. You have learned your stagecraft and you are starting to generate regular income from your Speaking and Training business.

How to Apply

NSANZ Professional Member Application

Definition of Speaking Income

Member Declaration of Information Release Form (Employee)

Member Declaration of Information Release Form (Speaker)

Certified Speaking Professional (CSP™)

With a thriving business, you will probably be earning more than $80,000 per annum.  If this is the case, then we encourage you to act now and be recognised at the highest level: as a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP™).

As a member of NSANZ, you can start preparing for the CSP designation. Conferred by either the National Speakers Association (US) or the PSA (Australia), the CSP is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform competence by which you become a Certified Speaking Professional. When you earn your CSP designation, meeting professionals looking to hire the best of the best will see your commitment to the profession, know you have top-notch speaking ability and a track record of professionalism and success.

About 12 percent of the 5,000 + speakers worldwide, who belong to the 15 member associations of the Global Speakers Federation, currently hold this professional designation. This means you’ll be recognised as one of the best in your field and set yourself apart for an even more successful speaking career.

The CSP designation is earned through demonstrating competence in professional standards:

  • Platform skills
  • Business management
  • Education
  • Association

Details of the criteria required and a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) relating to your application for your CSP via NSA (US) can be found here.

Details of the criteria required to apply for your CSP via PSA (Australia) (including the entire process and where to download the relevant documents) can be found here.