Look for the CSP!
Good news and bad news… I got my paperwork today for my renewal of my CSP.
The Certified Speaking Professional is the highest earned designation of the National Speakers Association. It is the meeting planners mark of excellence. In order to earn it, a speaker has to have a long list of happy clients, earned a certain amount of money (which supposedly proves that we’ve done a bunch of work at a pro level) and had our clients back up our professionalism and excellence.
The good news is that it’s an honor; it’s also a royal pain in the butt because of the paperwork. (The bad news.)
Now I find that I’ll have to go through a re-certification process. Oye.
I’ll do it… it’s worth it. I think my clients appreciate the CSP.. it helps them know we are pros.
But still… oye!
I just got back from… get ready to be jealous… Parsons, Kansas where I was a motivational humorist speaker for the Labette County Medical Center.
For whatever reason, I’ve done a ton of work speaking in the health care world, and was happy to go to Parsons. This was a group of good people.
I met one guy who called that section of rural Kansas “God’s Country.” Like many of the hospital staff there, he was born and bred in SW Kansas. I can tell you this: if that room was representative of the population of SW Kansas, I can see the draw. They were some really great people. Special people.
No wonder folks who grow up there stay; it’s a nice place.
We did a Doctor’s Appreciation event at the (again, get jealous…) Parsons Country Club. It was a beautiful venue, and I gotta say, I was just blown away by the whole event.
If that group of medical and health care professionals had half as good a time as I did, we should be ok.
Thanks so much for having me folks! It was a hoot!