“The internalizing and transfer of information has been pivotal throughout human history. It led our ancestors to build stone tools, then communities then agriculture. It built our cities has dispelled our false understandings of our world and universe, it literally evolved our brain and will continue to change every aspect of human existence whether you like it or not.”

Daniel A. Janssen

Professional Speakers Guide

  1. Appendix A: Speakers Resources

In this section you will find a variety or resources to help you grow and understand the speaking business. Lilly Walters 2002 report asked What Seakers Read? Her results showed; Forty-six books were mentioned, with the most valuable book @17.4% being her very own, Speak and Grow Rich by Lilly and Dottie Walters. It is a great place to start along with our recommendations to purchase her 2002 report. Find that @ http://www.walters-intl.com

    1. Professional Speaking Associations:

      1. International Federation for Professional Speakers


This site has been created by NSAA, CAPS and PSA web master Gihan Perera and Max Hitchins. At this time is an experimental site assembled for the benefit of all members of the International Federation For Professional Speakers. (IFPS) However, it is planned that the main beneficiaries of the site will be the incoming committees of speaking chapters around the world affiliated with IFPS.

This URL does not have ‘a home’ at the moment. It is being funded by Max Hitchins, from Australia, as his gift to IFPS. It is proposed to discuss finding a ‘permanent home’ for this site at the next Executive Council Meeting of the International Federation for Professional Speakers. This will be held during the NSA annual convention in Dallas, Texas, USA (July 7th -10th 2001).

      1. Canadian Association of Professional Speakers

(CAPS) http://www.canadianspeakers.org

National Office, 10435 Islington Avenue, Box 294 Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada L0J 1C0

ph: 905-893-1689 — fax: 905-893-2392 email: president@canadianspeakers.org or secretariat@canadianspeakers.org For your local organization visit the website and click on “Chapter Directory”

Our Mission, To help members succeed in their speaking business through: Learning Partnerships; Market Development; and Professional Recognition . . . to add value for the clients we serve.


  • Professional, 20 Fee-Paid Engagements during the past 12 months OR $25,000 in speaking income during the same period. Membership Fee: $400 + $50 initiation fee (+GST)
  • Associate, Must have earned income from a minimum of 10 Fee-Paid Engagements with no time limit. Membership Fee: $400 + $50 initiation fee (+GST)
  • Affiliate – Bureau – Supplier – Saleried Speaker Membership Fee: $400 + $50 initiation fee (+GST)
      1. National Speakers Association

(NSA) http://www.nsaspeaker.org

As the leading organization for experts who speak professionally, NSA provides resources and education to advance the skills, integrity and value of its members and the speaking profession. Whether you are a professional or an aspiring speaker, a meeting or media professional, this site is a portal to the knowledge, connections and inspiration you need. We hope you enjoy your visit and will return often.

      1. Professional Speakers Association


We are a member run organisation dedicated to assisting our members with the development of their business and their skills. We recognise that our membership is a collection of diverse individuals and we support and promote that diversity.

      1. The National Speakers Association of Australia


The National Speakers Association of Australia represents professional speakers throughout Australia. Whether you’re interested in finding a professional speaker for your next speaking function, interested in becoming a member of the NSAA, or you’re already a member, you’re sure to find that our web site has something of interest for you.

      1. National Speakers Association of New Zealand


NSANZ is the association for people who work as professional speakers. Very soon you will be able to log in to our Speakers Directory and search for individual speakers, for topics or for any combination of the above.

      1. American Seminar Leaders Association


ASLA is an organization of seminar and workshop leaders who seek to enhance their professional skills and market their services and products more effectively.

International Coach Federation


The International Coach Federation is the professional association of personal and business coaches that seeks to preserve the integrity of coaching around the globe. ICF helps people find the coach most suitable for their needs. It supports and fosters development of the coaching profession; has programs to maintain and upgrade the standards of the profession; conducts a certification program that is the gold standard for coaches worldwide; and conducts the world’s premier conference and other educational events for coaches.

This post was written by Daniel Janssen.

Daniel A. Janssen

4 Comments on “Professional Speakers Guide”

  1. Dan says:

    Great set of content

    1. Russell says:

      Hey Dan,

      I absolutely agree. This guide is a great help to me and it’s very well organized.

  2. Lena says:

    Look forward to more of his work.

  3. Zangwill says:

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