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NSA's Eight Professional Competencies
Professional Awareness

Professional Relationships

Topic Development

Platform Mechanics

Presenting and Performing

Authorship and Product Development

Sales and Marketing

Managing the Business
These competencies guide the selection of program topics for NSA's annual Convention, Workshops and Labs. In addition to giving direction to the content of its publications, the Eight Professional Competencies guide the activities of many NSA committees and councils. The Competencies also serve as the core curriculum for NSAÕs Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) program. The CSP represents a level of mastery and excellence to which all professional speakers should aspire.

NSA Past President, Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE, deserves special recognition for his initial work in creating the Professional Competencies and his continuous support of the Professional Development activities of NSA.

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