The CSP Strategy – Why it’s important, What to do to get it & How to Leverage it

The CSP Strategy – Why it’s important, What to do to get it & How to Leverage it

What does having a CSP mean? What is your journey to obtaining this sought after and elusive prize of the speaking world held by just 9% of speakers globally. In this session you will learn what you need to do to not only obtain the CSP, but to be a highly paid, speaking professional.

Speaker Bios

Catherine Palin-Brinkworth has absolutely lived her leadership message – in the corporate environment, in professional associations, in commercial directorships and board roles.  Catherine shifts minds, inspires behaviour change and provides your people with practical performance power tools. With warmth and wisdom she helps people to lift their belief in themselves and supercharge their own achievement drive.

Catherine is a Certified Speaking Professional, the only internationally recognised designation for professional speakers, held by about 7% world-wide. She is a former International President of the Global Speakers Federation, and in December 2013 was recognised with an inaugural CSPGlobal for her international speaking presence, one of only 30 world-wide.

She holds Life Membership of Professional Speakers Australia, has received their highest recognition, the Nevin Award, and is a Hall of Fame member. She has been a contributing author to several books, magazines, journals, and is the author of the best-selling ‘What IS Success, Anyway?’


Chris Davidson founded Active Presence in 2002. His UK based communications consultancy creates beautiful, highly engaging and memorable presentations, and teaches people how to deliver them.

Applying experience from more than 20 years in IT, Chris takes a methodical, data-led approach to marketing. He wants the speaking sector to meet the challenges of a super-connected society and fully engage with the opportunities it presents.

Chris enjoys goju ryu karate and lives according to his Dad’s canon, “Play to the final whistle, don’t argue with the ref.”