CSP Pathway


Professional Members of PSA can access our CSP Pathway, a program to guide and support the building of a Professional Speaker Business.

If you are committed to building a sustainable business with revenues consistently in excess of $100,000 per year, you may qualify to join a select group of Professional Members on an 8 month program and be mentored by some of the most business savvy CSPs in the business.  Success is your business, and we are all individuals – but there are definitely success patterns in our profession.  We’ll make sure you know what they are and support you in following them.

Our CSP Pathway curriculum includes:

  1. LEADERSHIP: Your speaker business model, with purpose, vision and values
  2. RESEARCH: Enquiry and planning to make sure your offering is commercially viable
  3. PRODUCT BUILD: developing your keynotes/workshops/programs for profit
  4. MARKETING: ensuring you are active in your target market and on message
  5. SALES: creating relationship, meeting needs, knowing your value, selling from stage – note this is a foundational module, and will lead you into BOOST!
  6. DELIVERY: gaining the confidence of a pro in your stage/screen craft
  7. SERVICE: ensuring you optimise the value of your client base, building relationships
  8. MANAGEMENT: all the work behind the scenes that builds a sustainable business

If you are accepted after an initial interview, the program structure is as follows:

  • You will receive a short video at the beginning of each month, 2 weeks before a live online Group Coaching Session, to allow for implementation of the Action Steps.
  • Your eight text action guides are for you to follow, step by step, to get results
  • You will be invited to attend eight monthly Group Coaching Sessions via Zoom. You’ll get to share and learn with other Pathway participants to support implementation and maintain accountability.
  • You may also access additional support from your Facilitator, if you want to, at a significant discount to their commercial rates.  Our Facilitators are:
    • Catherine Palin-Brinkworth CSP, HoF, Life Member,Global Speaking Fellow and Program author
    • Lindsay Adams OAM CSP, HoF, Life Member, Global Speaking Fellow and current PSA Director

The Program Fee for 2023 is $1500 plus $150 GST = $1650 AUD.  You can also access a payment plan of 4 instalments of $467.50 totalling $1870 including GST.  We are confident that if you are seriously committed, you’ll get 10X your fee back within a year. If you’re counting every cent at present, that is the very reason you need to do this work, to raise your speaking revenue and build a sustainable business.

Learn from those who have done it and are still doing it, in a safe, supportive, confidential environment.  And we’ll celebrate your growth on our Convention platform when you receive your Certified Speaking Professional accreditation.

Watch this video to find out more:

Interested? If you’d like to find out more, then simply complete your Expression of Interest now. No obligation. We’ll be interviewing every applicant, to make sure we know this will be the right fit for you, in your speaker business journey.

Applications are now open for members and will close on 31 March 2023.
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