For every event you attended...
For every speech you listened to...
For every encouraging word you spoke to me...
I stand here today because of you!

I am the ONLY female to hold both the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)* designation from the National Speakers Association AND the Accredited Speakers (AS)** designation from Toastmasters International.  And I have YOU to thank!

The CSP designation is earned through demonstrating competence in professional standards:

Platform skills
Business management
Education
Association

It also included documenting the following:

250 paid presentations over the past 10 years.
60 minute video demonstration in front of a live audience.
20 completed evaluations of clients and audience members.

Earnings from paid presentations to hit a certain financial level for 5 of the 10 years.

There is nothing like putting your blood, sweat and tears into hitting a goal - and I spent my entire birthday this past January putting the final tweaks on this application!

To hit a goal, you have to have a clear vision, a well laid out plan, the discipline to do the work, and a support team to cheer you on.  Whether it's a professional designation, an active lifestyle, saving money or changing careers, the steps are exactly the same.  See where you want to go, create the plan, do the work (and this is where it's easy to fall apart) and create a cheering team!

With my sincere gratitude to each of you.  I stand here today because of you!

*top 12 percent of the 5,000 + speakers worldwide, who belong to the Global Speakers Federation.

**one of only 66 of the 250,000+ members worldwide, who belong to Toastmasters International.

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