Master of Influence Award

During his presidency in 1992-1993, Al Walker, CSP, CPAE and NSA’s Board of Directors saw the need to establish a form of recognition for anyone who had a positive global impact through their speaking, whether or not they were a member of NSA. As a result, the Master of Influence was created and is presented to speakers who have significantly influenced generations of speakers and whose distinguished careers have brought honor and recognition to the speaking profession.

Recipients

  • 1993

    Art G. Linkletter, CPAE

  • 1994

    Jack Kemp

  • 1995

    Ruth Stafford Peale

  • 1996

    Og Mandino, CPAE

  • 1997

    Cavett Robert, CSP, CPAE

  • 1998

    Nido R. Qubein, CSP, CPAE

  • 1999

    Zig Ziglar, CPAE

  • 2001

    Barbara C. Jordan

  • 2002

    Lou Holtz

  • 2003

    Kenneth H. Blanchard, CPAE

  • 2004

    Jim Rohn, CPAE

  • 2005

    Ty Boyd, CSP, CPAE

  • 2006

    Al Walker, CSP, CPAE

  • 2007

    Deepak Chopra

  • 2008

    William E. Strickland Jr.

  • 2009

    Dave Yoho, CPAE

  • 2010

    Wintley Phipps

  • 2011

    Brian Tracy, CPAE

  • 2012

    Jeanne Robertson, CSP, CPAE

  • 2013

    Robert Orben

  • 2014

    Don Hutson, CSP, CPAE

  • 2015

    Immaculée Ilibagiza

  • 2016

    Darren Hardy