CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame®
In February 1977, the National Speakers Association (NSA) established the Council of Peers Award for Excellence Speaker Hall of Fame® to honor professional speakers who have reached the top echelon of platform excellence.
Admission into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame® is a lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism. Inductees are evaluated by their peers through a rigorous and demanding process. Each candidate must excel in five categories: message, presentation/delivery, experience, professionalism and collateral material. The award is not based on celebrity status, number of speeches, or amount of income.
To date, 237 men and women have been inducted into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame®. Up to five new inductees are named each year at a gala celebration held in conjunction with the NSA National Convention. There are currently 182 living members of the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame®.
2014 CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame® Inductees
- Ron Culberson, CSP, CPAE, helps people become extraordinary by helping them focus on seeking excellence while making their work experience more enjoyable. He helps leaders understand the components of an organizational culture that will attract great employees, develop excellent leaders, and deliver extraordinary products and services. Read more
- Ken Futch, CSP, CPAE, professional speaker, humorist, career coach, author and survivor of his own life. He’s the president of Ken Futch and Associates, a training company that teaches organizations and individuals how to turn situations into opportunities and opportunity into success Read more
2014 CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame® inductees and Cavett Award recipient
2013 CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame® Inductees
2013 CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame® inductees and Cavett Award recipient
2012 CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame® Inductees
- Terri Sjodin, CSP, CPAE, is a “high content” speaker. Her approach is fresh, real-world, and her style is sassy and practical. Each presentation is loaded with street-worthy ideas, methods, and tips that men and women can use immediately to get results. Many consider Terri to be today’s sales professionals’ speech coach. Read more
2012 CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame® inductees and Cavett Award recipient