NSA NE Award Programs
At NSA New England, we recognize and honor the invaluable contributions made by chapter members who display a deep commitment to our association through their exemplary volunteer efforts. Each year, we award select members who have demonstrated an above-and-beyond commitment to making our chapter the very best it can be.
Our members are what makes NSA-NE special. This award is given to a chapter member who has gone above and beyond to bring – and cultivate – the spirit of our chapter with energy, enthusiasm, and passion for serving our members!
Awarded to an NSA NE Past President who has continued to volunteer and serve the chapter. The NSA New England President may elect to give this award any number of times during the year.
We are proud to recognize Professional Members of our chapter who have achieved the prestigious CSP designation. This is the speaking profession’s highest earned international measure of professional platform competence. Less than 17 percent of NSA members worldwide have achieved the CSP designation. Members earn this designation by mastering the four professional competencies adopted by the NSA Board of Directors: Eloquence, Expertise, Enterprise, and Ethics.
We recognize the following CSP's in NSA New England:
Eric Bloom, Board Treasurer
Elizabeth Freedman, Board President
Jennifer Elder, Board Secretary
Dennis Mahoney, Board Director
In February 1977, the National Speakers Association (NSA) established the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE®) 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, 249 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.
We are proud to recognize the following NSA New England member inducted into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame:
Alan Weiss, CSP, CPAE