Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE)

CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame

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The Top Echelons of
Speaking Excellence

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 the following five categories1.

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5

Excellence Exemplified

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2020 CPAE

Speaker Hall of Fame Inductees

Barry Banther, CSP, CPAE

Barry Banther, CSP, CPAE

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Jason Dorsey, CSP, CPAE

Watch Acceptance Speech Preview modal- Mary Kelly, Phd, CSP, CPAE

Mary Kelly, Phd, CSP, CPAE

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Sam Richter, CSP, CPAE

Watch Acceptance Speech Preview modal- Ford Saeks, CSP, CPAE

Ford Saeks, CSP, CPAE

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