National Speakers has three key annual awards, presented each year at the National Convention.
- Keynote Presenter Award for Excellence (KPAE) inaugurated in 2006
- Educator Award for Excellence (EAE) inaugurated in 2006
- The Nevin Award for outstanding service to both National Speakers and the speaking profession inaugurated in 1991. Our most cherished honour.
2013 Applications' for Nominations closed.
Keynote Presenter Award Nomination Form
Educator Award for Excellence Nomination Form
The Nevin Award Nomination Form
Nairn Application Form - Scholarship
The Speaker Hall of Fame
The Speakers Hall of Fame is designed to find and put the spotlight on people who demonstrate the exemplary. These people have committed within themselves to the everyday disciplines that lead to mastery. They constantly refine and develop their ways to communicate so others may be enriched. They are raised up so that others might see what excellence looks like in action. And they themselves are encouraged to continue to be great role models sources of inspiration, points of reference and diverse images of excellence for us all. They are leading lights in our profession.
All winners are determined by a selection panel of highly regarded peers against a range of criteria, which they are required to rate highly on every criterion.
The Speakers Hall of Fame includes recipients of:
- Keynote Presenter Award for Excellence
- Educator Award for Excellence
- The Nevin Award
- Presenters of Excellence Awards
Keynote Presenter Award for Excellence (KPAE)
This award acknowledges speakers who have the capacity to engage a diverse variety of audiences, captivate them with their style, delivery and humour and deliver a message that conveys their expertise. Being a keynote speaker means you need to be able to sound the ‘key note’. This means to deliver a message that engages an audience at an emotional level, but which is built around the broader theme of the event and the client’s objectives of content and engagement.
Nominees and awardees are people who have been speaking for a sufficient amount of time to have reached a significant number of audiences. Often there is a breadth of experience demonstrated as they present to varied cultures and demographics.
Nominees have a broad experience and can work well regardless of the nature of the audience. They can often accommodate a varied audience including those who are highly educated and are high achievers as well as those who are found on the frontline of business and service industries. However they may have a niche specialty and deliver their message in such a way as to make it very memorable. The Keynote Presenter of the Year is most likely to be able to teach, entertain and create a unique message, which is delivered in a unique way. However this award also encompasses those who also educate, challenge people’s thinking or inspire predominantly through humour or music but are booked in the Keynote Speaker position.
Keynote Presenter Award for Excellence Winners
- 2014 - Matt Church CSP
- 2013 - Glenn Capelli CSP
- 2012 - Keith Abraham CSP
- 2011 - Rodney Marks CSP
- 2010 – Catherine DeVrye CSP
- 2009 – Amanda Gore CSP
- 2008 – Allan Pease CSP
- 2007 - Bruce Sullivan CSP
- 2006 - Peter Sheahan CSP
Educator Award for Excellence (EAE)
This award acknowledges presenters who have continued to reach diverse groups with deep content through diverse methodology over many years in Keynote Presentations, large & small group Training and one to one work.
Nominees and Awardees are the ‘Ruck Rovers’ of the speaking industry – folk who play a variety of roles with diverse clients. Often there is a breadth of experience of presenting to different cultures and demographics. Nominees have a broad experience and can work equally as well with top-level corporate groups, education groups and community groups.
The Educator of the Year is a learner, teacher, designer and deliverer of educational experiences of consistently high quality and originality.
Educator Award for Excellence Winners
- 2014 - Lisa McInnes-Smith CSP, CPAE
- 2013 - Michael Grose CSP
- 2012 - Ian Hutchinson CSP
- 2011 - Matt Church CSP
- 2010 – Terry Hawkins CSP
- 2009 – Allan Parker
- 2008 – David Penglase CSP
- 2007 - Colin James CSP
- 2006 - Glenn Capelli CSP
The Nevin Award
The Nevin Award is our most cherished honour. It is awarded annually to a member whose outstanding contribution to National Speakers and to the speaking industry over the years have earned the utmost respect, honour and admiration in the Association and the profession. They are an National Speakers hero.
Their selfless acts of sharing, guiding, supporting and inspiring other members and growing the industry embody the spirit of John Nevin, the founder of National Speakers. Their commitment to excellence as a professional speaker provides a role model for us all.
A few words from David Penglase, CSP on receiving the Nevin Award in 2008.
Nevin Award Recipients
- 2014 - Brad Tonini CSP
- 2013 - Rodney Marks CSP
- 2012 - Allan Parker
- 2011 - Kevin Ryan CSP
- 2010 - Anne Riches CSP
- 2009 - Lindsay Adams CSP
- 2008 - David Penglase CSP
- 2007 - Glenn Capelli CSP
- 2006 - Sarah Cornally CSP
- 2005 - Martin Grunstien CSP
- 2004 - Colin Pearce CSP
- 2003 - Matt Church CSP
- 2002 - Colin Brockman CSP
- 2001 - Keith Abraham CSP
- 2000 - Robyn Henderson CSP
- 1999 - David Julian Price CSP
- 1998 - Max Hitchins PM
- 1997 - David Griggs PM
- 1996 - Catherine Palin-Brinkworth CSP
- 1995 - Lisa McInnes-Smith CSP
- 1994 - Walter Dickman CSP
- 1993 - Winston Marsh CSP
- 1992 - Doug Malouf CSP
- 1991 - Ron Tacchi CSP
Presenters Award for Excellence Winners
Key role models and pioneers of the the industry who were recognised at National Speakers’s 20th Birthday celebrations in 2007.
- Walter Dickman CSP
- Doug Malouf CSP
- Ron Tacchi CSP
- Winston Marsh CSP
- Lisa McInnes Smith CSP, CPAE
- Allan Pease CSP