Awards

National Speakers has three key annual awards, presented each year at the National Convention.

           

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 (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


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


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


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.

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Lou Heckler Workshop - Melbourne
Lou Heckler Workshop - Melbourne
08
Aug
08-Aug-2014

Lou Heckler Workshop - Now That's Another Story

Lou Heckler Workshop - Melbourne | 8th August 2014

  • Theme: Workshop
  • Date: 08-Aug-2014
  • Time: 9.30am - 1pm
    Arrive: 9.15am Workshop: 9.30am - 1pm
  • Venue: Quality Batman’s Hill on Collins Melbourne , 623 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000

this workshop will explore ways to craft and use stories for maximum impact in your speeches, workshops and seminars. We will look at such things as:

  • The magic of “unfolding” the events
  • Selecting a viewpoint that takes the audience with you
  • How to know if the story is both big enough and small enough
  • Ways to tie your stories to your key points
  • Creating metaphors that challenge your audiences’ thinking

We will also invite a few participants to present a short story for the group and give on-the-spot coaching on  pacing, delivery techniques and style.


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  • Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Members: $197
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VIC | TAS Breakfast and Workshop
VIC | TAS Breakfast and Workshop
08
Aug
08-Aug-2014

Chapter Breakfast and Lou Heckler Workshop

VIC | TAS Breakfast and Workshop

  • Theme: Workshop
  • Date: 08-Aug-2014
  • Time: 7am - 1pm
  • Venue: Quality Batman’s Hill on Collins Melbourne , 623 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Combine the chapter breakfast with Lou Heckler workshop and save.

This workshop will explore ways to craft and use stories for maximum impact in your speeches, workshops and seminars.  We will look at such things as:

The magic of “unfolding” the events:

  • Selecting a viewpoint that takes the audience with you
  • How to know if the story is both big enough and small enough
  • Ways to tie your stories to your key points
  • Creating metaphors that challenge your audiences’ thinking
  • We will also invite a few participants to present a short story for the group and give them on-the-spot coaching on pacing, delivery techniques, and style.

Lou Heckler, CSP, CPAE is making his sixth trip to Australia and is excited to enjoy the great company of NSAA members again. 

Lou is in his 35th year as a professional speaker, following 15 years in American television. 

He is well known for his ability to distill ideas, techniques and practices so that all speakers may benefit from his sessions. 
Lou currently divides his professional efforts between offering humourous business keynotes and coaching of other professional speakers. 

On a personal level, he has been married 46 years to Jonellen Heckler and they have a son, daughter-in-law and two precious granddaughters.


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  • Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Members: $227
  • Non-Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Non-Members: $277





















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VIC | TAS Chapter Breakfast with Lou Heckler
VIC | TAS Chapter Breakfast with Lou Heckler
08
Aug
08-Aug-2014

Lou Heckler Breakfast

Lou Heckler Breakfast - Melbourne | 8th August 2014

  • Theme: Chapter Meeting
  • Date: 08-Aug-2014
  • Time: 7.00am - 9.00am
  • Venue: Quality Batman’s Hill on Collins Melbourne , 623 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Chapter Meeting Breakfast with Lou Heckler.

Lou Heckler, CSP, CPAE is making his sixth trip to Australia and is excited to enjoy the great company of NSAA members again. 

Lou is in his 35th year as a professional speaker, following 15 years in American television. 

He is well known for his ability to distill ideas, techniques and practices so that all speakers may benefit from his sessions. 
Lou currently divides his professional efforts between offering humourous business keynotes and coaching of other professional speakers. 

On a personal level, he has been married 46 years to Jonellen Heckler and they have a son, daughter-in-law and two precious granddaughters.


Make a Booking

Book Now to secure your Early Bird rate.

  • Members: $65 ( Early Bird )
  • Members: $85
  • Non-Members: $75 ( Early Bird )
  • Non-Members: $95





















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WA Chapter Meeting | 11 August 2014
WA Chapter Meeting | 11 August 2014
11
Aug
11-Aug-2014

WA Chapter Meeting | 11 August 2014

WA Chapter Meeting | 11 August 2014

  • Theme: Chapter Meeting
  • Date: 11-Aug-2014
  • Time: 6pm
    6pm doe dinner 6.30 meeting starts
  • Venue: Crown Entertainment Complex, Great Eastern Highway Perth WA

Chapter Meeting with Lou Heckler.

Topic: Now That's Another Story

  • The magic of “unfolding” the events
  • Selecting a viewpoint that takes the audience with you
  • How to know if the story is both big enough and small enough
  • Ways to tie your stories to your key points
  • Creating metaphors that challenge your audiences’ thinking

Lou Heckler, CSP, CPAE is making his sixth trip to Australia and is excited to enjoy the great company of NSAA members again. 

Lou is in his 35th year as a professional speaker, following 15 years in American television. 

He is well known for his ability to distill ideas, techniques and practices so that all speakers may benefit from his sessions. 
Lou currently divides his professional efforts between offering humourous business keynotes and coaching of other professional speakers. 

On a personal level, he has been married 46 years to Jonellen Heckler and they have a son, daughter-in-law and two precious granddaughters.


Make a Booking

Book Now to secure your Early Bird rate.

  • Members: $65 ( Early Bird )
  • Members: $85
  • Non-Members: $75 ( Early Bird )
  • Non-Members: $95





















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WA chapter meeting and workshop
WA chapter meeting and workshop
11
Aug
11-Aug-2014

WA Chapter Breakfast and Lou Heckler Workshop

WA breakfast and workshop

  • Theme: workshop
  • Date: 11-Aug-2014
  • Time: 7am - 1pm
    Breakfast: 7am - 9am Workshop: 9.30am - 1pm
  • Venue: TBA, TBA

Combine the chapter breakfast with Lou Heckler workshop and save.

This workshop will explore ways to craft and use stories for maximum impact in your speeches, workshops and seminars.  We will look at such things as:

The magic of “unfolding” the events:

  • Selecting a viewpoint that takes the audience with you
  • How to know if the story is both big enough and small enough
  • Ways to tie your stories to your key points
  • Creating metaphors that challenge your audiences’ thinking
  • We will also invite a few participants to present a short story for the group and give them on-the-spot coaching on pacing, delivery techniques, and style.

Lou Heckler, CSP, CPAE is making his sixth trip to Australia and is excited to enjoy the great company of NSAA members again. 

Lou is in his 35th year as a professional speaker, following 15 years in American television. 

He is well known for his ability to distill ideas, techniques and practices so that all speakers may benefit from his sessions. 
Lou currently divides his professional efforts between offering humourous business keynotes and coaching of other professional speakers. 

On a personal level, he has been married 46 years to Jonellen Heckler and they have a son, daughter-in-law and two precious granddaughters.


Make a Booking

Book Now to secure your Early Bird rate.

  • Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Members: $227
  • Non-Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Non-Members: $277





















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Lou Heckler Workshop - Perth
Lou Heckler Workshop - Perth
12
Aug
12-Aug-2014

Lou Heckler Workshop - Now That's Another Story

Lou Heckler Workshop - Perth | 11th August 2014

  • Theme: Workshop
  • Date: 12-Aug-2014
  • Time: 9.30am - 1pm
    Arrive: 9.15am Workshop: 9.30am - 1pm
  • Venue: TBA, TBA

this workshop will explore ways to craft and use stories for maximum impact in your speeches, workshops and seminars. We will look at such things as:

  • The magic of “unfolding” the events
  • Selecting a viewpoint that takes the audience with you
  • How to know if the story is both big enough and small enough
  • Ways to tie your stories to your key points
  • Creating metaphors that challenge your audiences’ thinking

We will also invite a few participants to present a short story for the group and give on-the-spot coaching on  pacing, delivery techniques and style.


Make a Booking

Book Now to secure your Early Bird rate.

  • Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Members: $197
  • Non-Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Non-Members: $247





















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Lou Heckler Workshop | QLD
Lou Heckler Workshop | QLD
14
Aug
14-Aug-2014

Lou Heckler Workshop - Now That's Another Story

Lou Heckler Workshop - Brisbane | 14th August 2014

  • Theme: Workshop
  • Date: 14-Aug-2014
  • Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm
    Arrive: 9:15am Workshop: 9.30am - 1.00pm
  • Venue: The Point, 21 Lambert Street Kangaroo Point Brisbane QLD 4169

this workshop will explore ways to craft and use stories for maximum impact in your speeches, workshops and seminars. We will look at such things as:

  • The magic of “unfolding” the events
  • Selecting a viewpoint that takes the audience with you
  • How to know if the story is both big enough and small enough
  • Ways to tie your stories to your key points
  • Creating metaphors that challenge your audiences’ thinking

We will also invite a few participants to present a short story for the group and give on-the-spot coaching on  pacing, delivery techniques and style.


Make a Booking

Book Now to secure your Early Bird rate.

  • Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Members: $197
  • Non-Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Non-Members: $247





















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QLD breakfast and workshop
QLD breakfast and workshop
14
Aug
14-Aug-2014

QLD Chapter Breakfast and Lou Heckler Workshop

QLD breakfast & workshop

  • Theme: workshop
  • Date: 14-Aug-2014
  • Time: 7am - 1pm
    Breakfast: 7am - 9am Workshop: 9.30am - 1pm
  • Venue: The Point, 21 Lambert Street Kangaroo Point QLD

Combine the chapter breakfast with Lou Heckler workshop and save.

This workshop will explore ways to craft and use stories for maximum impact in your speeches, workshops and seminars.  We will look at such things as:

The magic of “unfolding” the events:

  • Selecting a viewpoint that takes the audience with you
  • How to know if the story is both big enough and small enough
  • Ways to tie your stories to your key points
  • Creating metaphors that challenge your audiences’ thinking
  • We will also invite a few participants to present a short story for the group and give them on-the-spot coaching on pacing, delivery techniques, and style.

Lou Heckler, CSP, CPAE is making his sixth trip to Australia and is excited to enjoy the great company of NSAA members again. 

Lou is in his 35th year as a professional speaker, following 15 years in American television. 

He is well known for his ability to distill ideas, techniques and practices so that all speakers may benefit from his sessions. 
Lou currently divides his professional efforts between offering humourous business keynotes and coaching of other professional speakers. 

On a personal level, he has been married 46 years to Jonellen Heckler and they have a son, daughter-in-law and two precious granddaughters.


Make a Booking

Book Now to secure your Early Bird rate.

  • Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Members: $227
  • Non-Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Non-Members: $277





















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QLD Chapter Breakfast
QLD Chapter Breakfast
14
Aug
14-Aug-2014

Lou Heckler Breakfast

Lou Heckler Breakfast - Brisbane | 14th August 2014

  • Theme: Chapter Meeting
  • Date: 14-Aug-2014
  • Time: 7am - 9am
  • Venue: The Point, 21 lambert Street Kangaroo Point

Chapter Meeting Breakfast with Lou Heckler.

Lou Heckler, CSP, CPAE is making his sixth trip to Australia and is excited to enjoy the great company of NSAA members again. 

Lou is in his 35th year as a professional speaker, following 15 years in American television. 

He is well known for his ability to distill ideas, techniques and practices so that all speakers may benefit from his sessions. 
Lou currently divides his professional efforts between offering humourous business keynotes and coaching of other professional speakers. 

On a personal level, he has been married 46 years to Jonellen Heckler and they have a son, daughter-in-law and two precious granddaughters.


Make a Booking

Book Now to secure your Early Bird rate.

  • Members: $65 ( Early Bird )
  • Members: $85
  • Non-Members: $75 ( Early Bird )
  • Non-Members: $95





















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Lou Hecker Workshop - Sydney
Lou Hecker Workshop - Sydney
16
Aug
16-Aug-2014

Lou Heckler Workshop - Now That's Another Story

Lou Heckler Workshop - Sydney | 16th August 2014

  • Theme: Workshop
  • Date: 16-Aug-2014
  • Time: 9.30am - 1pm
    Arrive: 9.15am Workshop: 9.30am - 1pm
  • Venue: TBA, TBA

this workshop will explore ways to craft and use stories for maximum impact in your speeches, workshops and seminars. We will look at such things as:

  • The magic of “unfolding” the events
  • Selecting a viewpoint that takes the audience with you
  • How to know if the story is both big enough and small enough
  • Ways to tie your stories to your key points
  • Creating metaphors that challenge your audiences’ thinking

We will also invite a few participants to present a short story for the group and give on-the-spot coaching on  pacing, delivery techniques and style.


Make a Booking

Book Now to secure your Early Bird rate.

  • Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Members: $197
  • Non-Members: $ ( Early Bird )
  • Non-Members: $247





















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Platform Professional Summit - 20 August 2014
Platform Professional Summit - 20 August 2014
20
Aug
20-Aug-2014

Platform Professionals Summit - August 20 2014

Platform Professionals Summit - August 20 2014

  • Theme: Platform Professionals Summit - August 20 2014
  • Date: 20-Aug-2014
  • Time: 9am
    9am - 5pm
  • Venue: PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport, Arrival Drive, Melbourne Airport

If you are an experienced speaker or educator looking to stay on the cutting edge, you will not want to miss the next Platform Professionals Summit, presented by Lou Heckler.

Platform Professional Summits are open to CSPs and any presenter earning in excess of $300,000pa from speaking related revenue. They are the ideal way to meet with and learn from the leaders of this industry.

Being the Best: How to Stay Memorable and Repeatable

Top speakers are in demand because the way they frame their words and concepts last in the minds of their audiences long after the speech or workshop is over.  In this session, Lou Heckler, CSP, CPAE…a veteran of nearly 35 years in the speaking business…will show us techniques he has observed and practiced.  These are the methods he helps others discover as well in his role as a performance coach for speakers and presenters.

Some of what will be covered:

  • Making audiences feel they are "up on stage" with you
  • Crafting and re-crafting your stories for maximum impact
  • Borrowing techniques from other performing arts to enhance your impact
  • Building a lasting career by capitalizing on your own "voice" 

Lou Heckler CSP CPAE

Early bird pricing has now closed.

Make a Booking

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  • Members: $229 ( Early Bird )
  • Members: $279
  • Non-Members: $329 ( Early Bird )
  • Non-Members: $379





















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NSW | ACT Chapter Event - 21 August 2014
NSW | ACT Chapter Event - 21 August 2014
21
Aug
NSW | ACT Chapter Event - 18 September 2014
NSW | ACT Chapter Event - 18 September 2014
18
Sep
NSW | ACT Chapter Event
NSW | ACT Chapter Event
16
Oct
NSW | ACT Chapter Event
NSW | ACT Chapter Event
20
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