Membership Levels

Guest

Guests are people who want to explore belonging to PSANZ. We warmly welcome guests to attend two meetings as a non-paying guest, and following meetings for $55.00 (incl GST) each. Contact manager@psanz.nz to apply for a complimentary invitation to our meetings.

Associate

Associate members are people who speak whenever they can, and have spoken at least five times in the last year. 

To apply to become an Associate member, please provide the names of credible referees who have engaged you to speak to a minimum-sized audience of 6-8 people, not necessarily for invoiced charges.

Two PSANZ Board Members will then check with your referees on the quality of the presentation against the brief and the stated needs of the audience, and we’ll notify you as soon as we can

Full Member

A full member is a speaker who speaks to groups professionally and earns an income in excess of NZ$10,000 from the business of speaking.

To become a full member, please submit two referees of paid speaking engagements, along with copies of $5000 worth of invoices (Please note: maximum of 10 invoices) from more than two events over the past 12 months from the income models listed below.

Full members are entitled to use the PSANZ logo, have a profile on the PSANZ website and can represent themselves as Members of PSANZ.

Professional Member

A Professional member is a speaker who speaks to groups professionally and earns an income in excess of NZ$30,000 from the business of speaking.

To become a full member, please submit two referees of paid speaking engagements, along with copies of $3000 worth of invoices (Please note: maximum of 10 invoices) from more than two events over the past 12 months from the income models listed below.

Professional members are entitled to use the PSANZ logo, have a profile on the PSANZ website and can represent themselves as Members of PSANZ, plus can use the PSANZ Professional Member logo.

Certified Speaking Professional

The Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) accreditation is an international designation that recognises the experience and professional capability of leading speakers.

CSP Accredited members have a proven track record of capturing the audience and consistently delivering value from the platform. They have achieved a high level of experience and success in their business and are positioned as leaders in the industry.

The accreditation program is an essential element in continuing to improve and advance the speaking profession and industry nationally. Currently CSP is available through PSA Australia.

In 2026, those holding a Certified Speaking Professional designation will be required to renew through Professional Speakers Australia.

Global Speaking Fellow

In response to the expanding international nature of the needs of global speaking members, international clients, and global audiences, the Global Speakers Federation has established the framework for a designation that recognizes professional speakers successfully presenting at a global level. This designation is called the Global Speaking Fellow.

Applications and more information is available here.

Life Member

In exceptional circumstances, the board may award life membership in recognition of services to PSANZ or the Global speaking community.

You can read more about our life members here

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