2023 PSANZ Awards: Educator of the Year

Are you a speaker who has continued to reach out and achieve changes in practice amongst diverse groups over many years, through your keynotes, workshops, consulting and one-to-one work?

Are you a Full Member, CSP or Life Member of PSANZ? If yes, and you have not won this award, or not won it in the last year, then do consider applying!


Who can applyFull Members, CSPs and Life Members. Awarded for outstanding services to educational activities. Past winners must stand down for one year before re-applying.
Earnings thresholdA minimum of $50,000 from education/training-related income during the 12 months preceding the application closing date. Verified by a list of invoices or other evidence of earnings such as a statutory declaration or a letter of confirmation from an accountant.
Speaker Sheet A compelling, unique Speaker Sheet (no more than two sides of A4 or 6 PowerPoint slides) that sells the applicant as a must-have professional
TestimonialsFive or more video or written testimonials, included in or accessed via links in the Application form and/or Speaker Sheet 
JudgesTwo overseas judges who are CSPs or equivalent

NB: In order to apply for any PSANZ Award, in addition to the Entry Criteria you must have been a paid up member for minimum of 3 months prior to the awards closing date. 

Educators like you are a core of the speaking industry – experts who play a variety of speaking-related roles with diverse clients, cultures and demographics. You will have broad experience and the ability to work equally well with top-level corporate groups to flax-roots, hands-on groups.

The Educator of the Year is a learner, teacher, designer and deliverer of learning experiences of consistently high quality and originality.

Not sure which membership category you're in? Click here to find out.

Click here for a Nomination Form and here for an Application Form.

Your Speaker Sheet: would a client hire you on seeing it?

You need to include an up-to-date Speaker Sheet with your application, by uploading it to the online folder we create for you. If you don’t already have one, our FAQs and Awards Workshops will help you with brilliant ideas!

What else will the judges want to know?

Professional speaking is focused on values and service and value. The Application Form will include a question about your commitment to your own professional development though PSANZ and related events, as well as your service to PSANZ and/or the wider speaking profession. Click here to find out what this could mean for you.

Need help? Ask a fellow PSANZ member or click here to email us.

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