2024 PSANZ Awards: Keynote Speaker of the Year

Do you have in mind a keynote speaker who has consistently demonstrated high levels of professional eloquence, expertise, enterprise and ethics? Do they consistently derive keynote-related income on an ongoing basis?

Are they supportive of PSANZ, and committed to their ongoing professional development and the development of the speaking profession nationally and internationally?

Are they a CSP or a Full or Life Member of PSANZ who has not previously won this award (or has not won it in the last three years)?

Keynote speakers are the core of the speaking industry – experts who change lives from the stage. An award-standard keynote presenter has their own unique style and their own ways of connecting with and inspiring people. Your nominee may have a suite of business activities, including everything from MCing to consulting – but this award is for how they shine on stage, be it from the front of the room or in front of a screen.


Who can applyOpen to Full and Life Members and CSPs. You must have been a paid-up member of PSANZ for one year before the awards closing date. Awarded for outstanding performances online or onstage.

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

Past winners must stand down for two years before re-applying.
Earnings thresholdA minimum of $50,000 or more from speaking during the 12 months before applications close, verified by a list of invoices or other evidence of earnings, such as a statutory declaration or a letter of confirmation from an accountant. 
JudgesTwo overseas judges who are CSPs or equivalent

What else will the judges want to know?

Professional speaking is focused on value and service. The Application Form will include a question about your commitment to your own professional development through 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.

The Application Form sets out other information you need to provide, such as a Speaker Sheet, video footage, testimonials and so on.

Click here for the Nomination Form.
Nominations close 31st May 2024. PSANZ does not accept self-nominations.

Need help preparing a winning application? We run workshops, and you can always ask a fellow PSANZ member or click here to email us.

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