2023 PSANZ Awards: Keynote Speaker of the Year

Have you consistently demonstrated high levels of professional eloquence, expertise, enterprise and ethics? Do you consistently derive keynote-related income on an ongoing basis?

Are you supportive of PSANZ, and committed to your own ongoing professional development and to the development of the speaking profession nationally and internationally?

Keynote speakers like you are the core of the speaking industry – experts who change lives from the stage. You have your own unique style and your own ways of connecting with and inspiring people. Yes, you will have a suite of business activities, which may include everything from MCing to consulting – but this award is for how you shine on stage, be it from the front of the room or in front of a screen.

Are you a CSP or a Full or Life Member of PSANZ who has not previously won this award, or not won it in the last year? Then click here for an Application Form!


Who can applyOpen to Full and Life Members and CSPs. Awarded for outstanding performances online or onstage. Past winners must stand down for one year 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. 
Speaker 1-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.

Want to nominate someone who may not apply on their own behalf? Then click here for a Nomination 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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