Speaker Hall of Fame Award

National Speakers Association Honors Business Motivational Speaker, Barbara Sanfilippo, with the Prestigious CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame Award for Platform Excellence

On August 8, 2000, at the National Speakers Association’s Annual Convention in Washington, D.C, Barbara Sanfilippo was honored in front of 2000 of her peers as a CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame recipient. Barbara holds both the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation and CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame Award.

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The CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame is the prestigious lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism. It is not a designation. It is the highest professional speaking award given to speakers who have been evaluated by their peers and judged to be among the top professionals in the speaking profession. Past recipients include: Ken Blanchard, Art Linkletter, Harvey Mackay, Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar, Don Hutson and Tony Alessandra

The first group of CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame recipients was inducted in 1977. Since that time, the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame selection committee, comprised of current CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame recipients, selects up to a maximum of five recipients each year to receive the award during the National Speakers Association annual Convention. A candidate for the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame award must be nominated by a current CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame recipient and be evaluated by their CPAE peers through a rigorous and demanding process. Candidates selected for the award must excel in the following categories:

  • Originality of material
  • Uniqueness of style
  • Experience
  • Delivery technique
  • Image
  • Reputation
  • Professionalism
  • Ability to relate to their audiences

To date, 237 men and women have been inducted into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame. There are currently 178 living members of the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame. Additionally, NSA conferred an honorary CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame award on General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) in 1999.


About the National Speakers Association

The National Speakers Association (NSA) is an international association for experts who speak professionally. NSA members include experts in a variety of industries and disciplines, who reach audiences as trainers, educators, humorists, motivators, consultants and authors. For more than 40 years, NSA has provided resources and education designed to enhance the business acumen and platform performance of professional speakers.

Additional Honors & Awards

CSP – Certified Speaking Professional

CPAE – “Council of Peers Award for Excellence” Inducted into the National Speaker Association’s Speaker Hall of Fame.

Women Changing The World Award in the area of empowerment

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