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National Speakers Association

Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE, based in Portland, Oregon, is an avid supporter of the NSA and NSA State Chapters.

NSA: National Speakers Association

CSP: Certified Speaker Professional

CPAE: Council of Peers Award for Excellence

Tim has traveled over 3 million miles throughout the world in his 26 year career as a funny, inspiring motivation keynote speaker. He is nationally recognized as an authority on stress reduction through humor, interviewing techniques and fraud prevention. 

Top echelon of organizations for speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform competence. Networking with like-minded entrepreneurs, NSA members are offered the tools, opportunities, and critical support to become the best of the best in their chosen field of focus.

NSA Interesting Facts

Founded by Cavett Robert in 1973

Tim joined NSA in 1995

Designation granted by the NSA to members who demonstrate exceptional competence in professional standards which include platform skills, business management, continued education and association participation.

CSP Interesting Facts

Tim earn CSP certification in 1999

~17% NSA members are CSPs

(aka Speaker Hall of Fame)

To honor professional speakers who are the best of the best on the platform. Those bestowed this great honor undergo an intense evaluation process by their peers. Candidates are required to meet and exceed strict criteria in five categories: message, presentation/delivery, experience, professionalism and collateral material. The award is not based on celebrity status, number of speeches, or amount of income.

CPAE Interesting Facts

Tim was inducted in 2006

No more than 5 new inductees/year

As of 2020, 242 professionals have been inducted

A lifetime award


Why it Matters

When it comes to the success of your event, you don’t need one more item to worry about. You need confidence that the professional your working with has a proven track record. Has been vetted. Will deliver you top notch results in an ethical and professional manner.

This is not say there are not great keynote speakers without all the acronyms, there are. Tim is proud of his acronyms as well as his 5th place in the country fair’s 3-legged race with his brother Dan. Because he worked hard and most importantly had fun every inch of the way.

You can have confidence Tim will delivery a fun filled event. Without races in potato bags.

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