“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.”
– John Dunne
It is my distinct honour to serve as the 20th President of the Global Speakers Federation, an organization founded in 1997 with a vision of expanding the Speaking profession globally by championing, supporting, and providing resources to nurture the development and growth of associations of professional speakers worldwide.
In full alignment with our Founding Fathers’ guiding principles, the Federation is about to spread its wings with a new governance structure, to fully embrace its growing membership and seek new opportunities worldwide.
As our world keeps shrinking, global knowledge is expanding at an exponential rate and, with global organizations expecting a consistent delivery of world-class value to meet their objectives, the role of the Federation as a collaborative platform facilitating cross-pollination between its members, is more relevant than ever.
Today, with 13 independent Professional Speaker Association boasting over 5,000 members, spanning 5 continents, the Global Speakers Federation is indeed a powerful hub ; a network who impacts, inspires, and influences millions of people every day through the infinite power of the spoken word. The Federation is the conduit through which experience and expertise are freely shared amongst the Speaking Community worldwide.
With interest from several more associations soon to be members, the Federation is currently formed by associations from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany (including Austria and Switzerland), Holland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Southern Africa, United Kingdom and Ireland, and the United States of America, for a total of 15 nations, with individuals from over 20 countries around the world.
This year, our vision is mainly focused on leveraging our collective brain and tapping on the wealth of resources available to us, to chart the future of our associations and make our members, our profession, and our industry continue to thrive.
Together, we will tear down geographic walls and expand the limits of our combined influence to make our world a little better!
2016 – 2017 President of the Global Speakers Federation