On behalf of the Executive Committee, Council & staff, we are delighted to welcome Jonathan Low, CSP as the new 2015-2016 President of the Global Speakers Federation. Please take a moment to read Jonathan’s welcome message and browse the photos from the inauguration on July 18, 2015.
Jonathan Low has served on the GSF Executive Committee since 2012. He is Past President of the Malaysian Association of Professional Speakers (MAPS) and the co-founder of PowerUpSuccess.com, one of Asia leading and fastest growing Sales, Service & Leadership Talent Development Organization.
Jonathan works with executives and their leadership teams throughout Asia and the Middle East to measurably improve their leadership effectiveness and business performance especially in the areas of Service Quality, Sales Performance, Leadership Communication and Team Development. he has more than 25 years of professional & international business experience in executive positions in the hospitality & service industry.
Well done to the 3 Associations – GSA, CAPS and AFCP. Incredible best practices shared to help associations build value, grow membership, retain members and create ambassadors. Thanks to Nabil Doss & Shari Bricks for the session’s facilitation.
It is a privilege and humbling responsibility to stand on the shoulders of the founders and all the leaders that followed with the responsibility of honoring their legacy while moving their vision forward for this organization.
When we combine all the associations of the Global Speakers Federation and their individual members, every year we are touching the lives of nearly 1 million people around the globe. Some would say that is not much in the grand scheme of things, but as anthropologist Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
The focus of the work of the Global Speakers Federation is to support and advance our member associations, and to strengthen four emerging core values— Communication, Collaboration, Transparency, Continuity.
Communication to the member associations in more and different ways through the Federation Council representatives and association boards of directors.
Collaboration – There is no shortage of ideas— especially among professional speakers— so association representatives will be engaged in gathering and voicing ideas and transforming them into measurable results that benefit professional speaker associations globally.
Transparency– In today’s world of upheavals and unrest transparency has become more important than ever. So as ideas are converted into action. The Federation will openly and clearly share details with each speaker association.
Continuity– It takes time to implement great ideas with deliberate focused efforts. The Federation has a strong leadership team which includes president-elect Jonathan Low of Malaysia, and Vice President Nabil Doss of Canada . We are united to ensure that in the foreseeable future we will continue to strengthen these four core values – Communication, Collaboration, Transparency and Continuity while expanding the success of the member associations.
I am honored to serve. Together we do make a difference.
We are all in this global profession together. Stated another way with the Zulu proverb— I am because we are. We are because I am. UBUNTU!
Respectfully, Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP 2014-2015 President and Executive Council Chair Global Speakers Federation
As I have travelled around the world to the various Conventions, I am thrilled to see a real enthusiasm and buzz about speaking globally and a desire to learn more and more about the GSF and how individuals can benefit from what we offer.
I am so excited to report such positive interest in the CSPGlobal and of course to be able to present the designation at PSASA (Southern Africa) and APSS (Singapore) to those newly earned and those not able to be present at The Summit in Vancouver. Our CSPGlobals are proud to be using the new designation on their intros and materials already and we have truly hit the spot with the recognition this designation deserves.
We are continuing to work hard on clarifying the benefits to your members of being part of the GSF and our global community and the sharing of resources, and we hope that the attached links and information will assist with this.
Please continue to let us know what you need from us to help your associations to thrive and to give your members what they need to grow their businesses globally and speak more internationally. We’d love to hear from you…
The Global Speaking Fellow Recipients designation was developed with the ultimate objective of bringing global value to our Industry by recognizing a category of speakers who have International speaking competencies and expertise.
We invite you to discover this new designation by clicking on the links below and :
Find out how the CSP and the Global Speaking Fellow Recipients designations are complementary to each other…
Note: Global Speakers Fellow application is currently under review. We expect to be accepting new applications by March 2017. Check back soon!
Listen to testimonials from some of our inaugural class of recipients…