President’s Message (from national site)

President’s Message (from national site)


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President's message

Are you considered an expert in your field and would like to capitalize on this expertise by speaking more often and for higher fees? Are you already earning your living as a speaker or think you have the potential to do just that? Then you’ve found the right association.

The speaking industry has unlimited potential, but it can be challenging to tap into it. The Canadian Association of Professional Speakers is here to help make your journey to earning your living as a professional speaker more accessible.

As I celebrate my sixth year in business, I can say with absolute confidence that my company would NOT be where it is today without CAPS. The knowledge I’ve learned and the relationships I’ve created through the organization are invaluable. When I started my company I quickly realized that there are many idiosyncrasies to the speaking profession. CAPS made it easier to navigate which made allowed me to grow my business significantly faster than I would have without the seminars and networking.

The Southwestern Ontario chapter is here to serve you. Regardless if you’re looking to launch your career as a “Candidate” member or qualify as a “Professional” member and want to grow to the next level, you are welcome. Given our high-calibre of programs you may just be interested in attending sessions with topics that interest you, even if you aren’t a professional speaker! You are more than welcome too as we are well-aware that the topics we cover can help any independent business owner grow their skills. The Southwestern Ontario Chapter meets on the 4th Saturday of every other month from 8:30am to 2:00pm.

While we can’t grow your business for you, the combined expertise and support that is available through CAPS can lead to your exponential growth.

Looking forward to seeing you at the next workshop!


Allison Graham


Wiley Published Author: From Business Cards to Business Relationships: Personal Branding and Profitable Networking Made Easy! (Spring 2012)

About Us

CAPS is comprised of "experts who speak"  — speakers, facilitators, trainers, consultants — and our association offers networking and workshops to grow our speaking businesses.

As professionals who earn our livings as speakers, our experience allows us to appreciate it as much a craft as a career. We're experts in niche areas who share our insights through polished presentation and a commitment to development. We're poised presenters who have — through focus, dedication, and delivery — earned the privilege of the platform. We are professional — rather than public — speakers.

NOTE: We are close Canadian cousins to NSA (National Speakers' Association) and share, with NSA, a direct affiliation to IFPS (International Federation of Professional Speakers).

For more details on our names, topics, or content, please see CAPS' National Directory at CanadianSpeakers.org.