Press Release: Diane DiResta Earns the Certified Speaking Professional® Designation

For Immediate Release

Diane DiResta Received the CSP Designation at NSA Conference, Influence 2015, in Washington, D.C.

NYC CSP recipients with Diane DiResta
NYC CSP recipients with Diane DiResta

(July 18, 2015)—Diane DiResta, Founder and CEO of DiResta Communications, Inc., a New York City consultancy serving business leaders who deliver high stakes communications, has earned the Certified Speaking Professional® (CSP) designation. Established in 1980, the CSP is the speaking profession’s international measure of speaking experience and skill. Fewer than 12 percent of the speakers worldwide hold this professional designation.


Read Diane's Certified Speaking Professional Letter (PDF)

The CSP designation is conferred by NSA on accomplished professional speakers who have earned it by meeting strict criteria. CSPs must document a proven track record of continuing speaking experience and expertise, as well as a commitment to ongoing education, outstanding client service, and ethical behavior. The criteria for this achievement include:

  • 250 documented presentations
  • 20 client evaluations
  • 1 hour professional video speaking before a live audience

DiResta is one of 51 professionals to earn the CSP in the class of 2015. DiResta was honored during a ceremony on July 18 at the 2015 NSA Convention in Washington, D.C.

For more information on the CSP designation, please call NSA headquarters at (480) 968-2552, or visit our website at


Diane DiResta is the founder and CEO of DiResta Communications, Inc, a New York City-based communications skills consultancy serving business leaders who want to communicate with greater impact – whether one-to-one, in front of a crowd, or from an electronic platform. DiResta is the author of Give Fear the Finger and Knockout Presentations, an category best seller and widely used text in college business communication courses.


The National Speakers Association (NSA) is the leading organization for professional speakers. NSA's thousands of members include experts in a variety of industries and disciplines, who reach audiences as trainers, educators, humorists, motivators, consultants, authors and more. Since 1973, NSA has provided resources and education designed to advance the skills, integrity and value of its members and the speaking profession. Visit NSA's website at