The German Speakers Association (GSA) is an 800-member national and international professional development group for speakers, trainer, coaches and anyone wanting to professionalise the quality of their public speaking skills. Although our main language in the organization is German, we welcome non-native speaking professionals to join our organization, and become part of the only internationally certified speaking organization in our country. In addition to our members in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, we are connected to an additional 6,000 speakers globally though our association with our umbrella organization, the Global Speakers Federation (GSF).
Some of the most experienced speaking professionals in our industry enjoy the membership offered by the GSA. Together, we support our professional and non-professional members through educational programs and networking to advance the business of public speaking as a profession.
• Qualified professional training courses
• The opportunity for collegial exchange
• An increased visibility on the speaking market
• Networking opportunities with agencies, publishers, media representatives and professional service providers in our industry
• Promoting the social appreciation of speech and lobbying as a professional association
The GSA offers its members access to internationally recognised certifications, runs its own Professional Speaking Academy, and provides a much sought after professional mentoring program. Through a combination of our main organization, the individual regional groups and the chapters in Austria and Switzerland, we also organize approximately 80 events annually, showcasing more than 150 presenters/presentations.
The highlight of our branch is the annual International GSA Convention– a multi-day event offering the opportunity to learn the latest developments in the speaking industry and to network with hundreds of other national and international speaking professionals. Also at this event, the GSA presents the German Speaker Award to renowned personalities and public figures.