CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame
In Feb.1977, the National Speakers Association (NSA) established the Council of Peers Award for Excellence Speaker Hall of Fame to honor professional speakers who have reached the top echelon of platform excellence.
Admission into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame is a lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism. Inductees are evaluated by their peers through a rigorous and demanding process. Each candidate must excel in seven categories: material, style, experience, delivery, image, professionalism and communication. The award is not based on celebrity status, number of speeches, amount of income or volunteer involvement in NSA.
To date, 173 men and women have been inducted into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame. Up to five new inductees are named each year at a gala celebration held in conjunction with the NSA National Convention. There are currently 116 living members of the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame.
In 1987 Thom was inducted into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame
Thom personally has also received the Cavett Award, the highest award given by the 4000 members of the National Speakers Association to only one person each year who gives back to the industry of his time, talent and gifts.
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