Alan Berg, CSP – Speaking Info

Alan Berg CSP at Wedding MBAIf you’re looking for information about having me present an enlightening keynote, actionable workshop, engaging webinar or a Day of Education for your company, conference, association or group, read on. Looking for something else? Click to find out more about having me do a Pop-Up Wedding Workshop, On-Site Sales Training or Group Mastermind Day.

Alan Berg is a can’t miss presenter. I’ve seen him many times and I always come away with something new I can use TODAY! – Ron Davis, Folsom Weddings, Folsom, CA

The best speaker we have ever heard! Great advice and brilliantly funny presentation! @alanberg” – Shades of White, Bridal Shop, Cambridgeshire, UK (on Twitter)

Your Ego boost for the day, Alan – you are the best speaker and expert available in our industry. Your ideas make sense, are rooted in clear thinking… and most important, they are actionable.” – Rich Lange, Remarkable Receptions, Charlotte, NC

For listings, in date order, of where I’ll be speaking soon, click here for my speaking calendar. Then, click the event to find out more about the program and topics, which range from closing more sales & better marketing, to improving websites, choosing a better attitude and a real-world approach to social media. To see short video samples of my presentations, scroll down a little more, or click here for more. To discuss date availability, topics and pricing contact me via email, text, use the short form on this page, or call 732.422.6362, international enquiries 001 732 422 6362.

In my line of work, I get to hear a lot of speakers. Rarely do I hear one as good as Alan Berg.” – Graham Jones, CEO, The Professional Speakers Association, East Sussex, UK

Watch this short video to hear what audience members say after hearing Alan Berg CSP present at conferences around the world…

Wedding Business Solutions Podcast with Alan Berg CSPAnnouncing the Wedding Business Solutions Podcast with Alan Berg CSP

I’m so excited to announce that my new podcast, Wedding Business Solutions, is Live and on the air! I’ve been asked by so many wedding and event pros, like you, why I didn’t have my own podcast, so thank you for the inspiration!
You can listen right now this website, or on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio… and if you prefer, you can watch the episodes on YouTube!
Please subscribe and let me know suggestions for topics and guests.
Listen to the Wedding Business Solutions Podcast on Apple PodcastsWatch Alan Berg's Podcast on YouTube
Your Association Can Afford to bring Alan in to Speak… yes, even with your limited budget!

Alan loves to present for industry associations and your local chapters. He gets that you want to bring the best education to your members, but budgets are always tight. Want to find out how to have Alan come and present the same quality education you’ve seen him present at national conferences and for The Knot, WeddingWire, Easy Weddings and more?

Click here to see his Association Organizer Kit and then contact Alan to discuss date availability and pricing, via email, text, use the short form on this page, or call 732.422.6362, international enquiries 001 732 422 6362.

Association Organizer Info

If this sounds like the kind of reaction you want your audience to have, contact me to discuss date availability and pricing, via email, text, use the short form on this page, or call 732.422.6362, international enquiries 001 732 422 6362.

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Want to see video samples of Alan speaking?

Click to see video highlights from: Make Them Love You, Creating an Exceptional Customer Experience



To find out about having Alan present this, or any of his inspirational, educational and entertaining topics for your company, group, association or conference, contact Alan via emailtext, use the short form on this page, or call 732.422.6362, international enquiries 001 732 422 6362.

Click to see a video of Alan's inspirational story: Don't Paint The House



To find out about having Alan present this, or any of his inspirational, educational and entertaining topics for your company, group, association or conference, contact Alan via emailtext, use the short form on this page, or call 732.422.6362, international enquiries 001 732 422 6362.

Click to see video highlights from Alan's presentation: Angry Brides - Protecting Your Online Reputation



To find out about having Alan present this, or any of his inspirational, educational and entertaining topics for your company, group, association or conference, contact Alan via emailtext, use the short form on this page, or call 732.422.6362, international enquiries 001 732 422 6362.
What do my Certified Speaking Professional™ (CSP) and Global Speaking Fellow mean to you?

Click to read more about the Global Speaking Fellow...

In response to the expanding international nature of the needs of global speaking members, international clients, and global audiences, the Global Speakers Federation has established the framework for a designation that recognizes professional speakers successfully presenting at a global level.

This designation is called the Global Speaking Fellow.

What Are the Criteria?

The Global Speaking Fellow designation is conferred on those who have:

  • received a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), awarded by National Speakers Association (USA) or Professional Speakers Australia OR a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association of the United Kingdom and Ireland (FPSA)
  • proven mastery of the core competencies over a minimum of three years.
  • received favourable reviews by the clients who have hired them.
  • demonstrated sustainability as a global presenter.
  • presented professionally in a designated percentage of the macro geographical. (continental) regions/geographical sub-regions as defined by the United Nations.
  • passed an internal review by an evaluation team of Global Speaking Fellow designation holders.

So, what does my Global Speaking Fellow mean to you? That’s a great question. Having already received my Certified Speaking Professional designation, I’ve already demonstrated a high level of competency and professionalism in my craft. Being one of only 37 Global Speaking Fellows cements my credentials as an international speaking professional, performing for clients and audiences, like you, at a high level across international borders. To date I’ve presented in 13 countries, 5 of them in Spanish (a language I only started learning in 2013).

Currently I am the only Global Speaking Fellow who specializes in the wedding and event industry, and I speak in more and more countries each year. To find out more about the Global Speaking Fellow you can visit the Global Speakers Federation website, or contact me via emailtext, use the short form on this page, or call 732.422.6362, international enquiries 001 732 422 6362.

Click to read more about the Certified Speaking Professional™ designation...

CSP LogoWhenever you see initials after someone’s name you may assume that person is proud of some ambiguous accomplishment. In an industry filled with acronyms (that often feels like alphabet soup), it’s hard to know, as a consumer, what they all mean to you. I know what my CSP® means to me: it’s a validation of many years of hard work on the craft of speaking, attending speaker conferences, taking classes, and constantly striving to improve my speaking ability and presentations, not just my content.

The Certified Speaking Professional™ (CSP®) designation is the speaking industry’s international measure of professional platform skills. When you engage a speaker with a CSP® you can be assured that it is conferred by the National Speakers Association (NSA) only on those who have earned it by meeting strict criteria. According to the NSA the letters ‘CSP’ following a speaker’s name indicate a competent speaking professional, with proven experience, who understands what is required and knows how to deliver client satisfaction. Less than 12 percent of the 5,000+ speakers worldwide, who belong to the 15 member associations of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF), currently hold this professional designation. In short, achieving a CSP® is no small feat, and it’s a highly respected designation by meeting and event planners worldwide.

What Are the Criteria?

  • Every CSP must…
  • Maintain membership in the National Speakers Association and subscribe to the Code of Professional Ethics.
  • Serve a minimum of 100 different paying clients within 5 years.
  • Present and document a minimum of 250 professional, paid speaking engagements within this same 5-year period.
  • Submit professionally prepared promotional materials.
  • Receive excellent ratings from 20 past clients on professional performance evaluations.
  • Continue education in the professional speaking field.
  • 4 current CSPs watch and evaluate an unedited video of Alan speaking live at a conference

So, what does my CSP® mean to you? I have been speaking professionally for over 20 years, and I’ve been a proud member of the National Speakers Association since 2007, where I’ve also been privileged to present. You can be assured that I continue my professional education and training, every year, through conferences and workshops, specifically designed to help speakers improve their platform skills. Just as with your business, this is a life-long journey towards excellence in the field. It’s a never ending quest to be the best I can be for you and your audience.

Currently I am the only Certified Speaking Professional® who specializes in the wedding and event industry, and I speak in more and more countries each year. To find out more about the CSP you can visit NSASpeaker.org, or contact me via emailtext, use the short form on this page, or call 732.422.6362, international enquiries 001 732 422 6362.

Pop-Up Wedding WorkshopWant to have a unique, fun event in your area. Click the image to find out about having me do a Pop-Up Wedding Workshop in your town. Your topics can range from closing more sales & better marketing, to improving websites, choosing a better attitude and a real-world approach to social media.

To discuss date availability, topics and pricing for your Pop-Up Wedding Workshop contact me via emailtext, use the short form on this page, or call 732.422.6362, international enquiries 001 732 422 6362.

You’re probably the only speaker I can listen to without once looking at my watch.” – Aldo Ryan, Aldo Ryan Entertainment, New York & New Jersey – read more reviews

What kind of presentations can you do for us?

Keynotes - to inspire and motivate


For keynote presentations, you can choose from inspirational topics such as “Your Attitude for Success”, “Creating an Exceptional Customer Experience” to “Are You Too Busy To Be Successful” and “Bridal Black Belt”. To see short samples of my presentations scroll up this page.

Your insights into our industry and work were uncanny.” – David Young, Nutraease, Madison, WI – read more reviews

If you’d like to find out about having me present an inspirational keynote address for your company, conference or group, please contact me via emailtext, use the short form on this page, or call 732.422.6362, international enquiries 001 732 422 6362.

Workshops & Breakouts - real tools you can use right away

Alan Berg doing a workshop for the Bay Area Wedding Network - Michelle Walker Photographer

Whether it's closing more sales, improving your website, handling email inquiries, having a more successful attitude or other business topics, Alan's versatility and deep business knowledge makes him an in-demand speaker for workshops and breakout sessions at conferences domestically and internationally.

For workshops and breakouts you can choose from such topics as Sales & Marketing topics as: “Close More Sales, Today!”, “Angry Brides – Protecting your online reputation” and creating better printed marketing materials with “Collateral Damage”. – For Websites you can have: “10 Ways Your Website is Killing Your Business”, “The One-Page Website” and “5 Things You Wish You Knew Before You Made Your Website… and how to fix them now!”  – For dealing with Gen Y and new media: “8 Tips for Better Email Conversations” and “Can Your Business Survive Without Social Media”. To see short samples of my presentations scroll up this page.

It’s obvious he knows what he’s talking about, and shares it in an interesting, passionate way with just a touch of humor and trademark grin!” – AJ Falcon, DJ AJ Falcon, Miami, FL

If you’d like to find out about having me present actionable workshops and breakouts for your company, conference or group, please contact me via emailtext, use the short form on this page, or call 732.422.6362, international enquiries 001 732 422 6362.

I really enjoyed and had some great takeaways from Alan’s multiple presentations. Would run to see him speak again! – Tracy Mueller on Facebook

What about international speaking?

Do you speak internationally?


Absolutely! To date, I’ve presented in 13 countries: the US, Canada, Mexico, Mumbai, Ireland, the UK, the British Virgin Islands, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Panama, Uruguay, Colombia, Guatemala and UAE (Dubai). I’ve also presented in 5 countries in Spanish! (in Panama, Mexico, Uruguay, Guatemala and Colombia – on sales, pricing and websites) My topics are about sales, websites, business, inspiration and choosing a better attitude. Those are universal messages. While weddings are different around the world, the business of weddings is very similar wherever I go. To see short samples of some of my presentations scroll up this page or click here for more samples. If you’d like to enquire about having me speak in your country, please contact me via emailtext, use the short form on this page, or call 732.422.6362, international enquiries 001 732 422 6362.

Engaging, energetic, enlightening and encouraging! Listening to Alan speak at the recent Weddings Online conference was time well spent. – Eamon Crosby, The Bentley Boys, Dublin & Galway, Ireland – read more reviews

Our attendees thought that your sessions were fantastic and that you were a high energy & knowledgeable speaker. – Gauri Dhawan, QnA International, Dubai – Destination Wedding Planners Congress, Los Cabos Mexico 2018

Para mi las conferencias y libros de Alan no solo son ricas en contenido, van mucho mas allá, son una fuente de inspiración para hacer las cosas, hacerlas bien y completar cada tarea que nos propongamos. – Minty Castilla, organizadora de Love Mexico, Mexico Romántico y Congreso Latinoamericano de Bodas y Eventos Especiales, Guadalajara, Mexico – lee más

His content is very meaningful and he delivers it with passion and purpose. And with a smile.” – Ankit Singh, Wedding Photographer, India

Looking for a unique way to thank the other industry professionals who refer business to you? Have me conduct a private Day of Education just for them, as your way of saying Thanks for referring business to us. That may even encourage others to want to be part of that privileged “club”.

To see short samples of my presentations scroll up this page. If you’d like to find out about having me speak, conduct a Pop-Up Wedding Workshop or do sales training, for your company, conference or group, please contact me via emailtext, use the short form on this page, or call 732.422.6362, international enquiries 001 732 422 6362.

For what other industries do you speak?

Do you speak outside the wedding industry?

Alan Berg at the Global Speakers Federation meeting

Here's Alan at the Global Speakers Federation meeting at the National Speakers Association annual conference in Philadelphia

Yes, of course! I don’t speak about weddings or events. I speak about business topics including sales, websites, having a better attitude and more. More often than not my audience consists of people whose businesses touch the wedding and event industry, but that makes sense since I’ve been around it for so long.

That said, I’ve done sales trainings 3 times for an HVAC manufacturer’s reps, spoken for the Florida Magazine Association and the Summer Conference Series of the Florida Club Managers Association, just to name a few. I’ve consulted with a Security Systems company, a Private Jet Charter firm and I’ve had people in my audience ranging from dentists and professional speakers to investment bankers.

You can see from the range of my topics that they’re applicable to most small and medium-sized businesses. While a few have titles that include wedding-ish words, almost all of my topics can be tailored to a non-wedding business as the core of them apply to most industries. To see if we’re a good fit for each other, please contact me via emailtext, use the short form on this page, or call 732.422.6362, international enquiries 001 732 422 6362.

His no BS style makes him personable and easy to do business with, yet professional enough to emulate. – Sondra Sneed, Author & Godscribe, Houston, TX

He’s incredibly knowledgable on anything related to marketing a wedding business.” – Alison Hargreaves, Guides for Brides, Oxfordshire, UK – Read more

Alan’s Training at the NSA Mountain West Chapter meeting was authentically Relevant, Fresh, Entertaining and Valuable. I am excited to implement all the juicy secrets he shared with us!” – Mariée Faye, Coach Marie, South Jordan, UT

Alan Berg is fantastic. He is smart, articulate, and inspiring. His advice is priceless and the experiences he shares will make you laugh out loud.” – Caitlin Vance, Hotels Unlimited, 10 properties in NJread more reviews


Upcoming Speaking Events

Here are my upcoming speaking engagements. Click on any of the titles to read more about that event and for a link to the conference’s site. To find out more about these, or any conference where you’d like me to speak, contact me via emailtext, use the short form on this page, or call 732.422.6362, international enquiries 001 732 422 6362.

Date/Time Event
10/17/21 - 10/18/21All Day
Central Coast Bridal Expo and Workshop
Central Coast Bridal Expo and Workshop

I’m excited to be presenting for couples at the CCB Expo and then for the exhibitors at an all-day workshop.

11/01/213:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Twin Cities NACE
Twin Cities NACE

I’m happy to be doing a virtual presentation for Twin Cities NACE, 4 steps to More Sales-Mastering the process from Inquiry to the Close.

11/02/21 - 11/03/21All Day
Wedding Pro COR NYC
Wedding Pro COR NYC

Wedding Pro live events are back! I’m happy to be presenting in NYC for this much-anticipated event.

11/08/21 - 11/10/21All Day
Wedding MBA 2021
Wedding MBA 2021 Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas Nevada

Keeping my streak going, I’ll be presenting again at the Wedding MBA conference in Las Vegas (I’ve presented at every WMBA since they started, over 14 years ago!).

11/08/2110:00 am - 3:00 pm
Las Vegas Mastermind Day
Las Vegas Mastermind Day tbd, Las Vegas NV

How can you benefit from my sales training, without footing the bill for the day yourself? A few success-minded businesses are getting together to have me do another Mastermind Day before Wedding MBA – they’ll share the experience and the cost.

11/15/21 - 11/16/21All Day
Lake George Presentations and Master Class
Lake George Presentations and Master Class Dunham’s Bay Resort, Lake George NY

I’m so excited to be coming back to Lake George, NY for another great day of education.

02/09/22All Day
BENG - Bridal and Event Networking Group
BENG - Bridal and Event Networking Group

I’m happy to be coming to the Houston area for BENG, Bridal and Event Networking Group, for an all-day workshop.

03/27/22All Day
Pro Mobile DJ Conference
Pro Mobile DJ Conference Village Hotel Solihull, Solihull Shirley

I’m very excited to be speaking at the Pro Mobile Conference in Birmingham, UK.

03/28/229:30 am - 4:00 pm
DJ Mastermind Day - Birmingham UK
DJ Mastermind Day - Birmingham UK Village Hotel Solihull, Solihull Shirley

How can you benefit from my sales training, without footing the bill for the day yourself? Join other success-minded businesses for a Mastermind Day – share the experience and the cost. 

11/02/22 - 11/04/22All Day
Bridelux Symposium Paris, France
Bridelux Symposium Paris, France Hôtel de Crillon, Paris

I’m so excited to be invited back to speak at the Bridelux Symposium for the 3rd year, this time in Paris, France! You should attend this!

11/02/229:30 am - 4:00 pm
Bridelux Mastermind Day
Bridelux Mastermind Day Hôtel Lutetia, Paris

While I’m in Paris for the Bridelux Symposium I’ll be doing a very special, limited seating Mastermind Day.

Past Speaking Events

Aug 2021

MWE-OKC Wedding Pro Conference

08/17/21 at Coles Garden

Jul 2021

NAWP Day of Education

07/26/21 at

Catersource/The Special Event 2021

07/18/21 - 07/22/21 at Miami Beach Convention Center

Jun 2021

Marquee DJ and Photo Booth Business Conference

06/22/21 - 06/24/21 at Deerfield Hyatt

In-Person Master Class - How to not get ghosted & live website reviews

06/21/21 at Hyatt Regency Deerfield

Mar 2021

Group Website Review Training

03/24/21 at

DJ's -Only Group Website Review Training

03/22/21 at

Master Class Workshop: How to reply to inquiries without getting ghosted! - Part I

03/16/21 at

Feb 2021

Group Website Review Training

02/22/21 at

Jan 2021

Master Class Workshop: How to reply to inquiries without getting ghosted! - Part I

01/19/21 at

Free Webinar: 4 Reasons Why You're Getting Ghosted On Your Email Replies

01/11/21 at

Group Website Review Session

01/06/21 at

Dec 2020

Webinar: 3 Easy Things You Should Do Now To Get Your Website Ready for Engagement Season

12/17/20 at

Nov 2020

Group Website Review

11/24/20 at

Master Class: How to reply to inquiries without getting ghosted! - Part I

11/23/20 at

Wedding MBA 2020

11/10/20 - 11/12/20 at Las Vegas Convention Center

Oct 2020

Webinar: Selling Your Way To The New Norm In The Wedding & Events Industry

10/21/20 at

Gather & Soar Summit 2020

10/19/20 - 10/21/20 at

Webinar - Top Down Selling for a Better Bottom Line

10/14/20 at

Wedding Pro COR

10/05/20 - 10/08/20 at

Sep 2020

Close More Sales Workshop

09/30/20 at

Group Website Review Session

09/29/20 at

3 biggest mistakes wedding pros make with their Facebook + Instagram Ads

09/22/20 at

Lead Conversion Workshop

09/17/20 at

SEO, Hosting and more - The Best Kept Website Secrets for Your Wedding Business

09/14/20 at

The Opulent Summit

09/10/20 - 09/12/20 at

Aug 2020

Group Website Review

08/24/20 at

Lead Conversion Workshop

08/20/20 at

ILEA Denver

08/18/20 at

NAWP Day of Education

08/11/20 at tbd

Private Mastermind Day

08/10/20 at Private group

Maryland Mastermind Day

08/04/20 at TBD

Jul 2020

National Speakers Association - Influence 2020

07/31/20 - 08/05/20 at Gaylord National Harbor

Demystifying Contact Tracing, Featuring VenueX

07/28/20 at

Lead Conversion Workshop

07/23/20 at

Group Website Review

07/22/20 at

Capturing WOW Summit

07/05/20 at

Jun 2020

NACE Philadelphia Lead Conversion Workshop

06/29/20 at

Group Website Review

06/25/20 at

ILEA Detroit Webinar

06/24/20 at

NACE Philadelphia Webinar

06/16/20 at

Group Sales Conversion Workshop

06/04/20 at

Group Website Review

06/03/20 at

Metropolitan Weddings Master Class and Workshop

06/01/20 at 425 Downtown Events & Catering

May 2020

NSA CT Remote Presentation

05/28/20 at

Webinar: Selling Your Way To The New Norm In The Wedding & Events Industry

05/27/20 at

Marketing your Irish Wedding Venue Now

05/26/20 at

BBG Webinar

05/12/20 at

Mar 2020

Pro Mobile UK Virtual Conference

03/30/20 at

Private sales training - London, UK

03/23/20 at Private location


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