Alan Berg, CSP – Speaking Info

If 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, textuse the short form on this page, or call 732.422.6362, international enquiries 001 732 422 6362.

I heard Alan speak in the UK recently and he really is brilliant. I was hooked the moment he started speaking and I was paying full attention throughout his speech. In my line of work, I get to hear a lot of speakers. Rarely do I hear one as good as Alan Berg. Plus, chatting with him afterwards I discovered something else about him – Alan is a jolly nice chap too…!” – 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…

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

What does my Certified Speaking Professional® (CSP) mean to you?

Click to read more about the speaking industry's highest earned designation...

Whenever 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. Only a little over 12 percent of speakers worldwide (600-700 CSPs) 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 15 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 emailtextuse 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.

It has been my pleasure to hear Alan speak on two occasions and I have taken away valuable information each time. I look forward to the next opportunity I have to hear Alan speak as he never disappoints!” – Jeanne Spence, Gourmet Caterers, Boston, MA – 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 emailtextuse 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.

I could write a book about the many things I learned from Alan’s seminars, but, the first thing I will say is the website review session on day 2 for the smaller group was worth the cost of the sponsorship alone. That alone blew me out of the water and opened up my eyes to how I can improve my business.” – Mark Brenneisen, Total Entertainment, Capital District, NY

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 emailtextuse the short form on this page, or call 732.422.6362, international enquiries 001 732 422 6362.

Your sense of timing and pithy humor kept the audience engaged for the entire day – something that’s not easy to do with our group. I would recommend your presentation to any group that’s looking to positively impact their sales.” – Kevin Howard St. John, The Howard Group and Programs Chair – NACE Seattle, WA

What about international speaking?

Do you speak internationally?


Absolutely! To date, I’ve presented in 12 countries: the US, Canada, Mexico, Mumbai, Ireland, the UK, the British Virgin Islands, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Panama, Uruguay, Colombia and UAE (Dubai). I’ve also been presenting a few of my topics in Spanish! (in Panama, Mexico, Uruguay 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 emailtextuse 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

After compiling and reviewing the feedback for both your keynote and workshop session, we are so pleased to share with you that 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

#dubaiweddingsummit was a huge success, very motivating and inspiring. @alanberg @woluae – weddingsonline.ae, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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 emailtextuse 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 emailtextuse the short form on this page, or call 732.422.6362, international enquiries 001 732 422 6362.

Alan’s years of expertise as a speaker and sales/marketing guru gives little to wonder when you hire him for personal consulting. His no BS style makes him personable and easy to do business with, yet professional enough to emulate. – Sondra Sneed, Author & Godscribe, Houston, TX

Just a note to thank you for the knowledge you imparted through the series of presentations you delivered last week and which I can only describe as a unique and effective blend of Digital & Traditional Sales & Marketing best practices. Having been in the Digital arena for best part of seventeen years I can honestly say your approach and delivery was the most comprehensive, yet simple to understand package of presentations and advice I have witnessed. Again I thank you. I look forward to your next visit to Ireland.. – Alister Kidd, International Business Mentor, Kidd & Associates, Dublin, Ireland – 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 NJ – read more reviews

Alan Berg CSP at the SMART Jewelry Show

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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 emailtextuse the short form on this page, or call 732.422.6362, international enquiries 001 732 422 6362.

Date/Time Event
07/08/1811:00 am - 5:30 pm
Private Mastermind Day - Chicago The Westin O’Hare, Rosemont IL

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. Click here, or use the button below, to save $50 when you register today!

07/09/18 - 07/11/18All Day
Marquee DJ and Photo Booth Business Conference The Westin O’Hare, Rosemont IL

Join me for the inaugural Marquee DJ and Photo Booth Business Conference. Check out the schedule of great speakers and sessions.

07/10/185:30 pm - 8:30 pm
NACE Chicago Meeting tbd, Rosemont IL

It’s always great to be able to present for a local NACE Chapter, this time in Chicago, where I haven’t presented in a few years.

07/13/18 - 07/17/18All Day
NSA National Speakers Association
National Speakers Association - Influence 2018 Hilton Anatole, Dallas TX

On the top of my list of events that I will not miss, every year, is the National Speakers Association Annual Convention – Influence 2018.

07/31/187:30 am - 4:30 pm
Transformational Roundtable in Washington, DC WeddingWire’s offices, Chevy Chase Maryland

Are you ready to transform your wedding/event business?
I am hosting a Transformational Roundtable, Tuesday July 31st, the day after WeddingWire World DC – a small group of only up to 8 businesses. This is not presentations, it’s diving deep into your marketing, communications, marketing and sales.

10/03/18 - 10/07/18All Day
SILK Photos
SILK Inspire SILK Inspire, Bangalore Karnataka

What a thrill to be invited to speak at the SILK Inspire conference, in Bangalore, India, at a great conference.

10/16/189:00 am - 5:00 pm
Private sales training - Dallas –, Dallas TX

I love progressive companies that invest in sales training, in this case, a large  company with multiple venues. It shows their commitment to excellence by investing in their team. Companies large, and small, bring me in to work with the sales and customer support teams at hotels, caterers, multi-service businesses and more.

10/19/18 - 10/20/18All Day
Bridelux London Wedding Symposium Ham Yard Hotel, London

I’m chuffed to be invited to speak at the Bridelux London Wedding Symposium, this fall.

10/22/18 - 10/23/18All Day
Better Bridal Group Westgate Lake Resort, Orlando FL

I love working with bridal shops, and this time I get to do so at an annual gathering of some of the nation’s top shops.

11/06/18 - 11/08/18All Day
Wedding MBA 2018 Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas Nevada

Join me for another great Wedding MBA. This time in November.

07/26/19 - 07/30/19All Day
NSA National Speakers Association
National Speakers Association - Influence 2019 Gaylord Rockies, Denver CO

On the top of my list of events that I will not miss, every year, is the National Speakers Association Annual Convention – Influence 2019.

07/31/20 - 08/05/20All Day
NSA National Speakers Association
National Speakers Association - Influence 2020 Gaylord National Harbor, National Harbor MD

On the top of my list of events that I will not miss, every year, is the National Speakers Association Annual Convention – Influence 2020.

Past Speaking Events

Jun 2018

Private Group Mastermind - Knoxville, TN

06/20/18 at –

ArmDJs 11 - Greeneville, Tennessee

06/19/18 at General Morgan Inn & Conference Center

DJ Business Masterclass: The 4 Steps to More Sales

06/18/18 at General Morgan Inn & Conference Center

May 2018

Private sales training - Caterer/Venue

05/30/18 - 05/31/18 at –

Congreso de Bodas y Eventos, Cartagena, Colombia

05/17/18 at Teatro Adolfo Mejía

Complete Music Owners Mastermind Day

05/15/18 at Private venue

Apr 2018

Bridal Show Producers International - BSPI 2018

04/26/18 - 04/29/18 at Marriott on the Falls

Private sales training - Caterer/Venue

04/19/18 at –

WeddingWire World - Miami

04/17/18 at Miramar Cultural Center

Destination Wedding Planners Congress

04/10/18 - 04/13/18 at –

Private sales training - Caterer/Venue

04/04/18 at –

Private Group Mastermind - Portland OR

04/02/18 at –

Mar 2018

Photobooth Expo 2018

03/12/18 - 03/14/18 at The Westgate

Private sales training - Caterer

03/07/18 at –

Private Group Mastermind - Richmond

03/01/18 at –

Feb 2018

Richmond Weddings Pop-Up Wedding Workshop

02/28/18 at The Renaissance

Private sales training - Caterer

02/22/18 at –

Catersource 2018

02/18/18 - 02/21/18 at Caesars Palace

WeddingWire World - LA

02/06/18 at Skirball Cultural Center

Jan 2018

The Special Event Show 2018

01/30/18 - 02/01/18 at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Private sales training - Rental Company

01/06/18 at –

Private sales training - venue group

01/03/18 at –

Dec 2017

Private sales training - venue

12/21/17 at –

Pittsburgh Bridal Showcase Business Academy

12/14/17 at Rivers Club

Private sales training - caterer

12/11/17 at –

Blue Elephant Catering Mastermind Day

12/05/17 at Blue Elephant Catering

Nov 2017

Alabama Wedding & Event Professionals (AWEP)

11/30/17 at Haven

Private Group Mastermind - Adirondack, NY area

11/28/17 at Dunham’s Bay Resort

Irish Wedding Summit

11/16/17 - 11/17/17 at Crowne Plaza

Private Group Mastermind - Chicagoland

11/09/17 at –

Private sales training - national Photo Booth company

11/07/17 at –

Private Group Mastermind - Bowling Green

11/06/17 at Stone Ridge Golf Club

Central Coast Wedding Professionals

11/01/17 at Seacrest Resort

Oct 2017

Private Sales Training - 2 caterers

10/30/17 at —

Private sales training - venue

10/25/17 at –

Pop-Up Wedding Workshop

10/23/17 at Reading Art Works

Wedding MBA 2017

10/02/17 - 10/04/17 at Las Vegas Convention Center

Private Group Mastermind - before Wedding MBA

10/01/17 at The International School of Hospitality

Sep 2017

Midwest Wedding Summit

09/20/17 - 09/21/17 at Hilton Garden Inn, Madison West/Middleton

Southern Wisconsin NACE Pop-Up Wedding Workshop

09/18/17 at tbd

Dubai Wedding Summit

09/11/17 at Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai

Weddings & Events Proactive Professionals

09/04/17 - 09/06/17 at tbd

Aug 2017

Association of Club Catering Professionals Convention

08/28/17 - 08/29/17 at Silverado Resort

Private sales training - museum venue

08/22/17 at Prestigious Museum Venue

Private Group Mastermind - after WeddingWire World DC

08/16/17 at WeddingWire offices

WeddingWire World - DC

08/14/17 - 08/15/17 at Washington Hilton

Twin Cities Wedding Association Mastermind Day

08/02/17 - 08/09/17 at The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis

Twin Cities Wedding Association Wedding Show Workshops

08/01/17 - 08/08/17 at The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis

Jul 2017

ICA - International Caterers Association Board Retreat

07/19/17 at Thompson Hotel

DJ Think Tank Annual Conference

07/17/17 - 07/19/17 at Hilton Philadelphia at Penns Landing


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