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.

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 do my Certified Speaking Professional™ (CSP) and Global Speaking Fellow mean to you?

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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 33 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 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.

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 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’ve been in the direct sales business for 34 years now and I’ve read many books, listened to a million CD’s and heard many speakers in person so I feel I’m qualified to say ‘Alan is truly one of my favorite speakers’.” – Lou Knerr, Hy Cite Enterprises, Madison, WI

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.

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 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

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 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
07/15/19All Day
Private sales training - Kansas City –, Kansas City MO

I love progressive companies that invest in sales training, in this case, 3 Bridal Shops are coming together to spend the day with me. 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.

07/17/198:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Knot Pro Experience - Cleveland –, Cleveland OH

I’m so excited to be speaking at the Pro Experience with The Knot & WeddingWire – in Cleveland!

07/18/19All Day
Bambini Soiree Summit Eden Roc Hotel, Miami FL

I’m so honored to be invited to present at the Bambini Soiree Summit in Miami.

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.

08/12/19All Day
Private sales training - La Crosse, WI –, La Crosse WI

I love progressive companies that invest in sales training, in this case this a venue whom I’ve worked with on the phone and is now having me on-site. 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.

08/14/19All Day
NAC Annual Conference –, Nashville TN

I’m very excited to be invited back for the NAC – North American Collective of DJs and MCs annual conference. It’s a great group who are dedicated to professionalism, ethics and excellence.

08/20/19All Day
Wed Midwest Conference tbd, Kansas City MO

I’m very happy to be invited to present at the first-ever Wed Midwest Conference in Kansas City this summer.

08/21/199:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wed Midwest Conference - Mastermind Day tbd, Kansas City MO

In addition to speaking at the Wed Midwest Conference, I’ll be doing a very small group Mastermind Day the day after the conference! Be one of only 10 businesses to attend!

08/25/19 - 08/26/19All Day
Association of Club Catering Professionals Convention The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs CO

I’m very excited to be coming back to the ACCP conference to present, again, at this year’s conference. Always a fantastic event and venue!

09/04/19All Day
Private sales training - Laredo, TX –, Laredo TX

I love progressive companies that invest in sales training, in this case this a venue whom I’ve worked with on the phone and is now having me on-site. 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.

09/05/19All Day
Private sales training - Collegeville, PA –, Collegeville PA

I love progressive companies that invest in sales training, in this case, a company with 3 wedding & event 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.

10/09/199:30 am - 4:00 pm
Private Mastermind Day - St. Louis, MO tbd, St. Louis MO

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 in for a Mastermind Day – they’ll share the experience and the cost. 

10/14/19 - 10/16/19All Day
Wedding MBA 2019 Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas Nevada

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

10/20/19 - 10/22/19All Day
Better Bridal Group Westgate Lake Resort, Orlando FL

I love working with bridal shops, and this time I get to go back to the annual gathering of some of the nation’s top shops.

10/30/19 - 11/01/19All Day
Bridelux London Wedding Symposium The Savoy, London

I’m chuffed to be invited back to speak at the Bridelux London Wedding Symposium, this fall at the amazing Savoy and Langham Hotels.

11/13/19 - 11/15/19All Day
WIN Africa 2019
WIN Africa 2019 Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club, Ridgeways Nairobi

I’m very excited to be speaking in Nairobi for the first time for what is going to be a fantastic event… WIN Africa 2019!

03/31/209:30 am - 4:00 pm
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. 

04/01/209:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wedding Supplier 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 while I’m already in the UK! 

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

Jul 2019

Private Mastermind Day - Chicago area

07/09/19 at Deerfield Hyatt

Marquee DJ and Photo Booth Business Conference

07/08/19 - 07/10/19 at The Westin O’Hare

Jun 2019

Private sales training - Maui

06/30/19 - 07/01/19 at –

Private sales training - Melbourne

06/24/19 at –

Easy Weddings - Training

06/21/19 at –

Easy Weddings Evolve Conference

06/18/19 - 06/19/19 at Four Seasons Hotel

Private Mastermind Day

06/13/19 at Vintner’s Inn

Private Mastermind Day - Minneapolis

06/12/19 at –

Private Mastermind Day

06/12/19 at Mountain House Estate

May 2019

Complete Music Owners Meeting

05/20/19 - 05/21/19 at Private venue

Private sales training - Bay Area

05/08/19 - 05/09/19 at –

Private Mastermind Day - Canton/Detroit

05/07/19 at –

Private sales training - Clarkston, MI

05/06/19 at –

Private sales training - Collegeville, PA

05/02/19 at –

Apr 2019

Private Mastermind Day - Houston

04/30/19 at tbd

The Pro Experience with The Knot & WeddingWire - Houston

04/29/19 at Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria

The Pro Experience with The Knot & WeddingWire - Charlotte

04/23/19 at The Ballantyne

Private Mastermind Day - Charlotte

04/22/19 at Private Conference Center

Private sales training - Camp Hill, PA

04/17/19 at –

Mar 2019

Private sales training - North Beach, MD

03/28/19 at –

Private sales training - Queens Village, NY

03/25/19 at –

Mobile Beat 23

03/11/19 - 03/14/19 at Tropicana Hotel

National Speakers Association Greater Los Angeles Chapter

03/09/19 at –

Feb 2019

Catersource 2019

02/24/19 - 02/27/19 at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

American Rental Association - Events In Tents

02/16/19 at Anaheim Convention Center

WeddingWire World - San Francisco

02/05/19 at City View at Metreon

Jan 2019

Private sales training - Doylestown, PA

01/23/19 at –

The Special Event Show 2019

01/08/19 - 01/10/19 at San Diego Convention Center

Private sales training - Collegeville, PA

01/03/19 at –

Private sales training - Easton, MD

01/02/19 at –

Dec 2018

Hy-Cite Corporation

12/19/18 at –

Private On-Site Consulting Day

12/17/18 at –

Nov 2018

Wedding MBA 2018

11/06/18 - 11/08/18 at Las Vegas Convention Center

Oct 2018

Better Bridal Group

10/22/18 - 10/23/18 at Westgate Lake Resort

Bridelux London Wedding Symposium

10/19/18 - 10/20/18 at Ham Yard Hotel

Private sales training - Dallas

10/16/18 at –

SILK Inspire

10/03/18 - 10/07/18 at SILK Inspire

Jul 2018

Transformational Roundtable in Washington, DC

07/31/18 at WeddingWire’s offices

National Speakers Association - Influence 2018

07/13/18 - 07/17/18 at Hilton Anatole

NACE Chicago Meeting

07/10/18 at tbd

Marquee DJ and Photo Booth Business Conference

07/09/18 - 07/11/18 at The Westin O’Hare

Private Mastermind Day - Chicago

07/08/18 at The Westin O’Hare

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

Bridal Show Producers International - BSPI 2019

04/25/18 - 04/28/18 at –


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