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 emailuse 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

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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 emailuse 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 emailuse 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 emailuse 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 email, 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 emailuse 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 emailuse 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 emailuse 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! I’ve presented in the US, Canada, Mexico, Mumbai, Ireland, the UK, the British Virgin Islands, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Panama, Uruguay and Dubai. I’ve even begun presenting a few of my topics in Spanish! 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 emailuse 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

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 emailuse the short form on this page, or call 732.422.6362, international enquiries 001 732 422 6362.[/toggle]

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

Date/Time Event
04/04/179:00 am - 5:00 pm
Private sales training - venue group Southern California, La Verne CA

I’m always happy to be invited back for continuing sales training. This venue group has brought me 4 times already, and now we’re doing a tour of 3 cities, in one week, to get their sales team excited and trained with the latest skills. Companies large, and small, bring me in to work with the sales and customer support teams at hotels, caterers, multi-service businesses and more.

04/05/179:00 am - 5:00 pm
Private sales training - venue group Northern California, San Ramon CA

I’m always happy to be invited back for continuing sales training. This venue group has brought me 4 times already, and now we’re doing a tour of 3 cities, in one week, to get their sales team excited and trained with the latest skills. Companies large, and small, bring me in to work with the sales and customer support teams at hotels, caterers, multi-service businesses and more.

04/06/179:00 am - 5:00 pm
Private sales training - venue group Colorado, Thornton CO

I’m always happy to be invited back for continuing sales training. This venue group has brought me 4 times already, and now we’re doing a tour of 3 cities, in one week, to get their sales team excited and trained with the latest skills. Companies large, and small, bring me in to work with the sales and customer support teams at hotels, caterers, multi-service businesses and more.

04/07/179:00 am - 3:00 pm
NSA National Speakers Association
NSA St. Louis Chapter tbd, St. Louis MO

I’m very happy to be invited to speak for the local St. Louis chapter of the National Speakers Association.

04/18/171:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pop-Up Wedding Workshop
Exclusively Entertainment Pop-Up Wedding Workshop tbd, Washington DC

What a thrill to be doing a Pop-Up Wedding Workshop in the DC area. I’m teaming up with Exclusively Entertainment to bring this great business education to wedding and event pros, like you.

04/20/171:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ILEA Master Class - Northern NJ Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel, Rutherford NJ

How can you benefit from my sales training, without footing the bill for the day yourself? Join other success-minded wedding and event pros for a Mastermind Class!

04/20/176:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ILEA NJ North
ILEA New Jersey North Workshop Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel, Rutherford NJ

It’s great to speaking for my local ILEA New Jersey North chapter. I’ll be doing a group mastermind prior to the workshop, but for only up to 10 people.

04/26/1710:00 am - 4:00 pm
Private Group Mastermind - Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe, Santa Fe NM

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.

04/27/17 - 04/30/17All Day
BSPI Bridal Show Producers International
Bridal Show Producers International - BSPI Hilton Buffalo Thunder Resort, Santa Fe NM

What do you call it when some of the industry’s top show producers get together for their own event? We call it BSPI 2017!

05/01/17 - 05/02/17All Day
WeddingWire World - LA Anaheim Marriott and Convention Center, Anaheim CA

WeddingWire World is coming back to the Los Angeles area, and this time for a 2-day conference.

05/08/179:00 am - 5:00 pm
Private sales training - venue Wedding & Event Venue, Wrentham MA

Companies large, and small, bring me in to work with the sales and customer support teams at hotels, caterers, multi-service businesses and more.

05/09/179:00 am - 5:00 pm
Private sales training - venue Leading Caterer of America member, - Rhode Island

Companies large, and small, bring me in to work with the sales and customer support teams at hotels, caterers, multi-service businesses and more.

05/10/179:30 am - 5:00 pm
Rhode Island Wedding Group
Rhode Island Wedding Group Pop-Up Wedding Workshop Lake Pearl, Wrentham MA

It’s great to be coming back to New England for another Pop-Up Wedding Workshop with the Rhode Island Wedding Group.

05/15/179:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wedding Fair USA Sales Workshop Cornhusker Marriott, Lincoln NE

After coming to Nebraska for years with The Knot, I’m finally coming out for a Sales Workshop, with Wedding Fair USA.

05/16/17All Day
Complete Music Owners Mastermind Day Private venue, Omaha NE

I’m very happy to be coming to Omaha, a town where I’ve spent a lot of time, for a special Private Mastermind Day with the Complete Music owners group.

07/07/17 - 07/12/17All Day
NSA National Speakers Association
National Speakers Association - Influence 2017 Disney’s Swan & Dolphin, Orlando FL

On the top of my list of events that I will not miss, every year, is the National Speakers Association Annual Convention – Influence 2017.

07/17/17 - 07/19/17All Day
DJ Think Tank Annual Conference Hilton Philadelphia at Penns Landing, Philadelphia PA

I’m very excited to be coming back for the annual DJ Think Tank conference, this time in Philly. I have so many DJ friends, and clients, that it’s great to be able to not only present for them, but to hang out at the social events.

08/14/17 - 08/15/17All Day
WeddingWire World - DC Washington Hilton, Washington DC

WeddingWire World is coming back to the Washington DC area, and this time for a 2-day conference.

08/28/17 - 08/29/17All Day
Association of Club Catering Professionals Convention Silverado Resort, Napa CA

Napa and Club Catering Professionals, what a great combination.

09/04/17 - 09/06/17All Day
Weddings & Events Proactive Professionals tbd, Cancun Quintana Roo

Es muy emoncianante de presntar en esta conferencia otra vez. – I’m very excited to be invited back to speak again for the Weddings & Events Proactive Professionals conference in Mexico.

09/11/17All Day
WeddingsOnline.ie
Dubai Wedding Summit Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai, Dubai

I’m very honored to be the featured speaker at the 4th Dubai Wedding Summit for weddingsonline.ae

09/18/17All Day
Southern Wisconsin NACE Pop-Up Wedding Workshop tbd, Milwaukee WI

What a thrill to be coming to Milwaukee, for the first time, to present a Pop-Up Wedding Workshop for the Southern Wisconsin NACE Chapter.

09/20/17 - 09/21/17All Day
Midwest Wedding Summit Hilton Garden Inn, Madison West/Middleton, Middleton WI

This is going to be a great, multi-day event, with many speakers and events. Join me, Kathryn Hamm, Susan Southerland and others for education and social events.

10/01/1711:00 am - 5:00 pm
Private Group Mastermind - before Wedding MBA Las Vegas Area Venue, Las Vegas NV

Coming to Wedding MBA? I’m coming in a day early to host a special small-group Mastermind Day. Want to benefit from my sales training, without footing the bill for the day yourself? Join other success-minded wedding and event pros for a Mastermind Day – share the experience and the cost.

10/02/17 - 10/04/17All Day
Wedding MBA 2017 Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas Nevada

The 2016 Wedding MBA is barely over and I’m honored to already be invited back to speak at the 2017 conference.

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.

07/26/19 - 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

Mar 2017

Photobooth Expo 2017

03/20/17 - 03/22/17 at The Westgate

Catersource 2017

03/12/17 - 03/15/17 at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

NSA New Jersey Social Media Panel

03/09/17 at Hilton Garden Inn

Private sales training - Entertainment Company

03/08/17 at Entertainment Company

Private sales training - venue

03/06/17 at Wedding & Event Venue

Feb 2017

Association of Wedding Professionals Sell More Weddings Seminar

02/28/17 at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church

American Rental Association - Events In Tents

02/25/17 at Orange County Convention Center

Private sales training - venue

02/21/17 at Golf Club Venue

CASAR 2017

02/16/17 - 02/17/17 at Mayakoba Riviera Maya

El Instituto Coluinario De Mexico presents Alan Berg

02/07/17 at tbd

Jan 2017

Calgary Bridal Alliance

01/31/17 at tbd

Pop-Up Wedding Workshop

01/23/17 at The Cork Factory Hotel

The Special Event Show

01/11/17 - 01/12/17 at Long Beach Convention Center

Private sales training - LCA Northeast

01/10/17 at Private venue

Dec 2016

Private Group Mastermind - Kansas City, MO

12/07/16 at Private venue

Private sales training - venue

12/06/16 at Private Sales Training

Nov 2016

Private Group Mastermind - Media, PA

11/29/16 at Private venue

Private sales training - venue

11/16/16 at Private Sales Training

Irish Wedding Summit

11/10/16 at Knightsbrook Hotel & Spa

UK Wedding Conference

11/08/16 at Whittlebury Park Golf and Country Club

UK DJ Mastermind

11/06/16 at Guides for Brides Offices

Blue Elephant Catering Masterind Day

11/02/16 at Blue Elephant Catering

Maine Wedding Association Day of Education

11/01/16 at Senator Inn and Spa

Oct 2016

Wedding Professionals Association of Central Oregon - Pop-Up Wedding Workshop

10/25/16 at tbd

Private Group Mastermind - Portland, OR

10/24/16 at Crowne Plaza Hotel Portland Downtown

Private sales training - venue

10/19/16 at Private Sales Training

Private Group Mastermind - Philadelphia

10/18/16 at Drexelbrook Catering & Special Events

Greater Philadelphia, South Jersey, Delaware Chapter of NACE

10/18/16 at tbd

Wedding MBA 2016

10/03/16 - 10/05/16 at Las Vegas Convention Center

Private Group Mastermind - Las Vegas

10/02/16 at The International School of Hospitality

Sep 2016

Mumbai Wedding Summit

09/22/16 at Hilton Hotel Mumbai International Airport

Dubai Wedding Summit

09/19/16 at Palazzo Versace Dubai

Weddings & Events Proactive Professionals

09/12/16 - 09/15/16 at Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an

Private sales training - venue

09/07/16 at Private Sales Training

Aug 2016

Private Group Mastermind - Nashville

08/31/16 at Montell’s at the Manor

ADJA - Photobooth Association Webinar

08/30/16 at

Association of Club Catering Professionals Convention

08/30/16 at Omni Hotel

Wedding Business 3.0 - Uruguay

08/21/16 - 08/22/16 at Regency Park Hotel + Spa

Wedding Planner Breakfast Education in Panama

08/18/16 at Riande Granada Hotel

Raleigh Private Group Mastermind

08/10/16 at Providence Biltmore

Rhode Island Wedding Group - Sell More Weddings Summit

08/09/16 at Providence Biltmore

Private sales training - venue

08/08/16 at Private Sales Training

Jul 2016

National Speakers Association Annual Convention

07/22/16 - 07/27/16 at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

Triangle Bridal Association Summit

07/21/16 at Aloft Hotel

Raleigh Private Group Mastermind

07/20/16 at Aloft Hotel

Wedding411 Day of Education

07/12/16 at Radisson Cross Keys

Jun 2016

ARM DJS 9.0

06/20/16 - 06/22/16 at General Morgan Inn & Conference Center

ISES NJ North Garden State Gala

06/14/16 at Maritime Parc

May 2016

Private Group Mastermind

05/18/16 at Club Lucky

Private sales training - venue

05/16/16 at Private Sales Training


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