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 On-Site Sales Training or a 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 discuss date availability, topics and pricing contact me via email, text, use the short form on this page, or call +1.732.422.6362, 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

Wedding Business Solutions Podcast with Alan Berg CSPAnnouncing the Wedding Business Solutions Podcast with Alan Berg CSP
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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
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, text, use the short form on this page, or call 732.422.6362, international enquiries 001 732 422 6362.

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

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

Having certifications can look like alphabet soup after your name. So, what does it take to get a Global Speaking Fellow and why are there so few in the world. In response to the expanding international nature of the needs of global speaking members, international clients, and global audiences, the Global Speakers Federation 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) – there are fewer than 400 active speakers with this designation worldwide –  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 40 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 14 countries, 5 of them in Spanish (a language I only started learning in 2013), and once I presented in French for a virtual conference of events pros in Canada (another language I taught myself, starting in 2020).

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 email, text, 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.

I was the first 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.

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 on Google

What kind of presentations can you do for us?

Keynotes - to inspire and motivate


For keynote presentations, you can choose from inspirational topics to motivate and inspire your audience/team. You can see all of my current presentation topics here, and of course I can create something completely custom for you.

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

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 about Sales & Marketing; Websites; Reviews and getting Ghosted.You can see all of my current presentation topics here, and of course I can create something completely custom for you.

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 14 countries: the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, India, 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. You can see all of my current presentation topics here, and of course I can create something completely custom for you. 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 on Google

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 en Google

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”.

If you’d like to find out about having me speak or do sales training, for your company, conference or group, please contact me via emailtext, use the short form on this page, or call +1.732.422.6362, international enquiries 001 732 422 6362.

For what other industries do you speak?

Do you speak outside the wedding industry?

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.

Shut Up and Sell Just About AnythingThat 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 , a Software Development company 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 reviews on Google

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 on Google


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

Date/Time Event
02/19/24 - 02/22/24All Day
Photo Booth Expo / Mobile Entertainment Expo (PBX/MEX)
Photo Booth Expo / Mobile Entertainment Expo (PBX/MEX) South Point Casino Hotel, Las Vegas NV

It’s great to be coming back to present at the Photo Booth Expo and Mobile Entertainment Expo again.

03/06/2412:00 am
Regency Senior Living Sales Training
Regency Senior Living Sales Training TBD, Pigeon Forge TN

I’m very excited to be coming for sales training for the managers at Regency Senior Living.

03/11/241:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wedding Expo NM Wedding Sales Workshop
Wedding Expo NM Wedding Sales Workshop Marriott Pyramid North, Albuquerque NM

I’m so excited to be coming back to Albuquerque for a Wedding Sales Workshop with my friends at Wedding Expo NM!

04/09/24All Day
NACE Denver
NACE Denver TBD, Denver CO

It’s been too long since I’ve been to Denver, so I’m thrilled that NACE Denver has asked me to come and speak for their monthly meeting.

04/11/24All Day
Private sales training - Salt Lake City
Private sales training - Salt Lake City Rental Company, Salt Lake City UT

I love progressive companies that invest in sales training, in this case, a company that’s bringing me to Salt Lake City, UT for their sales team. 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.

04/25/249:30 am - 4:00 pm
NACE Madison Mastermind Day
NACE Madison Mastermind Day TBD, Madison WI

Join me and a small group of wedding professionals for a full-day conversion mastermind in Madison, WI, sponsored by NACE Madison.

04/28/24 - 04/30/24All Day
Midwest DJs Live
Midwest DJs Live Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

It’s great to be coming to present at Midwest DJs Live, in person, for the first time.

04/28/249:30 am - 4:00 pm
Milwaukee Mastermind Day
Milwaukee Mastermind Day Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Join me and a small group of wedding professionals for a full-day conversion mastermind in Milwaukee, WI.

04/30/24 - 05/02/24All Day
BSPI Cancun
BSPI Cancun Paradisus Hotel, Cancun Quintana Roo

I’m very happy to be joining my friends at Bridal Show Producers International for an International event in Cancun!

06/24/24 - 06/27/24All Day
Marquee DJ and Photo Booth Business Conference
Marquee DJ and Photo Booth Business Conference Crowne Plaza, Rosemont IL

In-Person events are back! Join me at the Marquee Show in Chicagoland (Rosemont, IL) for 3 days of great learning and networking.

06/24/241:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wedding Lead Conversion Mastermind
Wedding Lead Conversion Mastermind Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center, Rosemont IL

Join me and a small group of wedding and event pros for a 4-hour conversion workshop, just outside Chicago.

08/02/24 - 08/05/24All Day
National Speakers Association - Influence 2024
National Speakers Association - Influence 2024 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 2024.

10/18/24 - 10/21/24All Day
Professional Speakers Association UK & Ireland
Professional Speakers Association UK & Ireland De Vere Hotel, Cirencester

What a thrill to be attending and speaking at the Professional Speakers Association of the UK and Ireland Summit again this year.

11/12/24 - 11/14/24All Day
Wedding MBA 2024
Wedding MBA 2024 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 16 years ago!).

Past Speaking Events

Feb 2024

Sales Workshop @ PBX/MEX

02/19/24 at South Point Casino Hotel

Catersource/The Special Event 2024

02/12/24 - 02/15/24 at Austin Convention Center

Jan 2024

Private sales training - Jacksonville, FL

01/15/24 at Rental company

NSA North Texas Virtual Lab

01/04/24 at

Dec 2023

PlanItExpo Wedding Business Workshop

12/07/23 at ICONA Avalon

Nov 2023

ALWEP Education Event

11/30/23 at Ross Bridge Golf Resort

ALWEP Venue Mastermind Day

11/29/23 at Ross Bridge

WedProCon Mastermind Day

11/16/23 at TBD

WedProCon2023

11/15/23 at Great Wolf Lodge

Wedding MBA 2023

11/06/23 - 11/08/23 at Las Vegas Convention Center

Oct 2023

Professional Speakers Association UK & Ireland

10/12/23 - 10/15/23 at Voco

weddingsonline Supplier Summit 2024

10/09/23 at Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa

Sep 2023

Conversion Workshop @ PBX London

09/19/23 at South Point Casino Hotel

Photo Booth Expo UK - PBX UK

09/18/23 - 09/19/23 at Novotel London West

Aug 2023

Private sales training - OKC

08/22/23 at Gaillardia Country Club

Private sales training - Denton, TX

08/21/23 at Private Venue

Wedding Business Conversion Mastermind

08/17/23 at Bali Hai Beachfront Resort and Spa

SWEL Summer Summit

08/16/23 at The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Wedding Business Conversion Mastermind

08/02/23 at

NAWP Miami-Dade-Broward Day of Education

08/01/23 at Le Meridien

Jul 2023

National Speakers Association - Influence 2023

07/15/23 - 07/18/23 at Rosen Shingle Creek

Wedding Business Conversion Mastermind

07/12/23 at C.B.K. Catering and Events

Jun 2023

Marquee DJ and Photo Booth Business Conference

06/27/23 - 06/29/23 at Hyatt Regency Schaumburg

Venue/Caterer Conversion Mastermind

06/26/23 at Hyatt Regency Schaumburg

Private sales training - Plainfield, NJ

06/14/23 at

May 2023

NSA Pacific Northwest Chapter

05/20/23 at tbd

Apr 2023

Savannah Wedding Vendors - day of education

04/11/23 at tbd

Mar 2023

Catersource/The Special Event 2023

03/27/23 - 03/30/23 at Orange County Convention Center

NACE Philadelphia Day of Education

03/14/23 at tbd

Mastermind/Master Class & NACE Philly Event

03/14/23 at

Feb 2023

Association of Lodging Professionals

02/27/23 at Sheraton Downtown

Conversion Workshop @ PBX/MEX

02/20/23 at South Point Casino Hotel

Photo Booth Expo / Mobile Entertainment Expo (PBX/MEX)

02/20/23 - 02/23/23 at South Point Casino Hotel

American Rental Association - EventsU

02/11/23 at Orange County Convention Center

Private sales training - Columbus, OH

02/06/23 - 02/07/23 at –

Jan 2023

Private sales training - San Marcos, CA

01/24/23 at Private Venue

Private sales training - Georgetown, TN

01/21/23 at The Hideaway at Reed’s Estate

Central New Jersey Mastermind Day

01/17/23 at Stumpy’s Hatchet House

Private sales training - Reno, NV

01/11/23 at The Elm Estate

Dec 2022

Private sales training - Georgetown, TN

12/28/22 at Howe Farms

Venue Group Mastermind Day - Sold Out!

12/19/22 at Avalon Legacy Ranch

National Speakers Association CSP-CPAE Summit

12/16/22 - 12/18/22 at Marriott Dallas Las Colinas

Hill Country Mastermind Day

12/15/22 at Morgan Creek Barn

Nov 2022

Private sales training - Toronto, ON

11/21/22 at Private venue

Hamilton, Ontario Mastermind Day

11/20/22 at Ruby Entertainment Company

Calgary, AB Mastermind Day

11/18/22 at Image of Beauty Offices

Wedding MBA 2022

11/07/22 - 11/09/22 at Las Vegas Convention Center

Oct 2022

Say Yes to St. Lucia Romance Summit 2022

10/13/22 - 10/16/22 at St. Lucia Romance Summit

Sep 2022

Global Speakers Summit

09/29/22 - 10/02/22 at Croake Park

Irish Wedding Summit 2022

09/27/22 at Crowne Plaza


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