Established in 2006 at the 2nd AGM of the PSASA, the Stef du Plessis Award was awarded for the first time at the 3rd annual convention of the PSASA in April 2008, and will be awarded annually thereafter (it was felt that PSASA needed to build up some of its own history prior to nominating the first recipient). It is envisaged that this award will become the industry’s most cherished award.
This Award recognises a PSASA member whose outstanding contribution to the association and to the speaking industry over the years have earned the utmost respect, honour and admiration in the association and the profession. Their actions have consistently epitomised sharing, guiding, supporting and encouragement of other members. They have been instrumental in growing the speaking industry as a whole. Their commitment to excellence and professionalism as a professional speaker provides a role model for us all.
There will be only one recipient per annum. The award recipient will receive a floating trophy, and a miniature replica to keep. Their names are inscribed on the trophy forever and they may use the title “Recipient of the Stef du Plessis Award” or “Recipient of the PSASA Founders Award” in their signature and on stationery. The award is made at the gala awards evening of the annual convention, and is the climax of the evening.
Induction of an expert in to the Southern Africa Speaker Hall of Fame is a lifetime achievement award. It recognises overall high levels of success, and is the second highest honour of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa. It reflects outstanding success in the field of speaking, teaching, mentoring and/or consulting and reflects extraordinary acknowledgement, respect and admiration of the members of the PSASA as well as the entire speaking, and by default training industry.
Other Awards / Recognition
The President and or Presidents Council may from time to time wish to confer a special award / recognition to a person for outstanding services to the PSASA and they would do so by issuing a PSASA Merit Certificate with an appropriate citation.
PSASA Awards Ceremony