About the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers
The Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) was established to serve the needs of professional speakers in Canada. Professional speakers are those who earn their living in part or whole through the art of public speaking, training or facilitating.
CAPS has eight chapters, one cyber networking group, and holds an annual convention. In addition, CAPS belongs to the International Federation for Professional Speakers, which has over 5000 members. For further information visit the CAPS website at www.canadianspeakers.org.
The CAPS Calgary Chapter was founded in March of 1996 and meets on the third Saturday of each month from September to June. CAPS and its chapters help members build their businesses through sharing expertise on a range of topics. Programming includes presentations on platform skills, marketing, topic development, product development and distribution, working with bureaus and agents, utilizing technology and business management. Inspiring expert speakers from across North America present at the meetings, addressing these and other speaking competencies.
For aspiring or developing professional speakers, each January, CAPS Calgary offers the Fast Track program, a six-month intensive program focused on all aspects of the professional speaking business. Click on Special Upcoming Events to see if there is one scheduled in the near future. CAPS Calgary helps aspiring and established speakers move to the next level in professional speaking. This is reflected in the chapter’s mission:
“We Inspire Professional Speaking Excellence.”