The Academy of Professional Speakers (APS) was founded in 2020 by speakers, media trainers, transformational coaches and stalwarts within the speaking industry to provide presenters the optimal opportunity to master their potential in a rapidly evolving Industry.

Joining the APS is completely free of charge and in signing up you will receive a complimentary report on the speaking industry market place.

Participating in one of the APS programs is as relevant to a speaker looking to move away from accepting pro-bono engagements to established speakers looking to re-launch themselves and protect their longevity.

The APS understands that being a speaker is quite a lonely vocation with few opportunities to learn how to better your offering. The APS has curated various programs targeting anyone wishing to professionalise their speaking career and increase the number of speaking invitations they receive. Each APS program is built on the premise that with the right insight any speaker has optimal chances to protect their careers.

Meet the Fellows

Nick Gold

Nick Gold

Chairman of International Speaker Bureaus, MD of Speakers Corner & Speaking Office

Nick Gold is the first British national to hold the position of President of the International Association of Speaker Bureaus (IASB) in 2020-21 and was formerly the Chairman of the EASB (European Association of Speaker Bureaus).

Nick Jankel

Nick Jankel

Author & Founder of Switch On & Professional Keynote Speaker

Cambridge-educated thought leader Nick Jankel initially made his name as an innovation guru behind the development of the most successful TV show of all time (Dancing with Stars / Strictly Come Dancing).

Daisy McAndrew

Daisy McAndrew

Former BBC News’ correspondent & ITV News Economics Editor, Media trainer

Daisy McAndrew was the BBC Breakfast News’ political correspondent and then for seven years went on to become the ITV News Economics Editor reporting on issues such as the credit crunch and the recession…

Tim Gold

Tim Gold

Director, Speakers Corner & Speaking Office

Tim is a Director of Speakers Corner, a leading global speaker bureau and was one of the leading speaker bookers in the industry, being personally responsible for securing over 750 speakers a year.

Joining the Academy of Professional Speakers

If you have a specific question about joining the APS please complete the form below and a member of the team will get in touch.

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