CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame

David Yoho Inducted into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame

cpae_hall_of_fame_photoRecognized as one of the world’s top speakers, David Yoho was inducted into the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) Hall of Fame in 1999. This lifetime award, established by the NSA (National Speakers Association), honors professional speakers who have “reached the top echelon of platform excellence.”

Candidates are evaluated by their peers in seven categories in which they must demonstrate mastery: material, style, experience, delivery, image, professionalism and communication. The honor is then awarded by NSA, the premier organization for professionally speaking experts. Since 1974, NSA members have been reaching audiences through training, education, motivation, consulting and writing.

David joined the select few of the world’s most renowned speakers also inducted into the Hall of Fame, including Zig Ziglar, General Colin Powell, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Earl Nightingale, Brian Tracy, Art Linkletter, Ronald Reagan and his father, (Dave Yoho) who was inducted in 1977.

Currently, fewer than 200 men and women hold this prestigious honor which is not based on celebrity status, number of speeches, amount of income or volunteer commitment with NSA, but simply, a rigorous and demanding evaluation of the speaker’s outstanding abilities.