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Michelle May, M.D. Earns Certified Speaking Professional Designation
(Phoenix, AZ)–09/19/11—Michelle May, M.D., the founder of Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Workshops and Facilitator Training Program, has earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation. Established in 1980, the CSP is the speaking profession’s international measure of speaking experience and skill. Fewer than 10 percent of the speakers who belong to the Global Speakers Federation hold this professional designation.
The CSP designation is conferred by the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the Global Speakers Federation (GSF) only on accomplished professional speakers who have met strict criteria. CSPs must document a proven track record of speaking experience and expertise as well as a commitment to ongoing education, outstanding client service, and ethical behavior. May is one of 20 professionals to earn the CSP in the class of 2011. May was honored during a ceremony on July 30th at the 2011 NSA Convention in Anaheim, California.
As an inspirational speaker and author, May motivates individuals to take charge of their health and make lasting lifestyle changes. She describes herself as a “family physician and recovered yo-yo dieter.” May said, “My goal is to authentically connect with my audiences through humor and personal insight to show them a compelling new way to look at an old, frustrating problem.”
May is the award-winning author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle, named one of the Top 10 Notable Diet Books for 2010 by Time.com. Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat received seven awards for publishing including Best Health, Best Nutrition, Best Mind-Body-Spirit, and Best Self-Help book.
As a thought leader in the application of mindful eating to address pressing health issues such as weight management and diabetes, May has trained over 260 health professionals to facilitate her Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Workshops worldwide (www.AmIHungry.com). May has been featured on Dr. Oz, the Discovery Health Channel, and Oprah Radio and quoted in CNN Health, Fitness, Health, Parents, Prevention, Self, US News & World Report, WebMD, Woman’s Day, and others.
May is also the past-president of the National Speakers Association Arizona Chapter (NSA-AZ). May said, “If you’re passionate about a message, business, or cause, consider attending an NSA-AZ meeting to learn more about professional speaking. It’s an exciting way to change the world, one audience at a time.” NSA-AZ meetings are held monthly in Tempe, Arizona. More information is available at www.nsa-arizona.org.
PHOTO: Kristin Arnold, MBA, CPF, CMC, CSP, President of the National Speakers Association congratulates Michelle May, M.D., C.S.P. (Photo credit: Flash Gordon Murray)
For information about hiring Michelle May, M.D., C.S.P. to speak for your community, company, or event, please visit www.MichelleMayMD.com.
To learn more about Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Workshops and Facilitator Training please visit www.AmIHungry.com.
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