MAPS Overview

MAPS is the only professional association for speakers that is committed to building a better future for the professional speaking business in Malaysia. Our members represent all aspects of the speaking business. All make their living, or part of their living, speaking to and/or working with groups as trainers, facilitators, coaches, consultants, adult educators, and keynoters.


MAPS strives to help its members grow their speaking business through developing their eightprofessional competencies which are enhanced through promotion, widened exposure, learningpartnerships, international linkages and international advancement of the speaking professional through participation in the Global Speakers Federation (GSF).


GSF is the global body that sets standards for professional speakers in a growing list of countries, which currently includes the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Holland, Malaysia, France and Germany.


Our Eight Professional Competencies

  1. Professional Awareness
  2. Professional Relationships
  3. Topic Development
  4. Platform Mechanics
  5. Presenting and Performing
  6. Skills in Authorship and Product Development
  7. Sales and Marketing Skills
  8. Managing the Business



MAPS aims to :

  • Uphold and enforce actively high ethical standards and professionalism by all members in the speaking business.
  • Provide resources and training for our members in the speaking profession.
  • Promote and enhance the professional image of our members to the public.
  • Provide members with the resources and guidance in order that they can contribute to the performance, productivity and profitability of Organisations.
  • Support and participate actively with overseas institutions in the professional speaking industry.
  • Strive to upgrade and maintain the highest standard for World Class Speaking Professionals.



Why is joining M.A.P.S a must for your Professional Speaking Career ?


  • Be Recognised As A True Professional
  • Expose Your Professional Speaking Services Worldwide Through This Website
  • Associate With Other Professional Speakers
  • Enjoy Special Privileges For All Activities Organised By M.A.P.S
  • Learn From The World's Best Speakers
  • Interact With Other Professionals From Other Countries
  • Have The Opportunity To Present Your Talks In Different Parts Of The World
  • Exchange Expertise And Experiences With Other Professionals
  • Keep Updated On Developments In Professional Speaking
  • Provide Budding Speakers A Platform To Sharpen Their Speaking Skills