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Malaysian Association of Professional Speakers
The Organisation

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

MAPS strives to help its members grow their speaking usiness through developing their eight professional competencies which are enhanced through promotion, widened exposure, learning partnerships, international linkages nd international advancement of the speaking professional through participation in he International Federation for Professional Speakers (IFFPS). IFFPS is the global ody that sets standards for professional speakers in a growing list of countries, which currently includes the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, outh Africa, Malaysia, Germany and Holland.

The Eight Professional Competencies

  • Professional Awareness
  • Professional Relationships
  • Topic Development
  • Platform Mechanics
  • Presenting and Performing
  • Skills in Authorship and Product Development
  • Sales and Marketing Skills
  • Managing the Business

Basic Membership Benefits

  • Sharpen your professional speaking skills
  • Enhance your image and be recognized as a speaking professional
  • Keep updated on developments in professional speaking
  • Exchange expertise and experiences with other professionals
  • Learn the important skills of marketing, promotion and branding
  • Expand the scope of your professional speaking services
  • Associate with speakers from other parts of the world
  • Enjoy special privileges and discounts for all activities worldwide

Membership Categories & Annual Fees

Professional RM350
Ordinary RM350
Associate RM60
One Time Entrance Fees RM100
All Professional and Ordinary members are entitled to the monthly “Professional Speaker” magazine and Audio Newsletter “Voices of Experience” CD.

Executive Council (2006-2008)

President Dato’ Dr Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman,
President – Elect Mr. Yoga Thevan,
VP for Education & Training Mr. Anthony Philip Fernandez,
VP for Membership & Admin Mr. Ng Thian Watt,
VP for Int’l & Social Affairs Mr. N. J. Singam,
Treasurer Treasurer Mr. Ganesh Sangaran,
Hon. Secretary Ms. Zuraina Dato’ Zaharin,
Representative for Northern Region Mr. Johann Paul Gregory,
Representative for Central Region Mr. Ambrose Y.K. Lee,
Representative for Eastern Region Dr. Dusit Jaul,
Committee Members Mr. Viknasvaran aka Vicky,
Mr.Jonathan Low,
Ms.Faridah Rohani Rais,
Mr. Julian Matthews,
Founder President & Advisor Dato’ Lawrence Chan Kum Peng,
Immediate Past President Mr. Low Pooi Mun,
Past President Dr. Yew Kam Keong,

Contact Details
Malaysian Association of Professional Speakers
H6, Bangunan Khas, Jalan 8/1E
46050 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: 603-7955 4650
Fax: 603-7955 2706

Supported by
Ministry of Human Resource, Malaysia Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad Malaysian Institute of Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (DSD) Institut Bank-bank Malaysia MAPS
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