Malaysian Association of Professional Speakers (MAPS)

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

One Time Entrance FeesRM100

All Professional and Ordinary members are entitled to the monthly “Professional Speaker” magazine and Audio Newsletter “Voices of Experience” CD.

Executive Council (2006-2008)

PresidentDato’ Dr Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman,
President – ElectMr. Yoga Thevan,
VP for Education & TrainingMr. Anthony Philip Fernandez,
VP for Membership & AdminMr. Ng Thian Watt,
VP for Int’l & Social AffairsMr. N. J. Singam,
TreasurerTreasurer Mr. Ganesh Sangaran,
Hon. SecretaryMs. Zuraina Dato’ Zaharin,
Representative for Northern RegionMr. Johann Paul Gregory,
Representative for Central RegionMr. Ambrose Y.K. Lee,
Representative for Eastern RegionDr. Dusit Jaul,
Committee MembersMr. Viknasvaran aka Vicky,
Mr.Jonathan Low,
Ms.Faridah Rohani Rais,
Mr. Julian Matthews,
Founder President & AdvisorDato’ Lawrence Chan Kum Peng,
Immediate Past PresidentMr. Low Pooi Mun,
Past PresidentDr. 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

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