Book your seat now for the 2016 Midterm Convention

The Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA) is the primary body for and home of Professional Speakers in Southern Africa. The PSASA and its members enjoy and maintain full membership accreditation to the Global Speakers Federation (GSF).

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(Please join us at a chapter meeting before making the decision to join the PSASA - we would love to talk to you first about what you are looking for and what we have to offer)

Pretoria Chapter Meeting - 1st Thursday of the month : 3 Nov 2016

The Power of Visual Story Telling for Speakers

Join the Pretoria chapter for its next meeting which will take place on the 3rd of November 2016 at the Leriba Hotel and Spa, 245 End Street, Cardinal, Centurion.

Main Speaker: Colin Horner

Colin is an entrepreneur owning his own company: Visual Thinking. For the last 20 years he has pioneered the use of mind mapping software as a tool for both individuals and businesses to work more effectively and improve communication.

Having been introduced to the concept of ‘Sketchnoting’ some 6 years ago, he has since focused on this methodology. He now offers services and training in graphic recording and facilitation. A technique that uses visual images to enhance understanding and communication across language, culture, age and education barriers.

Colin is an active member of Business Network International, and serves as both a Director Consultant and Education Coordinator in BNI.

Colin is married to Jeannette and lives and works out of Sandton, Johannesburg.

Click here to read more about Colin’s business

Join us here

Venue: Leriba Hotel and Spa, 245 End Street, Cardinal, Centurion

GPS location: Latitude: -25.846594444111112 | Longitude: 28.178577777111112

Date: Thursday, 3 November 2016

Time: 18:00 for 18:30 until 21:00

Cost: Free for PSASA Members | R 200.00 for non-members | R 120.00 for spouses

The evening includes informative presentations and dinner.

A cash bar is available.

Bookings: Please book your seat online or via [email protected] by 5pm Tuesday, 1 November 2016. An invoice will be sent to you after booking online. The PSASA bank account has changed, hence the reason for the invoice.

Prior booking is essential to arrange for catering.

Non-member guests please make payment via EFT and send your proof of payment to Roberta, at [email protected] as cash is not accepted at the door.

Contact me on 082 897 2766 if you have any queries.

Chris Vermeulen

PSASA Pretoria Chapter President 2016/17


Cape Chapter Meeting - Exciting Speaker Presenting in November

PSASA Cape Chapter

It is with great excitement that the Cape Chapter
will be presenting a workshop on


Barry Hilton
With a track record of 30 years in comedy, Barry Hilton has raised  the world’s laughter level considerably.

His delightful knack of finding the ludicrous and the humorous turns daily situations on their head to make us laugh at life.

His face is as funny as his repartee, with lugubrious looks tailor-made for mirth. Barry’s gregarious personality makes him a people’s person, happy to engage with the audience before and after his shows.

Barry is a seasoned comedian who’s as streetwise as any youngster. He’s remained at the top by continually coming up with fresh material - and by having six children to keep him hip and happening.

Barry will share with PSASA members his new motivational talk and then how he Finds the Funny and adds it to his material.

This is a workshop not to be missed.

Limited seats available, so book early.
Date: November 12th 2016

Cost are as follows for PSASA Members - R300 and for Non-Members - R600

Jason Sandler
PSASA Cape Chapter President 2016/17


Gauteng Chapter Meeting - Next meeting 13th October to be confirmed


PSASA Gauteng Chapter Meeting
Most recent was held on Monday, 12 September 2016

The presenters were our very own Celynn Erasmus, Joni Peddi and Lorraine Jenks!

Presenting The FAB Quotient framework, Celynn and Joni will share how to shift from feeling stressed, tired and sick to feeling balanced, energized and well.  The emergence effect of these three dimensions : Fuel, Activate & Behave enables you to focus on  purposeful performance, productivity, general wellbeing and ultimately fulfillment and happiness.
Discussions on ways to harness this emergence effect by sharing a number of techniques for ‘habit’ shifting!
Fuel - Unlock energy + vitality by kicking the sugar and starch habit
Activate - Reduce stress by using daily motion to shift emotion
Behave - Be authentic + communicate more powerfully by focusing on quality sleep to boost brain fitness.
In addition, Lorraine shared  insights into the demand for sustainable and ethical:chefs, restaurateurs, hoteliers and their patrons are starting to question where their food comes from.
Lorraine also shared what people are talking about; current versus better ways of sourcing, growing, breeding, preparing and presenting food.  She told about the wonderful work being done to address hunger and share the results of her academic experiment to compare the taste and cost of good food versus the other stuff.

Hope to see you at the next chapter meeting

Adele du Rand

PSASA Gauteng Chapter President 2015-17

KZN Chapter Meeting - 20 October, 2016


PSASA Durban Chapter Meeting
Thursday 20 October

at The Gateway Hotel, Convention Centre

The Highlights of our Program

Mdu Mathenjwa
‘Professional Speaker’s Affluence Partner’
How to Convert Your Talk into a Book

 A Professional Speaker remains the best influence to any human entity: whether your target market is a corporate entity, public, or individual, as a Professional Speaker, you have influence.

As such, the proposed influence ought to be exhausted and manipulated. Professional Speaker’s Affluence Partner contains fundamental yet vital points that convert a Professional Speaker’s talk into a book, and consequently, a Cash Cow.

Mdu Mathenjwa the editorial adviser for a publishing company, a keynote speaker, and author of two books, will journey you through the dynamics of this presentation.

Keynote Presentation Objectives
  • Why have a book as your business partner
  • How to convert your content from audio, video, or mind, into a solid book
  • Writing to suit your target market’s objectives
  • Professionally self-publish your book
Richard Mulvey, our special guest from the Cape Chapter

'Monetising your Intellectual Property'
Most speakers do not earn a great living by simply speaking so we all have to find ways to convert our intellectual property into an income.

Richard will give you some creative ideas to work with:
  • Convert your Intellectual property into Products
  • Using the Internet to access your audiences
  • New types of training that will make you money while you are on the beach

Richard Mulvey is President of the PSASA and has been inducted into the Southern African Speaker Hall of Fame. He has been in the speaking industry for 22 years during which time he has influenced over 200,000 business people at his seminars, conferences and training sessions. Richard has published over 100 Books, training DVDs and other products and in this session he will attempt to share his knowledge of how to make a good living in the speaking industry.

See here for more about Richard’s business

Join us here
Venue:           The Gateway Hotel, Convention Centre                         
Date:Thursday, 20 October 2016

Time:              17h30 for 18h00 until 20h30

Cost:               Free for PSASA Members
Free for first time visitors
                        R 300.00 for non-members (from 2nd visit)
                        R 120.00 for spouses

The evening includes informative presentations and dinner.
Bring your marketing material and NETWORK.
A cash bar is available.

Bookings: Please book your seat online or via [email protected]  by 5pm Tuesday, 18 October 2016.

Non-member guests please make payment via EFT and send your proof of payment to Simone, as cash is not accepted at the door.

Contact me on 083 264 5036 if you have any queries.
Chantaul Jordan

Principal - Expressions
Immediate Past Chairman - Executive Association of South Africa
President - Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa, KZN


Online Meetings 19 September and 5 October

Up coming Online Meetings for September and October

Our next online meetings are set and the theme is media - traditional media, online media, social media.

19 September (Mon)
Arthur Goldstuck - Social Media for Speakers

5 October (Wed)
Francois Muscat - Twitter for Speakers

You must RSVP in order to get the Zoom invitation code.

The Zoom code will then be sent to you on the meeting day.
Seats limited to the first 30 RSVPs.
If you cannot make it, please let us know so that someone else can get your seat. You can always catch the recording online.

Meeting Details:
Venue: Zoom, online. Please RSVP for Zoom invite and code
Time: 19:00 to 20:00
Cost: No charge. Non members are welcome.

Book your seat via email http:[email protected]

Looking forward to seeing you online!
Charlotte Kemp
PSASA Exco 2016/17
GSF Secretary 2015/2016

The PSASA was founded to help its members achieve excellence in their careers as professional speakers.

And, to uphold and maintain the highest standards of professional speaking to the benefit of its members and their clients.

Our members include experts who speak on many topics and in almost all industries.

Our members include:

  • Professional speakers
  • Conference speakers
  • Celebrity speakers
  • Business speakers
  • Keynote speakers
  • Motivational speakers
  • Humourists
  • Trainers
  • Authors 

Who should join?

The PSASA is an Association for Professional Speakers (ie paid speakers) who are earning all  or a part of their income from speaking and training to audiences. Read more…


The PSASA has two Types of Members
The minimum qualifying criteria are set out. Read more…


Voices of Experience, a monthly audio CD, features interviews with the masters of the speaking business worldwide. These publications are mailed 10 times per year and are received by all Professional members. Candidate members may access the audio online and may download the magazine in PDF format. Read more …

Application Form

This application must be accompanied by:
1) Applicant’s signature on the Code of Professional Ethics
2) Membership category verification schedule and documents
2) Payment in full of initiation fee

Please complete the form, and type or print all supporting information clearly and submit to the National Administrator on fax number 086 245 7258. View Application Form

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