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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Gauteng Chapter Meeting - Next meeting 10 November

PSASA Gauteng Chapter Meeting Invitation
Thursday, 10 November 2016, 19h00 – 21h30

Step Up Your Speaking Career

Dear Members and Friends,

Join us on Thursday evening, 10 November 2016, for our last chapter meeting for the year! Our main speaker for the evening is Yelang Prue Jinka, who will be sharing with us on how you can STEP UP YOUR SPEAKING CAREER! She will be sharing her personal journey on how se become of Africa’s leading voices to consult when doing business on the African continent. You will learn more about the challenges she experienced, what not to do when pursuing a speaking career, walk away with nuggets of wisdom she learned along the way, and Yelang Prue will also share the secrets of what a TV network looks for in a broadcaster.


About Prue Yelang Jinka: It all began with the desire to watch African business content. When she realized that there weren't any stories being told; she decided to tell them. With her experience in media, she found the stories, created a format in which to tell the stories, and then the challenges of getting someone to pay for it was the hard part. Today, Access Africa is here to tell the Continent’s business stories! Yelang Prue Jinka is the owner of Continental Niche a media company that produces Access Africa with Yelang Prue Jinka on CNBC Africa. She also gives business talks and seminars to blue chip companies across the African Continent and Internationally.

Book your seat today.

Date: Thursday, 10 November 2016
Time: Registration from 18h15, dinner at 18h30, meeting starts at 19h00
Venue: Hackle Brook Conference Center, Conrad Drive, Craighall Park, Johannesburg
Fee: R300 for guests, free for Members and Associates, R120 for partners of Members and Associates.
NO CASH will be accepted at the door. Please make payment via EFT and send the proof of payment to Roberta - [email protected]


Cancellation: Please contact the Secretariat - [email protected]
at least 48 hours prior to the event should you wish to cancel.


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 - Next meeting 14 November

November Networking Event with guest speaker Karl Smith

Join us at the Royal Cape Golf Club at 18.30 for our monthly networking meeting on Monday, November 14th 2016 with guest speaker: Karl Smith

karlsmithKarl is the author of 3 books including, ‘Beyond The Business Handshake'. Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed clients and premier professional associations have all used his services as speaker and trainer.

His accomplished coaching clients include individuals yearning for “what’s next” in their careers or businesses as service professionals, consultants, entrepreneurs and job seekers. As a typical ‘Maverick’, he is drawn to risk takers, big thinkers and game changers.

Recognized as a thought leader in his field, he has been interviewed or featured in major media and publications including Accountancy SA, CEO, Black Business Quarterly, Your Business, South African Association of Business Communities, BizStart and Skills Universe.

His career has spanned the private and higher education sectors managing major strategic marketing and communication projects as well as strategic and operational change.

His life's work is dedicated to helping people winning with themselves to win with others.

Karl helps professionals become the Go-To-Expert. He is the writer of BRANDED LinkedIn profiles & C-Level Résumés, Author, Speaker, Networking Evangelist, Personal Brand Coach & Business Consultant.

Cost: Free to all paid up PSASA Members | R300 for guests | R120 for members' spouses

(First Time Visitors attend free of charge).


Cancellation: Please contact the Secretariat - [email protected] at least 48 hours prior to the event should you wish to cancel.

Cape Chapter Workshop - Exciting Speaker Presenting - 19 Nov

Creating Compelling Stories to Capture New Clients and Build Your Brand

Saturday the 19th November. 8:30 for 9am start

All great speakers tell stories. These stories add value to the speech topic and develop emotional bonds with the audience.

Short stories are now being used for marketing brands across the world: stories that tie in well with both the brand and the emotions of potential customers. Join us to learn how to tell emotionally compelling stories through your product and brand to capture new customers segments.

This in-depth workshop covers the theory and practise of good story telling that can translate to web copy, videos, blogs and marketing campaigns.

We cover the story framework, character selection, and plots, then put it all together on a storyboard ready for production. This workshop is a must for any Speaker, creative business or marketing manager looking to take their marketing to new heights.


Facilitated by Bruce Wade: Chief Entrepreneur Officer: Entrepreneur and Management Solutions

31 Brickfield Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
Northern Block, Upper Eastside

The cost is R200 pp for PSASA members and R400 pp for non members


Cancellation: Please contact the Secretariat - [email protected] at least 48 hours prior to the event should you wish to cancel.

KZN Chapter Meeting - 17 November 2016

Thursday, 17 November 2016

at The Gateway Hotel, Convention Centre

It is our last meeting of 2016 and we’re finishing with a bang!

Join us with guest speakers Rob Caskie and Simon Grainger, and be suitably entertained and informed.

Rob Caskie
Story Teller - Keynote Speaker - Cultural Guide
‘Storytelling to entertain’

“Storytelling may seem like an old-fashioned tool, today — and it is. That’s exactly what makes it so powerful. Life happens in the narratives we tell one another. A story can go where quantitative analysis is denied admission: our hearts. Data can persuade people, but it doesn’t inspire them to act; to do that, you need to wrap your vision in a story that fires the imagination and stirs the soul.” – Rob Caskie


Since 2004, Rob has presented extensively in the United Kingdom and South Africa to both corporate and private clients. His achievements were recognised with the honour of being invited to speak at the Royal Geographic Society in London to full houses.

Don’t miss this master storyteller, who shares human stories which engage audiences and challenge the way they interact, work and lead their lives. Enthralling lessons from yesteryear told as an unforgettable story.

See here for more about Rob Caskie

Simon Grainger
Brand Consultant – Lecturer - Speaker
‘The Brand: You | Differentiate in a Saturated Marketplace’


Successful personal branding can help land you that next big client, it can facilitate securing a job, and in general can influence what friends, family, colleagues and acquaintances say about you in the broader public.

From the way we dress, to who we socialize with, the brands we consume on a regular basis, to how we engage online, all influence the branded identity we inherently create for ourselves.

Simon’s aim is to educate the audience that we are brands and everything we do both online and off is contributing to this perception.

•              Unpack the concept of ‘brand’

•              Understand that we are all ‘brands’

•              If managed properly personal branding can build relationships, open up new opportunities and help you stand out from the crowd.

See here for more about Simon Grainger

Join us here:

Venue: The Gateway Hotel, Convention Centre
Date: Thursday, 17 November 2016
Time: 17h30 for 18h00 until 20h30
Cost: Free for first time visitors | R300.00 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.

Please book your seat by completing the form below by 5pm Tuesday, 15 November 2016.

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

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

Look forward to seeing you there.
Kind regards
Chantaul Jordan
PSASA KZN Chapter President


Cancellation: Please contact the Secretariat - [email protected] at least 48 hours prior to the event should you wish to cancel.

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

Other Forms

These are all the supporting documents to accompany your application. View other forms

Professional Speaker

If you are a Professional Speaker earning part or all of your income from speaking then the PSASA could be for you. Check out the benefits to your speaking business.

Aspiring Speaker

We also cater for aspiring speakers that wish to build a career as a Professional Speaker. Our monthly meetings add a lot of value to aspiring speakers. Learn about the difference between our levels of membership.

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