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).

(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)

Annual Convention - 13 to 15 April 2018 

KZN Chapter Meeting: Even more professional - 3 April 2018

PSASA KZN Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, 03 April 2018

SICA’s Conference Facility and Hotel
19 Owen Ave Berea

Hello PSASA Members and Guests

I trust this finds you fabulous!

The PSASA is the professional association for speakers in Southern Africa. It is the place to meet with and learn from some of the best Speakers, Aspiring Speakers, Trainers, Facilitators, Coaches, Educators and Keynoters.

Our members are versatile and diverse. They represent all aspects of the speaking industry.

Our April 03 meeting will focus on – becoming even more professional

Members please send me your First Time Guest’s Name, Email and Cell so that I may send them a qualifying CODE for their bookings.

Our Speakers will pack this meeting with their expertise and tips to make for growth in your Speaker Business.  Make sure to bring a journal and pen with you so that you can capture all their golden nuggets that will add to you becoming even more professional.

Your timeous arrival, your contribution and quality of interaction will all add to the flavour, learnings and the spirit of the evening.  Let’s all work together to encourage new memberships.

Join us at:

Venue: Sica’s

Address: 19 Owen Ave Berea

Directions: From Durban, M13, Toll gate Ridge, Exit 3, turn left at turnoff and then again at first left.  The Ecology Unit and Post office will be on your left - at those robots turn left into Bidston Rd.  Travel 100ms, see a grass island and big gates – you have now arrived at your destination. 

Date:          TUESDAY 3 April 2018 

Time:          17h30 Registration for 18h00 sharp start.  Finish 21h00. 

Cost:           First time Guests – no charge

R300.00 for non-members

R120.00 for spouses

Dress:        Smart business wear

Our Speakers are:

Anneme Coetzee

Sandra Keddie

Anneme Coetzee is a new member of PSASA.  Her topic is “How Empowered are You”? Anneme speaks from the perspective and authority of being a Life Coach.

Sandra Keddie is a professional Photographer.  Her topic is “Professional Head Shot vs Snap Shot”


  • 17h30 to 18h00: Registration Table: Please sign in and make your menu choice
  • 18h00 sharp: Welcome – Members Introduced

– Members to introduce their Guests

– Notices

  • 18h30 to 19h10: Anneme Coetzee – How Empowered are You?
  • 19h10 to 19h30: Break and Networking
  • 19h30 to 20h00: Sandra Keddie – Professional Head Shot vs Snap Shot
  • 20h00: Close of meeting
  • 20h00 to 21h00ish: Dinner, Drinks and Networking


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No, not attending

Members please note that you will now be asked to welcome your Guests to the meeting.  A little info about their background and their industry would enrich our meeting and our networking with them.

Guests, should you feel that there is a “fit” between yourself and PSASA Kzn Chapter, we welcome your questions.  Please do request an Application Form.  Hand your forms to Jessica Gounden.

Application Forms may also be downloaded at:

http://psasouthernafrica.co.za/ / home page / Application Forms.

Feel free to bring your marketing material with you to network.  

A cash bar is available pre-meeting, at the break and at the dinner table.

Please feel free to make suggestions as to Speakers you would like me to ask to contribute to our meetings. I would need their full contact details, area of expertise and how you see them adding value to us as Speakers. 

So our 03 April meeting is just around the corner.  See you then!

Contact me, Barbara Johnson on 082 784 7656 if you have any queries.

Members and Guests, we look forward to learning together into Loving Speaking.


Owner - Leadership Dimensions Solutions (Pty) Ltd
President - Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa, KZN

Johannesburg Chapter Meeting: 22 March 2018

PSASA Johannesburg Chapter Meeting and AGM: 22 March 2018
18h15 for 18h30

Please book by Tuesday 20 March because the following day is a public holiday and we have to let the caterers know in good time.

Dear PSASA members and friends,

Please join us for our annual AGM meeting, during which time the new Executive of our Johannesburg Chapter of the PSASA will be elected.

This will be followed by an INCREDIBLY FASCINATING workshop with world-renowned actor/voice artiste, Sunil Osman and EXPERT Business Leadership Speaker and EXPONENTIAL IMPACT Facilitator, Tony Dovale.

Remember that our venue has changed. It is now at HB Connect in Sandton (165 West Street Corner Fredman Drive Sandton | Basement parking is at 2 Sandown Valley Crescent). See map here.

Sunil Osman – Body and Articulation Awareness as a Speaker


Sunil Osman (AKA: Sunny) was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa and in addition to his academic background and vast experiences in both the public and private sectors, has established himself over many years as an experienced Actor, Presenter, Voice Artiste, Master of Ceremonies, Comedian and Auctioneer. Using his acquired knowledge he does motivational speaking about the Entertainment Industry to inspire and grow those who are as passionate as he is.

Sunil is also known as a Socialite, but on his nights out doesn’t mind being called Sunny.

Sunny has had roles in various award-winning movies that have gone worldwide and continues to pursue his acting career while keeping busy doing many things within the Entertainment Industry for clients worldwide.

Sunil shares his over 19 years of experience and exercises he has learnt to help with breathing, articulation and being aware of your body and face when speaking. He has done workshops with CEOs, Government Officials and people who just want to speak better.  Whether you are someone who is completely new to any form of speaking, or you have had years of experience speaking behind a microphone, Sunil encourages you to just let go and embrace the true power of your voice through small exercises that work immediately.

Tony Dovale - How to use your fullest potential to ensure success in all areas of your life

Tony Dovale is an Alchemist – the Wizard of POZ (Potential & Opportunity Zoning) – who has helped thousands of people, teams and companies create and live “Mind-Blowing and Life-Shifting” experiences that best utilize Consciousness Mindsets, Trust, Teamwork and Organizational Culture into High Performance Workplaces and winning individual Behavioral Practices.

Tony’s vision is “to co-create a world of MORE … Integrity, Freedom, Love, Abundance, Meaning, Peace and Joy ... for those who are ready”

Are you as “successful” as you would like to be? Are you using your full potential? Are you truly giving your BEST? What’s it costing you? Where, why and how are you blocking your potential?

During his talk we will hear and learn how to:

- Expand our potential to many, many times our current constraints.

- Activate our Fullest Potential into SWIFT Action and REAL Results

- Identify and adopt mindsets that matter the most

- Ensure optimal success and turn our Conscious and Unconscious Constraints/ Limitations into REAL positive results with SWIFT Action and Fierce Focus … through systems and processes of optimum Commitment and Awareness.

Via his LifeMasters™ life’s work – Tony has created masterful systems that support and drive people towards their vision and success… and we at the Jhb Chapter of the PSASA are delighted to host him as our Keynote Speaker for the evening.

This is an evening that you can’t miss … election of your New Executive Team … Entertainment … Altruistic Business and Mindset Wisdom!!!!!!!


Valuable Surprise Gifts for EVERY Attendee

One worth R3 000 – 00!

Kindly RSVP by Tuesday, 20 March 2018 for venue setup and catering preparation. Please remember Wednesday is a public holiday!

Click here to register

Date: Thursday, 22 March 2018

Registration: From 18h15

Time: Dinner at 18h30, meeting starts at 19h00

Venue: HB Connect | 165 West Street Corner Fredman Drive Sandton | NB: Basement parking is at 2 Sandown Valley Crescent. See map here. 

Fee: Free for PSASA Members and Associates

R180 pp for Member/Associate partners | R320 pp for visitors

Payment: Payment can be made online using the Quicket system at http://qkt.io/QLTeRr

Upon completion of your registration you will be sent an event ticket, please ensure you are in possession of this ticket when attending the event.


Cancellation: Please contact the Secretariat - psasaservices@vdw.co.za
at least 48 hours prior to the event should you wish to cancel.

Pretoria Chapter Meeting: 22 March 2018

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 19:00

Dear PSASA members and friends,

Please join us on Thursday evening, 22 March at 19:00 when we will be joined by Nigel Smith who will be talking about how to break out of limiting beliefs and habits, and GRIT your way forward.   The second half of the evening will be a closed meeting to select a new leadership team.

Topic: How to break out of limiting beliefs and habits, and GRIT your way forward!

Explores how anyone can learn to break out of limiting beliefs and habits, simply and effectively, and compile an action plan using GRIT principles to achieve goals.

Delegates will learn and benefit from:

  • Understanding how habits, perceptions and paradigms are formed
  • Simple techniques to break out of limiting habits and old paradigms
  • The power and effect of emotion and willingness, in taking positive action
  • Analysing and changing situation perceptions to prioritise and consider consequential actions
  • The concept and essence of GRIT and its impact on goal achievement

Nigel Smith – An expert in New Thinking habits for future work Success!

Professional Speaker, Facilitator, Lecturer & Consultant

  • Nigel is a vibrant and dynamic international facilitator and speaker with a vast and unique array of expertise and experience in the fields of Sales, Thinking, Motivation, Leadership, Change, Negotiation, Coaching, Presentation skills, Strategy, and more. He delivers valuable insights with practical solutions and is gifted to make business simultaneously serious and fun!
  • After graduating from the University of Pretoria with a double major in Sports Science & Psychology, Nigel began his career in the Healthcare industry with Pfizer Laboratories. After a fantastic track record in both the Sales & Training arenas, his career with Pfizer culminated in him holding the position of Head of Sales Training & Development for Pfizer South & Central Africa. Nigel then took the opportunity to found his own company, Performance Catalyst Corporation, in 2003, and also officially embarked on his Professional Speaking & Facilitation career.
  • Nigel was also an associate of Deloitte Human Capital for a few years where he won Associate of the year in 2006 within the Human Capital business. He was also certified on all the HCC program offerings within Deloitte.
  • Through his association with BRG (Business results Group S.A.) Nigel has been personally trained by the world’s leading authority on Lateral Thinking and Innovation – Dr. Edward de Bono, and has obtained international Master level certification on Dr. de Bono’s programs. He brings this unique expertise into all his work.
  • Nigel is also a guest lecturer at GIBS (Gordon Institute of Business Science – Pretoria University), and Henley Business Schools. His clients are as diverse as commerce and industry itself, and he has been privileged to work across the spectrum, and across very diverse cultures and countries in more than 12 countries.
  • As an avid sports and adventure enthusiast, together with his Sports Science, Psychology and Thinking skills knowledge, he provides excellent thought provoking insights and an incredible understanding of the concepts of what it takes to Create Cultures of Thinking, Motivation, Success and Leadership within business, teams and the individual!
  • In addition to the above mentioned certifications, and others which he has obtained, Nigel is also currently in the process of obtaining accreditation in Relational Analytics, Thinking & Management with Dr. Michael Schluter. UK.

www.linkedin.com/in/nigel-smith-64726720 | www.performcat.com | www.nigelsmith.co.za

Kindly RSVP by Wednesday, 21 March 2018 for venue setup and catering preparation.

Prior booking is essential to arrange for catering.

Click here to register

Date: Thursday, 22 March 2018

Time: Dinner at 18h30, meeting starts at 19h00

Venue: Woodhill Country Club (map here)

Fee: Free for PSASA Members and Associates

R140 pp for Member/Associate partners | R200 pp for visitors


Payment: Registration and Payment can be done using the online Quicket system at 

Upon completion of your registration you will be sent an event ticket, please ensure you are in possession of this ticket when attending the event.

Cape Chapter Meeting - 9 April 2018


What’s This Branding Thing All About? And How Will It Help Me?

9 April 2018
18h30 for 19h00

Dear PSASA members and friends,

Wow, the first meeting of a new PSASA year and we’re already jetting off to a great start! My aim for the coming year is to give you tons of value at each of our events – starting from the very first one!

Please join us at our 9 April chapter event where we’ll be talking branding – how to create it, use it and maximise its value –our international speaker will answer all your questions on how to make the most of your brand.

And that’s not all - keep reading to find out what else is happening…

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Lois Strachan

Chapter President


Join us at Venture Workspace,

11 Imam Haron Road, Claremont


18.30 for 19.00 SHARP start for our monthly Chapter meeting on Monday, April 9 2018

Our Skype Speaker is

Lieutenant Colonel Rob “Waldo” Waldman

Branding is an integral part of our success as a speaker yet many of us struggle to know how to make the most of branding to help our marketing efforts.

In this Q&A session you’ll have the opportunity to learn from an international expert – so prepare your questions ahead of time to gain the greatest value!

Lt. Col. Rob ‘Waldo’ Waldman, MBA, CSP, CPAE - The Wingman – is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Never Fly Solo.

A graduate of the Air Force Academy, Waldo overcame massive claustrophobia and a fear of heights to become a decorated combat fighter pilot.  An inductee into the prestigious professional speakers Hall of Fame, his clients include Marriott, Hewlett-Packard, and Verizonand he’s been featured on Fox & Friends, CNN, MSNBC, and The Harvard Business Review.

Book your seat here

Every month we give one of our members a chance to shine – they have just 5 minutes to let us into the secret of what they do… and it’s a great way for them to showcase their value.

This month it’s Chris Adlam’s turn to shine…

We’re also going to be inviting you to let us know what you want from the next 12 meetings – so speak up and be heard to ensure you get maximum value from your PSASA membership.

Finally, all this will be happening under the guidance of our MC, Bradley Day.


Free to all paid up PSASA Members

R300 for guests

R120 for members' spouses

(First Time Visitors attend free of charge).

Also remember that dinner is included!

Kindly RSVP by Wednesday, 7 April 2018 for venue setup and catering preparation. 

Payment: Payment can be made online using the Quicket system. Upon completion of your registration you will be sent an event ticket, please ensure you are in possession of this ticket when attending the event.

Click here to register

National PSASA Convention 2018 in Johannesburg!

XLR8 - Accelerate your Speaking Career

18 International Speakers and Entertainers

Book Now - Price increase on the 1st March

Want to Grow your Speaking and Training Business?

Successful Speakers from all over the world will be attending the PSASA Convention in April this year with the sole purpose of sharing their knowledge and experience with you. Sit side by side with multi million dollar speakers and find out how they made their millions. Book your convention ticket here

PSASA Convention at the Indaba Hotel

The convention this year is held in the Indaba hotel, Johannesburg. Well known for its excellent food and atmosphere and accommodation.

Attend the Pre-Con with Billy Selekane SAHoF CSP
Billy Selekane is one of the most successful Speakers in South Africa. Year after year he has made millions of dollars influencing audiences around the world. In the Pre-Con session Billy will be sharing with us his success model, going into detail about how we all can also develop our businesses to the same level. Book now for the $1 Million Blueprint ·(How to build a sustainable speaker business in times of disruption).This session alone is worth 10 times the entrance fee and is a great way to start the convention. Book Here for the Pre-Con
Join us for a fun SteamPunk Dinner on Friday
The PSASA Convention has a tradition of fun Friday night entertainment. This year we are going to Steamways restaurant in Fourways. Dress up in your finest steamPunk outfit, there will be a prize for the best outfit.  Book here for your SteamPunk dinner on Friday.
Dress up for the Gala Dinner on Saturday
The PSASA Gala Dinner and awards ceremony, is always the highlight of the convention. Tuxedos and traditional dress is encouraged but not obligatory. Television star Sunil Osman will be entertaining us along with Christian Heath playing throughout the evening. The Gala dinner is all part of the convention package. Book here for the convention.

Book Now - Price increase on the 1st March


Online Meetings

PSASA ONLINE MEETING – 6 February 2018



Dear speaking colleagues

It would be great to see you at our first online meeting of the year where our speaker is Chris Voysey.

Become a compelling speaker by the better use of your voice

As speakers are we there to educate or to entertain?  The answer is ‘Both!’  People today need information but they also want to be entertained, particularly as we are all exposed to so much compelling communication of one sort or another. 

One of the most important ways for speakers to become more compelling themselves is through the creative use of the voice.  It is your greatest resource. It is the instrument through which you make a connection with your audience. So, how is that so many people simply ignore their voices?!  The responsibility of any speaker is to use his or her instrument more effectively.  Understanding the Big 5 of Vocal Power helps us to do that.

Chris Voysey spent some years in the theatre and the business world before moving into training and speaking on the topic of ‘Finding your Voice!’. He holds qualifications in English and Speech and believes that one’s personal brand comes mainly from an exceptional ability to communicate well with others.

Meeting details:

Online via Zoom - details will be sent in a calendar event

Tuesday 6 February

7 - 8.30pm The extra time is for networking with each other.

Please RSVP using the link to the PSASA Homepage. You will receive two notifications - one confirmation and one diary date. The diary date will have the Zoom code.

See you there.

Regards, Charlotte Kemp

082 491 9252


About our online meetings:

This meeting is open to all speakers, regardless of whether you are a member of PSASA or not.  There is no fee.  The meeting is held online, on the Zoom platform. A code will be sent to you before the meeting so please RSVP early.


Cancellation: Please contact the Secretariat – psasaservices@vdw.co.za
at least 48 hours prior to the event should you wish to cancel.

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.

Event Planner

If you are looking for a seasoned Professional Speaker that will add serious value to your next convention, click here.