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).

Join us as a guest at our next chapter meeting

(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)

Cape Chapter Meeting - 12 September 2016


Watch this space for the next exciting theme

Jason Sandler
PSASA Cape Chapter President 2016/17


Gauteng Chapter Meeting - 5 September 2016

You are invited to come and join our monthly PSASA Chapter Meeting, where we inspire you to take your speaking business to the next level! 

After last year’s highly successful and very special Food for Thought Women’s Event, we are inviting you to join us again. Whether you are a PSASA member or not, women speakers (that means women who are paid to speak from the podium, or in the media) are invited to join us for an all-women speakers event – high tea in a beautiful environment, in between thought-provoking talks and facilitated conversation to get the most out of each presentation.
We continue with the theme of Food for Thought because our thoughts create our reality.  This year we are joined by two very inspiring women speakers, who will teach us how to live and work with joy and authenticity.
  Communication Guru Juliette Jenner will reveal how to take your space and make a powerful, positive impression. When you have skill and awareness to show up at your best, authentic and most confident self the possibility of building effective, mutually beneficial relationships and business is maximised. Juliette will share a host of secrets, tips and techniques to help you develop and claim your own Power Presence. 

  Angela Deutschmann, personal growth teacher, writer and speaker, will take you on a journey towards a state of wholeness by understanding how to navigate your life using Joy as your inner guide. Her well established Joy map has helped hundreds of women live a life of balance and true authenticity. Discover why joy matters and how to use a simple three step process to help you make better decisions, leaving you feeling more joyful, calm and grounded. 

If we broaden our minds to new ways of thinking, we can create new and fresh realities. Women have the capacity and ability to change the conversation, the agenda and the climate wherever they may be.

Let’s be those women!

Seats are limited to 25, so book now to avoid disappointment!   
Confirmation of booking and banking details will be confirmed upon receipt of RSVP.
Date: Monday, 5 September 2016
Time: 14h00 for 14h30 to 18h00
Venue: Dr Dori Weil’s Home, Sandhurst (address and directions will be sent to the delegates)
Fee: R350 per person

Bookings can be done online by clicking here. or by sending and email to our Administrator, Louise – [email protected]

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Kind regards

Adele du Rand
PSASA Gauteng Chapter President 2015-17

KZN Chapter Meeting - Tonight 18 August 2016

PSASA Durban Chapter Meeting 
Thursday, 18 August 2016
at The Gateway Hotel, Convention Centre

Included in our program is Bruce Page 
‘The Night of a Thousand Voices’

Bruce Page is one of Africa’s top five specialists in the ecology of elephants, former lecturer, and currently an Honorary Senior Research Associate at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. 

He presently runs an ecological research and consulting business, Bruce Page & Associates. A major focus of his business is training in ecological skills, and spreading awareness of the relevance of ecology to human well being.

As a keynote speaker, his talks range around current environmental issues, focusing on elephant intelligence, and the most popular keynote being ‘The Mind Amongst the Trees’. 

Join us to hear the introductory talk to his ‘fireside stories’ series, ‘The Night of a Thousand Voices’ a story describing particular events that shaped his future, and ultimately led to his presenting ‘fireside stories’.

If you are an aspiring speaker then you will love Bruce’s journey and message!

Our guest speaker is Mike Saunders

 ‘An Entrepreneurs Five Year Journey Building a Digital Agency’
Mike will introduce what they at Digitlab have done in 5 years; servicing some of SA’s biggest companies, growing to a team of 28 people, working with clients oversees, our goal to be industry leaders, starting Digital Swarm and being an award winning agency.
‘The 5 Year Mark’ is a work in progress where Mike has documented his entrepreneurship journey and the lessons he has learnt in nurturing his business from the 1st to the 5th year.
In this 30 minute presentation, Mike will unpack key insights and key business learnings; looking at our own personal development, learning to dream big, defining culture, leading people and the basic business nuts and bolts. Mike’s presentation will be a collection of epiphanies, experiences and stories that bring these messages home.

Please see here for Mike Saunders bio and video introduction.
For more about Mike see
  Join us here; 
            Venue:           The Gateway Hotel, Convention Centre                          
            Date:              Thursday, 18 August 2016
            Time:              17h30 for 18h00 until 20h30
            Cost:               Free for PSASA Members
                                    R 120.00 for spouses
                                    R 300.00 for non-members
The evening includes informative presentations and dinner.
Bring your marketing material and NETWORK.
A cash bar is available.
Non-member guests please make payment via EFT and send your proof of payment to Louise, 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

Bookings: Are now closed.

Look forward to seeing you there.
Kind regards
Principal - Expressions

Immediate Past Chairman - Executive Association of South Africa

President - Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa, KZN


Online Meetings - Last one was on the 15 August 2016

The PSASA National President, Richard Mulvey, spoke about 'How to Monetise your IP.' Which will also be the theme of a mid term learning convention in October, so please keep an eye out for that event as well. 

The speaking world is changing and we have to change with it. No longer can we only rely upon speaking, training or consulting to make a good living - we have to explore other ways to monetise our intellectual property. In the next online meeting Richard Mulvey will explore a variety of ways we can choose from that will help us earn a living from our IP without being face to face with an audience or client. From converting your material to video, selling on YouTube, podcasts, iTunes, ebooks to e-learning and micro learning Richard explained the various opportunities you have to monetise your IP.
It was well attended and the link to the recording will be posted shortly.

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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