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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 - 31 August 2015

 

The PSASA Cape Town Chapter presents a unique opportunity to ‘learn while you laugh’!
 
"Speak On Your Feet" is an immersive experiential training that will focus on the skills & exercises that are relevant to you & your work as a Professional speaker. Through a series of games, explanations & discussions, you'll change the way you think about & respond to any given situation, both on- and offstage.

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Experienced performer & Professional speaker, Marcel Oudejans, will introduce you to the philosophy, practice and performance of the art of “improv” and how it helps you:
 
… trust your instincts & innate intelligence
 
… build relationships & work with your peers
 
… respond proactively to new & surprising situations
 
… gain confidence despite your fears
 
… think creatively & try new behaviour patterns
 
… generate new ideas & brainstorm effectively
 
During the 2-hour session, you’ll exercise your body and brain while acting completely silly and belly-laughing at the amazing improvised performances of your peers! You’ll soon understand why Applied Improvisation is taught at esteemed schools like Harvard, Stanford, UCLA and others world-wide as a tool for both individual & team skills development.

Details

Date:
 31 August 2015
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Place: The Studio, 24 Southfield Rd Plumstead 7800
Cost: R50 for PSASA Member R100 per session for non-member (bring cash to the venue)
Please do not make payments via EFT, cash payments only
Booking: Send an email to Simone: [email protected] to book your seat
 

Gauteng Chapter - 13 August 2015

 

LEGALLY SPEAKING on 13 August 2015
What speakers and authors need to know about their intellectual property rights and how to protect them

In the digital era where so much of our intellectual property (IP) is readily accessible to all, and can potentially be shared and copied on an exponential scale, how do we protect it, and what consideration do we need to give to our own use of other people’s IP, both online and offline?

  • Do you know how to protect your brand and your material?
  • Do you know what copyright is?
  • When is it necessary to go the legal route of registering trademarks?

All this and more will be discussed at the next Gauteng Chapter meeting – don’t miss it!

FIRST SESSION: Stocking your IP toolbox

Intellectual property and anti-counterfeiting specialist attoney, Vanessa Ferguson, will discuss how speaker/authors can stock their IP toolbox.

SECOND SESSION

Attorney, Robin Richardson will discuss the protection of IP rights (with a focus on trade marks) on the Internet as well as in the social media space.

Meeting Information:

Venue: Hacklebrooke Conference Centre, Cnr Conrad Drive and Jan Smuts Avenue, Hyde Park
Date: 13 August 2015
Time: 18h30 – 21h30
Cost: Free to all paid up PSASA members, R300 for guests and R120 for member spouses

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

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KZN Chapter - 20 August 2015

Our program includes;

Welcome and Introductions of members and guests

Introduce yourself with a ‘1 Minute Elevator Speech’, or share a ‘Needs and Leads’

Skype Interview
‘Webinars – Pain or Profit?’

Annabel Kaye, a senior member of the Professional Speakers Association in the United Kingdom, will pay us a ‘virtual visit’ to talk about –

  • The nature and purpose of webinars;
  • How to profit from the use of webinars;
  • How to prepare and deliver webinars.

 

 

Mid break

Guest Speakers

‘Speakers, Sound and Technical Know-how’
Husband and wife team, Allison and Bernard Alan-Brown are experts in the technical aspects of sound. They will talk to us about –
  • Microphones and other technical equipment
  • Interacting with sound engineers at events
  • Making the best of your voice when speaking or recording.

           Venue:           SA Home Loans, Douglas Saunders Drive, La Lucia, 4051

            Date:               Thursday, 20 August 2015

            Time:              17h30 for 18h00 until 20h30

            Cost:               Free for PSASA Members

R 120.00 for spouses
R 300.00 for non-members (note first increase in 3 years)
This includes the presentations, a dinner and networking
A cash bar is available

Bookings:

Please book your seat online  or via our Administrator, Simone at            
[email protected]

Please RSVP by no later than Tuesday, 18 August 2015.

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

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View upcoming event dates for:

Cape Chapter

Gauteng Chapter

KZN Chapter

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

PSASA Members in the NEWS

Lorraine Jenks received An award for "Environmental Quality" (or advocating Insider Activism!) 

Our intrepid “little green queen”, Lorraine Jenks has just been honoured with her eleventh award.

Acknowledged by winning the Women in Quality “Environmental Quality Award” -- “The PDCA Outstanding Individual Achievement Award recognizes a woman for outstanding achievement, demonstrated leadership, and a lasting commitment to promoting quality and making a change in her organisation, communities and society at large.”

 

PSASA Member Chris Bertish Launches his International Film:

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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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Find out how to join the PSASA

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…

Designations/Criteria

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

Benefits

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