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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1st Quarter 2017 Event Schedule Available Now!

(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)

National PSASA Convention 2017 in Cape Town!


The PSASA Annual Convention 2017
will take place from
31 March to 2 April
Cape Town, South Africa
Lagoon Beach Hotel, Cape Town
(The only hotel in Cape Town that is on the beach, and with spectacular views of the world famous Table Mountain).


Costs to attend the 2017 convention
Early Bird Seat: ZAR3950.00 Booked before Jan 23rd 2017
General Seat: ZAR4450.00 Booked before Feb 14th 2017
Full Seat: R4950.00 Booked until March 29th 2017
Precon: R550.00 per person (member) / R950.00 per person (non-member)
Gala Banquet: R550.00 per person

More on this exciting, not to be missed event in the new year. 


• Single R1 600 per person per night, including Breakfast
• Sharing R1 900 per room per night, including Breakfast

Note that convention delegates have to directly book and pay for their accommodation with the venue. You may need to advise the hotel that you are attending the PSASA convention in order to obtain the rates above.


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

Gauteng Chapter Meeting - 19 January 2017

Dear PSASA Members and Friends

Welcome to 2017!  You are invited to the first meeting for 2017, and we have an exciting theme lined up:  Life Design and The Future of Work. 

Our presenter is Sameer Rawjee, CEO of Life Design School at Google.   Sameer2017

Recognising that even some of the most brilliant folks in the world want to learn how to craft meaningful lives, Sameer started the O School, a school inside Google to help employees answer the question, "What job am I made for?"  But in a time where we will live much longer lives, pursue multiple careers and continue seeking ways to express our passions and talents, O School has become more than just a place for personal development, it has also become the foundation for a new kind of workplace - one that is designed around the human. Sameer will talk about how Life Design at O School is used hire, manage and motivate the next workforce.

PLEASE RSVP by latest Thursday, 19 January 2017, 11am, for venue setup and catering preparation.  

Date: Thursday, 19 January 2017

Registration: From 18h15

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

Venue: Hackle Brook Conference Center, Conrad Drive, Craighall Park, Johannesburg

Fee: Free for PSASA Members and Associates, R120 for Member/Associate partners, R300 per person for visitors

Proof of payment: EFT preferred, please send proof of payment to [email protected]. No credit card facility. Cash will be accepted at the door.

EFT / Bank information:

ABSA Bank Limited
Randburg Branch (Code: 632005)
Transmission Account
Account # 9323685566


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


Pretoria Chapter Meeting - 19 January 2017

Building your business through speaking part 2

Dear PSASA Members and Friends, Welcome to 2017! You are invited to the first meeting of the year with our main speaker David Wikinson as he discusses the second part of Building your business through speaking.


Do not miss the second part of David’s excellent presentation. When he last spoke at the Pretoria Chapter, he shared brilliant advice on how to grow your speaking business. We unfortunately won’t be able to broadcast his presentation live, which means you must be present.

Take your speaking business to a whole new level in 2017.

David Wilkinson, American Citizen and devoted South African resident for 6 years, is a renowned international speaker and consultant in the realms of government, business, non-profit and education.

After receiving his B.A and a M.A., he pursued avenues in developing curriculum and training executives regarding exponential and visionary leadership principles. His courses have impacted leaders on every continent of the world.

Career objectives have encompassed a plethora of multi-media avenues for the direct and indirect forms of communication to leaders globally.  This includes, but is not limited to:

In Person: Extensive travel and training experience including Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and the US.

Radio: Live and taped broadcast training with over sixty-three stations that included coverage in fifteen states and ten countries.

Television/Simulcast/Cable Networks: Live and taped interviews, executive coaching and leadership guidance broadcasted across the US and to over one hundred and twenty countries.

Printed Materials/ Tapes/ CD/ VHS/ DVD: Direct and indirect influence on produced curriculum and its exposure globally.

David has personally launched 22 multi-national companies, with up to R300m generated revenue and 20% net profit successes.

David is the CEO of The Global Equipping Centre. The company offers motivational speaking, one day seminars, strategic planning sessions, business consulting and executive coaching.

Prior booking is essential to arrange for catering. Confirmation needed latest, 18 January 2017

Join us here

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

GPS location: Latitude: -25.846594444111112 | Longitude: 28.178577777111112

Date: Thursday, 19 January 2017

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

Click here to register.

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.

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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