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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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?
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.
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.
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
Our program includes;
Welcome and Introductions of members and guests
Introduce yourself with a ‘1 Minute Elevator Speech’, or share a ‘Needs and Leads’
‘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 –
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
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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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:
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.
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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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 …
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
These are all the supporting documents to accompany your application. View other forms