Book your seat now for the 2016 Midterm Convention

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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(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 - Exciting Speaker Presenting in November

PSASA Cape Chapter

It is with great excitement that the Cape Chapter
will be presenting a workshop on


Barry Hilton
With a track record of 30 years in comedy, Barry Hilton has raised  the world’s laughter level considerably.

His delightful knack of finding the ludicrous and the humorous turns daily situations on their head to make us laugh at life.

His face is as funny as his repartee, with lugubrious looks tailor-made for mirth. Barry’s gregarious personality makes him a people’s person, happy to engage with the audience before and after his shows.

Barry is a seasoned comedian who’s as streetwise as any youngster. He’s remained at the top by continually coming up with fresh material - and by having six children to keep him hip and happening.

Barry will share with PSASA members his new motivational talk and then how he Finds the Funny and adds it to his material.

This is a workshop not to be missed.

Limited seats available, so book early.
Date: November 12th 2016

Cost are as follows for PSASA Members - R300 and for Non-Members - R600

Jason Sandler
PSASA Cape Chapter President 2016/17


Gauteng Chapter Meeting - Next meeting 13th October to be confirmed


PSASA Gauteng Chapter Meeting
Most recent was held on Monday, 12 September 2016

The presenters were our very own Celynn Erasmus, Joni Peddi and Lorraine Jenks!

Presenting The FAB Quotient framework, Celynn and Joni will share how to shift from feeling stressed, tired and sick to feeling balanced, energized and well.  The emergence effect of these three dimensions : Fuel, Activate & Behave enables you to focus on  purposeful performance, productivity, general wellbeing and ultimately fulfillment and happiness.
Discussions on ways to harness this emergence effect by sharing a number of techniques for ‘habit’ shifting!
Fuel - Unlock energy + vitality by kicking the sugar and starch habit
Activate - Reduce stress by using daily motion to shift emotion
Behave - Be authentic + communicate more powerfully by focusing on quality sleep to boost brain fitness.
In addition, Lorraine shared  insights into the demand for sustainable and ethical:chefs, restaurateurs, hoteliers and their patrons are starting to question where their food comes from.
Lorraine also shared what people are talking about; current versus better ways of sourcing, growing, breeding, preparing and presenting food.  She told about the wonderful work being done to address hunger and share the results of her academic experiment to compare the taste and cost of good food versus the other stuff.

Hope to see you at the next chapter meeting

Adele du Rand

PSASA Gauteng Chapter President 2015-17

KZN Chapter Meeting - 14 September Wednesday


PSASA Durban Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
at The Gateway Hotel, Convention Centre
The Highlight of our Program
Join us with guest speaker Stef du Plessis
From our PSASA Gauteng Chapter

In this session Stef du Plessis, founder of the PSASA, will share some of what he’s learnt from delivering 3,500+ presentations on 5 continents, and from building a practice that now focuses on big-fee, enterprise-wide workplace culture transformation programmes for some of the world’s most respected brands.
Along the way he has spoken on some of the platforms most envied
by professional speakers the world over, while companies in 50+ countries have used his programmes.
If you are serious about building your speaking business,
then this is a session not to be missed.
See here for more about Stef
Join us here;
Venue:           The Gateway Hotel, Convention Centre                         
Date:              Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Time:              17h30 for 18h00 until 20h30
Cost:               Free for PSASA Members
                        Free for first time visitors
                        R 300.00 for non-members (from 2nd visit)
                        R 120.00 for spouses

The evening includes informative presentations and dinner.
Bring your marketing material and NETWORK.
A cash bar is available.
Bookings: Please book your seat online or via our new Administrator, Louise at[email protected]  by 5pm Tuesday, 13 September 2016.
Non-member guests please make payment via EFT and send your proof of payment to Simone, as cash is not accepted at the door.
Contact me on 083 264 5036 if you have any queries.
Chantaul Jordan

Principal - Expressions
Immediate Past Chairman - Executive Association of South Africa
President - Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa, KZN


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

Pretoria Chapter Meeting - 1st Thursday of the month : 6 October


The next Pretoria chapter meeting will take place on the

6th of October 

The theme will be:

How to build your speaking and coaching business

Main Speaker: David Wikinson
Date: Thursday 6 October 2016
Time: 18:30 – 21:00
Venue: Leriba Hotel and Spa, 245 End Street, Cardinal, Centurion

GPS location
Latitude: -25.846594444111112
Longitude: 28.178577777111112

Prior booking is essential to arrange for catering.

Confirmation needed latest, 5 October 2016

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.

Having trained Fortune 500 Executives at the Global Automotive Conference and spoken at an International Academic Conference where he presented 7 major papers he brings both the theoretical and the practical together with an innovative flare. His 17 years’ experience as a speaker to millions across the world has given him the unique experience as a motivational speaker who can also develop and market creative seminars and courses.

David has spearheaded such ground breaking initiatives as the planting of ½ million gardens which raised millions of dollars for poverty alleviation.

He has impacted leaders of nations, including pre-eminent kings and ministers in Southern African countries and is the author of thousands of pre-published sales of the incredible entrepreneurial book 'Creating Momentum in your Sphere of Influence: Becoming An Entrepreneurial Vortex'.

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.

Hope to see you there.

Chris Vermeulen

PSASA National Treasurer
PSASA Pretoria Chapter President 2016/17

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

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