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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Woman’s Day Meeting
With Special gifts for each woman attending and spot prizes for interesting things
This month we have a very special meeting with world class speakers
Braam is a well-respected and highly sought-after international keynote and motivational speaker who receives standing ovations and rave reviews on both the South African and the global speaking circuit. But while his adventures are compelling, it is Braam’s thinking and positive attitude that inspires. His story is one of meeting impossible challenges, pushing limits, taking action and protecting the environment.
He’s a highly sought-after international motivational speaker, extreme adventurer, TV presenter, youth developer, and author of the bestseller “The Great Run,” but most of all, he is a no-nonsense conservationist. Braam has an infectious energy that is fed by his life-long passion to protect the environment. He inspires countless others to do the same!
Undefeated by a blazing motorcycle accident and a paralyzing plane crash four years later, he learned to take responsibility for the countless changes in his life. Whether coping with devastating burns over 65% of his body or being sentenced to life in a wheelchair, this once robust Marine firmly held on to his feisty nature and quick wit. It was “his” uphill journey and he was determined to maintain control, cope with the changes, and prosper.
Without a doubt, Mitchell understands what it takes to rebuild and eventually reach the top. His life clearly illustrates his philosophy — that most limitations are self-imposed.
Date: Monday, 10 August 2015
Venue: Kelvin Grove (144 Campground Rd, Newlands, Cape Town, 7700)
Time: 18:30 – 21:00
Snacks will be served.
Cost: Free to all paid up PSASA members, R200 for guests
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
‘Exploring Speakers’ Online Persona’
‘How to deal with the media’
Presented by Chantaul Jordan
News and online media are powerful forces to get your ideas and opinions heard.
‘Your online persona Online’
Presented by Philippa Rose
Does it affect your business and why should you care?
Date: Thursday, 16 July 2015
Time: 17h30 for 18h00 until 20h30
Cost: Free for PSASA Members
R 200.00 for non-members
This includes a dinner after the meeting
A cash bar is available
Please RSVP by no later than Tuesday, 14 July 2015.
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Our members include experts who speak on many topics and in almost all industries.
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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
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