PSASA 2015 Convention

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Main Keynote and Break Away Speakers for our 2015 Convention

Alan Stevens - Is a British speaker, writer, and media expert. He is the director of MediaCoach Ltd. and a former president of the Professional Speakers Association of the UK (2007–2008) and the Global Speakers Federation (2010–2011) which represents six thousand professional speakers from all parts of the world.  

"Bob ‘Idea Man’ Hooey inspires audiences worldwide to stretch their skills for professional and personal success. Award winning speaker, Bob’s innovative Ideas At Work demonstrate logical steps with innovative ideas and proven leadership/career enhancement techniques. He is a founding charter member of both CAPS and the GSF. He is the 2011 Spirit of CAPS recipient, the highest award given in the Canadian speaking industry; and the 48th speaker worldwide to earn the coveted Toastmasters International professional level Accredited Speaker designation. Bob is the prolific author of 30 plus books on leadership, career, and business success, several of them best-sellers. Canada’s Ideaman partners with committed leaders and organizations to equip and motivate profitable growth and enhanced success! " Read more

Craig Goldblatt - For over a decade Craig has delivered in excess of 500 inspirational keynote presentations to audiences from around the world. His ability to challenge audiences to be their very best and his motivational energy throughout this journey are what set Craig apart from other speakers. Inspiring audiences has taken Craig to some of the most diverse countries in the world and allowed him to experience and learn from many cultures. These staggering experiences have given Craig an enhanced awareness of human identity. Read more 

A native of Airdrie, Alberta, Canada, Behaviourist, Faith Wood, has spent the last 10 years speaking with audiences about their perspective and the impact that has on their lives and their communications. She has earned the prestigious designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and is a member of CAPS and the GSF. With her background in law enforcement, her insights on the subject of wilfull blindness promises to be both insightful and thought provoking. Read more 

Gavin Keller is a passionate educator and school leader who has used the research in neurolearning and leading to change a school and the community. He shares the practical application with schools, corporates and leaders in order to improve performance and the quality of life. Gavin and his wife Heather have raised two boys to be successful adults – leaders in their fields. He speaks from experience and practise. His guidance is simple, humorous, but dynamic.

Jackie Barrie - As a speaker, trainer, freelance copywriter and author, Jackie Barrie specialises in writing without waffle. Here are some career highlights so far: • Blogs and articles all over the web, including the Huffington Post, Fresh Business Thinking and Marketing Lens. She has studied creative writing with Sue Townsend on a Greek island, and is an Ezine Articles Diamond author • Professional Member of the Professional Speaking Association UK & Ireland (where she is co-President of the new South East region), and achieved Advanced Communicator (Bronze) with Toastmasters • Co-founded Bromley Creative Community and Croydon Ecademy, and ran eight BRX groups across southeast England (not all at the same time)

Justin Cohen - Is the author of four books and seven audiobooks. He hosted a television talk show in which he interviewed some of the world’s top experts on success. As a leading authority on human potential, with a postgraduate degree in Psychology, Justin speaks and trains on motivation, sales, service and leadership. Having spoken professionally for twelve years, he has presented in thirteen different countries, and in virtually every industry, to an average of eight thousand people annually. Justin is a Certified Speaker Professional and Southern African Speaker Hall of Fame inductee. Read more 

Katja Schleicher - Is a passionate Communication Coach & KeyNote Speaker. Talking and writing have already become her life companions. She helps her audiences making a strong impact on all public stages and has established Storytelling a key business communication tool across Europe. When speaking, Katja wins the audience with a strong stage presence and, no surprise at all - with her outstanding Storytelling. She is known for her provocative style and very much for her sense of humour. Being truly European herself, she feels very much at home with international audiences and bridges intercultural borders during her trainings & Key Note speakings. 

International diversity expert Lenora Billings-Harris is the consultant companies want on board to help transform their organization into one that to creates and sustains inclusive work cultures. Lenora has the ability to engage individuals to accelerate their efforts and maximize their contributions to an organization. Whether through keynotes, workshops, or organizational consulting, Lenora partners with clients to help them build effective relationships that leverage differences in order to increase innovation, customer satisfaction, and immediate bottom-line results.

Lorne Sulcas is an international motivational speaker and trainer, serving those striving for excellence. With his experience as a game ranger and guide, Lorne brings to his clients a unique and potent perspective to key performance issues such as teamwork, change, sustainability, productivity and competition. Lorne loves to add value and excitement to businesses and entrepreneurs, organizations and athletes across the globe, in pursuit of excellence and high performance. Read more

Michael Ogilvie is a founder member of the Professional Speaking Association, and regularly speaks to Entrepreneurs at conferences and seminars on business related matters. Michael is an experienced Chartered Accountant by training. However, although he owns Eastbourne Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers OBC The Accountants, most of his time is focused on his work as one of UK's leading Profit Coaches, with his company The Profit Team. Michael is a Master Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic programming, and was a founding Director of The Association of Profit Advisers. Read more

Pat Mckrill (CEO Snake Country cc.), an environmentalist at heart, is a motivational speaker and entertainer. Born in London in 1946, Pat accompanied his parents to Rhodesia at an early age. Having established a family of his own, the Mckrill’s emigrated from Zimbabwe to South Africa in 1983. Day Job: Freelance technical trainer and lecturer in the retail tyre Industry. He is also the in-house technical trainer at Techno Logic. Fun jobs: A member of PSASA (Professional Speaker’s Association of S.A.); Part time inventor; Environmental consultant. Outside interests: Armchair naturalist with a particular interest in herpetology (the study of reptiles) Read more

Sepehr Taverdian - Probably one of the only speakers in the world who has walked the talk in the area of Speaker Branding, and how to be a great speaker. Having worked personally with more than 120 speakers in the world from the US, the UK, Canada, and South Africa, Sepehr is a very well known Speaker, and conference Organizer across the Middle East. He has invited, and hosted, and made friends with Big Speakers like Brian Tracy, Allan Pease, Shaun Smith and Nigel Risner. A PhD Student of Business Management in Islamic Azad University and also an MBA Graduate from the University of Tehran, honorary PhD in Business Administration from ALU. He first started his work when he was only 19 as the first interpreter to the former Iranian President Khatami, met up with many Presidents, heads of states, and Prime ministers, travelling the world from South Africa, to Malaysia, From Dubai to London, and from Paris to Tokyo. Read more

Steve Barnett - Imagine a whole audience of non-musicians becoming an orchestra in minutes. Naturally and effortlessly. Imagine the conductor not uttering a word yet speaking volumes – about leadership, communication, cooperation and synergy. Imagine a learning experience more powerful than words… Imagine the value to a conference, of everyone having one vision, one idea, one beat, being in one focus & working with united energy. An organization is like an Orchestra. As the Silent Conductor, Steve’s compelling presentation gives a hands-on musical experience of being a significant part of a powerful unit. Steve developed a unique non-verbal approach to group events. Every member of the audience plays an instrument, and so becomes an integral part of an interactive, rhythmic encounter that crosses all language and cultural barriers.

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Speakers for our Pre-Con - Digital Marketing for Leading Businesses

Arthur Goldstuck (born 1959) is a South African journalist, media analyst and commentator on Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Internet and mobile communications and technologies. He grew up in Trompsburg, Free State, South Africa and resides in Johannesburg, South Africa. Goldstuck led early research into the size of the Internet user population and the extent of Web commerce in South Africa, which established trend lines for Internet growth in the country. Today Goldstuck heads the World Wide Worx research organization, and has led research into ICT issues like the impact of IT on small business, the role of mobile technologies in business and government and the technology challenges of the financial services sector.
Bob Urichuck is a catalyst for constant improvement and a cultivator of human potential as an International Professional Speaker, Trainer and best-selling Author. His latest books—Velocity Selling: How to Attract, Engage and Empower Buyers to Buy and How to Motivate Your Team in 30 Days (co-authored with his son Dave)—are new in 2014. Bob is an internationally recognized Sales Guru, ranked #9 in 2014 and in the World’s top 10 since 2008. He has been recognized as Consummate Speaker of the year and awarded Platinum Speaker Status by Meeting Professionals International (MPI).
Gihan Perera is a futurist and an expert in helping leaders understand how the Internet has changed their world. He has been using the Internet since 1987, long before many people knew it existed. For the last 15 years, he has been a speaker, trainer, webinar presenter and mentor, helping thought leaders and business leaders with their e-marketing, e-learning and business strategies. He has clients throughout Australia, as well as in New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Canada. He is the author of “Fast, Flat and Free: How the Internet Has Changed Your Business”, “Out of Office: Using the Internet for Greater Freedom in Your Work Life”, “Webinar Smarts”, and seven other books.
Ian Brodie - I’ve been helping some of the world’s leading organisations with their marketing and sales challenges for over 17 years. More importantly, I’ve “walked the talk” and sold multi-million dollar consulting engagements across multiple countries and cultures. But in truth, I’m far from a natural salesperson – in fact it was something of a nasty surprise to me when I realised early on in my career that in order to progress and do the kind of work I was interested in, I would need to sell. But through study, experience, and having some of the best “rainmakers” in the field as my mentors, I’ve learned what it takes for even the most reluctant of professionals to become highly effective at marketing and sales – and that’s what I teach my clients.
Rebecca Morgan - Is a high-achiever. This is why she knows what works with other top achievers — what they need and how they think. Trusted advisor to executives developing and implementing strategic key-talent development solutions.


PSASA 2015 Convention Venue - Protea Breakwater Lodge


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Gala Dinner Venue - The Table Bay Hotel 

Table Bay Hotel

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