Christmas is coming
Santa’s getting fat
Join us at our party
And wear your favourite hat!
We know how much members of the PSA love getting together, so this year we’re treating you to a very special Christmas Party on Friday 18 December!
Where? On Zoom of course, from the comfort of your own *office/sofa/kitchen table/sleigh (*delete as applicable.)
What? An evening of fun, frolics and festivities, as well as a chance to catch up with PSA buddies and meet some new ones.
How much? Only £10 for the whole evening, with ALL proceeds going to the PSA Foundation, which is there to support you. Can’t afford a ticket or a posh frock? Let us know and we’ll see if Santa can send you an early Christmas present in the form of a discount.
Why? Well, because!!
Here’s the rough plan for the evening (subject to change, depending on what the Elves decide to arrange for you.)
First up at 6pm – Lee Warren’s Speaking Stocking-Fillers. It’s time to get into the Christmas Spirit (literally) by joining Lee Warren and Steve Bustin in conversation, over an online gin and tonic, giving you loads of ideas for your ’Speaker’s Christmas Stocking’. They’ll be discussing what’s changed – for better and worse – for speakers throughout 2020. And what we can look forward to in 2021, including understanding how to embrace technology without being a slave to it, new ways of preparing keynotes and workshops in a ‘virtual environment’, what really ‘works’ online, what bookers will be looking for in the New Year, and ways of creating, and maintaining client relationships during turbulent times. Expect gossip, laughter and plenty of non-obvious ideas you can use straight away.
Then at 7pm bring along your takeaway or Christmas dinner and a glass of bubbles. Eat, chat, network, pull crackers, be crackers …
At 8pm the Fringe is back! There are three great presents for you to choose from:
Deborah Henley will ask What’s in Santa’s Stocking? It’s full of all kinds of lumps and bumps but as we pull out each one, we discover what’s really hidden within its red and woolly folds. In this case, some great yarns and extraordinary tales. This is a fun impromptu speaking event to hear about the stuff that other people keep around them in their own space when on a virtual call. Brought to you by the creator of QuizTag, Deborah’s disclaimer says that rules may or may not be comprehensible on the day!
Cathy Towers invites you to Free Your Funny Bone in Time for Christmas. She’s going to share the stage with all of you – so long as you are willing to play! She likes to say yes, and… see what happens. She invites you to do the same in this improve session. Cathy has run improv sessions for a dating agency, a birthday party and the PSA Summit. Are you ready to join in and have fun tonight?
Join Pam Burrows in the spa for some seriously powerful battery re-charging! The most common feedback this session gets is “afterwards I had the best night’s sleep I’ve had in a very long time”. If you’re frazzled and in need of some pampering, this is for you. You can just turn up but to get full benefit from this, be in a peaceful, comfortable place, have a bowl of bubble bath for your feet, a towel, some body lotion, maybe even light a candle! Pam will show you how to give yourself a foot spa, some self-reflexology, a self-massage, some stress reducing breathing techniques and a Maldives beach experience!
Then at 9pm the bar is open with Scott Johnson, or put on your dancing shoes and head for the disco with Lee Jackson. Finally, toddle off to bed, hang up your stockings and see what Santa brings you!
Tickets are just £10 +VAT for PSA members. If you’re not yet a member, sign up as an Associate Member NOW (on the PSA website) and then we’ll let you in.
If you have any questions about the event, please get in touch with the Elves at PSA HQ, by emailing [email protected].
We look forward to seeing you online on 18 December 2020. Christmas jumpers/fancy dress are optional!!