Inspire 2018 is set to be the best annual PSA UK&I convention yet!
With three days of intensive workshops, valuable networking and mind-blowing speakers from around the world, we’re bringing together the finest that our profession has to offer.
The theme of Inspire 2018 is Adventure. Speaking is an adventurous career – not for the faint hearted. As PSA President, Tiffany Kemp, says “Every adventure has an element of peril. Without some possibility of danger, it’s not an adventure, it’s an outing!”
Our convention will help you maximise the thrills of your speaking adventure while keeping the perils under control.Book your tickets now
Here’s what’s happening…
Friday 5th October
Friday will be unlike anything you’ve seen before – it’s all about DOING – incredible workshops from some of the best trainers and facilitators in the world that will help you speak more, speak better, and speak globally.
But we won’t just leave you brimming with new ideas… From every Friday session, you’ll leave the room having taken the first practical steps in turning those ideas into results.
This year’s now infamous comedy night will be leaner, meaner and keener than ever before. With some great home-grown talent as well as some fabulous guests from overseas, you’ll laugh ‘til you cry.
|10:35||Conference Room 1||Speak More (1st Workshop)||Janice B Gordon
How to Influence the Influencers and Scale Your Sales
|Conference Room 2||Speak Better (1st Workshop)||Steve Head
Making the 1% Difference
|Conference Room 3||Speak Globally (1st Workshop)||Alan Stevens and Lesley Everett
How to earn air miles, have fun and speak for money.
|12:05||Conference Room 1||Speak More (2nd Workshop)||Alec Drew
Your Speaker’s Roadmap to Success
|Conference Room 2||Speak Better (2nd Workshop)||Jeremy Nicholas
Talking Funny – How to add humour to your presentation
|Conference Room 3||Speak Globally (2nd Workshop)||Elias Kanaris
How to Get Your Fellow By Building a Global Business
|14:05||Conference Room 1||Speak More (3rd Workshop)||Jayne Lowell
The 7-Figure Mindset Formula
|Conference Room 2||Speak Better (3rd Workshop)||Susan Luke Evans
Live Your Story; Build & Leave Your Legacy
|Conference Room 3||Speak Globally (3rd Workshop)||David Pissara
Podcasting for Professionals – Workshop
|14:50||Conference Room 1||Speak More (4th Workshop)||Philip Calvert
How speakers can use LinkedIn and Funnel Marketing to attract more of the enquiries they really want
|Conference Room 2||Speak Better (4th Workshop)||Maggie Georgeopoulos
Mental Health is NOT a Dirty Word: How to accelerate your speaking business by looking after your mental health
|Conference Room 3||Speak Globally (4th Workshop)||Steve Lowell|
|16:00||Conference Room 1||Speaker Factor Semi-Finals|
|17:30||Conference Room 1||PSA Annual General Meeting||Tim Luscombe|
|20:00||Conference Theatre||Comedy Night|
Saturday 6th October
Saturday is a combination of pure inspiration and actionable wisdom. With keynote sessions from amazing speakers including PSA Founder, Rikki Arundel and Global Speaking Fellow Fredrik Haren, you won’t want to miss a moment. And our Meet the Experts session is your chance to get up close and personal, learning tips and tricks from the very best in our profession.
As always, the Gala Dinner will be your chance to network in style, enjoying dinner and drinking while celebrating the achievements of outstanding members of our speaking community.
|09:00||Banqueting Suite||Conference Kickoff|
|09:05||Banqueting Suite||Opening Keynote||Rikki Arundel
|09:50||Banqueting Suite||Second Keynote||Fredrik Haren
In the head of a global keynote speaker
|11:00||Banqueting Suite||Third Keynote||Caspar Craven
Stories into Speeches: turning family experiences into corporate keynotes
|11:30||Banqueting Suite||Fourth Keynote||Julie Holmes
PSA: What have you done for me lately?
|12:00||Banqueting Suite||Fifth Keynote||Deri Llewellyn Davies
Life’s great adventure – No regrets
|12:30||Banqueting Suite||Last Year’s Speaker Factor Winner||Heather Wright
How to Find Your VOICE
|13:45||Banqueting Suite||Meet the Experts|
|14:45||Banqueting Suite||Speaker Factor Finals|
|15:30||Banqueting Suite||Announcement of Speaker Factor Winner, and Regional Speaker and Member of the Year Awards|
|16:00||Banqueting Suite||Sixth Keynote||David Meade
|16:30||Banqueting Suite||Closing Keynote||Julie Creffield|
|17:00||Banqueting Suite||President Closes||Tiffany Kemp|
|19:30||Banqueting Suite||Gala Dinner|
|21:15||Banqueting Suite||Foundation Auction|
Sunday 7th October
Sunday will close the convention not with a whisper, but with a bang! Split into streams for Associates, Members and Fellows, it will focus on how to move each of us to the next level in our speaking careers. With each stream finishing with a barn-storming keynote, you’ll leave on a high to launch the adventure of your next speaking year!
|10:00||Conference Room 1||Associates (1st Workshop)||Eamonn O’Brien and Lynda Shaw
Secrets to becoming a mind-blowing storyteller: The art and science behind stories that inspire
|Conference Room 2||Members (1st Workshop)||Kevin Kerley
Working with Executive Peer Groups
|Conference Room 3||Fellows (1st Workshop)||Penny Haslam
Make Yourself A Little Bit Famous: How to be Brilliant on TV & Radio So You Get Asked Back
|11:00||Conference Room 1||Associates (2nd Workshop)||Lee Jackson
Get Good At Speaking – 10 years in PSA, things I wish I’d learnt earlier as a Pro Speaker
|Conference Room 2||Members (2nd Workshop)||David Abbott
How To Get A Higher Price
|Conference Room 3||Fellows (2nd Workshop)||Ilja Grzeskowitz
Making a Difference – How to go from Zero to Hero as a Professional Speaker
|11:45||Conference Room 1||Associates Closing Keynote||Bryony Thomas
The Curious Rebellion of a Multi-Million Pound Cat Thief
|Conference Room 2||Members Closing Keynote||Steve Bustin
Is this the face of a speaker – or the face of a scammer?
|Conference Room 3||Fellows Closing Keynote||Jason Butler
BETTER WITH MONEY
Simple ways to worry less and live more
|12:30 – 14:30||Conference Room 2||Regional Presidents’ Luncheon|
This year we are at the East Midlands Conference Centre, in Nottingham.
It is just 10 minutes from the M1, 20-minutes from East Midlands Airport and 5 minutes from Nottingham Railway Station.
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We help guide MDs/CEOs and Key Executives to work together to improve themselves, their companies and their communities, by addressing the common struggles and complex challenges they face on the path to personal and professional excellence.
For our members, we are their most trusted resource to help them become better leaders and deliver better results by refining their instincts, improving their judgements, expanding their perspectives and optimising their decision making.
Vistage has been running private peer advisory groups for MDs/CEOs and Executives throughout the world since 1957. Worldwide, Vistage currently supports over 22,000 business leaders. In the UK, Vistage supports nearly 1,800 members.
A key component of the Vistage platform alongside the peer group is expert speakers and thought leaders presenting valuable insights within both small group and large event settings. Every year, we successfully run a number of speaker events and workshops in the UK & Ireland for CEO’s, MD’s Business Leaders and Key Executives of SME’s. See vistage.co.uk.