Presidents’ Welcome

14th April 2019
It’s with the deepest sadness and regret that The PSA Board have to let everyone know what our much-loved President, Joy Marsden, died earlier this morning. John, her husband, sent a short message saying “Sadly I have to tell you that Joy left this world to be with the Lord earlier this morning. She died peacefully and without pain. Thank you for your constant love, help, prayers, faith and support.”

Joy has been a member of The PSA family for many years and has served as Regional President of PSA Staffordshire as well as serving on the Board as Membership Director before stepping up to the Presidency. Her energy love and joy has contributed to so much, not just to the Association but to so many of us as individuals. We’re all proud to call her a colleague and a friend and she’ll be much missed.

Obviously we all send John and their family our sincere condolences and love.

If you would like to leave a tribute or memory of Joy, we have a post on the PSA members only Facebook group, open for your comments thoughts and memories, and will pass them on to the Marsden family.

The Board.

Joy’s Message:

It is my privilege and honour to step into the role of President this year. I look forward to serving and supporting our members and representing PSA UKI around the world.

The theme of my year is ‘Relevance’ and it’s a theme that is close to my heart. As an international speaker, trainer and coach, like many others, I work to provide the highest quality and value for each piece of work delivered. The year of ‘Relevance’ will take us on a journey to find new and creative ways to offer more value to our clients; to evaluate and sharpen the delivery and service that we offer.

There will be opportunity for us to examine new waves of future working and further opportunity to weave those ideas into our businesses, to help us stay relevant in a changing world.

All that said, we want to continue to make what we do count in the lives of the people we serve.

I am proud to belong to a community of people that I can call friends and colleagues as we continue to work together to serve our clients, our audiences and each other.

Joy Marsden
National President of the PSA, 2018-19

Delivering memorable presentations

Many well-delivered presentations are quickly forgotten because their messages are lost.

Developing an idea that runs right through your presentation is key. The idea could be in the form of a slogan or a rallying call.

You might not like them or could even hate the simplicity of catchy slogans but it’s good to realize their value.

They create memory hooks for speakers, trainers, coaches and most importantly, the listener. They can unlock key content, stories, and action commitments long after your presentation.

Create simple messages that your audience will remember.



Getting started

In my year as National President, I have chosen the theme ‘Relevance – Make it Count!’.

I want to invite all Associates, Professional Members and Fellows to join me on a journey of ensuring that we remain relevant by continually evaluating and improving the way we run our businesses and deliver our work. To stimulate thoughts, I will be sending out monthly messages sharing my reflections and ideas on this very big subject. I hope this will spark conversations, and I encourage you to comment and share your thoughts too.

Thank you for the warm welcome that I have received in the PSA Regions I have already visited. PSA South West, PSA North East, PSA Staffs and PSA Ireland have a wonderful buzz and energy and I very much enjoyed my visit with you all.

I look forward to visiting all the other regions in the months to come.