Birmingham Region

President: Darren Harris

Email: [email protected]

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Meeting Dates – 2022

June 2022Monday 6th – In The Room – BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW!
July 2022Monday 4th
August 2022Monday 1st
September 2022Monday 5th
October 2022NATIONAL CONVENTION
November 2022Monday 7th
December 2022Monday 5th

6th June 2022: Are you turning off your audience?

This month on 6th June, PSA Birmingham are back in the room! Unintentional rhyming there, but an intentional question to consider…

Because our event theme is all about influence. By joining us you’ll develop greater influence on and off stage in ways you may not expect.

You’ll find us at The Studio, 7 Canon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP.


Keynote – Jon Baker

Driven by his desire to expose the talent of quieter businesspeople, Jon Baker has become known for activating introverts.

With his quietly confident attitude to challenges and vision of balanced teams, alongside his enthusiasm for action and helping others, Jon inspires business leaders to take action.

Balanced teams allow introverts and extroverts to flourish individually and as a team, improving productivity, creativity and diversity of thought.

His business growth and networking knowledge (he has written two books on the subjects), combined with leadership experience allows Jon to show leaders how to change their habits and get more from their introverts.

In his Keynote presentation you will discover the ‘introversy’ surrounding meetings and audience engagement; allowing you to improve your speaking.

Your role is to influence your audience, all your audience. Yet the actions of many speakers turn off up to a third of their audience.

Listening to Jon you can expect to learn:

– Common “turn offs” for introverts.
– Practical tactics to influence your whole audience
– What Santa was up to (we’re particularly intrigued by this one!)


Joe Burns – How To Delegate Effectively

Our showcase speaker started his first business at just 21. Since then Joe Burns has grown successful companies from the ground up. During his career he has been a leader to more than 100 employees and has built many high performance teams in the process. He has inspired others to become leaders and many of the people who have worked for Joe have gone on to start their own successful businesses.

How to Delegate Effectively

Every single day, everyone will delegate a task to another person. It may be in their personal or professional live, but delegation is happening constantly and how a task is delegated will have a massive consequence on whether the task is successfully completed or not.

From his 15 years leading successful businesses, Joe has discovered the best and worst ways that people delegate.

A badly delegated task can lead to bad relationships and a demoralised workforce.

Joe will be sharing a framework to ensure that people enjoy working with you and will want to help you achieve success.

Joe’s presentation with leave you with:

– A 6-step framework to master delegation and get the best results possible.
– An understanding of why certain people feel demoralised when they’re given a task.


Naturally we have plenty of networking time and the chance to share your best Speaker Tips. We also welcome the return of our ever-popular mini-Mastermind session

So, if you are looking for support or advice to work through a business challenge, then reach out to our Regional President Darren Harris at [email protected] in advance for the opportunity to take part.

It’s another value-packed event, so grab your tickets early!


Here’s our full agenda:
5:30 Networking
6:00 Welcome & Introduction
6:05 Showcase – Joe Burns
6:30 Speaker Surgery – a mini mastermind to help solve a challenge in
your business.
6:50 Break
7:00 Speaker Tips
7:10 – Keynote – Jon Baker
7:50 Summary & conclusion
8:00 Close


We can’t wait to see you back in the room this June!

Book Your Ticket Now!

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Cancellation Policy: Please be aware that we do not accept cancellation of bookings for PSA meetings, as we make arrangements to support the number of places booked and incur costs that cannot often be recovered. If you have booked a place at a PSA event and are no longer able to attend, please ask around your local PSA community to see if another speaker wishes to attend in your place – we’re happy for you to transfer your booking, and just ask that you let us know by emailing [email protected].

Processing your personal data: Please note that when you book an event your data will be processed in accordance with the PSA’s Privacy Notice. When you register to attend a PSA event, we share your name and contact details with the person running the event. For regional meetings, this will be the Regional President. They may share these details with members of the Regional Committee, for the purposes of contacting you about the event, welcoming you, and following up with you afterwards..

Photography
We will be taking photographs throughout the event and may also be video recording the event. By purchasing a ticket you agree that all photography may be used at the discretion of the PSA and for the business of any speaker being filmed during the event. However, if you do not wish to appear or be identified in any photography or video footage please advise any Committee member on arrival at the event so we can, of course, accommodate your preference.

PSA Events Policy for Covid19

As the host of PSA events, we have taken all reasonable and appropriate precautions and followed the latest government guidelines when planning this event.

As a delegate at a PSA event, you must (1) follow the latest government guidelines; (2) take a lateral flow test before attending unless you have been fully vaccinated (we also recommend this for the safety of other delegates even where you have been fully vaccinated); (3) not attend if the test is positive or if you have any of the recognised symptoms of Covid.

Please read our PSA Events Policy for Covid for more details.


Welcome to PSA Birmingham

What we do

This is a typical agenda for a meeting:

17:30 Gathering & Networking
18:00 Welcome & Introduction
18:10 Showcases and Feedback
18:45 Break
19:00 Keynote/Workshop
19:50 Conclusion and close

Who we are

PSA Birmingham is an active committee of volunteers, led by Regional President Darren Harris, who organise meetings for people who speak publicly, promote a business through speaking, or aspire to do so.

Speakers come from across the UK, Ireland and rest of the world, cover a wide range of topics, and share their expertise for free.

Members get to takeaway practical speaking tips, test their own material and network with like minded individuals.

Visitors are made to feel welcome by the PSA community and  can attend up to three meetings as a guest.

Where we meet

In-person meetings take place at The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP and we provide tea, coffee and snacks.

Online meetings take place on Zoom.



If you have any questions, please email [email protected]