East Midlands Region

President: Lisa Newport

Email: [email protected]

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Event Dates 2021

MayWednesday 5th – BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW!
JuneWednesday 2nd
JulyWednesday 7th
AugustWednesday 4th
SeptemberWednesday 1st
NovemberWednesday 3rd
DecemberWednesday 1st

5th May 2021: Magnificent May

We’re looking forward to a Magnificent May event at PSA East Midlands!

Jon Baker
Showcase : Speaker Factor

Jon Baker is the Speaker Factor coordinator for PSA UK helping to arrange the PSA’s annual speaker factor competition for 2021. Getting a great message across is something we all need to do, but can you do it within 5 minutes?

You will want to listen to this presentation if:
1. You want to boost your profile within the PSA
2. You have ever wondered how to deliver your keynote message within 5 minutes

Charlie Whyman
How Speaker Factor has positively impacted my business

” In this session I’ll share my approach to winning the East Midlands Regional Speaker Factor Competition and how it has made such a huge difference to my business in terms of sales, speaking opportunities and reputation.

You don’t have to be a seasoned pro at speaking or have a winning talk already prepared – I started with absolutely nothing – if you approach it with a desire to learn, improve and put yourself out there then this session is for you.

I’ll share some tips around managing your time and energy whilst preparing for the event (something I didn’t do so well but learned a lot from)

Where to go for help and how to take advantage of the PSA network.

How to make the most of the experience.

I’ll also show you how to apply the OTTER framework to this competition to make sure you prioritise the right things, leverage what you’ve got and create a system that will work for you and avoid you feeling overwhelmed.”

“Create real business momentum by being more curious with your marketing”

Charlie Whyman is a Curious B2B Marketing Strategist, Momentum Builder, Speaker and Facilitator. Her OTTER framework helps businesses that want to market and stand out to other businesses prioritise what matters, leverage the hidden assets available to them and create curious marketing systems that deliver real results.

William Buist
Mastery, It’s not a mystery (after all)

Some speakers build good businesses, earn a decent living and enjoy what they do.

A few of them build brilliant businesses, earn a fortune seemingly without trying and they absolutely love what they do. Do you want to be one of them?

What’s the difference? The speaker who has done something special, unusual, rare. Not just a great speaker, they have become a Master of their speaking business as well.

Mastery takes time and effort. We all start without the knowledge we need to be great at what we do. We progress along a journey, from knowing nothing to being a Practitioner, then becoming an Expert, and finally, for some, a Master. Only a few make the journey, not because only a few can, but because few choose to. Mastery frees you to be Building Better Business, the business you really want. It allows you will speak to the audiences you want to speak to and earn the fees that you really deserve.

Why attend?

What can you do to propel your speaking business forwards?

This talk will show you where you are on your journey to Mastery, and precisely what you need to focus on next, to become a Master of your art.

What are the key takeaways?
• The benefits of being a Master in the speaking industry.
• How you can become a Master of your speaking business.
• How you can use your Mastery to stand head and shoulders above your competitors.

The insights you will unlock from this talk will start making a difference today.

William has more than 17 years experience of working with clients that have become Masters in their markets. They achieve consistent, reliable results from their businesses. He has a reputation for an innovative view of business that harnesses opportunity for his clients and encourages and motivates positive change. William is a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association and its Ethics Officer.

5.50pm – Doors open
6pm – Welcome
6.05pm – Showcase: Jon Baker
6.35pm – Charlie Whyman
7.35pm – William Buist
8.30pm – Close: informal networking until 9pm

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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].

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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.

Welcome to PSA East Midlands

The East Midlands is the newest region of the Professional Speaking Association. Formed for speakers in Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and South Yorkshire – and visitors from other places – we have been creating fun-filled valuable events since December 2018.

At an East Midlands PSA meeting you’ll get:

  • A warm and friendly welcome
  • Great food
  • Easy and useful networking chats with other speakers from the region and elsewhere
  • Speakers practicing new material and inviting audience feedback (showcases)
  • Experienced speakers, often visiting Fellows from other regions and other countries, offering a ‘keynote’ which helps develop one of the two PSA aims
  • PSA aims: To speak more (building your speaking business) and to speak better (improve the quality of your content and delivery).

Each PSA region is run by members and Fellows of the Association who offer their time voluntarily to make the events worthwhile and enjoyable. Being a part of the committee is a great way to get to know everyone and expand your network.

If you are a member or a Fellow of the PSA and would like to speak at our East Midlands event, we’d be delighted to receive your information via the form.

If you have any questions, please drop us a line via email: [email protected]

We look forward to welcoming you to a fabulous event soon!