East Midlands Region

President: Lisa Newport

Email: [email protected]

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Event Dates 2021

JanuaryWednesday 6th
FebruaryWednesday 3rd
MarchWednesday 3rd – BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW!
AprilWednesday 7th
MayWednesday 5th
JuneWednesday 2nd
JulyWednesday 7th
AugustWednesday 4th
SeptemberWednesday 1st
NovemberWednesday 3rd
DecemberWednesday 1st

3rd March 2021: Marvellous March

Continuing our theme of GROWTH for 2021 we invite you to join us for what promises to be a marvellous meeting!

Tony Brooks
How A Growth Mindset Will Bring Out The Best In You

None of us will ever be the finished article. We will never be 100% perfect. However we can continue on a journey of growth, to realise our potential and achieve greater levels of happiness and success.

Tony’s session will bring practical ways to understand and build your growth mindset. You’ll learn:

– How to recognise the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset and the importance of developing your growth mindset

– Why expertism and perfectionism can lead you to a permanent place of lack and discontentment

– How to win the internal battle between your destructive self and potential self

Tony Brooks is an experienced Leadership Psychologist, Coach, Author and recognised as an inspiring and impactful Speaker on Leadership Mindset.
Throughout his continuing work on himself, his Psychological studies and his experiences with 1000s of leaders Tony has come to one very important conclusion: Your mindset is the key to your future growth, success and fulfilment. Not only as a leader but in your life as a whole!
Leadership Experience – Over 20 years’ experience as a leader and then 14 years as MD of his own company.

Track Record – Tony has worked with 1000s of leaders and teams, via 121 coaching, workshops, speaking and webinars. He has a proven track record of delivering personal growth, increased profit and positive company cultures.

Qualified Psychologist – Tony holds an MSc in Psychology.

Qualifications – An accredited member of the International Institute of Coaching & Mentoring, The International Positive Psychology Association, Professional Speakers Association and was a 2016 finalist as Entrepreneur of the year in East Midlands Chamber Business Awards.

Mel Sherwood
Lessons from Lipstick* – Growing Your Speaking Business with Flair (*lipstick optional!)

Ever found yourself wondering how to get more speaking gigs? Or questioning everything about your business including whether you should get a real job? With all the differing advice available, we are often left confused, frustrated and completely stuck.

In this session, Mel Sherwood will share some of the lessons she has learned whilst growing her speaking business and how simple idea can grow into something extraordinary (it all started with a car, a lipstick, and a throwaway comment!)

You’ll learn:

– Three biggest mistakes most speakers secretly face and what you can learn from them

– Two crucial questions to ask before making your next business decision
One simple, powerful concept to grow your speaking to a whole new level

Mel Sherwood is a Pitch and Presentation Specialist and Founder of The RED Effect. She works with entrepreneurs and business professionals who want to express themselves with confidence, credibility and charisma. A PSA Fellow and former Scotland Regional President, Mel’s first book ‘The Authority Guide to Pitching Your Business’ was nominated for a Business Book of the Year Award, and she is currently working on her second book. An Australian now based in Scotland, Mel is an award-winning speaker, trainer and coach and combines over 25 years’ experience in business with a background as an actor, presenter and singer.

Showcase Speaker: Martin Morrison – Speaker, Writer, Radio Presenter

‘How often do we hear business owners reeling off an elevator pitch about what they do that leaves us scratching our heads? Martin will share with you a process that will show you what you are really selling, and explaining why selling the sizzle (not the steak) is never enough.

Three takeaways:

– Learn a simple process for identifying what you are really selling

– Learn why you should nail your value proposition before you think about a marketing plan

– Learn how understanding your value proposition(s) will drive your social media updates and other marketing activities.’

Event Agenda:

Doors Open 5.50pm for a 6pm start
6pm Welcome from Lisa Newport Regional President
6.05pm Donna Smith Vice President introduces our showcase Speaker
Speed networking
6.35pm Tony Brooks
7.35pm Mel Sherwood
8.30pm close (informal networking until 9pm)

Book Your Ticket:

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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..

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!