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President: Yvonne Emery

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Event Dates – 2021

JanuaryThursday 7th
FebruaryThursday 4th
MarchThursday 4th – BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW!
AprilThursday 1st
MayThursday 6th
JuneThursday 3rd
JulyThursday 1st – Speaker Factor!
SeptemberThursday 2nd
NovemberThursday 4th
DecemberThursday 2nd

4th March 2021: TEDx Behind the scenes – could this be your year?

Our thought provoking and challenging meeting in March is focused on TEDx – is this going to be your year?

We will be getting the inside story from Sam Warner who is the Host of TEDx Telford – have you ever thought of running a TEDx area?

And we will also get the gems of what happens when you become a TEDx speaker from Mindy Gibbins-Klein.

If that isn’t enough, then to top it all off we have the National President Steve Bustin getting us to work together to help each other and to create Mastermind groups and mentorships.

Of course, we will have our usual introductions, break-out chats and informal networking at the end of the evening.

Come and join us for a fabulous evening – what will you be challenged to do next?

STEVE BUSTIN, our National President will be running a talk and question session looking at ‘7 ways we’re ‘better together’’ with our PSA colleagues and also our clients – how we can support and help each other. This talk has had very positive feedback from several of the regions he’s delivered it to and has already resulted in a number of new mastermind groups being formed and mentor/mentee relationships being set up.
There will be plenty of time for questions after this session for you to get the most from it.

SAM WARNER is our second speaker with her talk – ‘Why you should put on a TEDx event’
If you’ve ever wondered if you could or should deliver a TEDx talk, consider that this is not your only option to get involved. Running TEDxTelford for two years gave Sam great insight into how the events are run, the selection process for speeches and what works, and what doesn’t. With strict rules and criteria from TED.com to stick to; it is an exercise in delivering a respected event that benefits, the crew, the speakers and the audience. Sam shares her two very different experiences.

By listening to Sam’s speech, you will earn the following:
1. Why your event success depends on your leadership style
2. Why working behind the scenes makes applying to speak at a TEDx easier
3. The do’s and don’ts of applying to deliver a TEDx talk

Sam Warner is a Communication Specialist and works with leaders across multiple industries to help autistic people at work to achieve recognition, respect and understanding. Working predominantly with the IT industry, Sam works with the whole team to enable them to become self-aware, better communicators and gel as a cohesive team. The benefits include increased productivity, decreased absenteeism and an empowered team.
Sam also delivers TEDxTelford and coaches TEDx Speakers, speakers for formal events (e.g. Funerals & Weddings) and small businesses wishing to refine their messaging.

And finally, we have Fellow of the PSA, MINDY GIBBINS-KLEIN on ‘How to Nail a TEDx Talk’

Many speakers aspire to do TEDx talks. They are great for exposure, not just on the day but for online leverage. But how do you get invited to deliver one? And how can you make sure it’s the best it can be, with just 15 minutes to get your message across?

Mindy Gibbins-Klein gave her first TEDx talk in 2017. She will share with us the process she used to get accepted, the decisions she made about what to share and how, and the strategies she has used to get a great return on it.
You will learn
How to apply and pitch for a TEDx talk

* What organisers are looking for

* How to make the most of your 15 minutes of fame
Mindy Gibbins-Klein FPSA is a multi-award-winning international speaker, thought leadership strategist, book coach and publisher. She has authored and co-authored 10 books, and has presented to and coached over 50,000 business executives and entrepreneurs in 18 countries.

Mindy created The Book Midwife® brand, and designed the methodology that has helped over one thousand leaders to take their ideas and turn them into thought-leading books.

Her content has been syndicated, licensed, and showcased worldwide and her TEDx talk “Sometimes You Need to Change Yourself to Be Yourself” has had nearly one million views and showcases Mindy’s insights on living life more thoughtfully.

A native New Yorker, Mindy currently lives near London with her long-suffering husband who tries everything he can think of to get her to take time off.


6pm – Intro and news from Home Counties North Regional President, Yvonne Emery
6:05 – Networking and introductions
6:25 – Steve Bustin – 7 ways we’re ‘better together’ with questions afterwards
7:00 – Keynote Speaker – Sam Warner – (35 mins)
7:35 – Comfort Break
7:45 – Keynote Speaker – Mindy Gibbins-Klein – (35 mins)
8:20 – Q&A, Voting, and closing thoughts from our Regional President
8:30 – Close…Stick around for an optional informal chat until 9pm

We look forward to welcoming you to PSA Home Counties North online!

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Welcome to PSA Home Counties North

The PSA Home Counties North (formerly East of England) covers a wide area including East Anglia, Milton Keynes and Peterborough are our main locations.

The Home Counties North Region meetings alternate between Milton Keynes and locations in the South of the region (St Albans/Stevenage).

If you speak for a living, or your job involves you speaking you’ll have an opportunity to learn from others like you when you attend one of our meetings.