North East Region

President: Nathalie Paris

Email: [email protected]

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Event Dates – 2022

August 2022Summer Break
September 2022Wednesday 14th – In The Room – BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW!
October 2022Wednesday 12th
November 2022Wednesday 9th
December 2022Winter Break

14th September 2022 – Let’s Get Some Speaking Gigs!

PSA North East Event Wednesday 14th September 2022 6pm – 9pm
At the County Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne

“Let’s get some speaking gigs!”

At PSA North East our focus is on helping you to be better at speaking and presenting in front of others regardless of your speaking experience or aspirations.

At PSA North East you get a warm welcome, a packed 3-hour session, good craic, a learning opportunity and of course… great speakers!

Main speaker: Charlie Whyman
An OTTERly simple process to get the speaking gigs YOU want

Do you have an event, a particular stage or audience you would love to get in front of and speak?

In this interactive workshop you’ll discover a really simple 5-step marketing process that will help you secure the speaking gigs you’ve got your eye on.

You’ll also discover some effective strategies you can use to use your talks to win new customers and build a memorable reputation.

• A simple 5-step plan you can use to market yourself as a speaker
• Key actions you can take in the next 12 weeks to move your speaking career forward
• Lessons learned from a few mistakes along the way

Charlie Whyman, founder of Curious B2B Marketing is the creator of the OT-TER marketing framework, helping businesses turn leads into sales with easy to apply systems and approaches. She’s the host of The Curiosity Key Podcast and founder of The Curious Marketing Club for ambitious SME businesses looking to scale.
An engineer by background, Charlie discovered she had a talent for sales and marketing when selling her homegrown Sardinian olive oil on a Yorkshire market stall, selling lasers down one of the world’s deepest mines and moving rapidly from marketing assistant to Global Head of Sales and Marketing for a major player in the Geospatial sector.
Charlie is also an avid adventurer, cyclist and F1 fan.

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Main speaker: Stuart Harris
The SalesKerplunaFunnel Model

If getting new customers into your Sales Funnel is meant to be the ‘hard bit’, surely stopping them from dropping straight out the bottom must be the ‘easy bit’.

Well? … Isn’t it?

These days, customers are becoming more and more ‘Brand Dis-loyal’, gone are the days when a customer’s loyalty ensured that they stayed with the same bank, utility company or mobile phone provider. With so much competition for new customers, companies are taking their eye off of satisfying the needs and wants of their existing customers.

Unless a customer feels valued and wanted, they will jump ship as soon as their contract comes to an end.

Using the principles of a kid’s game, Stuart will demonstrate how simple it is to prevent your customers from dropping straight out the bottom of your Sales Funnel.

– A number of techniques to help you satisfy your customers more and retain them for longer.
– His MLD model will help you self-evaluate in everything that you do – from speaking at events to running workshops to coaching individuals.

Since 1981, Stuart has held various Sales, Service and Management roles, as well as helping businesses such as BSkyB and Tesco Bank Insurance open new Call Centres throughout the UK.
He has turned around under-performing sales teams, developed and introduced his ‘Fillet Steak’ Customer Service Programme for a number of his clients. He has also helped clients, large and small, to improve Operational Effectiveness.
Stuart is a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association, a Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Managers, a Member of the Institute of Customer Service, a Member of the Global Speaking Foundation and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Twitter: @TheStuartHarris

Showcase: Richard Dyter
When things keep going round in your head… write about them

Sometimes workplace worries go round and round in our heads and we can’t seem to move on even if we feel we should. It’s like having a fog-of-thoughts that won’t shift.

There’s a surprisingly effective way to ‘condense’ this fog: it’s to turn our thoughts into written words.
It doesn’t cost much to write about things. That’s the good news. But the bad news is most people never get down to it. And that’s why Richard Dyter’s ‘Facilitated Writing’ techniques come in useful.

With Facilitated Writing you only write a few words or paragraphs at a time, in response to questions. There’s structure; there’s a time limit; it’s 100% private.

In this showcase Richard will give a taster of how to condense fogginess into something that helps us move forward.

Event Agenda:
5.30pm Room opens; networking opportunity
6.00pm: Regional President’s welcome
6.05pm: Charlie Whyman
7.05pm: Showcase and feedback – Richard Dyter
7.35pm: PSA updates
7.40pm: Break and networking opportunity
7.55pm: Stuart Harris
8.55pm: Round Up and Key Takeaways
9.00pm: Meeting ends – see you in the bar for a chat!
If you have any questions about the event, please get in touch with our Regional President, Nathalie Paris. Email: [email protected]

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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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The PSA values are:

We RESPECT each other

We strive for EXCELLENCE


Our meetings are always held in the spirit of these values. We look forward to welcoming you to North East very soon.

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 North East

We meet monthly, usually every second Wednesday in the month. Our events are designed to help, support, inspire and energise anyone who speaks as part of their business or for a living be it conference speakers, coaches, trainers, facilitators etc. everyone is welcome.

The presenters we see at our events are a mixture of local speakers from up-and-coming speakers to experienced speakers, as well as the real cream of UK speakers.

You will be sure of a typically warm North East welcome at PSA North East.