North East Region

President: Gillian Fortune

Email: [email protected]

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Event Dates – 2021

JuneWednesday 9th – BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW!
JulyWednesday 14th – SPEAKER FACTOR
SeptemberWednesday 8th
OctoberWednesday 13th
NovemberWednesday 10th

9th June 2021: Make Your Storytelling Memorable

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 2-hour session, good craic, speaking top tips, a showcase learning opportunity and a great speaker.

Our Main Speaker: Rikki Arundel
Compelling and Memorable Storytelling

Why are you a speaker? Most of us choose this profession because, in some small way, we want to change the world. But in order to do that we need to make sure that the audience understands our message and takes action – it also helps our cause if we can get them to remember who we are.

Drawing from her experience as a storyteller and training as an actor, Rikki Arundel will show how stories enable us to achieve these objectives.

Presentation takeaways:
• Where to find your best stories
• How to structure your stories
• How to perform your stories to make them memorable

Rikki Arundel is a speaker, coach and diversity trainer and was the founder of the UK Professional Speaking Association. Her career in financial services technology came to an abrupt end when she changed gender in 2002. Faced with considerable discrimination she completed a master’s degree in gender research at Hull University and established herself as a diversity expert.

Since then, she has focused on delivering keynote presentations, workshops and coaching on presentation skills and gender equality, both online and offline.
Rikki works extensively with organisations who are keen to raise awareness of gender inequality, unconscious bias and transgender issues. She has developed a reputation for engaging audiences through her use of entertaining and inspiring stories.

Event Agenda:
5.50pm Zoom Room open
6.00pm: Regional President’s welcome
Introductions and updates
PSA North East Top Tip: Gary Hosey
6.25pm: Showcase: Caroline Cavanagh – Turning staff anxiety into a competitive advantage
6.50pm: Main Speaker: Rikki Arundel – Compelling and memorable storytelling
7.50pm: Round Up and Key Takeaways
8.00pm: Meeting Ends

Showcasing at PSA is an opportunity for PSA members to gain speaking experience or to try out new material if you’re an old hand! Following a 10-minute presentation, showcase presenters receive constructive feedback from PSA members which they can use to improve and progress.
Showcasing is an ideal opportunity for developing speakers to learn about the style of other speakers, speaking content, delivery and bookability from the constructive feedback from members.

This month’s PSA North East Showcase is Caroline Cavanagh with her presentation: “Turning staff anxiety into a competitive advantage”.

Key takeaways of talk
Identification with two easily implemented steps that can be put in place to reduce levels of stress and anxiety in the organisation.

This is an online event on Zoom so you have to buy a ticket to get the link.
If you have any questions about the event, please get in touch with our Regional President, Gillian Fortune – [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].

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 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.