North East Region

President: Gillian Fortune

Email: [email protected]

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Event Dates – 2021

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12th May 2021: Tell Powerful Stories With Data

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: Sam Knowles
How to tell powerful and purposeful stories with data

The most important skills in the modern knowledge economy are making sense of data and using insights extracted from data as the basis for impactful storytelling. The defining equation of our age is “Analytics + Storytelling = Influence”.

In this inspiring yet practical keynote, critically-acclaimed author Sam Knowles sets out the Golden Rules of data storytelling. In the wake of coronavirus, where most storytelling takes place online, getting the balance right between numbers and narrative – between the rational and the emotional – has never mattered more.

Sam will demonstrate clearly how to use data to best effect, online and offline.

Sam Knowles is the Founder & MD of data storytelling consultancy Insight Agents. His purpose is to help organisations talk Human and sound like people. An established and sought-after trainer, speaker, and podcaster, he is the co-founder and co-host of the Small Data Forum podcast and chair of I-COM’s Data Storytelling Council.

Sam is the author of 2018’s best-selling book Narrative by Numbers: How to Tell Powerful & Purposeful Stories with Data. He followed this in May 2020 with the sequel, How To Be Insightful: Unlocking the Superpower that Drives Innovation, with both books published by Routledge.

Event Agenda:
5.50pm: Zoom Room open
6.00pm: Regional President’s welcome
Introductions and updates
PSA North East Top Tip
6.25pm: Showcase – Sophie Edmond
6.50pm: Main Speaker – Sam Knowles
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 Sophie Edmond with her presentation: “Motherhood, Babies and Rude Words – How to transform gender diversity in your organisation”

Summary of talk
At this event Sophie will be sharing her experiences of being a female leader in today’s workplace and talking about:
– The unconscious biases that we all have that impact gender diversity
– Why we need men as allies and sponsors so that we can all support and achieve gender equality
– How to be a visible advocate for organisational change so that teams are more productive, inclusive and organisation reputation is enhanced

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].

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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 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.