North East Region

President: Gillian Fortune

Email: [email protected]

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Event Dates – 2021

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14th July 2021: Professional Speaking – A Learning Curve

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 learning opportunity and great speakers.


Speaker Factor is the PSA’s national speaking competition in which each regional PSA holds its own competition to send their winner to the national final.

Competitors have 5 mins to speak and to be judged!

For anyone who has NOT entered S Factor – it is the most daunting thing ever!! To anyone who has – it is the most daunting thing ever!!!


It can also be one of the best decisions you make.

So join us to support our Speaker Factor competitors, learn and improve your speaking by watching others and gaining valuable insight from the feedback they receive.


And now for something a little bit different…

We have four PSA Fellows attending this event, and as well as judging our Speaker factor contestants, they are going to participate in a carousel.

Each Fellow will have 5 minutes to tell us about:
• The thing that made the biggest difference to their speaking skills

Then another round of 5 minutes to tell us about:
• The thing that made the biggest difference to their speaking business

How valuable will this be? – Oh, very!

Event Agenda:
5.50pm Zoom Room open
6.00pm: Regional President’s welcome
Introductions and updates
PSA North East Top Tip: Nevil Tynemouth
6.20pm: Speaker Factor Competition
6.50pm: Speaker Factor Winner Announced
7.00pm: PSA Fellows Carousel
7.50pm: Round Up and Key Takeaways
8.00pm: Meeting Ends

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.