North East Region

President: Gillian Fortune

Email: [email protected]

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Event Dates – 2021

JanuaryWednesday 13th
FebruaryWednesday 10th
MarchWednesday 10th – BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW!
AprilWednesday 14th
MayWednesday 12th
JuneWednesday 9th
JulyWednesday 14th – SPEAKER FACTOR
AugustSUMMER BREAK
SeptemberWednesday 8th
OctoberWednesday 13th
NovemberWednesday 10th
DecemberCHRISTMAS BREAK

March 2021: Speaking: Obstacles and Opportunities

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.


Our keynote speaker Lee Warren is a former sales director at News International, the award-winning author of ’The Busy Person’s Guide To Great Presenting’ and a former professional magician.

At this session Lee’s talk ‘Obstacles and Opportunities’ will give us insight into how the world of speaking has changed incredibly fast. Technology is now as important as stage presence, and what bookers need has transformed. Lee will take you on a journey through his own business and look at how he has re-shaped his speaking to remain bookable for his clients, and useful and engaging for his audiences.

Lee’s presentation will help with:
How to make your ‘speaking’ become a bookable product for the virtual environment and how to spot and take advantage of some of the hidden opportunities which have opened up for speakers recently.

As a keynote speaker, Lee is trusted by some of the globe’s biggest brands to help people become better at selling, presenting and networking. At last year’s PSA summit, he was the closing keynote speaker, and today he’s going to share with us everything he’s learnt about the obstacles and opportunities in professional speaking over the last 12 months.


2020 Speaker Factor Winner – Clare Richmond

Giving us her ‘Winning S Factor Presentation’ and providing us with insights into how the S Factor process has been of benefit to her as a speaker and in her business.

To All Budding Speakers:

If you are a budding speaker and would like to take part in the PSA Speaker Factor competition for PSA Associate Members then get in touch.

If you are not yet a PSA member then contact  [email protected] as you have until 13th April to become an Associate member to be eligible to enter.


Event Agenda:
6.00pm: Regional President’s welcome
Introductions and updates
Celebrations and Speaking Top Tips
6.15pm: All about Speaker Factor 2021
6.35pm: Speaker Factor Winner 2020
6.50pm: Main Speaker: Lee Warren
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]

Book Your Ticket:

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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..

Photography
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.