North West Region

President: Heather Wright

Email: [email protected]

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Event Dates – 2022

August 2022SUMMER BREAK
September 2022Wednesday 14th – In The Room – BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW!
October 2022NATIONAL CONVENTION
November 2022Thursday 17th
December 2022Wednesday 14th

14th September 2022: Raise Your Game and Your Engagement


A warm welcome to PSA North West from our Regional President, Heather Wright. Heather’s theme for the year is Raise Your Game! So, if you’re ready for personal, professional and business growth, PSA NW is the place to be.

We’re in the room for our September meeting, with an agenda designed to challenge and support you in Raising Your Game by boosting engagement – whether with your audiences as you speak, or with potential customers as they approach your business.

Location: Holiday Inn Warrington, Woolston Grange Ave, Woolston, Warrington, WA1 4PX.


Introducing our main speaker for this event:

Alastair Greener: “Present Yourself So Your Audiences Will Listen”

How can we make sure our audiences are listening when we present on stage? In this masterclass Alastair will share essential presentational skills that will help us connect with our in-person audiences – both while developing our keynotes and when delivering our message with impact.

Alastair Greener has over 30 years’ experience presenting on television and stage. For the last decade he’s been a communications expert specialising in personalised communication. With his company Present Yourself, he also helps individuals and organisations communicate more effectively. He’s a Fellow of th PSA and serves on the PSA Board as Director of Regions.

In this session, packed with practical takeaways, you’ll learn:
• How to personalise your keynotes to each audience
• How to structure a memorable keynote
• How to command the stage and keep audiences engaged


As our Showcaser* for this event, we are delighted to welcome Anne Williamson: “Better CX from Online Dating”

How many times have you left a website without making a purchase? Imagine if that website was an online dating profile. What made you swipe left to reject rather than take the next step by swiping right to start the dating process? Great Customer Experience (or CX as it’s known) is a critical part of building a successful business and can make or break the sale before you’ve even had chance to interact with your potential client.

Anne Williamson is a Customer Experience Consultant, Trainer, Author and Speaker. Her book, “Are You a One Night Stand Business?” takes you right from the first time a potential customer sets eyes on you, through to the relationship building long after the sale has happened.

In this engaging and practical Showcase speech, you will discover…
• A fresh approach to thinking improving customer experience in your business
• How to generate more enquiries
• Top tips to help you ensure more of your enquiries result in actual sales.


* At the PSA we encourage all our members to continuously improve their speaking skills, and refresh and develop their speech content. One way we support this is by inviting Associate Members and Professional Members to visit Regional Meetings and give a 10 to 20 minute “Showcase” speech.

Showcasers can use their slot to share any content on which they’d welcome feedback:
• A short speech shared in its entirety
• The opening or closing of a speech they’d like to hone
• A segment of a speech or workshop input they’ve re-worked,
• The first telling of a new signature story

At PSA NW, we pride ourselves on creating a safe and supportive space for Showcasers, and providing high-quality, actionable feedback. If you’d like to Showcase at PSA NW, we’d love to hear from you. Please email our Regional President at [email protected] or complete the online application at https://www.thepsa.co.uk/showcase/


In addition to the contributions from Alastair and Anne, there’ll be the chance to network with your colleagues for learning, connection and fun! And if you know someone else who speaks professionally (or aspires to do so), please share the link and invite them along.

Reserve your place(s) by booking now!

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. 

The PSA values are:

We RESPECT each other

We strive for EXCELLENCE

We value CONNECTION

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

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.

PSA Events Policy for Covid19
As the host of PSA events, we have taken all reasonable and appropriate precautions and followed the latest government guidelines when planning this event.

As a delegate at a PSA event, you must (1) follow the latest government guidelines; (2) take a lateral flow test before attending unless you have been fully vaccinated (we also recommend this for the safety of other delegates even where you have been fully vaccinated); (3) not attend if the test is positive or if you have any of the recognised symptoms of Covid.

Please read our PSA Events Policy for Covid for more details.


Welcome to PSA North West

The PSA NW is a dynamic and friendly region. Our members speak for a living in a number of ways, as trainers, coaches, consultants, employees whose job involves a lot of presenting and full-time conference/keynote/school speakers.

There is so much more to speaking than just standing up in front of groups of people and sharing your ideas. We support members to ‘speak more and speak better’ as professionals in the event industry, so each monthly meeting schedules a variety of speakers to help us do that.

We focus on the business of speaking – so you keep getting the work. And we focus on the performance side of speaking – to stay current and help meet the challenges of the future of the speaking profession. Our members are incredibly generous with their time and expertise, and truly understand the power of community in this competitive market.

Our meetings take place on a Wednesday or Thursday evening, mid-month. Depending on local restrictions we meet either on Zoom or at a hotel in Lymm (WA13), which is close to the M6/M62/M56 and Warrington train stations.

Guests are always made welcome – so come and check out our meetings and meet others in the speaking business. You can attend as a guest two times before taking up membership.

We look forward to getting to know you and supporting you on your speaker journey!