North West Region

President: Penny Haslam

Email: [email protected]

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Event Dates – 2021

SeptemberWednesday 15th – BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW!
OctoberNational Convention
NovemberThursday 18th
DecemberWednesday 15th

15th September 2021: Everything in moderation… The art of professional event hosting & panel moderating

A special themed event to find out more about the craft and business of being an exceptional event host. (Also known as the MC, chair, moderator, facilitator…)

At professional level, this role is the linchpin of a highly successful event – making them memorable, engaging and stimulating for the audience.

But there is an art to doing it well and bringing your personality to the job. And many pros and cons for adding it to your speaker offering. We explore all of this with the help of four experienced event hosts:

There’s Penny Haslam who leads the discussion with Alastair Greener, Jeremy Nicholas and Heather Wright. We’ll cover fees, lead in times, marketing, what’s expected of you, planning and scripting. Plus, techniques for performing brilliantly every time, at everything from small business seminars to big award ceremonies – in person, online, or as part of a hybrid event.

And would you say yes to chairing a panel discussion? Would you know how to prepare, what questions to ask, how to navigate the topics and land the thing on time?

As panel discussion moderation often falls to the MC of an event, we shine a light on how to run a panel so the audience sits up and listens.

Please bring your own experiences of event hosting and panel moderation – and your questions for the panellists.

And there’s the showcase slots too from PSA members who are keen to air their content, try out new material and get known for what they do.

(Plus AGM, but don’t let that put you off – it’ll be over in a jiffy.)

We’re meeting on Zoom so book your ticket now to get the link!

Any questions/queries get in touch with the NW Regional President Penny Haslam [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 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!