Scotland Region

President: Scott Johnston

Email: [email protected]

Welcome to PSA Scotland!

Whether you are an aspiring or established speaker in Scotland looking to meet other like-minded professionals, or are interested in speaking at a PSA Scotland event, you can be assured of a warm welcome.

PSA Scotland is dedicated to helping members ‘Speak More. Speak Better’. You might be a trainer, consultant, coach or event/keynote speaker or you might wish to promote your business through speaking. We can definitely help you with ‘the Business of Speaking’.

At PSA Scotland we meet monthly in either Edinburgh (usually near Haymarket station) or Glasgow (near Queen Street station). Our events typically involve a guest speaker and/or our own members speaking. We also have opportunities for members to try out new material and receive powerful, invaluable feedback from their colleagues and friends.

Most of our events are held in the evening, with a break for a light supper. We also have half-day or full-day day ‘Business Builder’ sessions as well as occasional full-day Saturday events.

We often arrange our events around the availability of visiting speakers, so please let us know if you have a speaking gig in Central Scotland and would like to speak at one of our events. We’d love to hear from you!

We have an active committee of volunteers, led by PSA Scotland President Scott Johnston. If you have any questions, please email Scott at [email protected].

Some of our event dates are listed below and you can visit the Eventbrite link for more. Please also join us on our open Facebook page for details of our upcoming events and helpful articles and news:

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Event Dates – 2019

Monday 14th January 2019 All day Business Builder in Glasgow – members only
Saturday 26th January 2019 All day training and Burns Supper evening
Wednesday 20th February 2019 Evening Event: Focus on training
Tuesday 19th March 2019 Evening Event: 2 guest speakers
Tuesday 23rd April 2019 Evening Event: Guest speaker – Alec Drew – business advice to run, and build, a successful speaking business
Wednesday 22nd May Evening Event: Focus on… Coaching and Mentoring – a deep dive led by our own members. Guests welcome.
Thursday 13th June
Focus on… Keynotes.  Afternoon session for Members only where you can practice your keynote and receive feedback. Evening for Members and Guests – what is a Keynote? How do I deliver them? How do I win more speaking gigs? and much more…  Guest speaker – Alan Stevens, Past President of PSA UK & Ireland and Global Speakers Federation – author of The Exceptional Speaker
Plus – in the evening – Speaker Factor preparation – with current Speaker Factor Champion Leon Bamforth, who will de-construct his winning speech and show us how we can use the ‘5-Minute-Limit’ to full effect. It’s a great, and challenging, discipline…
Tuesday 9th July Edinburgh, evening – Phil Calvert: “How To Use LinkedIn To Win New Speaking Business – Without Paying For Premium Membership”
Plus Speaker Factor preparation from PSA Scotland members with Speaker Factor experience.
Saturday 10th August All day event: Speaker Factor heats and speeches; plus guest speakers on building your business plus a follow-up on Keynotes.  Optional – head out to the Edinburgh Fringe to see a couple of shows, including by PSA member(s).
Monday 23rd September 2019 Evening Event: Guest speaker – Mike Handcock Global Speaking Fellow and 4 x Speaker of the Year in NZ! An opportunity to hear from a high profile, big stage successful speaker and to chart your speaking journey with Mike’s advice and experience

For the list of events CLICK HERE to go to our Eventbrite Page