South East Region

President: Amy Rowlinson

Email: [email protected]

Meeting Dates – 2022

February 2022Tuesday 1st – In The Room – BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW!
March 2022Tuesday 1st
April 2022NO EVENT
May 2022Tuesday 10th
June 2022Tuesday 7th – Online
July 2022Tuesday 5th
August 2022NO EVENT
September 2022Tuesday 6th
October 2022NO EVENT
November 2022Tuesday 1st – Online
December 2022Tuesday 6th

1st February 2022: Talking Funny and The Joy of Words

We’re back in the room for this fabulous event full of serious laughs, serious talks and the joy of words!

Join us in-person on Tuesday 1st February 2022 from 5pm at the Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley.

Talking Funny – How to get serious laughs in serious talks with Jeremy Nicholas

Jeremy believes that humour is not something you’re born with, it’s something that anyone can learn. He’ll show us ten ways to get a laugh, when delivering a talk, presentation or workshop.

There are not many things that Jeremy is serious about, but comedy is one of them. He’ll serve up more takeaways than Deliveroo in Bromley, on a moderately busy Tuesday night.

WARNING: This is not a comedy show. It will be a professional look at how to structure your talks for maximum impact using humour as a tool. There might be a few laughs along the way but these are not guaranteed, so prepare yourself for a lecture with the odd smile, some of them very odd.

Your Top Key Takeaways will include:
– Why humour is a good idea
– The best techniques to use
– How to guarantee a laugh
– What to do if you don’t think you’re funny
– And how to do it all without causing offence and losing credibility

The Joy of Words: The Art AND Science of Great Communication with Lis Allen

Whether on or off the stage, choosing language carefully is critical to how your communication is experienced by others. However, it’s not just the meaning of the words themselves, it’s the energetic power of individual words and how they’re delivered.

Lis draws on her study of both language and science (mainly quantum physics) in order to give you some priceless insights into what she considers is great and not-so-great communication openly sharing some of the mistakes she’s made along the way!

In this novel ‘keyshop’, (Lis’s creative blend of keynote and workshop), Lis will be running a fun, thought-provoking and inspirational session.

Your Top Key Takeaways will include:
– The importance of choosing your words like a word ninja (urban definition of ninja!)
– The critical importance of your emotional state when speaking from stage
– The essential elements of really powerful communication

We will also have Michael Hemme, PSA SE Speaker Factor Winner and National Finalist 2021 showcasing with a title “What does a red rose and a yellow canary have in common?”. Answers on a postcard, please!

With Great Responsibility Comes Great Power – With Sarah Furness

In her showcase, Sarah Furness explains that the key to a resilient workforce is power not happiness and that leadership is creating and valuing choice awareness. What will you choose to do you with your power?

As Regional President of PSA Southeast, I look forward to welcoming you back into the room for this packed event on the 1st February.

Get your ticket today and see you there!

Amy Rowlinson
Regional President, PSA South East

Book your ticket now!

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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.

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 South East

The South East Region was set up in January 2015 and is a friendly and fun place to learn and network with fellow speakers. We cover Kent, Surrey and Sussex but of course, always welcome PSA members and guests from across the country.

Where we meet

When we’re not meeting online, our events are held at Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley Hill, Bromley, BR1 4JD.

When we meet

Meetings are usually on the 1st Tuesday of the month and in 2022 we’ll be meeting 9 times a year, in January, February, March, May, June, July, September, November and December.

We encourage our members to arrange one-to-ones with other members to learn more about what they do and how they can help one another.

What typically happens at a meeting

The programmes for our events in 2022 are different depending on whether we are meeting virtually or in-person.

Online events

17:00   President’s intro

17:05   MC’s intro

17:10   PSA SE member talk

17:40   Showcases (up to 2)

18:10   Showcase feedback

18:25   Break

18:35   Main keynote

19:20   Break

19:30  Second keynote

20:20  President Close

20:30  Post-event networking

In-the-room events

17:00   President’s intro

17:05   MC’s intro

17:10   Showcases (up to 3)

19:10   Showcase feedback

19:30   Break for food and networking

19:50   Keynote

20:20  2nd keynote

21:05   Post-event networking

Who we are

Amy Rowlinson is the South East Regional President for 2022, backed up by a fantastic committee of Rob May (Vice-President), Michael Hemme, Fiona Bennett and David Henson.

Follow us on Twitter: @PSASouthEast