Staffordshire Region

President: Andrew Deighton

Email: [email protected]

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Meeting Dates – 2021

January 2021Tuesday 19th
February 2021Tuesday 16th
March 2021Tuesday 16th – BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW!
April 2021Tuesday 20th
May 2021Tuesday 18th
June 2021Tuesday 15th
July 2021Tuesday 20th
August 2021Tuesday 17th
September 2021Tuesday 21st
October 2021Tuesday 19th
November 2021Tuesday 16th
December 2021Tuesday 21st

16th March 2021

This month PSA Staffordshire are bringing you more fantastic speakers with great content and takeaways!

Our guest speaker at this event is Jackie Handy
The title of her presentation is: ‘The Power of I’

In her keynote session, Jackie will share her personal story blended with a practical, interactive session to demystify diversity & inclusion.

She’ll cover areas such as:

– Diversity & Inclusion – what it is and why it matters
– Understanding Privilege – how to leverage it in life and work
– Our biological hardwire – why we treat people differently
– The importance of inclusive language and behaviours for speakers
– Small steps to change – expanding your circle of trust

At the PSA we encourage all of our Associate Members and Professional Members to work on improving their speaking skills, and one way we do that is to provide an opportunity for them to have a “showcase”. We provide the opportunity to our members to share part of a talk or a workshop, or perhaps try out a new beginning or a new ending to a talk, perhaps a new story or anything else we are working on to get really valuable constructive feedback from our friends and peers in a supportive, encouraging and professional environment.

If you would like an opportunity to deliver a showcase, please do contact Andrew, our Regional President.

This month we have a development session led by Roger Fairhead and a showcase from Jackie Jarvis.

The development session will focus on the techniques and technology of remote delivery.

Roger Fairhead was last year’s Regional President for Staffordshire and is recognised as one of the PSA’s most effective virtual speakers.

In this interactive session, Roger will share some of the technology he uses and how he adapted his delivery techniques and scripts to work in the virtual speaking environment.

It’s also an opportunity for the attendees to share any tips, tools and techniques they’ve used successfully, and the lessons they’ve learned so that we can help and support each other on our virtual journeys.

The title of Jackie Jarvis’ showcase session is: ‘Walk and Grow Rich’

Jackie will share with some powerful messages for thriving in life and business gained from her solo hikes across Spain.

She’ll explain how to:
– Let go of that which no longer serves.
– Build trust in your path.
– Gain wellbeing from walking.

If you speak for a living (EG a professional speaker, trainer, presenter in the media) or aspire to do so, then this is the group for you! Also, if you regularly give professional presentations to help showcase or promote your business, this group could really benefit you.

Come ready to share, learn, give and receive feedback

If you wish to ask questions about the PSA meetings before booking, please feel free to call the PSA Staffs Regional President Andrew Deighton on +44(0)7769 726556

The Staffordshire PSA team look forward to seeing you!

Kind Regards,
Andrew Deighton
Regional President, PSA Staffordshire

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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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Welcome to PSA Staffordshire!

If you speak publicly in any capacity (e.g. as a speaker, trainer, teacher, preacher or presenter) or aspire to do so then this is the association for you! Also, if you regularly give professional quality presentations to help showcase or promote your organisation or business then this friendly and supportive region in the middle of the country could really benefit you.     Come ready to share and to learn, to give and to receive feedback.     We gather every month, generally on the third Tuesday evening in each month; please see the PSA events page (from the link below) for the speakers that are lined up for our next event.     Timings for each event are as follows: Arrive at 18:00 for a 18:30 start. We aim to conclude the activities of the event at around 21:00 allowing time for some further networking until around 21:30.       Our face to face meetings are held just across the road from Stoke Station, at: The Potters Club Federation House Station Road Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2SA 01782 848869 (see for directions)     Each evening involves one or more speakers testing material in front of their peers for constructive feedback, followed by a guest keynote speaker who either presents on a topic relevant for speaking professionally or delivers a particularly good live example of professional speaking (and usually both). We often have a ‘mastermind’ session where we all discuss, brainstorm and share experiences around topics relevant for professional speakers, and several times a year we have an afternoon workshop to explore a particular topic in more detail.  It is also a great opportunity to network with other speakers over coffee in the breaks.