Staffordshire Region

President: Andrew Deighton

Email: [email protected]

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Meeting Dates – 2021

June 2021Tuesday 15th – BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW!
July 2021Tuesday 20th
August 2021Tuesday 17th
September 2021Tuesday 21st
November 2021Tuesday 16th
December 2021Tuesday 21st

15th June 2021

We’re looking forward to another packed event this month at PSA Staffordshire!

This month we’ll be joined by Dr. Lynda Shaw, our new National President.

As well as sharing her plans for the year, Lynda will be delivering a keynote for us.

The title of her presentation is:
The Pushmi-Pullyu, the Pegasus and the Statue

What’s the difference between a pushmi-pullyu, a pegasus and a statue? One doesn’t know which way to go and is indecisive, one is powerful and flies high and the other stays still only to get sat on and shat upon.

This fun, interactive talk will give you a whole new way of seeing your business and examine where you go from here.

You’ll leave this talk with a whole new way of seeing your business. It will open up options that you hadn’t thought were available to you. And you’ll have a lot of fun.

Our development activity will be led by Jon Baker (PSA Speaker Factor Co-ordinator) and last year’s Speaker Factor winner, Clare Richmond.

Clare will share with us her talk ‘How to Win at Speaker Factor (whatever the outcome)’ .

The decision to enter Speaker Factor is perhaps the biggest step. Her talk will show simple tools on how to get over fears, along with practical tips and ideas on how to write and deliver a winning talk, including key elements to make a short talk powerful.

As part of this she will show her winning Speaker Factor talk so you can make your own mind up about her content and delivery! There will be opportunity also for questions and observations, thoughts and ideas.

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.

Our showcase speaker this month will be Gary Hosey.

The title of his presentation is:
EQ Influence® Leadership behaviours that unlock extraordinary performance

Gary Hosey’s interactive talk will take you through his colourful journey from being emotionally dysfunctional to a leading expert in the field of emotional intelligence (EQ). He will engage you with stories that will move people and bring EQ leadership alive! In his down to earth and self-deprecating way, he will show the audience the profound impact that EQ and the lack of it can have on personal and professional life. Gary’s BEING Human approach will succinctly outline the valuable takeaways and enable you to remember the learning and apply it to your everyday life.

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.