Staffordshire Region

President: Peter Gregory

Email: [email protected]

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Meeting Dates – 2022

January 2022Tuesday 18th – Online – BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW!
February 2022Tuesday 15th
March 2022Tuesday 15th
April 2022Tuesday 19th
May 2022Tuesday 17th
June 2022Tuesday 21st
July 2022Tuesday 19th
August 2022Tuesday 16th
September 2022Tuesday 20th
October 2022Tuesday 18th
November 2022Tuesday 15th
December 2022Tuesday 20th

18th January 2022: Tackling Challenges & Making Massive Goals in 2022

We’re back online on Zoom for our first meeting of 2022!

Our focus for this evening will be setting your MASSIVE goals for 2022 and addressing your challenges.

Our main speaker for this event is Darren Harris – England’s most capped blind footballer.

The title of Darren’s presentation is:
Unblind the Mind: How to Tackle your Biggest Challenge

What’s the biggest challenge in your professional or personal life you’ve experienced in the previous two years? Is it Covid-19 or something else entirely? If you’re anything like Darren, some life events can really hit us for six. But how have they taught you to approach your next big challenge?

In this talk, you will learn how to:
• Use six perspectives to tackle any big challenge
• Change your daily habits to positively influence both mind and body
• Break stimulus-response associations that negatively impact your life and so much more!

Our development session will be led by David Hyner. David has presented to over 1.2 MILLION delegates over the last 20 years and his content is based on 22 years of research interviewing 250+ top achievers from all walks of life.

The title of David’s session is:
MASSIVE GOALS! … Why “realistic” goals do NOT work!

This session will give attendees an insight as to how top achievers think, behave, and remain so motivated and effective.

This practical session will explore:

• Just why “smart” goals set us up for mediocrity… AT BEST!
• The two things that top achievers seek, that most of us avoid?
• Taking ownership of our commitments – Why assumptions hold us back.
• Why we should “look into” successful people and get a mentor.
• Develop a more positive outlook – How just 5-10 mins a day can transform our teams.

If you had the power to change your outlook … would you?

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 our Regional President.

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

We gather every month, generally on the third Tuesday evening each month. Evening timings: 18:00 until 21:00

The Staffordshire PSA team look forward to seeing you online this January!

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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].

Processing your personal data: Please note that when you book an event your data will be processed in accordance with the PSA’s Privacy Notice. When you register to attend a PSA event, we share your name and contact details with the person running the event. For regional meetings, this will be the Regional President. They may share these details with members of the Regional Committee, for the purposes of contacting you about the event, welcoming you, and following up with you afterwards..

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 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.