Staffordshire Region

President: Andrew Deighton

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Meeting Dates – 2021

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

17th August 2021

This month at PSA Staffordshire online our focus will be on becoming a bit more famous.

Our keynote speaker is Penny Haslam.
Penny will be delivering her keynote ‘Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous – How to power up your speaker profile and get known for what you do’.

Unless you want to be a best-kept secret, the importance of getting exposure as a professional speaker cannot be understated. Failing to raise your profile however means the difference between standing out in a crowded market and being overlooked, in favour of the competition.

Having been a best kept secret herself, with no clue as to how to get known, former BBC business presenter Penny Haslam now shares what’s worked brilliantly for her speaker business – so you can showcase yourself, without feeling like a showoff!

In this fun, practical session you will learn:

• Why increasing your visibility is a big part of your job – even though you’d rather it wasn’t!
• Easy steps to help you be seen as someone with expertise
• Ideas for getting exposure that don’t cost you time, money or embarrassment.

We’re holding our Speaker Factor heat this month and alongside Penny there will be two other judges, both Fellows of the PSA – David Hyner and Lesley Everett.

Whilst we’ve got them together we’re going to run an ‘Ask the Fellows’ panel. You can ask them anything about how they built and grew their businesses, how they’ve had to change their business during the pandemic and their top tips for developing your speaking, training or coaching business.

David Hyner is a researcher, speaker, author, publisher, adventurer and mastermind group facilitator. He has presented to over 1.2 million people globally over the past 21 years. As part of his goal setting research he has interviewed over 250 top achievers. David has won numerous awards, including the Professional Speaking Award of Excellence and is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, awarded by the Academy for Chief Executives.

Lesley Everett is an internationally recognised professional keynote speaker and specialist on Leadership Branding and The Personality of the Brand. She is known for her content-rich, engaging and practical advice and delivery. Lesley has presented her Walking TALL System live in 28 countries across five continents. She is a published author and her clients include many organisations across all sectors including Salesforce, Oracle, Deloitte, Cisco, ASDA/Walmart, JetBlue, Marriott Hotels and HSBC. Lesley is now based in California, USA. She was awarded the Professional Speaking Award of Excellence in UK in 2010 (the first female speaker to do so) and is a Past-President of the Global Speakers Federation

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.

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! online this August!

Kind Regards,
Andrew Deighton
Regional President, PSA Staffordshire

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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.