Thames Valley Region

President: Duncan Bhaskaran-Brown

Email: [email protected]

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Event Dates – 2022

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

PSA Thames Valley 20th January 2022: Make a positive start to 2022

We’ve got two fantastic speakers who are going to help you make sure this is the year you supercharge your speaking, your business and your life.

We’re not going to muck around with theories and concepts, we’re going to dive in with ACTIONS and HABITS. So why not start your speaking year by getting busy?

Best of all we’re back on Zoom – had you forgotten how great it was?

Tony WinyardAutomating Your New Year’s Resolutions

Have you made any New Year’s resolutions? How are they going? According to Forbes, approximately 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail before the end of February.

An effective way to automate new behaviours is to make them tiny! In this workshop, Tony will show you the Tiny Habits method of creating habits.

He’ll show you how to:
Rely on emotion to form habits rather than repetition or motivation.
Make your habits tiny to make them automatic.
Replace unhelpful habits.

All this and more from the man who’s DJed for billionaires – Tony Winyard.

Frederika Roberts – New Year, Still You: Positive Simple Actions to protect your wellbeing

The last two years have been a rollercoaster ride! Our personal and professional lives have been through challenges for most, trauma for some, positive transformation for others. We have adapted, perhaps more than we’ve ever had to before.

As you embark on a new year, you are still you, and you still matter; arguably, looking after your wellbeing is more important than ever.

In this keynote, Frederika will share simple, practical, evidence-based Positive Simple Actions (PSAs) you can take to protect your wellbeing and, by extension, your speaking business.

She’s going to share how to:
How to (re-)gain control over the most important part of your life (even when/if it feels that everything around you is a little out of control!)
How to align your strengths with even the most mundane aspects of your work
How to nurture one of the key elements to wellbeing

It’ll be a value packed session from international speaker and post-graduate lecturer, Frederika Roberts.

Tempted? Then book your ticket now. A great investment at £10 +VAT for PSA members. If you’re not yet a member and you’d like to come along to see what you can get from the PSA, we’d love to see you at this event. Guest tickets are £15 +VAT.

Here’s the agenda for this event:

5.30pm The event opens for networking

5.45pm Join a breakout room and discuss your plans for a positive 2022

6pm Keynote – Tony Winyard

6.35pm Q&A with Tony

6.45pm Networking break, or grab yourself something to eat and drink

7pm Member Showcase talk

7.40pm More networking, or take a quick break
8pm Keynote – Frederika Roberts

8.25pm Q&A with Frederika

8.40pm Time for a bit more networking until the venue chucks us out!

9pm The End

Got a question about this event, or why you should attend a PSA event? Please call Duncan, Regional President of the Thames Valley PSA. Don’t be put off by his title – you can email him at [email protected].uk or call him on 07552 725 739.

Book your place now and come and join us – See you online Thursday 20th January 2022!

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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.

PLEASE NOTE: we are required to notify the venue of numbers for catering and refreshments by 10:00am Monday prior to the event. Unfortunately we are not able to guarantee catering for any tickets booked after this time 

Welcome to PSA Thames Valley

Where is the Thames Valley anyway?!

We are the PSA region that covers the southern end of the country, which stretches from the west of London, following the river Thames and the M4, until the South West region takes over near Bristol. Our regular members come from as far afield as Cheltenham to the north west, Watford to the north east and Southampton on the south coast. It’s a big region with a great variety of PSA members joining us at our meetings.

For face-to-face events, we meet in Reading, just off the M4 at junction 11. It’s also quite easy to get to by train. We use a lovely light room which looks out over a lake and we even have a stage that you can stand on, to practice your professional speaking!

Helping you to speak more and speak better

We meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month every month.

What happens at our meetings? All the regions do it differently, so here’s what usually happens in the Thames Valley, on the 3rd Thursday of every month:

3:30pm – meet for tea, biscuits and bit of networking

4:00pm – if you’re in your seat you’ll be warmly welcomed and then we have a workshop until 5:30/6:00pm, during which time you’ll be treated to a wealth of knowledge, experience and tips from a professional speaker, on how to speak more or speak better – or both

6:00pm – for anyone who is new to the PSA, a nice committee member will spend some time with you, telling you a bit more about the benefits of joining this great group. The rest of us spend the whole hour enjoying a light buffet and doing more networking with the other nice members and guests at the meeting.

7:00pm – a great benefit of membership being able to present a 10 or 20 minute ‘show case’ to the group. You get to stand on the stage and deliver your talk. We then give you lots of really useful feedback, to help you to improve your speaking skills and content. Get in touch if you would like to book a show case slot.

8:00pm – the final session is usually a keynote type talk from a top quality speaker, who will share more advice with you on speaking more and speaking better. We finish the event at 9:00pm