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President: Olga Geidane

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Events 2021/22

DecemberSaturday 18th – Online – BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW!
January 2022Saturday 22nd
February 2022Saturday 26th
March 2022Saturday 26th
April 2022Saturday 23rd
May 2022Saturday 28th
June 2022Saturday 25th
July 2022Saturday 23rd
August 2022Saturday 27th
September 2022Saturday 24th
October 2022Saturday 22nd
November 2022Saturday 26th
December 2022Saturday 17th

18th December 2021 – Speak More, Speak Better

Twas 7 days before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The speakers were focused in front of their screen
To speak more and speak better, they were ever so keen.


It’s a festive meeting to round off the year and you’ll receive a very warm Chrimblemas Yorkshire welcome, just bring your own eggnog.

As usual we’ll be on Zoom.

8.30 am – Before the meeting actually starts we have an optional Mindfulness session as well as networking, banter and chat.

9.00 am – If mindfulness is not your thing then log on for some pre-meeting networking and a warm welcome.

9.15 am – The meeting will start promptly as we settle down to learn from our speakers how to drive your speaking business upward and onward.

So who do we have for you this month?

First up…


Maria Franzoni
The ten most important business lessons I learned running an international Speaker Bureau


Maria Franzoni spent 23 years working in and running international speaker bureaus, booking speakers globally. In that time, she did a lot of things right but also made mistakes when it came to running her business. In this session she will share the ten most important business lessons she learned so that you can apply them to your business without investing 20 years to learn them.

Maria is confident that while you may be familiar with some of what she will share, that there will be several actions that you can apply to help grow your speaking business.

You’ll learn:

• Immediately applicable strategies that will increase your margins and help your cashflow;

• Simple actions you can take for both personal and business growth;

• What every booker (speaker bureau, client, meeting planner) needs to know from speakers to book them more often

Maria Franzoni has held senior positions with 2 leading bureaus; CSA Celebrity Speakers and London Speaker Bureau – named by the New York Times as “the only international speaker bureau”. In 2007 she founded her own multi-million-pound Speaker bureau whilst maintaining her role at London Speaker Bureau. She now spends most of her time working with professional speakers helping them to build profitable speaking businesses.


Next up we have:

Rikki Arundel
The Courage To Follow Your Heart


What is your primary aim as a speaker? Do you see it as just a way to make a living or do you have a greater purpose. I believe that to be a great speaker we have to have a greater purpose than making money. In some way we want to change the world. I want to help to make the world a fairer place where every persons gender is accepted and respected. How do you want to change the world? How will the world be a better place because of what you have said.

You’ll learn:

• The three most important goals for any speech

• How to cope when your business falls off a cliff

• How to take adjust your business to meet the current challenges

Rikki Arundel is a Keynote Speaker, executive coach and diversity expert and was the founder of the PSA. Their career as a technology speaker ended following a change in gender in 2002.

Faced with considerable discrimination, Rikki completed a master’s degree in gender research and established themselves as a leading diversity speaker, delivering keynote presentations and workshops on trans and non-binary awareness, unconscious bias, social identity and gender equality, including two successful TEDx talks. This year Rikki was awarded the prodigious PSAE (Speaker Hall of Fame) award and was the winner of the PSA Annual Comedy Night competition.


Our showcase speaker this month is…

Maria Guimaraes
The Power Of Mental Strength


Have you ever been challenged mentally and questioned your existence? Maria will give this motivational talk based on her own life experience.

She will take you through her story of struggle, mental and physical pain, that shaped her life purpose and pushed her to transform.

You’ll learn:

• How to make yourself visible and face everything in your life

• How suffering can make us mentally strong

• Our past does not dictate your future

Maria is an NLP Coach, Time Line and Hypnotherapy practitioner. She has over 30 years of experience in the corporate world, international business events and managing various sales teams.

Maria developed an holistic vision to business and her passion is to help professionals overcoming their life blockages, that impact negatively their personal development and professional career.


As usual…

THE FIRST TWO PEOPLE booking their ticket will have 1 minute to showcase themselves.

There’s networking, learning of hints, tips and ideas from each other too.

We’d love you to invite guests. The more people we’ll be able to help to speak more and speak better.

We’ll finish about 12.00 pm.

And once the event is over, for those who’d like to hang on there’ll be post event networking and relaxed discussion.

Once again this is going to be an absolutely awesome meeting! Please invite guests, our speakers deserve a great and appreciative audience.

We’d love to see you there!

Book your ticket now!


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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..

Photography
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.


Welcome to PSA Yorkshire

Are you an aspiring or already established speaker, trainer, coach or presenter and looking for like-minded professionals? PSA Yorkshire region is the place to come for an energised, upbeat, positive, with lots of fun and learnings meetings! Friendly welcome, helping hand and loads of support is guaranteed to everyone! 

We are a part of a global speakers network and so far meetings were international (thank you, ZOOM!) and we will continue connecting with our other global fellow speakers for more value exchange!

Join our monthly meetings on every 3rd Saturday of the month, the official part is between 9am – 12pm currently on ZOOM (you will receive the log in details as soon as you book your ticket). For more value feel free to join us from 8:30 am (mindfulness and clarity time) or stay longer and grab a drink (your own) whilst reflecting on the meeting, sharing successes, inspiring each other with stories…and for a mastermind!

In 2021 we will be focusing on the GAIN
Growth, Accountability, Improvement and Network. 

Growth is all about growing as a speaker and growing your speaking business: learning new things every meeting, not only from the main speaker, but also from each other.

Accountability is about being accountable to each other for making the progress (join the meeting to find out more!) 

Improvement is about knowing your strengths and weaknesses and working on those areas which will actually help you speaking business to grow and leave all the rest to…

Networking. Powerful network will not only excel the business through extra help and knowledge, but also will GET you more business. We will pay extra attention to the quality of connection and building a strong team around yourself as a speaker or presenter.

Once the world decided to go forward with the “new normal”, we will be meeting at the Thorpe Park Hotel on the outskirts of Leeds: 1150 Century Way, Leeds LS15 8ZB. Yummy biscuits, fruits and nuts with delicious hot drinks, including hot chocolate and marshmallows are guaranteed! Also, a real “after-party” is-a-must, as we can grab some lunch and continue the conversation or mastermind. The parking is FREE, but you must exchange your parking ticket at the reception before you leave the hotel.

The nearest railway station is Leeds Train Station and with enough notice, we can usually find a friendly member to offer visitors a lift. You can also stay at the hotel overnight, just call the hotel directly:  0113 264 1000.

In the meantime, please check our Facebook page, like and comment, too: https://www.facebook.com/groups/psayorkshire