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19th June 2021: Powerful Story Telling

As summer sets in this meeting will brighten up your days even more being jammed packed full of insights, information and practical tools to help you to speak more and speak better.

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?


Sam Knowles
The Six Golden Rules of Data Storytelling


The most important skills in the modern knowledge economy are making sense of data and using insights extracted from data as the basis for impactful storytelling.

The defining equation of our age is “Analytics + Storytelling = Influence”.

In this inspiring yet practical keynote, critically-acclaimed author Sam Knowles sets out the Six Golden Rules of data storytelling.

In the wake of Covid, where most storytelling takes place online, getting the balance right between numbers and narrative – between the rational and the emotional – has never mattered more.

Sam will demonstrate clearly how to use data to best effect, online and offline.

You will learn how to use data and statistics most persuasively when you want to influence others.

You’ll understand that effective use of data is fundamentally an act of empathy and humanity.

You’ll also see how finding and using credible data positively impacts your bottom line.

Sam Knowles is the Founder & MD of data storytelling consultancy Insight Agents. His purpose is to help diverse organisations talk Human and sound like people.

An established and sought-after trainer, speaker, and podcaster, he is the co-founder and co-host of the Small Data Forum podcast and chair of I-COM’s Data Storytelling Council.

Sam is the author of 2018’s best-selling book “Narrative by Numbers “. He followed this in May 2020 with the critically-acclaimed sequel, “How To Be Insightful”. This ‘using data smarter’ trilogy will be rounded out in summer 2022 by Sam’s new book, “Asking Smarter Questions”.


Next up…


Peter Edge
After Dinner and Stand-Up. Skills to take you from Comedy Club to Corporate Stage!


Peter will talk about how the skills developed in nearly forty years of engaging audiences, telling them stories and making them laugh ‘after’ dinner, transfer, and how you can use them (and a couple of stand-up comedy devices) to make you a better speaker on the corporate stage.

1. Learn how to build bridges and ‘hold’ your audience.

2. Learn the importance of the multi level process of ‘proactive’ listening and research as an (after dinner) speaker.

3. Learn two secrets from the world of stand up comedy, that will transform your keynotes.

Forty years ago Peter turned his back on a career in Dentistry in favour of Policing, completing 30 years service with Merseyside Police across a range of ranks and roles.

As a Senior Investigating Officer, and Head of Training, he delivered corporate training in various aspects of Leadership, Investigation and HR, and lectured to international audiences on the subject of ‘Organised Crime’.

Since retirement he’s run his own business, worked for the NHS and acted as a consultant on the 2014 NATO Summit.

He has been an active after-dinner speaker throughout, and has worked with many of the sporting and comedy greats. He describes his after dinner speaking topics as poking fun at modern day management, and taking a look at the lighter side of policing the inner city.

A PSA member for six years, in 2019 he won the ‘Kenny Harris Badger of Honour’ award at the PSA Annual Convention’s Comedy night.

Married with three daughters, he’s been a rugby player, coach and referee and is a keen cyclist, motorcyclist and walker.

In recent years he’s walked the Camino de Santiago by three different routes, the last two of which have become the subject of his Camino Plodcast.

This month there’s no showcase speaker but a tutorial. SpeakerFactor is on the horizon and to help entrants prepare as well as non entrants learn how to create a winning speech we have…


We also have…


Clare Richmond
How to win at Speaker Factor (no matter the outcome)


The decision to enter SpeakerFactor is perhaps the biggest step for some speakers to take.

Clare will show you 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.

To illustrate CIare will show her own winning SpeakerFactor talk so people can make their own minds up about her content and delivery!

There will also be opportunity for questions and observations, thoughts and ideas.

You’ll learn:

Simple tools to face down your inner critics and fears when leaving your comfort zone

Practical tips on content for a powerful 5 minute talk

Advice on delivering an impactful online Talk

After founding a ground breaking grassroots initiative for high street regeneration Clare’s views on leadership and how to motivate people were transformed.

Since then Clare has worked with Leaders in communities and organisations helping them to work better with the talent and resources they already have and, by adopting grassroot thinking , discover potential they hadn’t realised existed.

Focusing on 3 key elements Clare helps leaders discover their KIP’s (Key Indicators of Potential) in themselves and their teams.

Described as a social innovator, Clare is a Speaker, certified Coach and consultant.


And that’s not all, 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.

We look forward to giving you a warm Yorkshire welcome, book now!


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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