Gauteng Chapter Meeting – 11 September 2014

Gauteng Chapter Meeting – 11 September 2014

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We are very excited that our chapter will be hosting Dr Graeme Codrington CSPGlobal, PSAE, SAHoF, FPSA on Thursday 11 September.

Session One – The Best Speech I Never Gave: how to make sure that people want to buy what you want to talk about
Probably the best presentation I have ever created and which has received the best feedback from audiences has never earned me a cent. Everyone loves it but no one is prepared to pay to hear it. This is a common problem for many speakers – new and established alike – they have a wonderful story to tell, but can’t get people to pay them to tell it.
This session will share the secrets of one of South Africa’s most travelled and busiest speakers, Graeme Codrington, CSPGlobal, PSAE, SAHoF, FPSA. Whether you’re just starting out or are an established speaker looking for your next topic or market, this session will show you how to work out who will pay you to speak, and how to develop content that will sell. No matter how good you are, or how great your content, the only measure of whether you are a professional speaker is whether you get paid for speaking or not. Learn how to select a target market, understand their biggest issues, craft your content to connect with them, package your content in saleable ways, find out who the decision makers are (and what budgets they have), get noticed by them and sell with confidence.
This session will include an extended Q&A, so come along with your questions and get really valuable advice to boost your professional speaking career.
About Graeme

  • Graeme Codrington is an expert on the future of work. He is a researcher, author, futurist, presenter and board advisor working across multiple industries and sectors. He has a particular interest in disruptive forces changing how people live, work, interact and connect with each other.

    Speaking internationally to over 100,000 people in more than 20 different countries every year, his client list includes some of the world’s top companies, and CEOs invite him back time after time to share his latest insights and help them and their teams gain a clear understanding of how to successfully prepare for the future. Graeme is the co-founder and international director of TomorrowToday, a global firm of futurists and business strategists. He is also a guest lecturer at four top business schools, including the London Business School, Duke Corporate Education and the Gordon Institute of Business Science. He has five degrees, including a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), a Masters in Sociology, and other professional degrees in Accounting, Arts and Theology, and Youth Work.

    Graeme is the only speaker in the world to have been admitted to two different speakers halls of fame, in both South Africa and the UK (where he was awarded the Professional Speaking Association’s Award of Excellence). He is one of only a handful of professional speakers in the world to have earned the Global Certified Speaking Professional status from the Global Speakers Federation.

    He has four best-selling books published by Penguin, including the award winning, “Mind the Gap” and “Future-Proof Your Child”. Graeme writes regularly for numerous blogs, magazines and journals, and is regularly called upon for comment by the media around the world.

    Graeme’s breadth of knowledge and expertise make him highly relevant in today’s rapidly evolving business world. Along with his formal qualifications and research credentials, he has a wide range of business experience. He did Chartered Accountancy articles at KPMG, was involved in an IT startup, worked in the Charity sector, has been a professional musician, a strategy consultant and is now a full-time speaker, facilitator and author.

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Session Two – Special Meeting for PSASA Members

The Presidents Council is pleased to announce that deliberations regarding the planned amendments to the constitution of the PSASA have been finalised and the issue, adjourned at the AGM, will be discussed and voted on, during the second session at our Gauteng chapter meeting. You are all asked to attend that meeting in person or via proxy, as the amendments are urgently required, to support the membership drive.

Please note, that should you not be able to attend, kindly:
a) Appoint a proxy by clicking here to download and complete the proxy form (send to
b) Appoint a proxy by sending an email to me and letting me know whom you wish to appoint as your proxy (

Meeting Details

Venue: Sunnyside Park Hotel, Parktown
Date: 11 September 2014
Time: 18h00 for 18h30 (dinner), Start of meeting 19h00
Cost: Free to all paid up PSASA members, R200 for guests

Bookings can be done via email to our Administrator, Simone Scholtz – or online by clicking here.

Please RSVP by no later than 9 September 2014.

Please let us know if you booked your seat and you are no longer able to attend!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Jacques de Villiers
082 906 3693

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