PSASA Gauteng Chapter Meeting – 14 July 2016

PSASA Gauteng Chapter Meeting – 14 July 2016

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PSASA Gauteng Chapter Meeting
Chapter Meeting: Thursday, 14 July 2016

Reinventing the Keynote: Fixing a broken model

You are invited to come and join our monthly PSASA Chapter Meeting, where we inspire you to take your speaking business to the next level!  This month we have an exciting and thought-provoking topic.  Dr Gavin Symanowitz will be presenting his talk Reinventing the Keynote: Fixing a Broken Model.

In this hard-hitting and thought-provoking talk, Gavin will share his views on why the current keynote business model doesn’t work, and why we should look at a new way of doing things. He’ll point out some glaring inconsistencies in the way speaking gigs are priced, and will prove that you’re actually charging too much. He’ll then apply some innovation tools to show how the model could be improved using a fresh new approach to the speaking business. Not everyone will like what Gavin has to say, but everyone will leave with a different perspective and some real food for thought.

Also, if you ever wanted to know what it takes to earn the prestigious CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation, you need to be here.  Nikki Bush, who was recently been awarded the CSP designation, will be sharing her insights into the journey and what it takes to become a CSP. She is the 10th South African and 4th SA woman to be awarded the CSP.  You don’t want to miss this!

About Dr Gavin Symanowitz: Dr. Gavin Symanowitz, an actuary, has a PhD in Mathematical Statistics. He formerly headed up Strategic Product Innovation for Investments at First National Bank (recently recognized as the World’s Most Innovative Bank) for over five years He won the prestigious Innovator of the Year award in 2008, and subsequently left the bank to found a number of revolutionary web-based businesses which have won numerous international awards for disruptive innovation.

Gavin was featured in the Harvard Business Review article “Learn How to Think Different(ly)” and is a Thought Leader on the South African Innovation Network. He has been a regular finalist in numerous international open innovation competitions. He also writes a weekly column in Finweek on the topic of innovation.
He is passionate about innovation and how it can change the world for the better.

About Nikki Bush, CSP:  Inspirational speaker and best-selling author, Nikki Bush, is highly regarded among business people, educators and parents alike as she helps them to manage, educate and parent talent for the new world of work.  She is the co-author of three bestselling books: Future-proof Your Child (Penguin, 2008) co-authored with Dr Graeme Codrington, Easy Answers to Awkward Questions (Metz Press, 2009) co-authored with Ilze Alberts and Tech-Savvy Parenting (Bookstorm, 2014) co-authored with Arthur Goldstuck. She is currently writing Raising Entrepreneurs (Bookstorm) with Allon Raiz and Talent Redefined with Raymond de Villiers.

Nikki Bush was awarded her CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation from the NSA (National Speakers Association) in the USA in 2016 (one of 600 in the world).

Meeting Details

Venue: Hacklebrooke Conference Centre, Cnr Conrad Drive and Jan Smuts Avenue, Hyde Park
Date: 14 July 2016
Chapter meeting time: 18h30

Cost: Free to all paid up PSASA members, R300 for guests and R120 for spouses of members.

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

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Kind regards

Adele du Rand
PSASA Gauteng Chapter President 2015-17

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