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23 05, 2020

Speakers as agents of positive change

By |2020-05-27T12:44:14+02:0023rd May 2020|Johannesburg Chapter|

The PSASA JHB Chapter meeting held on 21 May 2020 was informative, entertaining & inspiring. We had 98 participants including guests. The 1st speaker was Conrad Koch and Chester Missing Conrad Koch, is a ventriloquist, political analyst & entertainer who speaks through the medium of his puppet Chester Missing. [...]

21 05, 2020

Champion Speakers with Nigel Risner

By |2020-05-21T12:13:28+02:0021st May 2020|KZN Chapter|

Last night the KZN chapter had the honour of having the phenomenal Nigel Risner grace us with his presence in our monthly zoom meeting, Nigel is not only extremely entertaining but he is also unreservedly direct.  He isn’t just a motivational speaker, but he is also a company turnaround [...]

25 04, 2020

How to “brain hack” your audience while facing the webcam

By |2020-04-27T13:05:20+02:0025th April 2020|Johannesburg Chapter|

On Thursday 23rd April, the JHB Chapter of the PSASA held its first virtual meeting under its new President, Nikki Bush -CSP. A new attendance record was set, with 98 people on the call. We had 43 members from all chapters and a remarkable 55 guests. Possibly a sign of [...]

24 04, 2020

The future of the speaking industry by Dr Graeme Codrington

By |2020-04-24T09:32:11+02:0024th April 2020|KZN Chapter|

Last night the KZN chapter had the honor of having the amazing Dr Graeme Codrington, An expert on the future of work and the disruptive forces shaping it. Graeme is an award winning speaker, author, and advisor on the future of work. With his amazing research on disruptive change, [...]

23 04, 2020

The Importance of the Virtual Water Cooler

By |2020-04-27T13:33:48+02:0023rd April 2020|General|

All over the world, people in organisations have gathered round the water cooler (or in the kitchen making tea or coffee) to catch up with each other’s news. But physical distancing and lockdown have removed people from access to this hub of ‘connectivity’. Ian Hatton, well-known Facilitator and Speaker, [...]

11 04, 2020

The Significance of Leadership during Uncertain Times: A Tribute to PSASA

By |2020-04-23T15:47:37+02:0011th April 2020|Johannesburg Chapter|

I am deeply honoured to have been elected to the Board of PSASA - Johannesburg Chapter (Professional Speakers Association of South Africa). Times of crisis and uncertainty require extra-ordinary leadership. At a time like this two extraordinary women have been appointed to take the PSASA forward at a national [...]

26 03, 2020

KZN AGM and How Speakers Can Respond To Disruption

By |2020-03-26T13:30:37+02:0026th March 2020|KZN Chapter|

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the KZN Chapter took to their electronic devices on the 17th of March to attend the Chapter AGM virtually, announce new chapter leadership and discuss how best to respond to the disruption brought about by COVID-19. Outgoing chapter president, Roger Knowles gave his president address, reporting [...]