PSASA’s Johannesburg Chapter is a home for professional and aspirant speakers throughout Gauteng.
Chapter meetings are usually held around the 3rd Thursday of the month at a venue in Sandton from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. The meetings are addressed by two invited speakers or industry experts. Keep an eye on the newsletter or social sites for the next meeting and booking details.
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See posts about past meetings in the Johannesburg Chapter
Many tears were shed at the October meeting of the Johannesburg chapter of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA). The gathering played host to two keynote speakers, Nondumiso Sibiya and Nikki Bush, whose emotional and inspirational presentations left attendees thinking. Don’t let your current circumstances determine your future Sibiya’s talk summarised her life story and how she got to the position she’s currently in. Growing up in poverty in Soweto, the 21-year-old dropped out of studying a teaching degree at Wits University to work with waste. She is now the co-founder of Boombadotmobi, a waste management business platform that [...]
The latest, monthly meeting of the Johannesburg chapter of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA) served up two insightful, thought-provoking presentations. Following a table discussion, during which attendees shared the most useful apps they use in their lives (including Namola, Google Maps, and Whizzky), the first keynote speaker, Andrew Horton took the stage. Andrew is an international inspirational sales speaker, entrepreneur, and positive behavioural shift expert (specialising in productivity and sales team optimisation). His presentation, entitled ‘How to make real money in speaking and training’ hinged on one crucial point; that speaking as a profession isn’t that lucrative, and [...]
A bigger room was required for the last meeting of the Johannesburg chapter of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA) due to the number of members and guests in attendance. It may have had something to do with the keynote speakers that were lined up and the topics that they were covering. Speaking and training veterans Paul du Toit and Jacques de Villiers served up many helpful insights and trend explanations. The meeting opened with chapter President Ian Bratt welcoming everyone, before Gavin Novis hosted the table discussion around taboo topics that attendees stay away from in conversations. Jacques [...]
Attendees at the most recent meeting of the Johannesburg Chapter of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA), held on 18 July at HB Connect in Sandton, were treated to two interesting, insightful presentations. The evening began with a welcome by Chapter President Ian Bratt, who conducted a table session, where people shared their favourite off-the-beaten track holiday destinations in South Africa with each other. His son, Michael Bratt, who serves as the Chapter’s Deputy President, then took over proceedings. The well-attended meeting played host to two fascinating keynote speakers. First up was Chris Yelland, founder and managing director of [...]
Monday evening we had an amazing evening and chapter meeting! We learned more about Pat Anderson and Larry O’Sullivan. Pat is a presentation skills and public speaking coach, and Larry specializes in the customer service experience. In the last month, Nikki celebrated her son’s 21st birthday, and Stef stepped in a bucket of paint just before the meeting. The Pretoria chapter also had their first meeting and are off to a strong start! Well done to Chris for leading the way! The Pretoria chapter will be meeting on the first Thursday of every month. Please reach out to Chris if you [...]