Johannesburg Chapter Meeting – 18 October 2018

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Johannesburg Chapter Meeting – 18 October 2018

Thursday 18th October 2018‎‎‏‏‎ ‎


‏‏‎ ‎ - 21:30 SAST/GMT+2

Dear PSASA members,

Please join us on Thursday evening, 18 October, 18:30 for 19:00 when we will be joined by Caroline Ravenall and Chris Vermuelen as as our speakers. Caroline is a captivating professional speaker, leadership development facilitator and human performance specialist who is carving out a powerful reputation for inspiring greatness in others while helping them tap into their infinite human potential. . Chris Vermeulen has deliberately gained many different experiences throughout his career that makes him uniquely qualified to share his vast experience base with audiences in Africa, the Middle East and India.

Speakers and Topics

Charlotte Kemp

Stand out not burnout !

In today’s fast-paced business environment we are required to show up, step up and stand out more than we have ever done. The challenge, however, is being able to strike a balance between meeting demands and completely hitting the wall.

In our world of constant change and disruption, Executive burnout is fast becoming a global epidemic, costing organizations billions of dollars annually. In this light-hearted, authentic and yet thought-provoking keynote presentation, Caroline candidly and humorously shares her experiences with leadership burnout as a classic high achiever in Richard Branson’s Virgin Group.

Weaving together stories, analogies and the wisdom from neuro-science she compares high-performance today to a form of art. The audience will leave with some powerful take-home value in the form of five inspiring insights for performing under pressure while also asking the bigger, bolder questions that allow them to experience life differently.

Charlotte Kemp

Grow Your Brand as a Speaker: How to Create Your Ideal Business Model

The low economic growth in South Africa has forced many speakers to look at their business models and remodel. You don’t want to put all of your eggs in the same speaking basket anymore because you might have experienced some challenges in your speaking business.

Each time something bad happens with the economy, the ripple effect could hurt your bottom line. And that hurts!

So, how can you as a speaker protect yourself? Chris will share some insights on four aspects of your business model:

  • earning model: how does your speaking business make money?
  • distribution model: how does your speaking business deliver the product?
  • (co-) creation model: how do the products originate?
  • user model: what about the power of the customers?

Chris Vermeulen has deliberately gained many different experiences throughout his career that makes him uniquely qualified to share his vast experience base with audiences in Africa, the Middle East and India. His speaking journey started in high school, but no one told him that you could become a professional speaker in the 1970’s. He enjoyed taking up leadership positions in high school in the church youth group. This gave him many opportunities to speak to different audiences on a regular basis.

His qualifications include a BSc(Ed) with Maths and Chemistry nogal. His B.Ed degree specialized in Education Management. His MBA degree thesis was about successfully implementing a new quality management system in a manufacturing environment. He has been working as a trainer / speaker / author for the past 17 years. He has helped many training companies to obtain accreditation at their respective SETA.

He became a member of the PSASA in 2009. He served the association as National Treasurer for 5 years, and was appointed as Business Manager of the PSASA in December 2017. He also reconstituted the Pretoria Chapter of the PSASA in August 2016. The Pretoria chapter has grown from 6 to 18 members.

Chris enjoys preparing the food for his family. His chemistry knowledge has not gone to waste. He enjoys swimming and walking for exercise. He is an avid reader, and his favourite authors include Stephen Covey and Jim Rohn.

Kindly RSVP by Tuesday, 16 October 2018 for venue setup and catering preparation.

Register Now

Date: Thursday, 18 October 2018

Time: Dinner at 18h30, meeting starts at 19h00

Venue: HB Connect in Sandton (165 West Street Corner Fredman Drive Sandton | Basement parking is at 2 Sandown Valley Crescent).  (map here)

Fee:  PSASA member: Free, PSASA member spouse: R180, First time guest: R320, Guest: R320

Payment: Registration and Payment can be done using the online Quicket system at

Upon completion of your registration you will be sent an event ticket, please ensure you are in possession of this ticket when attending the event.

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