January 2013

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January 2013

Insider Secrets
PSASA presents Bronwyn Roberts

Presented by Speakers Agent, Bronwyn Roberts

Ok, so you quite enjoy speaking in public and several people have come up to you after one of your talks to your church groups / ladies group / school valedictory service/ toastmasters competition and told you that you should really consider doing this for a living … now what?
Or, you’re a “Captain of Industry” who is frequently asked to speak to conference groups about your business success, but you’re tired of giving up so much of your time and energy for free (or yet another complimentary conference bag or tie!) … but just how lucrative is this market anyway, and exactly how does one tap into it professionally?
Or, you’ve been on the speaking circuit for a while already, but have just had no luck with the agents. They don’t take your calls, they don’t return your calls, they don’t respond to your e-mails: you feel as if you’re knocking yourself out against a brick wall. How does one get through the mist and the fog and actually get an agent to represent you?
Or, you’re a well known TV or sporting celebrity / presenter / commentator and the bookings have been coming in fairly steadily, but you’re vaguely aware that there’s more you could be doing to market yourself on the corporate circuit and thus more gigs you could be hosting or speaking at … How do you turn your celebrity into hard cash more often?
Or possibly, you’re a well-established professional speaker with some serious questions about how agents behave and the way they do business, but haven’t yet had the opportunity to ask any of them and expect a straight answer …
For the sixth year in a row, Bronwyn Roberts and Speakers Inc presents “Insider Secrets to the Professional Speaking Circuit”.
During the three hour session, Bronwyn answers any questions you may have about the South African professional speaking industry, with the truth (good, bad OR ugly) and gives solid, practical, hard-earned and well-researched advice from her almost fifteen years as an agent.
In this workshop the following areas (amongst others) are covered:

  • What does an agent look for in a speaker?
  • How do get their attention amidst the 40 similar phone calls and e-mails that week?
  • How to really annoy an agent in the first minute!
  • What to expect from an agent in terms of marketing you.
  • Which presentations sell and which don’t
  • How a reputable agency SHOULD represent you.
  • The Five Secrets to keep your agent very happy with you (and thus KEEP them booking you).
  • How to maximize your working relationship with your agent to your greatest benefit (so that they book you MORE OFTEN).
  • How to convert your particular field of expertise into a lucrative, saleable presentation.


  • The Five Harsh Truths all speakers (whether new or not) NEED to hear!!

This workshop is a vehicle of learning and inspiration for both aspiring speakers and established professionals to hone their craft as well as their marketing and business skills; to grow their speaking careers into the lucrative businesses they can be (and should) be – without sacrificing their ethics and honour in the process.
Meeting Details
Date: Monday 14 January 2013
Time: 18h30 – 19h00
Venue: LIFE FORCE FINANCIAL SERVICES, 7th Floor, REGENT BUILDING, Regent Road, Sea Point. Opposite Sea Point post office. Entrance to parking is at back of building in Kloof Road.(Wheel chair friendly building).
Click here to view a map to the new venue.
Updated Meeting Fees
Paid up Professionals, Candidates and Associates: Free (included in monthly subscription)
1st time guest of members: Free
Non-members: R200
You can book your seat online (and pay, if you are a guest) or alternatively via the Administrator by sending an email to admin@psasouthernafrica.co.za
Looking forward to seeing you there on Monday – please make the effort to join us, it will be well worth your time!

By | 2013-01-10T09:13:37+02:00 10th January 2013|KZN Chapter|

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