Welcome to the home of speakers in Southern Africa.
If you are a professional speaker, trainer, facilitator or coach, or if you use speaking to further your business or career, then you will find resources here to build your speaking business.
Why Join PSASA?
PSASA offers many opportunities to build your professional speaking network, learn from colleagues in the industry, connect with international speaking colleagues, and build your speaking business.
As PSASA is a professional body for speakers, it offers business teaching and networking. PSASA is not a bureau and cannot directly help you to find speaking opportunities.
Please click through to the links to find out when the next meeting is.
- The PSASA hosts monthly meetings in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.
- There is also a Virtual Chapter. Access to the Virtual Chapter is free and you do not have to be a member to join in.
- The PSASA has both a large annual convention, with international guests, awards and a gala dinner, as well as a local midterm convention each year.
- To provide speakers with more opportunity to network and learn, PSASA is also home to a number of masterminds. You do not need to be a member of PSASA to be a part of the masterminds. They are online so they are accessible wherever you are.
How to Join PSASA
We don’t sell memberships. We nurture relationships. There are many ways to benefit from the content and networking available from PSASA, without joining. You can attend the Virtual Chapter at no charge or visit any of the physical chapters and pay for the single meeting. You may join one of the masterminds at no charge.
Once you have visited us, via one of the chapters, attending the Orientation meeting or at another event, and you are interested in becoming a member, then please speak to the Chapter President or leadership team, and they will then assist you with becoming a member.
If you still have questions, you can drop an email to our membership team.
What are the Membership Types?
Professional Members – for people who have designed a speaking business and earn their primary income from speaking and speaking related products and services. In order to qualify as a Professional Member, a speaker would need to meet certain criteria including a minimum annual income from speaking.
Associate Members – for people starting their speaking careers and intending to become professional speakers.
Affiliate Members – professionals, leaders and business people who use speaking to promote their products or missions but are not necessarily intending to become professional speakers.
Student Members – for young people already on a professional career path who want to develop skills in speaking.
Honorary Members – This membership category is reserved for those potentially retiring members who have served the profession and the association over many years and who no longer earn their primary income from speaking.