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Jo’burg Chapter Meeting
17 Feb @ 19:00 - 21:00 SAST
Dear members, colleagues and friends
Be prepared for a meeting that brings the heat. Our first speaker will be telling us about the challenges he faced after a wrongful conviction in Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe’s rule. The second half of the session will see several associate members compete in the Speaker Factor Heat. There’s still time to sign up to participate! (see below)
As a successful self-made Zimbabwean businessman, Rusty Labuschagne was wrongly convicted of drowning a fish poacher in 2002, without a body being found and against police evidence. He spent 10 harrowing years under horrendous conditions in Zimbabwe’s prisons.
The conditions were unbearable and he had to draw on inner resources and strengths to endure the unimaginable. His message to audiences is that everyone is faced with challenges, but it is who you are, and the depth of your determination, that will get you through life’s darkest moments. He will show how one can harness one’s inner strength and let go of what one cannot control. His faith in God, positive mental attitude, leadership qualities, and lessons in forgiveness, gratitude, and humility bring a personal, transformative, and authentic message of hope and freedom to this chapter meeting.
The Speaker Factor is the annual PSASA speech competition for Associate Members who wish to showcase their talent and sharpen their speaking skills. In the second half of this Chapter Meeting, we will be hosting the first round of the Speaker Factor Heats. One winner will be selected to represent the Jo’burg Chapter at the semi-final and final during the Annual Convention in April, when the Grand Champion is crowned.
To enter the Speaker Factor Heats, email your chapter president (in the case of the Joburg chapter, you can reply to this message) and confirm your participation. You also need to book for the chapter meeting.
Reminder about annual convention
The in-person 2022 PSASA Annual Convention, taking place from 8-10 April at African Pride Irene Country Lodge near Pretoria, is open now for booking. Prices start at R5900, and payment plans are available. Book here now.
Learnings from the last meeting
Kevin Allen gave us a glimpse into the future and how we can find our Massive Transformative Purposes (MTP), with interactive tools, which enabled deep introspection. Tiffany Markman revealed the secrets to avoid and manage burn-out as a speaker and freelancer, where the future of freelancing is going, and how we could shift to a future-proof freelance mindset.
Johannesburg Chapter President