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Jo’burg Chapter Meeting
15 Jul @ 19:00 - 21:00 SAST
Dear members, colleagues and friends
Being a successful speaker today is about agility and adaptability to changing situations. The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have brought this home more than ever before. For next week’s monthly chapter meeting, we will focus on how to adapt your speaking business to address various national and global restrictions.
Graeme Codrington, author, futurist, scenario planner and director of TomorrowToday, will share insights into what the post-Covid world of work will look like, focusing on the speaking and events industry. He’ll lead a discussion on what we can do now as speakers to prepare ourselves for the months and years ahead with regard to speaker fees and strategies.
Our second session will focus on the one thing you implemented from the April 2021 convention that has made a difference to your speaking business. Nikki Bush will lead this session, so come prepared to share. If you didn’t attend the convention, feel free to share anything else that you have picked up through the PSASA mastermind groups, speaker classes or chapter meetings that has helped you.
Finally, the convenor of the 2022 PSASA convention, Taryn-lee Kearney, will spend a few minutes picking our brains about what we want to see and experience at next year’s convention.
Learnings from the last meeting
Ross Saunders gave us insight into how POPIA will affect our businesses, and how we can keep up with staying compliant. We learned the ins and outs of who is a data subject, a data controller, and a data officer. We were given practical tips on how to ensure our speaking businesses are kept up to speed with issues like mailing lists, consent of parties, and overall compliance issues. We walked away with an understanding that the Act is a set of guidelines, rather than hard rules.
Ross was followed by Chris Vermeulen and Adele du Rand, members who have integrated POPIA into their businesses, who discussed tools and tricks for staying compliant. We learned: encrypt everything, destroy old data (even if it means putting a nail through an old hard drive), use email encryption for sensitive data, and store passwords in a safe password manager (and not the one built into your browser).
Johannesburg Chapter President