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Pretoria Chapter Meeting

28 Apr @ 19:00 - 21:00 SAST

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Free for Members | Guests: R200.00

Building your speaking business on a budget

Our speakers this month will be Yoke Van Dam and Jabu Zwane. They will be presenting how they started their professional businesses which are set to grow even more in 2022.

Yoke Van Dam
When Yoke started her business (https://y-connect.biz) in March 2017, it was just after being retrenched from a Sales trainer position at Auto Trader.

She was newly married and her husband turned to her and said: why don’t you start your own speaking and training business?

What were the steps she took to:

  • Deal with the trauma of retrenchment, and build a reputable brand as a trainer, speaker and coach?
  • What did she need to put in place to identify which sales strategies to follow?
  • And how did she build her credibility?

In this action packed 25 minutes Yoke will share Business models that she used and sales strategies to figure out her niche, her audience and how she started selling.

She will share high level tips on how you can build credibility as a speaker and what you need to focus on continuously in your business.

Jabu Zwane
When Jabu started the Mindset Development Institute in 2019, it was after a tragedy that changed his life forever. Struggling to find work, he decided to package all of his experience into Mindset Courses and Coaching Programs.

Jabu started this journey with his first meeting at PSASA in April 2019. Since then, he has worked with over 20 companies in South Africa, Africa, USA and Asia as Keynote Speaker, Facilitator, Executive Coach and Trainer. One of biggest achievements was being the Partner Trainer for BMW South Africa in Emotional Intelligence and Effective Communication, and the Leadership Trainer for MSX International. He became a professional member of the PSASA in 2021 and the Pretoria Chapter president for 2022/2023 term.

Jabu will be sharing how he used his Mindset Development Models to build his business and his own brand as a Speaker locally and globally. This talk will include practical steps you can take and tools you can use to grow your business on a budget, and secure work with big companies.

Bonus Video by Graeme Codrington
There will be a Bonus Video created by Graeme Codrington, about what some Speakers in PSASA and globally did, to get more bookings in 2021. Many of our meetings will focus on what we can do to give you great value for you to use to grow your speaking business.

Meeting links & access details for all virtual/hybrid meetings will be emailed upon successful registration.



28 Apr
19:00 - 21:00 SAST
Free for Members | Guests: R200.00
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