PSA Convention 2020

Are you ready for an EXPERIENCE?

The ultimate annual event for Speaking Professionals, where aspiring, experienced, and legendary Professional Speakers alike, come together to network and learn from the best speakers in Australia and from around the world. Keynotes, workshops, breakouts, and other special events will be held across the 4 days in the heart of Adelaide at one of the most luxurious boutique hotels, The Playford.

WHERE

Playford Hotel
Adelaide, South Australia

WHEN

Friday to Monday
13 – 16 March 2020


How are you creating an EXPERIENCE?

In 2020, the Professional Speakers Australia convention is all about creating and experience.

Get booked more, share deeply and create long lasting education by creating an experience. It’s not enough to simply show up and tell and this year we’re going to combine audience experience with your expertise.

Whether it be Craft, Business or Development, this year’s presentations have been tasked with making their session an experience while showing us how to create more of an experience for clients and audiences alike.


The EXPERIENCE of PSA

Have you experienced the magic of attending a convention for world class professional speakers?

If you have, then you know the community, conversations and camaraderie are as valuable as the presentation themselves. If you are yet to experience a PSA convention, then you are in for a treat. Hold onto your hats, open your mind and discover a world of possibility when you attend the 2020 convention in Adelaide. Not to be missed.


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Convention Schedule

4 FULL DAYS of EXPERIENCE
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  • 1. Pre Con - Learning Labs

    13 March 2020

  • 2. Convention Opening

    13 March 2020

  • 3. Saturday

    14 March 2020

  • 4. Sunday

    15 March 2020

  • 5. Post Con - Masterclass Monday

    16 March 2020

  • Come behind the scenes as Anneli Blundell (Professional People Whisperer) shares some strategies on how to handle a hostile crowd. Hostility is not just heckling or verbal pushback, hostility, as far as the brain is concerned, can be something as simple as blank faces, side comments or people on their phones. As a professional speaker, there comes a time when you will present to a less engaged audience (or audience member). Whether the audience is mandated to attend your session or just not impressed by your content, or whether they are simply having a bad day, not everyone will engage with you and your message all of the time. For the most part, this is par for the course as a public speaker (or for anyone making a work presentation or sharing an idea in a meeting), but some audience responses can throw us off our game. Join Anneli in this session as she shares the three types of hostile crowds you need to be aware of, and the strategies for effectively winning them over, or neutralizing their impact on others.

  • In today’s noisy digital world, we’re all content creators. And brands and businesses and fighting for attention. So, how can you rise above the chaos to create awesome online experiences that will capture your audience members' hearts, minds and imaginations? The key is creativity and innovation. In this workshop, Jordana will teach you how to generate unique content ideas that will have an impact. You'll learn how to develop a unique brand voice, how to generate captivating visuals, how to use compelling storytelling techniques to connect with your audience, and how to grow your creative skillset and apply innovative approaches to your social media marketing strategy in order to stand out and capture attention

  • In today’s noisy digital world, we’re all content creators. And brands and businesses and fighting for attention. So, how can you rise above the chaos to create awesome online experiences that will capture your audience members' hearts, minds and imaginations? The key is creativity and innovation. In this workshop, Jordana will teach you how to generate unique content ideas that will have an impact. You'll learn how to develop a unique brand voice, how to generate captivating visuals, how to use compelling storytelling techniques to connect with your audience, and how to grow your creative skillset and apply innovative approaches to your social media marketing strategy in order to stand out and capture attention

  • Sponsored by Dean Publishing

  • Like it or not technology is now part of every business, yes including your speaking one. And if you want to get more done in less time, you must make technology your friend. Join award-winning entrepreneur, Dale Beaumont, as he shares with you 14 new ‘tech tools’ that every speaker should know about and be using. Dale assures us this presentation will blow your mind and the value of what you learn will more than cover the cost of attending the whole event. In this presentation audience members will discover… - A powerful tool to title & caption social media videos fast - How to increase the conversion rate of your website by 8% - A software tool to maximise the value of Facebook Groups - How to increase the open and response rate of any email - The new one gadget you should carry everywhere you go

  • Have you ever wanted to crack the code of Networking so that the time, money and energy you spend actually gets results for your speaking business? Then attend this high energy (of course it is Ailsa and Julie are running it), fun, hands on session to discover the formula to add power to your networking right now. It is learning in action so you will immediately improve your chances of business referral. As a bonus you also get to connect with your inner rockstar!

  • Speakers are always looking for fresh, compelling stories. We never want to run out of stories! Say no to stale, recycled, outdated stories. Why? Stories are like Velcro for our audience.. Facts tell, stories sell you, your brand and your message. The right story lands your message, makes you stand out as a speaker and inspires action. Sizzling stories get speakers booked again, again and again In this deep dive session: • Learn how to avoid deadly storytelling sins • Explore deep secrets for successful storytelling • Discover how to use storytelling to inspire Practical, inspiring informative! A must-attend session.

  • Now how do you leverage this baby for mass exposure to capture the attention of future clients? Join the Social Sisters Kirryn Zerna and Jillian Bullock as they reveal successful strategies to attract mass attention before, during and after the event on social media. A not-to-be-missed session packed with useful tips and tools that you can apply straight away.

  • Speaking Internationally; what is the impact on your business? What does a customer expect from you as a speaker? What is your choice: only speaking or delivering services as well? Both Paul ter Wal CSP and Nienke Bloem CSP know what it takes to speak on different international podiums. With regards to booking, currency, visa, expectations and cultural differences. But also what you can add to your speaking in another country: how do you use your network or create one. If you want to grow your business in other countries, deliver value and earn money; visit these two Dutchies who know how to be global speakers. They take you along all phases of the customer journey and you walk away with at least two new insights. Bold, honest and of course as fellow speakers. Spice up your global speaking in this session. And we won’t split the bills.

  • The masquerade themed evening will include PSA highly regarded awards; Kerrie Nairn Scholar Award, Breakthruogh Speaker of the Year, Industry Partner of the Year, Educator of the Year, Keynote Presenter of the Year and Nevin Award. Sponsored by Media Stable

  • How to create presentations and programs that connect an audience to your message, so it memorable, repeatable and referable. In this practical, engaging session some of Australia's very best Educators will show you they Design for Impact, Design to Engage; Design to Inspire; Design to Reframe; Design to Simplify the Complex; Design to Transform and Design to Challenge. Now more than ever before our audiences need for us to deliver a presentation that inspires, provides insights, that has a profound impact and influences them in such a transformational way. This session will be so good, you will want to bottle it!

  • By the end of the conference there is so much to take in and it can feel overwhelming. Phil and Lucy will help you reflect on your experience and prioritse the actions that you are going to take.

  • Join Media Representatives LIVE to discuss your pitch and what the media are looking for regarding stories.

  • Learn how to increase lead generation and be seen as the expert in your industry using video and social media. Did you know that video has 1200% more engagement and shares on social media than text and photos combined? Did you know that people spend 88% more time on a website with video? Video is the most effective way to promote your speaking career, but if used incorrectly it can seriously damage your professional image. That’s why it’s vital that you understand how video works before producing videos. At this presentation you will learn: • How video works, what to avoid when producing your own videos and how to ensure that the videos you produce don’t work against you • How to effectively increase brand awareness, lead generation and conversion rate using video • Tips and techniques to film your own videos for social media, including the equipment to buy and how to use it

Our 2020 Speakers

Just some of the fantastic speakers you'll experience in 2020

Location

Playford Hotel
120 North Terrace, Adelaide South Australia 5000

A boutique hotel located in the heart of Adelaide.

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