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Get Ready for Inspire 2019: PSA Convention of Relevance!

Professional Speaking Association

Friday, 4 October 2019 at 09:00 - Sunday, 6 October 2019 at 15:00 (BST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee VAT Quantity
Members Exclusive Inspire 2018 Price - Limited Tickets! Ended £260.00 £0.00 £52.00
Members Super Early Bird Ended £295.00 £0.00 £59.00
Members Jan-Mar 2019 Rate Ended £320.00 £0.00 £64.00
Members Apr-Jun 2019 Rate Ended £345.00 £0.00 £69.00
Members July 2019 Rate Ended £370.00 £0.00 £74.00
Members August 2019 Rate Ended £395.00 £0.00 £79.00
Members September 2019 Rate 30 Sep 2019 £420.00 £0.00 £84.00
Guests/Non-Members 4 Oct 2019 £570.00 £0.00 £114.00
Friday only Member ticket (including evening event) 4 Oct 2019 £150.00 £0.00 £30.00
Friday only Non-Member ticket (including evening event) 4 Oct 2019 £185.00 £0.00 £37.00
Saturday only Member ticket (including gala evening event) 4 Oct 2019 £200.00 £0.00 £40.00
Saturday only Non-Member ticket (including gala evening event) 4 Oct 2019 £235.00 £0.00 £47.00
VIP Ticket (by invitation only) 4 Oct 2019 £295.00 £0.00 £59.00

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Event Details



This year’s theme is Relevance. The event will feature a line-up of main stage speakers at the top of their game, as well as a selection of hands-on workshops and expert roundtables designed to help you step up your speaker business.


Friday 4th October



Saturday 5th October


09:15 Welcome Main room
09:25 Terry Brock:
Compelling Content is King, Queen, and Creates Cash - Content Creation Now and Into the 2020’s
Main room
10:05 Cathy O'Dowd:
Think Like An Explorer - staying ahead of the competition
Main room
10:40 Will Kintish:
The Relevance of the Question
Main room
11:05 Coffee  
11:35 Claire Young:
How to work with a speaking agency
Workshop room 1
Julie French and Tony Burgess:
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts - discover the value of duo delivery
Workshop room 2
Richard Hagen:
How to make sure the book you write gets maximum results for your business by being relevant to your readers - a publisher’s perspective
Workshop room 3
12:15 Heather Townsend:
How to earn money while you sleep as a speaker
Workshop room 1
Catherine Malloy:
Speak their Language - your International body language Masterclass
Workshop room 2
Penny Pullan:
Virtual Leadership for Speakers
Workshop room 3
12:55 Lunch  
14:00 Meet the Experts Main room
15:10 Coffee  
15:40 Speaker Factor Finals Main room
16:20 Tim Gard:
Laughter Becomes you
Main room
17:15 Close  
17:30 AGM Syndicate room
19:00 Pre-dinner drinks  
19:30 Gala dinner and awards ceremony  


Sunday 6th October


9:30 Welcome Main room
9:40 David McQueen:
The Secret Sauce - The Secret Sauce focuses on how as speakers no matter how good we are still need to put in the time for good practice when delivering our keynotes
Main room
10:10 Joanne Lockwood:
Engage with all your audience - not just those like you
Main room
10:40 Michelle Mills-Porter:
Motivational Story, storytelling, what's behind motivation and what it takes for successful collaboration
Main room
11:10 Coffee  
11:40 Panel discussion hosted by Steve Bustin with:
Heather Townsend, Maria Franzoni,
Lee Jackson
Rohit Talwar
Main room
12:10 Paul McGee:
From the beef burger line to the Sunday Times – the roller coaster ride of The SUMO Guy and what you can learn from it
Main room
13:00 Close

Why Attend?

We asked members across the PSA what their top reasons were for coming along to the annual convention. From across all member types from brand new Associates, Professional Members, to long-standing Fellows, here’s what they told us…

  1. To connect with other professional speakers from home and away
  2. To deepen existing relationships with colleagues and friends
  3. To see great speakers in action
  4. To attend workshops designed specifically for speakers
  5. To access world-class experts giving their top tips
  6. To celebrate the success of award-winners and recognise the contribution of volunteers
  7. To share your knowledge and give something back
  8. To let your hair down and have some fun
  9. To raise money for The PSA Foundation
Do you have questions about Get Ready for Inspire 2019: PSA Convention of Relevance!? Contact Professional Speaking Association

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When & Where

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Coventry
Paradise Way
Walsgrave Triangle
CV2 2ST Coventry
United Kingdom

Friday, 4 October 2019 at 09:00 - Sunday, 6 October 2019 at 15:00 (BST)

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