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PSA Thames Valley October - Building your speaking and training business

Professional Speaking Association

Thursday, 19 October 2017 from 15:30 to 21:00 (BST)

PSA Thames Valley October - Building your speaking and...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee VAT Quantity
Members Early Bird Ticket - (Associate, Professional, Fellow) Includes Buffet Dinner 16 Oct 2017 £26.00 £0.00 £5.20
Members - Late Booker (Associate, Professional, Fellow) Includes Buffet Dinner Not Started £32.00 £0.00 £6.40
Guests - Includes Buffet Dinner 19 Oct 2017 £32.00 £0.00 £6.40

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PSA Thames Valley - Building your speaking and training business


Our speakers this month will help you

Take your Hats off to stretchy thinking and spend less on Marketing


Afternoon Workshop: - Rebecca Jones

“How to re-ignite your business with an enterprise mindset”

Being a business owner has it's ups and downs. In this session Rebecca Jones will demonstrate how you have the ability to not only start and grow a business but maintain it's success longer term. Through her inspiring stories and practical solutions Rebecca will help you become more successful as a business owner or supporter of business owners.  

The session will cover:

  • What to do when business is not going as smoothly as you would like
  • How to develop an enterprising mindset 
  • When and how to develop a support team for you and your business 

More importantly Rebecca will share with you her experience of using her techniques to build a high growth training company and now a speaking career.

Followed by - Networking Supper Break with dedicated PSA Q&A


(If you have any specific dietary requirements please let us know by


PLEASE NOTE: Special Dietary needs must be received BY Tues 17th Oct 2017 to be guaranteed.

Break for a tasty networking supper, (in the venue) with food and refreshments provided.

This is the perfect opportunity to meet and mingle with other members and guests. The PSA is a very supportive and collaborative association. Thames Valley prides itself on providing a warm and friendly environment so make sure you meet as many people as possible and ask all the questions you want.


Second speaker - Chantal Cornelius

 “Stop wasting money on your marketing”

Every year dozens of new speaking businesses are started up; too many speakers fail to make a success of their businesses. One of the reasons they fail is because they don’t get their marketing right. They throw money at it, hoping it will work. They try a bit of this and a bit of that, because they’ve heard that’s what they need to do, or they think it might work.

Too many speakers waste money on marketing that’s not right for their business and that simply won’t work. Don’t be one of those speakers!

By listening to our speaker you will

  • Develop a desire to stop wasting money on your marketing.
  • See that there’s no point just doing what everyone is doing, and that there are much better ways to find new clients.
  • See how having a structured approach to promoting your business will make your life so much easier.

 No more wasting money on your marketing!

 Plus member showcases

  • Jacqui Hogan - Professional member 18 minute showcase
  • Anne-Marie Lategan - Associate 10 minute showcase
  • John Burns - Associate 10 minute showcase


Speaker Bio’s


Rebecca Jones

Rebecca started her first business at the age of 19 and has since developed businesses within education, tourism and consultancy both in Wales and nationally. Her in-depth knowledge of business and developing successful businesses has led her into her work as an enterprise consultant and mentor for organisations who are looking to develop more enterprising ways in their establishments.

An author, professional business speaker and a regular in the media as well as a lecturer in Mentoring for Enterprise and guest lecturer at various universities in the UK Rebecca is known as The Red Shoe Biz Woman.



Chantal Cornelius

Chantal Cornelius set up her business, Appletree Marketing, in 2000 and since then has helped hundreds of consultants and speakers to grow their businesses. She provides simple, practical and down to earth advice to help small businesses to grow.


She has written two books about marketing and running a business, and runs the Marketing half of the official PSA Sales & Marketing Bootcamp.



Here’s the Event Summary:-

3.30pm – 4.00pm


Arrival, registration, refreshments and networking

4pm – 4.05pm

Presidents Welcome

Open meeting

4.05pm - 5:20pm


Rebecca Jones

5.20pm - 5.50pm

Showcase time

Jacqui Hogan -18 minute showcase

5.50pm – 6.40pm

Supper Break

Networking break with food, refreshments & PSA Q&A

6.40pm – 7.35pm

Showcase time

Anne-Marie Lategan - 10 minute showcase

John Burns - 10 minute showcase

7.35pm - 7.45pm

Comfort break

Closing speaker preparation time

7.45pm - 9.00pm

Closing talk

Chantal Cornelius



President closes meeting


Advance Ticket Purchase Only – we are unable to accept payment at the event



Please note, our venue is excellent and has plenty of onsite parking. The nearest mainline station is Reading which is about 15mins by car.


Taxis and buses are available but if you prefer not to use them your fabulous Thames Valley Committee are here to help, if you need a lift to/from the station please contact and we will try to arrange this for you.  


Steve Catchick – President Thames Valley PSA  








Future meeting dates for your diaries:-


Thursday Oct 19th

Thursday Nov 16th

Thursday Dec 21st


Special Events:

PSA Inspire convention - Oct 6-8th

Do you have questions about PSA Thames Valley October - Building your speaking and training business? Contact Professional Speaking Association

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When & Where

The Green Park Conference Centre
100 Longwater Avenue
RG2 6GP Reading
United Kingdom

Thursday, 19 October 2017 from 15:30 to 21:00 (BST)

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Cancellation Policy: Please be aware that we do not accept cancellation of bookings for PSA meetings, as we make arrangements to support the number of places booked and incur costs that cannot often be recovered. If you have booked a place at a PSA event and are no longer able to attend, please ask around your local PSA community to see if another speaker wishes to attend in your place - we’re happy for you to transfer your booking, and just ask that you let us know by emailing

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