PSA Scotland August Event – Become a Professional Speaker Ready for Anything

PSA Scotland August Event – Become a Professional Speaker Ready for Anything
Become a Professional Speaker Ready for Anything At our PSA Scotland August event, we are excited to have not one but two visiting speakers to help you to speak more and speak better. Jeremy Nicholas, PSA London past president and Fellow of the PSA, will talk about ‘How to Become a Professional Speaker’. In this session, he’ll share everything he’s learned as a professional speaker dating back to his first corporate gig.  This will take about ten minutes, but he’ll pad it out with stuff other people suggested! What you can expect to learn: How to get people to refer you Things to ask an organiser How to set out a room What to carry in your speaker bag Must have apps to make your speaker life easy How to make your slides better Which microphone to use How long a showreel should be Speaker bureaus- are they important? How to get gigs What to have on your website How to learn your talk Opening with style How to warm up your voice Closing with impact and lots and lots of things to make you a better professional speaker! PLUS John Cremer, speaker, trainer and improviser and founder of the Maydays, will deliver a totally improvised interactive session determined by who is in the room and what you want to experience. John will draw on exercises from his toy box of improvisation techniques in order to tease out the creative magic of attendees. What you can expect: Witness an unusual style of presenting Learn simple yet effective tools for embracing the unknown Increased confidence in one’s own ability to respond to the unexpected A great laugh About the speakers Jeremy Nicholas is the past-President of PSA London, a Fellow of the PSA and was the 15th person ever to be awarded the prestigious Professional Speaking Award of Excellence. After a BBC career on TV and radio he now speaks all over the world as an expert on communicating with impact. He’s on a mission to rid the world of boring speeches. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it. As Jeremy’s whole philosophy is about being entertaining and engaging when speaking in public, it’s fair to say this session will be fun. John Cremer is a speaker, trainer and improviser. He is the founder of the Maydays, one of the UK’s leading improvisation training and performing companies. The Maydays will be performing their signature show “Happily Never After”** a one hour improvised gothic musical at the Edinburgh Festival. John works with CEO groups such as ACE and Vistage and a variety of organisations from social enterprises to blue chip corporates and audiences ranging in size from 6 to 8,000. He is the author of “Improv” and “The Art of Reading People” When John is off stage he is usually fly fishing SupperThere will be a short break for a light sandwich/salad supper. Please advise us of any dietary requirements if you have not done so previously, by email to look forward to welcoming you!Mel SherwoodPSA Scotland Regional President **Some PSA Members and guests will be attending “Happily Never After” prior to the event as well as heading to the festival to enjoy the festivities afterwards – everyone is welcome to join us!The Professional Speaking Association of the UK and Ireland (PSA) aims to help members Speak More, Speak Better. This is a Speak More event. For information about the PSA, including the benefits and how you can join, please visit Also on that page you can sign up to receive email updates for the Scotland region of the PSA.PSA Scotland is a branch of the Professional Speaking Association, for professionals who want to make a living being paid to speak or to raise the profile of their business through speaking. Why not come along to our open events where you'll receive a warm welcome and answers to all your questions, or feel free to email us at

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