This year’s mid-term Convention of the Professional Speakers Association of South Africa (PSASA) will be held on the 20th and 21st of October 2017, at the Hacklebrook Conference Centre in Craighall, Johannesburg. The theme of the 2017 mid-term convention is “Creating A Speaker’s Toolbox”. Attendees will learn everything from:

  • setting up a winning business model,
  • using technology,
  • boosting their speaking businesses,
  • publishing a business book, and
  • managing the search engine optimisation of their websites.


The agenda for the convention is as follows:


Friday 20 October: 12H00 to 19H15

  • 12h00 – 12H15


  • 12H15 – Networking Lunch
  • 13h30 – Dawn Klatzko: Session 1

Art of The Suit Workshop – Rethinking Your Business Model

  • 14h50 – Tea Break
  • 15h15 – Dawn Klatzko: Session 2

Art of The Suit Workshop

  • 16h30 – 16h40

Wrap Up

  • 16H40 – Tea
  • 17h00 – 19h15

Networking Dinner: Drum-Power entertainment with Colin Heaney

Saturday 21 October: 07H30 to 16H30

  • 07h30 – Registration
  • 07h45 – Networking Breakfast
  • 09h00 – Cindy Alter: Drive to Thrive
  • 09h45 – Ross Saunders: Technology and Your Business Today
  • 10h40 – Tea
  • 11h00 – Charlotte Kemp: Marketing Your Business Services on LinkedIn
  • 11h50 – Leon Lategan: Lead Generation & Building Business Databases
  • 12h35 – Lunch
  • 13h30 – Dean Murinik: Levelling the Playing Field
  • 14H15 – Jacques De Villiers & Jacques Vellerman: Writing and Publishing Business


  • 15H05 -Tea
  • 15h25 – Francois Muscat: Designing & Managing Your Website and SEO
  • 16h15 – 16h30

Convention Wrap-Up and Closure.

Book early to ensure your Early Bird Convention fee of only R1 500 for both days. After the 16th of September, the price will be R 1950.

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