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PSA North East November: Bustin’ Myths in Speaking & Preserving Your Voice
13 November 2019 at 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm GMT£18
November at PSA NE sees two more great speakers sharing their expertise to help us ‘speak more and better’. Get booked up and come along to our friendly, supportive group of coaches, trainers, speakers, consultants and business people – all aiming to develop their speaking in order to gain business.
Speaker 1: Bustin’ Myths With Bustin (Steve Bustin)
Steve Bustin is PSA National President for 2019/20 and will be diving into his theme for the year, More Business, Better Business, by exploring (and exploding) some of the myths about running a speaking business so we can start to separate the facts from the fiction.
Steve’s aim for his presidential year is to encourage all members, wherever they are in their career as a speaker, to develop and grow a business that works for them. In this fun and interactive session he’ll be looking at myths and truths around speaking, running a business – and the PSA itself. He’ll be asking questions such as ‘Do you need a keynote to be a speaker?’ ‘Can the PSA help me to get new clients?’, ‘What’s the right business model for a speaking business?’ and ‘What’s the deal with this starfish story I keep hearing about?’. He’ll also go behind the scenes on his own business and explain some of the mistakes he made, the tools and approaches that have worked for him and what he wishes he’d known when he first started out as a speaker.
From Steve’s session you will go away with:
- Tools and tips you can apply to your own business to help you grow and develop.
- An understanding of how to maximise your PSA membership to help boost your business.
- Knowledge of some of the things that have worked – and not worked – for other speakers.
Steve Bustin runs Get Your Voice Heard, working with individuals and organisations who need to get their message heard by the people who matter to them, from the stage, in the media or online.
Steve does this as a communications consultant, speech coach, keynote and seminar speaker and author. He specialises in working with people and businesses in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.
Steve’s the author of two books: The Authority Guide to Presenting and Public Speaking and The Authority Guide to PR for Small Businesses. He’s a former BBC News Journalist and ran a PR agency for 11 years. He was named National Speaker of the Year by the PSA in 2015 and is currently National President of the Association.
Speaker 2: OMG I have no voice: looking after your voice as a speaker (Susan Heaton-Wright)
As speakers we focus on the content; stage craft; bookability; the delivery, often ignoring the vocal input from speaking.
Our voices are our instrument and we have to care for them, to ensure we CAN speak. But what happens when we lose our voices before an important speech or presentation?
This talk is how to look after our voices to avoid vocal strain and vocal loss and also how to ensure our voices and physical presence don’t let us down.
In the talk Susan shares top tips on how to look after your voice:
- Simple techniques of how to maintain your voice when using it regularly
- SOS techniques if you have lost your voice
- What to ask your GP or Pharmacist if you have a sore throat before an important speech
Susan Heaton-Wright is an impact, communications and speaking trainer for emerging leaders and the creator of the Superstar Communicator™ philosophy. She is an international speaker; a podcast host; the MD of award winning music company, Viva Live Music and a former prize winning international opera singer. She delivers seminars, workshops and individual training for many companies including Astra Zeneca, Shell, AXA and Quintiles. She is regularly interviewed on BBC Radio Five Live; BBC2, local radios and international podcasts. Susan has contributed to articles in Forbes, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Thrive Global, The Scotsman and trade publications. Susan is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, The Royal Society of Arts and the Incorporated Society of Musicians. She leads a project of musicians in Greece annually, to deliver music workshops to refugees in Athens as part of the ‘Love without Borders’ charity