Fellows’ Forum: Focus on The Business of Speaking

12 April|10:30 - 15:00|ETC Venues London & Online - See full address

About this event

This time, our focus is on the business of speaking. Here are some of the benefits you’ll get on the day:

  • ‘Show and tell’ with Julie Holmes MA CPAE. She’s just finished redoing all her marketing collateral (speaker kit, one sheet, program descriptions, website, speaker video etc.) and says the package was “a ton of work and a lot of thought went into it”. She’ll explain what to include and why, and how to connect that collateral to pitches and meetings with bureaus. And of course you can ask her whatever questions you want.
  • Interactive session. We’re a quarter of the way through the year, so it’s a good time to check your 2024 progress to date. How is your business doing? Where are you against the goals you set for this year? How has what you’ve learned so far today affected your plans?
  • Facilitated panel discussion about working with CEO groups and speaker bureaus, moderated by Heather Wright. Includes Maria Franzoni, Ian Hawkins, Claire Young and John Cremer. Our guests will share their unique expertise including guidance on approaching and working with CEO groups and bureaus, as well as any themes that are particularly in demand.
  • A keynote by Honorary Fellow, Lois Creamer, author of Book More Business. She’s an ever-popular speaker who’s kindly Zooming in from the USA to share her wisdom with us.

Note that the keynotes and panel discussion will each comprise about 15 minutes of ‘presentation’ followed by half an hour for your questions – so there will be plenty of interaction.

Please scroll down to see the full agenda. Then click ‘Book your place now!’ to get your tickets.

We hope you can join us, and urge you to book at least two weeks beforehand to help us with catering and so you can benefit from the early-bird price.

Note that this will be a hybrid event so you also have the option of attending on Zoom.

Keynote speakers

Julie Holmes
Heather Wright
Maria Franzoni
Ian Hawkins
Claire Young
John Cremer
Lois Creamer
Julie Holmes

Introducing Julie Holmes, Fellow PSAUKI – an award-winning speaker, seasoned entrepreneur, and innovative inventor known for crafting products adored by thousands across more than 60 countries. Her creative flair has led to products like SpeakerFlow CRM and Hey Mic! (a pioneering wireless Bluetooth microphone), as well as dozens of digital products. Together, these have driven hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue, propelling her business and expanding her network exponentially.

With her unique blend of wit, wisdom, and an undying passion for entrepreneurship, Julie is a force to be reckoned with in the business world. And let’s not forget her piano-playing, trick-trained dogs that add a dash of furry charm!

Heather Wright

Heather has made it her mission to learn as much as she can about the psychology of influence and translates this into accessible content, delivered in a way that changes lives.

She’s an inspirational speaker and facilitator delivering speeches and workshops to public services and large multinational companies in the UK and across the globe. Heather has an excellent reputation for her professionalism and pragmatism and she has enough energy to run a small power station!

Maria Franzoni

Former International Speaker Bureau owner and founder of the Speaking Business Academy, a training company teaching speakers how to apply the strategies and systems used by speaker bureaus to grow their businesses.

Ian Hawkins

Was an agent for five years and closed two of the five biggest deals in the company’s history. He left to pursue a career in writing (News Quiz, Now Show, gag writer for corporate gigs) coaching speakers and stand-up. Today, he moderates conferences, speaks on storytelling and change, and creates content for entrepreneurs and jobseekers.

Claire Young

Founder and Director of School Speakers, the UK’s No. 1 speaking agency working with primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities. Also an award-winning Entrepreneur, Writer, Professional Speaker, and Leadership Fellow at Society of Leadership Fellows. You might recognise her as runner-up of series four of ‘The Apprentice’.

John Cremer

Not only an improviser and author of ‘The Art of Reading People’, but also a booker of speakers, facilitators and coaches for the My Sherpa Leadership Development Programmes.

Lois Creamer

Since 1998, Lois has been working with speakers, consultants and subject matter experts who want to fully monetise their message. She’s written “Book More Business: Make Money Speaking” and “The Speaker Author: Sell More Books and Book More Speeches”, and is a great supporter of the PSA UK&I.

Event agenda

Show and tell with Julie Holmes
Business check-in (interactive session)
Working with speaker bureaus and CEO groups, Q&A panel of current & former bookers
Keynote by Lois Creamer: ‘How to boost bookings by tapping into trends and stretching your sales skills'
End (Option of 121s to talk to Jackie Barrie about copywriting, or any of your fellow Fellows)
Pre-dinner Fellows-only drinks at the Slug & Lettuce, County Hall

The venue

Get in touch with the organiser

Jackie Barrie

Joint President of the Fellows’ Community

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Fellows’ Forum: Focus on The Business of Speaking

Ticket types

Fellows Earlybird
 - £75
  + VAT
Fellows Standard
 - £105
  + VAT
Fellows - Zoom Attendee
 - £37.50
  + VAT