PSA Birmingham July 2024: Add funny to your speaking!

01 July|18:00 - 21:00|The Arden Hotel - Solihull - See full address

About this event

Welcome to July’s event at PSA Birmingham!

As speakers we get the chance to craft the most amazing words.

Words that change people’s lives.

Sometimes though, we struggle to get those little bits of humour in that connect us more with the crowd.

Worry not! Tonight Jeremy Nicholas is our keynote speaker and he believes that it’s nonsense that some people believe they are either funny or they are not. He believes humour is a learnable skill…

His keynote talk is called ‘’Seven ways to get serious laughs in serious talks” and we can’t wait to be part of it.

We’ll also be having our usual fun activities and a showcase from the amazing Brum local Dr Simon Preston.

Keynote speakers

Jeremy Nicholas
Jeremy Nicholas

Jeremy is a former award-winning news broadcaster for BBC TV and Radio. He’s the director of London based Talking Toolbox Ltd, which teaches communication in business. He works with clients on how to pitch for business, craft their core message and nail the delivery.

He speaks at events across the world, for the likes of IBM, Samsung and Boots. His background as a broadcaster is a perfect fit for awards shows. He’s hosted the UK Business Awards, Newspaper of the Year Awards and even The Good Funeral Awards.

He presented the flagship news show The World Today on the BBC World Service and won a Sony Award for his BBC London breakfast show as well as a New York Academy Award for his live commentary at the Hillsborough Disaster. On television he reported for BBC TV News on cheesy ‘and finally’ stories like the face of Elvis appearing on a piece of Stilton. He devised and wrote the TV sports quiz Sick as a Parrot which he presented on Channel 5 and BBC Radio 5 Live. Jem’s taught creative storytelling at the BBC College of Journalism.

In 2015 he was awarded the highest award in his field, the PSAE – Professional Speaking Award of Excellence, becoming the 15th person in history to receive it.

Event agenda

Arrival, networking and food
RP Dave James welcomes you to the event
Showcase with Dr Simon Preston
To Be Announced!
A break to refill mugs
Keynote speaker - Jeremy Nicholas
Carriages and event ends

The venue

Get in touch with the organiser

Dave James

Regional President - PSA Birmingham

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PSA Birmingham July 2024: Add funny to your speaking!

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 - £35
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