PSA East Midlands July 2023: Speak, Influence, Inspire – Exploring the World of Professional Speaking

05 July|17:50 - 21:00|The Jubilee Hotel - Nottingham - See full address

About this event

Join us for our mid-year event where we’ll be hosting our Regional heats of our annual Speaker Factor competition and giving you a deep-dive insight into what you can gain as a professional speaker.


The brilliant Andy Lopata, Julie Holmes and Simon Hazeldine will be joining us as judges for our Speaker Factor competition and will also be speaking on a panel to answer your questions about professional speaking.


We’re going to look at the different types of professional speaking from virtual to face-to-face, Keynote speaking to delivering workshops and training, podcasting, TEDxing and more.


We’re also going to look at the different business models you can explore as a professional speaker.


All our panelists have built impressive businesses where speaking plays a key part, we will dive into their specific experience and explore questions relating to:

  • Productising your keynotes to increase your fees and generate recurring revenue
  • How to generate £15k a year from being a professional podcast host
  • 14 different ways to generate revenue from speaking
  • Selling programmes instead of individual keynotes
  • Generating a consistent six-figure turnover business
  • Recurring, regular bookings in different formats from corporate clients and large multi-national

*Please note that there will be no meeting in August so this is our last meeting before September 6th 2023*


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Keynote speakers

Julie Holmes
Simon Hazeldine
Andy Lopata
Julie Holmes

Julie Holmes is a serial inventor and international keynote speaker (Fellow-PSAUKI) who has created and launched awesome apps (like the speaker-focused CRM, SpeakerFlow CRM), tiny tech (heard of Hey Mic!?), and delightful digital products with clever customers in over 50 countries. In her pre-speaker life, Julie spent 20 years designing and launching enterprise software products to companies big and small.
When she isn’t building out cool new products, she travels the world (and the internet) helping entrepreneurs and companies to innovate and “tech” their businesses to the next level.

Simon Hazeldine

Simon Hazeldine works internationally as a keynote and conference speaker, sales transformation consultant and as a sales and negotiation trainer.
He has spoken in over thirty countries and his client list includes some of the world’s largest and most successful companies.
Simon has a master’s degree in psychology, is the bestselling author of eight books that have been endorsed by a host of business leaders including multi-billionaire business legend Michael Dell and is co-founder of the UK’s leading sales podcast “The Sales Chat Show”.

Andy Lopata

A specialist in professional relationships and networking for over 20 years, Andy Lopata was called ‘one of Europe’s leading business networking strategists’ by the Financial Times and ‘a true master of networking’ by the Independent and [](
A very experienced international speaker and podcast host, Andy is the author of five books, has been quoted in a number of other business books and regularly quoted in the international press.
Andy is former President of the Fellows Community and a two-time Board Member of the Professional Speaking Association UK & Ireland (PSA) and a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute as well as a Master of the Institute for Sales Management. He is also one of just 28 recipients of the PSA’s top honour, the ‘Award of Excellence’.

Event agenda

A chance to network over a bite to eat
Speaker Factor Heats
Panel Discussion: How do the different types of professional speaking compare
Another opportunity to network or take a quick break
Panel Discussion: Free versus paid - how to think differently about the business models of a professional speaker
Speaker Masterminding: Now you’ve learned from the experts, how to implement it in your business
Event Close

The venue

Get in touch with the organiser

Charlie Whyman

Regional President - East Midlands

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PSA East Midlands July 2023: Speak, Influence, Inspire – Exploring the World of Professional Speaking

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Members Early Bird
 - £30
Members Late Booker
 - £35
Non Members
 - £50