PSA East Midlands October 2023: Beyond the Mic – Strategic Planning for Massive Speaking Success

04 October|17:45 - 21:00|The Jubilee Hotel - Nottingham - See full address

About this event

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Do you know where you want to take your speaking career and have a plan that shows you what you need to do to get there?

Have you thought about speaking professionally, how much you want to be paid and what size stages you want to speak in front of?

If you are serious about speaking and want a plan of action around how you can get to where you want to be then you are not going to want to miss our October event!


Our headline speaker is the brilliant David Hyner who doesn’t believe in SMART goals. He is going to deliver a fun, fast paced, challenging and interactive session that will give you the skills and confidence to set a MASSIVE goal for your speaking business this year.

You will be creating your own plan so PLEASE have a pen and paper to hand and be prepared to get stuck in.

Expect to leave this session with:

  • A first draft plan of how to grow your speaking business this year.
  • How to create lasting IMPACT!

And also learn tips and insights around how David built his own speaking business.


After David’s talk we will have plenty of time for Speaker Masterminding so you can discuss your goals and plans with other members of the speaking community and support each other.


In ADDITION to these two interactive sessions we will also have a 15 minute session from Jonathan Stanger, Co Founder of Raise the Bar, who will talk to use about Speaker Agencies and what event organisers look for in a speaker. If working with a Speaker Agency or Bureau something you’ve considered or are considering this will be a very useful session.


Our showcase speaker this month will be delivering their 10 minute talk to the group for feedback.

Delivering a showcase is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring and experienced speakers to practise, try new material and gain feedback from a group of peers. If you’d like to deliver a showcase at the East Midlands region please contact Charlie at [email protected]

Keynote speakers

David Hyner
Jonathan Stranger
David Hyner

DAVID HYNER psae psa flpi fish abnlp alam

  • Passionate about friends, family and the development of people.
  • Interviewed 250+ top achievers over 25 years .
  • Presented live to over 1.2 MILLION people globally in 23 years.
  • Helped tens of thousands of people to achieve their personal and professional goals!
  • FLPI – fellow of the learning & performance institute.
  • PSAE – Professional Speaking Award of Excellence (from the Professional Speaking Association).
  • FPSA – fellow of professional speaking association.
  • Lifetime achievement award – Institute of Sales Management.
  • FISM – fellow of the Institute of Sales Management.
  • Former BBC radio broadcaster.
  • Multiple Amazon subject no1 author.
  • Broken 4 charity fundraising records.
Jonathan Stranger

Jonathan Stranger is the Co-Founder of Raise the Bar Ltd and Advisory Board Member of CALM.

Jonathan is passionate about personal development, continuous learning and helping individuals, leaders and teams to be the best that they can be. His presentations focus on adapting to change, implementing change, mental health, mindset, attitude and reacting positively to setbacks. Within this, Jonathan recounts the influence of several high profile people who have helped shape his career.

Jonathan is also the co-owner of Raise the Bar and works closely with many high profile business people, sports coaches and inspirational speakers developing performance programmes to increase both business and individual success. Raise the Bar is now over 19 years old, has survived the recession, grown year on year and is currently considered one of the UK’s leading Training and Development & Speaker Agencies.

Event agenda

Doors Open
A chance to network over a bite to eat
Showcase Speaker
Showcase Feedback
Guest Speaker: Jonathan Stranger from Raise the Bar Speaker Bureau
Another opportunity to network or take a quick break
Keynote Speaker - David Hyner "smart" Goals DON'T Work !
Speaker Masterminding - Let’s make a plan together: what are your speaking goals and what do you need to do to achieve them
Event Close

The venue

Get in touch with the organiser

Charlie Whyman

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PSA East Midlands October 2023: Beyond the Mic – Strategic Planning for Massive Speaking Success

Ticket types

Members Early Bird
 - £30
  + VAT
Members Standard
 - £35
  + VAT
Non Members
 - £50
  + VAT