PSA North East 12th April 2023: Looking after our mental and financial well-beings

12 April|18:00 - 21:00|County Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne - See full address

About this event

At PSA North East our focus is on helping you to be better at speaking and presenting in front of others regardless of your speaking experience or aspirations.

At PSA North East you get a warm welcome, a packed 3-hour session, good craic, a learning opportunity and of course… great speakers!


Keynote speaker: Julie Holmes
Pivot to Products: How to Add Products to Your Professional Speaking Portfolio

In the blink of an eye everything changed. Your plans. Your forecasts. All out the window.
Cancellations, postponements and a dose of high-octane panic leave you feeling overwhelmed, confused and uncertain about what’s next. Events might be coming back but many of us aren’t willing to put ALL our eggs in that speaking basket again.

Being a speaker was great … maybe it still is … but if we’ve learned one thing during Covid (aside from the popularity of toilet paper), it’s that we have to re-think our business models and find new ways to stabilize and diversify. After all, you’re an entrepreneur and speaking is just ONE of your products.

As an inventor and entrepreneur (as well as a speaker), I’ve spent over 20 years creating and launching products for companies big and small. In this talk, I’m excited to share with you my favourite, tried and true strategies to:

  •  Turn revenue streams into revenue fountains
  •  Spot irresistible product ideas
  •  Productize ANYTHING (even your keynote!)
  •  Get excited about your business again!

Business as usual is over. It’s time to get creative. Time to rethink, reframe, retool, and renew. We are going to have a lot of fun!


Keynote speaker: Hilary Briggs
Overcoming overwhelm

As a manager and leader in the current context, some level of overwhelm is inevitable. Therefore knowing how to monitor yourself, discovering how to regain control, and minimise overwhelm longer term are essential skills.

This talk will explore the main causes of overwhelm and actions to take from the perspectives of both you and your organisation – to give some concrete steps for you and your team to overcome overwhelm.


  • Signs to alert you to dangerous levels of overwhelm
  • Three practical actions for you to tackle any overwhelm coming your way
  • Three areas to address in your organisation to minimise levels of overwhelm for your staff


Simon Raybould will also share his Showcase Beyond Storytelling AKA Is storytelling screwing up your presentations


We look forward to welcoming you to PSA North East this April!

Keynote speakers

Julie Holmes
Hilary Briggs
Julie Holmes

You probably know Julie as a fellow Fellow. She specialises in AI, tech and innovation, and is an inventor & tech founder who helps leaders and sales professionals become AI-empowered to save time, sell more, and serve better.

Hilary Briggs

Once described as “Britain’s most exciting woman executive under 40” by Business Age Magazine, Hilary trained as an engineer at the University of Cambridge before her corporate career with Rover Group, Whirlpool Europe and Laird Group plc.

For the last 20 years she’s supported smaller businesses to improve productivity, performance and profits.

In the last seven years, she’s got into triathlons, transforming herself from low-grade amateur to member of the Team GB Age Group team, 2023 European Champion and World Championships silver medallist, overcoming a major Achilles injury on the way!

Hilary is an International Speaker, the winner of the 2022 PSA Speaker Factor contest and a TEDx speaker.

Event agenda

Room opens; networking opportunity
Regional President’s welcome
Julie Holmes
Showcase – Simon Raybould
Break and networking opportunity
PSA updates
Hilary Briggs
Round Up and Key Takeaways
Meeting ends - see you in the bar for a chat!

The venue

County Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne

County Hotel
Neville Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

Get in touch with the organiser

Benjamin  Drury

Regional President - North East | The Culture Guy

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PSA North East 12th April 2023: Looking after our mental and financial well-beings

Event details

County Hotel
Neville Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

Ticket types

Members Ticket
 - £15
  + VAT
Non Members Ticket
 - £20
  + VAT