PSA Scotland February 2023: Beat Burnout and Boost Productivity

21 February|18:15 - 21:15|PSA Scotland - Edinburgh - See full address

About this event

Where: APEX Waterloo Place Hotel, Edinburgh EH1 3BG
For anyone travelling by train, Waverley Station is approx. a 5min walk from the venue.

Are you feeling overwhelmed?

The past few years have been difficult for many of us. For many speakers, individuals and teams, we’ve ended up feeling like it’s all too much.

The problem? Overwhelmed people don’t make great choices. If you’ve been feeling this way at any point recently, now is the time to make a change.

Overwhelm can be incredibly detrimental to our professional speaker businesses – it can completely sap our focus, compromise our decision-making, and take away all motivation to do the work that needs to be done for success.

In PSA Scotland’s February 2023 event, the PSA UK and Ireland’s winning speaker from 2022 will help you get a grip on how to manage overwhelm.

In addition, our second guest speaker will highlight the benefits of ‘showcasing’ your speaking skills and material.

By attending this event, you’ll walk away with tangible tools and tips, as well as strategies on how to tackle any setbacks that come your way together with an experienced perspective on ‘showcasing’.

You’ll also have the chance to network with fellow speakers and learn more about what they’re doing to stay motivated and productive.

Tea/coffee and a light buffet supper will be provided.

*Keynote session: Overcoming Overwhelm with Hilary Briggs*

As a leader, it’s essential to know how to monitor yourself, discover how to regain control, and minimise overwhelm in the long run. With these skills, you’ll be able to tackle any overwhelm head-on and come away with a better understanding of how to handle it.

In this keynote session, Hillary Briggs, PSA Speaker Factor Winner 2022, will explore the main causes of overwhelm and outline actions you can take both as an individual and as part of your organisation to achieve a sense of calm in times of chaos.

You will learn…
• How to identify and manage signs of dangerous levels of overwhelm.
• 3 practical strategies you can use to tackle any overwhelm coming your way.
• 3 key areas to address to minimise levels of overwhelm

*Keynote: ‘It’s Showcase Time!’ with Peter Edge*

Whether you are a new or established speaker, this session highlights the benefits of ‘showcasing’ at PSA events (and beyond), describing the personal, professional and business benefits of presenting a ‘showcase’ talk at any of the PSA regional events.

You will learn…
• How to make the most effective use of the showcase concept.
• How to develop, grow and test your material.
• How ‘showcasing’ can impact positively on imposter syndrome.

Showcase: Mykola Latansky will present a 20min showcase titled ‘The Genius Inside You’.

So don’t miss out! Register for PSA Scotland’s February event today.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Keynote speakers

Hilary Briggs
Peter Edge
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.

Peter Edge

Forty years ago, Peter turned his back on a career in Dentistry in favour of Policing – completing 30 years of service with Merseyside Police across a range of ranks and roles.
He’s been speaking professionally for over forty years, both after dinner and as a keynote speaker. When not entertaining audiences with tales from the lighter side of policing the inner city, he speaks about leadership, resilience and ‘Lost Knowledge’ how organisations are letting their most valuable resource slip through their fingers, and what they can do about it! For the last four years he’s been a stand-up comedian, performing all over the country, including the Edinburgh Fringe!

Event agenda

Someone will be around so feel-free to arrive early
Meet and Mingle Networking Section
Share Your Good News
Membership Insight
Keynote session: ‘It’s Showcase Time!’ with Peter Edge
Member showcase
Break and Eat!
Keynote session: ‘Overcoming Overwhelm’ with Hilary Briggs
Wrap Up
Session Ends and we can chat in the bar

The venue

Apex Waterloo Place – Edinburgh

APEX Waterloo Place Hotel

Get in touch with the organiser

Jim Boyd

Regional President - Scotland

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PSA Scotland February 2023: Beat Burnout and Boost Productivity

Ticket types

 - Starting from £25
  + VAT
Non Members
 - £30
  + VAT