PSA Scotland October 2023: Be yourself, Not them. Be here, Not when.

24 October|18:15 - 21:15|Apex Waterloo - Edinburgh - See full address

About this event

First time visitors to the PSA can buy a half price ticket – just £25 +VAT – for this event!

To get your special discount code, please email [email protected]


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

With the nights ‘drawing in’, all too quickly, it’s time for our first warming autumn event at PSA Scotland. October sees us welcome James Perryman with his keynote talk – ‘Be yourself. Not them. Be here. Not when.’ In his talk, James will ask us to consider the what and when of our ‘destination’ and highlight some different perspectives regarding high performance and our happiness.

Showcase: We also have a ‘Showcase’ (where a member gets to try out new material, rehearse, showreel or simply ask for peer advice/support on some aspect of their speaking business).

Tea/coffee and a buffet supper will be provided.

So, don’t miss out on this chance to develop your skills, meet like-minded individuals, and take the next step in your speaking journey. Register now for PSA Scotland’s October 2023 event and unlock your full potential as a speaker. It will be held at APEX Waterloo Place Hotel, on Tuesday 24th Oct 2023.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Keynote: Be yourself. Not them. Be here. Not when. – with James Perryman

In the pursuit of happiness and success, it can become normal to pin all of your hopes and dreams to a destination.
A destination where your goals are met, life is balanced and where you have reached “happy”.
A moment where your version of ‘high performance’ is a reality.
Or is it someone else’s destination that you’re trying to reach?
What if your happiness and success could be related to your ‘here and now’, where the destination happens as a result of who you are, what you are and everything you know and can offer?
Are you ready for your moment?

In his enlightening and raw talk “Be yourself. Not them. Be here. Not when”, James will show you how:

  • Achieving your future goals comes from believing in yourself and the actions you take today.
  • Everything you’ve learnt, experienced and done in the past, is what makes the present you.
  • ‘High performance’ should be a way of living in the present, more than a measure of the future.

Keynote speakers

James Perryman
James Perryman

James Perryman is a speaker, trainer and coach, working with individuals and businesses to help them discover their potential, and increase their performance. These businesses include O2, and Aston Martin F1.

Prior to this, he enjoyed a 20-year career consulting and delivering change across the span of business areas, engaging with leaders and influencing a culture of growth and development.

In addition to speaking at events, James provides one-to-one coaching to increase people’s resilience, productivity and self-esteem, and runs training courses to a wide variety of clients focussing on communication, management, leadership, high performance and customer excellence.

James brings together his knowledge, skills and own experiences, professionally and personally, to show how self-awareness, self-belief and courage can bring enjoyment and success today, rather than waiting for it to happen tomorrow.

Event agenda

Someone will be around so feel-free to arrive early
Light buffet - Meet and Mingle Networking Section
Share Your Good News
Membership Insight, News and Needs
Member showcase
Tea/coffee break
Keynote: Be yourself. Not them. Be here. Not when. – with James Perryman
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 October 2023: Be yourself, Not them. Be here, Not when.

Ticket types

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