PSA Thames Valley March 2023: Secrets of winning repeat business for a Professional Speaker

16 March|15:30 - 20:30|Green Park Conference Centre - Reading - See full address

About this event

Are you wanting to speak more, speak better and feel confident you are maximising every opportunity to grow your speaking business?

At Thames Valley in March we are joined by 2 Fellows of The PSA who will share their secrets to help you network more effectively and win repeat business.


The first of our Fellows is Will Kintish with his keynote entitled “Are you a nosey Parker?”

The number one core skill of effective networking is to ask insightful and thought-provoking questions. Many people don’t do this and Will’s talk will cover the type of questions we should consider when attending events including:

  • Ice breaker questions
  • Business questions
  • Small talk questions
  • Follow up questions
  • Questions not to ask

Key Takeaways:

  • How to start a conversation
  • How to end a conversation
  • How to elicit potential speaking/ training opportunities
  • How to follow up in a professional and effective manner


In addition to member showcases and our Ask The Experts, our 2nd keynote is from PSA Fellow Derek Williams with “Leave Your Ego at Home!” Secrets of winning repeat business for a Professional Speaker.

Over the last 30 years, Derek has built two successful businesses using his skill as a speaker. The majority of his speaking work has come from repeat bookings and personal recommendations. Based on his own unique experience of what customers love and what event organisers say that they want from their speakers, you will get a stack of practical tips and ideas to help you do more speaking with less effort.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to win more repeat business based on:-
  • The little things that customers notice. How you can do the good stuff consistently.
  • How to let your customers know that you love them.
  • How to leave your customers with a positive impression.


This will be an evening not to be missed if you are serious about moving your speaking career forward!

We look forward to welcoming you to Thames Valley in March. For all enquiries please contact Lara Lauder, Thames Valley PSA Regional President.

Email: [email protected]

Keynote speakers

Will Kintish
Derek Williams
Will Kintish

Will Kintish practised as a Chartered Accountant for 30+ years until the year 2000.

For the last 22 years Will Kintish has shown thousands in the business, professional academic and technical communities how to become more effective and confident networkers when attending physical events. Since Covid arrived, he now shares his deep knowledge of networking by explaining how you can become just as proficient at networking online as you can face-to-face.

He is a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association the highest accolade available in the speaking profession and is the published author of the best-selling book “Business Networking -The Survival Guide”

Derek Williams

Derek Williams is Founder of The WOW! Awards and receives over 50,000 customer nominations for exceptional service every year. Catching people doing things right is, “The rocket fuel of employee engagement and delivering great customer service! It’s adding millions of pounds to the bottom line for companies around the world.”
He has been a Fellow of the PSA for 9 years. As well as building two successful businesses using his skills as a speaker, he is Chair of a leisure group with 2,500 employees.

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