PSA Thames Valley November 2023: Stand out with Mastermind Mastery

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

About this event

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Join us for an evening of Mastery as the Thames Valley Team show you HOW.

We welcome PSA National President Chantal Cornelius to the stage and Thames Valley PSA Fellow William Buist as they both share their expertise.


Have you ever wanted to learn how to run a successful Mastermind group?

William Buist with his Masterclass titled ‘The Value of Mastering Mastermind groups’ will describe how to run a mastermind group, and then to give members the opportunity to put the theory into practice.

He will look at the roles of the facilitator, the participants, and the topic holder (the person whose opportunity our challenge is being examined). We’ll then look at the structure of the sessions and identifying what is a good, and what is poor question. Finally we’ll identify the best ways to offer advice to the topic holder that can be actioned.

We’ll then run a mastermind session in small groups!


With her talk titled ‘Stand Out – or stand aside!’  Chantal prompts us to consider if we really do stand out as a speaker?

As a speaker, you can’t stand out as being the best in your field unless you’re completely clear on what makes you stand out.

We work in a very competitive industry – one in which others are competing for the same speaking gigs as us. What makes you different to the others in your area?

What makes you REALLY different? Traditional USPs (Unique Selling Points) do not work for speakers.

This session will introduce you to a much better and more effective way of showing your clients and prospects what makes you truly different, helping you to book the speaking engagements you really want.

  • You will understand the importance of building strong relationships with your clients.
  • You will learn why it’s not about you, but about your audience.
  • You will gain a unique insight into building emotional connections with your clients, which allow you to build the strong relationships you need.


If you want to stand out in your business, join us at this event!

Keynote speakers

Chantal Cornelius
FPSA – National President 2023-2024
William Buist
Chantal Cornelius - FPSA – National President 2023-2024

Chantal Cornelius established Appletree Marketing in 2000 and has helped hundreds of coaches, consultants and speakers to grow their businesses.

She provides simple, practical, down to earth advice to help businesses grow. She’s written two books on marketing and business survival. She’s working on her third, to show businesses how to stand out in a competitive industry, using emotional connections in their marketing, to build relationships with their clients.

Chantal is a Fellow of the PSA. She was the Marketing Director for the PSA for four years and is now our National President. She lives in the UK, working and speaking around the world.

William Buist

William is a mentor to business leaders and the author of the book, Intentional Mastery. He specialises in guiding his clients along the journey to mastery so that they can deliver consistently excellent value to their clients. William is a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association (PSA UK) who speaks on building better business and intentional mastery.
William is committed to lifelong learning; he’s a keen photographer and skier and enjoys walking.

Event agenda

Informal networking
Meeting starts with Masterclass from William Buist
Thames Valley Top Tips
Networking supper break
Chantal Cornelius, Stand Out – or stand aside

The venue

Get in touch with the organiser

Lara Lauder

Regional President - Thames Valley

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PSA Thames Valley November 2023: Stand out with Mastermind Mastery

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 - £35
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 - £40
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Non Members
 - £55
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