PSA Virtual Region February 2024: The Best!

20 February|09:30 - 11:45|Online - Zoom - See full address

About this event

Are you ready to continue levelling up as a speaker in 2024?

This month we have two outstanding speakers: our own beloved and inspirational PSA Chair Joanne Lockwood with her talk on Upcycling and Recycling – #StandOut with Content Multi-purposing. We’re also delighted to welcome Ruth Fogg with her talk on How to be an Inclusive Speaker and ensure that your message is heard

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Joanne Lockwood – Upcycling and Recycling – #StandOut with Content Multi-purposing

Hear from Joanne about what she will bring to you at PSA Virtual this February:

Join me, Joanne Lockwood, in the workshop “Upcycling and Recycling – #StandOut with Content Multipurposing,” where I’ll guide you through transforming your existing content into diverse, engaging formats for various platforms.

This session, rooted in my experience as a Professional Speaker and Content Generator, offers a practical deep dive into content multi-purposing, combining AI tools and hands-on activities for maximum engagement and impact.

Embrace this journey of creative transformation, turning your current resources into a dynamic repertoire that resonates with your audience and makes you #StandOut.

Three key takeaways from this session will be:

  1. Mastering the art of repurposing content across multiple platforms, ensuring you #StandOut.
  2. Practical strategies and tools for generating fresh, engaging content ideas.
  3. Actionable techniques for tailoring content to different audiences, optimising reach and engagement.

Are you prepared to transform your content strategy and truly #StandOut?


Ruth Fogg –  How to be an Inclusive Speaker and ensure that your message is heard

Do you consider yourself to be an inclusive speaker? Really? How do you know that your message is being heard and understood?

Statistics show that 1 in 6 of us have hearing loss, so what can you do to ensure that your message is being heard?

Ruth is sharing the story of her hearing loss, how it has affected her life, and how she overcame her belief that because she was deaf, she was “daft”.

She will give us tips on becoming more inclusive as speakers, especially when considering hidden disabilities.

Your message is important – make sure it’s heard! Ruth is on a mission to raise deaf awareness so let’s give her our support!

Keynote speakers

Joanne Lockwood
FPSA – Chair of the PSA
Ruth Fogg
Joanne Lockwood - FPSA – Chair of the PSA

Joanne Lockwood, Founder and CEO of SEE Change Happen, is an Inclusion and Belonging specialist, speaker, and Fellow of the PSA. She works with organisations throughout the UK, Europe and beyond, challenging corporate mentality, and providing a service that goes far beyond “just” Diversity & Inclusion. Living by the mantra: “Smile, Engage and Educate,” Joanne believes that people are people, whatever their ethnicity, gender and abilities, deserving to be treated with dignity and respect to work well and thrive.

Ruth Fogg

Ruth Fogg specialises in providing practical skills and solutions to understand and manage stress in both personal and professional situations.

She has been  a “stresspert” since 2002 and her qualifications include a Diploma and MSc in Counselling Psychology, Teaching, Hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Technique and Stress Management. She wears hearing aids in both ears but is an excellent lipreader! She says that the only thing that frustrates and stresses her out is when she cannot hear what is going on due to a lack of awareness of the people and circumstances around her which could be easily addressed.

Her background is in Education, in teaching, youth work, as an FE and HE lecturer at Brunel University and Ofsted Inspector!  She is currently a school governor in her local community.

She is an Honorary Fellow of Brunel University, a Fellow of The International Stress Management Association, a member of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and The Complementary and National Healthcare Council as well as a professional member of the PSA with Thames Valley being her “home” region

Event agenda

Door open for informal chat at 9:20
Official start, networking and more
Joanne Lockwood
Ruth Fogg
Official finish
Unofficial after party!

The venue

Online – Zoom

Online Zoom

Get in touch with the organiser

Olga Geidane

PSA Virtual Region President

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PSA Virtual Region February 2024: The Best!

Event details

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Ticket types

Members Earlybird
 - £20
  + VAT
Members Standard
 - £25
  + VAT
Non Members
 - £40
  + VAT