PSA Virtual Region July 2024: Taking speaking business to the next level!

16 July|09:30 - 11:30|Online - Zoom - See full address

About this event

Interview with Andy Lopata: 21 Years On… The Ups, Downs and Inside View of Running a Speaking Business

Andy Lopata has been a PSA Member and Fellow for 21 years and is a member of the PSA Hall of Fame, having received The PSA Award of Excellence in 2017.

He has spoken all over the world and his clients include some of the biggest names in business and government. But it has been far from plain sailing.

In this no-holds-barred interview, Olga Geidane will ask Andy to lift the lid on his journey so far and his speaking business, as well as invite questions from the PSA Virtual audience.

This is an opportunity to ask questions about the running of a speaking business. Andy is happy to open up about anything to do with his journey so far including:

  • How he has won globally recognised clients including Google, Paypal, GlaxoSmithKline, the Prime Minister’s Office in Dubai and many more.
  • His advice on publishing, podcasting or product development.
  • Building a financially sustainable speaking business…or not!
  • The power of collaboration.

Presentation by Lee Jackson on Get Good at Life = Get Good at Speaking

No one is perfect and no one is as shiny as their showreel hints they are! In this honest and helpful talk Lee will help you understand the true power of connection with others and the audience. He’ll highlight the real things, not the myths that will help us get good at life and get good at speaking. Expect a sprinkling of honesty, humour and hope in this fun, down-to-earth keynote in challenging times and in a tough industry.

There is lots of focus on goals and financial achievement at speaking events, and rightly so. But in this session Lee highlights some of the forgotten areas of our lives and businesses that can make us more successful.


  1. Our whole life and business is based on the power of connection. You will learn how you can harness this to its full extent.
  2. The real proven ways to stay motivated and resilient in our busy world.
  3. The big myths in the speaking industry that hold us back

Showcase by Marina Ibrahim on Bridging Cultures: Strategies for Thriving in a Global Marketplace.

Keynote speakers

Andy Lopata
Lee Jackson
Andy Lopata

Andy Lopata PSAE is known for his expertise in building professional relationships. He has written six books on networking and professional relationships, with his sixth book, ‘The Financial Times Guide to Mentoring’ published in Spring 2024. He writes a regular blog for Psychology Today and has often been quoted in the media, including The Sunday Times, The Financial Times and Inc. In fact, the FT called Andy ‘one of Europe’s leading business networking strategists’ and both and The Independent called him ‘a true master of networking’. Find him at

Lee Jackson

Lee Jackson is an award-winning Motivational Speaker, Presentation Coach and author of thirteen books. He helps people to Get Good® in challenging times.

He is a Past President of the Professional Speaking Association and is one of the most decorated speakers in the UK & Ireland.

He loves good comedy and basketball. He doesn’t like gardening.

His website is

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 July 2024: Taking speaking business to the next level!

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Members Earlybird
 - £20
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 - £25
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First Time Visitor
 - £20
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Non Members
 - £40
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