PSA Virtual Region September 2023: IGNITE – Unleashing the genius within you

19 September|09:30 - 11:45|Online - Zoom - See full address

About this event

We are delighted to announce our first ever PSA Virtual Region event on 19 September 2023!

First time visitors to the PSA can buy a half price ticket – just £20 +VAT – for the September event.

If you’ve been to a PSA event before as a non-member, you can also buy a half price ticket, for the September event.

To get your discount, email [email protected], the Regional President.


The opening ceremony of the new virtual region on the 19th of September will be an electrifying event that will mark the beginning of an exciting era for the PSA!

The atmosphere will be filled with anticipation, excitement and curiosity as attendees will log in from all corners of the UK and Ireland, this way uniting all our members within one region and most likely, from around the world, too!

You will hear a few powerful words from:

  • Joanne Lockwood, chair of the PSAUKI,
  • Nathan Littleton, – our National President of the PSAUKI
  • Alastair Greener, Director of all, now 13 Regions within PSAUKI


To make the PSA Virtual Region launch event even more remarkable, two exceptional speakers will take the virtual stage:

  • Janice B Gordon will speak on How to be more bookable?
  • And Roger Fairhead will speak on Your Working Genius: How to show up to work happier, play well with others and be more effective!

 Their captivating presence and thought-provoking talks will certainly leave the audience spellbound. With their powerful talks and expert insights, they will paint a vivid picture of the endless possibilities for our attendees in both virtual and in-person worlds of professional speaking!


The combination of the grand opening and the inspiring speakers will surely create an unforgettable experience that will set the tone for the future of the virtual region!


Janice B Gordon on How to be more bookable?

As a speaker, how often do you get booked? And how often are you getting rebooked again and again?

As a speaker, the frequency of getting booked can vary depending on various factors such as the demand for your expertise, the industry you specialise in, and your reputation as a speaker. Some speakers may find themselves in high demand and receive bookings regularly, while others may have a more moderate schedule.

Those speakers that understand that the speaker’s business is a selling business will certainly get more bookings. Why?

Because speakers often sell “the what” when they should be selling the “why”. Understanding the sales relationship, as a trusted and valued resource, starts with the initial connections and conversation to lead the conversation both on and off stage.

Join us and discover how YOU can get more bookable!

From this session with Janice you will discover:

  • Your sales process as a speaker
  • Reasons why to book you, not other presenters
  • How to lead the sales conversation with your potential client
  • Your irresistible offer


Roger Fairhead on Your Working Genius: How to show up to work happier, play well with others and be more effective!

What if we could alleviate the frustration and guilt that so often undermines our wellbeing at work?

Let’s face it, we all have shortcomings we feel guilty about – aspects of our jobs we struggle with. And we tend to judge others in the same way.

What if we recognised there will always be aspects to our work that frustrate us – and other aspects we find energising?

In this session, Certified Facilitator Roger Fairhead shows us how these aspects fit into ‘The 6 Types of Working Genius’ – a framework that can transform our work, life and relationships.

 As a result of Roger’s talk you will get better understanding of:

  • The different aspects of any type of work you do
  • The top two aspects that come most naturally to you and the bottom two that don’t
  • How this knowledge will help you turn up to work happier, play well with others and be more effective


Come along to celebrate the grand launch, participate, network within breakout rooms, meet wonderful people and learn from top experts – that all within one event, on the 19th of September!

Keynote speakers

Janice B Gordon
Roger Fairhead
Joanne Lockwood
FPSA – Chair of the PSA
Nathan Littleton
FPSA – Immediate Past President
Alastair Greener
FPSA – Director of Regions
Janice B Gordon

Janice is a Consultant, International Speaker, Educator and Facilitator; author of Business Evolution: Creating Growth in a Rapidly Changing World and co-author of Heels to Deals: How Women are Dominating Business to Business Sales.

Founder of Scale Your Sales Podcast and Framework Janice B Gordon energises audiences and helps sales organisations reimagine revenue growth through customer excellence and sales.

Janice is listed in the Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Customer Experience, and 150 Women B2B Thought Leaders You Should Follow, and LinkedIn Sales 15 Innovating Sales Influencers to Follow.

Roger Fairhead

As a leadership specialist and former CEO, Roger knows first-hand the ups and downs of leading organisations. Many experiences have taught him the difference between managing things and leading people. And in his 30+ years’ experience, he has used numerous tools to help others play to their strengths and build great teams.

Without question, he believes the Working Genius model is among the best. That’s why he invested in its certification, to help his clients build cohesive teams that deliver results. He looks forward to sharing key insights from the model that will support your wellbeing at work.

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.

Nathan Littleton - FPSA – Immediate Past President

Nathan is a marketer, speaker and author with over 20 years experience. He specialises in helping businesses to grow by attracting and winning more customers. Each year he sends more than a million emails on behalf of his clients, and his proven track record has led to him working with leading brands including Microsoft, Virgin Care, and the BBC.

When he’s not speaking, writing, or sending emails, Nathan is a long-suffering Aston Villa fan, stand-up comedy fanatic and proud geek.

As National President for 2022-23, Nathan promotes the PSA around the UK and the world. He leads the team in creating our annual national Spring Conference, Impact! and our 3-day Convention, the Speaking Business Summit.

Nathan’s theme for this year is ‘Just one thing,’ encouraging you to focus on one thing from each speaker you see, that you’ll implement right away to make the biggest difference in your speaking business.

Alastair Greener - FPSA – Director of Regions

Having originally trained in the hospitality industry, Alastair has over 30 years of experience presenting on television and on stage. For the last decade, he’s been a communications expert and now specialises in generational communication. With his company Present Yourself, he also helps individuals and organisations communicate more effectively. He’s a fellow of the PSA and serves on the PSA board as Director of Regions.

Event agenda

Official start of the meeting (you can join us from 9:25 for a gentle start)
Official finish of the meeting

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 September 2023: IGNITE – Unleashing the genius within you

Event details

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Ticket types

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