PSA Yorkshire March 2024: Crafting Connections with Gen Z – Unveiling Your Ideal Speaking Business Model

23 March|09:00 - 13:00|Hilton DoubleTree - Leeds - See full address

About this event

Please Note: This month’s event will be held at HiltonDoubltree, Granary Wharf, 2 Wharf Approach, Leeds LS1 4BR

Whether you’re an aspiring speaker or a seasoned professional, this gathering is your ticket to a transformative experience. Join us and become part of a community where innovation, collaboration, and the power of speech converge to shape a future that is nothing short of extraordinary.

Arrival & Networking:
Relax and Connect: Begin your experience with a warm welcome, which sets the tone for an event filled with inspiration and connection. Seize this opportunity to network with like-minded individuals who share your enthusiasm for transformative dialogue.

Official Kick-off:
Dive into the heart of the event with an official start, where we extend a heartfelt welcome, share exciting news, and celebrate the achievements of our esteemed members. This is not just a meeting; it’s a celebration of growth, collaboration, and the collective spirit of our dynamic community.

Keynote Powerhouses:
Brace yourself for an intellectual feast as we present two stellar keynote speakers.

Alisa Grafton
with her talk “Building bridges with Generation Z” talks about how to build those bridges with Gen Z. Her talk offers practical solutions to this generational conundrum that will become even more acute as Generation Z are becoming more prevalent in the workplace and imparting key takeaways:

  • Increasing awareness – understanding the reasons why Gen Z are the way they are
  • Learning the strengths and the weaknesses of Gen Z


Anthony Stears with his talk “How to make money as a speaker” will show you 10 different speaker business models that all make money… so you can see what works best for You and your speaking business along with 5 conversation stears so you can get control of your conversations and get people to take action as a result of speaking to you.


Member Showcase Talks:
Witness the brilliance within our community as two outstanding members take the stage to share their unique perspectives and experiences. This is a moment to celebrate the diversity of voices and ideas that make our gathering truly exceptional.

The 6 Degrees of Networking:
Conclude your event experience with a powerful networking session based on the 6 degrees of separation designed to connect you with the right individuals focusing on your specific requests. The “6 Degrees of Networking” has proven to be an invaluable and productive aspect of our meetings, ensuring that you leave with meaningful connections that can catalyze your journey.


Whether you’re looking to learn from keynote powerhouses, showcase your expertise, or forge meaningful connections through our unique networking approach, this gathering promises to be nothing short of extraordinary. Don’t miss your chance to be part of a transformative experience where the power of speech shapes the future.

Keynote speakers

Alisa Grafton
Anthony Stears
Alisa Grafton

Alisa Grafton is a networking expert, professional speaker, workshop facilitator, coach and educator.
She has a special interest in networking across generations and building connections with Gen Z.

She is the author of the Business Book Awards 2023 Finalist titled Great Networking: The Art and Practice of Building Authentic Professional Relationships (released in 2022). Dr Ivan Misner, Founder of BNI and NY Times bestselling author called it “the book on 21st-century thinking behind professional relationships”.

Alisa is a foreign lawyer and a practising English Scrivener Notary based in London, UK. During her career spanning nearly 25 years, she held partnerships at the major London firms in their practice niche. She is currently running her speaking business alongside her legal consultancy work.

From September 2023, Alisa is the lead of the Notarial Practice Course Year 2 at UCL, and is responsible for the education of the new generation of notaries in England and Wales.

As a practitioner, she credits much of her professional success to the development of her networking skills earlier on in her career.

Anthony Stears

A published author and international speaker, that often uses training to accelerate the learning process. He has fast become the go-to person when it comes to telephone engagement, and helping companies to improve both sales and service through conversation.

Anthony Stears is better known as “The Telephone Assassin” and he’s on a mission to get businesses talking again and stopping people from hiding behind their emails and social media. As a conversational strategist he helps clients to get in front of more of their ideal customers and getting more business from their existing clients.

Anthony has been speaking for over a decade now and is an active member of the PSA, Professional Speaking Association. He’s spoken all over the world in front of audiences of up to 4,000 people… some events with up to 11 different interpreters at the back of the room.

As the Past President of PSA London from 2019-21 (yes… through Covid) Anthony is passionate about helping speakers raise their game, and their fees.

Event agenda

Coffee & Chat Networking
Keynote - Alisa Grafton
Six Degrees Networking
Keynote - Anthony Stears

The venue

DoubleTree by Hilton: Granary Wharf, 2 Wharf Approach, Leeds, LS1 4BR, United Kingdom

DoubleTree by Hilton
Granary Wharf
2 Wharf Approach
United Kingdom

Get in touch with the organiser

Jason Archdale

Regional President - PSA Yorkshire

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PSA Yorkshire March 2024: Crafting Connections with Gen Z – Unveiling Your Ideal Speaking Business Model

Event details

DoubleTree by Hilton
Granary Wharf
2 Wharf Approach
United Kingdom

Ticket types

Members Early Bird
 - £35
  + VAT
Members Standard
 - £40
  + VAT
First Time Visitors
 - £27.50
  + VAT
Non Members
 - £55
  + VAT