Representing the nation’s leading professional speakers
Professional Speakers Australia offers quality programs and events, unparalleled peer-to-peer support and an accreditation pathway to empower professional speakers to hone their craft, amplify their impact and thrive in their business.
As an independent and not-for-profit organisation, PSA develops, promotes and upholds the highest standard of excellence for its members and the industry at large. We are a founding member of the Global Speakers Federation and are one of only two international organisations that grants the Certified Speaking Professional designation.
Our Core Competencies
An introduction to PSA, an understanding of the professional speaking environment, the 5 business models for PSA Membership and the value of professional accreditation.
With your speaker colleagues, with speaker bureaus, agencies and management organisations. An introduction to our national and international affiliations.
How to define your specialist expertise and explore your own unique offering. Designing and developing your programs and presentations.
Stage setting, proxemics, and audio guidance. Presentation room set-up possibilities, equipment essentials and options. Online studio requirements and channels for technical guidance.
Your introduction – and how to ensure it frames your presentation. Processes to ensure your work is relevant and real. Live/Face to Face platform skills and audience management. Online audience management skills. Introducing alternative tools for impact.
How to conduct your target market research, and create products you know are wanted. Authorship, publishing, financial considerations, copyrights and registrations.
Establishing your database and social media following. Designing your marketing strategies and automated systems. Creating promotional material and collateral. Your ‘one-sheet’ and showreel. Developing a celebrity image. Designing your congruent sales strategy. Implementing first class client and customer service for continual repeat business and referrals.
Selecting your business model and organising your support team. Filing and record maintenance for accreditation. Financial management. Office equipment and essential technology. Your booking agreement, your fee structure, your room set-up requirements and other process documentation templates.
Code of Professional Conduct
The Code sets the standards for professionalism and integrity of the Professional Speakers Australia community and the way in which we operate.
Our Values in Action statement sets out our organisation’s behaviour standards for any PSA activities and interactions – regardless of whether you’re a member, guest or supplier.View Code and Other Policies
The PSA Board is the voluntary governing team committed to advancing the impact and effectiveness of the organisation.View Current Board Members
For more than 35 years, Professional Speakers Australia has gathered, up-skilled and represented Australia’s leading professional speakers. What started as two small groups meeting over drinks at the local pub has grown into a nation-wide, thriving and vibrant community.Find out more