Associate Member – Welcome
Welcome to Professional Speakers Australia
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PSA is the peak industry body for experts who inform, inspire and influence from the platform. We are a supportive community of peers who share a common interest in becoming better professional speakers and building stronger professional speaking businesses. Your decision to join PSA is a great step towards supporting your aspirations to grow as a professional speaker and enhancing your speaking career.
Our national charter is to build an organisation of stature, one that holds significant professional merit and member benefits. To this end, you will find material on and linked to this page outlines key information about the organisation, and our major initiatives and member benefits. Be sure to save this page to your favourites!
You will also find additional information and valuable resources throughout this website.
PSA’s annual convention is held in March each year. It features leading International and Australian speakers and provides a great opportunity for members to enjoy outstanding professional development, meet the key players in the speaking industry and network with your peers. Convention is a life-changing and career-defining event not to be missed.
PSA is proud of the outstanding people like you who make up our network. Our members are dedicated individuals sincerely concerned with the interests of all who come in contact with the profession. As you develop and grow in your speaking profession, you will increasingly reflect our Core Competencies and honour the professionalism, honesty, ability and integrity of a professional speaker, the sentiment that lives at the heart of our Code of Professional Conduct. I hope that you will continue to grow and do well, to represent us and our profession wherever you may go.
Accreditation is important in our business and I would highly recommend you look at the eligibility requirements to progress to becoming a Professional Member of PSA and plan for future accreditation to the prestigious international designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP). Whether you are close to qualifying or not, attaining your CSP is a worthy goal for any speaker and signals something powerful to the market. For more information on eligibility requirements, check out the details here [ins.ert link]
On behalf of the national board and PSA’s Chapter leadership teams, I look forward to sharing with you the journey that is Professional Speaking and helping you grow your professional speaking business.
PSA 8 Professional Competencies
As the industry Peak Body, PSA holds fast to our 8 Core Competencies, Core Values and
Professional Code of Conduct, providing certainty to any event organiser and meeting planner while helping you to remain focused on a framework that will support your business now and future-proof you for the years ahead.
- Professional Awareness
- Professional Relationships
- Content Development
- Platform Mechanics
- Product Development
- Business Development
- Operating the Business
Features and Benefits of Associate Membership
Professional Speakers Australia is dedicated to supporting professional speakers in the development of their speaking craft and business.
Below is a list of features and benefits that PSA membership offers designed to fulfil this purpose.
Discounted Registration to PSA Events and Programs
National Online Events
PSA delivers monthly, high quality, National Online Events featuring amazing speakers and the opportunity to discuss the content. These are included as a benefit of membership.
State Chapter Meetings
Each of the five PSA Chapter groups (NSW|ACT, QLD|NT, VIC|TAS, WA and SA) run regular events (usually monthly) which are a great opportunity to make local industry connections with fellow speakers and learn from featured expert presenters.
The PSA flagship event of the year, our annual convention is typically held in late March or early April. It features leading International and Australian speakers and provides a great opportunity for members to enjoy outstanding professional development, meet the key players in the speaking industry and network with your peers. Convention is a life-changing and career-defining event not to be missed.
Associate members are entitled to book, pay and attend all international events with the 16 affiliated Global Speakers Federation member associations. This means members can travel to and attend international events at that association’s member rates.
A 90-minute session with an assigned PSA Professional Member or CSP mentor to assist Associate Members on their speaking journey. The mentor coordinator will be in touch to match you with your mentor based on your application form.
Available to Associate Members only
For public speakers who want to be paid professional speakers
A PSA Coaching Program that builds the foundations for your successful speaking business. Actively participate in a 12-month supported program so that you can focus on your speaking business with confidence, allowing you to achieve your speaking goals.
Kerrie Nairn Scholarship
In May 2005 our much loved and respected member Kerrie Nairn passed away. In her honour and with generous Australian Government funding, The Kerrie Nairn Scholarship for Public Speaking was established. The Kerrie Nairn Award is worth more than $15,000 to boost the Scholar’s professional development.
Available to Associate Members only
PSA Knowledge Bank is a member-only online platform for helping speakers realise their unique vision of success. It is PSA’s constantly growing learning and development hub and covers all elements of PSA’s 8 Core Competencies in addition to other courses and resources for running a thriving speaking business.
BOOST! Virtual Group Coaching Program
A PSA Owned 6 month Coaching System that Accelerates Speaking Productivity & Profits which is available on application only.
To check out all the other benefits, log into the member area of the PSA website here.
Rules for Use of Membership Status & PSA Logo in Marketing and Promotion
The National Board has issued these Rules for the guidance of members in their dealings with the market. These Rules are designed to ensure fairness, clarity and simplicity, and to avoid the market being misled in any material way. These Rules apply to all forms of marketing and information supplied to users and potential users of the services of professional speakers.
All members are also reminded that their behaviours are bound in general terms by the PSA’s ethical rules and by Commonwealth and State Legislation, particularly the Trade Practices Act and its prohibition on ‘false and misleading conduct’ and the equivalent Fair-Trading Acts in the various States, which contain similar prohibitions.
Professional Members and Certified Speaking Professionals will be listed on the Professional Speakers Australia website – great incentive to keep growing your speaking business.
Branding – Colours
The PSA digital badge can only be used in the colours it is provided in – i.e. PSA Royal, PSA Navy or White.
- Are only permitted to advertise or promote that they are a member of PSA with use of the officially provided PSA Associate Member digital membership badge.
- Are not permitted to use the PSA Logo in any materials (other than how it appears in the officially sanctioned digital membership badge).
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