VIC|SA|TAS State Meeting - A Look Behind the Curtain

  • 15 Feb 2016
  • 5:30 PM
  • Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond 3121


  • Book before Wednesday 10 February 2016
  • Book before Wednesday 10 February 2016

Registration is closed

Join us as we Look Behind the Curtain with the:

Wizards of OZ

Watching a speaker strut their stuff on stage can be a captivating feeling. And, whilst we might want to be like them on stage, the key to their success lies in what they do off the stage.

It’s not just the practice of their stagecraft, it’s also the business they have built to score the chance to perform in the first place.

In our first PSA state event for 2016, we’re going to pull back the curtain on some of the most successful speaking businesses in the country to see what makes them tick, how they've built their businesses and what are the keys to their individual business success.

We’ve carefully selected a panel of presenters who have built a speaking business in a particularly different ways. And, this is your chance to ask our guest speakers your burning questions to discover which ways will work best for you and your speaking business.

Panel Presenters include:

Michael Grose, CSP

Michael is the best selling author of 9 parenting books and numerous products selling from his website. Discover how Michael has transitioned to earning more from his suite of online products. 


Helen Macdonald, CSP

Helen is a Director of The Learning Difference who provides consulting and training services to boost staff performance. Learn how Helen uses speaking to enhance her consulting projects from the inside.


Russell Pearson, PSA State President 

Russell is the CEO of Crimson Fox who provide brand design and marketing services to businesses. Using speaking as an introduction to his business, Russell creates a pipeline from consultation to corporate service provider. 


Natasa Denman, Professional Member

Natasa is the creator of the Ultimate 48 Hour Author program which has helped more than 50 authors turn their dream into a publishing reality. Nests will show you how a strong social media presence has converted into very successful public events and workshops.

Member Pre-Session:

A sizzling presentation? A must-have product? Or, an essential service?

How do you create things your customers want?
And, deliver this consistently over time?

This is the key to becoming a CSP and running a successful speaking business.

In this session, our presenters will set up the context for the rest of the evening by providing a powerful map of how to do this in a practical, hands-on experience.

Pre-session Presenters:

Streicher Louw is the Product Development and Innovation Manager at NBN (National Broadband Network).

Robert Sorensen is a Customer Experience Designer at NBN.

Both have international experience in innovation and are Judges for the RMIT Business Plan competition.

At a Glance:

Date: Monday 15 February 2016

5.15pm for a 5:30pm Start and
Member Pre-Session
6.15pm Cocktail Style Dinner
7.00pm Event Start
9.00pm Event Finish

Venue:  Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne
649 Bridge Road, Richmond 3121

Dietary Requirements: Please ensure you notify us well in advance with any necessary dietary requirements and we will endeavour to meet your needs. Thank you.

Parking: On-site Hotel and Street Parking is Available.