QLD | NT Chapter Meeting - Voicing the Vision

  • 18 Jul 2017
  • 5:45 PM - 9:05 PM (UTC+10:00)
  • The Henderson Gallery, 92 Ernest Street, South Brisbane
  • 14


  • Book by 10pm, 13 July

NOTE: Change of Venue this month to Henderson Gallery.
Registration is closed

Our July Chapter event is a ‘hands-on’, experiential double act with Simone de Haas, The Speakers' Director & Qld Chapter President and Kerrin Smith, Professional Videographer & Photographer, in the creative surrounds of The Henderson Gallery.

ACT 1: The Voice
Speaker: Simone de Haas, The Speakers’ Director
Would you like to maximize the power of your voice?

Would you like to learn how to improve your vocal range and flexibility in just minutes a day?

Would you like to know how to access your breath more effectively, so that you can breathe life into your keynotes and presentations?

As speakers we rely on the power of our voice – not just our content – to deliver our message. Yet our voice is one of the areas we pay the least attention to – until it isn’t there.

In Act 1 of our July Chapter event, Voicing the Vision, Simone will be tapping into her years of experience as a vocal coach for Film & Television Studio International as well as her significant experience as a professional actor & singer to share with you some practical, hands-on vocal awareness techniques including:

  • The 5 elements of Vocal Alchemy and how to shift from one to the other for dynamic effect.
  • Connecting to the circles of Presence to amplify your vocal persona.
  • Common vocal challenges and how to handle them
  • Specific warm-ups and vocal techniques to ensure that your delivery method and content align with the sound of your voice.

ACT 2 – The Vision
Speaker: Kerrin Smith, Kerrin Smith Videography & Photography

Video currently makes up one-third of all internet traffic and is set to hit two-thirds by the end of 2017. With these sorts of statistics, it's crucial for speakers to tap into the power of video creation in order to influence their market, create greater visibility and leverage their expertise.

To help speakers achieve that goal, Kerrin will share her years of expertise as a videographer (and her work with PSA colleagues) in an interactive session which will focus on the practical aspects of video creation and curation.

What you will learn:

  • How to create video blogs to build online relationships and nurture leads.
  • Simple and effective steps for creating and editing business videos using smartphone technology.
  • How to put together a video toolkit which is both easy to use and budget friendly.
  • Quick tips on leveraging your next keynote, workshop or presentation with video.

Join us for a fun, creative and experiential deep dive into creating a more compelling vocal and online presence in Voicing the Vision. 

To find out more about this great event, watch this short video:

About Simone de Haas

Simone de Haas has a brilliance with stage and story that has been honed by a creatively inspired career of over 30 years. She is a multi-award-winning Theatre Director, Producer and Performer, as well as an Acting & Voice Coach for Film, Television & Theatre.

Simone focuses her multiple creative talents on developing aspiring and professional speakers and is a Corporate Story Director, Executive Speaking Coach & Mentor, working with clients in the Creative Industries, Finance, Real Estate and MLMs. She has won theatre industry awards including a coveted Gold Matilda Award for Directing, Acting & Design in 2011 and an ABC Radio Award for Best Production & Best Director.

Simone has worked as a Lecturer at Griffith University (Qld Conservatorium) and Queensland University of Technology in Acting for Musical Theatre and Performance Studies, and as Guest Director for the Opera Studio at the University of Southern Queensland.

Simone is the President (Qld & NT Chapter) of Professional Speakers Australia.

About Kerrin Smith

As a videographer and photographer, Kerrin Smith has worked with hundreds of clients to create visual marketing content. Kerrin is passionate about making quality multimedia products for her clients that are creative and interesting, as well as being powerful online marketing tools.

With a Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree, Diploma of Screen and Media, Diploma of Management and over 10 years of experience in running her own small business Kerrin has also created the Easy Business Video Creation online. The course shares resources, tools and techniques to allow business owner and entrepreneurs to create DIY video content.    


TIME: 5.45 pm - 9.00 pm
Member Early Bird: $50 (book & pay by 7 July)
Non-member Early Bird: $65 (book & pay by 7 July)
Member Full Price: $65 (bookings close 13 July)
Non-Member Full Price: $80 (bookings close 13 July)
WHAT'S INCLUDED: Fork Dinner & Tea/Coffee
Wine available for purchase.

Parking is available in surrounding streets or at the Convention Centre. Public transport options: Closest station is Southbank Station. The Henderson Gallery is approximately 5 minutes walk away.