NSW|ACT Event - A Safari of Skills

  • 18 Oct 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
  • The Pavilion at Darling Park, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney


  • Book by Friday 12 October 2018
  • Book by Friday 12 October 2018
  • Registration Closes 17 October
  • Registration Closes 17 October

Registrations close on 17 October. We are not able to accept walk-up bookings on the night.
Registration is closed

to Connect with Your Audience at a Deeper Level

Strap yourself in, we’re going on safari! Join us at the October PSA NSW/ACT event, when you’ll explore new territory to establish and maintain deeper connection with your audiences.

You’ll hear from world-class speakers, get practical takeaways and share your journey with like-minded professionals.

What’s in store for you:

5.00pm Pre-session - Tales from the Trenches

Jenny Cartwright CSP

If you haven’t had the chance to go to the National Speakers Association annual convention in the USA, we’re bringing you the next best thing! Fresh from attending this year’s amazing event, Jenny Cartwright will share her "Top Take-Outs from National Convention”, giving you invaluable insights and tools… and inspiration to put the NSA Convention on your must-do list.


6.00pm – The Big 5 Safari of Speaking

Dr Rich Allen

Great speakers don't just talk. They use specific strategies to boost engagement and recall.

In this adventurous session, Dr Rich Allen tracks down the Big 5 dynamic strategies every speaker needs.

Find out how to apply them to build your presentation to a standing ovation.

What this session will cover:

  1. How to use neuroscience to make sure your audience can retell your content later.
  2. How to keep your audience in the palm of your hand by changing modalities.
  3. How to turn your presentation into a conversation.

About Rich

Dr Rich Allen is an international keynote presenter and master trainer who regularly speaks to audiences of 5,000-7,000 people. He receives standing ovations and rave reviews for his entertaining, energetic, thought provoking presentations.

A charismatic storyteller, former actor and emotionally intelligent facilitator, Rich travels the world helping presenters, trainers and teachers to engage audiences by harnessing neuroscience and psychology.

He is the best-selling author of 12 books on presenting and training, including TrainSmart and Humane Presentations. Rich’s doctorate in educational psychology studied how the human brain receives, processes and recalls information – knowledge that informs his presentation strategies. 


Practical Emotional Intelligence for Professional Speakers

Chris Golis

People drive performance, emotions drive people, temperament drives emotions.  If you want to lift your emotional intelligence you need use a practical but scientifically valid model of temperament.

A survey of 100 successful general managers ranked people skills as far and away the secret to their success.  (Ethics, by the way, ranked stone motherless last).

The secret to improving your people skills is lifting your emotional intelligence.

What this session will cover:

  1. What is emotional intelligence?
  2. How do you practically lift your emotional intelligence?
  3. What is the ideal EQ profile for the professional speaker and how do you compare?

About Chris 

Chris Golis has been a Sydney-based professional speaker and trainer since June 2007. Armed with a Cambridge University degree and an MBA from the London Business School, he spent the late 1960s and 70s working with some of the leading IT companies of the time, including IBM and ICL.

He then changed direction and joined Bankers Trust where he started the Financial Services division and helped raise over $1 billion for BT.  

He morphed into a venture capitalist where he raised five funds totalling $200 million over 23 years. Because of his expertise at recognising business opportunities he became a director of over 30 private and public companies.

Chris is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Managers and Leaders.  He has written three hard copy and nine e-books. 

Each person attending the session will receive a free copy of Chris’s book The Humm Handbook: Lifting Your Level of Emotional Intelligence.


Robbi Mack CSP

We’re delighted to welcome Robbi Mack as our MC for October. Robbi is the ‘Queen of HeartBeatz’, an emotional intelligence expert with a passion for inspiring and amplifying the potential found in human connection and for creating awareness in others to consciously raise their resilience.  

At a Glance:

5.00pm: Registration opens
5.15pm: Tales from the Trenches with Jenny Cartwright CSP
5.50pm: Short break
6.00pm: Formal meeting start - with Robbi Mack CSP
6.05pm: Chapter Leadership Team welcome and special announcements
6.10pm: Session 1 - Dr Rich Allen
7.00pm: Dinner and networking break
7.45pm: Session 2 - Chris Golis
8.35pm: Fun Group Photo and evening close