Speaker as Educator: Add range to your offer!

  • 22 Sep 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Virtual Meeting - Webinar
  • 25


  • This session is only available to PSA Members

Registration is closed

As part of the ‘Speaking for a Crisis’ series to support our members during these unusual times we find ourselves in, we are pleased to present, free for PSA members, a session by Colin James CSP

Note: Colin plans to make this session interactive and practical, and will work live with an example, read on for your opportunity to be selected. 

Speaker as Educator: Add range to your offer!

We all know how heavily CZ19 disrupted EVERYTHING, not the least being the events and Speaking industry.

On March 6th, 2020, we got 3 emails and 2 calls cancelling events. Over the next week we watched the diary start to empty itself of events, keynotes, training programs and meetings. We saw hundreds of thousands of dollars 'disappear' into COVID tarnished air.

Our team of 12 employees were suddenly panicking. Erica, co-founder (and my wife) and I looked at each other and asked 'What are we going to do?'.

Erica said "Okay, we go 100% virtual and we start now!"

As the new financial year started we found ourselves almost back to where we were back on that March Friday.

Being a Speaker means you have a message that not only informs, you also inspire and engage. You can hold a room of people enthralled. You know how to connect powerfully, whilst educating and encouraging people to reflect, to review, to change and to enhance their lives both personally and collectively. Every time you speak, you have the gift to change the course of someone's life for the better.

I would suggest you are more than a Speaker, you are an Educator. An Educator knows how to Present, Train & Facilitate.

To be a successful Speaker in this new world, you need to be able to run virtual workshops, Facilitate discussions & forums, present Keynotes Plus (additional value), turn your message into on-line Training courses.

This September I will share our learning and experience in turning your Speaking business into an Education business, where you can triple your offer and open up opportunities for your future.

You will learn how to:

  • Turn your Keynote into a Workshop
  • Turn your Content into a Training Program
  • Build your Facilitation muscle
  • Refresh your Business Model

About Colin James CSP

Colin James CSP, has been a leader in the industry for close to 30 years. He is recipient of Educator of the Year, 2008, and Keynote Speaker of the year, 2020, and has mentored 100s of Speakers across the world.

The ColinJamesMethod (CJM), co-founded with Erica Bagshaw, is a global Training & Consulting firm, delivering over 300 events, programs, keynotes and workshops a year. Colin delivers 120 days a year personally, supported by a team of Educators, certified in the CJM methodology. 

Over these last 6 months Colin has been delivering everything virtually, and has turned a business that saw him on the road 8 months of the year to sleeping in the same bed and delivering from his studio to clients on 4 continents.

Opportunity: Colin plans to make this session interactive and practical, and will work live with an example, deconstructing a keynote into a workshop in real time. Do you want to have your keynote turned into a training program? If so please register to attend and submit your interest and keynote to admin@professionalspeakers.org.au. Colin will select one to work with from the first 5 that are submitted. However, don't despair if you are not selected as attendees will be able to apply Colin's teachings to your own keynotes and presentations.

Format for the Event (in AEST):

12:00pm - Welcome and Introduction with host Catherine Palin-Brinkworth CSP
12:05pm - Speaker as Educator Colin James CSP
1:05pm - Q & A and wrap up
1:15pm - Close


Once you have registered to attend (FREE), you will receive a confirmation email providing you with information on joining the webcast

Note: This online session will be recorded for registered participants who can't make it live.