PSA National October Virtual Event

  • 13 Oct 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Virtual Meeting - Webinar


  • International Members of GSF Associations - code required.

Registration is closed

We invite you to join us in October for our next great Virtual Event. Bring along your lunch to enjoy with everyone 'virtually' during the session.

We have two great sessions lined up for this event. Firstly Do More Virtual Speaking: Collaborating with Meeting Planners, Event Organisers, and Bureaus with Jill Schiefelbein, followed by a session with Peter Sheahan - Growing in Uncertain Times: Turning challenge into opportunity and disruption into competitive advantage. Both will be live from the US.

Session 1: Do More Virtual Speaking: Collaborating with Meeting Planners, Event Organisers, and Bureaus

In the past year the quality, engagement, and expertise that is demanded of virtual speakers has risen substantially. Prior, many found presenting a slide deck or having a talking head an acceptable form of virtual speaking. Those days are long gone. Event organisers, meeting planners, and bureaus are more savvy in what they look for in a virtual presenter. Do you measure up? Join this session to learn how to best collaborate with those who hire and can get you hired as a virtual speaker. You'll be able to answer: 

  • How you can reposition your content and expertise to better serve a virtual audience.
  • What you need to know, technically, to make sure your virtual speaking contracts serve both you and the client.
  • How to collaborate with bureaus to increase your visibility as a virtual speaker.
  • What you can do, as a virtual speaker, to add to the success of an event and make your meeting planner or event organiser shine.

Jill Schiefelbein is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and recovering academic. She taught business communication and developed online programming at Arizona State University for 11 years before venturing into entrepreneurship. Jill’s business, The Dynamic Communicator®, helps organisations navigate the digital communication space to attract customers, increase sales, and retain clients. Pertinent to virtual presentations, she gave her first live virtual talk in 2008 - well ahead of its time. Her latest book, Dynamic Communication: 27 Strategies to Grow, Lead, and Manage Your Business hit stores March 2017. Jill was a co-chair of NSA Influence18.

Session 2:  Growing in Uncertain Times: Turning challenge into opportunity and disruption into competitive advantage

In this raw and insight-packed conversation, you will be provoked to consider:

  1. The primary questions you need to answer to understand the value you create, and how the changing needs of your stakeholders create emergent new opportunities; and
  2. The journey of your own personal transformation as you embrace the professional risks required to grow your speaking business and how you stay relevant in the current environment. 

After all, companies don’t change – people do.

Peter Sheahan is a Keynote Speaker, Thought Leader, Consultant, and CEO of Karrikins Group. After decades of standing in the fire with leaders of high-performing organisations, Peter Sheahan has come to believe that an organisation will only go commercially where its leaders first go personally.

Having grown his own companies by accelerating the growth and transformation for clients, Peter will provoke you to get bigger, by getting better! When leaders are true to their purpose, they gravitate towards doing work that matters and solving higher-order problems. In being true to his own ambitions and relentless pursuit of growth, Peter has published seven books, built three global companies and delivered more than 2,500 presentations in 40+ countries.

Format for the Webinar (in AEDT): 

12.00pm - Welcome: Ava Lucanus CSP MC and Tony Eades CSP, National President
12.10pm - Session One: Do More Virtual Speaking
12.40pm - Jill Schiefelbein Q & A
12.47pm - Session Two: Growing in Uncertain Times
1.17pm - Peter Sheahan Q & A
1.24pm - 30 secs update from our Chapter Presidents
1.30pm - Next events, update and close


    Once you have booked and paid to attend, 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.