The core purpose of the Professional Speakers Australia is to help its members achieve speaking excellence and build exceptional speaking careers. Below is a list of benefits that PSA membership offers designed to fulfil this purpose.
Each of the five PSA Chapter groups (NSW|ACT, QLD|NT, VIC|TAS, SA and WA) run regular events (usually monthly) which are a great opportunity to make local industry connections with fellow speakers and learn from featured expert presenters.
The PSA resource vault is an online portal designed to give members exclusive access to a world-first library of video content and articles covering a range of topics including topic development, platform mechanics, presenting and performing, authorship and product development, and managing a speaking business.
These quarterly gatherings are open to CSPs and any presenter earning in excess of $300,000pa from speaking-related activities.* Targeted at highly experienced speakers, these closed-door events are a rare opportunity to share openly with and learn from the best in the industry.
*Eligibility must be confirmed through a signed Statutory Declaration
The PSA flagship event of the year, our annual three-day convention is typically held in late March or early April. It features leading International and Australian speakers and provides a great opportunity for members to enjoy outstanding professional development, meet the key players in the speaking industry and network with your peers. Convention is a life-changing and career-defining event not to be missed.
All full members and CSPs are featured in the PSA speaker directory on our website.
All full members and CSPs are eligible to use the PSA logo in speaker marketing materials. (Full details for members and logos can be downloaded at the PSA Logos page in the Members Area)
Joining PSA automatically gives you membership to the Global Speakers Federation. This means that you can attend any GSF event at the member rate and have access to speaker resources on the GSF website. It also enables you to join the Global Speakers Network that will help you build and international network of speaking colleagues and help you enter the international speaking market.
PSA has negotiated a significant discount through Arthur J Gallagher Insurance on Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance. Many members have commented that this benefit alone has more than covered the cost of their PSA membership. (Full details for members can be found on the Partnerships page in the Members Area).
PSA members receive reciprocal member rates to the Institute of Learning Professionals events. With many of our members facilitating and training, this partnership provides access to a range of resources to further support members.
Our friends at Shutterstock have offered to allow PSA members the opportunity to use Shutterstock images in their presentations free of charge. (Full details for members can be found on the Partnerships page in the Members Area).
Leading American online training platform Knowledgelink have teamed up with PSA to offer members a 25% discount on their learning management software. With numerous big-name speakers having used Knowledgelink for years, this is one online education provider that truly understands the world of professional speaking.
To find out more or to take advantage of this partner offer, contact Peter Gletchell via email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention that you are a PSA member.
Brisbane-based legal firm Pod Legal is pleased to offer PSA members a 20% discount on their range of legal services. Pod legal specialise in copyright advice and enforcement, preparation of speaker agreements, commercialisation of intellectual property, contract preparation and advice, preparation of co-authorship agreements, trade mark protection and enforcement and preparation of terms and conditions for online courses/registration/membership/training/workshops.
To find out more or to take advantage of this partner offer, visit www.PodLegal.com.au or call 1800 763 534 and advise of your PSA membership.
PSA’s strategic alliance with the Direct Selling Association of Australian (DSA) offers the ideal opportunity for full Members and CSPs to expose their services to one of the most conference-rich industries in the country. With member firms such as Amway, Avon, Usana and Nutrimetics, this is one association who have a constant demand for high-quality speakers.
The DSA are pleased to offer the opportunity for PSA full Members and CSPs to be featured in their monthly members newsletters. To apply for inclusion as one of these member profiles, please email the following details to email@example.com:
- Full name
- 4-sentence speaker bio
- Headshot image
- Bullet-point speaking topic list
- Contact details (email, phone)
PSA have recently partnered with United Airlines offering members access to some of United’s most generous corporate benefits. The UA Simple program will offer PSA members:
- Discounts ranging from 5%-25% off published fares between Australia and North America
- Status matching for frequent flyers with competitor airlines
- 2 x United Club and PremierGold MileagePlus memberships for staff/family
- No upfront payment and no commitment on travel spend
- Dedicated 24/7 Reservations Centre and Sales Support
(Full details for members can be found on the Partnerships page in the Members Area).
We are pleased to announce that PSA have established a Qantas Club Corporate Scheme. This offers our members the opportunity to access Qantas Club at reduced rates. Existing Qantas Club members are able to save $90 on their yearly Qantas Club fee, and new members also save $145 on their joining fee to Qantas Club. (Full details for members can be found on the Partnerships page in the Members Area).
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