Benefits of PSA Membership

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.

Regular State Meetings

Each of the four state PSA groups (NSW, QLD, VIC and WA) run bi-monthly events which are a great opportunity to make local industry connections with fellow speakers and learn from featured expert presenters.

PSA Speaker Resource Vault

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.

Platform Professionals Summit

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

National Convention

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.

Website Listing

All full members and CSPs are featured in the PSA speaker directory on our website.

Use of PSA Logo

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)

Global Speakers Federation (GSF) Membership

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.

Eight Professional Competencies

Strategic Partnerships

Discount Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance

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).

ILP Reciprocated Member Rates

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.

Shutterstock

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).

Knowledgelink

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 pgetchell@edulence.com and mention that you are a PSA member.

Pod Legal

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.

Direct Selling Australia

PSA’s strategic alliance with the Direct Selling Association of Australian (DSA) offers the ideal opportunity for members 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 members to be featured in their monthly members newsletters. To apply for inclusion as one of these member profiles, please email the following details to admin@professionalspeakers.org.au:

  • Full name
  • Website
  • 4-sentence speaker bio
  • Headshot image
  • Bullet-point speaking topic list
  • Contact details (email, phone)
United Airlines

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).

Qantas Club

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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