Anne Marie Graham to Represent Ireland in the PSA Speaker Factor Finals
Posted on 16th August 2017 at 21:19
Anne Marie Graham Winner of the 2017 PSA Speaker Factor Ireland
Anne Marie has won the 2017 Professional Speaking Associations Speaker Factor Ireland competition and will now go on to represent Ireland in the finals held in the UK this October.
The PSA hold the Speaker Factor contest each year and the competition is open to Associate Members and Professional Members in the first year of their PSA membership. Regional heats are held around the UK and Ireland and one winner goes on to represent their region in the National Finals at the PSA Annual Convention.
The competition is hotly contested and each participant must present a five minute talk without any slides, the talks are strictly timed and the same talk must be presented at each stage of the competition from the regionals through to the finals.
Each talk is judged on four main criteria:
• Stage Craft – how well the contestant used the stage, props and podium
• The Script – how well the script was worded and the talk constructed
• The Delivery – how well the contestant delivered the presentation through their vocal performance and body language
• Book-ability - This is the most important category that the judges focus on. They score on how likely the speaker is going to get paid bookings for their talk.
About the PSA
The Professional Speaking Association or PSA was established in 1999 as a professional organisation for individuals that engage in speaking professionally. Their main aims are to improve the standard of professional speaking and promote speaking as a professional industry.
Membership in the PSA provides a framework to develop speaking skills through networking with and learning from professional speakers and fellow members.
An inspirational leader in her field and a Published Author, Anne Marie successfully sold The Healthforce Group in 2015, following a bid between an Irish Provider and a U.S Provider, which led to the acquisition of her company by Healthcare Screening Ireland, where she now works on the Senior Management Team.
Anne Marie is a Professional Member of the Professional Speaking Association (PSA). The PSA is an organisation for anyone involved in the world of professional speaking and is part of the Global Speakers Federation, a group of speaking organisations from around the world.
Anne Marie is available to book for Public Speaking engagements, Click Here to find out more about Anne Marie's work or to enquire about her availability.
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