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Post pandemic, our reality has changed. As speakers, we know that what people want is the convenience of the virtual world – the power to press a button and be in any world, anytime. 

But they also miss the intimacy and connection that physical meetings and conventions offer. And as speakers, we need to up our game and offer both.

The SpeakerVerse

Are you ready to enter the next dimension of public speaking? Enter the SpeakerVerse. The next frontier for experts like you. The 2-day convention will feature top professionals who have used technology, mixed reality, and pandemic-inspired strategies to help speakers and aspiring speakers take the next step in their careers.

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WHY ATTEND?

Learn from the different universes of expertise in the SpeakerVerse:

  • TrainingVerse
  • BusinessVerse
  • KeynoteVerse
  • CoachingVerse

Master the art of professional speaking and delivering your message in this new world on any platform. Go beyond the global speaking community, expand your reach, and network with associates in a whole new universe. 

Let’s rise stronger together and build the best global speaking community in the universe.

 

PROGRAM

Day 1 schedule // may 27

(Livestreaming and In-Person) 

SESSION 1: WHY ARE WE HERE & WHAT ARE THE BIG PROBLEMS IMPACTING THE WORLD 

  • Networking & Morning Coffee
    Networking & Morning Coffee 8:30AM

    Virtual Attendees can network in Kumospace

  • Riaz Meghji
    Riaz Meghji 9:05AM

    Every Conversation Counts: Human Connection in a Hybrid Reality

  • Trishal Ghelani and Elizabeth Nair
    Trishal Ghelani and Elizabeth Nair 9:40AM

    Future Trends & How to Get Radical about It

  • Su-Yen Wong & <br>Fermin Diez
    Su-Yen Wong &
    Fermin Diez
    10:15AM

    It Always Seems Impossible Until It's Done

  • Break
    Break 10:50 - 11:00AM

SESSION 2: AN OPPORTUNITY TO INNOVATE-  CRAZY TRENDS AND HOW TO FUTUREPROOF OUR SPEAKING BUSINESS

 

  • Arthur Carmazzi
    Arthur Carmazzi 11:05am

    Speakers and NFTs in the New Metaverse: A practical approach without the hype

  • Heather Hansen
    Heather Hansen 11:40Am

    Book Launch NFTs: My journey into Web3.

  • Nora Nazerene Abu Bakar & Uma Rudd Chia
    Nora Nazerene Abu Bakar & Uma Rudd Chia 12:15pm

    How you can land your first (or next) book deal: The Penguin Publisher Edition

  • Lunch
    Lunch 12:50 - 1:50Pm

SESSION 3 : TOOLS TO SUCCEED IN THE SPEAKERVERSE

  • Christian Chua
    Christian Chua 2:00pm

    Mindshift – Business breakthrough moments

  • Pat Chang
    Pat Chang 2:40pm

    Head Over Wheels: A Quad’s Lessons from Adventures in Wheelchair Dating.

  • Graham Brown
    Graham Brown 3:20pm

    Find Your Voice through podcasting: Lessons learned from over 2,000 podcast episodes.

  • Jerome Joseph, CSP
    Jerome Joseph, CSP 3:55pm

    Turm me "ON": Growing your personal brand

  • Break
    Break 4:30-4:45pm

SESSION 4 : HOW TO AMPLIFY YOUR IMPACT IN THE SPEAKERVERSE

  • Pooja Chhabria
    Pooja Chhabria 4:50pm

    Create on LinkedIn. Unlock business opportunities

  • Andrew Chow, CSP
    Andrew Chow, CSP 5:25pm

    How to Transform your courses into addictive Netflix shows & build your Virtual Learning Centre

  • David J Phillips
    David J Phillips 6:00pm

    The Magical Science Of Storytelling

  • Conference Wrap up
    Conference Wrap up
  • Gala dinner
    Gala dinner 7:30pm

Day 2 schedule // may 28

 

SESSION 1: TOOLS TO SUCCEED IN THE SPEAKERVERSE

  • Networking in Kumospace
    Networking in Kumospace 8:30AM
  • helen Chang
    helen Chang 9:05am

    BookVerse: Catapult your credibility, revenue and influence with your book

  • Jane atkinson &  Shirley Taylor
    Jane atkinson & Shirley Taylor 9:40am

    Scaling your speaking business Jane Atkinson in conversation with Shirley Taylor

  • May Yee Chan
    May Yee Chan 10:15am

    Wunderman Thompson's Future 100 Consumer Trends for the Year Ahead.

  • Break
    Break 10:55 - 11:05am
  • Merlee Jayme
    Merlee Jayme 11:10AM

    Break the unbreakable glass ceiling

  • Warwick Merry
    Warwick Merry 11:50AM

    Crank up the converstions with your computer

  • Ashley Fell
    Ashley Fell 12:30pm

    The future of the Speakerverse: The power of storytelling to engage the next generation of event attendees

  • LUNCH
    LUNCH 1:05 - 2:05PM

SESSION 2: WORKSHOPS 

Let’s Dig Deeper to Grow in the New Verse 

 (4 parallel workshops)

  • Nathan Shooter (Workshop in kumospace)
    Nathan Shooter (Workshop in kumospace) 2:15pm

    Create a Stunning Speaker Showreel that Attracts Bookings (Go to Nathan's Room in Kumospace to attend his workshop)

  • Lavinia Thanapathy (Workshop on the Online Xp)
    Lavinia Thanapathy (Workshop on the Online Xp) 2:15pm

    Personal Branding Magic with Linkedin: Tips from a Linkedin Top Voice Leader ( Attend Lavinia's workshop on the online XP)

  • Prescott Gaylord (Workshop in Kumospace)
    Prescott Gaylord (Workshop in Kumospace) 2:15pm

    Comedy for confidence, presentation, and speaking content. From the disciplines of stand-up and improv comedy (Go to Prescott's Room in Kumospace to attend his workshop)

  • WESLEY CHAN, CSP (Workshop in kumospace)
    WESLEY CHAN, CSP (Workshop in kumospace) 2:15pm

    Sales Breakthrough: How to get clear ON how to sell yourself as a professional speaker (Go to Wesley's Room in Kumospace to attend his workshop)

  • Break
    Break 3:15 - 3:30PM

 SESSION 3: YOUR NEXT STEP- GO OUT, TAKE ACTION & MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE SPEAKERVERSE

  • Tanya Wilson
    Tanya Wilson 3:35PM

    The Invisible Power of Illustration, Made Visible.

  • Tom Sligting
    Tom Sligting 4:10pm

    Your Adaptability Navigator: What can we learn from an octopus about Adaptability?

  • James Taylor
    James Taylor 4:50pm

    How To Future-Proof Your Speaking Business: Designing a profitable speaking business that can survive and thrive during economic storms.

  • Wrap up & Thank you!
    Wrap up & Thank you!

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 Virtual 2 Days Pass

27th & 28th May, 2022

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For APSS Members
$ 250
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$ 300
  • 16th May - 28th May

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FOR NON- MEMBERS
$ 420
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$ 470
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 Combo – Full Virtual and In-Person Pass 

27th & 28th May, 2022

One Farrer Hotel, Singapore

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FOR APSS MEMBERS
$ 370
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FOR APSS MEMBERS
$ 420
  • 16th May-28th May

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FOR NON- MEMBERS
$ 420
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FOR NON- MEMBERS
$ 470
  • 16th May-28th May

 In-Person Pass & Dinner 

27th May, 2022
One Farrer Hotel, Singapore

In-Person pass

$ 150
  • 9am-5.30pm

DINNER

$ 150
  • 6:45pm-9:45pm

SPEAKERS

Riaz Meghji

Human Connection Speaker, Author ‘Every Conversation Counts’, 17 Year TV Host , Speaker Coach,  Helping leaders build trust and meaningful relationships

Su-Yen Wong

Board Chair, Independent Director ,Professional Speaker,  Strategic Advisor

Tanya Wilson

A visual communicator with a linguistics background. Through combining powerful illustrations with short-form catchy prompts, Tanya has an award-winning groundbreaking approach to talk to kids, teens and adults about the world

Warwick Merry

Warwick Merry is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), Certified Virtual Presenter (CVP) and the Past National President of Professional Speakers Australia.

Ashley Fell

 Is a social researcher, author, TEDx speaker and Director of Advisory at the internationally recognised McCrindle. 

Arthur Carmazzi

Founder of the Directive Communication Psychology, Bestselling Author, Ranked as one of the World’s Top 10 Thought Leaders in Leadership and Company Culture

Andrew Chow, CSP

A successful social media and public relations strategist, entrepreneur, Author and speaker.A Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), spoken in over 20 countries within 7 years.

Christian Chua

Veteran business motivator known for his thought-provoking presentations

Chen May Yee

APAC Director of WT Intelligence, the global trend forecasting and market research arm for Wunderman Thompson. 

David JP Phillips

Founder of Sweden’s largest Presentation Skills training company, international speaker, author & coach.

Heather Hansen

 Global Communication Specialist, TEDx speaker, Author and Managing Director of communication training and consulting firm, Global Speech Academy Pte Ltd. 

Dr Jerome Joseph, CSP

Award winning Brand Strategist and Speaker focused on Brand Strategy, Brand Experience, Internal Branding, Personal Branding and Customer Experience. Also a bestselling Author of 8 books on Branding

Merlee Jayme

 Is one of the eight women featured in the The 2019 Drum Global Ranking top 100 Chief Creative Officers globally. 

Tom Sligting
Your Adaptability Navigator, Tom is a Keynote Speaker and a comedian, and he has been performing for the last 28 years. With over 4500 shows
Helen Chang

Bestselling Ghostwriter, Author, Speaker & Entrepreneur. Founder and Editorial Director of Author Bridge Media, which has assisted more than 500 authors to write, design and publish their books for credibility, revenue and raving fans.

Fermin Diez

DCEO, Top HR Influencer in Asia, Board Director , Professional Speaker , Award-Winning University Faculty , Book Author

Shirley Taylor

A trusted member of the professional speaking and training community for many years. She was 2011-12 President of Asia Professional Speakers Singapore. She also served on the board of the Global Speakers Federation for four years, becoming the 21st President of the Federation in 2017.

Jane Atkinson

An agent for speakers, she has repped speaking superstars Vince Poscente, Joe Calloway and Peter Legge – all CSP/CPAEs. Also, as Vice President of a Dallas-based Speakers Bureau, Jane ran their exclusive speakers division, representing celebrities, athletes, and best-selling authors.

Uma Rudd Chia
Is the Executive Creative Director and Cofounder of KVUR, a boutique advertising agency, A global keynote speaker and Author. Uma just signed a book deal with Penguin Random House to write her next book,the Quirks That Help Us Conquer
Pat Chang

Is an author, father, husband, radio personality, speaker and investor, and holds 2.5 degrees from Stanford University. He and his wife, Antonia, live in Singapore. They continue to rise in love and are currently planting seeds to double the size of their household! 

Prescott Gaylord

Former Artistic Director of the Baltimore Improv Group, and creator of ‘Unscripted – an improvised play in two acts,’ a show that has enjoyed sold out runs in Baltimore over the past 7 years. He has directed large and small scale improvised projects in several cities in the US. 

Wesley Chan, CSP

Sales Breakthrough Coach and Keynote Speaker, Vision Alliance Holdings 3x TEDx SpeakerCertified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Trainer & Master Coach, ABNLP, Inspiring Men Entrepreneur Award, ASEAN In Award 2018/19

Nora Nazerene Abu Bakar

Is a Publisher at Penguin Random House Southeast Asia (PRH SEA). She heads the publishing for the ten countries in the region, producing award-winning and critically acclaimed titles since 2019

Nathan Shooter

Is a brand strategist, filmmaker, speaker and founder of Brandhood Media. He is on a mission to equip a new generation of leaders and businesses to reach ‘creative clarity’ so they can build high-performance brands that change lives.

Graham Brown

Graham is the founder of Pikkal & Co – Award Winning Podcast Agency – an AI Powered, Data Driven B2B Podcast Agency in  Singapore.

Lavinia Thanapathy

is a LinkedIn Top Voice from Singapore. She is also one of the Top 200 Global Voices in Leadership. She’ll share her behind-the-scenes tips for creating a steady pipeline of leads from Linkedin. 

James Taylor

Award-winning speaker and internationally recognized leader in creativity and innovation

Trishal Ghelani

CEO of a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion firm, driven to make empowerment accessible & slightly obsessed with people.

Elizabeth Nair

COO of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Firm as she understands how emotions and technology collide. Always live by the rule- never stop asking questions.

Pooja Chhabria

has been with LinkedIn for the past decade and has done multiple roles in the Asia Pacific region. Her last role was leading the growth marketing function for APAC helping companies hire and grow their talent. Currently she is leading the community management team for the region where her team works with creators and supports them to build meaninful communities on the platform

EMCEES

Joe Augustine

Glenn van Zutphen
Arishta Khanna
Sally Foley-Lewis
Toni Miranda

SPONSORS

PLATFORM PARTNER

Unearthed Productions recreates, reimagines, and redefines what’s possible for event planning with comprehensive event solutions. Their high-touch-service in an increasingly automated world brings a breath of fresh air to the clients’ vision, so that they can work together to create innovative concepts and engaging content that keeps  the audience aware and connected to the brand.

PRIZE SPONSORS

LOGITECH

Logitech designs products and experiences that have an everyday place in people's lives. Founded in 1981 in Lausanne, Switzerland, and quickly expanding to the Silicon Valley, Logitech started connecting people through innovative computer peripherals and many industry firsts, including the infrared cordless mouse, the thumb-operated trackball, the laser mouse, and more.

AVALON VILLA

Avalon is carved out of a volcanic stone mountain and is designed to stimulate your mind, pacify your soul, and engage your child within.

anna rainn wrap dresses

Anna Rainn makes a range of quality clothing (dresses, tops, jackets) - inspired by 'wrap' styles, made in Singapore, manufactured ethically, with a lot of care and high-quality materials that last for years. With every purchase they make a contribution to Urban Health Resource Centre, a non-profit that helps uplift economically disadvantaged families through building #foodsecurity and education.

The Change Business

Build your organizational agility now, by getting your people CHANGE READY. Spearheaded by Roshini Ganesan and Meenaskshi Sarup, The Change Business helps you and your teams change successfully.

Global Mentor Exchange

Access the Worlds Most Forward Thinking Thought Leaders in the WISDOM CITY Metaverse DISCOVER New Innovations and Ideas in the Learning & Development Metaverse. New ways to Transform Organizations, People and Cultures with L&D focused Digital Augmentation of REAL WORLD Human Experience and Learning

Prime House Digital

Is a Digital Marketing Agency in Singapore, It specializes in customized online marketing strategies to grow your business.

CALL FOR SPEAKERS 

Speaking slots:

– Keynote (use of collaborative tool/s): 20-30 minutes

– Workshop (highly interactive, engaging, and collaborative): 30-40 minutes

– Panel discussion

Kindly note that the APSS is a voluntary organization and the annual convention is our way of giving back to the speaking community. None of the speakers will receive a fee for their contribution to the convention.

We look forward to your favorable response and applications.

 

APSC 2023 IS HOSTED BY

 

Asia Professional Speakers Singapore (APSS) is the leading speakers association in Asia with more than 100 members in Singapore and across Asia.

FAQ

Yes, it is. We expect international travel to be restricted and there is still a risk when there is currently no way of detecting Covid 19 infected people who are asymptomatic.

The theme is “Take Flight. Building a Runaway for the Future”. 

Please head to this section for tickets and pricing.

Yes, they are! Bulk purchase of tickets of 10 and above are priced very affordably. Please contact us at admin@asiaspeakers.org to make your purchase. Purchase at least 10 tickets to qualify for this group buy price.

The convention will be recorded and the recordings will be available upto 3 months

Yes. The special price is $99. Email admin@asiaspeakers.org for the purchase of first-timer tickets.

We are going to use the Airmeet platform. Airmeet is best experienced from your Desktop Computer and on Chrome (preferably). More information will be shared closer to the event.