Ailsa Page CSPAilsa Page CSP

Bio

Known as the marketing dynamo, Ailsa Page knows business and knows what it takes to be successful. With over 20 years' experience in marketing, running her own businesses and helping other businesses improve their bottom line, Ailsa is regularly called upon by government and businesses for her expertise.

A former judge on the Telstra Business Awards and Women's Awards, Ailsa is a regular contributor to MYOB 'The Pulse'. An Associate Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute and a Certified Practising Marketer Ailsa runs her own marketing agency AP Marketing Works providing marketing coaching, education and full implementation services to small and medium business. She has authored the Shoe String Marketing Kit for Small Business and The Year I Owned a Wine Shop and is a featured presenter in Victoria's Small Business Festival.

Ailsa is known for her infectious enthusiasm and for being the 'city chick' who understands marketing in regional and rural Australia.

Abstract

My X Year Journey to Becoming an Overnight Success (and a CSP)

For the pre-session delegates participating in the Speakers on the Journey stream of our Pre-Convention Friday... how about we start this professional learning long weekend, as we mean to go on?

If you are in this session, you are keen and aspiring to progress your speaking career. So in your opening session, you get to meet and hear from five recently accredited Certified Speaking Professionals.

And you’ve probably heard the quip before... it only took me X years to become an overnight success! Well your five CSP’s are going to offer their own true answer as to how long the journey to CSP really took them. Learn what strategies helped them accelerate towards the goal... learn too what instructive moments of failure they experienced. Kerrie Mullins-Gunst will facilitate this experience for you in fireside chat mode. Each CSP will join you for fifteen minutes and answer the same seven questions that they will speak on and then open up for you to ask your own questions. Each presenter has prepared a two page summary with their answers to the questions about how they got to CSP. At the end of the session you will have five documents with the similar and different ways that they got their accreditation. That’s a great resource and the perfect way to start your 2016 Convention.

With Bill Jennings CSP, Irena Yashin-Shaw CSP, Steve Francis CSP, and Julie Garland McLellan CSP.