Bill Jennings CSPBill Jennings CSP

Professional Speakers Australia Convention 2016 - Program Director


Bill Jennings is the Founder of Time & Space a service he has run for schools around Australia, and in recent years, the United Kingdom. He helps young people and their mums, dads and mentors have what the company name says... Time & Space – they are rare commodities on a busy planet.

At the Time & Space events, Bill gets his intergenerational audiences to share memories, talk about how they are going now and how they will stay connected in the future. He has facilitated these experiences on over 500 occasions.


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 Irena Yashin-Shaw CSP, Steve Francis CSP, Julie Garland McLellan CSP, and Ailsa Page CSP.

Three reknowned expert story tellers

Following Max Walker AM CSP's keynote on the art of story-telling, the entire delegation have the opportunity to apply the learning. Bill Jennings CSP, Jane Gunn (Fellow) – via a pre-recorded video she has sent from the U.K. - and Peter Merrett, a rising star in our PSA community, will focus in on one of Max's story-telling teaching points. Each will share a story that illuminates that point. Then you will get to your feet and try out that technique by telling a story of your own in your own professional learning cluster. In turn you listen to your colleagues’ stories and offer your own encouragement and challenges to them. In less than an hour there might be 1001 stories told in the big room!

With Jane Gunn (Fellow), and Peter Merrett.