EMERGE International Virtual Conference

25 October 2023

3.00pm – 9.00pm AEDT
6.00am – 12.00pm CEST


Unlock Your Potential as a Speaker, Trainer, or Educator! Are you ready to make a difference and emerge as a game-changer in your field? The EMERGE Conference is the ultimate place to elevate your speaking career, expand your network, and gain valuable tools to excel in your craft.

What Outcomes Can You Expect From The Conference?

Live Panel

Great Speakers


Join us on the 25th of October as we bring together industry leaders, visionaries, and experts who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise. This is not your average conference, but a transformative experience that will take your career to new heights.

 At EMERGE, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from the best whilst being at your home or office, showcase your unique tools and tips, connect with like-minded professionals, and unlock endless possibilities. Whether you’re a seasoned speaker looking to refine your techniques or an aspiring trainer seeking guidance, EMERGE has something for everyone. 

Our lineup of industry-leading experts will take you on a journey of discovery, equipping you with the knowledge and strategies to captivate any audience.

But that’s not all! We understand the importance of creating a supportive community, so networking opportunities, interactive workshops, and panel discussions will be at the heart of this conference. You’ll gain valuable insights from industry experts, learn actionable strategies, and forge lifelong connections that will propel your success. Remember, the EMERGE conference is not just about imparting knowledge but also about embracing change, challenging norms, and making a lasting impact. 

So, if you’re ready to be part of a movement that’s shaping the future, mark your calendars and secure your spot at this one-of-a-kind event. At EMERGE, we understand the importance of standing out in a crowded market. That’s why we prioritize your personal growth and provide practical insights to help you thrive in your chosen field. 

From refining your delivery to harnessing the power of storytelling, our sessions are designed to unlock your full potential as a speaker, trainer, or educator. Don’t miss out on this unparalleled opportunity to connect with industry leaders, learn from them how to gain exposure, and how to make a lasting impact. Secure your spot today and be part of a community that believes in the power of knowledge to shape the world.


Your Hosts and Co-Host


Olga Geidance


Gilly Chater


Dr. Mohd Jadkareem


Gilly Chater

15:00 AEDT / 05:00 UK

Official Opening by Host

Derrick McManus

15:20 AEDT / 05:20 UK

  The Courage to Emerge

Derrick McManus, against all odds, defied medical knowledge and survived harrowing experiences. Through sheer guts and determination, he found the Courage to Emerge and thrive as a Game Changer in the speaking industry. 

He shares unique and powerful, models and processes that ignite your ability to sustain optimal performance and he calls them “Human Durability”.

Julie Nottage

16:15 AEDT / 06:15 UK

Sleep Your Way to the Top

Sharing a journey of discovery, change and adversity.

From Engineer to emerging speaker to a global speaker. Taking yourself and your speaking business to the next level.

17:04 AEDT / 07:04 UK

Comfort BREAK

Mike Handcock

17:20 AEDT / 07:20 UK

How to be in the
Top 7% of Speakers Globally

Few speakers earn over $200,000USD each year.

It’s not about how well you speak, how great your topic is or how good at tech you are.

It’s about 5 key areas that you must become expert at.

Position, Promote, Present, Package and Persona.

18:10 AEDT / 08:10 UK

Panel Pulse: Unleash the Expertise with:

Catherine Palin-Brinkworth

Bring out Your Brilliance

You know you have a message, you are building your presence, and you can meet a definite need in the market! So why plan for your CSP?

Because it’s proof! Not only for the market – but for you too! 

The CSP gives you goals and guideposts. Let’s discuss what it takes, and release whatever resistance is hiding some of your brilliance right now.

Rael Bricker

Embracing Emerging Technology: AI Tools for Increasing Productivity

Have you been following the media frenzy about tools like ChatGPT ? Did you know that ChatGPT is one of 7000 Artificial Intelligence tools, a list that is growing every day?

This presentation looks at AI tools that can be used immediately to boost productivity and efficiency. These tools are accompanied by real use case studies.

Yamini Naidu

Superstar Storytelling Secrets for Speakers

Just as tennis players swing rackets, rock stars trash hotel rooms, speakers share stories.

For professional speakers, storytelling is the magic fuel that drives compelling audience engagement, raving recommendations and endless re-bookings.

The authentic, well-told story will always wow. And this session unlocks how.

18:35 AEDT / 08:35 UK

The 20-Minute Expert Q&A

3 Sessions x 20 minutes

19:43 AEDT / 09:43 UK

Comfort BREAK

Lisa McInnes-Smith

20:00 AEDT / 10:00 UK

Refresh and Refuel:
Emerging into the New

Are you ready to face the future with a fresh view?

Maybe you need to press the reset button and simply start fresh? We are constantly re-inventing ourselves but we also need to be replenishing and refuelling so that we can re-fire others!

The world needs us more now than ever before, so what do you plan to do with your incredibly, influential occupation?

Olga Geidane

20:55 AEDT / 10:55 UK

Closing by Host

21:00 AEDT / 11:00 UK

Conference Ends

VIP Access

Members Only
  • Access to Full Conference
  • Access to Conference Recordings
  • Access to VSAI Educational Library
  • Panel Discussions
  • Networking Session

Conference Access

Access to Event Only
  • Access to Full Conference
  • Panel Discussions
  • Networking session


Conference Access + 1 year membership
49 Annual Membership
  • Access to Full Conference
  • Access to Conference Recordings
  • Access to VSAI Educational Library
  • Panel Discussions
  • Networking Session

All our members get that gratis with their membership. By upgrading, you too will gain a 12-month membership for just €49.

This incredible offer is to assist you become successful this 2023/2024. For just €49, you get access to every conference session, including the LIVE Panels. In Addition – You Will Receive a One-Year Membership to the Virtual Speakers Association International. All for just €49.

This includes ability to:

  1. Access all of our library of high value content on the business of speaking
  2. Access to Fortnightly Live Webinars during 2023 hosted by the team of Global Speakers
  3. The Ability to Network, Connect and Collaborate with other Speakers Globally
  4. A path of Professional Development that will see you Accredited Globally
  5. Ability to become involved in the direction of the Association and give back