What a fabulous time we had at our meeting on the 29th October! Starting with the Showcase at 6pm MC Linda Wells introduced 3 great speakers; Margot Robbie, Mark Innes and Tanya Unkovich engaged us with their diverse topics, receiving reassuring and useful feedback from evaluators, Terry Williams CSP and Allan Parker CSP.
Our national meeting officially began at 7.30 and MC Bill James guided us through the proceedings. Eloise spoke about the new induction programme (awesome!) and Rob presented Tanya with her membership certificate.
Allan Parker was our guest speaker and ‘wow’, we were mesmerised by his ability to connect with us on a deeper level. Very moving and inspiring! As speakers we are always working on more effective and authentic audience connection and Alan presented on the power of empathy and validation skills for authentic connection.
Allan is simply so much ‘more’ and the opportunity to be in his company again is coming up next year so don’t miss out! The buzz in the room and around the country with the online ‘kisses and comments’ were testament that we were all ‘internally ignited’ by Allan.
As always it was wonderful to have the online presence in the room and we were delighted to have Auckland guests Anthony and Joy, plus New York publisher and CSP Susan Friedmann join us.
Written by Monica Moore