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October 17, 2018
Are gold medals losing their gloss on national speaker’s circuit?

Gold medal winners are losing their shine on the professional speaking circuit in New Zealand as the country’s conference and seminar industry shifts into the age of the ‘expert’ and ‘thought leader’, says NSANZ President Darren Pratley. “Where once the professional speaking circuit was a natural career progression for elite athletes, there is now a […]

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September 7, 2018
GSF Member Association & NSA Conference Dates 2018-2020

Below is the full calender of GSF and NSA conference dates around the world. [pdf-embedder url="https://professionalspeakers.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-2020-GSF-and-NSA-Events-7.7.2018-1.pdf" title="2018-2020 GSF and NSA Events 7.7.2018"]

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August 2, 2017
Give away control and make the sale – Ask Permission

For decades we have been told to keep control and steer the client but in today’s climate, clients are becoming savvy and resistant to ‘being sold’. It is time to break the mould. Your sales process will have natural breaks, points where you pause before moving on to the next portion of the conversation. At […]

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August 2, 2017
Taking No Prisoners- Dealing with Hostages in Facilitation

Many years ago now I had just begun contract training through a new organization and I was in my second or third contract with them with a significant client. I was responsible for training over 100 people in total at 10 to 15 a time, for two hours, working with for five groups a week […]

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July 19, 2017
How Showcase Will Help Your Speaking Career

To say that building a speaking career is difficult is an understatement—you have to put yourself out there, swallow some hard feedback, and be crazy enough to do it all over again. So how do you know you’re getting better at speaking? At NSANZ, you get the chance to present to your peers at an […]

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July 19, 2017
Why Professional Insurance

A word we hear most frequently is manifestation. Some people who are spoken about frequently use the term manifestation from a positive perspective. Sometimes it takes a long period of time for an event of a physical thing to manifest from the intangible to the real physical. Sometimes  though it only takes a short time. […]

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July 19, 2017
Transform Your Ho-hum Presentations

This post contains tools and techniques that can transform a ho-hum presentation into one that will wow your audience. Posted with Permission of Geoffrey James of www.inc.com.. This is not for the stage but when you are asked to present to win the business Coin acronyms sparingly. If you must use a complex term frequently, it’s OK to […]

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July 19, 2017
Revamping the Professional Speakers Academy (PSA)

Do you want a stronger Speaking/Training business? We’re here to help with the Professional Speakers Academy (PSA) Zig Ziglar once said, “The only thing worse than training employees and losing them is not training them and keeping them.”   Many of you might have already graduated through the Professional Speakers Academy (PSA), or you might […]

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July 19, 2017
Sharing best practices with other GSF associations

Towards the end of 2014, the GSF opened a vault that enabled the sharing of knowledge amongst ourselves. This is a major step in getting the best practises documented and shared. For example, did you know that the German Speakers Association (GSA) have a university degree to teach their members how to become a Speaker […]

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July 19, 2017
We Will Be Hosting the Global Speakers Summit (GSS) Here in 2018

The Global Speakers Summit is coming to NZ! How would your business change if you went international? Did you know that as a fully paid up member of NSANZ, you can qualify to be a member of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF)?  The GSF is a non-for-profit Association that provides support to other Speaker Associations […]

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