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July 19, 2017
Minutes National AGM 26th August 2014

Minutes of NSANZ National AGM 2014------------ Waipuna Hotel Mt Wellington, 26 August 2014 Meeting commenced 6:07 Present: Debbie Mayo-Smith, William Pike, Elias Kanaris, Pam Martin, Cam Calkoen, Gilly Chater, Kanuka Simpson, Louise Pagonis, Cath Vincent, Allie Mooney, Bill James, Helen Gwyn, Wanita Zoghby-Fourie, Roberta Budvietas. On-line: Karen Boyes, Roydon Gibbs Guests: Monique Knight and Nick Hindson […]

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July 19, 2017
Social Media Rules

The single most important rule of business is this one – “Don’t follow rules.  Start with rules, and then follow results”. I am not a big fan of social media.  Personally I love how Facebook allows me to connect daily with all my geographically scattered friends, co-pipe band crazy followers and of course, my family. […]

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July 19, 2017
NSANZ National President is looking for Farmers!

From the national president … This is an exciting time to be President! It is like being a farmer. I have been working hard on the farm with a number of others, fertilising, nurturing, pruning, cultivating – and now we are watching the fruit grow. And it is looking like a bumper crop of the […]

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July 19, 2017
Why helping with the Silent Auction could lead you to Win an Award

As the President of the Auckland Chapter, I spoke to Linda Guirey recently about the forthcoming Gala Dinner and National Awards.  With the date now locked in (the Gala Dinner will be held in Auckland on September the 19th), this could be your chance to lend a helping hand and this could lead to an […]

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July 19, 2017
Common Courtesy by Sarah O’Neil

How lucky were we to have the amazing Kary Oberbrunner speak with us at our July meeting. The wonders of the internet and modern technology can bring outstanding international speakers right into our meetings – even if it is 3:30 in the morning where they are. I for one got a lot out of what […]

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July 19, 2017
Christchurch Masterclass Series, Reminder for June Event

Master Class – 28 June 2014, eBook Publishing with Publisher, Deb Donnell Aim To turn your keynote speech into a professionally published eBook Venue: Training & Beyond, Unit 1, 201 Opawa Road, Christchurch Time:  From 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon Register:  Email [email protected] or phone Deb 021 2277587 For flyer details for the session e mail […]

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July 19, 2017
The Professional Speakers Academy – Bill’s thoughts

When I started speaking the NSANZ was the key reason (plus a bit of self-determination) that I hit six figures in year one. The PSA workshops were a key for me. I had been in the organisation for just a few months when they rolled around and I scraped together what seemed like a lot […]

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July 19, 2017
10,000 Hours

Have you heard about the ’10,000 hours practice’ thing yet? If you have not, you will do at some stage. The theory goes that you have to practice your art for 10,000 hours before you can consider yourself proficient and worthy. This may not be true for some skill sets like hanging out the washing […]

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July 19, 2017
NSANZ Recognises Frances Denz, MNZM, Senior New Zealander of the Year

Frances Denz has won the Trifecta. In January 2013 she was awarded the Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her service to business. Then she won the Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award and in February she was awarded the Senior New Zealander of the Year. The awards are recognition of her service and […]

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July 19, 2017
Upcoming Speaker Conferences

International Speakers Convention in Belgium Antwerp is on April 4 & 5 the place to be for speakers. In those days the Professional Speakers Association Holland organizes an international speakers convention. This convention is unique not only because of the bustling Antwerp. It is certainly a must go because information from speaking experts from seven […]

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