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September 5, 2019
Special CSP Showcase Was Amazing

Below are some photos from our National Meeting on 27 August, immediately after the AGM. What an inspirational evening hearing 12 minute snippets from our very own CSPs, the top speakers in NZ. Ralph Brown also received his life membership award due to the huge contribution he has made in NSANZ, both in Christchurch and […]

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August 15, 2019
Finding Your Niche Speaker Cafe Review

Finding Your Niche Speaker Cafe Review "Thanks for hosting the great Speakers Café last Saturday, it was amazing.Found heaps of golden nuggets, thanks Jason for giving us a betterunderstanding of finding our niche.I have two pages of very helpful notes." Steffi August This weeks Speaker Cafe on Finding Your Niche, facilitated by Jason Borowicz, was […]

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October 27, 2018
How To Book and View Past Meeting Videos

The wonderful software installed in 2018 now allows you do login to the member only area of our website. See the short video below explaining how to book for a meeting, either online or in person, and how to view past meeting video archives.

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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="http://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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