Professional Speakers Association of New Zealand Academy Intensive

July 25th & 26th 2020
Venue: The Commons, Upstairs Conference Room, 21 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna.

THIS YEAR FOR THE FIRST TIME for those who cannot make it we are offering the option of attending online via Zoom.

Are you Curious or Committed about strengthening your Speaking career?
Whether you are starting out or an experienced professional, this year’s Academy Intensive is designed to support YOU!

The lineup is phenomenal with both INTERNATIONAL and NATIONAL professionals sharing their expertise to help you springboard your career!

This year we are offering a duel platform with a programme for speakers new to professional speaking and those who are wanting to refresh, refine and reimage their businesses due to the influence of COVID-19.

As part of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF), we have been networking with our peers across the world to find out what the best practices are to update and springboard your business to new heights.

We will cover ALL aspects of what you need for a successful speaking business! Attend the weekend and come back in October for an accountability day with sharing and feedback. See Bundle option when you register.

Click here for more details and to book.

The Check-in Journal
Your daily tracker for business and personal development.

The Check-in Journal will help you clearly develop goals and provide the framework for achieving them. It is your own accountability buddy. It becomes the guide, the compass, that you use to manage your time and activities.
Meet the Presenters
We have an awesome lineup of speakers both in the room, live from the UK or pre-recorded from overseas!

Nigel Risner 

For more than 20 years, Nigel has been on his quest to make you the best by sharing his techniques and tools to break through the boundaries we put up around us. Nigel’s words whip listeners into action! His animated and interactive presentations have inspired thousands into taking positive strides in their work and personal life.“He has an awesome presence which touches and transforms people’s lives!” - Jack Canfield, Co-Author New York Time #1 Best Selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

Andy Lopata

Andy Lopata is labeled ‘One of Europe’s leading business networking strategists’ by the Financial Times and ‘a true master of networking’ by The Independent. Andy speaks across the globe and has worked with clients such as HSBC, GlaxoSmithKline, BP, Wella and Paypal. He is a Fellow and former Board Member of the Professional Speaking Association (UK and Ireland) and of the Learning and Performance Institute; a Master of the Institute of Sales Management and a member of the Global Speakers Federation.

Anthony Sears

Anthony Sears is known as ‘the telephone assassin, he’s leading expert on Telephone Engagement, specialising in helping businesses to improve Customer Service levels and Sales results over the phone. His approach is particularly effective for cultivating those low volume, high value sales leads that are not normally responsive to cold calls, and working with account managers to “Up-Serve” their existing clients. Proving that “Service Drives Sales” no matter what you do.

Adam Harris

Recently immigrated from the UK, Adam will be in the room all weekend and guiding you through his ‘Check in Journal’ which you will receive FREE as part of your registration. With his innate creativity, unique insights, and storied past as a trolley boy, Adam skilfully dismantles everything audiences thought they knew about networking, introductions, leadership, sales strategy – and success. Then he helps to rebuild those ideas.

Sam Rathling

CEO & Founder of Linked Inspired, Sam will get you results! The author of ‘LinkedIn or LinkedOut’ and ‘GIVE’, she is the UK’s leading authority in LinkedIn Lead Generation. With a BIG vision to deliver over £1billion in closed business to her clients she wows audiences across the globe, with her effective techniques to build influence, credibility and brand awareness through LinkedIn. No matter what product or service Sam will help you find and reach your target market, sharing simple strategies to drive inbound leads and attract your target clients to you.

Paul McGee

Paul McGee is one of the world's leading motivational speakers on the subject of change, workplace relationships, leadership and customer service. He brings a fresh perspective to common sense. ​He is often known as the SUMO guy after his SUMO book which became a bestseller.

Paul McGee's SUMO message made a huge impact on our staff.  He’s Inspiring and engaging with a thought provoking message that continues to help staff in both their personal and professional lives.``Sophie Davison - Senior HR Advisor, Retail - HARRODS

Chris Hanlon

Chris will be in the room and will present on how to craft your speech. He’s going to be around all weekend for you to catch up and talk shop.
Like all TED and TEDx talks, it is the effective performance that makes the most impact. If you are curious about how to position yourself so that you are more likely to attract clients, then I can help you to put a strategy together to do that. I am happy to catch up and have a chat about how I might be able to help you position yourself, if you are a professional, or your business.

Simon Hazeldine

Through his hard hitting speeches and seminars Simon’s powerful, practical and proven strategies will drive and deliver improved bottom line results Simon has a Masters Degree in Psychology, is a Fellow of the Institute of Sales & Marketing Management, a longstanding member of the Professional Speaking Association and a licensed Prism Neuroscience Brain Mapping Practitioner.

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