This award acknowledges speakers who have continued to reach out and achieve changes in practice amongst diverse groups over many years, through their keynote presentations, workshops, consulting and one-to-one work.
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Your application will need to demonstrate:
be a CSP, Full or Life Member of PSANZ
have not won this award (or prior equivalents) in the previous year’s awards
have been a financial member of the Association for a minimum of three calendar months before the date when you upload your application
have earned $NZ 20,000 excl GST or more from this definition of professional speaking during the 18 months from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2022 – this reduction from the normal $50,000 acknowledges the difficulties the professional speaking industry has faced during the COVID pandemic
have been doing such work professionally for at least three years before the application closing date.
Educators like you are a core of the speaking industry – experts who play a variety of speaking-related roles with diverse clients, cultures and demographics. You will have broad experience and the ability to work equally well with top-level corporate groups to flax-roots, hands-on groups.
The Educator of the Year is a learner, teacher, designer and deliverer of learning experiences of consistently high quality and originality.
Your application will demonstrate your:
high levels of the Four Es; professional eloquence, expertise, enterprise and ethics
ability to consistently derive education-related income on an ongoing basis
commitment to your own professional development and the development of the speaking and training professions nationally and/or internationally
exemplification of the PSANZ values and support for the Association.
Here’s how you’ll do this: tell us about you, your clients, your training and related activities, an indication of any earnings and feedback from clients. You can format this information in any way and in any order that you choose, and you'll include some video footage.
Here's the detail of what to show and tell us – remembering to include it all in ONE document.
1. The basics
your name and (if applicable) your employer or your own company
your contact details, website/s and social media links
when you became a Member of PSANZ
how many PSANZ and/or other related professional development events you have attended from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2022
your service/contribution to PSANZ and/or the wider speaking/training industry over that time.
2. The big picture
Give us a brief overview of your educator business/activities, generally describing your:
motivations and aspirations
reasons why you believe you should receive the award.
3. The business
Please tell us the following information in no more than two pages:
History: a summary of the years you’ve been an educator and the diversity of the groups you’ve worked with
Philosophy: why you train the way you educate
Methodology: your fields of knowledge when it comes to how you develop and deliver your educational activities and your expertise in your chosen topics
Achievements: some of the projects, programmes and moments that demonstrate your work at its best, supported by three brief examples of the depth and breadth of your work
Product: one example of your work that you would like the judges to view, such as a book, manual, promo piece, podcast, DVD slide show and so on.
4. The events
List or tabulate a summary of the education-related events you have delivered from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2022. This can be face-to-face, online or blended.
You can include both paid and unpaid/pro-bono activities. For each event, indicate the:
client or organisation’s name
date and location
topic and duration; e.g. 1 hour, half-day, 1-2 days or delivered in modules over a longer period.
Please tell us the total value of education-related income generated during the 18 months from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2022. We recommend you provide a breakdown of income per specified event and other work.
Please verify this income by:
either a signed declaration (an e-signature is fine) from your accountant that this is an honest and accurate statement;
or a list of invoices or other evidence of earnings.
5. The responses
What do your clients and audiences like about your work? Please give us a phone number and email address for:
at least three of the clients are included in your summary of education events;
or, if you deliver your own public events rather than being engaged by a client, at least one event attendee from at least five events.
Of those five, please give us the following, from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2022:
at least three client testimonials in written, audio or video form
full contact details for at least two referees so a current PSANZ Board member can contact them about your work.
6. The visuals
Include a link to an unedited video of you in action as an educator, within the past year, with a genuine audience – not an audience set up specifically to create the footage.
This footage should comprise three 20-minutes segments that show you presenting to and engaging with your audiences.