Kia Ora, and welcome to the National Speakers Association of New Zealand (NSANZ) where we aim to “Help Others to Truly Excel”. I’m Glen Sharkey- the National President. As many of you will know, “Kia ora” means ‘be well’ or ‘be healthy’ and it’s our aim at National Speakers to help people build healthy speaking businesses, whether that be keynote speaking, MCing, facilitation, or coaching.

At a recent meeting, I was asked by a first-time visitor what the benefits of joining NSANZ would be. In a nutshell, we:

  • Provide collegial support for our speaking ‘tribe’
  • Offer regular live and online streamed meetings in Auckland and Christchurch for our members to be exposed to both national and international speakers
  • Provide opportunities each year for professional development, including our up coming two day Academy Intensive
  • Help you to ‘keep on track’ with the efforts you’re making to create and build your successful speaking business with accountability including our monthly ‘round table’ Speakers’ Cafes.

And I’m super excited that the Global Speakers Summit, a gathering of the world’s 13 speaking associations, will be hosted by none other than the New Zealand Speakers association in February 2018- to register go to www.gss2018.com this is a not-to-be missed opportunity, right on our doorstep!!

If you have any further queries about any aspect of our organisation, please get in touch by filling in our enquiry form

I sincerely hope you’ll join us and see the value that we can add as you make every effort to develop and grow your speaking business!!

National President 2017

(Glen) Sharkey

Welcome to the NSANZ Team

Please let me introduce you to the NSANZ team: