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NSANZ Meeting

When:

Thu 29 Sep 2011, 5:30pm–8:00pm

Where: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, 147 The Terrace, Wellington

Restrictions: R15

Ticket Information:

  • Members: $20.00
  • Non-members: $35.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: NSANZWellington

1st session: Speaking Freely
Presented by Jade Valour
The human voice is a unique and fascinating instrument, capable of expressing a virtually infinite spectrum of emotion, feeling, thought. It can move to tears or to action; it can terrify and inspire. Our voice is an integral part of our personality, yet we take it very much for granted and are only marginally aware of its greater potential. How much more would we be capable of as speakers by increasing our vocal awareness? This presentation is about becoming better acquainted with the miracle that is your voice.

Jade Valour is a native New Yorker, a professional actor and classically trained singer who has worked in theatre and music for several decades, both on stage and behind the scenes. She has taught vocal technique/production and presentation skills to actors, singers and speech therapists for 20 years, in professional institutions in Germany, and now in New Zealand where she has been living for the past three and a half years. Many of her students have gone on to successful careers in their respective fields.

“Jade is a…talented teacher with a passion for life…and patience and persistence that are a compliment to her.” - Sir Richard Taylor, Director, Weta Workshop

2nd session: The People You Meet
Presented by Karen Boyes, CSP
The life of an international speaker is vast and varied. While you are on the road with a mission to change the world, educate people or simply to entertain, the personal learnings and experiences are the real jewels.

Karen will share some of the powerful learnings she has received on her speaking journey in 15 countries, as well as how she balances the personal and professional to maintain her high energy and an incredible family life. She will also discuss our fascinating brains and how our thinking processes can define us.

Karen Boyes, CSP, is described as Australasia's "Mrs Education." An expert in effective teaching, learning and living, Karen turns research into practical and simple to use techniques that create success. As the Founder of Spectrum Education, an author, publisher of the Teachers Matter magazine and an Affiliate Director of the International Institute for the Habits of Mind, Karen is dynamic presenter, she inspires teachers and students around the world.

Speakers roundtable for members: 8pm - 8.45pm

We look forward to see you there!

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