The George Hotel

Protocal Bar 2 Cashmere Road, Christchurch

Christchurch, NZ

December Christchurch Chapter Meeting.

A Speakers welcome from David Clarkson

Are you a speaker? Are you intrigued to be a speaker? Are you a friend or colleague or partner of a speaker? If the answer is yes to any of these, you will fit right in to our forthcoming speakers challenge event.

At the challenge you are welcome to participate (rules below FYI) or be in the viewing gallery. It is really up to you.

But wait there is more..

You will have an opportunity to network over nibbles and if you are new to speaking, perhaps, rub shoulders with those who are in the speaking game.

Sound like you?

Where and When, Registration

  • Tuesday 12 December 2017, 6.30pm for 7.00pm start prompt through to 8.30pm

  • Protocal Bar, 2 Cashmere Rd, Cashmere, Christchurch.

If you have any food allergies please let David know on your RSVP.

To register please RSVP to David prior to 10 December 2017:

Phone: +64 3 960 4308 Mobile: 027 67 66 870


See you at the challenge!

David Clarkson, for and on behalf of NSANZ Christchurch




Rules of Competition, Speakers Challenge

  1. Speeches will be 5 minutes in duration: Speakers who speaker for under 4 minutes  or over 6 minutes will be disqualified.  Green light on 4 minutes, orange light on 4 and a half minutes, red light on 5 minutes and stays on until speaker finishes speaking.  See Chart below for timing points allocation.

  2. Speeches must be obviously related to the topic “Now and Then” (incidental reference to the theme will not be enough). You may elect a specific topic under this theme if you wish.

  3. Use of notes for the challenge is discouraged.

  4. The content of the speeches must be substantially original. That is material must originate with the speaker and any quotes or references from other sources must be identified and attributed to those sources.  If in doubt ask whether the material would breach copy right.

  5. Good taste is encouraged; libelous, obscene or profane language must be avoided; political, sexist, racist or religious material should be treated with sensitively.

  6. Participation in the challenge infers that all speakers agree to the foregoing. 
     Timing points:

Time in minutesPts
4.20-4. 296




If you are an aspiring speaker, a professional speaker or anywhere inbetween on your journey to get there, this session will equip you with tips and practical advice on making your time on the stage memorable and impacting.

If you have any issues booking your ticket please contact the NSANZ Secretrary at