The thought of speaking in public inspires fear in almost everyone. But one New Zealand woman has made it her mission to transform people’s lives as relates to getting up and speaking in front of an audience. On Monday 12th September, Maggie Eyre returned to London for the launch of the third edition of her book ‘Speak Easy, The Essential Guide to Speaking in Public’. Over 100 NZBWN members and friends attended the Hospital Club for the opportunity to hear Maggie speak and to have her sign a copy of her book.
To say Maggie was inspirational is an understatement. She captured the hearts and minds of the attendees with her relaxed and inclusive style of presenting, and provided some great tips and insight into how one can overcome a fear of public speaking. One NZBWN member, Stacey Williams, was brave enough to join Maggie on stage. With a bit of on-the-spot coaching, Stacey was soon telling the audience her personal story and why she does what she does. She did so well, that she won a 2-hour personal Skype coaching session with Maggie.
Many thanks to Maggie for sharing her experiences with us – we hope to see her again one day soon (watch this space!). We’d like to thank Network members Mary Fenwick for introducing Maggie, Amanda Allen of Stella & Dot (www.stelladot.co.uk/amandaallen), Miriam Ingram for taking photos on the night and to the Providores and Ozone coffee for dinner vouchers. A special thank you also goes to the sponsors of the evening – Foremost Currency Group. And finally, a big thank-you to the Events team for pulling the night together.