Diana Thomson

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Diana Thomson started off in your shoes as a nervous public speaker, hands shaking, sweating and losing her place. She didn't want to "make a fool of herself" so practiced, listened to more experienced speakers, read books and sought out advice, then practiced more.  She had private coaching from Presentations Limited NZ and NBO Group Singapore. She gained her Toastmasters International Competent Communicator and Leadership qualification in 2013.  Within a year of starting this she had a job as a workshop presenter and took each workshop as a chance to improve her communication and audience engagement.  

Guiding others along their journey with public speaking, she observed most people don't know they have public speaking skills. She also found helping them improve beforehand after they spoke a thrill.  Speech Marks, brought together decades of her experience in business and six years as a public speaking mentor. It allows Diana to help other business women and entrepreneurs.

Diana is constantly reading, learning and developing new techniques for her clients.  She is a past President of CBD Toastmaster Club, an accredited member of the National Speakers Association of New Zealand (NSANZ / Professional Speakers Association of NZ).

Diana has three keynotes:

"Why women aren't speaking up, how we can help them"

"The public speaking confidence cycle - you can start anywhere"

"Public Speaking isn't your No.1 fear so just do it!"


E. shaun@essentialtalent.co.nz

M. +64 21 466 733