Greetings from Christchurch Chapter President Martz Witty

I was once taught you are who you hang out with – to that end you need to know that NSANZ Christchurch is a committed, dynamic and passionate group of aspiring and professional speakers across many fields. We regularly come together to nurture and encourage each other to develop our speaking businesses by becoming ‘Professional By Choice – Collaborative in Practice‘. In 2015/2016 we are working to the theme that “Persistence Pays” so yes it’s a planned year of HARD work… but it is going to pay handsomely! We are striving to have all our members join and complete the accreditation process through to at least Professional member.

If this sounds like your kind of tribe, we invite you to join us sometime soon.


Martz Witty 2015-2016
Cell phone 021 2222 007; or


If you’re a speaker passing through Christchurch, we would love to host you in some shape or form. Please let us know you’re in town, phone Martz on 021 2222 007 or email

Meeting Details

  • When: Christchurch Branch Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month between February and November. Please arrive from 6.00pm for half an hour of networking before the meeting starts at 6.30pm sharp.
  • WhereThe George Hotel, 50 Park Terrace  –  See Google Map >>
  • Investment: First meeting is free. (Subsequent visits are $50 to non-members). You ae invited to become a member.

Christchurch Masterclasses / Professional Development Series

The Masterclass Series is held monthly from April-November, usually on a Friday morning 9.00am – noon. The investment for the session is included in member’s monthly subscriptions but they are open to the public at an investment of $195+gst per session. The series cover a range of topics that are relevant to developing the ‘4Es’ of Professional Speaking; eloquence, expertise, enterprise and ethics.

Please see our Events page for upcoming Masterclass details.

Random Speakers Café meetings are held throughout the year, and may be held as breakfasts, evening sessions or weekend workshops.

Christchurch Branch Planning

We have a ‘Breakfast with the President’ meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.30am at Kidd’s Cakes & Bakery, 244 Cranford St  –  See Google Map >>. In this meeting we strategise and philosophise about how we can become more professional by choice and find where persistence pays.