Mike Handcock Wins the 2017 New Zealand Speaker of the Year

The winners of the prestigious 2017 National Speakers Association of New Zealand Awards were announced at the Gala Dinner and Awards Evening held at the Remuera Golf Course on Golf Course on Friday March 31st, 2017. Every year, the National Speaking Association of New Zealand organizes award winning events to celebrate members who have done well in the profession, thereby recognizing excellence and hard work in public speaking. The members of the association are experts in their fields and speak on a variety of topics at conferences, meetings and events in New Zealand and overseas.

The National Speaking Association of New Zealand is an association of professional speakers in New Zealand which includes those who aspire to engage in the noble profession. The association was established with the primary aim of celebrating and providing collegial support for members of the speaking community. It also aims to provide opportunities for professional development as well as help members keep track of the efforts they are making towards creating and building successful speaking businesses.

Mike Handcock was announced as the winner of the 2017 New Zealand National Speaker of the Year, which makes it the 3rd time that this talented and highly amiable speaker has won the award. Alongside this year’s award, Mike also won the awards for 2011 and 2015. He also has in his credits other awards such as the New Zealand Inspirational speaker of the year and the New Zealand Business Person of the year.

For his numerous achievements and contribution to the business world including professional speaking, Mike has been appointed Chairman of the Global Speaking Summit (GSS) that will be hosted by bid-winning New Zealand in February 2018. Mike is also the recipient of CSP Global, a worldwide prestigious designation issued by the Global Speakers Federation (GSF), to recognize experienced, credible and globally competent professional speakers who bring international proficiency and expertise to the global speaking industry. To date this award has only been given to 28 professional speakers out of 55,000 world wide.

Mike Handcock is a multi-talented individual with a background in senior management at one of New Zealand’s leading corporate organizations. He is an international award-winning speaker, business leader, entrepreneur par excellence, brilliant innovator, leadership genius, and corporate strategist with decades of experience operating in over 70 cities and 40 countries throughout the world.

Mike is a bestselling author of more than 13 books on business and personal development and the founder and owner of 5 international companies. He has produced a television show and is the producer and director of Dreamcatchers – an 82-minute feature film launched in 2010, with his second movie Arjuna in pre-production. He is also a musician with eleven albums to his credit and has produced and written for Radio & TV in New Zealand.

Mike currently serves on the board of The Sage Foundation where he was acknowledged by President Bill Clinton for his philanthropy. He also serves on the board of The Global Dialogue Foundation aligned with the United Nations in promoting Unity in Diversity.

For more information about Mike Handcock and his awards visit: https://web.facebook.com/NationalspeakersNZ/; https://www.globalspeakersfederation.net/

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