Speak in Public with Confidence

Come and join us again for a night of networking with other young professionals with a glass of wine or beer. Our MC for the night will make sure there are enough networking games and exercises to help you meet new people.

Do you admire speakers that have the charisma to lead a crowd while keeping their demeanor calm?

Come to our young professionals networking evening and learn handy tips on public speaking with our expert speaker Maggie Eyre who has recently returned to Auckland from working in the UK.


6:00 - 6:30 pm

Arrival and Registration

Drinks and Snacks Provided
6:30 - 6:40 pm

MC Welcome

6:40 - 6:55 pm

Guest Speaker: Session One

Public Speaking - The Benefits
Maggie Eyre, Professional Presentation Coach/Author - Fresh Eyre
6:55 - 7:30 pm

Free/Speed Networking

Run by MC
7:30 - 7:45 pm

Guest Speaker: Session Two

Public Speaking - Tips on How to Master it Everytime
Maggie Eyre, Professional Presentation Coach/Author - Fresh Eyre
7:45 - 8:15 pm

Speed Networking

8:15 - 9:00 pm

Free Networking


Maggie Eyre

Professional Presentation Coach/Author
Fresh Eyre

Maggie has extensive experience as an International Communications Consultant specialising in presentation skills and leadership.

Maggie has 30 years experience in education, professional theatre, public relations and corporate training. In the past decade she has coached clients based in Europe, the USA, Dubai and New Zealand. Some of her clients have included Vodafone, Mastercard, Royal Mail, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Aestra Zenica and Jarvis. Previously she worked closely as a media advisor to New Zealand’s former Prime Minister Helen Clark.

Maggie’s journey has come from being crippled with fear on stage as a child to coaching leaders from all walks of life. She also has a book published in the UK (Speak in Public with Confidence) and New Zealand, Australia and India (Speak Easy).


As a young professional I'm sure you are aware of the importance of making and sustaining valuable contacts. If you're not, you should!

Schmooze is a series of networking events that will enable you as a young professional to improve your little black book of business contacts.

Each event is based loosely around a cultural event being held in Auckland.

The History

Schmooze was established in 2002, initiated in response to the lack of suitable networking forums available for New Zealand 's young professionals.

As mentioned, building contacts is essential in today's business world. Schmooze events give young professionals the opportunity to meet and form relationships with others in similar fields of business, in the hope that these relationships will thrive and provide Schmoozers with useful contacts for the future.