We are New Zealand’s most experienced specialist business/professional presentation skills course provider.

We provide intensely interactive bespoke in-house programmes to business, professions, government, sales, tertiary and community clients, plus open courses and small-group coaching.

Speak•NZ operates nationwide.


Peter J Donoghue
M.021 778.184
Founder and Director of Speak•NZ
Course Facilitator
Client liaison

Peter Donoghue

Continuously involved in business presentation skills and public speaking courses since 1978
Founded and directed Group Communication Consultants. (GCC) (1979-1995)

Developed, and with psychologist Dr Andrea Polzer, evolved the uniquely intensive psychology-based programme employed by SPEAK•NZ.


Richard O’Malley
Course Facilitator
Client liaison

Richard OMalley

Award-winning speaker, speaking coach, systems analyst, chartered accountant.
Richard is a dynamic speaker, an incisive and positive analyst of business presentations, a public speaking contest judge and speaking supporter/mentor to schools.


Dr Andrea Polzer PhD.(Org. Psych.)
Course Developer and Facilitator.

Andrea Speaking

An original at GCC, now SPEAK•NZ’s principal course developer and adviser.
Andrea is a significant asset to us and brings considerable value to our clients.

Simon Franks
Course Facilitator
Client liaison

Simon Franks SPEAKNZ

Simon’s background is as a broadcaster here and overseas and is an experienced speaker and conference MC. He is now and has been for some years, one of the country’s leading corporate, radio and television voiceover specialists. Without knowing it or being able to put a name to it, you will already be quite familiar with his voice.

The time Simon has spent as a speaking coach, performer and voice artist dovetails well with what we seek to add to our course approach. Smooth, professional, relaxed, efficient and polished business presenting with an innate ability to cultivate it in others.

We have long commissioned Speak•NZ’s course right throughout the year to our head office and New Zealand regional centres. Our people consistently rate the courses highly and their subsequent effectiveness is self-evident.

Management group at course


There are four client profiles.

1. We conduct in-house customised programmes for larger organisations. 
Our clientele is mostly significent businesses, professional organisations and local government or government entities.

Some of these commission us to a programme of monthly courses so that they may have as many of their personnel as possible through the course. We are usually booked a year or two ahead for these.

2. For smaller operations, we conduct single, bespoke, discipline-specific courses. Some clients use the opportunity of the course to invite existing or potential customers/clients or suppliers to participate. Making up the numbers this way, when they may not themselves have sufficient for an in-house course, offers high-reward, goodwill / promotional value for very little outlay.

3. We also provide small group coaching and specific event preparation for presenters.

4. Within limits, we are also pleased to provide services to community groups.



While we’re not seeking anyone right now, if you’re interested, you are highly skilled and you can bring something you think we need, talk to us. Who knows?

Peter Donoghue M. 021 778.184 Any time.