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Public speaking coach and MC

Failure isn’t fatal, it’s merely feedback.

Miriam Chancellor is New Zealand’s up and coming MC and public speaking/presentation coach. As one of few MC’s that have been professionally trained in public speaking, Miriam has the ability to mold her style and content to suit the occasion. As a public speaking/presentation coach she is one of the only females in market. Miriam brings fresh flare to any event and is recognised for her clever scripts, warm style and commanding presence.

Miriam Chancellor is an experienced communicator with a passion to see others enjoy the rewards of public speaking proficiency. Miriam has a diploma in Speech and Drama, a bachelor’s degree in Communication and is President of Auckland Toastmasters. Whether it is impromptu speaking, presentations, or pitches, Miriam has learnt the tools to communicate effectively and now seeks to share what she has learnt with others.

Miriam has facilitated events as MC for various New Zealand celebrities including Peta Mathias, Simon Gault and Sir Michael Hill.

Current work
Miriam runs public speaking workshops for corporates and trains executives how to present with impact. Through her one on one training, Miriam equips individuals with knowledge of how to use body language and the voice to become an engaging and memorable speaker.

Talking Points

Presenting with Impact

An interactive, engaging lesson on the basics of public speaking at work. Content includes body language, the voice, and impromptu speaking.

Structuring a Speech

This talk covers the importance of structuring speech and how to go about it. Content includes how to create a strong opening, middle and conclusion.


Your audience is most engaged during the first 20 seconds of your speech. This talk gives insights into how to make a presentation memorable both in content and delivery.

Nervous wreck

This talk covers a subject we all know too well…nerves! Content includes symptoms of nerves, why we fear public speaking, and how to manage nerves.
Miriam Chancellor hosted a workshop at the Club on Presenting With Impact in late October 2019. Miriam was brilliant - immediately capturing the audience’s attention which she continued to do over the course of her very interesting and interactive presentation. She was highly informative, using a clever combination of PowerPoint presentation and personal demonstrations to illustrate her points. At one point she invited someone from the audience to participate and she tastefully used the volunteer to further prove her main principles to perfecting public speaking. She interacted really well with the audience and masterfully answered questions at the end. I would highly recommend Miriam. The Northern Club

Miriam delivered a fantastic presentation at PwC in November. I was really impressed by the way she lived and demonstrated her key presentation messages in a way that really amplified and reinforced the impact. The team were highly engaged during the session and the use of volunteers and the interaction with the audience made it even more fun. Overall, there was plenty of food for thought, the lessons were clear and the attendees have increased their focus on ensuring that they are as impactful and effective as they can be in their presentation style in whatever forum they are presenting in.


Miriam Chancellor is a delight and a true professional. She radiates confidence, authenticity and empathy. She also does her homework and when it came time to introduce Peta Mathias at an evening event at the Northern Club the other week, she did so with aplomb. Peta was delighted and we were both seriously impressed. If you’re looking for someone to introduce a speaker or MC an event, I can think of no one more talented than Miriam.

Thornton Communications

Miriam ran a presenting with impact session at Ignite Architects. Miriam was very easy to work with. She was super organised and let us know what she required, where we couldn’t provide she was flexible. I received lots of amazing feedback around her session and many have requested more sessions with her. The quality of presentation was visual and brilliant, her personal presentation and communication style is engaging and this showed through the strong participation in the audience. She even stayed afterwards to answer questions of our people. We would totally endorse Miriam and think this was a well worth it initiative.

Ignite Architects
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