Louise Pagonis

Louise Pagonis
http://outspokenbyodd.co.nz/louise-pagonis
Skills: 
After Dinner Speaker, Broadcaster, Business Speaker, Facilitator, Host, MC, Political Commentator, Speaker, Sports Presenter, TV Presenter, Writer
Voice Skills: 
Brand, Corporate, Documentary, IVR phone systems, Narration
Interests: 
Art, Business, Culture and the Arts, Economy and Finance, Entertaining, Environmental, Food and Wine, Health and Lifestyle, Leadership, Politics, Travel

Louise is one of New Zealand’s most well known broadcasters with a long career in both television and radio. Her accomplishments span from reporting & news reading to weather presenting. Most recently she was a regular correspondent on the Radio Live Drive Show with Duncan Garner presenting a weekly update on the issues and achievements of the small business sector.

Louise has forged a successful career outside of this as a speaker on the topic of building a public profile and being” media ready “and she is regularly in demand as an MC for a variety of functions. Her recent events include the annual King’s College Ladies Lunch and The Auckland Executive Club Political Panel (keeping 10 politicians to time and getting them to answer the question presented!).

She also led the inaugural Grey Lynn Business Association Sustainable Walk which involved leading 50 people around the 6 different businesses and introducing the business owners at each venue.

Louise is a keen traveller and two of her favourite places are the Central Otago region where she holidayed as a child, and the Auckland harbour. In her spare time she is a guide for an Auckland walking tour company and she loves to explore the inner harbour in her kayak. She is a mother of two grown up sons and enjoys fitness and languages (she speaks passable French which came in handy when she was stuck in Paris in the recent terror attacks).

Louise’s idea of a great day would be a swim in the sea and barbecuing some sea food for friends on her back deck helped along by plenty of syrah wine - her new passion.

We have been delighted to have Louise as a guest speaker at our Businesswomen’s Club, giving our members great tips and advice on how to deal with the Media as small business owners. Louise has also been our MC at a debate involving a panel of political candidates for us, prior to the last election. Recently, she has facilitated a “breakout” day for our Committee, assisting them in discussions to review the goals and purposes of our Club. We have found her input to be outstanding. She has the ability to summarise discussion into a few succinct points, providing direction and clarity. Her inclusive attitude encourages co-operation and openness. Louise has an engaging speaking manner, has always prepared adequately and is thoroughly professional.
Auckland Executive Club
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for MCing yesterday. You truly were perfect and I don't know of anyone else that could have done a better job. I really really appreciate the time and effort you put in - introducing the speakers with such charm! The event wouldn't have been the same if you hadn't pulled it together, so thank you
Grey Lynn Business Association
I had the distinct pleasure of hearing Louise Pagonis present at the National Speakers Association of Australia's annual national convention. She was terrific: entertaining, full of insight, clear and engaging. What more could one ask of a professional speaker?! We are all blessed to have Louise as a member of our fraternity (or is it sorority?) and we have much to learn from her deep and wide experience in the media and on the "live" platform. Louise is highly recommended!
Rodney
Thank you so much for being our MC for the day. You were fantastic with your enthusiasm and encouragement and just a pleasure to work alongside. You just seemed to instinctively know what needed to be said – and when. Not to mention being a brilliant time keeper
Kings Ladies Lunch

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