NSW|ACT Event - Christmas Connections

  • 05 Dec 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
  • The Pavilion at Darling Park, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney


  • Register by 2 December
  • Register by 2 December

Registrations close on 4 December. We are not able to accept walk-up bookings on the night.
Registration is closed

Come along to our December Chapter event to join model and TV presenter Sabine Gruchet as well as enjoy our CSP Smorgasbord sharing their funniest speaking moments.

Secret Santa - Please Bring: A copy of your book or a box of chocolates (in either case, wrapped and anonymous) and lots of Christmas cheer!

How to Woo the Camera – Sabine Gruchet 

Having discovered the value of video, we’re rushing out to film ourselves, create online training, clog up social media with our 30 second clips. But are there ways we could be doing this better? Are there hidden pitfalls when it comes to speaking to camera? Sabine will take her years of experience in front of a lens and explain what it takes to appear relaxed and confident in front of a camera. 

Sabine will share with us the story of her varied professional successes. Having always been entrepreneurial by nature, Sabine started her first business at 17 in Castlereagh St SYDNEY and another at the ripe old age of 20 in Hunter & Pitt St Sydney.

After 20+ years in front of the camera, Sabine now has her own Photography and video studio @mullensstreetstudio in Balmain, Sydney where she project manages client shoots. She is still a model and presenter for several big brands and live shopping tv and videos. Sabine is now face of a weight loss product after going from straight size to plus size. She will share her story of how she was paid to lose weight! - as well as teach us what we need to know in order to:

 look good in a photograph

• perform at our best on video 

• develop good body and posture confidence 

Sabine is an international professional full-time Model, Actor, Presenter, best known in Australia for being the "Wheel of Fortune” model. Sabine is a dual French and Australian citizen and her modelling and presenting work has taken her to UK, NZ, Asia, Germany, and USA. Sabine speaks at events, does MC work and runs training sessions preparing people for the camera, so this is a great opportunity to tap into her expertise.

Funniest Speaking Moments

Six of our beloved CSPs will share 5 minutes of their funniest speaking moments (planned or inadvertent)


Dean Collier

Dean Collier is first and foremost a personal and business leadership futurist. On this occasion, however, The Dean of numbers will be sharing his skills as a ukelelist and numerologist as he entertains and guides us through the evening.

Pre-session: Strictly Social

Please join us for drinks and nibbles at 5.30pm.

At a Glance:

5.00pm: Registration opens
5.15pm: Strictly Social
5:50pm: Short Break
6.00pm: Formal meeting start with MC, Dean Collier
6.05pm:  President's recap and Secret Santa 
7.00pm: Dinner and networking break / photograph break
7.45pm: Funniest Speaking Moments
8.35pm: Fun group photo with Melinda Hird and evening close

** Order of events may be subject to change **