About Miriam

Find out more about the speech teacher behind the Say It Clearly programmes.

Say It Clearly training programmes are designed by speech expert Miriam McKenzie (Erikson). Say It Clearly Ltd offers customised speech training to business professionals, educators, parents.

Meet Miriam

Miriam has over twenty five years’ experience teaching and training in speech and effective communication to a diverse range of clients including sales people, corporate CEOs, bankers, business owners, teachers and children.

She creates customised training programmes for individuals at all levels - from novice to experienced public speakers, speakers for whom English is a second language, children and young people.

Miriam has a Bachelor of Education from University of Otago, a Diploma in Teaching from Dunedin College of Education and an ATCL diploma in practical speech and drama from Trinity College, London.



  • 2019, McKenzie, M. Say It Clearly (revised edition), Essential Resources, NZ, 
  • 2012, Erikson, M Say It Clearly, Essential Resources, NZ.


  • 2018, Southland Export Trust grant winner for exporting speech programmes to China.

Conferences and Events:

  • Conductive Education fundraiser 2013 - Presented for ‘Fragile’ clothing range for women and girls.
  • NZ Regional Councils HR conference 2014 - Facilitated and presented Public Speaking - and it’s all public Speaking.
  • NZ Law Society Southland Otago conference 2015 - Presented Effective Communication - what’s tone got to do with it?
  • Southland Chamber of Commerce breakfast seminar 2016 - Opened and Closed for Christopher Luxon, CEO Air NZ.

Get in touch with Miriam to discuss how she can help you.