World’s Most Eloquent Leader at Our Lecture

World’s Most Eloquent Leader at Our Lecture

Jacinda Ardern on ‘My Vision for New Zealand’ on August 6, 2020 in Auckland

Venkat Raman
Auckland, August 2, 2020

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (Hagen Hopkins for Getty Images)

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will be the Guest Speaker at this year’s Indian Newslink Lecture, scheduled to be held on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 630 pm at Mahatma Gandhi Centre, 145, New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland.

‘My Vision for New Zealand,’ is the theme of her Lecture, which is expected to set the pace for future course of direction for various sectors of the economy.

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, the Developing Academy of Acuity Training of United Kingdom named Ms Ardern ‘The Most Eloquent Leader in the World,’ ahead of German Chancellor Angela Markel and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Empathetic leadership style

The Academy reviewed more than 100 hours of footage from press conferences, speeches and other public addresses of world leaders throughout 2020 and selected Ms Ardern as the topper.

“Jacinda Ardern employs an empathetic leadership style. She challenges the common perception that emotional communication shows weakness, instead choosing to approach the public with softer touch. She has a measured and authoritative sincerity about her – she is kind and compassionate, without shying away from tough issues,” the Academy said in a Press Release.

It said that world leaders have the ability to inspire us, motivate us, shock us and even scare us.

“There is tremendous power in great public speaking. But despite the requirement to make several public appearances and speeches in their roles, there are some world leaders who are not always on the right track when it comes to addressing their nation,” the Academy said.

Other Speakers at the Lecture

National Party MP and Finance Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith will provide his ‘Reflections’ on the Lecture. Attorney General and Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker will be the Master of Ceremonies, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff will deliver the Welcome Address, Barrister & Solicitor Gurbrinder Aulakh will provide ‘A Point of View’ and former Labour MP Dr Rajen Prasad will give the Concluding Remarks.

About INL Lecture Series

The Indian Newslink Sir Anand Satyanand Lecture was instituted in 2011, subscribing to the broad theme of Good Governance, with Honesty, Integrity, Accountability and Transparency as its core principles. The Series has been rebranded this year but would continue to feature topics of interest to those in governance roles, those on the growth path of their career and to chief executives and other decision-makers.

This formal, Black Tie Event includes dinner and networking.

For tickets and other details, please call 021-836528. Email:

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