TechCommNZ Webinar: Trim the mainsail! How a common language helps teams sustain their course.

Technical experts are key to our survival. They have deep knowledge, specialist skills and ambitious visions that can move us forward across a range of fields and industries. Unlocking this potential often depends on how well they connect with others.

Sailing a small yacht from New Zealand to Ireland with her technically-inclined husband gave Eithne first-hand exposure to the communication obstacles faced by many technical and cross-functional teams. She draws on this experience and her natural gift for storytelling to explain the value of learning to speak a common language. And how you can craft a common language in your team.

Learning outcomes

You will learn:

  • How to spot common communication issues
  • How to navigate different thinking and communication styles
  • How to find your team’s common language.

Date and time

The webinar will be held on Friday 15 May 2020 from 11:00am - Noon NZST, (09:00am - 10:00 am AEST)

Note: If you are unable to join us on the day, don't worry. A recording of the webinar and related information will be available to download from our website within a couple of days.


The costs for this webinar are:

  • TechCommNZ members - $30 plus GST
  • TechCommNZ student members - free
  • Affiliate members incl ASTC and NZATD - $50 plus GST
  • Non-members - $150 plus GST. Sign up as a member and, once approved, you can register at member rates.

Please register through the website so that we can send you details about accessing the webinar session.

About the presenter

Eithne (pronounced Eth-na) is a director and co-founder of Wires Uncrossed, a business dedicated to helping technical teams connect.

It’s her passionate belief that building stronger human connections is the key to ensuring a sustainable organisational culture for highly technical teams.

Originally from Ireland, Eithne spent over five years working for large multinationals in China, where she helped technical teams overcome the barriers of language, culture and distance to build strong connections. Moving to New Zealand, she spent the next 10 years working alongside technical specialists in some of our largest companies, equipping them with the skills and structures to foster effective communication.

Eithne holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Languages. Having semi-circumnavigated the globe on a 35-foot yacht with her husband Myles, she remains a keen sailor, and enjoys getting out on the water with their young family

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