Course Summary

Does the thought of giving a presentation to your management or clients, or speaking at a wedding or big birthday terrify you? Perhaps you’re just shy and you freeze up when you’re in a group. Learn the techniques to overcome your fear of public speaking and get your point across with confidence and power. This course is highly interactive, with individual attention guaranteed. You will have opportunities to practise in a safe and supportive environment. The exercises are gradual, allowing you to gain confidence as you go.

The ‘new normal’ includes presenting more often online, for meetings or job interviews. Don’t wait until you’re caught by surprise, or worse, miss an opportunity because you’re not confident. 

Course Sessions

Wednesday, 28th April - 3 classes

Session ID DNT50702C
28 Apr - 12 May 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$199 / $189 (conc)

Overcome Nerves

  • Learn techniques for getting past those nerves.
  • What to do when you go blank.
  • Overcome common speech patterns that let you down.
  • Use gestures and body language to emphasise your points.
  • Time your talk to keep it short, to the point, and impactful.

Captivating Your Audience

  • Introducing yourself or introducing another speaker.
  • Pitching at the right level for your audience.
  • Being well prepared to answer questions and anticipate objections.
  • Persuading and convincing: how to follow proven formats and techniques.
  • Use ways of following up to gain commitment.
  • Speak up at meetings to give a good impression.
  • Present a powerful summary of yourself for job interviews.

Learn Tips and Techniques for Impact

  • Using your voice to sound more confident than you really are.
  • Strong openings and closes.
  • Choose appropriate stories, analogies, metaphors to captivate your audience.
  • Think on your feet.
  • Checklists and outlines for:
    • problem-solving
    • decision-making
    • meeting discussion
  • Planning and structuring your presentations – how to manage your time, know how to speed up slow down.
  • Learn how to facilitate workshops and train groups (if required).

Create Impactful Visual Aids

  • What is a good visual aid? (Examples and models shown)
  • DOs and DON’T’s: 
    • Avoid common PowerPoint mistakes.
    • Design clear, effective PowerPoint slides.
  • Visual aids other than PowerPoint.
  • How to use visual aids effectively—when to use them and when not to.
  • When to use hand-outs and written back-up material.

Practise during the course

You will have at least three opportunities during the course to present a topic of your choice to the group, with support and guidance. Gain instant feedback for self-improvement.

Develop your own personal action plan for what to do next to develop your confidence and style.

  • You will be better able to impress and entertain in both business and social presentations.
  • You will be more confident and will have the strategies in place to plan and deliver powerul and convincing presentations.
  • You will have structured a speech or presentation of your choice.
  • You will have practised in a safe and supportive environment.

Please bring a large A4 notebook and coloured pens: black, red, green, blue.

  • You’ll gain all the strategies you need to prepare and present comfortably
  • You’ll be able to prepare dynamic powerpoints and other visual aids
  • You’ll have the opportunity to give a short presentation in a safe environment
  • You’ll receive encouraging feedback and recommendations
  • You’ll know the secrets of overcoming nerves

Jacquie Wise has been a professional speaker for over 35 years. Her engagements range from keynote speaking at conferences and clubs and corporate training workshops, to guest appearances on national radio and television, to facilitating intimate workshops. 

For 20 years, Jacquie produced and presented her own weekly radio show Wise Ways on 3SCBFM. She is a psychotherapist who specialises in confidence building and achieving success and happiness in life. Her highly participative workshops continue to gain enthusiastic responses.

Designed for nervous beginners, and those who have been thrust into giving presentations, live or online, and who have had no chance to develop confidence. Those who need to present themselves and their skills confidently in job interviews.

Last updated: March 5, 2021 04:37pm