Advanced Presentation Skills

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Price: $925 (exc GST)

Today, the need to inform with clarity, to motivate, and to inspire action permeates every aspect of a leader's world. The ability to make an impact - on teams, peers, clients, and stakeholders - is no longer an optional skill for leaders. Whether you are interviewing for a promotion, selling a product, or delivering a keynote address, presentation literacy is a core skill and will benefit both personally and professionally.

This course is designed for professionals across a range of roles and industries. It teaches the skill of presenting, not just the knowledge behind it.

Content combines leading theory, coaching, and acting elements to create an in-depth learning experience. While active and engaging, you will not be required to improvise or role-play during the course. Instead, the focus is on developing planning tools and tactics, and locking in presentation "muscle memory" for practical scenarios you encounter in your organisation.

Building your capability through

  • replacing fear with excitement
  • learning to develop powerful scripts and compelling stories
  • developing your 'elevator speech' and value proposition
  • understanding voice variation and projection techniques
  • learning to add essential interest and variety, regardless of the level of technical content, into your presentation
  • techniques to handle Q&A and convert obstacles to opportunities
  • techniques for adjusting for different audiences and audience interactivity
  • learning to develop specialist presentations for strategy and vision
  • PowerPoint tips and traps.

Our expert facilitators

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Barry O'Sullivan

A former senior partner at KPMG for 22 years and a leadership coach for 15 years, Barry is the Owner and Founder of leadership coaching company Sustainable Change. In this role, he applies expertise in leadership skills coaching to deliver leadership and professional and executive presentation skills training.

Having attended night classes over four years at The Actors Conservatory, Barry’s unique coaching methodology brings together business knowledge, coaching, acting, performance, and personality type insights.

Barry has coached over 450 leaders and executives. Over the past 10 years in Australia and internationally, he has readied teams and individuals for pitches to leadership teams, to present workshops at major conferences, and to deliver TED talks (including the prestigious annual TED event in Edinburgh). He is a member of the Board of Governors at The Actors Conservatory.

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