Overcome fear of public speaking. Speak With Confidence Course, Sydney

Advanced Public Speaking for Leaders

Private Coaching

Leadership Speeches

If you need to motivate your team, instil confidence in your organisation, manage your communication through a crisis, or promote your business to stakeholders,  you may need a personal coach with advanced public speaking skills to assist you. 

Advanced public speaking coaching will save time and energy, develop your leadership communication skills, and help you focus on the main issues that you need to convey.   You will understand how to create and change your speeches, so that you can address different issues, audiences and purposes.

This coaching  will make you more effective with business presentations and improve public speaking confidence.

Coaching is provided by Charmaine Burke, who is an award-winning public speaker, coach and a qualified trainer with over 13 years experience in leadership communication across many industry sectors. [See details]

Advanced Public Speaking Coaching will help you to:

  • Create a unique, authentic leadership speech

  • Know how to reuse and restructure the content of your speech for different purposes and audiences.

  • Stay on track, get to the point and deliver effective presentations

  • Open powerfully – establish credibility, build rapport and engagement.

  • Use appropriate body language skills – gestures, eye contact, expressions & full movement

  • Develop vocal expression for authority and warmth.

  • Create a memorable core message

  • Walk the stage like a professional speaker.

  • Learn to speak with confidence and poise.

  • Understand the importance of story-telling in leadership to:

    • Spark action
    • Communicate who you are
    • Communicate who the company is – Branding
    • Transmitting values
    • Fostering collaboration
    • Taming the grapevine (stop the gossip & rumours)
    • Share knowledge
    • Lead people into the future
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Coaching for Business Presentation & Special Event Speech

Your training was extremely beneficial and relevant to enable me to create and deliver an amazing speech in China. 

Learning to use powerful language, standing with confidence, the opening and closing technique was brilliant.

I expressed myself as an expert and a leader.

J Jackson, Security Operations Mgr, Thales
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Your help has been invaluable. 

I am now structuring my speeches, using powerful opening and closing techniques.  I’m cutting out all the waffle and focusing on the needs of my audience.

It was great to have a confidential partner like you to work with!

Jodie Sangster, CEO, AMDA
Stes Stengos

I wanted to get professional techniques to become a better speaker and improve my public speaking confidence.

Charmaine’s personalised attention was very encouraging and exceeded at all levels.  

You provided all the techniques I needed and the results were phenomenal!

Stes Stengos, CEO, Australian Dental Industry Association
KDrucza_ Canberra public speaking course

Charmaine, you are my Jedi-Knight of public speaking!   I totally nailed my speech to a huge audience overseas.

This training was perfect for taking me from a mid level-manager, to a leader who speaks with influence.

Definitely top marks in ALL areas of public speaking. 

Kristie Drucza, Gender & Social Development, Canberra
Personal business presentation training in Sydney

I have received excellent praise about my presentation as a guest speaker at the Forum for Mental Health in Sydney as a result of my public speaking tuition with you.

The coordinators congratulated me on my presentation saying that it was of a very high calibre, gave a great insight to mental health, and I received fantastic comments from the audience.

Laurie Bassett, General Manager, Partners in Recovery
Personal tuition - interview skills

Thank you so much for your support with interview preparation.

I got the role I wanted and was complimented on my interview skills and succinct answers.

I was prepared and able to articulate my experience and leadership really well with your advice. Excellent result!

Mel Thompson, General Manager, NBN Australia
Great training in Canberra

Thank you for everything.   Your course has been and will continue to be life changing to me, opening my eyes to the world of public speaking.

My event went smoothly and the feedback I received was overwhelmingly positive.   

I felt confident and I got wonderful applause. 

Lisa Charles, Senior Indigenous Advisor, Dept of Employment, Canberra
Personal coaching for special event

I delivered my speech to accept an Order of Civil Merit of Spain at Parliament House to most distinguished dignitaries.

Many came up to me afterwards and said “What a Speech!”  The applause went on and on. 

It was thanks to you for helping me to write my speech, that gave me the personal confidence to deliver it.

Maria Legaz, Parliament House, Spain
Personal Public Speaking Tuition

Your techniques and tuition have made such a difference.

I could see the audience were very engaged and I know I had their trust from the beginning of my speech.

The speech now feels organised, clear and I’m being respectful of the audience’s journey.   I LOVED working with you! 

Mellisa O'Brien, Founder, Mindfulness Teacher & Practitioner, mrsmindfulness.com

Advanced Public Speaking Session Plans:


  • Overview of course
  • Objectives and the outcomes you want to achieve


  • Situations requiring leadership speeches
  • Types of leadership speeches & stories
  • Reasons, benefits & applications


  • Define your speech purpose & objective
  • Understand your audience
  • Uncover your story –integrate your USP and articulate your value/ purpose/vision in a narrative
  • Map out your speech content


A small break is required between this session and the next.  Your coach will review your ideas and assist you before creating the speech in the next session.


  • Deliver a short speech – Assessment of your speaking strengths & weaknesses.
  • Speech videoed for coaching purposes
  • Analyse the needs of your audience
  • Create clear objectives & speech purpose
  • Understand audience’s attention spans
  • Why audiences refuse to listen


  • Powerful openings – A.TT.I.C.S. Technique ©
  • Compelling closes – S.Q.A.C. Technique ©
  • Top 3 Leadership Speech Structures
  • Develop a memorable core message.
  • Construct your authentic leadership speech
  • Understand how to change the speech for different purposes and audiences


Another short break is required before the last session.  Your coach will help you to review and fine-tune your speech before the final session.


  • How to walk the stage with purpose
  • The power of body language
  • Improve your voice and vocal expression
  • Effective use of PowerPoint/notes/lectern
  • Manage audience interaction & Q&A
  • Deliver & practice Leadership speech
  • Video of performance used for analysis


  • Understand public speaking anxieties, how to face the fear & overcome it.

What’s the Benefit for You?

  • Speak clearly and effectively
  • Make your message memorable and worth your time
  • Build trust by communicating who you are.
  • Reinforce your brand, your passion and purpose.
  • Know how to use narrative to neutralise gossip and rumour
  • Lead people into the future
  • Motivate others into results
  • Use communication to nurture collaboration
  • Improve creativity & innovation
  • Spark action and get people to work together
  • Feel self-assured knowing you have professional public speaking skills.
  • Be more confident when presenting to colleagues and clients in meetings or conferences.
  • Recognition comes when you can speak as an inspiring leader in your field.

You’ll Receive:

  • Analysis of your strengths & weaknesses.
  • Video of your performances – before & after results
  • Private confidential coaching to uncover your unique leadership story.
  • Align your values, purpose and vision to your speech.
  • Constructive feedback to improve.
  • Understand how to re-create & develop your speech to address different leadership issues & audiences.
  • Demonstrations and practical, hands-on experience.
  • Coaching in between each session to review and fine tune ideas.
  • Techniques to speak with confidence and poise.
  • Public Speaking as a Leader Manual, including:
    • Comprehensive public speaking information
    • Techniques of world champion public speakers
    • Leaders’ speech and story-telling templates for easy reference
  • Certificate to acknowledge advanced skills training.
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee [see terms & conditions]


Cost for Advanced Training & Personal Coaching:  $2500

To discuss further, please call:
0401 059 934
or email: training@artofcommunicating.com.au

Is Advanced Public Speaking Coaching Right For You?

This training is for leaders and business people who may understand basic public speaking skills, but need to know how to be much more effective in conveying information, motivating the team and inspiring new thought and action.

It will be tailored to your public speaking ability level, so you can improve and address your challenges.

You will work in a confidential environment with a supportive coach, award-winning public speaker and qualified trainer, who will help you to achieve your objectives.

If you’d like more information, please call:
M: 0401 059 934
E: training@artofcommunicating.com.au




Advanced Public Speaking for Leaders

Dates: To be arranged
Location: Your Business Location
or at our Conference Rooms, Adina Apartments
511 Kent St, Sydney (just behind TownHall Station)

Cost: $2500.00

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