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Public Speaking Skills

Business Presentations

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Inform, Engage & Influence 

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Public Speaking Course

Canberra ACT

Speak Confidently For Career, Business & Leadership Success

This 2-day Public Speaking Course in Canberra teaches you to speak with confidence.  You will learn how to create and deliver effective and persuasive business presentations.
You’ll receive information, videos, constructive feedback and practical experience to improve your skills.  Also tips and techniques from our award-winning public speaker and Advanced Communication Coach.
By the end of this course, you will know how to speak up confidently in business.  You will be able to deliver speeches that inform, engage and influence your audience! 
Canberra Public Speaking Course Brochure

Next Course in Canberra:

Dates: 26th & 27th September 2022
Time: 9am to 4.30pm

Location: Presidential Suite,
Crowne Plaza Hotel
1 Binara Street, Canberra

Learn Public Speaking Skills in Canberra to:

  • Get to the point and stay on track.

  • Organise your ideas – be clear and concise.

  • Make your speeches meaningful, relevant and more memorable.

  • Improve vocal expression and develop a powerful voice. 

  • Manage nerves and exude confidence.

  • Know how to influence your audience to take action.

  • Use body language to your advantage.

  • Begin your speech with power and make a great impression.

  • Establish your credentials and build trust & rapport.

  • Improve your career and business opportunities.

  • Gain Certified Professional Development (CPD) accreditation for your attendance.

Learn public speaking skills in Canberra to improve your career and business success

Canberra Public Speaking Course Objectives:

given knowledge and practical experience in:

  • Setting & achieving speech objectives.
  • Ensuring your message is relevant and meaningful to the audience.
  • 3 Structured frameworks – Organise your thoughts; get to the point; stay on track.
  • Powerful, attention-grabbing Openings (A.TT.I.C.S Technique © )
  • Compelling, action-packed Closes (S.Q.A.C. Technique © )
  • Fine-tuning language: stories, phrases, metaphors, facts/figures.
  • Making your message stick!
  • Evaluating yourself & others
  • Understanding what makes a speech great.

given knowledge, techniques and practical experience in:

  • Mastering body language – Non-verbal communication skills
  • Knowing how to ‘walk the stage’
  • Improving your vocal expression
  • Using your voice for effect
  • Strategic steps to avoid ‘Death by PowerPoint’
  • Tips on using notes / podium / handouts effectively
  • Controlling Q&A sessions

given techniques and exercises in:

  • Uncovering fears around public speaking
  • Applying the B.A.M. Confidence Techniques (Body, Action, Mind)

Course Session Plans:


  • Define qualities of excellent public speakers
  • Deliver Your Speech – Initial assessment
  • Evaluate a Presentation – Know what to look for & how to improve it


  • Creating Speech Objectives: Objectives, outcomes, purpose, situation
  • Understand your Audience:
  • Analysis, needs, expectations, demographics
  • Audience’s attention spans – Why they stop listening, and what to do about it.


  • Understand why most speeches fail
  • Opening tips – Ready-made examples
  • Your Core Message – ‘Phrase That Pays!’
  • Use Powerful Language – Literary techniques to add extra spark
  • Art of Communicating’s Speech Structure Map, including:
    • Begin Powerfully – A.TT.I.C.S. Opening Technique
    • Finish with Conviction – S.Q.A.C. Close Technique
    • 3 Persuasive Speech Structures to keep you on track and get to the point
    • Speech templates – For time-efficiency
  • Fun scenarios – For you to practice creating & delivering.


  • What’s sabotaging your emotional state?
  • B.A.M. Confidence Technique – Know how to boost your confidence and manage your nerves


  • Video reviews of your speeches with feedback
  • 1st Impressions Count
  • Elements of Communication – What’s important?
  • Stop Boring Your Audience! – Engagement techniques
  • Your Body Speaks – Eye contact, gestures, facial expression
  • How to Move – When and how to walk the stage
  • Improve Your Voice – Pace, power, pitch and pause
  • Anchoring Stories – Emotion, stories, past & future ideas
  • Delivering Fascinating Facts & Statistics
  • Handling Q&A – Manage time, people and responses
  • Use Props Professionally – Notes, lectern, handouts
  • Effective Use of PowerPoint

TRANSFORMATION – The Grand Finale!

  • Re-write your original presentation embedding new skills
  • Re-deliver your speech – Captured on video and given to you on a stick
  • Final feedback and suggestions to take your skills to the next level
  • Create your action plan for continued improvement
  • Certificates of Achievement awarded & celebrated!
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Confident and Motivated

“Thank you for the fantastic course. You are a true professional, passionate and have clearly thought through what would be beneficial for participants of the course.
Both Cam and I came away from your course feeling much more confident and motivated.  It has encouraged us to seek out opportunities to speak and I have recommended the course to everyone at work.”

Sanchi Davis, DFAT Canberra
Great course in Canberra

A New Toolkit

“I’ve created a new toolkit to delivery speeches and presentations and really enjoyed the course.  I now have a solid framework for speech structuring and ways to respond to Q&A. 

Great course.  Charmaine, the trainer, was very personable, easy to engage with and her amazing expertise was evident.”

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Course Was Life Changing

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

After the training, my event went smoothly and the feedback I received was overwhelmingly positive. I felt confident and I got wonderful applause.  Thanks to you.”

Lisa Charles, Director, ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs
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A Leader Who Speaks With Influence

“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. Thank you.”

Dr. Kristie Drucza, Gender & Social Development Research Mgr, Canberra
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A Real Eye-Opener!

“I can now change my tone of voice to make it more effective and know how to use body language – which was a real eye-opener! 

The different delivery methods was extremely useful.  I also really liked your powerful opening technique – A.TT.I.C.S. – It almost writes the speech by itself!”

Don Shin, Dept of Industry, Canberra
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Training was Truly Fruitful

“The 2 days training has been really, truly fruitful and honestly, Charmaine Burke is an expert in her own right.  God bless her work.

She is naturally gifted, so I just pray that she can continue to help many others like me.”

Dr B Haiverava-Laufa, KTA Livelihoods Project, Papua New-Guinea

Impact Business & Leadership Communication

“Charmaine you put me at ease from the outset. You have really useful knowledge to impact business and leadership communication.

The filming of our speeches and reviewing them with constructive feedback from you and the class was really useful.  Also, the speech frameworks you provided were excellent!”

B Muscat-Bentley, CSPU ACT Regional Sec.
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An Amazing Course

“I felt very comfortable in an area that I’m normally extremely hesitant about – public speaking. Well done to our Trainer, Charmaine!

Because no one has analysed my public speaking techniques before, the critique of my current patterns, outlining what worked and what didn’t, was very useful.   An amazing course.”

Joshua Bold, Financial Integrity, Canberra
Fantastic public speaking course

Wealth of Knowledge

“It’s been a pleasure learning from you, Charmaine! You have a wealth of knowledge and it’s fantastic that you are able to pass it on.   

I have definitely learnt a lot about public speaking, structuring a speech, understanding body language and vocal expression. Great venue too!”

Elona Hanner, Customer Engagement Mgr, Commerce Decisions P/L
Great training in Canberra

Most Interesting Training Course Ever

“The trainer was great!  This was by far one of the most interestingly run technical training course I have ever attended.   

I found the strategic methods of the A.TT.I.C.S. opening technique, various speech structures and the S.Q.A.C. closing techniques, all extremely useful.”

Shaun Bauer, Aftersow Software, Canberra
Useful public speaking course in Canberra

Useful Practice and Feedback

“I gained in every aspect and found it really useful to put what we were learning into use immediately, with practice and feedback during the course. 

I will use it in every day and in every aspect. Great course.”

J Hetherington, General Manager, MK Floors


“Loved the course! 


Two Female Executives, Canberra
Learn to speak confidently in Canberra

Lots of Practical Experience & Coaching

“The training was just right for me. The small class size meant we all got lots of practical experience and coaching.

I now know how to achieve my speech objectives, stay on track and improve my public speaking confidence.”

Adam Vanlimbeek, Comcare, Australian Government
Best speaking course in Canberra

Building Real-World Speeches

“I can see value in this training, specifically tailored to the needs of my work area and building real-world speeches.

The best things about this course was the structure, opening and closing techniques and I loved the vocal expression exercises.”

Chrisafina Rick, Commonwealth Government
Great course

Confidence to Continue

“Fantastic course.

Charmaine was a great mentor and I now feel I have the confidence to continue to practice my public speaking.”

Kristy Wilton, Job Centre Australia, Canberra
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Importance of Body Language

“Delivering the speeches was challenging for me!   I now understand the importance of non-verbal communication, therefore I will continue to communicate through body language so my visual message is congruent and reinforces my message.”

Rebecca Passey, Senior Policy Program Officer, AUS Aid/DFAT
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More Confidence

“I got out of my comfort zone and learned how to prepare and delivery an engaging presentation and practical tips for more confidence.

I learned so much.  It was all great!”

J Howlett, Assist Director, Immigration & Border Protection
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Beneficial to Gain Confidence

“Charmaine was very cooperative and enjoyable to work with.

It was very beneficial to gain confidence to speak in public.”

Deepak-Raj Gupta , Chairman of Board, Canberra India Council
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Expert Tuition

“My presentation went very well, in no small part due to your expert tuition – Thank you!

My speech was very polished, and very well received.
I now feel that I know what I am doing and what I should be aiming for.”

Anon, DFAT, Canberra

Experienced Trainers – Professional Techniques

Our Public Speaking Trainers have over 15 years experience in training and developing communication and leadership skills.  They have provided training to many industries – travel, finance, technology, government, education, health & social care, construction and professional services.

At this course, you will get their knowledge, tips and techniques gathered from world-class, professional speakers.   Also, you will benefit from their extensive business and communication experience.

Friendly, Supportive and Encouraging Environment

Develop your skills in a friendly, supportive and enthusiastic environment

Constructive feedback will give you insights to your strengths. You will know where and how to improve. Videos of your performances will show you how much you have achieved in two days.

When you get back to work, others will be impressed with your ability to speak in public with confidence and assurance.

What Do You Get?

  • Analysis of your speaking strengths & weaknesses.
  • Videos of your speeches for visual feedback.
  • Expert coaching from an award-winning speaker.
  • Personal attention – Max. 8 in the class.
  • Practical experience to use techniques immediately. 
  • Public Speaking Manual by Art of Communicating
  • Canberra Public Speaking Course Workbook.
  • Delicious lunches & morning teas/coffee.
  • Canberra Public Speaking Certificate of Achievement. 
  • CPD Accreditation Certificate for your professional development.

Is This Course Right For YOU?

If you want to:

  • Feel more confident and improve your career.
  • Deliver persuasive business presentations.
  • Establish your credibility and build rapport.
  • Keep your audience engaged and interested in your presentation.
  • Make your speeches meaningful and memorable.
  • Improve your voice, and use effective body language.
  • Impress the boss, clients and colleagues with your skills.

… then this Public Speaking Course in Canberra is for YOU!


Public Speaking Course – Canberra

Dates: 26th & 27th September 2022
Time: 9am to 4.30pm
Location: Presidential Suite, Crowne Plaza Hotel,
1 Binara Street, Canberra ACT
Price: $1995

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ONLY: $1695 – Book by 16th September

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