Public Speaking Course in Canberra - Feedback:

My biggest regret is that I didn't do this earlier! These skills would have helped me enormously.
It was ALL extremely useful.
Teresa Martiniello,
Assistant Director, Reserve & Youth Division
DFAT, Canberra

The training, presentation and content of this public speaking course was excellent. I have learned how to project my voice, structure my speeches to stay on track and speak off the cuff.
Jasna Mitic,
Environment Gov Dept

Learning how to organise my ideas was wonderful. Also having to get up and speak lots throughout the course was challenging, but very good! It was fun, interesting and tailored - aimed at the experienced professional, rather than a newbie.
Nicki Doble, Snr IT Manager, Suncorp

I put myself out there with confidence to increase the volume of my voice and used gestures. I have improved in all areas of my public speaking skills. Thank you.
Alexis McIntyre

The feedback about your Presentation Training has been excellent. The team was very positive about the session, its content and the fact they were skilled instead of subjected to death by PowerPoint!  Success all round, I would say!
I used the breathing and stance techniques the next day to increase my confidence before fronting a presentation of my own. Clearly your techniques worked. I have been told by several people that I was easily the best speaker of the day!  So THANK YOU!

S Abrahams
Editor in Chief, Law and Business CCH

Charmaine Burke is an excellent trainer and very positive. She gave us all the tips and confidence to improve our public speaking. Knowing how to open and close my speech, stand in front of an audience, use appropriate body language and relate to my audience was challenging, but extremely beneficial.
Terrenze Lee, HR Officer, Seeing Machines

Course Details - Public Speaking Course in CanberraPublic Speaking Canberra

Course Details


Dates: 18th & 19th February 2019
Time: 9am to 4pm
Deluxe Suite, Crowne Plaza Hotel,
1 Binara St. Canberra ACT
Price: $1695


Book Now Early Birds Price: $1495
Saving $200, if you book by 10th Feb


Is This Course For You?

If you want to:

Speak up confidentlySpeak up confidently at work

Business presentationsDeliver effective business presentations

Promote businessPromote your business, product or service

Be influentialBecome influential and persuasive

Improve careerImprove your career opportunities

Speak as a leader Speak as a leader in your field

... then this Public Speaking Course in Canberra is for you!

Over 2 days you will learn the ground rules for effective public speaking, right through to advanced levels of connecting and interacting with an audience.
[See session plans below]

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Charmaine Burke, Training DirectorPrepare to be Transformed

Prior to commencing the course, Charmaine Burke, our Training Director, will contact you and ask you to complete a prerequisite survey to advise us of your requirements and objectives for the course.

You will also be instructed to prepare a short speech to bring along to the course.

That speech is to be presented at the course, videoed and used to assess and improve your speaking skills at the beginning and again at the end.

Be prepared to see a transformation!


Book Now Want to Speak Confidently at Work? BOOK NOW!


Course Session Plans

Day 1

  • 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.
CREATING Your Speech
  • 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
  • Speech templates - For time-efficiency
  • Fun scenarios - practice creating & delivering

Day 2

  • 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


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


- 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
  • Create your action plan for continued improvement
  • Certificates of Achievement awarded & celebrated!

Book Now and You Will Be Able to:

Speak confidentlySpeak up confidently

Communication strengths and weaknessesEngage any audience

How to begin speechesBe influential and inspiring to your team

Structure your speechesGet to the point and stay on track

Engage your audienceMake your messages meaningful and relevant

Language techniquesEffective use of words, expression and body language

Build business, improve career and leadership skillsSpeak up about your business and improve your career

Be professional and confidentBe recognised as a leader in your field


Book the public speaking course in Canberra Yes please! Book me in!