Confident and Persuasive Presentations

Learn to inform, persuade and inspire by overcoming nerves and developing your unique presenting style.

  • Explore strategies to overcome fear and control those stomach butterflies.
  • Develop skills for creating and delivering content naturally, credibly and effectively.
  • Practice how to project authority and confidence.
  • Explore how public speaking can be exhilarating, confidence-giving, and fun.
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  • What is covered in the course?

    • What makes a good presentation.
    • Presenting to large and small groups.
    • Knowing your audience.
    • Practice using effective presentation tools.
    • Preparation and delivery of a presentation.
  • Should I attend?

    This course is suitable for a broad range of people who are looking to develop their confidence in delivering presentations.

  • How will I benefit?

    You will gain:

    • an understanding of how to develop your natural speaking style
    • practical strategies to overcome fear, reduce self-consciousnes, and control nervous reactions
    • a range of tools and methods for creating and delivering content naturally, credibly and effectively that can be deployed right away in your work
    • approaches for projecting authority and confidence, even if nervous
    • an appreciation for public speaking – the exhilaration, confidence-giving, and enjoyment of creating a connection with your auidence.
  • How will my organisation benefit?

    Your organisation will gain:

    • an individual with improved confidence and capability in delivering work-related presentations that geninuely inform, motivate, and influence
    • an individual with improved, ‘audience focused’, interactions with clients, customers, stakeholders and colleagues
    • increased engagement and understanding of key organisational messages presented.

    Need customised training for your organisation?

    Contact our team to discuss customising this course to meet your needs.

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  • AQF Equivalence, Articulation Pathways CPD Points and Certification

    • You will receive a soft copy University of Adelaide Certificate of Completion.
    • This PACE course may contribute to earning Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points or credit. Many professional associations accredit CPD at a standard rate of 1 hour of professional development / learning=1 CPD point. This should be used as a guide only and confirmation should be sought from your accrediting body prior to registration in any PACE course or program.
David used excellent visuals to explain points, and practiced what he preached. Just delightful!past participant

What will I receive as part of this course?

  • course materials (PDF copy for tablet on request)
  • certificate of Completion and training record
  • refreshments during the day, including a light lunch on full day courses for in person attendance
  • post course evaluation.

Online courses will be delivered via our virtual learning platform and includes the following:

  • access to online course materials and activities 1 week prior to live virtual learning session
  • online support and interaction with your facilitator and course coordinator
  • live virtual learning sessions with your facilitator
  • further self-learning resources to embed your learning.

What should I bring to the course?

Our courses are designed to be work-related and interactive. Please bring current workplace examples related to this topic for use on the day.

What further development can I do?

We recommend Strategic Storytelling or Speak with Impact.

Online courses

You will need:

  • computer or tablet
  • web browser Chrome or Firefox to view your course online
  • webcam, headphones and microphone
  • internet connection (broadband or 4G minimum)
  • notepaper and pen
  • a willingness to participate and engage with the instructor and other course participants
  • if your first language is not English, you must be equipped to demonstrate English Language Proficiency throughout your short course enrolment at a minimum IELTS Level 6.5 in all bands in line with the University of Adelaide’s Minimum English Language Requirements.

Available course dates:

  • Tuesday 12 April, 2022 (9.00am - 4.30pm)

    Course Start Date: Tuesday 12 April, 2022 (9.00am - 4.30pm)
    Location: L 7, 10 Pulteney St. Adelaide
    Instructor(s):
    David Griggs Grad. Dip. (Acting)

    David is a professional speech coach, devoted to helping people improve their public communication skills. His unique feature is his combined experience in theatre and business. He teaches public speaking skills, drawing on the techniques of the professional actor. He is a graduate of NIDA and has had business experience managing a family business. David has the ability to simplify the techniques of the actor and to interpret and translate these techniques to the field of public communication. David is a Past National President of the Professional Speakers Association of Australia and was inducted in to The Australian Speakers HALL OF FAME in 2002. He has coached people for critical pitches worth millions of dollars through INNOVATE SA and with the ANZ INNOVYZ accelerator programme.

    Schedule number: 7983
    Required fees: Price
    Registration (GST Free)$660.00
    Register UoA Staff

    Need to register a group or request an invoice for a business or organisation? Register here.

  • Wednesday 6 July, 2022 (9.00am - 4.30pm)

    Course Start Date: Wednesday 6 July, 2022 (9.00am - 4.30pm)
    Location: L 7, 10 Pulteney St. Adelaide
    Instructor(s):
    David Griggs Grad. Dip. (Acting)

    David is a professional speech coach, devoted to helping people improve their public communication skills. His unique feature is his combined experience in theatre and business. He teaches public speaking skills, drawing on the techniques of the professional actor. He is a graduate of NIDA and has had business experience managing a family business. David has the ability to simplify the techniques of the actor and to interpret and translate these techniques to the field of public communication. David is a Past National President of the Professional Speakers Association of Australia and was inducted in to The Australian Speakers HALL OF FAME in 2002. He has coached people for critical pitches worth millions of dollars through INNOVATE SA and with the ANZ INNOVYZ accelerator programme.

    Schedule number: 7984
    Required fees: Price
    Registration (GST Free)$660.00
    Register yourself Register UoA Staff

    Need to register a group or request an invoice for a business or organisation? Register here.

  • Wednesday 5 October, 2022 (9.00am - 4.30pm)

    Course Start Date: Wednesday 5 October, 2022 (9.00am - 4.30pm)
    Location: L 7, 10 Pulteney St. Adelaide
    Instructor(s):
    David Griggs Grad. Dip. (Acting)

    David is a professional speech coach, devoted to helping people improve their public communication skills. His unique feature is his combined experience in theatre and business. He teaches public speaking skills, drawing on the techniques of the professional actor. He is a graduate of NIDA and has had business experience managing a family business. David has the ability to simplify the techniques of the actor and to interpret and translate these techniques to the field of public communication. David is a Past National President of the Professional Speakers Association of Australia and was inducted in to The Australian Speakers HALL OF FAME in 2002. He has coached people for critical pitches worth millions of dollars through INNOVATE SA and with the ANZ INNOVYZ accelerator programme.

    Schedule number: 7985
    Required fees: Price
    Registration (GST Free)$660.00
    Register yourself Register UoA Staff

    Need to register a group or request an invoice for a business or organisation? Register here.