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.
  • 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.


  • 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.

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.

Available course dates:

  • Thursday 19 September 2024 (9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

    Course Start Date: Thursday 19 September 2024 (9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
    Location: L 7, 10 Pulteney St. Adelaide
    Gary Edwards LLB (Hons) CSP

    Gary is a corporate trainer, facilitator and coach, who specialises in helping business people to improve their performance by showing them how to communicate more effectively in critical situations: leadership, workplace culture, teams, sales, negotiation, conflict resolution and customer service. A former lawyer and trained mediator, Gary has over 20 years’ experience in education and consulting in the public and private sectors and in vocational training and higher education, as well as working as a researcher in workplace learning, change management and professional performance. He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – an internationally recognised level of certification from Professional Speakers Australia (PSA), the peak body for professional speakers in Australia. Less than 150 people in Australia hold the CSP designation. Gary is also an accredited Workplace Trainer and Assessor. Gary’s teaching approach is based on his twin beliefs that being able to work in collaboration with others is the key to personal and organisational success, and that it is the quality of the conversations that we have every day with other people that determines the level of that success. In delivering his programs he focuses on providing practical strategies and tools: the emphasis is on “how to do it”, not just “what to do”.

    Schedule number: 8437
    Required fees: Price
    Registration (GST Free)$810.00
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