Whether you are presenting at a conference; negotiating with clients, managing your team or networking at functions, public speaking with confidence is essential to your success. Most people are unable to
Whether you are presenting at a conference; negotiating with clients, managing your team or networking at functions, public speaking with confidence is essential to your success.
Most people are unable to say what they do in less than 90 seconds. 74% professionals say they lose interest in a presentation in the first minute if no clear point is made.
You can have a brilliant idea and be part of a bustling business, yet you will not succeed if you cannot inspire and influence people through your spoken word.
Join this six-week, highly interactive course and prepare to stand out from the crowd. This program is purposeful and participative and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of the attendees, if necessary. Each class runs for one hour with an additional 30-minute optional workshop following each session.
You will form part of a small group of people ( maximum 10) to challenge yourself in a safe, supportive environment with multiple opportunities to practice your new skills in a fun and interactive way.
You will walk away with the skills, confidence, and ability to:
- Communicate clearly, concisely and compellingly
- Speak in public with purpose and ease
- Articulate your business message powerfully and memorable
- Build interest and engagement with storytelling
- Explain what you do succinctly and effortlessly
Week One: How you speak is more important than what you say
Week Two: Networking for success
Week Three: Selling yourself and your idea/s
Week Four: Build credibility through storytelling
Week Five: Upfront and in control
Week Six: Stage presence
Free for all IC members & USC students. $35 per session or $150 for the full series.
Robyn Pulman | Expert in Residence, Innovation Centre
“I love helping people present with impact and to feel comfortable and confident communicating in any situation.“
Many decades ago, as an ambitious 27 year old, I was told by the VP of Marriott Hotels that unless I mastered the art of speaking in public, my career was significantly threatened. That comment followed him witnessing me make an absolute mess of a presentation I gave to the General Managers and Financial Controllers of the Marriott Hotels in Europe, Middle East and Africa – the region I was responsible for marketing.
I chose that day to do whatever it took to feel confident and comfortable speaking in public
– every master was once a disaster.
Frequently Asked Question
Where shall I park?
USC Sunshine Coast is a regulated parking area Monday–Friday, 8am–6pm all year (excluding public holidays). Visitors can pay for casual parking via one of the Ticketless Parking Meters located around campus.
- Enter your vehicle’s registration number and select car OR motorcycle.
- Choose from two options: 4 hours or less (A$3 car; A$2 motorcycle) OR more than 4 hours (A$5 car; A$3 motorcycle)
- Pay with coins, Mastercard or Visa. No notes accepted. No change given.
- Note your receipt code.
What are the public transport options?
Sunbus runs regular bus services between various Sunshine Coast locations and the University’s campus at Sippy Downs. Information on Sunbus routes and timetables can be found on the TransLink Journey Planner website. Use the journey planner to find times and services that suit you.
(Wednesday) 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (GMT+10)
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