Speak for Impact – Fundamentals of effective communication

january, 2020

29jan9:30 am11:30 amSpeak for Impact - Fundamentals of effective communication

Event Details

Fundamentals of effective communication

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.

This workshop will explain components of communication and help you assess your communication style. You will understand how to make your image work for you and learn how to speak so others listen and, equally importantly, listen so others speak.You will walk away aware of communication etiquette and will feel and sound more and professional confident in any situation.


Open to IC Members, USC Researchers, Staff and Students

Please note IC Members, USC Students, Staff and Reseachers can register for free. USC Students, Staff and Reseachers please register with your USC email address to validate.

Our Facilitator

Robyn Pulman  |    Public speaking & presentation skills coach

“When you engage me to develop your speaking skills, you benefit from my extensive corporate experience in senior international marketing positions working throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa.”

I’ve spoken at dozens of conferences, run hundreds of workshops and helped thousands of people ‘find their voice’, refine their pitch, present their proposal, lead their team, present for impact and even make peace with their partner. When you engage me to develop your speaking skills, you benefit from my extensive corporate experience in senior international marketing positions working throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. You also benefit from my business and personal coaching background extending more than twenty-five years – focusing on leadership, communication and personal mastery. I have also assisted a number of high performing IC members participating in the accelerator programs.

What makes Robyn unique?

Clients say that I cut through their emotional and mental clutter and help them distill their thinking so they can communicate concisely and compellingly. When you work with me, it is not just about words and expertise; it is about helping you find your voice and your authenticity; encouraging you to speak up and speak your truth; exploring the emotion behind your message and delivering it in a manner that is unique to you. It is as much about who you are as what you say – Robyn Pulman.

What others say?

The sheer scope of your experience means you are able to provide skills for every occasion where clear communication and presentation are required – ie life! It is so exciting to not just dream of the wonderful opportunities these skills might present me with, but to now formulate a clear plan of action as to how to make this a reality! Michelle Piccini – Veterinarian

Robyn is a perfectly poised powerhouse. It was all ‘such’ an experience.
Robyn’s direction and encouragement had us all reaching heights we didn’t know we had in us. I had just been in the mood to
just ‘sit under her instruction’ and soak in her knowledge …but she wasn’t having a bar of it
Lynda Rumble – Principal Aviation company



Event Partners

‘This project is supported by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science through Incubator Support initiative funding as part of the Entrepreneurs’ Programme’.




Frequently Asked Question

Who can attend?

This event is for Innovation Centre Members, USC Researchers, Staff and USC Students.


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) 9:30 am - 11:30 am


The Innovation Centre Boardroom

90 Sippy Downs Drive


The Innovation Centre[email protected]