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Powerful presentations: Motivating an audience to action


The ability to deliver cut-through messages that convince people to act is a highly prized attribute that can help your career. This workshop will help you improve your ability to use presentations to make things happen in a variety of settings, with a special focus on the online environment.  

You will learn the importance of understanding your audience and their needs, how to know your own objective at the start, and how to find the right balance of data and story. You will discover how to create a credible evidence-driven story that takes the audience on a journey, using language that motivates action. 

Effective communication only happens when we deliver our message in a way that makes people take notice and inspires action.

In this online course, held over two mornings, Dr Zina O’Leary will share communication and presentation strategies to help you to motivate your audience to action. The program involves discussion, small group work, and an individual 20-minute coaching session with Dr Zina O’Leary in developing and delivering presentations.  

You will develop the ability to draw on your own unique attributes to deliver persuasive arguments with a convincing presence. This course will not only give you the skills you need, but it will also develop the belief and confidence required to deliver powerful presentations.

What will you learn?

On completion, you will be able to: 

  • understand the key elements of effective communication
  • target and manage your audience 
  • understand how to develop presence 
  • develop an authentic and effective presentation style  
  • seamlessly integrate data and stories to motivate action.

Dr Zina O’Leary - Sociologist and social psychologist with expertise in impactful communication and applied research methodologies.

Date: 27-28 July 2020

Time: 11 am - 1.30 pm (first day) AEST

11am - 12.30 (second day) AEST