Persuasive Presentations

Personal Development

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Do you want to speak with confidence and influence others?

Public speaking is an essential component of seeking sales and improving revenue. Confidence is necessary to persuade your audience, internally as well as to a broader audience outside your organisation.

In this one-day course, sharpen your public speaking skills through practice, and your ability to persuade an audience.


This course is useful for all business leaders and staff who want to improve their public speaking skills, including sales staff, people managers, HR, professionals, business owners, and organisational leaders.


  • Identify your purpose for speaking with your audience
  • How to speak to a variety of audiences
  • Importance of knowing your audience
  • Tips on working with larger audiences
  • Improving confidence
  • How to stay calm and breathe
  • Preparing your presentation
  • Structure your speech for effect and clarity
  • Interesting ways to start and conclude your speech
  • Influence and creating a “call to action”
  • Speaking with variety in pitch, pace, pause
  • Awareness of posture and body language
  • Practise your public speaking
  • Receive peer and tutor feedback on your public speaking


One day


Kathryn Finn

Kathryn has a degree in Psychology and Sociology, and a Graduate Diploma in Human Resources. With a background in HR, Kathryn has lectured for a tertiary organisation in HR and management.

Kathryn has eight years of experience as a team manager in the UK, and has dealt with a wide range of HR issues and recruitment. She is passionate about creating an engaging workplace that gets the best out of its people, in an environment that is positive and productive. An experienced facilitator, Kathryn has produced workbooks and presentations on a wide range of HR issues such as flexible working, workplace policies and essential HR practices.


Course Dates

Dunedin 22 January 2020 09:00 am - 04:30 pm OSEA, 16 McBride Street, Dunedin


$ 630.00 + GST for members
$ 895.00 + GST for non-members


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