Looking for a speaker for your next conference?

Michelle Bowden (CSP) is a Master of Presentation and Persuasion.

Michelle Bowden is:

  • One of only 35 female Certified Speaking Professionals (CSPs) in Australia –  the highest designation for speakers in the world.
  • Nominated for the past six years for the Educator Award for Excellence (NSAA).
  • A consultant to a blue chip list of international clients.
  • The co-creator of the PRSI – a world-first, brand-new psychometric indicator that reports on your persuasiveness at work.
  • Renowned for achieving results through learning and laughter.
  • A passionate educator – she believes learning must be theory-based, entertaining, and highly interactive.
  • Confident she can ensure behavioural change every time.
  • The author of:

- Tips from the Masters

- Don’t Picture me Naked!

- STOP! Your PowerPoint is Killing me! 

- And the best selling How to Present – the ultimate guide to presenting your ideas and influencing people using techniques that actually work (Wiley).

 

 

     Download your copy of Michelle’s Persuasion Inc Magazine here 

 

 

What are Michelle’s keynote topics?

TOPIC 1: Speak Up and Influence People (60-120 minutes)
TOPIC 2: Persuasive Presenting (60-120 minutes)

Here is some more information on each of the topics for you….

 

TOPIC 1: Speak Up and Influence People (60-120 minutes)

• If you’ve ever thought you’d like to improve the way you communicate with the people around you so your relationships become easier…
• And if you’ve ever thought there must be a way to get people on side…
• If you’ve ever wished you didn’t have to influence a stakeholder because you weren’t quite sure how to say it…
• Or you just want to hear the word “yes” more often in your life… you’ll love working with Michelle!

Speak Up and Influence People is a high energy session that shows you that anyone can have the power to influence and the confidence to speak up in meetings, one-on-ones, even conferences. Simply learn the 3 x Ps of Persuasion and have the right attitude. This is a fun presentation that will have your delegates laughing and learning all at the same time.

There are three phases to Speak Up and Influence People:

Phase 1: 

Delegates are offered the opportunity to complete the Persuasion Reality Strengths Indicator (PRSI) as on line pre-work. This is part of your keynote speaking investment.

Phase 2: 

Michelle delivers her keynote presentation called Speak Up and Influence People covering:

- An overview of persuasion (definitions, recent research, statistics on regional and demographic trends).
- The 3 Ps of Persuasion including relevant examples so that delegates are super clear on how to work with these life-changing techniques on the job.
- If you have 2 hours then Michelle can even workshop the use of these examples and help your delegates create personalised persuasive responses that are relevant to their most challenging workplace communication scenarios.

Outcome: 

1. Your delegates will be more focused on their stakeholders than on themselves.
2. Your delegates will grasp the concept of being ‘others focused’ at a whole new level.
3. Your delegates will know how to build deep, unconscious rapport with their stakeholders so they feel comfortable connecting and speaking honestly with them about their goals and dreams.
4. Your delegates will know how to answer tricky questions and diffuse conflict or misunderstandings that occur during the business day.
5. And in addition your delegates will have the opportunity to gain a better insight into their current approach to persuasion and it’s impact on long term relationships.

Phase 3:

1. Michelle offers delegates the opportunity to subscribe to her complimentary on-line e-zine How to Present to ensure they continue their learning in the area of persuasion and communication.
2. Michelle will be available to sign her brand new book How to Present: the ultimate guide to presenting your ideas and influencing people using techniques that actually work (Wiley).You can purchase this in advance as a conference gift or Michelle can offer them after she has completed her presentation.
3. Michelle posts a blog summarising her key points for all delegates to access and read through as a refresher on the valuable content covered.

TOPIC 2: Persuasive Presenting (60-120 minutes)

89% of executives admit to daydreaming during important meetings and conversations.
75% of people say they believe they would gain greater respect for their knowledge and expertise if they were better communicators.
And sadly, when asked about the most recent meeting they had attended, only 28% of people did anything with the information presented – 72% went back to their desk and changed nothing….let’s make sure this doesn’t happen in your meetings ever again!

• Would you like your team members, colleagues and clients to say ‘yes’ to you more often?
• Are you sick of feeling like you’re talking to a brick wall in meetings or one-on-ones?
• Are you keen to better present your ideas and showcase your professional expertise so you get what you want and accelerate your career?

It’s entirely possible to learn how to create a message that sticks in your stakeholder’s mind so they are compelled to take the action you require. This is a fun presentation that will have your delegates laughing and learning all at the same time. Attend this best practice, high energy, interactive session and try the communication techniques that actually work.

There are three phases to Persuasive Presenting:

Phase 1: 

Michelle delivers her keynote presentation called Persuasive Presenting.

Phase 2: 

Michelle offers delegates the opportunity to subscribe to her complimentary on-line e-zine How to Present to ensure they continue their learning in the area of persuasion and communication.

PLUS, Michelle will be available to sign her brand new book How to Present: the ultimate guide to presenting your ideas and influencing people using techniques that actually work (Wiley).You can purchase this in advance as a conference gift or Michelle can offer them after she has completed her presentation.

Phase 3:

Michelle posts a blog summarising her key points for all delegates to access and read through as a refresher on the valuable content covered.