There are literally hundreds of presentation skills trainers in Australia so when it comes to making a decision about who is best suited to you, it will help you to understand what’s different about Michelle’s approach, compared with the other choices you have.
Essentially, I take a strategic approach to presenting which involves three equally critical phases: analysis, design and delivery. This is quite different from most other presentation skills trainers out there.
I have attended many thousands of business presentations over the duration of my career. Some of them were sensational and most were pretty awful. I’ve also spoken with thousands of people over the past 2 decades including people who suffer from crippling nervousness and I know for sure that the main reason people are nervous, over-rely on their PowerPoint slides or fall back to bad habits is that they focus too much on their stagecraft, or delivery techniques at the exclusion of the first two phases of presenting: analysis and design.
Take a look at the content of most presentation skills programs and you’ll find they are strong on performance techniques with very little robust theory behind the models they teach for analysis and design. No matter how many performance classes you take, we haven’t seen any evidence that it’s possible to be a consistently confident presenter without undertaking all three phases thoroughly. I would prefer to show you how to understand your audience thoroughly, design a well-crafted, clever, persuasive message that you can feel confident delivering before you delve into how to use your body masterfully.