30 things everyone needs to know when persuading at work


(from Michelle Bowden’s workshop for MPA September 12th, 2019) We persuade and influence our family members, friends, clients, colleagues and managers every day of our life. Our days and filled with negotiating, finding compromise, updating, advising, selling, influencing and persuading. Most people forget that we … Read More ››


Use the power of your mind to manage your nerves


Many of the best presenters use the power of positive thinking before they present. They imagine themselves as successful, confident, engaging speakers and almost ‘trick’ themselves into believing they can do it. It’s called re-framing and certainly works for some.   Another aspect to positive thinking … Read More ››


Success Story – Lucy Walczak


Lucy is the National Education Specialist for a pharmaceutical devices company in the diabetes division.  She plans, organises and develops diabetes material for everyday use. And she also works with the launch of new products into the Australian market. What kind of presenting do you … Read More ››


Success Story – Saumil Shah


Saumil is a Corporate Group Financial Controller at JELD-WEN Australasia.  He is responsible for the monthly analysis of financial results for the whole Australasian Group comprising approximately 50 business units. Plus he also presents financial data at group level to his US head office.  Saumil … Read More ››


Negotiation Tactics


When we are negotiating, many of us prefer to stay away from conflict.  A common mistake many of us make when negotiating in business is to be uncommunicative or unassertive in an attempt to appear ‘fair and reasonable’.  Be warned that often, ‘fair and reasonable’ … Read More ››


The Secrets To Presenting Persuasively in Business


(from Michelle Bowden’s keynote for Aboriginal Environmental Health Unit July 2019) We persuade and influence our family members, friends, clients, colleagues and managers every day of our life. Our days and filled with negotiating, finding compromise, updating, advising, selling, influencing and persuading. Most people forget … Read More ››


25 Tips for Persuading at Work


25 tips for persuading at work (from Michelle Bowden’s keynote for the Safework NSW Conference, June 27th, 2019) 1.  We persuade and influence our family members, friends, clients, colleagues and managers every day of our life.  Our days and filled with negotiating, finding compromise, updating, … Read More ››


Success Story – Anthony Pannuzzo


Anthony Pannuzzo is a city-based health care professional who grew up on a farm.  Communication and telling stories is a big part of Anthony’s life.  Recently, Anthony got to compete in a MOTH story Grand Slam – true stories, told live, without notes, for 5 … Read More ››


A presentation formula that actually works!


In 2006 I developed a model to help you feel more engaging, persuasive and confident. This model will help you shift your audience from their current to your desired state. I call it the ‘13 Steps to Exceptional Presentation Design’. My 13 Steps combine all … Read More ››


How to Nail an Icebreaker


95% of people who express an interest in improving their presentation skills have absolutely no idea how to start a presentation.  Is this you? Today in less than 45 seconds, I’m going to show you how to nail an icebreaker; which is one way of … Read More ››