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Photo of the words Be Brilliant to accompany the article Breaking the mediocrity mould written by presentation skills trainer Michelle Bowden
Presentation Skills Tips

Breaking the Mediocrity Mould: Why Australians Deserve and Should Achieve More Than Average

The article, “Breaking the Mediocrity Mould: Why Australians Deserve and Can Achieve More Than Average,” sheds light on a concerning trend in the Australian corporate world, where individuals seem to be settling for mediocrity rather than excellence. The author, Michelle Bowden, an expert in persuasion, expresses her worry about the impact of this trend on individuals’ abilities to influence and persuade others effectively. Using case studies and real-life examples, Bowden illustrates how seemingly small choices, such as presenting in pyjamas or neglecting grooming, can negatively impact one’s personal brand and authority. The article emphasises the link between excellence, persuasion, and personal fulfilment. Bowden draws on her extensive experience, arguing that mastering persuasion is not only about achieving professional success but also about becoming a more fulfilled and happy individual. The narrative weaves through case studies, urging readers to reject average and embrace their full potential, as settling for mediocrity can limit growth, stifle innovation, and hinder personal and professional success. The article concludes by highlighting the importance of continuous improvement and striving for excellence in a world that is constantly evolving. Michelle Bowden encourages readers to break free from the ordinary, improve their presentation and persuasion skills, and pursue a life beyond average.

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Photo of Corporate Presentation Skills Training with EVT GMs New Zealand delivered by Michelle Bowden presentation skills trainer
Common Presentation Mistakes

Corporate Presentation Skills Training with EVT GMs New Zealand

This blog has been written to help the stunning General Management team from EVT New Zealand who attended a half day workshop with Michelle Bowden on December 6th, 2023 Rydges Auckland. What fun we had! https://vimeo.com/893186550?share=copy We present (persuade and influence) our family members, friends,

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Michelle Bowden CSP delights the crowd in her closing keynote: Corporate Presentation Skills Training with LGFP QLD!
Presentation Skills Tips

Corporate Presentation Skills Training with LGFP QLD!

Michelle Bowden CSP delights the crowd in her closing keynote: Corporate Presentation Skills Training with LGFP QLD!  Here are her top tips – enjoy!  https://vimeo.com/890056202?share=copy 22 things you need to know to present brilliantly in business! 1. We persuade and influence our family members, friends,

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Photo of Brett Fyfield as part of the article: Brett Fyfield's Success Story after Presentation Skills Training with Michelle Bowden.
Presentation Skills Tips

Brett Fyfield’s Success Story after Presentation Skills Training

Please enjoy reading Brett Fyfield’s Success Story after Presentation Skills Training with Michelle Bowden. Gain transformative insights & techniques to present brilliantly in business! Who is Brett Fyfield FHEA? Brett Fyfield FHEA is a user experience and interaction designer who has introduced multimedia production techniques

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LGFP Annual Conference Michelle Bowden Video promo 2023
Managing Your Nerves/Confidence

LGFP Annual Conference Michelle Bowden Video promo 2023

Meet Michelle Bowden, our engaging closing keynote presenter who will help us unlock the secrets to becoming a persuasive communicator, influencing people positively, and fostering stronger, more meaningful relationships. This high energy, interactive session will have you laughing, learning and practicing so you can use what you learn right now!

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Michelle Bowden Australian keynote speaker at MDRT 2022 teaches how to be more persuasive and hear the word yes more often in your life.
Sales, persuasion and influence

How persuasive are you when it counts?

Article summary: How persuasive are you when it counts? Discover 4 types to influence in any role. Lead, collaborate, or parent with ease. Unlock your persuasive power! You know it’s the little things that can drive us crazy.   I know that there are some

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