Information Technology Testimonials

“WOW! Completely life-changing!”

Matt Bullock, Founder, eWay

“The sense of teamwork and team bonding was achieved whilst gaining fantastic insight into how we can reduce the time taken to prepare presentations, increase their impact and persuasive power, and grow in confidence and capability.  Highly recommended for all client-facing people leaders.”

Alasdair Smith, Client Partner, Westpac, Tata Consultancy Services

“I loved the gifts from Michelle, presentation skills, 4Mat, Storyboarding, 13 AWESOME steps, plus feedback and body language tips. AWESOME program to re-look at your presentation skills.”

Ambika Kumarasamy, Portfolio Delivery/Business Development Manager, TCS

“Awesome! Michelle is very capable – a brilliant communicator and teacher. Quite practical lessons – relevant and useful. There’s a lot of content to cover. Loved Michelle – a very genuine wonderful person. Looking forward to my personal feedback.”

Nick Priest, Development Team Manager, MessageMedia

“I recently attended one of Michelle’s advanced presentations skills courses and was so impressed by the different approach to the topic. It was lively and interactive, wasn’t scary and really gave me at the end, a plan and approach that I can use every day in my work and personal life. Michelle is a unique character and really puts all of her energy and honesty into providing a great experience for her clients.  I would highly recommend that you and your company engage Michelle where you can.”

Cassandra Crothers, Sales Manager, Cisco

“I felt engaged 100% of the time and that has NEVER been my experience at any training. It was really good fun! I loved the very tangible approach/methodologies that are immediately applicable. Extremely useful and beneficial.”

Ian Gilroy, Technical Manager, Cisco

“I loved the templates but more importantly the safe space to practice, get feedback and have the tools to improve. This is a program every waking adult should do at least once.”

Pooven Bala, Founder, Auction Reports

“Best program ever!! I loved the useful tips and how to be engaging.”

William Wong, Partner Manager, MYOB

“I have had the pleasure of engaging Michelle for Advanced Presentation Skills training for my team whilst at Compuware. Michelle has a clear knack for understanding what the challenges individuals face when delivering presentations and tailoring training and coaching courses to meet these needs. Much of what Michelle taught me as part of our training I still use heavily today. I now feel confident that I can deliver succinct and powerful presentations to my customers and have results that prove this. I would recommend Michelle to anyone looking to advance the skills of their team when it comes to 1-to-many presentations.”

Stephen Foster, Director, Global Partner Program, PagerDuty

“Michelle was awesome, very passionate and energetic. I loved the very useful tips, templates and models that can be used in real life. The masterclass looks at elements of presenting and stagecraft, not just content. The program was very encouraging and positive and I liked the positive and negative personal feedback from the whole group.”

Adriana Kalotheos, Finance Manager, VMware

“I loved applying learnings live on real examples. A lot of the tips will be useful for my role. Michelle is super engaging and constructive feedback was given on the spot. Michelle brings humour and ease to the material.”

Nadia Abrate, Project Manager, Google

“Brilliant course Michelle!  Very honest, very practical – excellent.  The best course I have ever attended.”

Seth Cleaver, Sales Engineer, Progress

“It was fantastic! I loved Michelle’s energy and how she engaged the audience the whole time, her content is amazing and so well thought out.”

Caitlin Green, CEO, KINSHIP Digital

 

“Engaging, valuable tools to use in everyday life. I especially loved the language tips such as words to avoid in persuasion. It opened up my mind to a lot of aspects of persuasion that were hidden in plain sight or not considered before. Well explained!”

Sam Carrick, Enterprise Relationship Manager, KINSHIP Digital

“Fantastically presented and explained, and highly persuasive (surprise surprise!). All concepts are easy to understand and apply. Warm and enjoyable! Michelle was a fantastic trainer and I thoroughly enjoyed my time and would recommend to anyone.”

Alex Harper, Head of New Business, KINSHIP Digital

“I feel empowered with structure and rules that can be universally applied to improve my writing. I loved the use of the 13-step process to reinforce each of the 13 steps…Genius! I loved the personalisation and feedback along the way. I have thoroughly enjoyed this program. Not only did I find the content compelling and your presenting engaging, this felt highly relevant. I am looking forward to experimenting with this not only at KINSHIP but through my remaining university years. I am fortunate to receive professional training so early into my career.”

Sam Prince, Account Manager, KINSHIP Digital

“I loved the engaging content, that it was clearly structured/scripted but was reactive to our learning styles and preferences and the little or no focus on role plays. It’s obvious why it’s an industry leadning course.”

Bradley Dewar, Customer Success Manager, KINSHIP Digital

“The program got me focused on the audience and the structure they want in order to receive the message. I loved the structure, the energy, and the interaction.”

Greg Phimister, Sales Team Leader, POMT

“I loved that it was very interactive. Michelle brings great energy. Great structure!”

Annerine Collyer, Account Manager, KINSHIP Digital

“I loved that the program is practical with relevant examples, structured and the textas! This masterlcass created opportunities to learn more about our team.”

Alet le Grange, Solutions Consultant, KINSHIP Digital

“An engaging proram that made the information easy to understand and fun. It was very informative, engaging, fun, and practical.”

Jack Bailey, Solutions Consultant, KINSHIP Digital

“I feel empowered to apply these to my everyday conversations as well as presentations. I felt like I knew what I’d done to improve my presenting.”

Dylan Cooper, Solutions Consultant, KINSHIP Digital

“I’ve learnt a lot and I think you’re just wonderful! I loved that it was really fun. I felt challenged presenting although I’m glad I was given the opportunity to do so. The program was engaging, content-rich and fun!”

Jacqui Whittaker, Account Manager, KINSHIP Digital

“Excellent content, delivery and an amazing experience . I loved the amount of techniques, tricks and tips is really fascinating. I hadn’t even heard of most of them. I also loved the hardwork we were “persuaded” to do as a part of training, which is extremely rewarding.”

Dinupa Hippola, Software Developer, Message Media

“I loved the structure and the formula with great examples of what to use and when. The timing was also so perfect and gave us all really great examples and content to work on and improve. I wish we had the full 2-day program. I think we could all benefit from more structure in our informal presentations amongst colleagues and in team meetings.”

Cara D-Apuzzo, APAC Statutory Compliance Regional Lead, Google

“I loved the engagement with Michelle and the other members in the course.  After being in sales all of my career, I learnt and re-learnt so many methods to improve my presentations.  Very informative and relevant.”

Rob Deane, Dematic

“An engaging and thought-provoking introduction to a logical, value-adding framework for communicating. I loved Michelle’s techniques for helping messages stick with textas and dances. Michelle’s program addressed the learning areas highlighted by the team in the pre-course survey and packed a huge amount of content into one day.”

Claire Newey, Financial Controller AU & NZ, Google

“I loved that it was a high intensity and high value program. Michelle really helped everyone get better in the 2 days and become excellent at persuasive presentations. The masterclass was very well structured and delivered. It is awesome.”

Giri Raman, Advisory Services Consultant, VMware

“I loved the practical advice, tools and tips to give a structured framework to rely on. I also loved the practical exercises during the day and the audience engagement. Michelle was impressive in her presentation and knowledge. She engaged with all the participants evenly.”

David Lam, Revenue Systems and Reporting Manager, Google

“I loved the strong methodology that can easily be implemented and the good balance between theory and practice.  Michelle is very capable and professional.  The masterclass is very well structured and Michele ensures that you settle in, relax, and are comfortable to present from the outset.”

Koenraad Van Grimbergen, CEO-Asia Pacific, Sofico Services Australia

“I loved the solid, detailed, practical tips and that we constructed a presentation from start to finish. Other courses stick with just vocal techcniques or presence, or how to hook. Whereas the 13-Step framework is a real template that I will put into practice immediately with positive effect (I hope!) Thank you Michelle for your energy and your teachings – I loved it!”

Alice Yang, Analyst, Google

“Great program. The steps are really clear and easy to follow. I loved that we got to practice and rehearse the techniques many times to be perfect at it. If there are more reasons explained behind the technique, it will be clearer to remember. I’ve learnt so much over the last two days and could really see the change and the improvement through that final presentation!”

Jen Liu, Graduate Program Manager, Professional Services – APJ, VMware

“I loved the new ideas – I’ve been presenting for years and it’s great to re-think what I do and make changes. The interaction of the course, the music and the exercises were great! Michelle is full of energy, extremely likable and makes the material, which could be dry, fun and interesting to learn!” 

Julie-Anne Hazlett, Manager – WFO Strategy, Call Design

“Well! Where do I start? Michelle is the most outstanding and enthusiastic presentation coach I have ever worked with. Her energy is contagious and her approach is very effective. She does not teach a class, she immerses herself in the people and getting them a successful outcome. A great combination of humour, anecdotes, practical and theory result in a virtually guaranteed better presentation. She then stays in touch personally to assure you are practicing your new skills.”

Brenton Smith, Managing Director, Symantec Asia-Pacific & Japan

“A very concise program to refresh old habits of presentations. Importantly best practice in presentations to use NOW! Great to have a cross section of attendees to get other feedback.”

Glenn Batten, Business Development Manager, Dematic

“Really, really impressive. I loved the specific steps for a persuasive presenting. So valuable to us!”

Feifei Gao, Administrative Business Partner, Google

“I loved the easy methods that are practical, that it reinforced new concepts throughout and that we practiced with real examples. A bit rushed because we only had one day, but a very good framework that I can take away and use. Michelle is very friendly and had a lot of examples and stories to demonstrate.”

Rosaline Yu, Finance Transformation Business Lead, Google

“Great! I loved the specific tools and steps that we can apply to almost any type of presentation.”

Varun Singh, APAC Fixed Assets Accountant, Google

“I loved the 13 step formula for presentation preparation and the tips on posture.”

Alex Zhang, Accountant, Google

“I loved the positive and good vibes! Michelle is great, energetic and informative. Great structure and steps. Clear answers to my doubts.”

Murtaza Papar, Accountant, Google

“Great program! Michelle was extremely engaging. It was useful to use a live example that is current for us in our work. The content was digestible and practical and Michelle pulled it all together nicely. It was also good to do as a team! ”

Amanda, Regonal Lead – Statutory Compliance, Google

“I loved the framework and steps that were easy to follow, and that it was applicable, useful and interactive. Thanks Michelle – it has been useful to learn these tips!”

Athena Tam, Finance Controllership Lead, Google

“I loved the concrete advise with actionable steps and a plan.”

Cecilia, Accounting Manager Australia, Google

“Good contribution to day to day work. I loved the practicality and that it was applicable to job very easily, good presenter, very engaging.”

Nico Weiss, APAC Accounting Policy Implementation, Google

“I loved the clear framework and the interaction with the audience to get people to engage. The masterclass was very organised and contained very useful tips.”

Lei Dong, Accountant, Google

“I loved that it was easily digestibale the practical examples, and a good balance of practice without being too long or uncomfortable. Great rapport.”

Cara D’Apuzzo, APAC Statutory Compliance Regional Lead, Google

“I loved the use of the hook/icebreaker and building rapport through truisms.”

Ben Bana, Finance Transformation, Google

“Loved it! I loved the practical techniques, writing to remember, and the amazing trainer. A lot of energy and actionable content”

Fabien Punin, Business Finance Analyst, Google

“I loved the practical tips and that it enabled confident presenting without forcing people on stage. Good for enabling presentation skills.”

Jon Renfrey, APAC Controls and Reporting Manager, Google

“I loved the excellent presenter. I wish we could do it over 2 days to get the full program.”

Leanne Leow, Payroll Accountant, Google

“I loved the objective tips, that it was very practical and engaging.”

Ana Paula Stancati, Entity Accountant, Google

“Such an amazing and worthwhile course. It provided logical formats and structures to document and deliver presentations. The day was filled with examples and opportunities to draft real world examples.”

Mark Sewalt, Senior Accountant, Google

“I can now deliver great presentations using the skills and knowledge Michelle taught me.  The presentation style and content was energetic, fun, insightful and empowering. It was life and career changing. Fun. A great investment of my time and company funds.”

Maria Ricardo, Senior Business Development Manager, Teradata

“Although it has been several years since I engaged with Michelle, and attended one of her Presentation Courses – I can honestly and sincerely say that it was a life changing educational experience that has etched it’s learning into my memory. I recall very clearly at the time – that Michelle’s enthusiasm and energy was amazingly brilliant.  Her ability to articulate key concepts, demonstrate the value proposition, and then facilitate the learning process by coaching us to present in an enhanced and more effective manner within such a short period of time was empowering. Michelle manages to create a learning environment that is very supportive of her teaching style, and she has the unique ability to engage at a level, whereby her enthusiasm and energy becomes contagious which ultimately results in a more focused group of students who are fully engaged throughout the course and thereby ultimately learn much more.”

Arun Bajaj, Software Client Architect, IBM

“Fantastic. Well worth it!  I loved the strategies for success, challenging the “normal”. Plus I loved that is was FUN with humour.”

Brett Order, Dematic

“The techniques learned were practical and awesome.  Michelle is very knowledgeable.  Great size of trainees – perfect 10.”

Ryan Koh, Dematic

“I loved everything!  All practical, insightful and useful.  Exceptional – I was expecting a lot and got even more!”

Sharon Pedersen, Checkley

“Fantastic! Gives a great structure to prepare and to present. I learnt a lot of techniques I can use.”

Vivek Balasubramanian, Business Relationship Manager, Account Manager, TCS

“Great program that adds a lot of value. I loved learning effective techniques on presentation, and the very personable instructor.”

Ajith Pai, Engagement Manager, TCS

“It’s great to understand the basics and advanced skills, and to move ahead. I loved 4Mat and 13 steps.”

Muralish P N, Relationship Manager, TCS

“Wonderful and a great eye opener!! I loved the structure and planning of a presentation along with the 4Mat strategy.”

Ganesh Ramani, Business Relationship Manager, TCS

“Exceptional. Well structured presentation. Good personality and a game changer for anyone who attends. Great program.”

Sujin Sutha, Portfolio Manager – Traded Products Platform, TCS

Very good. Very informative, well structured course.”

Jimmy George, Business Relationship Manager, TCS

“I loved the high energy, Michelle’s deep knowledge on the subject, interactive, hands on session, and the format of the course. An amazing experience, thank you so much.”

Suruchi Chaturvedi, Business Relationship Manager, TCS

“I loved everything! The 13 steps are amazing. I also loved 4Mat, 5 Step Analysis, WIIFM, Framing, POO, especially Storyboarding. Best program I have attended in ages. Thank you so much! I feel I was missing so much before this program.”

Rakesh Kumar, Portfolio Manager, TCS

“The program was well organised and executed. It gave tips and notes on various aspects to persuade the audience. I loved that it was interactive, the insights about presentations, group activities, eye contact techniques and material given.”

Venkataraj Jayara,  TCS

“Very inclusive, informative and collaborative learning experience. The content was so rich and unique and very practical. After the course, now I feel I am so confident and I know what I don’t know, what and how to improve my presentation skills to be more persuasive. Excellent and the best course from the world’s best – Michelle.”

Karimulla Shaik, Delivery Manager, TCS

“I loved the creative ideas and techniques to improve your communication and presentation in your professional and personal life. I am excited to use them going forward. I am confident that these techniques will certainly help in advancing my career. The program was fantastic, fabulous, mind blowing. Thank you Michelle!”

Sameer Chauhan, Portfolio Manager, TCS

“Fantastic training! I loved the 13 step technique for persuasive presenting, the 5 Step Analysis, 4MAT, Storyboarding. Dance – pace, pace, lead, POO.”

Rajesh Sapra, Portfolio Manager, TCS

“I loved using the tools and techniques. Gives me the confidence to become a persuasive speaker. The course was full of energy, the right content – what to do/what not to do and how to do things. The best thing was the practical elements and the feedback.”

Hersh Ajay Gupta, Service Delivery Manager, TCS

“Loved the content and practical examples, the rehearsals of the learning. Michelle herself is a good speaker and demonstrated with examples. It is a very informative program; Michelle has really structured it well.”

Amit Kulkarni, Engagement Manager, TCS

“Loved a lot of things in this program, the rehearsal, 4MAT, Michelle’s high energy, 13 step technique and the feedback provided. It’s a wonderful program and can help the middle and senior management team.”

Bhavik Doshi, Portfolio Manager, TCS

“I’m so delighted to learn about 4Mat theory, Storyboarding, 13 linguistic patterns and also experience practically how those can be applied in our presentations. The most inspirational public speaking program that I’ve ever attended.”

Jyothi Monala, Portfolio Manager, TCS

“I loved the new techniques to structure the content and the nuances of body language and gestures while presenting. Was very educational and fun!”

Mohit Gulati, Business Relationship Manager, TCS

“This program was excellent, and I definitely recommend this program to my colleagues. The entire course was exciting, engaging, full of practical learning. Michelle was really food with her skills and to the point. I liked the content used in the program because it was just perfect for the program.”

Nilesh Sakarwala, Service Delivery Manager, TCS

“I loved that this was a presentation training program without a single slide of PowerPoint. Very practical, effective techniques and tools. Good learning resources for our ‘whole’ life.”

Radhakrishnan Subramanian, Business Relationship Manager, TCS

“Fantastic. I highly recommend it. The course was engaging and realistic. I have a lot to apply and learn. I have learnt a lot over the past few days which I appreciate. I loved it!”

Nathan Cafey, Dimension Data

“Michelle is an incredibly strong presenter. I loved the introduction to an advanced skill set for a topic I was not confident in previously. Michelle is an incredibly vibrant, energetic, knowledgeable presenter. The course put me outside of my comfort zone but kept me interested and invested for the duration. Massive content that was so valuable for 2 days.”

Trevor Page, Dimension Data

“Michelle is a fantastic presenter with extremely valuable points. She makes you look outside the box. I loved her energy.  The course was enjoyable and it helped increase my confidence. I liked understanding the view of more than the first person.”

Mark Mijas, Dimension Data

“Overall the course was great. I loved the practical nature of the program it put me out of my confident zone and I learnt a heap of new things. I found there was a bit too much information at times to grasp and implement especially on the afternoon of the first day and a bit on the second day.”

Treasa Branagan, Dimension Data

“Michelle is a superb host, coach and facilitator. She has great enthusiasm – loved ya work! I loved the flow. It was challenging, enjoyable, fun and enlightening. I learnt a lot.”

David Fargher, Dimension Data

“The course was very good, very enjoyable and very useful. I loved the story boarding and 5 step analysis is definitely useful. The course was very engaging and provided useful tips that can be done in short periods of time. A lot of information in 2 days but it was well disseminated with a great delivery.”

Brian Maya, Dimension Data

“Very well structured, well paced and excellently facilitated. I loved how it provided a framework for presenting both formally and informally. It also provided tools for planning and execution as well as feedback on capability and areas of improvement.”

Hayden Jacobs, Dimension Dat

“Excellent. I now have the information to improve myself and the confidence to commit to what I have learnt. Michelle did a fantastic job of delivering this program over the 2 days. The format whilst very challenging was very informative and leaves you with the commitment to use what you have learnt in the future.”

Warren Massih, Dimension Data

“All sales managers should do this course. Well done Michelle – great A++. I loved the presenter, the structure, the flow and the open feedback.”

Bill Martino, Dimension Data

“This is an excellent program to help improve our presentation and communication skills. We present everyday and the skills learnt will help us to be more confident in persuading our audience with our message. I loved the structure and key tips provided. Michelle is a great facilitator. It was quite heavy in terms of information but effective in making us pay attention.”

Peter Lew, Dimension Data

“Fantastic. I loved the hand on approach and positive feedback despite the nerves. I should have done it 15 years ago. I loved learning to extend and challenge myself as well as the formula approach (structured) and the way it was hands on!”

Greg Walker, Dimension Data

“This course was very relevant to where I am at in my sales career. I found it provided good practice, good structure and the focus was good as it is about client perception of the presentation rather than the technical skill in delivering a presentation.”

Gerard Kennedy, Dimension Data

“Great program. It should be done by all customer-facing Didata people. It puts structure around presentations and you look at presenting from another angle. It has provided a great tool for future presentations.”

Cameron MacLean, Dimension Data

“We need to get marketing and other people who do the slide decorations to do this. It forced me to change the habits of 12 years of presentation and challenged my pre-occupations.”

Richard Orford, Dimension Data

“I enjoyed the program. It was different as it asked you to look at things differently. I enjoyed the fact that we put ourselves out of our comfort zone. That we were challenged to prepare and then delivered a presentation.”

Zoran Vladicic, Dimension Data

“Great course. I learnt many things that challenged me and will help with my ability to communicate better. I loved the pace, the content, the facilitator and the team activities.”

Chris Land, Dimension Data

“It is now at least six years since I last attended one of Michelle’s workshops yet her personality and drive helped to deliver courses that I have not forgotten. I still use many of the exercises and strategies she shared with us and am always impressed when she finds new ways to stay in contact with me, something that in 26 years in IT sales no other presenter I have worked with has done. Michelle delivers the knowledge in an engaging and effective manner. If you are open to improving your skills Michelle will provide both a measurable benefit and solid platform to build on.”

Simon McCrostie, Aacount Executive – NSW & ACT, Software Services, Data#3 Limited

“I loved the structure and that it made sense.  Overall, I could use the content in life and work.  Very enjoyable.  Thank you.”

Chris Bird,  Buildsoft

“Michelle Bowden is simply brilliant! She is knowledgeable, serious and passionate about her work. Her Masterclass is awesome. She’s helped me a great deal in both business and non-business dealings., I’d highly recommend Michelle and her work to anyone who wants to improve their presentation and communications skills.”

Van Giang, CEO, International IT Resources

“The quickest 16 hours of my life, filled with interactive insightful and interesting alliteration ideas which I will certainly be using in the future.  Everyone involved; interesting; enjoyable.”

Tom Glynn, Buildsoft

“It helped me know I cover all bases, and to understand my audience position and helped me run a successful presentation.  Enjoyable and educational!  Well planned and very interactive and enjoyable.”

Reannan McDonald, Buildsoft

“I loved that it taught all of us (at all different stages of selling) practical tools to use now in real world situations.  I really enjoyed it.  Easily the most engaging and informative training I’ve done and I’ve done plenty!”

Leon Ward, Buildsoft

“The content was very thorough and proven.  We were able to cover a lot of material in two days.  Michelle worked very hard and had great energy.  A great program to learn how to be a more persuasive presenter.”

Erik Ipson, Buildsoft

“Very well presented and great content and topics covered.  Michelle’s energy and presence is fantastic – I really enjoyed the whole process.  Well done Michelle!”

Dareth Flavell, Buildsoft

“Michelle provided a range of new skills that would make massive improvements in my communication and sales skills.  Her teaching style was memorable and engaging.  Fun, intense and well planned – it flowed well.”

Raf Caso, Buildsoft

“It set the structure of how to put together a presentation, be confident in telling the audience your needs from them, don’t be afraid to “call for action”, and don’t wait for the client to make the decision.  Fun, entertaining, pushing the boundaries and us outside our comfort zones.”

Haydon Carroll, Buildsoft

“Easy to follow.  A good program which not only can be used for presentations, it can be applied to my daily work and life.”

Lan Yan, Oracle

“I loved learning that PowerPoint is just one part of presentation skills and understanding how the other attributes, techniques are going to help me.”

Garish Kumar Garg, Tata Consultancy Services

“Very well structured.  A ‘must have’ for middle to senior management and for those who have to face clients.  I loved the practical approach, energy of the presenter and practice, practice, practice.”

Shantanu Khasnavis, Account Manager Westpac, Tata Consultancy Services

“I loved the 13 steps, 4Mat and the tips and tricks on presentations and delivery.  Excellent program.  Well worth the time.”

Costa Mikhael, Stibo Systems

“I loved the dual focus on the presentation itself and the delivery. I will leave with definite action items that will change the way I present.  The combination of ‘theory’ and practice was great and doing so many practical exercises.”

Jo O’Brien, Tramada

“I loved the structure, energy, detailing and coverage.  Amazing is the only word I can say about this program!”

Akashdeep Jain, Tata Consultancy Services

“I loved that it was succinct and to the point and the personal touch.  2 days is perfect.  Michelle is a pleasure as a trainer!  Superb!  I got to know facets of my personality that I wasn’t aware of.  Helps to understand and learn from my mistakes.”

Karan Kanchan, Tata Consultancy Services

“Fantastic two days – so much information.  I loved how you made us fill out the workbook ourselves…made the content really stick!  I am looking forward to using the techniques and models you taught me to become a more effective speaker.”

Phil Jones, General Manager of Professional Services, Wardy IT Group

“100% of what was covered I found useful.  I learnt a lot from Michelle and the other attendees.”

Michaela Murray, Marketing Manager, Wardy IT Group

“I have had the pleasure of engaging Michelle for Advanced Presentation Skills training for my team whilst at Compuware. Michelle has a clear knack for understanding what the challenges individuals face when delivering presentations and tailoring training and coaching courses to meet these needs. Much of what Michelle taught me as part of our training I still use heavily today. I now feel confident that I can deliver succinct and powerful presentations to my customers and have results that prove this.   I would recommend Michelle to anyone looking to advance the skills of their team when it comes to 1 to Many Presentations.”

Stephen Foster, Director, Compuware

“Michelle is passionate, likeable, knowledgeable and such an astute observer. Great value – thankyou.”

Steve Jobson, VP, Compuware Asia Pacific

“I attended Michelle Bowden’s Presentation Skills Workshop which was one of the best things I have done for myself personally & professionally. Although confronting and challenging at times, it was also one of the most innovative, fun and practical learning experiences. I have since been able to leverage the skills learnt in different facets of everyday personal and business life. Thank you Michelle for enabling & empowering me with the expertise!”

Varsha Kanwar, Senior Manager – Customer Experience Strategy & Operations, Cisco

“I recently attended one of Michelle’s advanced presentations skills courses and was so impressed by the different approach to the topic. It was lively and interactive, wasn’t scary and really gave me at the end, a plan and approach that I can use every day in my work and personal life. Michelle is a unique character and really puts all of her energy and honesty into providing a great experience for her clients. I would highly recommend that you and your company engage Michelle where you can.”

Cassandra Crothers, Sales Manager, Cisco

“I hired Michelle for presentation and influencing training and liked it so much I sent several colleagues as well as my husband! We’re all so pleased with the tools she’s provided us to be more impactful in influencing others and presenting to get the results we want. I highly recommend Michelle!”

Veronica Marriott, IT Services Leader, Cisco

“Michelle was awesome!  I loved learning how to structure an effective presentation, the tips to persuade, the stage craft (so good!).  Now I know the importance of movement.  I just need to do/practice it.  Best training I’ve ever done.  I felt engaged.  Having a real life example was really helpful.  I think this will change my life!!”

Dan Harper, MYOB

“I loved learning the 4Mat.  A very valuable experience.  A lot of homework but worth it.”

Paloma Kralic, Event and Experience Lead, Microsoft

“I loved the format. Michelle is a great instructor / presenter who made everyone feel inclusive. Lunch was great. Presentation was nerve racking but a very worthwhile exercise. I felt a bit pressed for time when trying to absorb everything. I will reflect and go back over material and use it”.

Danny Morthensen, Technical Trainer, Service Now

“All of our employees who attend Michelle’s courses come back energised, challenged and much better communicators. In such a short time, its amazing the results that Michelle’s courses drive.”

Managing Partner – Australia and New Zealand, AlphaZetta – The Analytics Revolution

“You know what it is like to work with the best? The person who is the Expert in their field? Someone who lives the topic ? – that is Michelle. I have trained people on delivering presentations and thought I did a pretty good job but then I did Michelle’s program and realised I still had lots to learn from the expert. If you want to be a persuasive speaker and are smart enough to want to work with the best – call Michelle.”

Brad Shaw, Managing Director, livepro®

“Michelle was involved with our Women in Research (WIRe- http://www.womeninresearch.com/) 2014 summer webinar series. She engaged in a fascinating Q&A on Habits of Highly Persuasive People. For an organization catering to marketing researchers, the art of presenting persuasively is a very meaningful and relevant topic. Michelle was extraordinarily helpful in providing excellent strategic and tactical tips on presenting for a variety of audiences across a wide range of scenarios. Our members found her insightful, relevant and very fun to listen to! Working with Michelle was great!”

Tiama Hanson-Drury, EVP, Product Development, Dynata

“Michelle’s energy and commitment to the program is commendable.  Her teaching style was a mixture of theory and practical.  Michelle gave feedback throughout the program and was approachable.  Well organised.  Thanks for making us feel great Michelle.”

Ognjen Babic, MYOB

“Michelle was involved with our Women in Research summer webinar series. She engaged in a fascinating Q&A on Habits of Highly Persuasive People. For an organization catering to marketing researchers, the art of presenting persuasively is a very meaningful and relevant topic. Michelle was extraordinarily helpful in providing excellent strategic and tactical tips on presenting for a variety of audiences across a wide range of scenarios. Our members found her insightful, relevant and very fun to listen to! Working with Michelle was great!”

Tiama Fowler, EVP Strategic Products, ZappiStore

“I loved learning the structure and framework for effective development and delivery of a persuasive argument.  I enjoyed the community feel.  A fun and engaging program, great framework and resources.”

Jo Tozer, MYOB

“I loved seeing everyone engaged.  I saw improvement in one day.  I think it will make a big difference to internal presentations.  A clear structure to be able to replicate.  Lots of techniques to try.”

Tracey, MYOB

“Very helpful, practical and applicable to all parts of life.  I loved Michelle – very engaging way of presenting and mixed format to keep us interested.  Framework and techniques are very useful and it was great to have them demonstrated and put into practice in various settings.”

Shelley Magic, MYOB

“I loved the MYOB context throughout, the group composition and the supportive environment.  It would be great to have Michelle coach at rehearsal.”

Felicity Harding, MYOB

“In the past 5 years I have been inspired and encouraged by Michelle during 3 Presentation Skills training courses. What she teaches and demonstrates has given me the ability to communicate to audiences of 10 to 500 people all over the world. If ever you have a chance to be taught by Michelle, grab it with both hands… and yes Michelle, “They loved my guts…”

Jeff Findlay, e-arch

“Great to do in safe feeling/positive environment with women only.  Will see benefit in daily job, not just big presentations.  I still feel I could learn more on how to feel more confident presenting.  I loved the practical application to job, good mix of presenting and activities/interaction, the tools you can take away and use straight away and the lovely energy from Michelle.”

Lisa Baldacchino, MYOB

“It was so practical, I feel that I can so easily take what I’ve learnt back to my job and apply straight away.  Michelle was a fantastic teacher and made me feel really at ease, honest and gave us great tools to take away.  Awesome!  One of the best.”

Krissy Sadler-Bridge, MYOB

“A really well thought out and put together course, challenging but not overwhelming – I really loved it.  Michelle is very inspiring and gave us all great tools to give better presentations.”

Merrin Hughes, MYOB

“I loved the good tools to help me construct the message that I can reuse in different situations, and Michelle’s experience and enthusiasm.  I thought the program was well run and really engaging.  Thanks Michelle for helping me with this!”

Mereki Nieman, MYOB

“Gave really practical framework and techniques and used lots of different learning techniques (e.g. visual, kinaesthetic etc).  I loved the very enthusiastic and knowledgeable trainer and that we were able to practice what we had learnt.  I also loved that future resources and help are made available!  Great program – really loved it and believe it will be very valuable to me going forward.”

Candice Nel, MYOB

“Awesome course!  One of the best courses I have been to. I loved the excellent engagement and the framework that we learnt really gave a great practical structure.  Michelle’s experience really showed, she gave great examples and how to put the material into practice.  No role plays! Thanks Michelle!”

Sally Higgs, Product Manager, MYOB

“I loved Michelle; practicing on something that is real; visual; interactive; easy to follow and have “light bulb moments”.  It was intense, mind challenging and educational. 2 days is perfect scope.”

Tanya Windscheffe, MYOB

“Awesome!  Best training ever! I learnt handy and useful strategies to structure my presentations, tips for language/gestures and valuable feedback about my own presentation.”

Alex Barreto, Platform Delivery Manager, MYOB

“I loved the pace, energy and content.  I like the practical nature and the relevance to me.  LOVED IT!”

Sohail Siddiqui, MYOB

“I loved the pacing, 4Mat, changes in teaching techniques and the practicals at the beginning of day 2.  Insightful and valuable.”

Martin Cronj, MYOB