Kiya Shipley presenting after learning presentation skills at Michelle Bowden's presentation skills training Sydney.

Kiya Shipley’s Success Story after Presentation Skills Training

This is Kiya Shipley’s Success Story after Presentation Skills Training with Michelle Bowden. The aim of this article is to give you some insight into what you could do differently to achieve inspiring results like Kiya. Enjoy!


Kiya Shipley is a proud Kamilaroi and Yorta Yorta woman living and working on Dharug land in Greater Western Sydney. Kiya is passionate about improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and facilitating change in our community. Kiya works in Community Child Health across a range of different projects. She is currently working as a Project Officer/Aboriginal Population Health Trainee at Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network

Empowered individuals from the Aboriginal Population Health Training Initiative NSW Health mastering the art of presentation skills at Michelle Bowden's presentation skills training Sydney.

Here’s what Kiya said after attending my Persuasive Presentation Skills Masterclass with her colleagues in June 2022:

“I loved the engagement techniques and skills. I will use everything! Persuasion Blueprint is such a helpful tool to use everyday. Thank you so much for everything!”
Kiya Shipley
APHTI Trainee, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, NSW Health

What kind of presenting do you do at work? 

I present both formal and informal presentations on the work I am doing in advisory groups, committee meetings, one-on-ones.


What prompted you to study with Michelle? 

I am lucky that Michelle’s masterclass is a part of my training with my current APHTI traineeship.


How did Michelle’s teaching change your attitude to presenting in business? Honestly it changed my whole perspective on presentations!


In general, what positive outcomes have you achieved from improving your presentation skills?

I have achieve so many positive outcomes.  I am no longer scared to take opportunities to present. This has opening up so many more job and career opportunities.


In what specific ways have your presentation skills improved since learning with Michelle? 

I am much improved at my eye contact with the audience.

I have changed the way I layout my slides – they look much better from the audience’s point of view. In general my presentations flow better.  

I am much better at maintain audience attention and engagement which is a great feeling. 


What were your top three take-aways from Michelle’s masterclass

1. The Persuasion Blueprint is excellent for structuring a message that achieve my goals.

2. I know how to do direct, connected eye contact which greatly improves my engagement with my stakeholders.

3. I have used many of Michelle’s ‘virtual’ presentation tips when presenting on MS Teams to keep people engaged.

Would you like to participate in our presentation skills training course?

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CBA team members excelling in presentation skills training with Michelle Bowden presentation skills trainer in March 2023
Michelle Bowden presentation skills trainer in a pink shirt smiling at the camera

©2024 MICHELLE BOWDEN is an authority on persuasive presenting in business. She’s run her Persuasive Presentation Skills Masterclass over 995 times for more than 13,000 people over the past 25 years and her name is a synonym for ‘presentation skills’ in Australia.

Michelle is a multi-million-dollar pitch coach to her client list that reads like a who’s who of international business: banking and finance, IT, pharmaceutical, retail, telecommunications plus many more.

Michelle is the creator of the Persuasion Smart Profile®, a world-first psychological assessment tool that reports on your persuasive strengths and weaknesses at work, the best-selling internationally published author of How to Present: the ultimate guide to presenting live and online (Wiley) and her new book is called How to Persuade: the skills you need to get what you want (Wiley)3

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