Manufacturing Testimonials

These testimonials are from a selection of Michelle Bowden’s clients in the manufacturing and agriculture and mining sectors. Enjoy!

 

“Thanks to your coaching I was able to land one that day, the audience engaged through the speech clapping, cheering and nodding and closed with a huge ovation. When I got on stage I didn’t even need to look at my script because it felt so right. The audience engaged with nods and smiles early (because of your techniques) and I could relax and take them on a journey where they felt like the stars. I wanted to share this, as you deserve to know what you do to help other humans.”
Andrew Smyth
Commercial Leader – Wholesale AU, Signify

"Thanks for your training session. Although I have been to a number of training sessions in the past, this is the most useful training I have had. I think the most important thing is practicing and practicing. I loved that this training was interactive, engaging, and fun - not boring. I will use the structure presented in the workbook and the stagecraft in my presentations."
Lily Shen
Head of Finance Pacific Wholesale, Signify

“Very lucky to have this opportunity to participate in this leading course.  I loved the amazing presenter, very challenging, advanced content. There were no dull moments.”

Kathy Hill, Product Manager – Marketing Department, Avery Labelling Solutions

 

“Overall a well delivered course from a highly experienced presenter! I will adopt 2nd/3rd position more deliberately, use 4-mat and ensure a call to action. I also liked the icebreaker model and pacing and leading. I thought the concepts and framework were well integrated into practical sessions that involved everyone in the class being able to practice their presentation skills in front of each other. Michelle was balanced in feedback which let people know they have areas to work on and also built their confidence in what they did well.”
Ben Sebel, Investor, Advisor, Company Director

 

“I loved the energy and professionalism.  Extremely valuable tips and hints.  I liked that we got pushed and worked on our real presentations.  Enjoyable – full on and Michelle was knowledgeable.”

Ellie Martin, Website Manager, Avery Labelling Solutions

 

“It was a challenging two days but I have learnt so much.  It was confronting in some bits, but having a structure for my future presentations is invaluable.  The additional resources are so fantastic and I will definitely use it.”

Stephanie Lee, Marketing Communications Specialist, Avery Labelling Solutions

 

“I loved that the structure was very clear and succinct, the knowledge of the presenter and the practice and application.  Enthusiastic presenter; great content and great techniques.”

Geoffrey Ong, Product Manager, Avery Labelling Solutions

 

“Great content, great connection to real life situations.  I loved the structure and no pressure to perform, all the helpful and logical learnings that I can apply to become a better presenter and channel manager for Avery.”

Michelle Samson, Channel Account Manager, Avery Labelling Solutions

 

“I loved the interaction, and the knowledge and experience of the presenter. Thank you for being patient with me.  I will practice some of the techniques that were demonstrated over the last two days.”

Karen Fleming, Consumer & Customer Sales Specialist, Avery Labelling Solutions

 

“I thought I was a reasonable public speaker until I met Michelle. I soon found out that I was pretty average. But under Michelle’s direction and coaching I am told I became very effective at public speaking. I became confident, aware of my topic, aware of my audience. Michelle was especially brilliant for those special occasions when you had to deliver a keynote speech to hundreds of people. If you need to speak in public and you want to be outstanding, get Michelle involved.”

Allan Brackin, Company Director, Chairman, RPM Global

 

“The passion, knowledge and enthusiasm from Michelle is phenomenal.  So inspiring that I can succeed.  The knowledge and feedback that I took away is priceless.”

Jo-Jo Burke, Product Manager, Avery Labelling Solutions

“I loved the confidence this masterclass gave me in presenting, and how it reinvigorated me. I loved the process and the simplicity (and clarity) of the 13 steps. I loved that the business felt invested enough in me to, in turn, invest the money and time to develop me further. I loved the weekly changing paintings on your wall – looked awesome! I am looking forward to future opportunities this may afford me (or better position me for) post the divestment of Pierlite. I’m also excited about being more effective in my own messaging with my teams and my peers. Thanks again Michelle, this was an amazing development opportunity.”

James Ewart, Country Manager – NZ, Pierlite

Photo of the Pierlite executive participating in Michelle Bowden's Virtual presentation skills training
"I loved Michelle’s energy and engagement - it is just world class. She is kind, generous and approachable. This masterclass was tailored and delivered in the context of what we need in our business. I will use these formulas for persuading people to learn and to be the best version of themselves. These techniques will help me to get people’s attention so I can help them learn."
Gus Arianto
Chief Executive Officer, Pierlite ANZ

“I loved how you demonstrate the techniques and the actual process – not just in a training style but in everything you do and say – everything you do and how you say it supports and reinforces the techniques and processes. I also loved the immediately actionable way you do your training, and that there were no pulled punches – direct and constructive. I am looking forward to flying like an eagle. I will deliver far more impactful communication, not just presentations. I will have far more effective communication now that I have a simple robust structure for every presentation. Thank you so much Michelle. This was absolutely worth every minute.”
Lydell Stokes, General Manager – Future Markets, Pierlite

 

“I would really like to thank you for this training. It’s completely different to what I have known and I have learnt so many new skills and also learnt a lot about myself. It was heaps of fun as well, Michelle, you are a great presenter. You made the content very relevant and were firm but fair in your feedback which I appreciate. I now have confidence that if I follow the formula, my speech will be great which just leaves me to focus on my presentation style. I am looking forward to removing but/however from my speeches and emails (I use however a lot!). I’m also looking forward to using this new persuasive way of presenting which is different to anything I’ve known and using you to check my speeches hahah!!! No seriously, thank you for all your tools I’ll have and use forever.”
Meaghan Spencer, People and Culture Manager, Pierlite

 

“Thank you very much for the training. It was a fantastic four weeks of four-hour sessions on zoom. I loved that it was very Informative and there are simple steps to follow to get the right outcomes. I will start with the simple 5 step analysis for planning so I understand the audience and can set the context right.”
Indira Suresh, Head of IT, Gerard Lighting Group

Photo of Pierlite Executive team learning and demonstrating in Michelle Bowden's Virtual Presentation Skills Training
"I came into the Masterclass hoping to advance how I structure my presentation to become an inspirational presenter. After the very first session it was clear we would all learn this and so much more. Starting with the 4MAT which was delivered in such a relatable manner, immediately I was confident to use the method from day 1!! The structures, tips and examples are incredible, then came Michelle’s feedback throughout the sessions that was full of absoluteness. This feedback was “the gift” of the Masterclass, it was always delivered in a way that helped us learn how to be on the right path. Michelle’s understanding, knowledge and all-round training expertise is evident. This Masterclass changes so much for me in every aspect of my life forever because I consciously aspire to be a motivator. My mission is to help every single person be the best they can be on any given day, having the knowledge on how to effectively communicate is a gift. The gift of words, posture, images and my newfound linguistic patterns all ensure I am one step closer to that. Additionally, Michelle’s bestselling book, “How to Present” does not leave my side as I need to continue to train like a professional. Today Chapter 9 was my focus as it can take my own belief to another level “A proper cup of coffee in a proper copper coffee cup” got a good run before today’s presentation. From the top of my heart thank you so much, I hope you can understand how much this means to me."
Photo of Andrew Smyth, Commercial Leader, Pierlite
Andrew Smyth
General Manager, Sales & Marketing (Aust), Pierlite

“I learnt more in our 2-day learning experience about what my true potential as a trainer sales professional, husband and father can be. I feel I have an opportunity for personal growth once again.”
Greg Fraser, QLD & Northern NSW Brand Development Executive, ACC Higgins

“I loved everything about this masterclass. I love the 4Mat and Persuasion Blueprint techniques and all the tools provided to navigate building and preparing for a presentation. Apart from the 4Mat and Blueprint techniques, I’m very keen to keep on pacing three times before leading and to eliminate words like ‘but’ and ‘however’. In addition to using the 13-step technique for building presentations, I will also be using this for other everyday things like emails and communicating with people around me. It was a fantastic course!”
George van Wyk, Group CFO, Gerard Lighting Group

“I love a framework. I love preparation. I love extending myself, learning and trying something new. I love people who can deliver information well and be entertaining. This masterclass had all of that!! And more! I am looking forward to preparing all my presentations with the 13 steps, experimenting with my emails on the framework too, and just getting more comfortable with the whole technique, and then as a result – improving my presentation skills! And I’m also looking forward to doing it all again next week with my team!”
Melanie Rankin, General Manager, Inlite

 

“The program was empowering and positive. I loved learning new skills, 5 step analysis, POO, and Storyboarding.”
Heath Tyson, Brand Development Manager, ACC Higgins.

 

“Brilliant and engaging program to assist making our team better. It provided challenging thoughts and structured template for designing presentation and giving training programs.”
Simon Bartlett, National Sales and Marketing Manager, ACC Higgins

 

“The program was a great refresher and reminder of the great tools available to me. It makes something so complex, really simple and easy to understand. Michelle is always friendly and entertaining while teaching so much.”
Jordan Hart, Assistant Analyst, ACC Higgins

 

“Outstanding! I loved learning about the 13 points for preparing a presentation. I love Michelle’s understanding of the subtleties of speech.”
Peter MacLeod, Managing Director, ACC Higgins

 

 

“The program was absolutely fantastic. I loved the empowerment to bring my communication skills to the next level. It gave me confidence to reach more audience with my marketing strategies. Best program I have ever attended.”
William Standley, Marketing Coordinator, ACC Higgins

ACC Higgins team members excelling in Presentation skills training Sydney with Michelle Bowden presentation skills trainer in April 2021

“I absolutely loved this masterclass. The entire flow of the masterclass was derived from real life experiences and techniques, cumulated into one amazing framework that can be applied to all presentations and forms of communication in our lives. I loved how instantly I started to feel the need to project myself, focussing outward (audience) rather than inward (myself). I will use everything! Especially the Icebreaker, Pace, Pace Lead, WIIFM and POO, and the small tips and tricks to make a compelling point. This will prove to be very beneficial during presentations and in any conversation/email communication with clients and peers. Thank you, Michelle! You are an inspiration.”
Vrinda Ashutosh, Showroom Lighting Consultant, Inlite

 

“Thanks for another great course. I loved seeing the whole team working on the process together, sharing a common language. I also loved seeing how enthusiastic they are and how hard they have worked towards the improved presentations. Sometimes this team can be a little critical of courses and trainers – so it’s a testament to how good you are that they have clearly all fully embraced the process. I’ll be using everything and empowering the team to rework this stuff together. The important thing is that they are now all really comfortable presenting in front of one another now so this sets us up in a good position to continually present to one another which is great practice for clients.”
Melanie Rankin, General Manager, Inlite

 

“Michelle I loved the charismatic way you taught your masterclass, it made me understand the steps to persuasion and improve my communication. What will I use from this master class? I’ll use everything I’ve learnt! I’ll be using the Persuasion Blueprint that’s for sure! Thanks so much Michelle, you are a star!”
Chris Watt, Principal Lighting Consultant, Inlite

 

“Thanks for the masterclass over these 4 sessions. I have learnt a lot of really good skills and information and gained a lot of insight into how to present more effectively. Your lessons are very entertaining and make learning a pleasure! I loved learning the framework for putting together presentations, learning to put myself in the audience’s shoes so that I can target my presentations to their needs (not mine). The whole masterclass was very positive and actually made me more enthusiastic about presenting. I will definitely shift into second position more when designing presentations. I will also use pacing before leading and pacing out objections. I’ll be using the framework for designing my presentations in future.”
Chris Lee, National Project Sales Director, Inlite

 

“I loved that there was lots of energy and interaction. It was great to learn some techniques that are easy to apply and remember. I will use everything from this masterclass. The 2nd position shifting, the technique to elicit more questions and avoiding but/however are key learnings for me that I will definitely apply in my personal and professional life.”
Steve Grillias, Lighting Consultant, Inlite

 

“Thank you so much Michelle. It was a wonderful masterclass, and I am so happy that I was able to be a part of it. I loved that the content was clear and precise. The layout of information in relation to the Persuasion Blueprint Template was extremely helpful and easy to understand – almost like a How to Write a Presentation for Dummies! I will definitely use the steps outlined within the Persuasion Blueprint when I am presenting or formulating emails etc when stating my cause.”
Mary Kubena, Financial Controller, Inlite

 

“Thank you Michelle for a wonderful, jam packed few days. I loved the fast paced, structured professional training that has definitely taught me how to design, script and present a superior presentation to my clients. I also loved the whole sales team interaction. I will definitely use the skills we have learnt to confidently present in a more structured, professional manner using the techniques like pacing, leading, pooing and framing.”
Richard Ralph, QLD Manager, Inlite


” I loved the interaction and inclusion, it pushed me out of my comfort zone to learn, understand and increase my confidence in presenting. I love the in-depth process and how easily all the steps come together. I will continue to refer to and use the Persuasion Blueprint. I will use the 4Mat. Thank you so much Michelle.”
David Lim, Business Development Manager WA, Inlite

 

“I loved Michelle’s energy and persuasiveness. I will use pacing out objections, pace, pace, pace, lead. 4Mat and the Persuasion Blueprint.”
Catie Colson, Lighting Designer and Sales Consultant MIES, Inlite

 

“I loved being able to learn a structure to use in my presentations, emails and everyday life to be a more persuasive communicator. I also loved interacting with my colleagues. I haven’t had the opportunity to interact with everyone one on one previously. I will use the Persuasion Blueprint for future presentations and the tips on how to build rapport with my clients.”
Munroe Martin,Lighting Consultant/Sales Support, Inlite

 

“Thank you so much for taking our Inlite team through your presentation training Michelle. I will be walking away with great tips and information to apply to my future sales meetings. The steps you have shown me will definitely help in the future and I can’t wait to keep in contact. I loved how informative Michelle was. She managed to keep our team engaged during every session. I will use the 4Mat structure – 2nd position (thinking of the audience – cat & dog views, using pacing always. Thank you for your amazing training.”
Ashleigh Davison, Project Coordinator/Sales, Inlite


“What I loved most was the amazing format that Michelle taught us, from start to finish. I finished the course feeling confident about myself and prepared for meetings/presentations and interactions I will have with clients. I really appreciate the effort that Michelle put into the 4 days, it was a fun, safe environment where we could engage with each other, make mistakes, laugh and learn so much! I will be using the 4Mat (why, what, how, what if/what else) in every presentation I have, also engaging in the 2nd position which was a technique that was taught and heavily encouraged throughout the course. I will also be taking my constructive criticism on board, like learning to breathe more and not using filler words like ‘so’, ‘but’, ‘um’. I will draw upon the pacing out objections method, especially with cat/mismatcher people. Thank you so much Michelle for your course, it was great – you made it really fun, engaging, and insightful.”
Claire O’Garey, Showroom Lighting Consultant, Inlite

 

“Michelle has lots of energy. Very engaging, great format. Everyone had to be involved in the presentation. Michelle is a fantastic presenter. I will implement and practice the 4Mat and lessons learnt in daily life work and personal life.”
Reinhard Glantschnig, Lighting Consultant, Inlite

 

“I loved sharing the masterclass with the group; encouraging each other and hearing other ways that colleagues present – which we are usually not exposed to. I also loved the breakdown of lessons into bite size pieces, and then stitching it all together. I won’t thank them for coming or say that the meeting will “only take” a certain amount of time. I will use the Persuasion Blueprint to script write, and icebreakers to hook the audience. Really effective!”
Rachel Farrugia, Lighitng Consultant, Inlite


“Thank you for the amazing four half-days that you spent teaching us the pathway to effective communication. It has been an eye opening experience for me personally. I loved the fact that this knowledge can be applied to everything in life, not just presentations. I will definitely use the 4Mat, cats and dogs, and framing henceforth.”
Pragati Saini, Lighting Sales Consultant, Inlite

“Loved loved LOVED your course, and I am so sad it’s over. I have never met anyone who can do what you do so elegantly and inclusively – I guess that’s why you’re the best! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your generous tips, lessons, guidance and encouragement – I just know this course will make me 100% more persuasive and engaging. What did I love about the masterclass? Wow, where to begin? I felt both comfortable and stretched to do better for the entire course. Michelle’s teaching style is incredible, the information we were given made complete sense, and Michelle ensured everyone was with her every step of the way. The tools and exercises are incredibly valuable and I was able to see immediately that they will be super valuable in my working and personal life. The examples and stories Michelle gave us were relatable and relevant. She has an incredible knack for making people feel instantly at ease, reading the room, and relating information in a way that truly sinks in. I will make a conscious effort to approach comms in 2nd position, considering the needs and desires of my audience as opposed to only my own. I will also be framing more carefully in presentations from now on, presenting my information with less words but more oomph! I will also be incorporating 4MAT into presentations, emails and meetings as I just feel this approach makes so much sense. I am going to make every effort to demonstrate flexibility in my communication style. And I will use PowerPoint as a visual aid as opposed to relying on it to do the presentation for me.”
Karlie Meredith, Head of Marketing (Aust), Pierlite


“There was so much I loved about this course. It was very well structured with each of the key elements required for a great presentation explained in detail, with very good examples. Covering everything from the importance of an ice breaker to body language it really was a masterclass! With so many after course resources available it will be easy to recap on any of the topics covered. The two main things I will use immediately will be to follow the Persuasion Blueprint and think more in the second position. I will try also to apply these not only to presentations but also to everyday emails and regular team meetings. Thank you Michelle!”
Paul Austin, General Manager – DOT Downlights, NZ, Pierlite


“Thank you again for a wonderful and entertaining masterclass. I will take these skills and use them in everyday life. I loved the interaction, the constructive feedback and how I could better myself. I will use the structure learnt for presenting, hand gestures and voice range. Most importantly I will be myself (make the presentation ME!)”
Simon Morrison, Technical Specification Consultant, Pierlite


“I personally loved the 4Mat, it made me think a lot about my approach to presentations in terms of what I was trying to achieve. It also made me think more around use of language, structure, and putting myself into my audiences’ shoes to ensure success. I will use nearly all of the topics we discussed moving forward with a particular focus on breathing, practice and using the 13-step template.”
Owen Lewis, Sales Manager – Projects (VIC/TAS), Pierlite


“I cannot thank you enough for such a brilliant course! Michelle you are an incredible presenter, and I learnt so much, it’s difficult to put it into words! I loved everything about it! Michelle was SO engaging, and the content was memorable and practical! I loved that Michelle included so many tips and strategies for presenting in-person, and also on Zoom. Having to present in front of the group was such a rewarding and out-of-my-comfort-zone experience. I intend to use the Persuasion Blueprint to structure my presentations, for the rest of my life! I will apply all the amazing tips that Michelle gave us for PowerPoint presentations (i.e., compelling images/limited bullet points/ Verdana script), placing yourself in second position and interacting with the audience. I will also pre-prepare answers for the Q&A portion of my presentations, as that is an area that I have previously struggled with because my mind can go blank when I have to go off-script and it interrupts my flow. What I learnt in this course was so beneficial, valuable & practical, and I look forward to delving deeper, practicing more and putting it to use! Thank you so much for everything!!! I wish it wasn’t over.”
Niina Hentunen, Executive Assistant to CEO, Pierlite


“The style and the knowledge of Michelle was totally amazing. Michelle taught us the techniques in a clear, engaging, and inspiring way with immediate results. The skills I’ve learnt from this training course will be invaluable in my professional and personal life. I’ll use the structure of the presentation, the 13 steps, the Persuasion Blueprint, the whole analysis / design / delivery process, and many more of the techniques. Thank you so much for giving us the masterclass, I thoroughly enjoyed it!”
Margaret Gao, Supply Chain Manager, AU, Pierlite


“I loved learning from someone who clearly is a pro and can explain everything so well and “convincingly”. The 4MAT was a revelation and such a useful tool. I enjoyed that everyone had to present and provide feedback on each other, it is a tremendous way to learn. There are so many tips and techniques I was not aware of, so this has been a massive learning experience for me. I will be more aware of going from 1st position to 2nd position, 4MAT, Storyboarding, coming up with clever icebreakers, PowerPoint design: use less slides and more relevant images to reinforce the message. And I will avoid certain words, including avoiding the use of absolutes. Thanks again so much and thanks for the opportunity to stay in touch.”
Jon Bell, National Account Manager, AU, Pierlite


“This has been one of my all time greatest trainings I’ve done. You truly have mastered this class and I have to thank Gus for giving me the opportunity to be involved. What did I love about this master class? What’s there not to love? I feel I have stepped up to a new level. I certainly know I can use these rules and live by them, you won’t see this in the bottom of my drawer by the end of the week. My intention is to use all that I have learnt, really practice and develop these skills. Who knows, I might need to send you a blueprint for my future TED Talk wouldn’t that be great?!!”
Gareth Lehmkuhl, Sales Manager – Queensland, Pierlite


“This was a fantastic course, the best I have done in many years. I loved the format and style that Michelle used to facilitate this masterclass (so much energy) which made every session fun and go so quickly, yet we learned so much in a short time. This was one of the very few development programs that I actually felt like I gained real benefit which I can use moving forward. I use everything! If I had to narrow it down it would definitely be the Persuasion Blueprint for every presentation to give it real structure and flow. I have generally not practiced before presenting but I will definitely practice as I could see and feel the difference after doing so. I will have my workbook within reach at all times – thank you Michelle!”
Daniel Bourke, Regional General Manager – QLD, Pierlite

 

“There were loads of great tips that can be used every day in emails and standard conversations. So much, there is a bit of overload. Fortunately, Michelle has given us some standard, readily accessible templates that can be referred to on a regular basis (I’m going to start using a mouse pad for the first time since 2005). A formula will make what I felt most daunting (planning), a lot easier to get started and get structured. I loved the interaction with my colleagues as we learnt together, critiquing each other helped us all learn more about ourselves and I think also helped us gain confidence in ourselves. The discussions around gestures, posturing and language were quite eye opening to me, and I will need to be very conscious to start building these into habits. While it sounds a bit corny, learning new things from an expert, particularly during a lockdown, really was an experience that I enjoyed. My challenge now is to use this knowledge to improve my professional skill set. I’d like to think I’ll use lots of the tips, but I’ll work on a few things initially. They are: The 4Mat structure, particularly around emails initially, then when I next get to do presentations and speeches. I will work on developing a standard sales pitch structure for my team as well and build it into our next in person team meeting; I’ll use the current state / desired state checklist before doing talks / pitches / presentations. I thought I was good at thinking from second position, where I can see this checklist will make me better and ensure I have done that well; I’ll eliminate “but” and “however” from my talking and my emails (I had to think hard a few times even writing this!) And finally, I’ll eliminate thanking an audience and apologising when things go a little off track. I know I did the former regularly, particularly with clients like engineers who charge for their time. I have already thought of different ways I can be respectful without making it sound like I owe them in return.”
Garth Mudford, General Manager – Sales & Marketing, NZ, Pierlite

“I did Michelle’s Presentation Skills training masterclass and I can say, hands down, that it is one of the best, if not THE BEST professional training course I have attended in my career. Highly recommend!”

Tamara Mitchell, Brand Manager – eCommerce, Kimberly Clark Australia & New Zealand

 

“I loved your outstanding teaching style Michelle!  You made me feel good about myself and you helped the whole team feel at ease from the get go.  Terrific!  Easy to follow, understand and implement.  BEST COURSE I HAVE EVER DONE!”

Shane McParland, Manufacturing Manager, Chamberlain

 

“This will give me confidence going forward. I loved the ability to learn the 13 steps to structuring all forms of a presentation. I also liked how it forced me to get comfortable quickly performing a speech to complete strangers on a number of random topics over the first day to give me greater confidence in my presentation on the 2nd day. It is challenging, but rewarding to learn so much. Even though I am young, I felt everyone accepted this and is a great program for young people to get a step ahead of the rest early.”

Jordan Harte, Assistant Analyst, ACC Higgins

 

“The best course I have been on – already recommended to my friends last night after first day!  A great, relaxed learning environment where it is okay to try different things.  Thank you Michelle.  Great timing on each subject.  Resources we can actually use afterwards too.”

Sara Tomlinson, Key Account Manager, Lion

 

“An excellent program.  I learnt practical steps which are easily implemented at work.  I loved that we practiced the learning that helped reinforcement. I took some very valuable learning and skills away that will help in many aspects of my work.”

David Lockwood, Engineering Manager, Chamberlain

 

“I loved understanding individual needs and the positive vibe.  Loved everything and more!”

Sonny Ridge, Assistant Sales Manager, Hyqual Australia

Sunrice team members excelling in Presentation skills training Sydney with Michelle Bowden presentation skills trainer in April 2016

“I loved understanding the structure for successful presentations and understanding the power of pace, pace, lead.  Very motivating.”

Michelle Lynch, Channel Sales Manager, Avery Labelling Solutions

 

“I loved the focus on the model and the way Michelle delivered the content.”

Justin Seabrook, Channel Manager – Wholesalers & Buying Groups, Avery Labelling Solutions

 

“I would love to do a follow up course in the future.  I loved the relaxed environment, great process – easy to follow and understand.”

Rebecca Smith, Product Manager, Avery Labelling Solutions

 

“Very informative. I loved getting many tools to arrange and deliver a persuasive presentation, as well as getting feedback that was personalised and detailed. Great learning experience and great to get ongoing access to resources including having presentations reviewed in future to receive feedback.”

Monika Getner, Site Management Accountant, Consolidated Manufacturing Enterprise

 

“Very good participation levels at all times.  We weren’t just ‘trained to’ – there was a lot of inclusiveness.  I love that it set a framework for the future.”

Glenn McInnes, Finance Manager, ITW Polymers & Fluids

 

“The program was well presented and helped me understand the theory.  I loved the logical theory which makes sense and, more importantly, that I think I can use. Very engaging and opened up my eyes to things I would not have noticed without attending the training.  I believe this training will help me.  Great, fantastic, highly recommended.”

James Diab, Product Marketing Manager, Chamberlain

 

“I loved all of it – the presenter and the content.  A very valuable tool for my career.”

Melissa Turnbull, Project Manager/Engineer, Chamberlain

 

“Very engaging and informative, great structure and with useful/real-life tools.  Without a doubt the best presentation skills workshop I have attended.”

Robert Bergqvist , Product Marketing Manager, Chamberlain

 

“I loved the passion, energy, friendliness and skill.  Michelle is a great trainer, motivator, presenter and a lovely person.  Thank you!”

Stuart Bennion, State Sales Manager WA, Chamberlain

 

“I loved getting out of my comfort zone and learning all the great techniques regarding presentations.  It was a really big two days, but worth it 100%. I really enjoyed it!”

Tommy McNamara, Chamberlain Group

 

“Such a positive environment, moving out of one’s comfort zone.  I loved so, so many things – presentation skills with my voice; seeing others similar to myself (i.e. not alone); the structure to present and essential skills.”

Nerida Uljan, Chamberlain Group

 

“This program is all about how you break your nerves and how you can structure your presentation to control your audience without difficulties.  Excellent!”

Young Prasantha, Chamberlain Group

 

“I loved that it was very practical, had lots of support material and very good emotional support. POO was a light bulb moment!  The structure and 13 steps was very good.”

Tony Harlick, Chamberlain Group

 

“I loved the excellent content, great structure, good mix of theory and practice, great tools to take home, and the good feedback.  An excellent trainer and extremely engaging.  Fast paced and outcome-oriented.”

Max Voigt, Chamberlain Group

 

“Lots of light bulb moments – thank you for re-positioning the required effort for presenting to persuade.  It’s not just “delivering info”!!  I loved the practical learning, framework and the teaching to different learning styles.”

Alissa Booker, Chamberlain Group

 

“The content is very helpful and the delivery by Michelle is amazing.  So much to take in yet you don’t feel totally drained.  An excellent program – engaging and informative.  Awesome!”

Donna Johnson, Chamberlain Group

 

“Well paced, engaging and full of light bulb moments.  I learnt a lot of new concepts that can be applied in a practical way.”

Mike Melis, Chamberlain Group

 

“I loved that it was fun and interactive. I learnt a lot.  Awesome learning course.”

Dean Ogleby, Chamberlain Group

 

“All the content was incredibly informative and very practical.  I can already see at least 5 uses in the immediate future.  It was fast paced and kept me interested and wanting to perform. It was fantastic!”

Murray Rook, Chamberlain Group

 

“I loved the energy of it and discovering my ability to be a good presenter.  A very good course.”

Faicel Mohamadi, Production Supervisor, Chamberlain

 

“Michelle kept my attention throughout and provided loss of options for supporting materials.  Awesome teacher.  Great facility/venue.”

Simon Rayment, State Sales Manager, Chamberlain

 

“I loved the structure mixed with practical examples; the tips, tools and persuasion tips; and the very knowledgeable presenter.  Very useful and challenging to keep improving.”

Eduardo Estrada, Production & Quality Supervisor, Chamberlain

 

“The best course I have been on – already recommended to my friends!  A great, relaxed learning environment, where it is OK to try different things. Great timing on each subject.  I loved the resources we can actually use afterwards too. Thank you Michelle.”

Sara Tomlinson, Key Account Manager, Lion Co

 

Sunrice team members celebrating in Presentation skills training Sydney with Michelle Bowden presentation skills trainer in April 2014

“Michelle’s Persuasive Speaking program has given me a powerful set of presentation tools. The structure she taught us over two days is amazing: from putting the audience first to carrying them along the journey with you. It includes some behavioural measures that will just blow your mind.  I loved how she creates a supportive environment to practice and embed her techniques. I’ve been a writer for 6 years and found plenty here to use in my content marketing work going forward. The entire experience has been thoughtfully prepared: an excellent program with tools I’m still using a month later.”

Tiffany Hoy, Writer & Editor, Street Furniture Australia

 

“I loved the structure and processes.  The information was amazing and empowering.  Michelle was great.  I will keep practicing and stay in touch.”

Josine Denning, Street Furniture Australia

 

“I loved the chance to sharpen my skills and learn new and interesting processes.  I thoroughly enjoyed the experience even though I feel totally spent.”

Ian Buchanan – Sales Manager, Tamsi Industries

 

“Energetic, fun, exciting.  I loved the content and material, template of 13 steeps, that it was well planned and very fun and empowering.”

Mohammad Hafiz, O-I New Zealand

“It has given me so many wonderful tips to help me make better presentations.  Michelle walks the talk!  Just watching Michelle during this program has taught me how to put into practice the tips she has taught us.  Great presenter Michelle!  Excellent program.”

Gillian Nairn, Range International  Limited

 

“A very worthwhile program.  Michelle is great and makes everyone feel comfortable.  This extends beyond presentations.  We learnt life skills. Lots of tips and ‘presents’.  More people at CSR should do this extremely polished course.”

Bruce Foxall, CSR

“I loved the tools, use of visual and audio and physical tools to learn techniques, the environment (good, non-confronting, and supportive), the logical flow of work for the 2 days and that it was non-convoluted and simple.  I would recommend to anyone looking to upskill and for all industries/roles/levels.”

Matthew Wilton, Sales and New Product Development, CSR

“I loved the tools and methodology.  It was a big help.  I can feel better and more confident if I work on the skills and methods.”

Stephen Nash, Development Engineer, CSR

“The content and learning was amazing!  I thoroughly enjoyed the 2 days – I got a lot out of it.  I learnt so many practical skills from this course that I will implement to improve my workplace interactions. Love, love, loved it!”

Vanessa Buhagiar, CSR

“I like that we had such a range of experience and personalities and still we all learnt.  We all progressed and we all walk away feeling like we have clear plans to improve.  Well-structured and timed.  A lot of content and the associated tools offer a mechanism for continued learning.”

Chris O’Brien, CSR

“Most enjoyable.  The content was very relevant and delivered extremely well. Fantastic trainer.  Great venue.”

Patrick Massad, CSR

“The content is great.  The facilitator is professional and lovely.  I’ve learnt a lot.  Overall, I’ve learned so much more than I thought.  It’s going to help me in my future career.  Thank you!”

Kent Zhang, CSR

“I loved everything!  Structure, engagement, empowerment, techniques, fun.  Great and very charismatic presenter.  Thank you Michelle for being an awesome facilitator.”

Tatjana Zec, CSR

“I loved pretty much everything.  I wish I had this training when I was younger.  Everyone can benefit from this.  Highly recommended.  It was fun!”

Patrick Edwards, CSR

“I loved learning the great technique; the great mentor and highly experienced trainer; that it was enthusiastic, honest and structures; the areas I can improve in and HOW.  Energised, practical course that everyone can benefit from in their everyday life and beyond work!”

Angeline Kable, CSR

“Taught me a huge number of techniques to make my presentations better which has ultimately improved my confidence. Great energy from Michelle.  Never felt bored or as if the content didn’t relate.”

Jordon Ruocco, CSR

“A fantastic course.  It was interactive and took me out of my comfort zone and taught me valuable skills which I can apply every day. Highly recommended for anyone in leadership or senior positions.”

Paul Scott, CSR

“I loved the process and steps that you can take away from the course to help you build your presentations.  I also loved the group learning, interaction, stimulation and feedback.  A great program and so helpful for future/life skills.”

Anna Jewell, Sunrice

“This masterclass is a perfect example of how effective this technique is for creating memorable, enjoyable and informative presentations.  Loved it.”

Adam Bunn, CSR

“I loved the practical content.  It teaches us techniques that can be applied in daily work life easily.  It was a great experience and I learnt a lot of skills.  The program is SO interactive and dynamic.”

Ramindu Tissera, CSR

“I learnt critical skills for delivering better presentations but also other communications.  A great training course.  I found it useful despite being far too busy at work to take time out.”

Matt Wiles, CSR

“The course content was well presented and the attendee felt engaged throughout the two days.  Excellent.”

Ross Ollerenshaw, CSR

“I loved that it helped me open my eyes to a new world that I didn’t know existed.  I can use what I learnt from Michelle.  I really appreciate the effort for all this.”

Daniel Song, CSR

 

“Energetic and full of information to improve my presentation skills and my communication in general.  Very interesting and useful training.”

Patrick Baud, CSR

 

“I loved the activities.”

Ben Transfield, CSR

 

“I loved the good content, good structure and good presenter.  Very useful in all aspects with valuable business tools.”

Gillian Wilson, CSR

 

“I loved 4Mat and 13 steps.  Excellent presenter and excellent format (2 days).”

Ryan Sto Domingo, CSR

 

BHP team members excelling in Presentation skills training Sydney with Michelle Bowden presentation skills trainer in 2015

“I loved pretty much everything.  I wish I had this training when I was younger.  Everyone can benefit from this.  Highly recommended.  It was fun!”

Patrick Edwards, CSR

 

“I loved learning the great technique; the great mentor and highly experienced trainer; that it was enthusiastic, honest and structures; the areas I can improve in and HOW.  Energised, practical course that everyone can benefit from in their everyday life and beyond work!”

Angeline Kable, CSR

 

“Taught me a huge number of techniques to make my presentations better which has ultimately improved my confidence. Great energy from Michelle.  Never felt bored or as if the content didn’t relate.”

Jordon Ruocco, CSR

 

“A fantastic course.  It was interactive and took me out of my comfort zone and taught me valuable skills which I can apply every day. Highly recommended for anyone in leadership or senior positions.”

Paul Scott, CSR

 

“I loved the process and steps that you can take away from the course to help you build your presentations.  I also loved the group learning, interaction, stimulation and feedback.  A great program and so helpful for future/life skills.”

Anna Jewell, Sunrice

 

“This masterclass is a perfect example of how effective this technique is for creating memorable, enjoyable and informative presentations.  Loved it.”

Adam Bunn, CSR

 

“I loved the practical content.  It teaches us techniques that can be applied in daily work life easily.  It was a great experience and I learnt a lot of skills.  The program is SO interactive and dynamic.”

Ramindu Tissera, CSR

 

“I learnt critical skills for delivering better presentations but also other communications.  A great training course.  I found it useful despite being far too busy at work to take time out.”

Matt Wiles, CSR

 

“The course content was well presented and the attendee felt engaged throughout the two days.  Excellent.”

Ross Ollerenshaw, CSR

 

“I loved that it helped me open my eyes to a new world that I didn’t know existed.  I can use what I learnt from Michelle.  I really appreciate the effort for all this.”

Daniel Song, CSR

 

“Energetic and full of information to improve my presentation skills and my communication in general.  Very interesting and useful training.”

Patrick Baud, CSR

 

“I loved the activities.”

Ben Transfield, CSR

 

“I loved the good content, good structure and good presenter.  Very useful in all aspects with valuable business tools.”

Gillian Wilson, CSR

 

“I loved 4Mat and 13 steps.  Excellent presenter and excellent format (2 days).”

Ryan Sto Domingo, CSR

Group photos from decades of Presentation Skills Training Sydney Melbourne and Brisbane with Michelle Bowden presentation skills trainer

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

 

We have a 25-year proven track record in developing people’s business presentation, public speaking and pitching skills. We will help YOU stand out for all the right reasons!

 

Master the art of public speaking and persuasive presenting in business with our life-changing public speaking training in Sydney LIVE and ONLINE via Zoom.

One presentation skills training course once is all you need. Become a more confident, engaging and persuasive business presenter & stay true to your natural style! We promise no hand holding, crying or videoing!

©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.

 

She’s 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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