Small Business Testimonials

“This program is brilliant! I’m delighted to learn the structure of 13 Steps; 4Mat and POO objections. I loved Michelle as a facilitator and the small group setting allowed you to learn from others. It exceeded all expectations.”

Jillian Bullock, Certified LinkedIn Ninja Partner and LinkedIn Trainer, LinkedIn Ninja Down Under

 

“This program is totally immersive. It was hard, it made me feel uncomfortable and it made me change. WOW!”

Steve Grace, Founder, MS Grace

 

“Michelle was fabulous and I felt at ease straight away.  I loved that it was an intimate group and the course content was fantastic!  The course structure/schedule worked well and the environment was great.  Worth the investment.  I’m feeling so much more confident and ready.”

Lisa Welsh, General Manager, Spell & The Gypsy

 

“Michelle is an amazing presenter.  She has an awesome level of energy and her passion and excitement is infectious. I love the tools for structuring a persuasive presentation.  Great content, great facilitator, great group.  Michelle is very inspiring and is awesome!”

Samantha Chambers, Ditch the Ladder

 

“I loved Michelle’s knowledge, passion, energy and being herself.  An expert in her field and a pleasure to get to know you.  Awesome!  Thanks.”

David Watt, Watt Next Management

 

“I loved it! I am interested in the keynote side of things. I also loved the structure to deliver, 13 steps, knowledge and learning to improve.”

Daniel Banford, Owner, Hearts and Minds Barber Shop

 

“I am so grateful to have found you. I am blown away by the quality of training and feel I have had a breakthrough in my confidence. I loved everything!”

Jane Copeland, Coping with Jane

 

“I’m not exaggerating when I say that Michelle’s workshops are a life-changing experience! When you go to one of Michelle’s workshops, you’re not going to get the same tired presentation tips. You’re going to learn from someone who is passionate about communication. You’ll be entertained. You’ll laugh. You’ll have fun while you learn. By the end, you’ll know how to communicate with influence to get the results you want.  Leaders who study with Michelle will learn to inspire their teams to live in harmony with organisational values. Sales teams will gain enough confidence to pitch products and services with authority. Customer service personnel will learn to make clients feel like they’re more than just a number; they’re part of something special. By following Michelle’s example, you’ll learn to communicate so that your words carry weight and positive power. Michelle’s training course will meet you wherever you are as a speaker. You’ll speak with influence whether you’re communicating in your personal life, in the board room or in front of an audience of thousands of people. My only regret is that I didn’t take this course years ago. Thanks, Michelle! I hope many more people get as much from working with you as I have.

Jeannette Flynn, Director & Founder, 4D Marketing

 

“Just a few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be in the audience at one of Michelle’s presentations and I learnt something that will change the way I present from now on.  I have been presenting to audiences for about 8 years and always ask a question at the end of my presentation – Does anyone have any questions? I thought it was a good question to ask. After listening to Michelle I learnt that this question is not the one to ask. Michelle shared her formula for asking if there are any questions and I chose to give it a test run at my next presentation. 

The formula worked perfectly, and I had more questions than time permitted –Thank you Michelle! This is something that I will include in every presentation, workshop or keynote from now on.”

Chris Wildeboer, CEO & Personal Energy Specialist, Balance Central

 

“When it comes to presenting and pitching, then there are very few people who are as a World Class as Michelle. She has wonderful insights that transform each audience member so that they can present with confidence and clarity. What Michelle has done for her Clients gives them such a competitive edge that it lifts their results, achieves better outcomes and converts more opportunities. So if you are looking for someone to transform and transition your People to another level in your marketplace, then look no further than engaging Michelle Bowden!

Keith Abraham CSP, Goal Achievement Expert, Speaker, Creator of GoalDriverTM Formula, Best-Selling Author, Founder, Passionate Performance

 

“I feel like I’ve been given the code to crack the matrix. Amazing experience with content that was above and beyond the usual speaking skills course. I loved the techniques, methods, and delivery. These two days have been incredibly valuable. You have made the process clear and now I can prepare an effective and powerful pitch or presentation in all my business communications. Thank you.”

Melissa Connors, Founder & Director, This Farm Needs A Farmer

 

“Michelle is awesome!  I loved everything – especially 13 Steps and 4Mat.”

Brian Higazi, Business Coach, Action Coach

 

“Michelle Bowden is one of Australia’s best presentation skills trainers, she knows her craft and takes people on the journey to presentation confidence. If you need help to deliver a presentation confidently I recommend Michelle.”

Lindsay Adams CSP, Speaker

 

“Michelle is fabulous and made this program so much fun.  It was a great two days and it is going to make such a difference to my training.  I will be recommending this program where I can.”

Lisa Williams, Business Coach, Pro Leaders

 

“I loved having the structure for how to put together a presentation.  I also loved the personalised feedback on my presentation style.  Covers a huge amount in two days but looking forward to absorbing the follow-up info and letting it all sink in.”

Cara McLeod, Head of Client Services, Mahlab

 

“Brilliant!  I loved everything – especially the stagecraft.  I am thrilled with the experience. Even having read her book beforehand, I still got so much value from the two highly interactive days. Michelle was engaging, empowering and knowledgeable and willingly shared what she knew – invaluable tips and information borne from long-held experience that you simply don’t find just by checking out a blog post or watching a YouTube clip. I highly recommend both her book and her Masterclass for anyone who wishes to present persuasively (and, truth be told, that should be everyone!).

Claire Quarrell, Managing Director, Claire Quarrell Consulting

 

“Michelle’s ‘How to Present’ seminars are interesting, at times challenging and, if the knowledge is put to use, life changing. Michelle keeps the seminar moving with lots of interaction utilising the easy to remember concepts of presenting. I highly recommend Michelle’s ‘How to Present’ seminars to anyone who is presenting ideas or business in the workplace, hobby area or in general discussion.”

Margaret Kobier, Towards Wellness – taking you from surviving to thriving!

 

“I have worked with Michelle and seen her composure and excellence in her performance as a presenter and influencer. I believe her clients think highly of her skills and she gets ongoing work from them.”

Anne Gorman, Freelance Writer, A New Business, “The Country Wife” As a Published Author

 

“I have always been very impressed with Michelle’s presentation skills and she has a great gift of communicating and working with others! She knows how to bring the best out in people!!!”

Steve O’Donoghue, Retail Sales Manager, Woodslane Publishing

 

“Attending Michelle’s course last year has transformed the way I prepare and deliver my training workshops. Her course provides structure so I left knowing exactly what to do – and what ‘not’ to do. Her engaging and motivating style makes you believe you will conquer your next big presentation without any sweaty palms. Thanks Michelle.”

Fiona Golinelli, Account Director + Founder, YELLOSOCIAL

 

Michelle Bowden is the master when it comes to training presentation skills. Her fast paced, interactive and energetic training style, together with her vast knowledge and experience in this area, makes her a valuable resource for any individual or organisation who wants to improve their ability to communicate effectively. I was already an experienced presenter when I attended Michelle’s 2 day program, and I continue to draw on the learnings, tools and lessons I learnt from Michelle. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to sharpen their communication skills, including those who are already experienced and accomplished.”

David Thomas, President, Australia China SME Association

 

“Michelle is awesome in sharing, educating and equipping people to present at a whole new level. I have been presenting in public to audiences in excess of 7,000 at a time, and Michelle was able to take me to a whole new level. Thanks Michelle.”

Ronnie Kagan, CEO, The Mentor Club

 

“I would recommend any International organisation utilising the powerful skills that Michelle Bowden can share and teach to others. She is no doubt an expert when it comes to influencing skills. She quickly makes a room feel relaxed and then she can take an audience from the edge of their seats to rolling in laughter. She carefully shares all her methods and techniques and lessons so as to enable others to develop their confidence and skills in presenting, overcoming fears, public speaking, influencing and getting messages across to audiences.”

Lynn Hope Thomas, Owner, LHT Consulting Ltd

 

“I read Michelle’s “Don’t Picture Me Naked” in preparation for speaking as a School Principal. It made all the difference and my confidence, preparation and outcomes skyrocketed. I now speak publicly myself and made the brave step into providing service to schools through Real Schools. Michelle’s work gave me the impetus to take a step I might not have otherwise. And I know that leaders at the School are still using Michelle’s book in doing a great job to reach their community. Thanks Michelle.”

Adam Voigt, Speaker 

 

“Michelle is the consummate professional and an absolute delight to work with. Her upbeat presentation style ensures we are all smiling and most importantly getting the message. Working with Michelle is a pleasure and the knowledge and skills she demonstrates and shares through her presentations and workshops are both enlightening and fun.”

Michael Zissler, Change Management and Options Analysis Incorporated

“Michelle was engaging; an expert in the field, fun and the program was BRILLIANT!  It was organised and I enjoyed every minute.  Michelle is an inspiration – someone I look up to.  The structure and content is relevant, easy to follow, well delivered and thorough.  So many topics and points to take away, well organised and the follow-up info to keep reminding us.”

Sylvia Arotin, Director, Guide & Grow

“The energy and delivery was excellent.  I loved the useful content and opportunity to apply it to our own material.  So much learning!  All valuable and encouraging.”

Jane Pocock, Coach/Speaker

“Life changing!  I’m so glad I attended.  Well paced and structured, positive, constructive and uplifting.”

Lana Clark, Business Coach, Allawah Consulting

“This program gave me tools to perfect a structure and message for a presentation.  It highlighted reasons why I haven’t been able to deliver in the past.  Great involvement!  I’m in awe of how Michelle can facilitate this course with ease.”

Thoren Hadley, Sign Manager

“I’m happy to write this recommendation for Michelle Bowden CSP who has been a contributing writer to our annual e-book “Motivating your Mind – Inspiring your Spirit” since 2014.  It’s a pleasure to work with professionals like Michelle who has depth of industry expertise and career success. When e-book contributors like Michelle share their knowledge, wisdom and insights to benefit others, everyone can learn and progress from it. From the early beginnings of our first e-book in 2009, we have requested fresh stories from our colleagues to enhance the IQ and EQ of our global readers.  Enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people, our collective e-book stories have helped improve the minds and hearts of our readers. As a result, we’ve had countless requests for various articles to be distributed via company and association e-news and through social media channels.  In closing, might I suggest you keep in touch with Michelle to learn more of how she can help you enjoy more business success and fulfilment in your life.

Rob Salisbury CSP, CEO, Managing Director, Strategic Resources International & S.R.I. Pte Ltd

“I loved that it was comprehensive and concise, and the fabulous tools to take away.  A great group size and essay environment.  Very informative content in a relaxed environment.”

Charlotte Hill, Sign Manager

“I did the presentation course with Michelle in 2015. Michelle is a master presenter who makes it fun and educational at the same time. Highly recommended to anyone who needs to be able to present to either small or large groups.”

Celine Healy, Wellness & Stress Resolution Specialist

“Michelle is an engaging, inspiring and entertaining trainer who provided me with skills to engage and influence an audience. Her training course was terrific and I still refer to her “secret sauce” to ensure I pitch my message right to get the desired outcome. I highly recommend Michelle and find her enthusiasm and approach, second to none.”

Nikhil Kulkarni, Change Agent

“Michelle’s work has helped me enormously with my presentation skills.  It helped me to question the way I structured my presentation – to make sure I appeal to everyone within the audience.  I have been impressed with the results.”

Louisa de Jong, Marketing Consultant

“Covered so much and gave a great system for covering presentation items – many not mentioned in other sources. Michelle was great with the group.  Loved the booklet.  Great from start to finish!”

Peter Eagleton, Consultant 

“Michelle is so connected and personable – she is truly a unique and amazing teacher!  Anyone wanting to learn how to present – do this course; particularly if you hate presenting.”

Megan Rowlands, Megan Rowlands Rural Business Services

“Effective, real, fun, long lasting techniques, awesome presenter, relevant.  We all created our very own presentation.  Wow, I am so grateful I trusted my gut and bought Michelle’s book and attended this program.  Incredible – I believe its life changing.”

Michelle Payne, VAST

“Michelle was a feature speaker at our recent NSW Chapter event and she delivered a fantastic presentation to our members about finding your niche in your area of expertise. The experience she brings – of running over 700+ 2-day presentation skills training courses – is invaluable, and it contributed to our meeting being highly attended and rated by our members. Thanks Michelle!”

Phil Preston, Speaker, Facilitator & Advisor

“Michelle takes all the fear out of public speaking. She is an outstanding teacher and she is very generous with her time and knowledge. There is no one better!”

Ange Sinclair, Naturopath & Nutritionist

“I attended Michelle’s advance Influential Presenting Course – I loved that it was quick paced, that I learnt valuable, tips and technics that I immediately applied to my work, Michelle was very approachable and used the techniques she taught throughout the entire time and gave each participant plenty of opportunities to practice what you learnt during class with valuable feedback in a respectful and nurturing environment. I have completely change the way I feel about presenting – one on one or to hundreds. I also bought Michelle’s book “How to Present” which I use almost every day and the video when I am preparing reminds me of Michelle’s words that help to tease out my creative best. Since completion, my skills have become more refined I have presented keynotes on several occasions all contributing to my personal and business success. If there was one thing that I would encourage anyone who is looking for that competitive edge in presenting, Michelle Bowden’s Influential Presenting Course is the one for you.”

Jasmin Herro, Entrepreneur & Author

“I would recommend to anyone who really wants to develop their career by improving their presentation skills to connect with Michelle. I wouldn’t be in my position if I hadn’t invested my money and time attending Michelle’s workshops. Thank you!!”

Marco Scannone, Director, Stars Broking Services

“Michelle is at the forefront of presentation skills within Australia. If anyone in Australia needs to update, learn or even become a true master at presenting then Michelle is one of the greatest in Australia to learn from. Her practical style and passion for making a difference is inspiring and her raw enthusiasm is infectious both in business and getting to know her as a friend. I love you Michelle, you are a true ROCKStar!!!! I cannot recommend you more highly as a presenter!”

Sam Cawthorn, CEO & Founder, Speaker Institute

“Whilst I was attending a Business workshop last year, (Dale Beaumont) I had the pleasure of seeing Michelle in action. I was impressed by her generosity and her skill in presenting a large amount of information in an engaging and entertaining manner. She had all the participants in the palm of her hand, it was certainly a highlight of the workshop. I have since read her book “Don’t picture me naked” and recommend it to clients who are interested in mastering their presenting skills.”

Jan Terkelsen, People leader and high performing team specialist, People Leaders 

“I’ve attended Michelle’s training and also seen her present. I’ve read her awesome book as well. Michelle’s by far a world leader in presentation skills and brings her vibrant personality to everything she does to give it a fresh touch. Michelle’s trained for over a decade and has a proven track record of changing people’s lives from the podium. Anyone that needs to leverage the moment when they need to speak (whether that be in the board room or on the stage) need to attend one of Michelle’s workshops.”

Anne Miles (CPM), Managing Director, Founder of Suits & Sneakers

“I have worked with Michelle on several occasions and each time she has surprised me with her energy, her talent and her expertise in a field others only flounder in. She has the skill to engage her audience and take them on a journey to discover their own skills. Her integrity and work ethic shine through in every presentation, training and mentoring session I have been privileged to attend. She has taken on the mantle of expert and wears it well without condescension.”

Oliver Tams, Allrounder, zelo

“Michelle Bowden is a masterful communicator. Her recent book ‘Don’t Picture Me Naked’ is an absolutely essential reference for successful presenting. I followed her advice and my ratings as a presenter improved measurably.  It is both a virtuoso performance and an irresistible invitation to sing along. Fantastic!!”

Julie Garland McLellan, CEO; Advisor to Boards & Directors, The Director’s Dilemma

“I have had the good fortune of working with Michelle Bowden, preparing new keynote speaking material together for the 2009 Thought Leaders Winter Showcase. Michelle provided me meaningful advice in a no-nonsense fashion which undoubtedly allowed my presentation to reach the heights it did. Michelle’s knowledge and coaching ability in the field of presentation is without peer, and as any expert should do, Michelle delivers at the highest calibre when speaking herself; she walks the talk! I am a real fan of everything she does, and cannot recommend her highly enough.”

Darren Hill, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Pragmatic Thinking

“I just saw Michelle speak to a large Audience for the first time. Wow! She really does practice what she preaches. You learn by just watching Michelle’s engaging keynote. The main lesson is to present with your whole self. Michelle leaves nothing behind – you see ‘all of her’ when she presents. I thought I was passionate, then I saw Michelle take passion to a whole new level.”

Steven Di Pietro, CEO and Speaker, Steven Di Pietro Speaker

“I was fortunate to have been trained and coached by Michelle in Board Level Presentation skills. She is clearly an expert in this field and the guidance she provided was clear, concise, and filled with lots of relevant anecdotes. Highly recommended.”

Graeme Cowan, Co-Founder & Leadership Speaker

“Michelle is an outstanding Advanced Influencing and Presentation Skills facilitator. I had the pleasure of attending one of her 2 day workshops and this has had a profound and measurable impact on my ability to present with confidence as well as being able to structure my presentation to maximise its outcomes.  I thoroughly recommend this course to business leaders as well as to staff involved in giving presentations.. Michelle presents an incredibly well structured program that provides outstanding results for all participants. Five Star rating!!!!”

Neil McWhannell GAICD JP, Chief Executive Officer, Educate Plus

“Michelle Bowden would easily be one of the top Presentation Skills Trainers in Australia. She seems to have a limitless number of practical tips, tools and techniques that work! You will find that working with Michelle is energising, entertaining and highly rewarding.  No matter what level your presentation skills Michelle will be able to help you dramatically improve your confidence, clarity and charisma. Michelle is absolutely fantastic.”

Rod Matthews, Rod Matthews Pty Ltd

“I have attended Michelle Bowden’s Advanced Presentation & Leadership Skills course and was blown away by the amount of new content I learned and the impact this program has had on my presentations. I thought I had attended enough presentation skills course – but this one is different and not so much about presentation as communicating for influence. Michelle is entertaining and engaging in her leadership approach which takes the sting out of the tail when practicing these skills within a group. I highly recommend Michelle to you.”

Jen Dalitz, CEO, Women in Banking and Finance (WiBF)

“With exceptional energy and a delightful presence – learning from Michelle is a truly enjoyable experience. Michelle’s training technique, inspired and motivated my confidence and courage to be better than I thought I could ever be. Thank you Michelle, I continue to implement the many tips and techniques which you taught me, every time I present.”

Kathryn Williams, Owner, How To Sell Your Ideas

“Michelle presentations skills and insights are very valuable and many testimonials show her experience and talent. She offers some very valuable free resources on her site and her advice has been very important for the results I have attained in my presentations.”

Paola Devescovi, Language Services, VirtuAlly

“I first met Michelle at Dale Beaumont’s Profile Accelerator event in Sydney some years ago. Michelle was invited as the Guest Speaker for the session on public speaking. Her presentation style is professional in a distinctly unique way. I was extremely impressed with the value that she provided to the audience. If you are looking for a public speaking mentor to bring out the authentic YOU, you have found the right one! Michelle ROCKS the audience!”

Viola Tam, Social Marketer, Modere Australia

“Michelle is an absolute authority on public speaking and presentation success. She is world-class.”

Dr David Keane, Founder & CEO, The 10 Behaviours of Successful People

“Michelle is clearly an expert at what she does. She is a great communicator and ensures that her audience get what the subject matter is about.”

Eligious Taderera, Founder, Online Mail Business

“Michelle conducted in-depth seminars on Presentation Skills and has fostered much improvement in the delivery of presentation within the company amongst my colleagues as well as on a personal level. I was so impressed and inspired by Michelle’s delivery that I have attended three other seminars and would hesitate for not one moment to recommend the services of Michelle Bowden Enterprises to any organisation or individual that is seeking to improve on their presentation delivery.”

Docteur Arèf Khan – RE MIEEE RPEA, Clinical Research Consultant, Bio-Medical Engineering Consultancy

“Michelle was an inspiring trainer who provided me with excellent skills and tools to use in the workplace. Her insight into how I could change my communication approach in the workplace has stayed with me and I will never forget the advice or training that she provided me with. I highly recommend Michelle and find her enthusiasm and approach, second to none.”

Lisa Amarant, Business Consultant

“I’ve used Michelle in two organisations over the last 5 years. Both times she delivered great results with my teams. She brings strong presentation skills expertise, combined with an energetic and engaging style, that makes it easy to learn. She also gets people laughing which helps learning. I consistently use the techniques she taught to design and deliver presentations that have impact. I strongly recommend Michelle.”

Heather Miles, Photographer, Heather Miles

“CEOs are a discerning audience and (for clever people) can be very difficult to train. Michelle can work with the highest profile CEOs in a way that magnifies their impact. She is great at preparing them for important board presentations, AGMs or public speeches. A few hours of Michelle’s magic touch can turn a competent speaker into a world class presenter without resorting to showmanship or crassness. I have seen Michelle in group and one-on-one situations and never cease to be amazed at her deep practical knowledge, great technical skill and wonderful engaging style. She is definitely the best presentation and speaking coach I have ever had the pleasure of working with.”

Julie Garland McLellan, CEO; Advisor to Boards & Directors, The Director’s Dilemma

“Michelle is the best presentation and influence expert in Australia. I was fortunate to work with Michelle and found her guidance and training to be clear, concise and practical. She helped me achieve results far beyond my expectations. Thanks a million Michelle.”

Kari Sutton, Educator, Speaker, Author Researcher – Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology and Wellbeing, Kari Sutton Pty Ltd

“Michelle’s energy, enthusiasm and passion for her subject are highly infectious and make her a master in teaching presentation and influencing skills. She clearly knows her stuff and walks the talk. She brings an invigorating breath of fresh air to every event, and I have no hesitation in recommending her to any organisation or individual. Michelle is a pleasure to work with and is highly professional and reliable.”

Dr Helena Popovic, CEO, Winning at Slimming

“I attended a presentation course with Michelle several years ago. I was so impressed that her name was the first that came to mind when looking for presenters to provide in-house training to up skill staff. Michelle is full of energy which infects the room, her style is fun and inclusive, and the results are motivation that lasts. I recommend Michelle to everyone.”

Sharon Austin, Marriage Celebrant, Northern Beaches Marriage Celebrant

“You will love Michelle. You will be totally absorbed for the two days of her laughter-filled, sometimes scary Presentation Skills course. Afterwards, when you do your magic using her 13 steps, your audience will feel loved and listened to by you, and they will love you back. After 8 years of giving inspiring presentations, I knew I needed coaching to work at a higher level, but presentation skills were not on my shopping list.  Her conversation with me over the phone was so beautifully influential that after analysing what she had done, I said to myself “In a 10 minute conversation, I’ve got $1000 of value from this lady. I want more!” and I enrolled. The other participants where marvelous-quality human beings, having a go at changing the world, or at least their own part of it. Michelle just attracts them. We made each other brave, and did things we never thought we could.  The learning was like a treasure hunt, finding new blind spots, lighting them up so they weren’t scary any more, and popping in a new technique. One of my favourites is small but powerful the ‘click’ technique – choosing one person at a time to make eye contact with, made a connection, then move to the next. Is relaxing, and the audience and I get to actually enjoy each other, get energy from each other. My presentations are still my own style, but clearer. So much angst has disappeared from the planning process, now that I have a checklist of what to do, and what to leave out.  The best thing is, the treasures endure. When I prepare a speech, I pop on a video from the bag of presents she gave us, and Michelle’s smiling face and trust-inspiring voice guide me step-by-step. Long after the course ends, she pops in to check how we are going, giving nuggets of advice, resources, and encouragement. That’s what happens when a mother of three trains you – you become one of her brood. I’ve a new ambition now, and a big one – to one day give life-changing Permaculture training courses, just like Michelle’s.”

Cecilia Macaulay, Permaculture Lifestyle Designer, Cecilia Macaulay

“Michelle is an expert at working with individuals to increase their confidence and effectiveness in the area of presentation skills. She uses her fun, warm and humerous personality and deep knowledge and understanding of effective communication frameworks to show people how great they can be. I strongly recommend Michelle for organisations that need to lift their employees confidence and effectiveness in this vital area of business.”

Hugh Bickerstaff, Global Chief Investment Officer, Investible

“Michelle Bowden is definitely my go-to person for presenting skills! I was fortunate to be in the audience at one of Michelle’s presentations and this spurred me on to book into her Presentation Skills training. Michelle definitely made the challenging exercise of learning how to deliver an engaging and confident presentation achievable. As someone whom is eager to share her knowledge, Michelle has since shown delight in my public speaking success and has always made herself available to assist me with tips and instructions on how to continually develop my skills. Michelle has such a vibrant, approachable and honest character – she was the obvious choice to deliver a keynote presentation at one of my company events and it was a huge success. I’m very appreciate of Michelle’s assistance and have since encouraged colleagues and clients to undertake her training.”

Tania Kapell, Managing Director, Recruitment Edge

“You can tell Michelle Bowden is a superb coach by how ridiculously busy she is. Michelle is so in demand the woman is always gigging. If she ever compared diaries with Bruce Springsteen, the man that for 30 years they’ve called ‘the hardest working man in rock’, would flop back on a couch and say ‘Jeez Michelle, where do you get the energy?’ The reason Michelle is always working is because she is the best. Her body of work is the result of over two decades of focussed passion directed into one tight, powerful niche that makes her the ‘go to’ expert in the field of personal communication. Her content is profoundly deep and her energy is simply irresistible. As a result, her keynotes and workshops are second to none. I once saw a conference where Michelle spoke to a bunch of speaking industry professionals who were trying desperately hard to look unimpressed (they had tut-tutted their way through all five earlier speakers, myself included!) Within five minutes, Michelle had effortlessly worked her magic and had them on their feet giggling like children and learning some great new skills in the process.  So if you want to hear some powerfully delivered, truly original content in the area of sales pitches, presentations and being more influential at work through better communication, you simply cannot do better than Michelle Bowden. And the only reason I’ve not said this to her face is that she’s too busy working to see me.”

Marty Wilson CSP, International TEDx Speaker on Resilience & Change, Corporate MC, International Speaker/MC

“Michelle has an incredibly engaging and supportive style. She is completely invested in your success and wants you to achieve the best results you can. I personally found Michelle fun, interesting, knowledgeable, approachable and energetic. I was a participant on a 2 day course she ran and assisted her on her professional development day entitled ‘Achieve Results’. I would highly recommend Michelle and I would recommend her book if you want to take your presentation skills to the next level.”

Emma Franklin Bell, Founder, Emma Franklin Bell

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Michelle Bowden now for the last 10 years. I first was a student and sat in on a number of her training programs and was always very impressed with her ability to deliver amazing content time and time again but to also keep the entire room stimulated and engaged from start to finish. Since my business has grown, I’ve invited Michelle to run her training programs for my clients. Over the last 2 years she has trained over 350 clients to become more confident and skilled in the area of public speaking, stagecraft and influence. Each time, the feedback we receive is overwhelmingly positive with many asking me to invite her back so they can continue to develop their skills. So would I recommend Michelle Bowden to others, from my experience, absolutely. She is a true expert (I’d even say master) at what she does and a true professional in every sense of the word.”

Dale Beaumont, Founder & CEO, Bizversity

“Michelle is a leading expert in presentation skills. She delivers fantastic group training and powerful one-on-one coaching. She is also an accomplished presenter herself and has published works on the subject. She is energetic and engaging in all she does. I highly recommend her if you are looking to up-skill your staff or enhance your own presentation skills. I also commend her to you as a guest speaker.”

Rod Robinson, Leadership Coach & Culture Coach, Leadership Coaching & Mentoring

“Michelle Bowden is a dedicated learner, terrific presenter and an asset to individuals, teams and organisations. Whether working one to one, with small groups or at large Conferences, Michelle engages, enthuses and leaves folk with very real benefits. Engage her for engagement!”

Glenn Capelli, Director & Presenter, Glenn Capelli Speaking

Crazy thing to say of a business colleague but I simply adore Michelle Bowden! 

I’ll give you 3 reasons:

1. Michelle is such a master at teaching presentation skills that anyone with a desire to speak or present could become an expert under her tutoring.

2. Michelle is constantly discovering how to be a more excellent presenter and to bring her findings to her clients.

3. She makes me laugh and remember why it’s good to be alive every time I have interaction with her. She is a joy to be around and a credit to her industry.

I recommend Michelle Bowden to you with every fibre of my being!”

Yvonne Godfrey, Transforming Teens into Independent Young Adults!

“Michelle is the consummate professional and an absolute delight to work with. Her upbeat presentation style ensures all are smiling and most importantly getting the message. I would happily work with Michelle again and again although she is a very hard act to follow and next time I might have to get up first to speak.”

Mike Zissler Change Management and Options Analysis Incorporated

“I have had the pleasure of hearing Michelle speak at Corporate events on several occasions and every time I walk away with practical strategies and ideas on public speaking and influencing others. I would also recommend reading her book – it has loads of tips.”

Michelle Terkelsen, People Leading and High Performing Team Specialist, People Leaders

“When I met Michelle Bowden through Thought Leaders Global, my first impression was “just another speaking course of which I’ve done heaps!” Attending Michelles 2 day workshop I was not only amazed by the transformation of the attendees in delivering their own unique messages, but being able to nail my own content for a Company Directors presentation I was working on at the time. I now use the process religiously – from the audience analysis which is critical before you start, and covering the 13 steps so I don’t get too caught up in my content, ensuring the message is relevant for the audience, and creating the desired buy-in or action.I have referred a number of my valued contacts, from those who are nervous in presenting, to experienced speakers who are experts in their field. I can’t commend the workshop highly enough, particularly for corporate speakers – who wants to hear another boring “death by powerpoint”. Just go – you won’t regret it!”

Stacey Martin, Representative for Australia & New Zealand, Association of Family Offices in Aisia

“It’s easy to write a recommendation for Michelle, it only takes 4 words: She is the BEST! I have seen Michelle present at conferences a number of times on her core subject of presenting skills and, in my opinion, she is by far the most educational & entertaining speaker on this subject in Australia – if not the world. She is a super-charged power-pack of presenting goodness and you simply must see her live/ attend one of her seminars to appreciate her!”

Jason Jelicich, Director Customer Experience, Momento Hospitality

“Michelle Bowden is an inspiring speaker. I first had the pleasure of meeting her at a business seminar where she spoke on presentation and platform skills. She lifted the room with her energy and insights. Michelle is also very entertaining and her use of humour maintains the interest of an audience. I also have the pleasure of seeing Michelle at the National Speakers Association of Australia (NSAA) which we are both involved with. She is a great supporter and contributor to NSAA.

I would recommend Michelle to anyone looking for a great speaker who can make a difference in the presentation and platform style of both companies, groups and individuals.”

Stephanie Giannis, Author / Keynote Speaker, Stephanie Giannis

“Michelle is able to bring these important topics to life for participants in her programs. Not only is the theory she brings strong and effective, but the great way she is able to help people ‘apply it’ straight away is what makes it a great way to learn for individuals. I would highly recommend Michelle as a vibrant, intelligent and highly skilled person to engage with your business.”

Kerry Thiedeke, Director, KDT Consulting

“My company has been working with Michelle over an extended number of years with consistently fantastic results and importantly with extremely positive feedback from participants on all occasions. Michelle’s course provides a fun and practical way of learning great news skills which I would highly recommend for anyone looking to extent their presentation and influencing skills.”

Jennifer Humphry (nee Wheatley), Director, Modify

“Michelle’s one of those rare gems who radiates warmth, professionalism and the ability to intuit what’s required in every situation. She’s full of bounce and really knows her stuff. Keep it up Michelle – you’re ace!”

Emma Isaacs, Founder/Global CEO, Business Chicks USA

“Michelle has the uncanny ability to engage everyone in the room regardless of their natural persuasion. Every time I have worked with Michelle I have learnt more after the craft of presenting. I am not great at taking feedback but Michelle so commands her space that feedback from her is easy to take and easy to implement-a rare skill but essential if you are a high performer looking to learn more.”

Jennie Vickers, Executive Director, New Zealand Defence Industry Association Inc.

“STOP! Your PowerPoint is Killing Me” e-Book by Michelle got my attention in an instant – at last someone who understands that 55% of our communication is visual. Designing beautiful slides to permeate a message into the subconscious of our audience for a lifetime to remember is close to my heart. Cheers for the superb presentation tips along the way also. Enjoy the moment being present in your presentations through the inspiring work of Michelle Bowden.”

Paula Saltalamacchia, Creative Director, CoCREATE

“I know hundreds (thousands) of speakers around Australia, and WHENEVER I get asked to recommend some on ‘Presentation Skills’ I immediately think of & recommend Michelle. She is brilliant, funny and if you’ve seen her smile, you will know how enjoyable it is to work with her. If you want anything to do with ‘presentation training’ just go straight to Michelle.”

Mark Bunn, Keynote Speaker, Author, Researcher, Podcaster – Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health & High-Performance

“Michelle is a vibrant presenter with clear message and helpful practical hints. Presentation skills are her forte and she demonstrates them ably.”

Diana Ryall AM MAICD, Founder, Xplore for Success

“Michelle is the master of creating messages that stick. The most influential presentation skills expert I have ever seen. Her passion for her work is evident in the high energy and enthusiasm she puts into every speaking engagement, seminar and training program. The depth of knowledge and understanding she has on how to make a great presentation absolutely awesome is simply amazing. If you want to be the leading presenter in your field, be sure to engage Australia’s leading presentation skills expert. She is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!”

Rowdy McLean MBA, FAIM, CSP, 2019 Keynote Speaker of the Year 

“I had the great opportunity to attend Michelle Bowden’s Persuasive Presenting Masterclass. This was the best course on Presenting and Speaking from Stage that I have ever attended. Michelle is a fantastic educator who makes learning fun and inspiring. I would highly recommend this professional course to speakers, coaches, small business owners, managers and corporate executives that need to learn how to influence people in a positive way and be more persuasive in their presentations.”

Cameron Roberts, Marketing Coach &  Consultant

“I loved the structured content and process, packed with info, hints and activities; Michelle’s energy, group process management, experience and expertise.  Excellent, many thanks!”

Kerri Allwood, Director, Allwood & Associates

“If you or your team want to improve your presentation and persuasion skills, you can’t do better than engaging Michelle…thoroughly professional!”

Catherine De Vrye, Author & Motivational Speaker

“I loved the energy and participation and the level of consideration Michelle has for each member while adhering strictly to the timetable.  I also loved Michelle’s humility and self-love, detail and applicability.  Brilliant!  I had a wonderful time.   Thank you.  Most importantly, I feel that what I’ve learnt is immediately relevant and will go a long way to helping my business success. Highly recommend!”

Theresa Turner, Turner & Turner Consulting 

“I loved everything!  Value for life.  Love the before, after and during presentation support.”

Najla Turk, MD, ConnEQt

“I loved the breadth of relevant info and Michelle’s great skills and enthusiasm.”

Trish Stockton, Stockton Consulting

“I loved seeing the delivery, putting theory into practice, rehearsal strategies and the small group.  Thank you.”

Jodie Cooper, Positive Psychology Coach and Speaker, Jodie Cooper Pty Ltd

“I loved having the models in place to present – also the models can be used in the workplace at meetings etc.  It was great to get the feedback on how I can improve and a lot of tips I can take away.”

Aaron Scheid, Owner, Family Farming Business

“What a fantastic program! I have achieved more than I originally imagined. Michelle is a fantastic, energetic and inspiring presenter who has the ability to transform embedded behaviours to best practice in a fun, informative and easy to learn way. I know that I am already a better presenter and communicator. I loved the 13 steps, the structure, the examples, POO, 4Mat and Michelle! I also found the feedback and practice at presenting invaluable.”

Lorraine Salvi

“I loved the energy and vitality, the positive reinforcement and the tips that were packed in.  Value packed.  Great, great structure.”

Lesley Humphreys, LMH Consulting

“I loved learning a process to develop and structure my presentations.  I loved the program and was feeling confident, but then went to bits 5 minutes before my presentation.”

Jane Melross – Principal Consultant, The Write Solution

“I’m happy to write this recommendation for Michelle Bowden CSP who has been a contributing writer to our annual e-book “Motivating your Mind – Inspiring your Spirit” since 2014.  It’s a pleasure to work with professionals like Michelle who has depth of industry expertise and career success. When e-book contributors like Michelle share their knowledge, wisdom and insights to benefit others, everyone can learn and progress from it. From the early beginnings of our first e-book in 2009, we have requested fresh stories from our colleagues to enhance the IQ and EQ of our global readers. Enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people, our collective e-book stories have helped improve the minds and hearts of our readers. As a result, we’ve had countless requests for various articles to be distributed via company and association e-news and through social media channels.”

Rob Salisbury, CSP, Conference Speaker, Event Promoter & Author

“I had the pleasure of being in a workshop recently led by Michelle. Her generosity of spirit, enthusiasm and passion were palpable and I would heartily recommend her as a Keynote speaker, facilitator and all round ‘shaker upper’ for your organisation!”

Clare Edwards, Facilitator, Speaker & Trainer, Principal, BrainSmrt Consulting

“Michelle was a feature speaker at our recent NSW Chapter event and she delivered a fantastic presentation to our members about finding your niche in your area of expertise. The experience she brings – of running over 700+ 2-day presentation skills training courses – is invaluable, and it contributed to our meeting being highly attended and rated by our members. Thanks Michelle!”

Phil Preston, Founder – Collaboration Expert, Keynote Speaker, Professional Facilitator, The Collaborative Advantage

“Michelle is a leader in presentation skills and I’ve made many recommendations and referrals to Michelle over the years! Highly recommended!”

Dr Suzy Green, Founder and CEO, The Positivity Institute

“I had the great opportunity to attend Michelle Bowden’s Persuasive Presenting Masterclass. This was the best course on Presenting and Speaking from Stage that I have ever attended. Michelle is a fantastic educator who makes learning fun and inspiring. I would highly recommend this professional course to speakers, coaches, small business owners, managers and corporate executives that need to learn how to influence people in a positive way and be more persuasive in their presentations.”

Cam Roberts, Founder, Bubblegum Marketing

“If you or your team want to improve your presentation and persuasion skills, you can’t do better than engaging Michelle…thoroughly professional!”

Catherine DeVrye, Owner, CDV Management

“Michelle is full of energy, enthusiasm and passion. She sets very high standards in all she does and is a wealth of knowledge.”

Kevin Bees, Business & Financial Strategist, KevinBees.com

“The program is fantastic and we covered so many topics – the days flew past!  The only negative was the freezing cold room but that was a nightmare to change!  Michelle is such an energetic, engaging and very amusing presenter.  I loved her approach to teaching us her skills and would highly recommend this course to anyone.  I’m actually looking forward to my next presentation as opposed to dreading it.  Thank you Michelle – wonderful course and I’m so happy I attended.”

Fleur Coglan, Director, Colour My Pot

“Michelle is an enthusiastic and engaging presenter and trainer who creates a fantastic learning environment for her attendees. She is meticulous in delivering the best insights in her field but does it in a warm and humorous way.”

Erica Bagshaw, Co-Founder Speaker, Inner Profit Pty. Ltd. and Colin James Method

“Michelle Bowden is one of Australia’s best presentation skills trainers, she knows her craft and takes people on the journey to presentation confidence. If you need help to deliver a presentation confidently I recommend Michelle.”

Lindsay Adams CSP, CEO, 24x7Assessments.com.au