01 Jul Success Story – Anthony Pannuzzo

Anthony Pannuzzo is a city-based health care professional who grew up on a farm.  Communication and telling stories is a big part of Anthony’s life.  Recently, Anthony got to compete in a MOTH story Grand Slam – true stories told live without notes for 5 minutes which was held at the National Theatre St Kilda in front of an audience of 700 people. 

What kind of presenting do you do at work?

Daily communication with other Health Care Professionals, General Public, Scientists, and Regulatory bodies.

What prompted you to study with Michelle?

As part of our team’s ongoing development we all attended Michelle’s Persuasive Presentation Skills Masterclass to ensure all of us had been trained in effective communication.

How did Michelle's teaching change your attitude to presenting in business?

  1. Michelle taught me ways to identify and implement elements that enhance audience engagement. 
  2. She also helped me hone my skills in so I can communicate with my audience. I now understand both the fundamentals, as well as why certain skills are essential in clear concise and persuasive delivery of the message. 
  3. And Practice Practice Practice!

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

I have always been a good verbal communicator, and now with these skills I am better able to engage with the whole audience more effectively, not just the ones who have presenting and learning styles similar to my own. 

I used Michelle’s planning tools and storyboarding exercise and my story came together really well. Plus the great news is that I could remember it a lot more effectively.   

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

  1. Better engaging the whole audience.
  2. Using the presentation development plan and process has made my message clearer, and it’s also much easier to  remember my key messages. 

What were your top three take aways from Michelle's teachings?

  1. Storyboarding works!
  2. Use Michelle’s planning tool – do not skip this step!
  3. Practice. Practice. Practice!

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