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Success Story Dr Meegan Brown

Dr Meegan Brown is a lecturer and Study Area Co-ordinator of the Master of Education School Guidance and Counselling at the Queensland University of Technology.

Meegan has specialised for over 20 years in remote schools as a teacher, Principal, Guidance Officer, and Senior Guidance Officer. Her research and teaching interests include school guidance and counselling, trauma aware education, and rural and remote education. After attending Michelle’s Persuasive Presentation Skills Masterclass online in 2021 Meegan said:

"It was wonderful to get the present that contained all the learning materials from Michelle prior to the start of the master class. This helped set the scene for what we were going to cover. I loved how supportive and engaging Michelle was to continually build our skills and confidence over the four days. She developed a safe learning environment for us to be able to be out side of our comfort zone. The feedback was genuine. Every single participant showed significant growth in presenting over the time we had together. The quick turnaround in the feedback on our scripts and power points was great. The resources are fantastic and something that can be used every day. I plan to use everything that Michelle has taught us throughout the 4 days. To narrow it down to the top 3 things it would be the Persuasion Blueprint, 4Mat, and use of gestures. Thank you Michelle for teaching and supporting me to become a persuasive presenter! You are amazing!"
Dr Meegan Brown
Lecturer School Guidance and Counselling Study Area Co-Ordinator MEd School Guidance & Counselling, School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education, Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice

What type of presenting do you do?

I do different types of presenting which include lecturing, presenting at conferences, and delivering professional learning to educators across different sectors.


What prompted you to attend Michelle’s Persuasive Presentation Skills Masterclass? 

Michelle’s masterclass was offered through QUT. My  colleagues had told me how powerful and transformative her master class is and they were right!


What did you learn that was helpful?

Michelle’s teaching and strategies have continued to build my skill set in how to present persuasively through understanding the importance of stage craft, keeping the audience perspective as my focus, acknowledging barriers and be clear with solutions. It also reinforced the importance of preparation and practice, and the importance of having effective power point slides.


How has working with Michelle helped you and your career?

There have been many positive outcomes that I have achieved from improving my presentation skills. The standout is I have been able to develop more effective and engaging slides. I have also been able to further refine my online presentation skills.

By following Michelle’s structure in persuasive presenting has made my presentations more impactful.


What were your top 3 take-aways from Michelle’s training?

3 top take aways from Michelle’s masterclass:

– preparation is the key

– creating a message that sticks in the audience mind

– the use of 5 Step Analysis model, 4Mat and the Persuasion Blueprint.

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