Success Story – Justin Thiang

Justin’s design experience ranges from startups to international organisations focusing on human-centred design, sustainability and economic growth. His work has delivered transformative experiences for a myriad of customer and user needs in a cross-section of industries including biomedical, healthcare, mining, lighting and electronics. Justin is passionate about user empathy, identifying cross-functional teams and applying the design process from concept through to delivery. Justin is currently an Innovation Ecosystem Builder in the City of Logan. He demonstrates how design leadership can empower and connect people resulting in effective collaboration. 

What did Justin say after attending Michelle's Persuasive Presentation Skills Masterclass?

“I loved the expert coaching with highly proven techniques. There was a lot of content and practical workshop learning in just 2 days! Thank you Michelle.”

What kind of presenting do you do at work?

Standup meetings, stakeholder engagement facilitations and guest speaker presentations.

What prompted you to study with Michelle?

Recommendation from my supervisor, due to their previous training experience with Michelle.

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

When you have knowledge and experience that is providing value to your audience, it is actually going to help them. Therefore, it is not just first position; about you, it is also about the second position; your audience. Michelle says, “It’s not about you, it’s all about your audience!”

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

I am now much more open and willing to accept guest speaking roles and invitations and I have had many opportunities where I’ve received very positive feedback.

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

I have learnt techniques such as controlling my breath, comfortable stances and delivering the content in a far more engaging style.

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

  • Plan.
  • Practise.
  • Extend yourself!