Professional Business Presentations
Learn to develop public speaking skills which allow you or your staff to give winning presentations.
Learn to enjoy Public Speaking
Through one on one coaching become confident and engaging so that you will communicate more effectively.
Professional speaking skills training
Through one on one training develop public speaking skills and become an engaging communicator.
Strategic Storytelling for Business
Strategic, well-told stories persuade, motivate and inspire.

Speaking at a presentation, meeting, for a website video, media interview, at a wedding or private event?

Our training for public speaking is tailored to your needs. We'll help you overcome anxiety, use stories and start to enjoy - yes, enjoy - speaking in public. We'll show you how to gain clarity, be relevant and engage your audience. Our one-on-one public speaking training sessions are designed to help you feel competent, confident and energised. For corporates, our workshops & small group training help managers and employees gain presentation & speaking skills in a team environment. And what's more - have fun learning!

Would you like to speak in public with confidence?

As a young actress in both New Zealand and Australia I was often sick to my stomach with nerves. I was in good company. Many actors - Richard Burton, Stephen Fry, Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep, Scarlet Johanssen - have suffered from stage fright. Like them, I had to learn to harness the butterflies and use the adrenaline to give me energy, pace and focus. It's true. You can learn to lose the fear, create presence and engage an audience.

No matter how confident they might seem, speaking in public is a challenge for most people. Through our work with both corporate and individual clients, we have found lack of experience is no bar to gaining confidence in a few intensive sessions. Motivation is key.

Do your presenting skills need polishing?

Whether you need to learn the basics or polish existing skills to a new level, we provide a safe, supportive public speaking training environment to bring about a confident transformation in speaking, presentation and media communication skills. And we will ensure your presentation does not suffer 'Death by Powerpoint'. We use proven techniques to unlock people's potential and - we guarantee results.

Are you comfortable talking to the media - or a camera?

We show you how to turn a dull, boring delivery into a more engaging one for TV, radio, print and digital and website viewers. We will help you master sound bites, use stories and get clarity in messages. We can advise on body language - including dress and make-up. Your image is an important part of your message in media, website and business presentations.

Enjoy the benefits of:

  • A fast response service for that last minute business presentation, meeting or interview and for special personal events - wedding speech, birthday speech or eulogy.
  • A mobile service - we travel where you need us when you need us.
  • Training customised to your needs. And we can train your in-house trainers.
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Customer feedback

  • Rob Page

    "Jane was wonderful. She quickly understood my needs and ran the two hour workshop to meet them perfectly. The Olympic Ambassadors were unanimous in their praise, and many said it was the best public speaking and presentation skills advice they had received. I would totally recommend Jane."

    Education Manager,
    New Zealand Olympic Committee.

     

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  • Alex Jenner

    "My groom speech went very well. I stayed calm on the day, kept smiling and I came across clearly - even got a tear from my bride! Very pleased with the result. Our sessions helped massively.
    I’m now regularly using the techniques and exercises…. (I learnt with you) …for my business presentations.
    Thank-you again for everything."

    Alex Jenner
    Bridegroom

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  • Kate Nuttall

    Hi Jane,

    I’ve had loads of great feedback from our team about your session (on Strategic Storytelling) – people really enjoyed it. You’ve got us thinking about our storytelling telling style and impact – it was wonderful to have you as part of the (training) day. I look forward to working with you again soon.

    Kate Nuttall
    Air New Zealand
    General Manager People/ Sales Offshore

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  • Sinda Hall

    Hello Jane

    Thank you very much for a really great training session today.  I was frankly terrified when I saw the camera, plus having to do a talk in front of my peers.  I just hate anything like this.  But you made it non threatening and were very encouraging, so thank you for all the advice and tips.

    Kind Regards   
    Sinda Hall

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  • Sabine Willensen

    Thank you so much for your inspirational workshop Jane. We all enjoyed it tremendously and know we learned a lot!

    Sabine Willensen Sales and Marketing Manager ‘Mountain Jade’.

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  • Tracy Manu

    I’ve spoken to audiences of up to 100 people and thought I was pretty good at what I do.  Then I worked with Jane!
    Jane helped me take my keynote speaking to a new level!
    She helped me construct my presentation in a way that was precise, informative and authentically me.

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  • Craeg Williams

    "All it took was three sessions, and it was worth every penny.
    I delivered my presentation with ease and all the feedback I received was very positive.
    Jane's teaching method is systematic and gets results fast. I am happy to recommend her to anyone looking to improve their public speaking skills"

    Craeg Williams
    TPS Credit Control
    Managing Director

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  • Dean Reihana

    Hey Jane,
    Thank you for coaching me for the wedding ceremony for my sis.
    When the time came . . . . . I nailed it! YAY!  
    I spoke clearly and loud enough for all to hear, had full control of the whole ceremony and best of all, I had everyone in the palm of my hand.
    They all enjoyed listening ..and I added my own spark to the event without stealing the attention away from the newly weds.

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  • Eseta Nicholls

    Hi Jane

    Just wanted to say thank-you for a great talk last night (to the PWG of 'Dress for Success') - you could have heard a pin drop, leaving the group buzzing with excitement keen to put their next speech to the test.
    I for one have re-written my story and will not be shy to put my hand up in future (or will do so with confidence).

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  • Sally Fienerman

    FitnessFix

    Having delivered numerous speeches in the past. I knew I was OK but I wanted to be better than OK.

    After a chance meeting with Jane, I immediately employed her services as a coach.

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  • Jill Wilkinson

    Director CMB NZ

    After training with Jane, I gave my talk on Appropriate Image Presentation. They loved it. I got lots of applause and individual thanks from the members.
    Thank you so much for the help you gave me and for very quickly getting to the crucial things I needed to change.

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  • Tim Paulsen

    Bridegroom.

    When I knew had to speak at my wedding I was dreading it. I never imagined I’d be able to stand up and speak without notes - but with Jane’s help I not only managed it I got fantastic feedback and everyone was very impressed.

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Contact me on:

phone   

PHONE: +64 (09) 947 5822
MOBILE: +64 (021) 971 900

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You can contact me on the numbers above or by emailing me using the contact form here.

International and out of Auckland enquiries welcome.

Jane's Blogg on public speaking

albertSimple

"If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough."  - Albert Einstein

Einstein sums up one of the basic rules of speaking.  
So when you prepare your next speech/presentation make sure you:

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strategic story tellingStrategic Story Telling

On strategic storytelling - ‘Tell to Win’ author and business guru Peter Guber describes purposeful storytelling as a ‘Trojan Horse’. An audience takes in a good story not realising they’ve received the teller’s hidden message. Sneaky? Maybe. But it works.

Read more about our Strategic Story Telling workshops for Corporates

Feelings

You’ve probably heard the old maxim ‘people may forget what you said, and they may forget what you did, but they will never, ever forget how you made them feel.’  

Read more in my August 2013 Newsletter.

winnyPlain English

From Mary S. Lovell’s book:  ‘The Churchills’

‘An American general once drafted a speech and asked Churchill to go through it. Churchill gave it a dim report.
“What if, instead of ‘We shall fight them on the beaches’ I had said ‘Hostilities will be engaged with our adversary on the coastal perimeter?” ‘

Use plain English if you want your message both understood AND REMEMBERED!

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