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

One-on-one * Small groups * Workshops

In our work with both corporations and individuals we have found most people find public speaking one of their greatest challenges. This is true whether giving presentations, making a pitch, holding meetings with clients or staff or talking to the media. To see people gain the confidence to enjoy - yes enjoy - speaking in public is enormously rewarding for them and for us. Motivation is key.

If you tell, people forget, if you show they listen, but if you involve them they will remember!

We believe 'learning by doing' is the best, most effective way to bring about changes in confidence and ability. We create a safe, supportive learning environment where people are encouraged to feel relaxed, motivated and able to take risks. And we use video assisted training for faster more effective results- you can see your progress. We also help with body language - including dress and image - because the silent signals are a huge part of your impact. You may be sending the wrong messages! Outline your needs to us and we will structure a course to meet your requirements.

Ask us about 'Strategic Story Telling for Business - a Powerful Tool' - either one-on-one or via our workshops.

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  • Overcome stage fright - learn to use not fear the adrenanline
  • Create presence
  • Find your natural voice
  • Engage audience attention and keep it
  • Check body language - the silent signals
  • Identify core messages
  • Improve tone, pace and pitch
  • Use humour, imagery and anecdote
  • Choose appropriate dress and image
  • Avoid 'Death by Powerpoint'
  • Write and arrange material - focus on key issues
  • Rehearse and evaluate


'Speak with Confidence' & 'Strategic Storytelling' Workshops.

Get the benefits of workshops tailored to your needs. Learn techniques in how to -

  • Engage and keep an audience's attention
  • Tell relevant strategic stories to connect with your audience
  • Manage anxiety and stage-fright
  • Make your message more memorable
  • Use stories to make an intangible idea easier to understand
  • Use humour in public speaking
  • Use appropriate body language and voice
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Review your strengths and weaknesses

Ask us about "Strategic Storytelling for Business ..."

Talk to the Media - TV - Print - Digital Viewers

  • Preparation and sound bytes
  • Go from dull to engaging
  • Master sound bites
  • Clarity of message
  • Dispel tension and nervousnes
  • Pace, pitch, and pause
  • Body language
  • Image and dress
  • Handle awkward questions
  • Use anecdote and analogy
  • Off the record - or not!

Win the Pitch

  • Relate to the client in a genuine way
  • Ensure structure of the pitch is tailored for client
  • Ensure key meassges are heard
  • Check body language underlines not undermines the message
  • Remember it's more than just know-how of the subject

Run Effective Meetings

  • Preparation
  • Opening and closing
  • Cut to the chase in a friendly way
  • Use your own personal style to shine
  • Check body language underlines your words
  • Maintain focus and attention
  • Resolving conflict
  • Using anecdote and example
  • Stand or sit

Some Corporate Clients.

NZ Olympic Committeeairnz aut 40 fonterra 40 macquarie logo 40 progressive enterprises logo 40 sanitarium 40 tonkin and-taylor logo 40 westpaclogo 40
fletcher construction  fuji xero


One-on-One $190.00 per hour - no extra loading for senior mangement.
Groups & Workshops - Negotiable.
Extras - Travel out of Auckland Location & special catering as required.
Working in-house means convenience for you in a familiar environment - and is more cost effective.
We will work with you at your office or boardroom or arrange a location convenient to you or your company

Customer feedback

  • airnzKate Nuttall

    Air New Zealand
    General Manager People/ Sales Offshore

    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.

  • NZ Olympic Committee

    Rob Page

    Education Manager,
    New Zealand Olympic Committee.

    "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."

  • tps logoCraeg Williams

    TPS Credit Control
    Managing Director

    "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"

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    Ajay Vagha

    NZ Operations Manager
    APT Travel Group

    Hi Jane,
    Everyone in the team loved the session, and the feedback was that your talk was a standout. Very pleased - our people learnt some great techniques. Thanks again, great working with you.

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    Ben Stevens

    Chief Excutive
    Risk Dynamics

    Thanks so much for your help Jane!!
    I’m amped and prepared
    You have been a massive help
    I’m happy to refer you also.

  • DFS Auckland WebEseta Nicholls

    Dress for Success

    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).

  • weddingTim Paulsen


    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.

  • mountain jade logoSabine Willensen

    Sales and Marketing Manager ‘Mountain Jade’.

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

  • James Usmar

    Macquarie Private Wealth  - Wealth Management

    "She gets great results - what else do you need to know?"

    "I went from 25% to 85% follow up success."

    Read our case study

  • jump shift logoPeter Schibli


    Thanks so much for the work you did with me last week.  I'm now fully committed to telling stories to make points.
    The thing that pulled me over the line was your own story telling. Great leadership by example!

  • tntPip Hair

    Marketing Manager Tonkin & Taylor.

    Dear Jane,

    My presentation went extremely well yesterday and generated around 30 minutes of discussion afterwards - I couldn't be happier.

  • Helen Talbot

    Fashion Designer

    "Jane was encouraging, humorous and above all dedicated. My speech was a great success and surprisingly, I enjoyed the experience." "I highly recommend Jane's services."

  • Sinda Hall

    Sweet Louise

    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.

  • Yvonne McLean

    ACC (ICF), Executive Coach

    "Working with Jane enabled me to take my presentation skills up another level."

    "I highly recommend Jane's services."

  • wooloworthsAngela Heising

    L&D Progressive Enterprises

    "Jane coached three finalists on presentation and interview skills for our International Paul Simons Awards.... our team presented with panache and impact - best of all - one (of them) became the first Kiwi to win."

  • ben kayeBen Kaye

    Master Tattooist

    My presentation went really, really well - all the prep paid off!
    I had a lot of people go out of their way to tell me they enjoyed it.
    I actually enjoyed it too so I'm planning on doing a lot more in the future, I have one in here in New Zealand planned and one in Toronto later in the year.

    Thank you very much for the help! I feel like I learned some great life skills.

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    Tracy Manu

    ‘Blossom’ (Life Coach)

    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.

  • 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.

  • Sally Fienerman


    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.

  • Dean Reihana

    Wedding Celebrant

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



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

International and out of Auckland enquiries welcome.

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