Programs tailored and run exclusively for your organisation
- Half day workshop
- Full day workshop
- Two day training
- Coaching for small group (2 – 4 people): one, two or three sessions; usually 1.5 – 2.5 hours per session
- Three, four or five session Complete Presentation Skills Course
- Keynote or breakout conference session
There are three main areas of focus, and all training is tailored for your specific needs:
1. Control: Build confidence, comfort and dealing with nerves and self-consciousness. Think clearly and calmly and avoid ‘rambling’ or mind-blanks
2. Frame: Learn flexible, effective frameworks to structure your presentation for clarity and impact. Sharpen and refine core messages
3. Engage: Own the space – deliver with impact, authentically. Persuade: sell your ideas effectively. Build presence and authority and learn how to create high audience engagement
Good business is about great communication. Speaking effectively to groups can mean great leverage for any organisation’s products, services or ideas, if it’s done right. And if it isn’t? Wasted opportunities, time, effort and money.
You’ll get interactive, practical, enjoyable programs which will give your staff the ability to present with enhanced clarity, authority and impact. They’re safe and non-threatening, and all the material is research based, proven and has helped 1000’s of clients. Participants can bring along a real presentation to work with if they choose, for maximum time efficiency and practicality.
Whether they’re speaking to influence and motivate team members, having 1 to 1 meetings with your clients, or persuading external clients – the ability of your people to speak well, with presence, conviction and energy, is a vital part of your organisation’s success. In today’s business environment, making the right human connection with your audience is a necessity.
Contact me to discuss how I can help your organisation with practical programs which get results.
Recent and current clients include:
Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation
Ritchie’s IGA supermarkets Head Office
Adams Pest Control
Regis Aged Care Head Office
Primary Care Connect, Shepparton Vic
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Australian Multicultural Foundation
The Lucas Group (hospitality)
Moray and Agnew Lawyers
Early Childhood Australia
Clark Rubber Head Office
Continence Foundation of Australia
Art Series Hotel Group
WISTA – Women in Shipping and Trade Association
Global Carbon Capture Storage Institute (GCCSI) Melbourne
San Churro chocolatiers Head Office
Johnstaff – Project Management: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane
Montlaur – Project Management
Geelong Grammar School – staff professional development
Gladstone Park Secondary College – Student Leadership
Poettinger Australia – Farm Equipment Supplier
Monash University Science Dept (Ambassador Program)
Jellis Craig Real Estate
The Legal Network
I also have over 60 client recommendations on LinkedIn: view my profile here.
“When asked by Senior Management to arrange public speaking training for middle managers lacking these skills and confidence, I looked for an external public speaking professional to assist.
Sarah Denholm customised a 3 stage program for us and was extremely flexible in arranging the delivery of the training to fit in with our upcoming Conference. All staff who attended improved their public speaking skills very quickly but most importantly all reported a massive shift in confidence and self-belief. As expressed by one participant: “I now know that I can do this.”
I definitely recommend Sarah highly and am hoping to be able to have her back to deliver more presentation training for my organisation in the future.” Julie Allgood, Learning & Development Manager, Clark Rubber Franchising Pty Ltd
“Sarah’s presentation was exactly what we were looking for. Our team are experienced presenters and trainers but were looking to identify areas we could improve and help the team transition into the online space of webinars and video conferencing. Sarah’s easy presentation style suited our group perfectly.” – Judy Kynaston, General Manager, Early Childhood Australia
“I attended Sarah’s 5 week Public Speaking course in-house, and really can say what a difference she makes!! The difference from my first video to my last was amazing and as awkward as they are to watch, you can really see the points Sarah focuses on and the changes you make with these recommendations. I would strongly recommend Sarah and her workshops for anyone feeling nervous about public speaking and wanting to feel better about it as she is a fantastic teacher and her advice is spot on!” – Geordie Dixon, Partner, Licensed Estate Agent at Jellis Craig Hawthorn
“Sarah was an absolute pleasure to deal with. My staff were given the materials, guidance and confidence to learn in a welcoming environment. I would highly recommend Sarah’s Public Speaking training to the recruitment industry.” Mark Parrent, Team Leader – Town Planning & Local Government at Aspect Personnel
“As someone with a fear of Public Speaking, I was hesitant to have training in something that I really did not enjoy. Sarah made me feel relaxed instantly, and gave me excellent advice in all aspects of public speaking. Since her training I have conducted two training sessions, both of which went very well. Prior to Sarah’s training I would not have had the courage to do this. I would highly recommend Sarah to anyone looking to improving their presentation and communication skills.” – Beth Buist, Senior Recruitment Consultant Aspect Personnel
“Sarah was engaged by Aspect Personnel to help a small team improve our public speaking. I personally got a lot out of our sessions and would happily recommend anyone wanting to improve their communication skills. Sarah is highly professional and was a fantastic person to work with.” – Thomas Naylor, Senior Recruitment Consultant Aspect Personnel
Comments after the Whitehorse Business Group’s event in March 2013:
“Sarah Denholm was the guest speaker at the Whitehorse Business Group’s ‘Speaking for Business’ Seminar. Sarah led a very interesting and informative session that received an overwhelmingly positive response from our guests. Her presentation was well summed-up by one guest, who said that Sarah “certainly practices what she preaches”. We would highly recommend Sarah to any organisation interested in learning more about public speaking.” – Amanda Paterson, Deputy Chair, Whitehorse Business Group
“This is without doubt the best presentation skills or public speaking course that I have done. I’m regularly involved in presenting and facilitating in my business, and yet, I have learned things during this course that I have not come across before, particularly with regard to what’s happening in your mind when you present and how fear and anxiety can affect your performance. The tips and techniques that Sarah uses to help you overcome these will be invaluable. I would recommend the course to everyone who wants to build their confidence.” – Jenny Hanley, Principal Consultant Optimas Consulting
“The Public Speaking workshop was a great opportunity for our clients at Whitelion to get some very practical skills that they can apply in their everyday lives. Sarah spent considerable time ensuring that she tailored the workshop and presentation to our target group at Whitelion which was highly appreciated. Sarah was incredibly professional in her approach, but also had a very warm and supportive nature. She made sure everyone felt comfortable with the pace of the workshop and was happy to answer any and all questions we had for her. Sarah’s passion for what she did was very clear, and this passion and enthusiasm transcended to everyone participating in the workshop.” – Charlotte Kelberg, Young Lions Coordinator, Youth Programs for White Lion
From Centro Retail participants:
“Very useful, practical and interesting information. Hearing Sarah’s own experience created trust and, from my observations, gave the group, including myself, a sense that Sarah really did understand each persons fears and insecurities when it came to public performance. This, combined with the simple, effective physical tools and other tips resulted in a very comprehensive and effective presentation. Would recommend Sarah highly.”
“I think the session was perfect as it was. Not only did we gain valuable information but it was also a great bonding session with the group. Broke down barriers which is a fantastic accomplishment.”
“I told the other team members her amazing story and how learning to confidently public speak can change your life, so her story was an important part it gave her credibility. And then I talked about our speeches, some funny, some serious some sad. And lastly how well we all did and what a great team building exercise it turned out to be.”
“I feel that public speaking workshops would benefit most people. The speaker was very approachable, was good at putting people at ease with an interesting background.”
“Sarah Denholm is a great teacher. She is kind and gentle and works in a very positive way with people. She has a knack of building confidence and giving people the skills they need.
Last year I was overseeing the management of a group of 20 projects for a large Melbourne-based company. Sarah was engaged to improve the presentation skills of Project Managers who were expected to present their progress to the CEO and senior board members regularly, and felt unprepared for the task ahead of them. She came into the group, quickly established rapport with all the staff and was able to assist them in a very short timeframe. There was noticeable improvement in the way the staff presented themselves and their confidence grew rapidly.
We felt very privileged to have been able to work with Sarah and I believe that the skills each person gained will stand them in good stead in many roles throughout their careers.”
Lynette Jordan, ICS Pty Ltd
“Sarah provided my team with practical, useful tools to overcome nerves, improve their speaking skills and engage their audience. She created a warm, dynamic atmosphere which encouraged sharing of ideas and goals. Sarah provided specific, useful feedback for each participant, and was flexible in tailoring her training to the needs of the group as they progressed.
I would highly recommend Sarah, and would use her services again without hesitation. She gets great results, is personable, and expert at what she does.”
“As a professional I am required to present information clearly and effectively to both large and small groups of people. Public speaking is not something that I have ever enjoyed or been particularly good at so I was looking for a course that could give me the skills and techniques to be a comfortable more confident public speaker. Sarah’s course is concise and well considered, each week we were provided with a suite of physical and mental techniques. The most important aspect of the course was every week we were provided with the opportunity to practice our new techniques in a safe environment. If you are looking to improve your public speaking taking one of Sarah’s courses would be a highly worth while investment.”
Stephen Coulter, Project Engineer Melbourne
“Sarah ran an internal workshop for a group of our Year 11 and 12 student leaders. Sarah was a very engaging and personable presenter. She created a wonderful atmosphere- one in which the students felt extremely comfortable. Unlike many public-speaking workshops, which tend to be very theory-heavy and lecture-based, this workshop was both practical and motivating. The students were given personal, constructive feedback on their presentation skills, and provided with an effective ‘toolkit’ to enhance their public speaking. Thank-you Sarah!” -Elana Ieremidis, Gladstone Park Secondary College, Senior School Student Leadership Coordinator
“In a three-hour session, we learnt that there is much more to public speaking than simply speaking; it is about preparation, mind-set and body language. The Public Speaking Workshop with Sarah was not only tailored to our individual needs, it was also extremely engaging and provided us with an excellent opportunity to develop and enhance our public speaking skills.” -Amal Wehbe, Gladstone Park Secondary College, Year 12 School Captain