RSS Speaking about Presenting

  • How to prepare for your Q&A session March 13, 2018
    In 2001, I was a candidate for the Green Party in New Zealand. I spent a ton of time preparing for the “Meet the Candidate” meetings. But I didn’t spend most of my time on planning my presentation. I spent most of my time preparing for the Q&A. I knew this would be the most […]
    Olivia Mitchell
  • Be inspired by these two women February 21, 2018
    Shonda Rhimes is the creator of award-winning TV shows, Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. Like many introverts, her safe space was sitting in her office writing. She turned down most speaking engagements and when she couldn’t get out of it … “I was a walking panic attack. My stage fright was so complete and overwhelming that […]
    Olivia Mitchell
  • Resurrecting a long held dream February 14, 2018
    If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know that over the last couple of months, I’ve been stuck in bed due to an accident. I’ve been using the time to resurrect a long-held dream. That dream is to create an online program to help people overcome the fear of public speaking. Tony (my […]
    Olivia Mitchell
  • 7 Mental Strategies to Help you Recover from a Presentation Disaster February 1, 2018
    The complaints started within the first half hour of the course: “I don’t understand what this means”. “This is too hard for us”. “This doesn’t work for the presentations that I have to do.” By the end of the day I was exhausted and dispirited. At some point in your presenting career something similar may […]
    Olivia Mitchell



Presentation Skills Training Courses and One-on-one Coaching

Effective Speaking is a presentation skills consultancy based in Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand.

We can help you:

  • overcome the fear of public speaking and develop your confidence
  • design the structure and content for your next speech
  • create PowerPoint that engages your audience and enhances your message
  • deliver your talk in a credible and compelling manner.

We can help your company or organisation:

  • deliver winning marketing and sales presentations
  • give high-impact conference presentations
  • develop and deliver effective internal business presentations.

Our clients include:

The University of AucklandAir New ZealandKiwiBankRedBullNZ Transport Agency