RSS Speaking about Presenting

  • The Myth of the Perfect Presenter December 7, 2017
    As a young lawyer I idolized a senior lawyer in our city. Margaret Nixon was cool and poised. As a speaker she was clear and logical, but still warm and engaging.  She got her message across every single time. And did I mention she could also make people laugh! To my eyes she seemed to […]
    Olivia Mitchell
  • The 3 Step Process for Handling your Darkest Fears November 23, 2017
    It was 9am – the beginning of an inhouse company training course like hundreds that I had run before. The corporate training room was standard, the number of participants was not more than usual, and it was a pretty normal gender mix. There was nothing exceptional about the course that anyone looking in from the […]
    Olivia Mitchell
  • How to transform your relationship with nervousness November 16, 2017
    I still get nervous about public speaking. But I’ve transformed my relationship with nervousness. It is now a friendly companion, not an evil stalker. There are many aspects to this transformation, and there’s just one that I want to talk about in this post. And that’s what your nervousness says about your confidence. In the […]
    Olivia Mitchell
  • Why most public speaking advice doesn’t seem to work for you November 9, 2017
    There’s a book called “What to Say When…You’re Dying on the Platform” by Lily Walters. It’s full of clever quips and responses for when things aren’t going your way during a presentation or speech. My partner Tony loves it. I could never use any of it. He’s an extrovert. I’m an introvert.* *Here’s my working definition […]
    Olivia Mitchell

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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