Face Your Fears and Enjoy the Ride

Why do we expect ourselves to overcome obstacles without ever doing the thing we fear? We swerved toward the edge of the precipice. This road had been carved by men who abseiled down the cliff face and hurled blocks of TNT into the rock. It is a sheer, cavernous drop and one of the most … Read More

Be Heard - 3 minute warm-up

Be heard – 3 minute voice warm up

The voice enables us to engage, excite, enthuse, calm or persuade. NIDA’s Corporate Performance team has worked with people from many different industries to help them learn how to make the most out of the best communication tool they have – their voice. Course Manager and NIDA Graduate, Lyn Lee has worked extensively with coaches … Read More

A hunger for learning, and thirst for equality

I love my job. I’m one of those lucky people who jump out of bed on a weekday, excited to get in to the office. I honestly don’t mind working through lunch, and if I’m needed on the weekend I’m happy to step in and help. I work for Save the Children Australia, and I … Read More

Straight Down the Barrel

It’s interesting that people use the phrases “Looking down the barrel of the camera” and “Looking down the barrel of a gun”. For a lot of us, both are equally terrifying. I’ve spent my professional performance career ricocheting from stage to screen and learning the techniques of both mediums. What I have learnt from this … Read More

5 tools to enhance your storytelling abilities

People tell stories to illustrate a point, to give credence, to help people understand, to engage an audience or to make them laugh. Storytelling has a place in communication and presentation as it does in life. Stories engage an audience of one or many in a way that statistics alone can’t hope to. Whilst cold … Read More

Why an actor can help with your work presentation

Guest blogger, Sean Hall Corporate Tutor March 2015 I’m sitting at the head of a boardroom table, high up in a glass tower somewhere on the 32nd floor, at an initial meeting with a client. Across the table are a group of serious-looking professional men and women: polite, well dressed and patiently waiting for me … Read More