Blog: Becoming a Better Presenter

Becoming a Better Presenter (even if you’re already awesome)

We were thrilled to invite digital strategist and experienced keynote speaker Joanne Jacobs to attend our recent Presenting with Confidence course. She has generously shared her thoughts about the course with us and it’s great to hear that she found our unique approach to learning the skill of effective presentation worthwhile, even for a seasoned pro … Read More

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

Are we hardwired for trust

Are we hard-wired for trust?

When I heard the words ‘the soft stuff is the hard stuff, nothing beats face-to-face’, I had gone from intrigued to genuinely captivated. I was attending Wired for Wonder in Melbourne, a richly rewarding program of diverse speakers from the arts, business and science. I was there in support of a colleague who was giving … 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

Do you invest in yourself & others?

This week, we chat to one of our recent participants, Andre Obradovic who attended our Corporate Performance course in Melbourne. Andre is an accredited ICF Leadership/Personal Coach, CEO of rapidly growing technology company m-View and ambassador speaker for Beyond Blue. After 18 years in the Australian Army, graduating from the Royal Military College Duntroon and … 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