Communicate for Impact and Influence

Dr O’Leary’s engaging style will help participants develop confidence and skills to tell a compelling evidence-based story with the power to influence change in all aspects of working life.

“We communicate all the time yet we’re often not heard,” Dr O’Leary says. “Effective communication happens when we deliver our message in a way that makes people take notice, and even act on what we say. Our unique strengths must shine through.”

Key benefits

The ability to deliver cut-through messages that convince people to act is a highly prized attribute. Dr O’Leary’s workshop will help you improve your ability to make things happen. This program is relevant to a wide range of roles. Anyone who needs to deliver written and verbal presentations to make an impact and to influence people will benefit from attending

You will learn the importance of understanding audience and their needs, knowing your own objective at the start, and finding the right balance of data and story. You will discover how to create a credible evidence-driven story that takes the audience on a journey, using language that motivates action.

You will develop the ability to draw on your own unique attributes to deliver persuasive arguments with a convincing presence.

"I can see the benefit of the strategies and how they can apply to not just presentations but also to how we can influence others in one on one meetings, divisional meetings, stakeholder engagement activities etc. and it was great to push ourselves beyond our own boundaries." - 2016 workshop participant

Course details

Over two days, Dr O’Leary will share best practice written communication and presentation strategies to help you to communicate with impact and influence. The program involves discussion, small group work, and individual work which includes developing and delivering a presentation and receiving feedback.

"Very practical class that can be applied to work situations today. Excellent balance between theory, tips and application. Best course for me to build confidence in presenting. Thank you." - 2016 workshop participant

Communicate for Impact and Influence content will include:

  • the purpose of communication in an information age
  • deconstructing the key elements of effective communication
  • the effective use of data
  • the power of interweaving evidence and narrative
  • understanding and targeting audience
  • writing with impact
  • developing presence.


$NZD 1,650 (incl GST)

ANZSOG Alumni receive a 15% discount*

Receive a 25% discount for registrations of four or more people*

*Only one discount is redeemable for each registration. Please contact us for more information

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Venue information

  • Venue: Rydges Wellington
  • Address: 75 Featherston Street,
  • Location: Map

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Event Duration: 2 days
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