Learning to communicate for impact and influence

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The ability to deliver messages that cut-through and convince people to act, whether in person or online, is a highly prized attribute. Yet developing an authentic and persuasive communication style is not a given. In fact, in our drive to be professional, we often mask our individuality and obscure our authenticity.

This engaging online workshop, held over two mornings with Dr Zina O’Leary, will help you find your authentic style and share best practice communication strategies to make you more impactful and influential. She will get to the core of what blocks you from communicating at your best by tackling your fears and challenging you to tap into your strengths.

The workshop will cover communications in a variety of forums, including the online environment we are currently adapting to due to COVID-19. The workshop incorporates discussion, small group work, and individual practice/coaching in developing and delivering presentations.

What will you learn?

On completion, you will be able to:

  • identify the key elements of effective communication
  • think and communicate with purpose, clarity and focus
  • use body, voice and language for maximum impact
  • communicate with impact online
  • develop a stronger language of leadership
  • know how to own your space and become more resilient.

What do previous participants say?

  • “I really enjoyed and benefitted from this course. I've been applying these techniques to my meeting prep and have noticed a positive difference.
  • “Zina is a very engaging presenter. Would highly recommend this course.”
  • “Zina has excellent communication skills and uses not only her expertise in the subject matter but also her personality – she needs to be cloned!”
  • “Zina was a very engaging presenter with lots of easy to understand, practical concepts and ideas.
  • "Zina was fabulous and I felt like everyone was really engaged. I like the exercises which pushed you to think about integrating into current situations”
  • “The discussion points were invaluable to me and Zina is clearly an expert in both the content and in the delivery. She instilled a level of confidence.”

Who should register? 

Executives, managers and professional staff. The workshop is aimed at the public sector, local government and not-for-profit executives, managers and anyone who wants to boost their confidence, develop an authentic and effective communication style, and better impact and influence people.

Event details

Date: Wednesday, 7th and Thursday, 8th July 2021

Duration: 11:00am – 1:30pm

Cost: $800 AUD (inc. GST)

ANZSOG Alumni receive a 15% discount.

Every person who completes the Executive Master of Public Administration, Executive Fellows Program, Towards Strategic Leadership or an international program becomes part of our alumni. Only one discount is redeemable for each registration.

This workshop will be delivered via Zoom providing a platform for inspiring and engaging delivery. Participants are encouraged to utilise a personal device if Zoom is unable to be accessed via work servers.

Express your interest

Got a question? 

To enquire about this workshop, please complete the executive workshop enquiry form. or please contact ANZSOG's Program Delivery team with the program name as the subject line to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Customised version 

ANZSOG workshops can be customised to suit the needs of your government or department. Different versions of our workshops have been designed specifically for staff in all jurisdictions, across Australia and New Zealand. To enquire about running a tailored workshop, please complete the executive workshop enquiry form.

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