Learning to communicate for impact and influence

It can be difficult to learn how to communicate with impact and influence. Developing a communication style to authentically represent who we are and what we are trying to achieve is not a given. In fact, in a drive to be a professional, we often mask our individuality and obscure our authenticity. The goal of this workshop is to help you develop an effective communication style that will help you be more impactful and influential at various levels and situations.

In this one-day course, Dr Zina O’Leary will share best practice communication strategies to help you to communicate with impact and influence. The program involves discussion, small group work, role plays and individual practice.

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • understand why you sometimes feel like an imposter and how to move beyond it
  • think and communicate with purpose, clarity, and focus
  • use body, voice and language for maximum impact
  • manage verbal attacks without becoming defensive or aggressive.

What will you learn?

  • the importance of developing an impactful communication style
  • how to overcome imposter syndrome and own your space
  • verbal defence without being defensive
  • how to become more resilient
  • conveying presence with body, voice and language,

Who should register?

  • Executives, managers and staff - The workshop is aimed at 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.

This workshop gets at the core of what blocks you from communicating at your best. It tackles fears, and challenges you to tap into your strengths. This course will give you the skills and confidence to hold your space and speak persuasively.

Who will lead the course?

  • Dr Zina O’Leary - Sociologist and social psychologist with expertise in impactful communication and applied research methodologies.


$1,075 (inc. GST)

ANZSOG Alumni receive a 15% discount.*

Please note the combined price of this event and Powerful presentations: Motivating an audience to action is $2100 incl. GST instead of $2150.

*Every person that completes the Executive Masters of Public Administration, Executive Fellows Program, Towards Strategic Leadership or an international program becomes part of our alumni.

Registrations close on Thursday, 26 March 2020.

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To enquire about this workshop, please complete the executive workshop enquiry form.

Read our cancellation, transfer and refund policy.


Enthusiasm! The workshop is exactly that, a workshop. So be prepared to engage and even take risks. Stepping out of your comfort zone can bring great reward.

Don't miss out — register now!


Venue information

  • Venue: Melbourne (Venue TBC)

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