PHONE: +64 (09) 947 5822 

MOBILE: +64 (021) 971 900

One-on-one * Small groups * Workshops

In our work with both corporations and individuals we have found most people find public speaking one of their greatest challenges. This is true whether giving presentations, making a pitch, holding meetings with clients or staff or talking to the media. To see people gain the confidence to enjoy - yes enjoy - speaking in public is enormously rewarding for them and for us. Motivation is key.

If you tell, people forget, if you show they listen, but if you involve them they will remember!

We believe 'learning by doing' is the best, most effective way to bring about changes in confidence and ability. We create a safe, supportive learning environment where people are encouraged to feel relaxed, motivated and able to take risks. And we use video assisted training for faster more effective results- you can see your progress. We also help with body language - including dress and image - because the silent signals are a huge part of your impact. You may be sending the wrong messages! Outline your needs to us and we will structure a course to meet your requirements.

Ask us about 'Strategic Story Telling for Business - a Powerful Tool' - either one-on-one or via our workshops.

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  • Overcome stage fright - learn to use not fear the adrenanline
  • Create presence
  • Find your natural voice
  • Engage audience attention and keep it
  • Check body language - the silent signals
  • Identify core messages
  • Improve tone, pace and pitch
  • Use humour, imagery and anecdote
  • Choose appropriate dress and image
  • Avoid 'Death by Powerpoint'
  • Write and arrange material - focus on key issues
  • Rehearse and evaluate


'Speak with Confidence' & 'Strategic Storytelling' Workshops.

Get the benefits of workshops tailored to your needs. Learn techniques in how to -

  • Engage and keep an audience's attention
  • Tell relevant strategic stories to connect with your audience
  • Manage anxiety and stage-fright
  • Make your message more memorable
  • Use stories to make an intangible idea easier to understand
  • Use humour in public speaking
  • Use appropriate body language and voice
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Review your strengths and weaknesses

Ask us about "Strategic Storytelling for Business ..."

Talk to the Media - TV - Print - Digital Viewers

  • Preparation and sound bytes
  • Go from dull to engaging
  • Master sound bites
  • Clarity of message
  • Dispel tension and nervousnes
  • Pace, pitch, and pause
  • Body language
  • Image and dress
  • Handle awkward questions
  • Use anecdote and analogy
  • Off the record - or not!

Win the Pitch

  • Relate to the client in a genuine way
  • Ensure structure of the pitch is tailored for client
  • Ensure key meassges are heard
  • Check body language underlines not undermines the message
  • Remember it's more than just know-how of the subject

Run Effective Meetings

  • Preparation
  • Opening and closing
  • Cut to the chase in a friendly way
  • Use your own personal style to shine
  • Check body language underlines your words
  • Maintain focus and attention
  • Resolving conflict
  • Using anecdote and example
  • Stand or sit

Some Corporate Clients.

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fletcher construction  fuji xero


One-on-One $190.00 per hour plus GST - no extra loading for senior mangement.
Groups & Workshops - Negotiable.
Extras - Travel out of Auckland Location & special catering as required.
Working in-house means convenience for you in a familiar environment - and is more cost effective.
We will work with you at your office or boardroom or arrange a location convenient to you or your company

Customer feedback

  • Rob Page

    "Jane was wonderful. She quickly understood my needs and ran the two hour workshop to meet them perfectly. The Olympic Ambassadors were unanimous in their praise, and many said it was the best public speaking and presentation skills advice they had received. I would totally recommend Jane."

    Education Manager,
    New Zealand Olympic Committee.


  • Alex Jenner

    "My groom speech went very well. I stayed calm on the day, kept smiling and I came across clearly - even got a tear from my bride! Very pleased with the result. Our sessions helped massively.
    I’m now regularly using the techniques and exercises…. (I learnt with you) …for my business presentations.
    Thank-you again for everything."

    Alex Jenner

  • Kate Nuttall

    Hi Jane,

    I’ve had loads of great feedback from our team about your session (on Strategic Storytelling) – people really enjoyed it. You’ve got us thinking about our storytelling telling style and impact – it was wonderful to have you as part of the (training) day. I look forward to working with you again soon.

    Kate Nuttall
    Air New Zealand
    General Manager People/ Sales Offshore

  • Sinda Hall

    Hello Jane

    Thank you very much for a really great training session today.  I was frankly terrified when I saw the camera, plus having to do a talk in front of my peers.  I just hate anything like this.  But you made it non threatening and were very encouraging, so thank you for all the advice and tips.

    Kind Regards   
    Sinda Hall

  • Sabine Willensen

    Thank you so much for your inspirational workshop Jane. We all enjoyed it tremendously and know we learned a lot!

    Sabine Willensen Sales and Marketing Manager ‘Mountain Jade’.

  • Tracy Manu

    I’ve spoken to audiences of up to 100 people and thought I was pretty good at what I do.  Then I worked with Jane!
    Jane helped me take my keynote speaking to a new level!
    She helped me construct my presentation in a way that was precise, informative and authentically me.

  • Craeg Williams

    "All it took was three sessions, and it was worth every penny.
    I delivered my presentation with ease and all the feedback I received was very positive.
    Jane's teaching method is systematic and gets results fast. I am happy to recommend her to anyone looking to improve their public speaking skills"

    Craeg Williams
    TPS Credit Control
    Managing Director

  • Dean Reihana

    Hey Jane,
    Thank you for coaching me for the wedding ceremony for my sis.
    When the time came . . . . . I nailed it! YAY!  
    I spoke clearly and loud enough for all to hear, had full control of the whole ceremony and best of all, I had everyone in the palm of my hand.
    They all enjoyed listening ..and I added my own spark to the event without stealing the attention away from the newly weds.

  • Eseta Nicholls

    Hi Jane

    Just wanted to say thank-you for a great talk last night (to the PWG of 'Dress for Success') - you could have heard a pin drop, leaving the group buzzing with excitement keen to put their next speech to the test.
    I for one have re-written my story and will not be shy to put my hand up in future (or will do so with confidence).

  • Sally Fienerman


    Having delivered numerous speeches in the past. I knew I was OK but I wanted to be better than OK.

    After a chance meeting with Jane, I immediately employed her services as a coach.

  • Jill Wilkinson

    Director CMB NZ

    After training with Jane, I gave my talk on Appropriate Image Presentation. They loved it. I got lots of applause and individual thanks from the members.
    Thank you so much for the help you gave me and for very quickly getting to the crucial things I needed to change.

  • Tim Paulsen


    When I knew had to speak at my wedding I was dreading it. I never imagined I’d be able to stand up and speak without notes - but with Jane’s help I not only managed it I got fantastic feedback and everyone was very impressed.

  • Angela Heising

    L&D Progressive Enterprises

    "Jane coached three finalists on presentation and interview skills for our International Paul Simons Awards.... our team presented with panache and impact - best of all - one (of them) became the first Kiwi to win."

  • Helen Talbot

    Fashion Designer

    "Jane was encouraging, humorous and above all dedicated. My speech was a great success and surprisingly, I enjoyed the experience." "I highly recommend Jane's services."

  • Yvonne McLean

    ACC (ICF), Executive Coach

    "Working with Jane enabled me to take my presentation skills up another level."

    "I highly recommend Jane's services."
  • James Usmar

    Macquarie Private Wealth  - Wealth Management

    "She gets great results - what else do you need to know?"

    "I went from 25% to 85% follow up success."

    Read our case study


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