Presentation Skills for Public Sector Professionals

27 & 28 February 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM AEDT | Online

Training Overview

Speak with impact

Any public sector organisations need people who can present well. For public consultation, reports to senior management, the Minister’s office or the board and in-house training, presentation skills are a must-have for government in the 21st century.

Our presentation training equips participants with the tools and techniques to deliver clear and compelling updates, presentations, pitches, or stories to customers, corporate partners, government stakeholders, peers, and other audiences. The training content will be highly relevant to the roles, accountabilities, and specific business environments of PSN members/subscribers.

Throughout this training, our expert facilitator will share a number of tools and techniques to help participants enhance their voice, delivery, facial expression, body language, and overall presence. The session includes a mix of theory, group discussion, stimulus material such as video clips, and a number of practical speaking exercises to put learning into practice. This session will use a considered mix of formatting and content to appeal to the main adult learning styles, including visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for advisors, specialists or officers in:

Community Engagement and Stakeholder Management

Public Relations, Health Officers and Communications

Project, Change and Strategy Managers

Learning Outcomes

Master the art of effective communication and engagement.

Handle challenging questions and maintain message control.

Speak confidently in any public forum and master your tone and presence.

Communicate clearly and concisely to deliver insights and add value.

Meet Your Facilitator

Group Client Director
Bastion Reputation

Georgina is a strategic communications professional with extensive experience in corporate affairs, stakeholder engagement, and crisis and risk. Georgina specialises in training and facilitation, having worked extensively in Bastion Reputation’s Training & Capability area, designing and delivering customised training for clients including on media appearances and interviews, public speaking, and inquiries preparation training.

Georgina’s training helps participants by equipping them with the skills, techniques, and confidence to prepare for and manage small and large-scale presentations, from team meetings to keynote addresses, as well as major announcements, running issues, or critical incidents.

Key Sessions

Day 1: Module 1Day 1: Module 2Day 2: Module 3Day 2: Module 4

Session 1: A story about me (picture)

  • Each participant has no more than three minutes to tell a story about the photo they chose to bring with them
  • Facilitator and peers will share high-level feedback

Session 2: Presentation presentation tools and techniques

  • Tools
    • Identifying your communications’ style
    • How to make the most of your voice, face and body language
    • Getting the tone right
    • Managing nerves and speaking with confidence
  • Techniques
    • Understanding who your audience is and how to connect with them
    • The importance of nailing the “why” – how to frame your conversations so that the strategic drivers are clear and your audience understands “what’s in it for them”
    • How to talk to the experience, not just the product
    • The importance of preparation and practice
    • How to navigate live question and answer forums
    • How to stay in control of your message

Session 3: Presentation presentation tools and techniques

  1. Online and hybrid presentation essentials
    • Getting the basics right
    • How to set up and prepare for an online/hybrid presentation
    • Your technical checklist
  2. The role of storytelling
    • Why stories matter and how they can be used
    • What makes a good story
    • Finding and crafting your stories

Session 4: Storytelling template and homework setting

  • Q&As from participants
  • Homework explained and set for session #2

Your Personalised Story Board: Part 1

  • Your personalised storyboard
    • Half of the participants present their story having prepared and completed the set homework
    • Facilitator to provide feedback and seek peer input

Your Personalised Story Board: Part 2

  • Your personalised storyboard
    • Half of the participants present their story having prepared and completed the set homework
    • Facilitator to provide feedback and seek peer input


Final Price


per person + GST

Customised in-house options available for teams

Interested in any of our online trainings?

You can also choose to have them delivered in house. We will work closely with our inspiring session facilitators to tailor the content around the key development areas your team are prioritising, shape the learning outcomes around your core departmental challenges and make the most of your L&D and upskilling budget.

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