Here is a statement from Christine Tindall, the Morayfield State High School Science Teacher & Year 11 Coordinator.

“Ted Gibbs recently attended Morayfield State High School to present an educational to the year 10 and 11 aspiring leaders about the art of speech making and leadership. The year 11 students are currently undergoing preparations to contest the positions of: School Captains, Sports Captains, Cultural Captain and Prefects. Ted spoke with the students about the characteristics of an effective leader who inspires and actions change, about making first impressions and provided constructive advice for speech development and delivery. All of the students responded positively to Ted’s engaging and informative address and each of them commented to me at the conclusion of the session that he provided them with realistic and actionable advice. I highly recommend Ted’s services to anyone who wishes to develop the skills necessary to become a confident, persuasive and entertaining public speaker.”

Our Public Speaking Courses   —   2019
This course is suitable for all ages, 15+, regardless of your current abilities.  

Saturday, January 19th   and   Tuesday, January 22nd

        Time:  9am to 12.30pm 

       Click here for details       or        Register here



Topics covered by our training:

  • Have a clear purpose for speaking – what is your message and your desired result
  • Body language – gestures and movement to enhance your presentation
  • Voice control – enhance & support your message with this magnificent asset
  • Nerves & fears – how to control your fears and use these issues to your advantage
  • Impromptu speaking – exercises and feedback to help every day activities
  • Interview Skills – Put you at ease
  • Speech Writing – to entertain, educate, persuade or motivate
  • Speech Delivery – including engagement and positioning to add clarity
  • Different plans of attack – speeches, training sessions, delivering reports
  • Audience Engagement – keep them energized, awake and interested
  • Questions – Deal with these with confidence
  • Disruptions – Ideas to handle disruptive members of your audience
  • Using Aides – lectern, power point, flip charts, microphones
  • Appearance – your appearance and creating positive first impressions


I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know what I gained from your public speaking course. I have to do quite a lot of public speaking with my role and I have always felt extremely uneasy about doing this and wanted to overcome my fears.

Your course has definitely helped me to achieve my goals. It took place only 2 weeks ago and I have spoken in public about 4 times since then with absolutely no problem at all. I now feel relaxed and confident on stage with the simple tools I learned during your course.

The small group really helped – I felt that I was able to open up about my fears and I received a lot of encouragement and advice that was directly relevant to me.

I would have no hesitation in recommending your course to other people who need confidence when speaking in public.

Kind regards,

Ali Davenport
General Manager
Southern Cross Austereo