Public Speaking Coach BrisbaneTed Gibbs

Speech Makers Director & Trainer

Over 20 years ago, I found myself in the position of President of the parent association at the local Primary School which my children attended. This summoned the beginning of a love of presenting and public speaking. The position required the making of numerous speeches and although I found this somewhat nerve wracking, I very much enjoyed the challenge.

In 2003, in order to improve my overall speaking abilities, I joined Toastmasters International, an organisation I continue to support and thoroughly recommend to everyone.

My love affair with public speaking has assisted me in reaching the top echelons of competitive speaking. Most of my speeches fall into the humorous category and creating laughter within an audience gives me considerable pleasure. I have spoken on behalf of the National Heart Foundation, worked with Lifeline and filled the Master of Ceremonies role at many functions. My latest ventures have been into stand up comedy, where I performed at the comedy club at Paddington and I have spent 8 months with a barber shop chorus.

My clients have included budding federal politicians, government departments, local government officers, high school student leaders, bridegrooms and best men. I have conducted many training sessions relating to leadership, conflict and team building, issues which confront many clubs, organisations and work places.

My own experiences have shown that gaining the confidence to stand in front of audience, be it just a few or hundreds, and to deliver a message which is clearly understood, accepted and acted upon is indeed life changing.

Best wishes,



Communications Skills Expert
Warren Truss, the then Federal Minister for Transport and Regional Services presents Ted with an award.
  • Winner of Australian Humorous Speech title, 2016
  • Third Place – Australian International Speech – 2015
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
  • Speaker & Educator on behalf of The National Heart Foundation
  • Volunteer Stroke Safe Ambassador – National Stroke foundation
  • Lifeline Telephone Counsellor
  • Toastmasters Leadership Trainer
  • National finalist – Humorous Public Speaking, 2006
  • Divisional finalist – International & Humorous Speaking, 2007
  • Melbourne Comedy Festival – Raw Contestant, 2009
  • Melbourne Comedy Festival – Qld State Finalist – Stand Up, 2011
  • Ted has owned and operated three small businesses.
  • Is a past President & Treasurer of Parent & Citizens Associations for 8 Years
  • Served for 12 years in the Royal Australian Navy
  • Worked with High School leaders to build their leadership & speaking skills.
  • Ted has raised two successful and beautiful young adults.
Ted addressing a National Stroke Association event at Caloundra

Ted addressing a National Stroke Association event at Caloundra