You can be a persuasive presenter in business – and it only takes two comprehensive days of training when you do it with Michelle Bowden. Michelle is a 20+ year veteran and recognised leader in persuasive presentation skills and a coach to many business leaders.

Michelle’s Masterclass has been attended by thousands of people from hundreds of companies, and is widely accepted as the premier training option for becoming a confident, engaging, persuasive presenter in business.

There’s an art and science to delivering effective business presentations.

Business presentations are different to the speeches we make at weddings, birthdays and sporting events. They require precision, intelligence and commitment. In the Persuasive Presentation Skills Masterclass Michelle Bowden teaches you everything you need to know to be a persuasive business presenter.

  • Michelle teaches presentation skills in a unique and fascinating way, teaching you confidence and a winning formula that addresses the critical phases of analysis, design and delivery.
  • Learn the theory behind why certain models and approaches are best practice.
  • No role plays (we promise)! You will still practice the techniques practice the techniques over and over until you know them inside out and can use them successfully from the minute you get back to work.
  • You’ll only work on your own company content during the masterclass so it’s as relevant to you as possible. See below for what to bring.
  • Highly interactive sessions to ensure all techniques are practiced and layered so you’ll be confident to apply them whenever you need to.
  • Small group sizes – a maximum group size of 10 participants ensures lots of individual, personalised coaching and feedback.
  • Post-workshop report – this unique tool provides participants with individual feedback on their strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Optionally ‘top-up’ your learning via Michelle’s online newsletter “How to Present” plus regular updates and on-going, unlimited script checks.

You will learn to:

  • Analyse your audience and ensure your preparation time is minimal
  • Design your presentation so it meets the intrinsic needs of all audience types
  • Script your presentation using advanced language patterns that influence your audience to change their thinking and behaviour
  • Never rely on notes again
  • Manage your nervousness
  • Ask and answer questions with finesse!
  • Manage audience objections
  • Use sensory-based language and techniques to engage your audience every time
  • Design and deliver PowerPoint slides to enhance, not ‘take over’ your presentation
  • Use your voice confidently and charismatically
  • Handle a variety of group dynamics
  • Use visual aids that support your points rather than ‘take over’ your presentation
  • Move your body to hold the attention of the audience
  • Create the optimal audience environment
  • Generate energy through body movement and gestures Influence your audience to change their thinking and/or behaviour using music, story, high-level rapport building and advanced language techniques
  • Analyse your own performance to remove distracting habits

See what former trainees are saying about this masterclass.

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This is an AlphaZetta Associated public course – group discounts are available for 3 people or more from the same company, on the same date. ($1795 per person ~10%)  Discounts are calculated during checkout.

Michelle Bowden Public Masterclass Terms and Conditions

Additional Information – Persuasive Presenting Masterclass

AudienceC-Suite, Management, Business, Expert
Anyone wanting to become a successful and engaging presenter
  • Learn how to influence people in meetings, forums, classrooms or conferences to change their thinking or behaviour.
  • Learn strategies to overcome nervousness, anxiety or a lack of confidence in your ability to communicate ideas.
  • Learn how to maximise your impact, influence your audience and ensure your communication is always clear and effective.
Duration2 days
What to bringAll you need to bring is your pre-prepared 3-5 minute work-related presentation, and an open mind. We’ll give you everything else you need on the day!
Course Author & TrainerMichelle Bowden
Delivery MethodIn-person at AlphaZetta Academy locations

Meals and refreshments

Catered morning tea and lunch are provided on both days of the course. Please notify us at least a week ahead if you have any special dietary requirements.


Use to email us any questions about the course, including requests for more detail, or for specific content you would like to see covered, or queries regarding prerequisites and suitability.

If you would like to attend but for any reason cannot, please also let us know.


Course material may vary from advertised due to demands and learning pace of attendees. Additional material may be presented, along with or in place of advertised.

Cancellations and refunds

No refunds will be issued for cancellations.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What do I need to bring?

All you need to bring to this life-changing experience is your pre-prepared 3-5 minute work-related presentation, and an open mind. We’ll give you everything else you need on the day!

Do I need to bring my own computer?

You are welcome to bring your own laptop or PC if you want to take notes, however it is not required. You can bring your presentation on a USB stick.


“Such a positive learning experience. I feel my confidence has increased and that the skills I have learned here will be so valuable to me as a trainer/presenter. Thank you Michelle for your generosity. I could have done 3 more days!”

Linda Holland, Suicide Prevention Officer, Lifeline
David Thomas, Director, Think Global

Excellent! I was a sceptic, now a convert! This course had changed the way I think about structure and the build of presentations – especially the open and close. I loved the energy and pace as well as the swift progress and building blocks.

Martyn Gilling, Chief Pricing Actuary, RGA Reinsurance of Australia

Awesome…Fantastic…challenging… inclusive…so much more than just prep for your next conference.

Matthew Spithill, CFO, Eureka Funds Management
Michael Green, Vice President, Oracle Corporation
Suzanne Maybury, Marketing Coms Manager, Alpha West

A personal note from Michelle

The good news when you’re deciding which presentation skills training you should attend is you don’t have to put yourself through embarrassing role plays, humiliating impromptu presenting or red-faced, cringe-worthy moments to become a fantastic presenter. It’s not necessary to learn acting techniques that take away your authenticity and make you look fake or over the top. And you definitely don’t need a PowerPoint course.If you want to be a better presenter you need an experienced adult educator with the skills to both teach you and manage the group dynamic. You need an expert in persuasive business presentation skills: someone who understands the art and the science, the theory and the practice that underpins excellent business presenting. You need someone who can guarantee you the results you are looking for no matter your stage or experience. You need to learn, laugh, practice, then learn and laugh some more. Please don’t put it off another day. Take the action you need to present your ideas so people sit up and listen when you speak. Come and work with me – I look forward to meeting you and helping you soon…

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