Master Classes

Powerful Presentation and Media Skills for Women

Wed 2 October 2019Virginia Haussegger AMUniversity of Canberra

COST: $1,200.00 + GST

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm 

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No serious player in our increasingly complex and communication driven workplaces can afford to ignore the importance of perfecting personal presentation skills.

Whether it’s a small team gathering, a Ministerial pitch, a panel discussion, a media interview, a global platform at the G20 summit, or just a tricky staff meeting – powerful presentation skills are a woman’s best weapon! But to wield that weapon well it is critical first to understand the gendered dimensions of presentation and how best to
utilize the tools and tactics that work while avoiding those that don’t.

There is now a growing body of research that confirms men not only speak more than women, they are also interrupted less. But perhaps more importantly, women are not called upon as frequently as men to present their ideas, offer an opinion, showcase their expertise, or act as spokesperson. The reasons are complex and reflect a broad cultural gender bias, in addition to a general reluctance by women to step up
and speak out. We intend to change that.

This course will equip women with powerful presentation and media communication skills. Delivered in energetic sessions, participants will learn through hands-on experience and feedback to tackle any communication challenge, whether it’s fronting the media, speaking on a panel, or delivering a keynote. A thorough understanding
of communication fundamentals will enhance each participant’s presentation confidence, authority, influence and style.


The Master class will be conducted in an interactive, seminar-style, with some group work on problem solving exercises and analysis of case studies. It will include coaching and constructive feedback.


VIRGINIA HAUSSEGGER: Virginia Haussegger AM is Director of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation and ACT Australian of the Year. She is a passionate gender equality advocate and communication specialist. She is also an awardwinning television journalist, writer and commentator, whose extensive media career spans more than 25 years. Virginia has reported from around the globe for leading current affair programs on Channel 9, the Seven Network and the ABC. For the past 15 years, she has anchored the ABC’s flagship TV News in Canberra. She is widely published, both as a former columnist with the Canberra Times, and a regular contributor to the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. In 2014 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the community, as an advocate for women’s rights and gender equity, and to the media. Virginia has served on a number of boards and committees including; UN Women National Committee Australia; the Snowy Hydro South Care Trust, and the Australia Forum Steering Committee. She currently sits on the Board of the ACT Government’s Cultural Facilities Corporation; Women in Media Canberra; Our Watch Media Advisory Committee and is Patron of the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre.

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