Building confidence in public speaking with Catherine McGrath

Public speaking is an essential skill in many areas of work, study, advocacy and business. From carrying out one-on-one interviews to presenting to an entire room of people, speaking clearly and with confidence can clarify your intentions and leadership goals.

For many of us, speaking in public can be stressful. Support and training will greatly assist in learning to structure and present ourselves for job interviews and workplace.

On Tuesday 20 October, join esteemed media figure, businesswoman and speaking coach, Catherine McGrath as she presents our fourth annual, She Leads workshop on Building Confidence in Public Speaking. This workshop will build your confidence and help you to understand why speaking can make you anxious and how nerves can be counteracted. During this workshop, you will also learn the skills needed to structure, write, and deliver a speech.

Please bring along a topic idea for a short presentation that we can work on in the session.

Catherine is a giant of the Australian media, a well-known Canberra identity, keynote speaker, writer, trainer and businesswoman. For three decades, Catherine has reported for the ABC and SBS and was political editor for both public broadcasters. 

These days Catherine speaks and hosts business events around the country and trains business and professional speakers. Catherine’s business, #WomenSpeaking, is a high-level speaking training program focused on presentation and communication skills for conferences, events and meetings. Since 2018, #WomenSpeaking has trained more than 500 women and remains in high demand across the country.

Registrations close Monday 19 October 

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Event details 

Date: 20 October 2020

Time: 6pm to 8.30pm

Location: Level 3, YWCA Canberra, 71 Northbourne Avenue  

Presenter: Catherine McGrath

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YWCA Canberra members: $50

Non-members: $60