— Speaking Topic 1 —

Pitch, persuade and present like a pro

Lose the nerves, increase the confidence and win that pitch, tender or bid by learning how to present like a pro.
Fun, fast, high energy and practical.

It’s a fact – if we can’t influence others to do business with us,
we can’t succeed.

Learning how to influence others is an essential business skill that has the power to transform your life. It’s not just a way of presenting, it’s a way of thinking. When you can position everything using the ‘what’s in it for them’ mindset, people start to pay attention.

Delegates will learn how to:
  • present on the run and prepare a presentation at short notice
  • minimise nerves, maximise confidence and manage any situation that has the potential to derail them
  • develop stage craft, project the voice and tell a compelling story that makes people sit up and take notice

In this presentation, Bernadette shares world-first research in how people can build influence through the words they use, the way they stand and how they can use these techniques to pitch, persuade and present like a pro. It’s fun, fast, high energy and practical. Perfect for an afternoon ‘pick me up’ session to get the delegates on their feet, interacting and laughing.


"The calibre of guest speakers which Toyota Australia provide at their dealer training courses has always been high, but they went to a totally new level by using Bernadette Schwerdt.  I’m not someone who often gives a 10 out of 10 – and I won’t now. I’m giving a 12.”
Tania Hall, Marketing Manager, Toyota, Jarvis Cars

"This is the best session I've been to in ages. Bernadette was knowledgeable, approachable, well prepared and great to listen to. I thoroughly enjoyed it."
Kelly Holcroft, Project Officer, Funds Executives Association Ltd

"Bernadette is one of the best I have had the pleasure of listening to, and the most relevant speaker I have heard on this topic."
Angela Van Der Sluis, St George Bank

"I just wanted to shoot you a quick email to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU - I used one of your tips from your keynote today and and boom!  3 news interview requests in a day. Your tips really work!"
Dr Asti Mardiasmo, National Research Manager, PRD Nationwide