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Speaking with Impact - talking so that people listen

Speaking with Impact - talking so that people listen
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16 March 2020
Regretfully the Jonathan Robinson workshops have been cancelled.

Strict COVID-19 border controls announced by the Government over the weekend have meant that Jonathan will no longer be available to present the workshop.

Full refunds will be made available to registrants – please refer to the email sent today.

Thank you for your interest in the workshop which we hope to be able to offer again later in the year. Register your interest in attending

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

The importance of being an effective speaker with the ability to get your ideas across to either a single person, or an audience, cannot be over-emphasised and is a major advantage to becoming successful in your career. Attend this workshop to learn how to be an effective speaker by learning the key steps to organising a speech and presenting it well.

This one-day workshop will provide you with powerful, practical techniques which will teach you how to:
  • Tailor content and construct stories to persuade
  • Overcome the common obstacles to public speaking: fear of rejection/failure
  • Techniques to be more relaxed before, during, and after a talk
  • Use humour, props, and your special talent
  • Deploy the key word system to memorise your talk.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Creating the content of the talk: what are the concerns of your audience
  • Overcoming the common obstacles to public speaking: fear of rejection/ failure
  • Techniques to be more relaxed before, during, and after a talk
  • The use of humour, props, and your special talent
  • The power of stories, and how to construct effective stories that persuade
  • Memorising of your talk using the key word system
  • How to deliver a talk effectively.

Learning objectives

In this one-day, fast paced and fun workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Write a speech that informs and entertains.
  • Present a speech in a way that wows your audience.
  • Overcome nervousness and stress.
  • Use your capabilities to rapidly expand your career.


This workshop will include a mix of lecture, exercises, and group interaction.

Who should attend

All practitioners at all levels, Support staff will also benefit. Note: places are limited so register early to avoid disappointment.


Course materials will be issued at registration on the day.


  • 9:00am – 4:30pm


  • Jonathan Robinson, California, USA
Christchurch 20 March
Wellington 24 March
Auckland 27 March

Cancellation and refund policy

Please note: Minimum and maximum numbers apply. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. Registrations close 10 working days before the presentation date (the closing date). NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel any session that does not reach the budgeted minimum number of registrations. This decision will be made on the closing date and a full refund will be made to each registrant of the cancelled session. If you cancel your registration before the closing date, a refund will be made, less a $100 administration fee. After the closing date, there will be no refund. You may transfer your registration until five working days before the presentation. Please advise NZLS CLE Ltd in writing of the change.

freephone (within NZ)
0800 333 111

[email protected]

04 472 7837

04 463 2986
Level 4, 17-21 Whitmore Street
Wellington 6011

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PO Box 5041
Wellington 6140
New Zealand