Presentation Skills

AFTRS - Australian Film Television and Radio School

About the Course

Delivering exceptional presentations requires both content that connects to the audience and good technical presentation skills. This intensive one-day workshop will teach you how to understand your audience and craft the content to create an engaging presentation that has impact.


Using real-life work scenarios, you will learn the craft of how to structure your presentation and the techniques of how to deliver it effectively.

The class size for this workshop is small to ensure that you get individual advice on how to:

  • control your nerves and find your authentic voice for impromptu and rehearsed speeches;
  • present in different environments using props, microphones and lecterns;
  • use body language, gesture, voice and eye contact to engage your audience and communicate more effectively;
  • present effectively for video, webcast or Skype through intensive on-camera exercises.

You will collaborate with other participants and give feedback on their performances to help each other define what a good presentation looks and feels like.

Our Presentation Skills courses are taught by media industry veterans who are both journalists and presenters and who understand how to prepare and craft the content of a presentation, so they differ frim most actor-taught presentation training as they cover the skills related to both the substance and the style of presenting, as well as teaching the importance of the audience experience.


This course is suitable for anyone wanting to improve the way they present, from inexperienced public speakers to competent presenters.


"Brilliant! As someone who is not a confident speaker I have learnt a range of skills and exercises to help improve in this area. I now know my weaknesses (and strengths) and where I need to spend time to improve even more."

"I was taken out of my comfort zone and pushed to improve. While this was daunting it was done in a very supportive and constructive environment and I feel like I learnt a lot in just one day."

"Loved the course. Tracey is a fabulous presenter - knowledgeable, highly skilled and personable."

"Tracey is golden. Her energy level and focus is unrelenting. She has that rare gift of making you feel that your mistakes are small - and worthy!"


You will be presenting a speech, so please come with a topic and some notes.


Tracey Spicer, one of Australia's most respected and versatile TV anchors, has conducted corporate presentation training in Australia and Southeast Asia for more than a decade. Tracey has trained hundreds of corporate executives in the finer points of presentation, on stage, to camera, or in the workplace. She is a sought-after keynote speaker, with this year's TEDx talk going viral, attracting almost three-quarter-of-a-million hits. Tracey has taught the Advanced TV Presenting course at AFTRS for the past four years. Now, Tracey brings her special skill set to AFTRS for this course.

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