Sarah Denholm standing in front of a seated class in meeting room

Complete Presentation Skills Group Course
– 5 week small group course live in Melbourne

Are you afraid of, or uncomfortable about, public speaking?
Do you worry that you’re not engaging, or lose your audience too easily?

Discover how to positively impact how you feel about public speaking with our complete presentation skills course. This ‘fundamentals’ 5-week series of classes will equip you with different, proven tools to overcome speaking fears and master every basic of great presenting.

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Learn how to engage
your audience 

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Combat anxiety, discomfort
or nerves

Beating anxiety

Build confidence and comfort
that lasts


Gain a competitive professional edge

Who it’s for

This course is perfect if you need to speak at work, or in your own business. You may need to speak up in meetings, give formal presentations or conduct interviews and you’re reluctant, or just not as engaging and confident as you’d like.

What you’ll learn

The 3 main focus areas in the Complete Presentation Skills Course:

1. Overcome fear and become more confident and comfortable

  • The 9 main causes of public speaking fear, and what to do about them.
  • Specific physical tools to gain mind and body calmness and control
  • What to focus on to be competent and coherent ‘in the spotlight’
  • New ways of thinking to control any fear (it’s not ‘positive’ thinking)
  • How to practise – the best ways to build your confidence

2. Create and organise your content

  • Time-saving structure templates to take away and use in future
  • Create clear messages and talks FAST. Really cut down prep time
  • ‘Alive’ content which engages
  • Using humour effectively, even if you’re not naturally funny!
  • Strong openings and closings
  • Create strong visuals/slide decks

3. Deliver with high audience engagement

  • Conversational, authentic ways to deliver
  • Impromptu and prepared speaking opportunity each week, with tailored feedback
  • How to keep your audience interested, and re-engaged if you lose them!
  • Using vocal variety (including ideas you probably haven’t heard before)
  • The two vital E’s of good presenting
  • Should you tell a story? It depends. Find out why

Book with 100% confidence

Money back guarantee in 1st session if it’s not for you (very unlikely!). And if you can’t make a session date, join the other group that week. You can also have a private catch-up with me. My goal is that you get what you need from the program.

Is English your second language? You’re very welcome to join the course. Contact me if you’d like to discuss before booking.

5 Week Complete Presentation Skills Course: learn a solid system to overcome fear and become a confident, engaging and clear presenter

Hands down – Sarah’s training course is one of the best out there. I received exactly the kind of feedback I was looking for, enabling me to feel more confident when delivering presentations. Her course is structured perfectly so you have the opportunity to reflect each week on the content and let the messages sink in. There was never a dull moment in her training course and I genuinely gained a lot from it. Sarah has a very engaging presentation style and knows how to make a room feel comfortable, even when the room is feeling nervous about presenting next. I highly recommend Sarah’s training courses to anyone looking to upskill.

Kate ZisosSenior Stakeholder and Community Relations Advisor - CPB Contractors

Sarah, from the bottom of my heart a huge THANK YOU for everything. For your encouragement. For your outstanding teaching skills. You are an extraordinary teacher and a Grand Master in your field! I have learnt so much in such a short period and I still can’t believe how far I have come – from a woman who was scared out of her mind to speak in front of anyone, to just a few short weeks later, standing in front of an audience, presenting as a confident empowered woman. Bravo to you Sarah – you are a class act!

Juls RollnikAuthor

Sarah’s professionalism and approach to teaching provides the perfect environment to learn and grow. Her public speaking course is one of the best investments I’ve made to progress professionally. I definitely recommend Sarah to anyone who’s nervous about or just new to presenting and public speaking.

Diana RinconStudent Recruitment Officer, Engineering and IT - University of Melbourne

I highly recommend Sarah’s course to anyone who wants to improve their communication techniques. The course provided me with a range of tools for structuring, presenting and dealing with nerves and anxiety associated with public speaking. The safe and supportive environment was perfect for practicing and refining my communication and presentation skills.

Karen ConradiSystem and Technology Project Manager - Bureau of Meteorology

I really recommend Sarah’s course for aspiring speakers. It was both informative and practical – Sarah provides a wealth of tips backed by research for you to pick and choose from, and offers targeted feedback based on your in-class performance. I found it really useful to practice impromptu talks in front of strangers. Sarah’s approach is kind, generous, encouraging and flexible. She is delightful and puts a lot of effort into the program. I really enjoyed working with her.

Rachel KayeStrategic Analyst, Defence

“There are one hundred different reasons for doing this course and Sarah seems to know them all and kindly deal with them. The way she builds self-confidence in everyone is fantastic. Plus being able to think and structure in a clear way”

Anne SkinnerParalympian and Woman of Steel, ABC TV’s Australian Story

I have attended many workshops and courses throughout my career, and this was without a doubt the most valuable. If you suffer from speaking anxiety, I can’t recommend this 5 week course enough. Sarah is welcoming, approachable and fosters a great learning environment to develop public speaking skills.

I found learning how to structure my speech, listen, be assertive, use body language and voice, very useful. And getting to practise everything we learned straight away and then implement in our lives definitely solidifies the process. Thanks Sarah!

Sarah Van RensburgSenior Strategist at The Lumery

I actually love being in front of the crowd now – not something I could ever have imagined!

Alison JeanneHealthscope

My story

I really struggled when I started speaking in public, and was truly awful. Self-conscious, shaky, sometimes incoherent…with mind-blanks. (More on my story here.) So I decided to learn what works – to overcome my anxiety, and ultimately to speak with authority and presence. And I’m not special: I just learned the right tools and practised. You can do this too.

Course Uniqueness

Running for 13 years and continually updated for current best practice results, with consistently 5⭐️ feedback, this program gives you a shortcut.

Come to 5 sessions and accelerate your progress! Learn through spaced repetition, which is how our brains learn best. I’m beside you all the way, totally committed to your success.

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100% money back guarantee

Your money back after the 1st session if it’s not for you.

You can become a more confident, clear, connected and engaging speaker. Book now for the Complete Presentation Skills Course: click either button at top or bottom of this page. I look forward to working with you.

105 + recommendations on LinkedIn here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Friday mornings 17 May – 14 June


Saturday mornings from 18 May – 15 June


Sunday mornings from 19 May – 16 June.


Friday mornings 2 August – 30 August


Saturday mornings from 3 August – 31 August


Friday mornings 8 November – 6 December


Saturday mornings from 9 November – 7 December

At the Quest Apartments conference room in Mont Albert, Melbourne Eastern suburbs (near Box Hill): 741 Whitehorse Road.

Early bird: $1,397 inc. GST in one upfront payment.

OR pay 4 monthly instalments of $350 inc. GST. (It doesn’t cost you any more to pay instalments.) And yes, you pay over 4 months for a 5 week course!

Regular fee once early bird expired: $1,980 inc. GST

Or 4 monthly instalments of $495 inc. GST

No problem. If you miss a week, you’ve got two options:

  1. You can join the other class running that week OR
  2. Have a private 20 minute catch-up session with me online to discuss what was covered, and practise a talk for my feedback.

You can book with 100% confidence: I offer a full refund, or transfer to the next course. Your choice.

The group is usually anything from 4 – 9 people.

Many participants in this course are not native English speakers, and are from all over the world: you’re welcome to join the course. If you’d like to discuss with Sarah first, contact her here.

The course runs every quarter: so, four times a year.

Yes. You’ll be videotaped giving your talk each week, and the link sent to you privately. You don’t have to watch these – they can be great coaching tools. If unsure, ask me whether to watch them or not.

Yes, please ask if you’d like a certificate and a printable one will be sent to you.