Public Speaking

Movers&Shakers can prepare and deliver motivational and specialist topic speeches related to all of our business services, to audiences of all sizes, ages and professional/socio-economic backgrounds.

Within the public speaking community, there are a set of commonly accepted principles for making effective, dynamic presentations. These include:

  • It takes 30 seconds to win or lose your audience, so make sure your opening is dynamic and captivating, not sloppy or boring
  • You don’t write a speech you live it, so get into character wherever possible
  • Visual aids eg PowerPoint presentations should be used as ‘props not crutches’. Death by PowerPoint is not acceptable
  • ‘Hamburger’ your speech by ending where you started and constructing the amount of ‘filling’ depending upon your time allocation
  • Use storytelling and tasteful humour wherever possible
  • Tell it, tell it and tell it again so that your audience remembers your key messages; and
  • Make sure you do your research on the venue, audience size and demographic, available technology, sound and lighting in order to eliminate potential presentation disasters.

Movers&Shakers embraces all of these principles and as such is highly sought after to perform public speaking roles. Director, Jenny McCormick is a proud past member of the Adelaide Toastmasters’ Club. Her active participation in this club enabled her to hone her public speaking skills under the mentorship of some of South Australia’s finest public speakers.

Public Speaking Engagements

  • 2012 Community Centres SA State Conference
    Topic: Inside the Heart and Mind of a Social Entrepreneur
  • 2010 50th Adult Learning Australia Conference
    Topic: Where is Cinderella?
  • 2009 Community Centres SA State Conference
    Topic: Leaders that Sparkle
  • 2009 DFEEST Quality Directorate ‘Building VET Business Capability’ Forum
    Topic: Addressing Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)
    Statistics/Strategies
  • 2009 Adult Learning Australia Conference
    Topic: Engaging the Disengaged: A Journey of Discovery, Despair and Delight
  • 2008 Community Centres SA State Conference
    Topic: Big Hairy Audacious Goals for the ACE Sector
  • 2008 Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association National (AVETRA) Conference
    Topic: Engaging the Disengaged: A Journey of Discovery, Despair and Delight
  • 2008 DFEEST Training Sector Forum
    Topic: Engaging the Disengaged: A Journey of Discovery, Despair and Delight

If you are looking for a dynamic and engaging presenter, Jenny McCormick always delivers! For the past 6 years Jenny has worked to develop the leadership capacity of our statewide community and neighbourhood centres sector through conference keynote addresses and workshops as well as regular training. Jenny’s passion and skills in adult learning are evidenced throughout her individually tailored presentations which are high energy, fun, motivating, thought provoking and always leave participants asking for more.

Gill McFadyen, Chief Executive Officer, Community Centres SA Inc

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