UDIA NSW event

Professional Development

Non UDIA event


Speaking to Influence and Persuade Half Day Workshop

AECOM Offices, Level 21, 420 George Street, Sydney
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday 30 Oct 2018
RSVP Date:
Friday 26 Oct 2018
Price per individual:
$625 - Member
$825 - Non Member

Successfully delivering a presentation is a hard task. Learn to structure a presentation, build immediate rapport, and maintain your professionalism under pressure. During this course we aim to make you more confident and capable to assist you in becoming an invaluable team member and someone your colleagues look to for answers.

In this course you will learn:
  • Ways to structure a presentation or conversation to influence
  • Maintaining professionalism under pressure
  • Dealing with difficult questions
  • Ways to use stories, case studies, metaphors and movement to keep others engaged
  • How to build immediate rapport
  • How to appeal to different personalities and situations
  • Using body language and voice to influence
  • To understand the language of persuasion and motivation
  • To create emotional connection
About the facilitator 
Mariette Rups–Donnelly has taken her years of experience as a leading actor and teacher of actors and combined it with an astute business understanding to create programs that go to the core of presence, presentation skills and business performance. Her clients include Vodafone, Australia Post, PRD Nationwide, ABS, AFR BOSS Magazine, ISES, Sydney Property Group, Women on Boards and many more.
Continuing professional development (CPD) points 
If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term training needs you can claim CPD points. CPD requirements are different for each industry, please check if this activity is suited to your needs before commencing this course.  If you have any queries please contact Victoria Irvine, Events & Training Operations Manager, on 9262 1214.

Group discounts

When registering 4 or more attendees for any UDIA NSW Course or Workshop, you'll recieve a 10% discount. To secure this discount, please download the registration form above and return to us via email at pd@udiansw.com.au.

Course Host


Course feedback 
Already being a very experienced and skilled presenter I did not believe i would get a great amount from these workshops - I could not have been more wrong. The insights provided, the approach and the content are truly unique and of considerable value to all people who may have cause to speak in public or to present internally within their business. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Jason Murray, VODAFONE
This course enabled me to refine my presentation skills and confidence. I strongly recommend this to anyone wanting to strengthen their presentation and personal presence.
Nigel McAndrew, Director, Design+Planning

The Speaking to Influence and Persuade Workshop with Mariette Rups-Donnelly was interesting and really pushed me out of my comfort zone in terms of using my voice, posture and stance to project a positive presence in different situations.
I would recommend it to other industry professionals who are seeking to demand attention and to influence others in business environments.

Danielle Carnley, BCS Strata Management