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Presentation Skills for our Young Leaders


Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre (EEC) were proud to facilitate a workshop to improve the presentation skills of our cluster schools’ young leaders. This is part of Moreton Bay EEC and the Wynnum Manly school education alliance (WMsea) cluster’s commitment to providing opportunities for emerging young leaders. The workshop was led by the talented Jillian Whiting and Suzanne Stark.

Jillian has worked as a reporter and newsreader for more than 20 years. She currently presents on Channel 7’s The Great Day Out, is involved with promotional work as an MC, and guest presents on Sunrise. Importantly, Jillian, in partnership with Suzanne Stark, a producer and voice and presentation coach, run the enormously successful media training school, Media Potential. Media Potential creates cutting-edge, custom-built training programs designed for those serious about improving their communication and television presenting skills.

Students learnt about successful communication and what makes a good communicator, focusing on how to be engaging speaker. Understanding your audience and dealing with nerves were discussed and students learnt the importance of eye contact. Along with a range of vocal exercises, students experienced being in front of the camera, making short videos on iPads practicing and critiquing their new skills.

School staff, parents and the community; look out for the WMsea young leaders who are bound for success with their excellent presentation and communication skills!

We would also like to say a big thankyou to Glenyce Hadfield from Wynnum State School for the healthy morning tea to keep our young leaders full of energy and thankyou to all the cluster principals for enabling their young leaders to take part.