About

We are presentation skills experts

We offer a broad range of services designed to boost your confidence in front of any audience including:

  • Media training
  • Public speaking masterclasses
  • DIY PR Workshops
  • One-on-one presentation coaching

We will teach you how to become a more confident presenter, whether it is in front of a large audience or TV camera. You can attend a one-on-one session or a full-day Masterclass. Some of our clients have chosen retainer packages where we are on call to assist with their ongoing presentations and public speaking engagements.

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Public SpeakingJaimie Abbott is an award-winning media professional, having spent over fifteen years in the industry working as a Radio and TV Journalist, Political Media Adviser, Federal Political Candidate, Managing Director of her own media training company and a Communications Adviser in the Royal Australian Air Force.

In 2011 Jaimie was deployed to Afghanistan, where she worked as a Media Interview Trainer in Kabul. Here she developed the very first media training package for spokespersons on the war in Afghanistan. Jaimie trained over a hundred Military Officers one-on-one on how to be media spokespersons to international journalists embedded in Afghanistan.

Jaimie’s first fulltime job was as a newsreader and journalist for 2GB Radio in Sydney in 2003. She then spent another three years as a journalist and presenter for Prime Television in Tamworth, where she won a Highly Commended Journalism Award at the Northern NSW Journalism Awards in 2006.

After leaving TV to pursue new opportunities, Jaimie was the Media Adviser and part of the winning campaign team for Parliamentary Secretary for Industry Bob Baldwin in the 2007 election. She then joined the Royal Australian Air Force Reserves at the end of 2007, and has travelled all over the world as a Communications Adviser managing the media for international Air Force exercises in Malaysia, the Middle East, and Guam.

Since setting up her own presentation skills training company, Jaimie has trained senior executives in media and crisis communication from the corporate, government and community sectors. Jaimie has a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) Degree from Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Jaimie spent 7 years as the President of Hunter Animal Rescue and is a former member on the committee of the Hunter Business Women’s Network. She is the former Vice President of the Newcastle & Hunter Junior Chamber (now Hunter Young Professionals). On Australia Day 2012 Jaimie was awarded a City of Newcastle Service Award, for her outstanding contribution to the community after personally raising over $50,000 for local charities. She was also the 2012 runner-up University of Newcastle Leadership Award Winner and a finalist in the Hunter Business Awards in 2014 and 2017.

 In May 2012 Jaimie was endorsed as the Liberal Candidate for Newcastle. She achieved an historic 3.7% swing towards the Liberal Party in the Federal election and received just under 30,000 of first preference votes.

Jaimie was selected as one of the keynote speakers at the World Public Relations Forum in 2016 in Toronto, Canada and is a published author with her book titled “Get Noticed! How to do your own PR” now available on Amazon.

In 2017 Jaimie was elected as a Councillor on Port Stephens Council.

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