Dr Paula Smith - Presentation Skills Expert

Speak Out to Play a Bigger Game

Powerful and influential presenters and leaders are made not born.

Dr Paula Smith
Dr Paula Smith

Powerful and influential presenters and leaders are made not born

Your expert in Presentation Intelligence ® and Leadership Communication.

Trusted advisor to business owners and executives for more than 30 years.
Keynote Speaker CSP, Master Trainer, Leadership Coach

BA Training and Develop, Grad Ed, Masters Leadership, PhD Org. Leadership

Presentation Skills  |  Leadership  |  Communication  |  Coaching  |  public Speaking Training

"...by far the most professional and inspiring public speaking and presentation skills workshop I have attended in years..."

Dr Tanya Finnie
Director Red Head Communications

No-one was born with powerful communication, speaking or leadership skills but anyone can learn how to communicate with IMPACT

Stop winging it and invest in these career making and critical future skills.

In-house, public master classes (link at the bottom of the page) or private coaching options for your key people.

I’m a bit obsessed about powerful presenting and making an impact.

When you speak out and have your message heard, the ripple effect can be enormous.

I’ve been busy helping experts, entrepreneurs and organisations to grow their business and their brands by harnessing the power of speaking, powerful presenting and high-level communication skills for the past 30 years.

I love the results I get working closely with my clients, knowing that when I’m done, they now have the confidence, knowledge and skills to have a real impact on the people and organisations they work with.

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I am fortunate enough to work with some of Australia’s largest companies (and some of the smallest) and I love to work across industries.  Progressive companies invest in high-level communication development, the most critical skill in modern business.  Call me to explore how I can work with your team too.

Who I Work With for:
Public Speaking and Presenting Skills
Business Presenting
Leadership Development

Whether it’s training your staff, crafting your brand message, pitching to the board, leading your team or presenting at conference, I want to help you to communicate your message with clarity, competence and confidence.

I enjoy working across industries with business and organisational leaders who are committed to making an IMPACT. I’m just as addicted to achieving your goals as you are.

Proud to be a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) The CSP designation is the speaking profession’s highest earned international measure of professional platform competence. Less than 12 percent of the 5,000+ speakers worldwide, who belong to the 14 member associations of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF), currently hold this professional designation.

Read my full Bio on the ' About Me' page.

Speaker and Mc Paula Smith with her son TEDx Speaker Danny Taylor-Smith

Paula's Next Public Masterclasses and/or Private Coaching

Pubclic Speaking classes with Paula Smith

Present on PURPOSE - Paula's 2-Day Signature Presentation Skills and Public Speaking Master Class

Join Paula (and an intimate group of likeminded professionals) at her Perth Hills Property and Presenting Studio to learn all about the art science and practice of powerful presenting.  Paula hosts these fully catered learning experiences every month for 6. Click on the link below for more information and how to register.

The real retreat with Dr Paula Smith

The Real Retreat for Professional Women - September 13th - 16th

Do you dream of going on a professional retreat but the thought of yoga every morning, calorie counting, forced silence and constant soul searching activities make you shudder?
Me too! I know those types of retreats are popular and work for some, but I know from working with thousands of professional women that not all retreats have to be that way.

Presentation Skills Training

Powerful Presentation Principles NOW LIVE - Self-paced online masterclass

Over 50 videos and 100 templates, activities and resources to help you to become a confident and skilled presenter - You can start learning right now

Full information and how to register on the link below

Pubclic Speaking classes with Paula Smith

Private Presentation Skills Coaching with Paula

You can book a virtual masterclass for your whole team or book a private coaching session just for you.  For a proposal for your team, contact me personally or click on the link below to book in your 90 minute private session.

Perth's Most Experienced Presentation Skills and Public Speaking Trainer and Coach and Australia's leading expert in
Presentation Intelligence ®

Just a Couple of Raving Clients


I attended one of Paula’s workshops last night– Presentation skills with a twist.  I was blown away! She is sharp, to the point and creative. There are many presentation skills workshops out there, but this was by far the most professional and inspiring workshop I have attended in years. She had everyone mesmerised by her expertise.

Talk about practice what you preach!

Dr Tanya Finnie
Director Red Head Communications



Paula, you surpassed my expectations as our keynote speaker. Your style, creativity, delivery, engaging persona and the list could go on. Wow! would be one word to sum up the presentation. I hope we can engage in your skills again in the near future. Our organisation was so impressed. So glad we connected. I would, and I will highly recommend you to anyone who is looking for a dynamic and engaging speaker.

Natalie Budd-Doyle
Business Foundations


Paula's published books include:
Powerful Presentation Principles
Speaking in the Shower
Sell Your Story
The Leadership Conversation