Presentation Skills Expert

Paula Smith

Helping experts, entrepreneurs and organisations to grow their business and their brand by harnessing the power of speaking and exceptional communication.

Professional Speaker CEP, CSP, Author, Master Trainer, Business Consultant (BA Training and Development, Grad Ed, MA NLP)

I’m really pleased to meet you

I’m a bit obsessed about 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 more effective communication 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. As the CEO of the Global Institute of Training and Presenting I am fortunate enough to work with some of Australia’s largest companies. Whether it’s training your staff, crafting your brand message, pitching to the board, leading your team or presenting at a conference, I want to help you to get your message across and leave that lasting impression. I enjoy working with business and organisational leaders who are committed to making an IMPACT.

I hope I can help you to achieve your goals and vision too.

My Bio

Paula Smith has been inspiring audiences for over 30 years. Paula makes an impact and inspires you to make an impact too.  Dynamic, infectious, inspiring and commercially savvy are all words that have been used by her clients to describe Paula as a speaker, workshop leaders and business leadership coach.  As an expert in communication , Paula can help you and your organisation build stronger relationships through powerful communication strategies. Whether it’s training your staff, pitching to the board, crafting your brand message, leading your team or presenting at a conference, Paula will ensure you and your message will leave a lasting impression.

Paula’s many roles as a successful business woman/entrepreneur/speaker have included Director of Australia’s largest grooming and deportment school, Franchisor, Hotel Owner, Training College Director, Professional Speaker, Best Selling Author, Corporate Trainer, Business Consultant/Coach and CEO.

From her training rooms to the conference floor, Paula will engage the audience with her energetic spirit, solid expertise and rich life experience. Paula will not only empower you to become a confident speaker but will help you to lead powerful  conversations from the platform, in the workplace and in life.  She is also CEO of the Global Institute of Training and Presenting, a global training company committed to providing exceptional training solutions and Master Classes for the key people in your organisation.

Paula is the author of the Speaking in the Shower, Powerful Presentation Principles and the number 1 best-selling book Sell Your Story and is recognised as a leading authority on standing up and speaking out and through her work in adult learning and Presentation Intelligence ®. Paula is also the editor on IMPACT workforce development magazine. You can subscribe to IMPACT here.

She has been awarded the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation by the National Speakers Association. Only a small number of professional speakers hold the CSP designation across the globe. Paula is also tertiary qualified in Human Resource Development and Leadership.

Paula developed the first Presentation Skills Diploma Qualification in Australia and now delivers the world-first updated Certification and Qualification version called Neuropresenting ®.

Although Paula specialises in all things presenting she also enjoys speaking about Women in Business Leadership, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal Branding, Personal Leadership and Exceptional Communication. She has worked with some of Australia’s largest companies and some of the smallest and is totally committed to behavioural change and long-term business relationships. And if it’s robust qualification you’re after, Paula has a ton of those too. Her undergraduate degree was in Learning and Development, post grad studies in education and counselling and her Masters studies and research is in Leadership.

Paula is also a proud mum of 3, wife of 1 and friend to a few more. She has been seen attempting the occasional triathlon and enjoys hanging out on her Perth Hills property with a whole bunch of adorable Alpacas