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Award-Winning Public Speaking Expert & Communications Skills Coach


Anyone can ascend to greatness in public speaking.


Jaimie Abbott is an award-winning media professional and international keynote speaker and has spent two decades in the industry working as a Radio and TV Journalist, Politician, United Nations Diplomat, Managing Director of her own public speaking and media training company and a Communications Adviser for the Royal Australian Air Force.

Jaimie began her reporting career at 2GB Radio in Sydney before she moved to Tamworth and spent three years as a News Journalist and Presenter for Prime Television in Tamworth.

After leaving journalism to pursue new opportunities, Jaimie was the Media and Communications Advisor for an Australian Federal MP before joining the Royal Australian Air Force and has travelled all over the world as a Public Affairs Officer including Afghanistan, Hawaii, Guam, Alaska, Malaysia, and The Philippines. She currently holds the rank of Wing Commander.

Jaimie has a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Master in Strategic People Management, a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) Degree from Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, is a Graduate of the Company Directors Course by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She is a Mum to 2 beautiful boys.

With over twenty years in the media and speaking world, Jaimie teaches people how to improve their public speaking skills. She has also worked in Jamaica as the Head of Communications for the UN Agency, the International Seabed Authority.

In 2013 Jaimie won the best online business at the Australian Small Business Women's Champion Awards.

Talking Points

How to be an Amazing Public Speaker

Becoming an amazing public speaker involves mastering the art of engaging with your audience and delivering your message effectively. It requires practice, the ability to tailor your message to your audience, and the skill to present your ideas clearly and persuasively.

Key Takeaways:
1. Get to know your audience well to tailor your message in a way that resonates with them.
2. Discover how to use stories and anecdotes to make your presentation more engaging and memorable.
3. Work on your body language to ensure it conveys confidence and openness.

Overcoming Stage Fright: Strategies for Building Confidence and Presence

Stage fright can be a significant barrier to effective public speaking, but it can be overcome with the right strategies. Building confidence and presence on stage involves understanding your nervousness, preparing thoroughly, and using techniques to manage anxiety.
Key Takeaways:
1. Discover how to prepare thoroughly for your presentation to minimise anxiety.
2. Practice relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing or visualization, before going on stage.
3. Learn how to focus on the message you want to convey, rather than on yourself.

How to Master Media Interviews

Mastering media interviews requires understanding the dynamics of media interaction, being clear and concise with your responses, and maintaining control over the direction of the interview. Preparation and practice are key to presenting yourself and your messages effectively.
Key Takeaways:
1. Learn how to prepare key messages and practice concise responses to potential questions.
2. Understand the interviewer's perspective and the goals of the interview to align your responses.
3. Discover how to use bridging techniques to steer the conversation back to your key messages if it goes off track.
4. Maintain a calm and confident demeanor, regardless of the questions asked.
Jaimie Abbott’s media skills, contacts and networking are outstanding. In addition to her business acumen Jaimie is also an engaging MC and passionate public speaker. Phoenix Health Fund

Jaimie is an extremely professional speaker with an excellent understanding of the needs of women in the workforce and of local business needs.

Hunter New England Health

Jaimie trained senior generals, admirals and government executives to handle tough interviews, and not a week went by when I didn't receive a compliment on her professionalism, expertise, and how well she prepared our senior staff to face the media. If you have a tough business problem and need an expert to prepare your most senior leaders to "meet the press", Jaimie Abbott is the person for the job!

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