Communication strategies for being an inspiring leader

This leadership skills course is designed for leaders and emerging leaders. In the course, you’ll gain awareness of who you are as a leader, as well as deepening and broadening your leadership identity. You’ll learn to inspire people who report to you, through your voice, body language, words and message structure.

You’ll learn to carry yourself and look like a leader. You’ll learn to sound like a leader. Your presence will improve. And you’ll get honest feedback, delivered in supportive environment, from Michael Kelly and your fellow participants.

Upon completion of this leadership skills training course, you will have:

  • Developed your identity as a person who is a leader.
  • Improved how you listen and are perceived as a listener.
  • Learned to speak, use your voice and use your body movement and gesture – like a leader.
  • Developed more leadership competency and inspiration.
  • Reflected on the leaders whom you’ve respect and those you’ve disrespected.
  • Developed your leadership ‘manifesto’.


  • You’re always leaving impressions.
  • If you don’t believe in the messenger, you won’t believe the message.
  • How to structure your messages for maximum impact.
  • ‘Measuring cup’ versus’ Waterhose speaking.
  • How to handle tough, leadership situations.
  • ‘Owning and occupying’ physical space.
  • What is a good leader?
  • Why is there a gap between the rhetoric of good leadership and the reality of leadership at the coal face? – and what to do about it.

Workshop Testimonials

  • Michael is a brilliant facilitator. I was thoroughly engaged all day and I learnt so much.

  • A great workshop. Lots of practical application and practice, lots of useful tips, useful to see other people practicing and learning this. The trainer was great, very knowledgable, engaging and giving constructive feedback.

  • Michael was great. Really good at what he does. He should be proud of his accomplishments.

  • Michael was really excellent, great presenter, great content and really applicable.

  • The workshop was really relevant and useful! The best L&D I have attended at the RC. Thanks!

  • The course was immensely practical and useful. Practical sessions throughout the day meant that you were practicing the content as you were learning it. Helpful tips and tricks and really practical advice.

  • The course and workshop leader were great. I now have the tools to help me overcome fear when making presentations. Michael would have to be one of the best workshop leader I've experienced in 30 years of attending courses.

  • The lessons you taught us were invaluable and I have since been using the message structure in almost every message I have delivered to the team and clients. DBAE has saved me a few times and I've been very aware of my body language, arm and leg movements and eye contact when communicating with others.

  • Michael Kelly is one of the highest calibre trainers in the leadership and communications space I have worked with my 16 year communications career. He has an engaging, authentic & intellectual style whose scenario-based training is relevant and applicable to every facet of life. His principles of developing a clear and strong leadership identity were communicated and taught with simplicity, ease and impact from his real-world experience. I would recommend him highly to both companies and individuals.

    Participant, ‘Communication strategies for being an inspiring leader’ workshop
  • Thank you for your great session. I haven't thought about the way of behaving as a leader so deeply until your session . . . your session will help my dream come true more easily

    Company Director
  • A great experience. Practical, demanding and rewarding. I enjoyed it very much!

  • Your techniques helped me win my pitch.

    Union Official
  • Michael was possibly the best presenter that I’ve ever had in a workshop - very engaging, articulate, inspiring and he captivated each individual.

  • Michael Kelly was a fantastic workshop leader

  • I am very keen to recommend you to clients, external and internal. Both Paul and I are very impressed.

    Union Official
  • After Module Two, I delivered an induction presentation and I got 17/17 memberships.

    Union Official
  • I have improved so much. Recently I secured 50/74 new memberships. . . My colleague Daniel when observing me said that I was awesome.

    Union Official
  • The course was definitely worth the trip down from QLD to attend. I have been to many PD's but Michael Kelly was the most engaging tutor and we learnt so much. I am also very impressed as Michael's style is so unique and he was able to engage the class in such a way that we all interacted and spoke to each other. Michael ensured that the class were all introduced and we enjoyed a beautiful lunch together were we mingled freely with each other. Well done Michael!!

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