Managing Your Message

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Articulate your key message

This short course gives you the skills to become a more polished, engaging and compelling communicator. Get the tools and techniques to create well-constructed and persuasive presentations in line with your corporate strategy and your company's brand identity.

  • Start date
    05 Feb 22
  • Duration
    4–8 weeks
  • Study mode
    On campus
  • Investment
    $1800 (inc. GST)

Job skills outcome

After completion of the course, you will be able to apply these skills immediately in your workplace:

  • identify your audience
  • develop and articulate core messages tailored specifically to your audience
  • articulate core messages
  • create impactful presentations
  • engage your audience
  • build credibility
  • present confidently and handle your nerves
  • communicate persuasively
  • effectively represent your organisation.

Co-designed with industry

This industry-led stackable short course is co-designed with Managing Your Message consultancy. Together, we’ve designed a course where you’ll gain skills that you can apply immediately in your workplace.

Meet the expert

Naomi Robson became well-known to the Australian public as a news reporter at Seven News in 1991 and during her 10 years as presenter of Today Tonight – a public affairs program on the Seven Network. Since 2007, Naomi has been the director of, and primary trainer at, Managing Your Message.

Meet the organisation

Managing Your Message is a company that provides customised presentation skills and media training courses, media crisis management, as well as media consultation.

Reshaping university education

An innovative learning structure delivered by a leading university. With more than 40 years’ experience in distance and online education, we’re proud to be adding this unique study format to our repertoire and providing more choice for your learning experience.

Course overview

How you'll learn

Attend three in-person masterclasses at Deakin’s Melbourne Burwood Campus. You are required to attend all masterclasses.

What you’ll learn

During the masterclasses you’ll:

  • identify core communication messages and customise them to your audience
  • learn to build a more persuasive presentation with a consistent message
  • learn the critical elements required to create an impactful presentation
  • explore the importance of body language
  • fine-tune your performance and take it to the next level.

How you’re assessed

Before the short course, you’ll be required to send through a video of yourself giving a Powerpoint presentation of any kind. This will allow Naomi to tailor the training to everyone in the room. On days two and three you will be filmed as you present a revised presentation, putting what has been discussed in each masterclass into practice.

Entry requirements

To be successful we recommend you are proficient in English and have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in a related field or significant work experience.

All course dates

February intake^
5 February 2022 (12.30–5.30pm)
12 February 2022 (12.30–5.30pm)
26 February 2022 (12.30–5.30pm)

You are required to attend all masterclasses.

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*Subject to successful completion of the short course and meeting Deakin’s award course admission and selection requirements, including English language proficiency requirements.

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^The February intake is being held at Deakin’s Melbourne Burwood Campus.