Dr Paula Smith - Presentation Skills Expert

Speak Out to Play a Bigger Game


Professional/Keynote Speaker

(CSP - Certified Speaking Professional)

When choosing a professional speaker for your next event ensure the Speaker you choose not only knows their topic but has a deep level of knowledge and experience in presenting a message that will have IMPACT in years to come.

Many speakers are engaging and charismatic but it’s the Impact that matters’

Keynote Speaking Topics

Paula is an expert in Presentation Intelligence® and Adult Learning and is just a little obsessed about making an impact. She understands the critical elements of audience engagement, influence, message retention and how to make behavioural shifts happen. Although Paula grew up in the theatre and revels in a great performance, she also knows that a relevant and engaging conversation with the audience, is much more powerful that a word perfect performance or speech. Her 30 years rich experience and tertiary studies in Human Resource Development/Education and Masters Research in Leadership Communication also makes Paula a ‘stand out’ in the speaking industry.

Paula has been awarded a CSP (Certified Speaking Profession) the highest speaking designation awarded by the National Speakers Association; only a handful of speakers across the globe hold this award. Paula is also an experienced MC and loves the challenge of leading the energy in the room, keeping the event on track and working collaboratively with the whole even team. Paula can even train and coach all of your conference speakers/presenters/ to ensure the whole event is a success. Paula is also a TEDx lead speaker coach.

As Paula works with and trains professional speakers, she may even have suggestions to fill your event with other inspirational speakers and subject matter experts. Contact Paula personally to discuss your conference or event needs.

See below Paula's signature keynotes or speak to Paula personally about a bespoke keynote around presenting, leadership, communication or entrepreneurship. Paula loves to create customised keynotes specifically for your audience or event.


Presentation Intelligence®

In this engaging, interactive and thought provoking keynote, Paula will share why our future leaders need to embrace the world of Presentation Intelligence ®. Paula’s 30+ year career and research into the world of Presentation Intelligence ® and Leadership Communication ensures the audience will leave confident that these are critical skills needed to lead and thrive in the future.

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The Future is Story

Nothing connects better with people than stories. We all have stories worth sharing, they do not need to be remarkable to have a lasting impact on those around us. This keynote is an adventure into the world of story and how anyone can use storytelling as a method to influence, engage, sell, train, teach and inspire others in the world of business

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Speak and Profit – Grow your business through speaking

Speaking is one of the most profitable activities in today’s business environment. With just one touch point, you can build relationships, earn trust and have the opportunity to talk about your products, services and message to your ideal clients.  I don’t know any other marketing strategy that is more powerful.Welcome to speak and profit.

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