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Visual and Vocal Image: Communication Skills to Inspire, Engage and Increase Understanding

2 August 2023
ONLINE via Zoom Webinar


What’s more important when presenting your specialist topic—the depth of your knowledge or how you communicate that information?

The answer is both. You need a balance between technical knowledge in the subject matter as well as an ability to communicate that information effectively. Whether you are a trainer, presenter, or facilitator, making your sessions engaging and memorable is critical. Thankfully, your communication and your ability to engage and inspire your audience is completely within your control.

You can be the greatest technical expert in the world, but unless you communicate successfully and engage your audience, your message will almost certainly be forgotten once the session ends.

In this webinar, Tony will explore the behaviours that great trainers, presenters, and facilitators use to engage, inspire, and even entertain their audience. We will delve into the small changes that you can make to your presentation style that will make a BIG difference, make you stand out from the crowd, and move you into the top 20% of effective trainers, presenters, and facilitators in your industry.

In his typical interactive style, Tony will share with you some of the successful techniques he applies and has continued to refine over the past 15 years as a presenter, trainer, and facilitator. This session is for both beginner and experienced presenters, trainers, and facilitators. It goes beyond the typical content of Certificate 4 and Diploma from the Training and Education Training Package.

You will leave with specific behaviours that require only self-awareness and minimal effort to improve your skills, engage your audience, and make your message effective and memorable.

We’ll look at:

  • The 5 vocal foundations and how you can use them to engage and inspire your audience

  • Vocal archetypes and their role in connecting with and inspiring your audience

  • Subtle body language and gestures that the top 20% of presenters use to engage their audience

  • A powerful exercise that you can use to gain self-awareness about your presentation style and identify what needs to change

Key points covered in this webinar 

  • Vocal foundations you can use to engage
  • Vocal archetypes and their role in connection
  • Subtle body language and gestures
  • Gaining self-awareness
NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 48 hours of the session's closure. All Velg Training webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your time zone before logging onto the online training session.

Date & Time

Wednesday 2nd August 2023
11:00am - 12.30pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
11:00am - 12.30pm (AEST: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
10:30am - 12:00pm (ACST: SA)
10:30am - 12:00pm (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:30am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

Anyone looking to supercharge their training/facilitation/presenting skills:

  • Trainers
  • Teachers
  • Presenters
  • Training Managers

What to expect

Presented by Tony Kirton, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint (in PDF format)
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resource 
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance

As part of celebrating Velg Training’s 20th Birthday – we’ve got a bonus resource(s) to give as our gift to you for attending this event:

  • Forgetmenot Flashcards


Tony Kirton


Tony Kirton is a facilitator and instructional designer with more than a 15 years’ experience in organisational learning and development and VET education.

Known for his engaging and evidence-based approach to online and face to face learning, Tony delivers workshops, webinars and conference presentations with a wide range of public and private sector organisations.

As a facilitator, Tony primarily teaches educators and trainers how to design and deliver engaging and meaningful learning. In the past two years Tony has spent most of his facilitation time working with trainers, managers and senior leaders to improve their facilitation and presentation skills.

As an instructional designer, Tony has overseen and personally designed hundreds of training programs and more than one thousand assessment resources from more than 30 different vocational qualifications.

He holds a Master in Business and Commerce (spec. HR & IR) and two Diplomas in Vocational Training and Learning Design.

Continuing his passion for the education sector, Tony currently sits on the Board of Directors at a Rudolf Steiner School located in the Northeast of NSW.

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Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees (Not available in all Webinars)
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter, Tony Kirton, before the session, please email

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