Michelle Bowden

Michelle Bowden

Michelle Bowden is Australia's expert on presenting persuasively in business. She's a best-selling, internationally published author of How to Present: the ultimate guide to presenting your ideas and influencing people using techniques that actually work. For more information visit michellebowden.com.au
  • Elite Agent

    How good is your elevator pitch?

    You are at a networking event and it comes time to stand up and introduce yourself to the interested onlookers. One after the other, the people before you bore the other meeting attendees silly with their dreary descriptions of their work. Now it’s your turn. You’re either going to captivate … …

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  • Opinion

    Powers of persuasion

    The power of persuasion is a valuable skill for real estate agents to have in their toolbox. Michelle Bowden explains precisely how to build your persuasive skills and make others take notice. When was the last time you had to persuade someone? Was it this morning when your children forgot … …

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    It’s not about you: Four tips for confident presenting in front of an audience

    There’s no single thing or magic formula that is a panacea for a lack of confidence when presenting. There are no short cuts, however, I would say that people who lack confidence should consider a change of approach. Begin by writing a slogan in big letters: It’s not about me, … …

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    Answering the tough questions like a pro

    Michelle Bowden is Australia’s presentation and influencing skills expert. She is the author of How to Present: the ultimate guide to presenting your ideas and influencing people using techniques that actually work and STOP! Your PowerPoint is Killing me! If you’ve decided to take a dive into presenting seminars to … …

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    Top Tips for running seminars

    In the competitive market of real estate sales it’s often difficult to find a unique proposition that will draw both buyers and sellers your way. Nick Simitzis from McGrath Estate Agents has found a super-successful seminar model that has seen him reap an extra 20 per cent profit from 78 … …

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    Creating messages that stick

    There are few people who are truly confident in their ability to present a message and know that it will influence their audience with the desired outcome. There’s an art to having the power to influence. Story by Michelle Bowden. Have you ever wanted to get endorsement for your idea … …

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    Personality & Persuasion

    In a business environment where good relationships are vital, it seems at odds that we have inadvertently chosen to focus our attention elsewhere. So what can be done to improve and build lasting relationships? Story by Michelle Bowden. When dealing with an introvert, ‘cut to the chase’, reduce the small … …

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    Communication Improves Sales

    Every top sales person is a great communicator, and the first step towards improving sales performance is improving your communication. Where do you start? When you realise it’s not about you – it’s all about your audience! Story by Michelle Bowden. Remember that your customer is a real live human … …

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  • Customer Service

    Don’t Picture Me Naked!

    Public speaking rates as one of the greatest human fears. You have probably heard comical advice like, “picture your audience naked” but becoming a great presenter is a learned process which begins with conquering your nerves. Story by Michelle Bowden. Glossophobia is something you might be able to relate to. … …

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