• Australian Government – Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
  • State Government of Victoria – Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
  • The Sussan Group – Sportsgirl, Sussan, Suzanne Grae
  • Shire of Ashburton, Pilbara WA
  • Vale
  • nab – National Australia Bank
  • ANZ
  • HSBC
  • BankWest
  • Coles
  • Elders
  • Yum International – KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell
  • IGA
  • University of Melbourne
  • RMIT
  • Sidney Baillieu (Bails) Myer AC
  • The Besen Family Foundation
  • Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia
  • Drake International
  • Ego Pharmaceuticals
  • LangfordAddis
  • CMA
  • World Vision
  • Mission Australia
  • Sacred Heart Mission


Public Speaking Courses & Communication Skills Training

Melbourne based Presentation Strategies offers you a unique presentation and communication skills of training. You will receive our special combination of performance and effective communication skills. You will be able to communicate your messages using the latest media abd public speaking techniques, and you will also be able to deliver these messages using theatre – based voice, body and performance skills.

Presentation Strategies created this presentation and public speaking course specifically to meet the needs of people in business, industry, politics and the professions. We have achieved outstanding results for our clients in years of experience working with businesses and organizations both internationally and in Australia.

Presentation Strategies Coaches


– is a Communications Specialist with extensive media experience as a director, videographer, scriptwriter, editor and producer of documentary films; senior producer at CNN, foreign correspondent for the  The Age Melbourne, and freelance journalist. Ms. Zycher is a speechwriter for clients who are amongst the top 25 business leaders in Australia, as well as for political leaders and distinguished professionals. She also coaches them in public speaking and effective communication skills.


– is a Performance Specialist with international experience as an actor and as a theatre and opera director. Ms. Zycher adapts her experience in theatre and stagecraft to train clients across all business, professional and industry sectors to develop confidence, manage fear and make speech delivery effective through optimal use of body and voice.


These are some testimonials from clients:

Augustine Zycher and Rosalie Zycher of Presentation Strategies  provided various professional services to the Sussan Group over a number of years. We have been extremely happy with these services which include presentation training and speech writing on a wide range of subjects.

We have found them to be very effective in their approach and I have no hesitation in recommending Augustine and Rosalie.

Naomi Milgrom AO
CEO & Executive Chair
Sussan Group

My message was not always hitting the target.

Augustine and Rosalie from Presentation Strategies have changed that.

Three days of intensive training on structure, relaxation, engagement, breathing and a whole lot more has given me the confidence to present on any subject, at short or long notice, in any environment to everybody.

They are tough, funny, entertaining and instructive but above all exceptionally well qualified and experienced in all requirements to teach you how to be heard. Presentation Strategies delivered beyond my expectations. I am now equipped with the tools and the confidence to handle any communication situation.

I urge anybody that is required to communicate clearly, concisely and authentically to engage Augustine and Rosalie to provide you with the skills to do so.

Jeff Breen
Former CEO Shire Of Ashburton WA 

Group Workshops

Participants in Group Workshops at the Department of Premier and Cabinet, State Government of Victoria:

” A revelation!!! You really came through with the goods and I got heaps out of it. Thanks heaps for sharing fabulous sets of skills.”

“I will draw on your model from now on!”

“Great course, very positive feedback that didn’t pull any punches – the way it should be. Structure of the day worked well.”

“It’s valuable to get direct feedback on what you can do better.”

“This will be helpful for me in the future and gives me a set of valuable tools.”

“The presentation of a system was also very effective rather than just a conglomeration of speaking and presentation tips.”

“60-second pitch was particularly useful. Well presented – difficult job to do so much in 1 day!”

“A very worthwhile course!”

“A very good learning experience.”

Participants in Group Workshops at nab Private Bank:

“The courses were fantastic! Thank you for helping us to achieve the confidence to speak in front of a group of people.

“Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed it and it has increased my confidence.”

“This workshop has been by far the most effective and helpful that I have undertaken.”

“So many ideas and practices were learnt.”

Participants in Group Workshops at KFC – Yum International

“Some fantastic skills and techniques to use in the future. “

“ Great session, great useful tips on how to overcome the common fears of presenting.”

“Great encouragement and support.”

“Loved the structured approach to putting a presentation together. Thanks for the tools.”

“I have learnt so much that will stay with me now for the rest of my life. Thoroughly enjoyed it too.”

Participants in Group Workshops at IGA

“Great course with good effective tools to help each individual’s unique style.”

“ It tackled my fears and gave me good ideas to improve my skill base.”

“Quality tools and very stylish delivery.”


Many presentation courses concentrate on teaching you about PowerPoint and slide content. Rosalie and Augustine impress upon you that you are the focus of the presentation and that your multi-media tools are just that, tools.

Not only do they teach you how to command this presence of authority and credibility and to communicate with your audience, but also how to overcome the fear of presentation. An extremely worthwhile course that is highly recommended.

Dr Susan Lane
Asian Regional Manager
Ego Pharmaceuticals

Your coaching is extremely valuable for media appearances involving complex messages and a diverse target audience. With your techniques, the key messages are refined and delivered in such a way that the media coverage results in the right personal positioning and the right messages being received.

Peter Reynolds
University of Melbourne Information Systems

My recommendation is unconditional. I have the highest praise for what they have achieved for me.

Gone is my fear of public speaking. I am now confident of delivery because I now understand the structure and what is required to hold an audience’s attention. I now look forward to public speaking and will be indebted to Augustine and Rosalie forever.

Rosalie Zycher concentrated and I mean concentrated on Performance Skills – communicating with an audience, delivery of the speech and strategies for building confidence and preparing mentally and physically for the presentations.

Augustine Zycher worked on presentation of the speech showing how to structure the speech and prepare concise, clear and compelling material for delivery.

The difference it has made to my presentation has been almost unbelievable.

Peter W. Fergusson OAM
Victorian Tourism Award Winner Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to Tourism Adjunct Professor

I have now worked with Presentation Strategies on two projects. Each time it has been a stimulating and valuable process with terrific results. It’s about more than words – it’s about defining and communicating what you and your business are about. It’s also more than preparing a brochure or PowerPoint presentation; it’s about equipping yourself to capture opportunities when they present – whether that’s a formal pitch or an incidental meeting. I’ve learned a lot from the process and gained skills I can use regularly for a range of circumstances. I have no hesitation in recommending Augustine & Rosalie’s services – it’s an investment in essential skills for your business and yourself.

Rosemary Addis
Principal LangfordAddis

I was fortunate enough to attend the Presentation Skills course just prior to a business trip to Hong Kong. The training I received from Augustine & Rosalie was a significant contributor to the structure and delivery of my two presentations. I was able to use the knowledge and skills I acquired from the course to maximise my connection with the audience and able to clearly communicate the benefits of our Permit Administration System (PAS) for their companies. I have no hesitation in recommending this course to anyone required to deliver presentations.

Peter Kingwill
BEng, MACS, FAICD Director Sage Technology