Presentation & Communication Skills workshop

The VIS, in conjunction with the AIS is offering a FREE practical 3 hour workshop at the VIS this September, for VIS athletes only.

Presented by dynamic communication skills expert, Catriona Dixon, the workshop will be practical and highly engaging session that will give athletes strategies to develop their story, how to present this, delivery and body language tips plus how to answer tricky questions.

With over 20 years’ experience in media, Catriona has worked in a variety of news sections but is especially passionate about sports. She has been a columnist and specialist sports writer at the Daily Telegraph and was an expert member of Channel Seven’s Sunrise weekly sports panel.

Catriona delivered the athlete workshops for the AIS Lifeline Custodians program that several of our VIS athletes are involved with. Their feedback about the session was extremely positive about how engaging it was and the great skills developed.

The skills that athletes will take from this workshop is a fantastic tool for them to become successful speakers and communicate their story to an audience. No matter the current presentation skill level the workshop will be a great opportunity to become an even better speaker!

Please note that due to limited numbers the workshops are for invited VIS athletes only.

If you are interested or would like more information please contact Performance Lifestyle Coordinator Leesa Gallard.


Date: Tuesday 10 September

Times: 9am – 12pm OR 1pm – 4pm

Venue: VIS, Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park

Cost: FREE

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