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Public Workshops

Grow your transferrable skills and capabilities with these tried and true workshops that will give you lasting results: 

Check out The Essence of Facilitation (June 2022)

Check out The Essence of Presenting (July 2022)

All workshops are hosted by The Business Hive 120 Thames St Oamaru. To stay in the loop with upcoming workshops sign up for their free newsletter.

Owners Cara and Alex are my fabulous partners for public offerings.

We look forward to working with you soon.


“I would like to let you know how truly inspiring this course is. I am amazed how much I have learned both on a personal level and as a public speaker in this short space of time and will go as far as to say that it is the best workshop I have ever been to!! The ingredients of this workshop will aid me in connecting with my clients and in creating opportunities when speaking to employers.

The fear of public speaking has given way to a strong belief in myself, and what I do. This has a lot to do with Amanda's style, integrity and course design. She is awe-inspiring and challenges us to be the best we can be, connect with people and serve their needs. I highly recommend this course to all our employment consultants, team leaders and management.”​

Karl Nathan

Employment Consultant

“Before this workshop public speaking made me tense and anxious. I would dread giving papers at conferences and clam up at meetings. This is not a ‘tick-box’ course, you have to be prepared to do some work on yourself. And you may have to dig deep. It is also a course where the customised and flexible approach means that you are in the driver’s seat.

Through the course I have developed a more relaxed, confident attitude. I have gained a raft of tools I can apply to prepared and impromptu public speaking. Anxiety has given way to excitement, and I realise I am actually looking forward to public speaking. Thank you for a transformational course, Amanda.

Vicki Henderson

"The skills that Amanda brings to her courses uniquely equips her to profoundly influence people from a wide range of backgrounds.

I have the utmost respect for her as a teacher and facilitator, and can confidently recommend her to anyone who seeks to develop their own 'up front' skills"

Barbara Simpson, Chair of Innovation, Glasgow University

"As a communications skills and personal development trainer and coach I was impressed by Amanda's Essentially Speaking weekend workshop. Her wisdom, skills and tools was an 'holistic practicum' that lifted my presentation skills to new heights.

I got so much more than refreshing my skills: new 'aha' moments about my behaviour and increased confidence to influence my own and the audience's results.

Amanda's energetic training style and variation of tools to hit messages home made this workshop valuable and essential for both professional and personal development purposes. This was also reflected in our group of business owners, local government staff, education providers and scientists who all invested in their brilliance and it showed!"

Marianne Korten

© Amanda Fleming - Presenter at Large Ltd   1 Nith St, Oamaru New Zealand