Presenting in the fitness industry is a calling and this is how I would describe the motivation to do it; a deep desire to share what you have learnt with others.
For me, that desire has always been there. Since a young age at school, I would tutor other kids that were struggling with their school work. I felt that I learnt and understood the material better when I had to explain it to someone else. It has never been a ‘look at me, aren’t I fabulous’ situation because if that was the case, that would have lost its shine years ago. In fact, I am often aware that the collective experience and knowledge in the room would outlive anything that I personally gained, but this is not the only reason why I present.
When I started as an aerobic enthusiast, I began at the back of the room and slowly, as I gained confidence, started moving to the front. Then I did the inevitable… started giving ‘feedback’. This was the natural way that things happened, when I started thinking that there was a better way to do something. The gym owners were quite clever when they suggested that I do an aerobics instructors course because that took me to a very humbling place. I have never forgotten this experience and certainly have made it a life lesson.
Getting into presenting was a very personal process for me. The inspiration came when I watched Lexie Williams (one of the most incredible presenters ever), delivering a workshop. I stood in awe of her and I thought, ‘I just want to be like her’. She and many others in the early 90s inspired me to pick up my game as an instructor and consider the possibility of presenting one day.
In the beginning it wasn’t easy to get into the whole presenting thing. There seemed to be this unwritten code that I couldn’t crack. Once I understood what was involved, I did what I have always done – I wanted to share what I had learned, so that others could benefit. This is when the presenters course was born in 1998.
Now in 2017, this course is truly awesome (even if I say so myself!). I have recently joined up with Mark Davis, one of the greatest presenters I have ever worked with, to take this workshop to a whole new level. Mark brings many years of experience with mentoring and developing presenters and this collaboration has created a course that we are truly proud of.
The presenters course happens only once a year and this year it is in Melbourne. The dates are 31st March, 1st and 2nd April. Our presenters course is incredible value compared to similar courses, which charge upwards of $4000. Our course is delivered to you by Mark and myself. We are experienced, passionate and in demand throughout Australia and abroad. We want to help you realise your presenting dream. Together we will deliver the knowledge, skills, insights and feedback that will help put you on track to making your dream a reality. Make 2017 the year that you start moving forward with your presenting career.