Everyone has a story!

Your story is your glory.

A true story delivered in a heart felt structured way will not only win over your audience but will have them leave with you in their hearts forever.

But until you feel an audience hear your story, you will forever dismiss your story as not good enough.

Courageous Speaking is a very unique and highly personal public speaking workshop.

It is also incredibly healing …….. many describe the experience as life changing.

It is a rare soul that get’s through life without some massive falls, bruises and scrapes.

Courageous Speaking not only allows you to summon the courage to tell your story, it allows you to tell it in front of six other supportive people who are also valiantly overcoming their fears and stepping into their true and divine potential.

Courageous Speaking is for people who have been knocked down but were brave enough to get back up and have another go!

Most never share their story because they’ve bought into old world thinking that says it’s unprofessional to get up close with your audience.

However, we have now moved into a whole new energy that demands truth, authenticity and REAL!

No matter what your story is, its the one defining thing that makes you different, and unique is what makes you and our business stand out from the crowd.

Courageous Speaking gets results

90% of participants have spoken publicly after the workshop. For many the first step was teaching their first workshop, then they have progressed to talks and presentations. Some hit the stage immediately.

This workshop will help you finally gain the confidence to break the fear around getting your unique message to the world, in whatever format is right for you.

Why Does It Work So Powerfully?

I believe the biggest thing that stops people getting their message out is the looming question in the back of their brain – “Am I good enough?”

The big difference in this event is that you are taught the theory, then you are critiqued by me in front of the small group of participants and you don’t leave the stage until you feel you are “OK” to deliver your story.

This doesn’t involve hyping yourself up to believe you can do more than you feel safe to. This is not “ra-ra” or “hyped up” training to become a rockstar. This course is for people who choose to go deep, learn to speak from the heart and are determined to make a difference on the planet.

I simply teach you to communicate authentically, using your story as your glory and deliver as YOU.

Tell Your Story = Impel Your Glory

The bumps and thumps that happen in our life reveal a rich tapestry that when told in a tried and true formula, will not only bring you more clients, your story will help people attract to you naturally, because they can easily relate to you.

My Courageous Speaking intensive, not only allows you to dig deep into your story, it teaches you to tell your story in public in a powerful, yet authentic way.

Most people are petrified of speaking in public

Lets face it …. most would rather die than speak in public ………… but speaking is the fastest way to grow YOU and your business………so if you are serious about your business you MUST learn how to speak and more importantly learn how to tell your story.

Courageous Speaking not only gives the knowledge to get up and speak, it breaks you through your fear and sends you out the door, having actually spoken and been honestly critiqued before you leave.

You will leave knowing you are good enough.

Your Story is Your Glory

What most don’t realise is that growing your business can become much easier when you know what your story is and how that story relates to your customers.

Once you understand your story, your story can shape your message.

Powerful messages create business success

This course will help you overcome your fear of public speaking in two days by giving you the theory of how I overcame my fear, then I simply let you tell your story.

The Power Is In YOUR Story

Have you ever noticed the minute someone starts to tell a story, everyone in the room turns to listen. By leveraging the theory of story telling, you can have this effect on your audiences too.

I have developed a gift for helping you to identify

and act on the uniqueness that is you

If you are thinking everyone but you will be unique, well you can relax. I’ve figured out that your uniqueness lies in the curved balls life sends everyone from time to time.

Most every person on the planet has experienced some sort of pain and discomfort in their lifetime
What most don’t know is that the messages in that discomfort is what makes you totally unique.
Over the weekend you will learn to craft your uniqueness into a format that will win the right audience every time.

I say “right” audience because I never encourage you to speak to audiences that don’t already want to hear what you have to say and I will never ask you to try to speak about anything you don’t already know. Makes it a no brainer really!

Your Inner Identity Holds the Key

I help you find what I call your inner identity. It is the one thing that defines you.

Most people can’t discover their own inner identity for themselves because they are too close to it but with a little help from me – we can usually hammer your inner identity by the end of your Courageous Speaking journey. If we don’t … I stick with you via phone until we do.

If you are serious about growing your business and then going onto greater things, the one thing you have to be is unique and finding your inner identity is the way to find your uniqueness.

The thing I’ve found to give the greatest clue to recognising and then packaging your inner identity is your unique story. No one else has experienced your story in the exact same way you have so your story will hold massive clues as to who you really are.

The major problem is that you rarely get to tell that story in front of people who are 100% on your side and willing to give you 100% of their attention. If you are prepared to tell your story in the way I teach you over the weekend – magic happens.

Through your story I will help you find your uniqueness, craft your message and then show you how that could translate into your business.

This live event will help you in three ways

  • Firstly you will learn the power of story telling and how it applies to you.
  • Secondly we will turn your story into a compelling opening that will win over anyone in an audience of your target market every time you speak.
  • Thirdly you will gain new clarity, confidence and courage in yourself, your message and who you are really destined to work with.

On one level this is an event where I teach you what I know about speaking because speaking is THE fastest way to grow your practice and become known as an expert in your field.
“Clarity, powerful, surprising”
Equa Foot, Art Therapist, Melbourne, Victoria

If I hadn’t overcome my fear of speaking I would have sunk into oblivion years ago.

Anyone who has worked with me will tell you how much difference speaking made to their practice and their profitability.

BUT each time I teach this material something magical happens……

As people begin to understand their story, they also begin to understand that their story is directly linked to their practice and their life.

I’ll be totally honest with you – I had no idea this would happen!

BUT when I started teaching people to speak, miracles started to occur right in front of my eyes. As people were given space and permission to communicate who they really are…………..they suddenly stepped into a new place of power and SHAZAM!

“I feel I can now express my truth.”
Louise Amse, Melbourne, Victoria

If you have ever seen the human spirit soar when placed under the spotlight, you will understand why the magic occurs.

So if you want to learn how to:

  • Communicate with clarity and integrity
  • Overcome your fears of speaking
  • Learn the number one secret ingredient in speaking
  • Get clarity in your messages to strangers
  • Build the confidence and guts to have a go
  • Speak from the heart using authenticity in your favour
  • Manipulate the different energies of a stage
  • Conquer the seven secrets of speaking
  • Use story telling to enthrall an audience
  • Tell your story and “fit” your story to your message
  • Experience what it feels like to be heard
  • Own a room and love it!

……..then this event is for you

But don’t just take my word for it – here is some of the feedback from previous courses.

Video Features

Susan Living

Health Coach

Gold Coast QLD

Diane Jackson

Holistic Counsellor

Noosa Heads QLD

Ruth Johnson

Crystal Healer

Brisbane QLD

Lisa Eggleston

Life Coaching with Lisa

Esk, QLD

and our fabulous hostess with the mostest for the day

[images style=”0″ image=”http%3A%2F%2Fcourageousspeaking.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2014%2F08%2FRaelene-Byrne1.jpg” width=”212″ align=”center” top_margin=”0″ alt_text=”Raelene%20Byrne” full_width=”Y”]

Raelene Byrne

Founder of Medicine For Your Spirit

Maroochydore QLD

Here is what some of the Adelaide and Melbourne people had to say:

“I’ve found such clarity in my story, which I already knew, but now I can see how it can help others. Such a deeply profound weekend which I’ve not experienced on any of the many other course I’ve attended.”

Inner Harmony Kinesiology

Daniela Grincevicius, Holistic Kinesiologist Melbourne VIC

“It was a unique experience shared with other practitioners that created magic and connectedness. I have never experienced this before. Truly wonderful. Thank you Mz Margz”

Angea Fertility Clinic

Amanda Waaldyk, Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Melbourne Vic

“A magic environment to share, grow in clarity and confidence and connect to self and others in expanding our passion filled business”

Azozea Wellness Centre

Grace Ambrook, creator of Essence of Possibilities and TerraLight Essence. She runs Azozea, a Wellness Practice in Anglesea, Victoria

“Thank you for an extraordinary experience. It provided a safe environment to confront the entrenched blocks in my life and my business, to work through them and to gain a deep understanding that transformed my perceptions.”

Bilancia Natural Therapies

Lia Scomazzon, Principal of Bilancia Natural Therapies, Mornington, Victoria

“It was such a safe, caring and supportive environment you made, which enabled me to speak from my heart without fear of being judged. Added to the skills and tips you gave us in a practical manner, the connection and clarity is priceless. I will certainly use what I have learned at this event for the rest of my life. I look forward to what my business can now become”

Overcoming Overwhelm

Robyn Stitt, Overwhelm Consultant, Strathalbyn, South Australia

“Not only stage craft and process but clarity of my message, to know what my message is and who to deliver it to will make a huge difference in my business”


Dion Matchan, Meredith, Victoria

More testimonials here


Case Study

I had the great honour to have the gifted Queensland artist Denise Daffara in a recent Courageous Speaking workshop. Denise has generously allowed me to share her story so others get to experience the joy of appearing confidently at the front of a room.

As a highly acclaimed artist Denise was frequently required to speak at gallery openings of her work.

Here is what Denise experienced in her own words:

“I went along to the two day workshop with the thought that… I really disliked how I felt and performed when speaking in front of an audience, especially when under the spotlight and speaking about my artwork… but I had a burning desire to overcome this so I was intrigued that the ‘Courageous Speaking’ workshop promised to address all my concerns and more.

I loved the intimate atmosphere of having the workshop held in a friends home, and with only 5 other participants it felt like each one of us was given a chance to be heard but not overwhelmed as can happen in larger gatherings.

Margaret explained things in a unique and very informative way…. I went away after the second day not quite sure where I was going to take the information I had just learnied… I knew I had to fine tune a few things and Mz Margz generously offered to do a follow up phone conversation with me… so a few weeks later we had that chat… and by the end of the hour I had a bunch of amazing ideas that Mz Margz had the brilliance to gleen from my speaking about my artwork; highlighting things I didn’t even realise I could use to inspire others & numerous workshop ideas.

I am so grateful for that valuable advice and most especially the way Margaret has the gift of seeing the diamonds in the rough, and being so quick and loving to shine the light on them.

That evening after speaking to M. I had a brainstorming session with a friend and put all I’d learned to use and came up with my own unique workFun/shop outline… my friend Linda had the wisdom to make me set a date… so on 23 Jan 2010 I held my first funshop… and thankfully my friend Mel had the foresight to catch it on film… and thanks to YouTube… I can share the joy and be reminded of how my stepping into my joy made each participant and myself feel fabulous. Thank you!”

Denise Daffara


Photo of Denise Daffara

Denise completed my workshop in November 2009 and ran her very first workshop in her art studio in January 2010 and you can see below the effervescent delight that exuded from Denise on video.

The transformation from a scaredy cat to the joy and confidence Denise radiates in this video bought me to tears. A friend said it is the most inspiring thing she has seen watching the women develop as they painted.

You too can experience the joy you see in this video and start running and speaking at your own event if you are prepared to heal by telling your story and then being prepared to step out and simply do what you do!

What Can You Expect from Courageous Speaking?

The first day is theory day and the second day you put it all into action.

Most courses teach you what you need to know then leave you to implement what you have learnt in your own time. Sadly most of what you have learned will be lost within 2-3 days after the event finishes.

This course differs drastically in that we don’t leave until you’ve got it.

You will implement what you have learnt over the weekend on the final day, which is also when you loose your fear.

Fear is a weird thing.

It disappears once you walk through it the first time.”

Margaret Gill

You will be fully nurtured and supported as you work through your fear.

First Day:

  • Registration and Meet and Greet
  • Learn the 5 key things you need to understand BEFORE you speak
  • Understand the 7 secrets that can make you a better speaker.
  • Get what you need to know to craft a great story
  • Learn how you can earn the right to be on any stage

Second Day:

  • The tables are turned.
  • Each participant takes the stage and I sit back and critique you.
  • You tell your story and we transform it into a powerful opening for any public speaking event you will be asked to do
  • Then we will just let the magic flow.

You will leave having mastered your fear.

Everything is done in front of a small, intimate and totally supportive group of no more than six people who are going through the same thing you are on the day.

That’s how the magic occurs – we set you free in an environment where it’s virtually impossible to fail.

Two things that I frequently hear at the event and as I speak to participants after the event is:

“I really felt heard for the first time ever”


“I am feeling heard all the time now – in every situation”

The results stun me and each time I have taught in this format I have been left speechless at the end as I witness everyday (often shy and wimpy) natural therapists find their inner power and step up and let us see the real person behind the facade.

“I have learnt more from you in three hours than I have from most people in my lifetime, not only about business and public speaking but also spirituality. You truly are so full of knowledge and so inspirational. You made me feel as though the world is at my feet and I can achieve anything! I would happily recommend you to anyone!”

The Soul of One Spiritual Centre

Monica Reitano, Assistant Manager, Mackay, Queensland

I can promise you it will be one of the most incredibly humbling and awe inspiring things you will ever experience.

In fact I can guarantee to you that you will never have experienced anything like this to date unless you have been to this event before – you’ve read the feedback – none of us quite know what happens ……… but it happens!

A small extract from Couragesous Speaking Melbourne

in the Conference Room at Quest Prahran

The event is limited to only SIX people


Event Details

Venue: Details of each venue are on the booking site – click each individual event link below for details

Start Times:

9.30am prompt to 5.30pm (ish) both days

Please note – these times are approximate because we stay until everyone gets it so don’t organise to leave at an exact time and keep you evenings free because you will have growth work to do each evening.

BYO Lunch both days

Morning and Afternoon Tea: Will be provided

Dress: Casual & comfortable

Refund Policy: Tickets are non-refundable


engraved Fleur shield


Abundant Private Practices

PO Box 574, Daylesford, VIC, Australia

Copyright © 2009 – 2013 Margaret Gill International

All rights reserved worldwide unless otherwise specified.


Be Sociable, Share!