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Strategic Speaking is an online four-week course (part-time) for new and aspiring leaders.  It teaches participants how to craft and deliver impactful presentations that get results.


The course culminates in an in-person TED-esque event where participants will deliver the presentation they've been working on for the duration of the course, in front of friends and family.

Stop expending unnecessary amounts of time, energy, and stress creating mediocre, forgettable presentations. Learn the Strategic Speaking System and speak with impact. 



I’ve always been happy to stand up and speak in front of an audience, but I wanted to know how to do it better and with more confidence. The online course was everything I wanted it to be. Comprehensive, supportive and flexible. Thank you for your encouragement, knowledge and empathy Miriam. If you suffer from self-doubt around public speaking, then I encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and put that doubt to rest! 

- Nicola Tong, Co-Founder, Wellbeing Workshop 

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A transformative two-day masterclass for ambitious professionals looking to take their speaking skills to the next level. Magnify your presence and confidence, craft and deliver messages with impact, and ignite a passion for speaking.

Don’t settle on ordinary, when you can be extraordinary. Commit to the ultimate day of professional and personal growth.

I have no hesitation in saying that this was one of the best professional development courses I have been on ~ and as a professional with over 20 years experience at management level, this is high praise.

- Mark Hundal, Head of Commercial, oOh!media NZ

If you’re ready to work with someone at the top of their game who will help you get to the top of yours then go no further than Miriam Chancellor from Naked Audience. Confronting, exhilarating and transformational.

- Toby Beaglehole, CEO, BCITO

Just goes to prove you CAN teach an old dog new tricks

- Helen Parker, CEO, Pinnacle Midlands Health Network

Online VC Workshop

A live online workshop covering the fundamentals of effective communication via video conference.

One on One Coaching 

Tailored one-on-one sessions for middle to upper management.

Team Training 

A course on effective speaking for small-medium sized groups.

GROUP Workshops

Large group workshop suitable for conferences and business events.




In a competitive marketplace, technical skills are not enough. The ability to communicate and present effectively, among other soft-skills, is the secret of high-performing individuals.

Miriam coaches clients to overcome the challenges of public speaking to enable them to achieve their professional goals.

Miriam works with a range of clients, from entrepreneurs to leaders of global organisations. 

As well as running workshops for corporates, Miriam coaches several of New Zealand’s leading C-Suite executives.

Through her years of training, Miriam has identified the small changes that make an enormous improvement to a person’s presenting style. She now seeks to share that knowledge with you.




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 ONLINE VC Workshop

Level: Beginner - Intermediate

A one-hour online presentation workshop that teaches the fundamental principles of effective communication via video conference.  

With ‘working from home’ now a standard practice for many businesses, employees across a wide range of industries are now required to communicate via platforms such as Zoom, Skype and Microsoft Teams, as a substitute for face to face communication.

Although convenient, these technologies give rise to challenges—it can be harder to connect with the people we’re communicating with, the environment is less immersive, and the impact can be limited.

In order to compensate for these limitations, clear and confident communication is more important than ever.

To help you overcome these changes, Naked Audience has launched an online presentation workshop that teaches the fundamental principles of effective communication via video conference.  

At the end of the workshop, you will understand how to:


  1. Run an effective, purpose-driven and engaging online meeting

  2. Communicate clearly and confidently

  3. Incorporate practical techniques to overcome challenges of online communication

  4. Avoid the common (and often detrimental) mistakes of video conference

  5. Maximise impact and online presence as a speaker


Naked Audience recently delivered a three-part online workshop for various levels of client-facing staff across Publicis Groupe in Australia and New Zealand. We had approximately 50 people attend from across our different creative and media agencies. The engagement during the workshop was excellent and the feedback we have received has been positive. This was a case of "How do you get the basic things right and its really quite simple!" and it was delivered expertly. Thank you so much for the sessions. Simple, clear and effective sessions. We will definitely engage Miriam again to deepen our skills in this very relevant area of communication.   


 - Michael Rebelo, CEO, Publicis Groupe ANZ


One-on-One Coaching

Level: Intermediate - Advanced

One-on-one sessions for middle to upper management.

Session frequency and the content will depend on the specific presentation the individual is working towards. 

As a busy executive, I have been increasingly expected to present and speak in public. It has become a key skill execs in this day and age need to have.  I chose to seek out who was best qualified to help improve my skills and decided to engage Miriam from Naked Audience for one on one personal professional coaching. It's been an incredibly positive and rewarding experience with Miriam providing tailored structured feedback and advice that has honed in on key areas of improvement in a professional non-confrontational way.  I highly recommend Miriam to others who may be time poor and need focussed and professional guidance to get the best results for them.  Amongst a myriad of options for ongoing development being a great communicator and presenter should be a priority for those looking to develop professionally for their careers and personally. 

- CFO, Large Healthcare company


Team Training 

Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Customised in-house training that incorporates a combination of teaching, coaching, and practical elements. Ideal for teams up to eight. Session frequency and content will depend on the needs of the team.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):


  • Structure and content

  • Delivery (body language and the voice)

  • Storytelling at work

  • Managing nerves and overcoming public speaking anxiety 

  • Impromptu speaking 

  • Managing Q&As

  • Pitching 

  • Running effective meetings

  • Networking

  • Preparation

  • Visual aids

As a professional service organisation, our people are our greatest asset. From the outset, Miriam has worked with us to devise a coaching plan that responds directly to our needs and delivered it in a way that has been both approachable and direct. With an expert understanding of her subject matter, Miriam has been able to influence and improve the way our most senior leaders communicate. We’re now rolling out Miriam’s programme organisation-wide and would have no hesitation in recommending her to others.

- Head of Marketing and Brand, Leading NZ Architecture Firm 


LARGE Workshops

Level: Beginner - Intermediate


An interactive group, conference-style workshop covering public speaking/presenting/communication at work. Suitable for groups up to 100. 

Precise topic(s) will depend on your requirements.



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