Polishing Your Presentation Skills

Helpmann Academy Activate Seminar Series

With Jill Gael, Director CPD Arts BIZ

Part of building a sustainable creative practice is being able to present yourself and your work in the best light – be that in auditions, pitch meetings, to potential buyers, galleries, donors and the public. While many artists would prefer that their work speaks for them, networking is an important and necessary part of life as an emerging artist.

In this seminar, Jill Gael, Director of CPD Arts BIZ, will guide you through some simple and easy steps to master any presentation (be it professional or informal!) and take you through the 7 Ps:

  • Presentations – they have to be great
  • Peppering – making things interesting
  • Imprinting – something to speak for you when you have gone
  • Practice, Practice, Practice
  • Props and Costumes
  • Putting nerves aside
  • Pondering – reflect, review and improve

At the end of the session, we hope you will be able to utilise these skills in order to confidently engage different audiences in your work.

About Jill
Jill Gael is a highly skilled facilitator, educator and change management specialist; Jill is renowned for her creativity and innovation in bringing about fundamental and sustainable change with individuals, to workplaces, organisations and in communities.

Jill specialises in learning and development, strategic and business planning, service and operational review. Jill established herself as a consultant 25 years ago. Since then, she has been having a lot of fun working with people to do (and be) their best, and with organisations to develop the best environment for their people, so they can reach for the stars and frequently touch them.

Header image: South Australian Jazz Vocalist Erin McKellar presenting at the 2017 International Jazz Voice Conference in Helsinki.


Helpmann Academy is proud to introduce our Activate Professional Development Seminar Series.

The series aims to empower emerging visual and performing artists with practical knowledge to help build and sustain a successful creative career.

The Activate Seminar Series will present guest artists, specialists and panels covering a range of topics such as contract and intellectual property law, income and funding options, marketing and publicity, and more.


WHEN: Wednesday 26 September, 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start – 7:00pm, followed by networking drinks.

WHERE: St Paul’s Creative Centre, 200 Pulteney St, Kaurna Yarta, Adelaide

COST: $10 / FREE for students and graduates (up to 5 years out) of Helpmann Academy’s partner institutions (Adelaide College of the Arts, UniSA Visual Arts, Flinders University Drama and Screen studies, and Elder Conservatorium of Music). Click here for more info.

TICKETS: Are limited, bookings essential at >
https://helpmannactivateseminar11.eventbrite.com.au

This event is on level 1. For any questions about access, please contact Emma Bargery on (08) 7320 3330