About Elaine Doyle

Elaine Doyle is a Communication Specialist. Working with businesses, individuals and schools. Elaine creates strategic communication plans that speak to and influence target markets, grow brands and build relationships. A renown public speaking coach Elaine teaches professional speaking skills to inform, influence and inspire. Preparing students to speak authentically to articulate their message with confidence.

Victorian Schools leading the way in student voice

As the school year draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the schools I have work with this year. Over the eight years of Train to Speak, I have worked with over 45 schools and thousands of students.  It has been a privilege to watch student's confidence grow [...]

By | 2018-12-03T09:51:33+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|Debating, Public Speaking Tips, Strategic Communication|0 Comments

How a school can manage social media gone viral

How a school can manage social media gone viral You receive a call from a national Australian newspaper regarding a violent video of your school’s students, social media gone viral.  You are a leader of this school what do you do? A schoolyard fight, filmed by a bystander, can be shared through social [...]

By | 2018-02-27T00:03:23+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Social Media, Strategic Communication|0 Comments

Do this before you write a speech

Do this before you write a speech Knowing you have to write a speech can bring on bouts of procrastination. Knowing where to start, what to include and what to leave out can be daunting.  There are four things to consider before you write a speech or presentation.  Taking a small amount of [...]

By | 2018-02-11T10:15:55+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Public Speaking Tips|0 Comments

Improve school PR – Increase enrolment

Improve School PR - Increase Enrolment Can effective marketing improve school PR and increase enrolment? Term one is crunch time for parents to make the important decision on which secondary school is right for their child.  Schools are a flurry of open day preparation, school tours, signs, marketing materials being created and collated.  [...]

By | 2018-02-07T05:29:19+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Strategic Communication|0 Comments

Baby steps to speak without notes.

Baby steps to speak without notes The ability to speak without notes for some is like breaking the enigma code.   Once a word is written or typed, human nature commonly takes us down the path of thinking we must say every word, exactly how it is written.   This is only true if quoting [...]

By | 2018-02-07T05:58:21+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Public Speaking Tips|0 Comments

Extended Investigation Boosts Communication Skills

Extended Investigation - Boosts Communication Skills The VCE Extended Investigation subject equips students with the skills needed to succeed at university and business success.  Students select a study question and embark on an extended investigation of the question including sourcing academic, industry and empirical evidence.  The students write a 4000-word report and give [...]

By | 2017-11-08T07:50:56+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Public Speaking Tips|0 Comments

Is Risk Communication Risking Your Business?

Is risk communication risking your business? Risk communication in the event of a crisis is critical to manage the situation.  But how well is risk communication implemented in your organisation?  Executed well it can maintain the standing of the organisation, equity of the brand with minimal damage to stakeholder relationships.  Executed poorly can [...]

By | 2017-10-05T00:59:47+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Public Speaking Tips, Strategic Communication|0 Comments

Turn the everyday into a great speech

Turn the everyday into a great speech The ability to craft a great speech or presentation is a highly sought after skill.  A skill that needs practice to develop, and that means taking opportunities to get up and speak to groups. Too many times I hear the phrases "what will I speak about?" [...]

By | 2017-10-05T00:47:17+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Public Speaking Tips|0 Comments

VCE English Orals – Getting the mix right.

VCE English Oral Presentations - Getting the mix right With more emphasis and higher marks awarded to VCE oral presentations in VCE English this year,  public speaking skills are now more important than ever for Victorian students.  Too often vague instructions are given to students: use eye contact reduce your note usage connect with [...]

By | 2017-10-05T00:53:20+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Public Speaking Tips|0 Comments

How I added humour and fast tracked my speaking skills

Melbourne Comedy Festival RAW comedy heats 'That's it' I said as I hit submit on the on line entry.   I had been saying I would enter this for years and 2017 was the year, no more excuses. It all came around quick after Christmas.   Small intimate comedy room, the Evelyn Hotel in [...]

By | 2017-07-06T23:30:13+00:00 March 26th, 2017|Public Speaking Tips|0 Comments