Theatre, Public Speaking, Presentation Skills Courses 
Connect to the calling of your message
Overcome fear to free your message 
Design your purposeful practice 
Keep the faith, no matter what 
No more hiding. Reclaim your power. 
Lift your business to the next level
with professional and authentic presentations.


Public speaking is one of people's greatest fears. The world is full of inspiring stories and messages of hope that will never be told becaus this fear in some people is too great. We are committed to bringing you the breakthrough you have been searching for, so that you can write, speak and create with more ease.


Through the Speak Easy Coaching Program, you will learn how to 

  • create powerful presentations with impact
  • use speaking to reach a bigger audience
  • stay calm and focused in front of a crowd


By the end of this amazing training you will walk away with a new sense of confidence, clarity, courage and measurable progress in  sharing your message
HIA Speakeasy courses, will give you the confidence and skills to speak publicly or in any inter-personal forum.
Course Facilitator
Louise Hall B.Ed Mus, L Mus A, Adv.Dip Yoga, Cert IV in TESOL, Cert IV in Small Business
                  Artistic Director, Theatre LOTE Fantastique

Past students' feedback from Speakeasy 101:

A very professional trainer who taught with insight.

A great trainer who was able to make the classes flow with a varied pace that never left us bored! She was direct, to the point and funny and I loved the music and drama!

Speak, Dramatize, Improvise: Theatre and Public SpeakingBuild the confidence to free your voice, express yourself.

Join us for a journey of self-discovery, fun and empowerment for our short drama courses that encourage self-expression and develop public speaking and performance skills for life.

Since the beginning of time, human beings have engaged in the ritual of theatre as an expression of art and entertainment and for so many other purposes; to develop community awareness; teach citizens about their society; challenge people to think differently; and even as means of propaganda and political persuasion.

Acting, movement and collaborative work will open you up to new worlds and perspectives, as you experience what it’s like to be in someone else’s shoes, in scenarios you may have never before experienced. You will also learn many skills and techniques about the art of theatre making.

This is an experiential, on-the-floor class, where you will learn to connect with your senses, sensibilities, your body, mind and heart and voice.

  • open up, ground yourself
  • free yourself from inhibitions
  • re-claim your ability to play
  • tap into your creativity
  • embrace spontaneity
  • enjoy the energy and fun of group work
  • develop team working skills
  • share who you are with others
  • surprise yourself!
During the class you will engage in:
  • group warm-up activities to clear the cobwebs of inhibition!
  • vocal workshop
  • dramatization of text
  • improvisation games i.e. theatre sports and other drama activities
Our facilitator Louise Hall has a wealth of experience producing, writing and performing theatre in Australia, the UK and Ireland and over thirty years teaching experience. She has studied with numerous international theatre directors such as Philippe Gaulier in London.

Testimonials from previous students:

I like how the course stretched my skills. I enjoyed the acting, games and singing.

The support and techniques given helped me to find my voice and express it outwards!

I enjoyed the theatre sports and group movement pieces the most.

A very professional trainer who taught with insight.

Excellent! I would definitely attend a similar course!

When: Thursday afternoon 4:30-5:30pm
Where: Health Institute Australasia, Windmill Street Campus,  cnr. Scarborough Street, Southport.

2 intakes a year:

• 7 February - 28 March 2019  Thursday 4:30-5:30pm.  Fee: $295

• 24 July - 12 September 2019 Thursday 4:30-5:30pm.  Fee: $295

or $49 drop in. BOOK NOW!
Speakeasy Corporate
Speakeasy Corporate is a one-of-a-kind, hands-on public speaking course that provides a cohesive toolkit for public speaking success. Group work enables learning in a fun, relaxed and supportive atmosphere. With an extensive background in theatre and in education, our innovative trainer Louise Hall will guide participants through all aspects of public speaking basics. 
  • Know your purpose
  • Say goodbye to “Death by powerpoint!”
  • Present yourself as an expert in your field
  • Increase visability and sales for your business
  • Embrace leadership
  • Change people’s minds and hearts

Take the plunge and reach your potential!

Session 1:  Free your voice and body - workshop
Session 2:  Think on your feet - improvisation and impromptu                     
Session 3:  Clarify your passion and message - visualisation and workshop
Session 4:  Structures and types of speeches, use of notes and media - writing and crafting                           
Session 5   Stage techniques - body language, voice, audience engagement - workshop
* Manual and homework given for follow-up
When: Saturday or Sunday 10am - 4 pm. Dates to be advised.
Fee: $360. Early bird/student discount $295 - limited availability.
Session 1: Harness your Nerves! - Workshop
Session 2: First Draft - Read your speech
Session 3: Feedback and suggestions - Group talk
Session 4: Rewrite your speech - Personalised writing coaching
Session 5: Present your speech - performance
When: Saturday or Sunday 10am - 4 pm. Dates to be advised.
Fee: $295. Early bird/student discount $250 - limited availability.
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