About Fearless Speakers

About Us

Fearless Speakers is a Sydney-based training organisation that especialises in Public Speaking skills as well as helping people overcome their fears of presenting a speech in front of an audience.

Our Trainers

Gus German

Senior Trainer

For the past 20 years, Gus German has helped thousands of people across Australia, the USA, Europe, South America and Asia Pacific to speak and present more confidently and effectively – and gain the respect, recognition and results they deserve. Gus taught them to nail their presentations, without the nerves.

Gus believes that we all have the potential to truly inspire others, regardless of our title, our background or where we work. He also believes that these skills can be nurtured and put to great use through the art of public speaking. It’s for this reason that Gus is so passionate about helping others to find their inner influencer and to become authentic and fearless presenters.

Gus has written and published education manuals for several corporations, presented in front of audiences of over 1000, coached CEO’s of multi-million dollar companies. He has travelled overseas to train employees of multinational companies. He has trained people at various cities in the USA, like Seattle, LA, Washington DC and Las Vegas, he also trained people in Japan, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Argentina, Singapore and Australia.

What Gus is most proud of is having touched the lives of the people he has helped, in a way that transformed them into more confident, more skilled, more successful, happier and with a bigger, bolder vision for themselves than they had before they met him.

Gus was always an introvert who has feared and avoided public speaking most of his life. His journey from a life of silence to a career as a corporate leader and then as a public speaking coach and inspirational speaker still surprises him. He uses this journey and his lived experiences to ensure his clients become confident and effective at their Public Speaking.

Public speaking is still the number one fear and many people avoid it at all costs. However Gus found that it is so important in your career and everyday life. He did not progress out of Electronics Engineering towards Senior Management until he learned to eliminate his fears and became proficient at public speaking. It has helped in his corporate career as well as in his family life by communicating with his 3 teenage daughters efficiently and in his love life.

Gus’s background is in corporate management, he started with a Degree in Electronics Engineering, then various Diplomas in Project Management, and an MBA, Counselling and Public Speaking. Gus worked in the corporate world as a Senior Manager in the Building Automation industry for over 25 years. Over the years, he developed a professional versatility as well as a knack for creating and maintaining a comfortable and productive working atmosphere with clients and colleagues. Gus also had to present reports at multiple shareholders meetings and at AGMs. He eventually realised that he enjoyed more coaching people in Public Speaking and to improve their general communication skills than his corporate job, so he decided to coach people full time.

Gus helps organisations, leaders and individuals unlock their potential through effective and inspirational public speaking. He teaches them to share their message and their passion through the spoken word.

Maria German

Senior Trainer

Maria is an experienced customer service professional with a background in IT. She also holds various certificates in Public Speaking. 
 
After more than 15 years as a Customer Service Manager in the Telecommunications Sector, she is able to incorporate her extensive professional experience and a large commercial acumen, to communicate with clients and associates.
 
She decided to move from the corporate world to the small business sphere by creating her own business, coaching people on how to communicate and deliver their message in a more persuasive and effective way. She is currently the Managing Director of Fearless Speakers.
 

Maria has been training and mentoring Public Speakers and Keynote Presenters for over 5 years. 

Our Team

We have a dedicated team of people that assist us in training our clients. 

They are all Certified Public Speakers with many years of experience. 

Our Mission

To Assist people to overcome their fears to speak in front of an audience and teach them the skills necessary to deliver compelling presentations.

What Makes Us Different

  • Learn by Doing
    Most other training methods are delivered by lecturing the students. Although lecturing is an important part of our system, we focus mostly on practising and developing the confidence to present in front of people. Our method is based on proven psychological principles of exposure therapy.
  • Training Customised to Your Needs
     You will benefit from our expert trainers in ways not available in our competition. We will discuss with you to find out where your will benefit the most from our training.
  • Our Expertise
    With over 15 years of expertise in public speaking we know the field and can give you the competitive edge we have offered 1000’s of students over the years. Our experience spans nearly every industry and venue and we truly enjoy helping you take the next step to becoming an expert speaker!
  • Results-Oriented Training
    We endeavour to achieve the results that you need. We do this by giving you coaching and the opportunity to adapt your training to your needs.
  • Convenient Locations
    We will come to your office or deliver the training via Zoom.
  • Fear Reduction based on Psychological Methods
    We sought the advice of Psychologists for the best strategy to reduce the fear of presenting a speech in public and have settled on exposure therapy. This method is applied throughout our courses.
  • Skills Training based on Proven Scientific Methods
    We use methods that have been in place for many years and have proven very effective in learning to deliver speeches.

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