The enlivening influence and transformative impact of RealTime Speaking is best described by those who have participated in a public or business workshop. The participants represent virtually every demographic group one could imagine, and come from all walks of life and areas of interest and endeavor. As you will read, people find RealTime Speaking to be as relevant in their personal as their professional lives, and powerful and effective at all levels of all sectors: corporate, SME, educational, health, professional, trade, nonprofit, government.
Just a quick email to thank you for all your help and support regarding making our conference the best it could be. We have had so much positive feedback regarding the conference and how amazing all the speakers were, including the IOE staff speakers. It was so great that we were able to use your expertise in the lead up to the conference and that staff had the opportunity to present to the best of their ability - and you played a really important part in that. Thanks again, Robert, for your flexibility and enthusiasm, passion and purpose!
Rebecca Gallaher, marketing coordinator, Interchange Outer East
Stunning inspiration and transformation in two days. Robert delivers on every promise. He is bold, real, and present in his commitment to give you the transformation of expression. He is a sharp, witty, challenging communicator.
Allanah Bahnsen, personal growth facilitator, workshop leader
I learned to be real and that it is okay to cry! I will become a more focused, happy human being. Don't waste any more time: Go! Robert is the most amazing, funny, real human being who has inspired me to open up and talk again.
Elaine Johnstone, nurse
Speaking in front of people has been a challenge for me. In Robert's RealTime Speaking Intensive, I have dramatically changed my approach; I know that I need to show my emotions for my speaking to be real and that's something I will really work on. Robert is excellent, very skilled. If you want to speak in front of people, than you simply have to do this course. If you're not sure, do it anyway. It was extremely beneficial for me.
Bharat Sharma, holistic healer
The most important learning was the demonstration of how the truly significant way to communicate was beyond al the tools, tips, and techniques. It was stunning to watch how just being present and authentic can be so powerful and effective. I feel I have grasped the value and depth of three magic words: simplicity, spontaneity, and sincerity. I found the workshop thought-provoking. I enjoyed how Robert shared his experiences to help us understand principles and practices. The relaxed style, the provocative and challenging moments, and the humor were most effective. It really works: it is transformative.
Désireé LaTour, hypnotherapist
I enjoyed Robert's engaging way of teaching and his ability to subtly move me toward my goal. I feel as if Robert brought me to the place I wanted to move to. If you feel inadequate as a public speaker, or even in normal conversation, this will challenge you to step up!
Wayne Born, entrepreneur
Robert delivers everything he promises - and a whole lot more, which is very surprising. The workshop is outstanding and radically different. It challenges and isn't for the faint-hearted, but if you want to learn how to speak authentically it's essential.
Heather Wilks, founder, Oh! Naturale
I highly recommend Robert if you want to become a great public speaker — he is a true master in his field. I had a huge fear of public speaking until he showed me how to connect with what was already inside of me and to express myself fearlessly. He taught me that public speaking is not different from having a conversation with your best friend; when that penny dropped, I allowed myself to stand on a stage openly and honestly with a strong sense of how I wanted to connect with my audience. How liberating!
Deanne Mathews, coach, speaker, writer
The wisdom, passion, authenticity, honesty, humour, and intensity that Robert brings with his presence is truly remarkable. In fact, it’s a purely magical experience watching and listening to him work with people. He is articulate, intelligent, and inspiring. He carefully and sensitively operates with such skill, precision, and intuitive insight as to compel his listeners into a deeply embodied, positive transformational response. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the program.
Caroline Nadj, resource manager, Planpower Pty. Ltd.
After participating in the RealTime Speaking course, I felt refreshed and inspired and happy in what I achieved over the two days. I have never walked out of training before and felt like I had achieved so much and been so proud of myself, until I did this workshop. I would encourage everyone to give this workshop a go! Not only do you walk out feeling more confident as a speaker and listener, but you also feel more confident as a "whole" person.
Olivia Thomas, Interchange Outer East
You’ve been an inspiration to our team and we value the time we had with you.
Naomi C. K. Ngo, manager, Multicultural Health & Support Service
On behalf of all staff at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, we would like to thank you for the training you provided the Centre. We all benefitted greatly from your workshops and continue to apply the principles that we learnt under your tutelage.
Kon Karapanagiotidis, CEO, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
Both training courses had an enormous effect on the people in them. Normally people come out of a training course looking tired and bored. Not these ones! Robert is a joy to have in a room. The feedback from the OBS team across Australia is unanimous; he helped us find our authentic selves! We consider Robert an essential part of our team and highly recommend him.
Bianca Pickett, services delivery & HR manager, OBS
Robert Rabbin delivered his RealTime Speaking workshop to a number of senior staff. Overwhelmingly, the participants found this course to be fun, relevant, challenging and, most importantly, we all left with more confidence in ourselves about our ability to speak more effectively and engagingly. It was fun, too!
Susan Flint, human resources manager, Monash College Pty. Ltd.
Robert's workshop is uniquely distinctive, wickedly unconventional, interactive, inspiring, and powerful — jam packed with valuable life changing tools! It's a journey of true self-discovery and personal transformation.
Lesley Marriott, workshop facilitator
Robert has a knack of getting to the heart of your speaking fears very quickly. He was both sensitive and direct in getting to the core issue for me. I won't say that the workshop was the most comfortable experience of my life but it was without question one of the most powerful in terms of change. I can't wait to give my next talk!
Kate James, director, Total Balance Group
We at Interchange warmly thank you for your contribution to our 2008 state-wide Respite Conference. The feedback provided by attendees indicates that your breakout session on RealTime Speaking was well received and the information you provided was both valuable and inspirational. We look forward to working and having you present again in the future.
Hayley Martin, marketing and events coordinator, Interchange
It will enhance the way you communicate with yourself and your clients/audience 100 fold. Book in ASAP. It truly was an entertaining, unique, and life-changing two days.
Rebecca Quin, workshop facilitator
Robert is a master speaker and a master trainer of speakers. He has innovated a new approach to speaking that is a profound paradigm shift of "broadcasting" to an audience to a much more real and organic style of communication that can't help but to engage and enrich public speaking on our planet. He has influenced my own style of speaking profoundly, as I have gone from speaking way too fast and being disconnected from both my feelings and the audience to slowing down, being present and fully connected with my audience. The results are breathtaking! If you want more connection, depth, fun and authenticity in your speaking style, you have got to listen to what Robert has to say.
John Anderson, co-founder, Visionary Business Leaders
If you want to learn the skills to express yourself fully in any situation, then you need to do the RealTime Speaking workshop with Robert Rabbin. I learned how to command attention from any audience in any situation.
Chris Bunney, sleep scientist
It’s amazing. A life-changing weekend. More relevant info than any other public speaking course I know of. You’ll love it. You’ll love him.
Tamika Hilder, natural fertility and birth educator
It will free you. You will feel so alive. Free to be yourself. Free to play. Free to explore. Free to create.
Deborah Storer, author, speaker, artist
This course has revealed something huge that has been hidden inside me for a long time, so now that I have that awareness, I can attend to it. My thoughts on public speaking have been completely turned around. This course and this teacher are awesome. Just do it. NOW! I love the fact that Robert’s teaching comes from the heart.
Sandra Bottrell, Goji distributor
If you’re ready to learn how to become a greater communicator and public speaker, do this workshop.
Eamon Eastwood, business owner
It was absolutely perfect timing for me. I needed to get to the heart of my self-doubt and lack of confidence. Robert has shown me the technique to step out into a new space of self-awareness.
Kay Lyons, public speaker
It will transform the way you think and feel about yourself. You will learn that you can choose a different way of viewing your reality. Robert is a magician.
Jane Gillespie, author, motivational speaker
In these two days, I learnt to throw my heart over the bar in a very safe, caring environment; to be present and connected whilst talking, to be playful and to accept myself more. Instead of comparing myself with or trying to mirror others, I am going to be the best me I can be. I would tell people to attend this workshop as it is so special. Robert, you are a wonderful intuitive teacher. Everyone who comes to your course will receive so many insights and lessons.
Suzanne Skillen, pilates practitioner
My whole idea of public speaking has changed! I thought the only thing about public speaking was trying to be less boring than the previous speaker. I can see that it is an exciting process and that I can make a living out of speaking.
Maria Straub, director, Green Purchasing
Robert is a personable, passionate, and committed speaker who inspires others to reach beyond limits and draw from the essence of their humanity to speak with spark! I loved the way he drew me out to search for the passion, heart and soul of my message, which now I feel will add spark to my presentations. The "Speak for Effect!" workshop is awesome value!
Lanabelle Johansen, life and business coach
Before you subject your audience to what you want to say, take the "Speak for Effect!" workshop and find out what they want to hear! Just do it.
Leonie Marks, holistic healer, workshop leader
If you struggle to express yourself and to get your message across, or if you are uncomfortable communicating with others about yourself — you need to see Robert. He can help you express your truth easily.
Penny Fitzgerald, kinesiologist
If you have any reason to speak anywhere at all, you need to come along for both of Roberts's courses. If you wish to present more dynamically and more authentically, you must go to the master, Robert Rabbin.
Bronwyn Brown, professional actress, singer
Through attending this course, I have broken through my own self-inflicted barriers of communication. I can now be truthful, real, and totally vulnerable. And I feel sage. Who doesn’t want this in their lives?
Vanessa Simmonds, holistic center events coordinator
In my business, anyone can show a PowerPoint presentation, so the presentations can be very similar. This weekend has given me the tools to step out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary, so the audience has an experience of me.
Karen Bowller, entrepreneur
Robert brings a unique insight with respect to public speaking. In a short space of time I learnt that public speaking is multi-dimensional and an important and powerful facet is the personal connection we can make with our audiences. I’d recommend the course to anyone who wants to develop their individual spirit in public speaking.
Steve Bar-bara, forensic accountant
The course was fun, relaxed, and easy — as well as challenging and transformational. I know my life work will take me to speaking to large audiences, and my hesitation was: What if I lose it? What if no one sees me as being credible? I received the points I needed to erase those fears. With this new understanding, I can confidently make a difference to larger audiences.
Gabriella Armondo, CEO, ASK
If I had just overcome pre-speech nerves I would have been satisfied. If I had just learned to be comfortable in front of a group of people I would have been happy. If I had just lost the habit of saying ‘um’ I would have been over the moon. Instead, I got all that and more. I truly feel like I can communicate with authenticity and therefore be engaging and effective. I’m going to relish the opportunities given to me to talk so much more than ever before. A profound and concentrated two days in which you will learn how to ‘just’ be you in any and all speaking situations. Incredibly liberating!
Kate Bezar, editor/publisher, Dumbo feather
In this workshop, you uncover your authentic self through public speaking. One of the most valuable tools I learnt during the workshop was becoming aware as a way of being, and that through RealTime Speaking I can stay in an aware state. You will discover much about yourself through this course. Robert's skill and commitment to speaking through connecting with one’s self and one’s audience is terrific.
Andrew Heeps, co-owner, Ripe Organics
Even after the first day, as I applied the techniques through the week, I noticed a change in people’s reactions and the level of their interest in what I was speaking about. I learned to be genuine, honest, and authentically connect with friends and with people at work. Being more confident and making a genuine connection with people is going to change a lot of things!
Mark Agosta, fashion designer
I arrived at the course believing that in some way, I had lost the ability to present in public: whereas I used to be articulate and capable, I was now an incoherent nervous wreck. What I saw from this course was that that simply wasn’t true. All that had happened was that I had stopped being authentic when I presented at work and if I rectified that, the rest would follow.
Amy Tait, senior policy and legislation officer
Robert is a master at cradling you in one soft, safe hand, whilst at the same time pushing you gently in the back with the other. You may well feel challenged, but never threatened. And, at the same time, you will have more fun than you would have thought possible. It was a wonder to witness people achieve life-changing growth during only two days. Some even changed physically. In stepping into who they are — they rediscovered their power source. They grew. They glowed. They laughed. They found their voice. I did too. I wouldn’t have missed it for anything.
Alison Wilson, speaker, consultant
RealTime Speaking was one of the most transformational and empowering workshops I have ever done. The exercises helped me to break through self-limiting belief patterns and fears. Robert’s gentle and supportive style encourages change and growth in every individual in the workshop. As a result of this course, I feel empowered to communicate more openly and with ease. If you would like to experience a different way of presenting and delivering the message, Robert is the expert to show you how to do that. I learned how to put a dynamic, compelling talk together.
Ida Lyall, holistic healer, speaker
I attribute the great learning I experienced to the fact that Robert walked his talk — watching him present was a public speaking lesson in itself. Robert is a breath of fresh air when it comes to his willingness to be truly seen and to genuinely connect with an audience. Through the course I was able to see and let go of ways in which I hold back. I’m left feeling more at ease, confident, and willing to be myself more fully despite the opinions of others. Robert’s philosophy of playing allowed me to be more light-hearted which is most important to me.
Suzanne Saad, director, Breathe HR
The RealTime Speaking course "Speak for Effect!" gives you a framework to build and deliver powerful talks that compel people to listen. Its practical, direct, challenging, and fun! The RTS Flight Plan process is as useful in preparing for a one-to-one conversation as it is for a sales presentation, staff meeting, or major keynote. It’s amazing how much better your talks can be when you use his Five Ps — Preparation, Purpose, Product, Point, Passion! Its obvious that Robert has poured his entire wealth of knowledge and experience in professional public speaking and coaching into developing this course.
Hermine Zielinski, IT helpdesk manager
This course is a cross between public speaking and personal development. Robert has a process that can clear the blocks you have which not only allows you to speak freely and connect with people, but also changes your life.
Helen Wallace, Organic Traders’ and Consumers’ Network
Thanks, Robert, I love who you are and what you do and how you do it.
Paul Llewellyn, MP, Green Party WA
This is brilliant — everyone can take something out of this. Insightful and dynamic in every way. I learned to how to be authentic, speak my truth, welcome silence, and live out loud. Once I learn to apply what I learned here 100% the benefits will be tenfold!
Bradley Cocks, VP, Kiwi Collection
I learned how to access my inner strength, that being in all my power is possible, and that confidence is a choice. I can be funny, feminine, powerful, and get the message across and stand up, to be authentic. I will be able to access the power I have, and had as a kid, and truly be myself now.
Despina Nikolakakos, holistic healer
I learned to communicate more confidently and clearly; more so, to enjoy talking. No matter how well you think you speak, there is always room for improvement. Robert is a master at bringing the best out of people.
Damon Eaves, musician
Just do it — for the sake of your family, friends, workplace and above all for your own life!
Michael Bascombe, holistic veterinarian
I learned that presenting is not spouting information — it involves you connecting with the audience, being present, and speaking from the heart, not the head. I realised and was reminded to be true to my self, to be authentic. I learned that confidence is related to our ability to connect with people, and not to fear that connection. This course shows you about yourself and knowing yourself — where you’re limiting yourself — and ways to be yourself when talking to others. Being yourself enables you to connect with people.
Lynn Berry, speech solutions consultant
I learned that it is not necessary to bombard people with information when speaking, that what people want to hear is who you are — how you show up in the world, what drives you. I learned to come down from my head into my heart in conversation, that the difficulty I often felt in expressing myself was because I was being too mental. I really learned heaps and know this has been extremely valuable to be able to express myself authentically. Robert has a special gift in bringing out the essence of people and enabling them to see and experience that for themselves. The course is transformational. But it does depend on your willingness to break through what has held you back, and the degree to which you are willing to be vulnerable.
I can now do what I feared I would never be able to do. It is not only theoretically possible to have spirit come through when I talk, but actually possible! I have learned many things: that I have more natural presence than I thought; that I can express anger without anyone (myself included) dying; that effective speaking is more about relating to people than about getting something right. Don’t put it off as long as I did. Just do it!
Helena McCallum, psychologist
I surprised myself with the results I achieved after doing both your courses back to back and then heading straight into a politically contentious four-hour presentation the very next day. The room was hot, the acoustics dreadful. I dove straight in, using the key information I had gained from the RTS courses. I had my message and intention clear, I centered myself powerfully, and connected with the everyone in the room. I took control of the room, allowed the political agendas to be voiced, and then related them easily back to the information I was there to present. I kept my essential point clearly in the forefront of my entire presentation and ended with my unforgettable closing. The result was I kept the strong attention and interest of the whole group in a challenging situation for over four hours! After the workshop, the room was buzzing with ideas, enthusiasm, and passion for taking what they had learnt and applying it — which was my intention. My client came up to me, patted me on the back and said, "You handled that unbelievably well! Well done!" I must say applying the key principles I learnt in your courses has really helped me move my speaking to the next level. Thank you.
Peta McAuliffe, tourism industry
If you have a fear of public speaking and are serious about wanting to overcome it, then Robert is the most effective resource you can find.
Leesa Counihan, photographer
Robert is an amazing facilitator, presenter, entertainer, and being in his course is worth experiencing for anyone.
Jenelle Kacic, Steiner school administrator
Robert is a man who walks his talk and encourages you to live your life out loud. In this day and age of conformity and fear, of self help "masters" selling you their message and methodology, Robert’s message of learning to surf the wave of life is both honest and scary. Robert himself is very funny, honest and deep — a unique mixture of jester, coach, drama teacher, explorer, mystic, and friend. Working with him is refreshing, illuminating, and profound. I encourage anyone who is serious about taking the next step to work with Robert and experience this for themselves. This result is a more enjoyable, fulfilling, and adventurous life. I highly recommend it.
Diana Corr, graphic designer
The RealTime Speaking workshop is one of the most important and significant workshops I have ever participated in. It truly helps the quality of communication on all levels and dimensions. This recommendation is not only for corporate or non-corporate people, it is for everyone who would like to develop self-assurance, self-confidence, and self-empowerment in their interactions with themselves and others on a daily basis. After a wonderful workshop on RealTime Speaking this year along with extra coaching for a specific project, I found that my presentation skills were much more relaxed, the words flowed smoothly, and my presentation was like speaking with old friends at a dinner party at home. The extra public speaking coaching to becoming more comfortable on camera was truly invaluable. Robert’s easygoing nature, wicked sense of humour and wit belie his absolute professionalism, integrity, and knowledge, which he shares generously and which is an asset to all.
Nivedita Saraswati, speaker, holistic healer
Robert gave me many aha moments that truly shook my beliefs on what constitutes being a great public speaker. In his two-day workshop I found my voice and I can't wait to use it.
Tanya Rattray, human resources manager
Robert’s course is an opportunity for self-development and self-discovery through the vehicle of improving your presentation skills. An alarmingly appropriate vehicle, because you get to see how "present" you are, and what is in the way of being fully present. This was a gift! I would recommend it to anyone who is committed to fully and richly living their life. I feel more powerful and free to express who I am.
Karilyn Fazio, founder, The Impetus Team
Fun, terrifying, liberating, confronting, AWESOME!!!
Jane Wu-Schwollius, workshop leader
If your work involves speaking to others and you want to know how to connect more easily and authentically with others then this workshop is for you. Don't delay, go, book, now — go on! I was asked by Robert what I wanted to get out of this workshop. I told him I wanted to be more confident, creative, convincing and clear when I speak to people. After the first day he promised I would achieve this and gave me some things to work on during the week prior to the second session. During the second session I felt some old patterning beginning to emerge that had the propensity to sabotage all the work I did during the previous week. Robert helped me to see that these patterns had stopped me from living my life out loud and with so much love and with some strong, yet tender, coaching he helped me through my roadblocks. The way Robert shared his wisdom, authenticity, humour and his ability to be present in any situation was so beautiful and so inspiring. He is indeed an amazing guiding light for any one who has the passion and desire to connect authentically and intimately with others.
Linda O’Leary, businesswoman
The only people who shouldn’t take this class are ones who have even more basic needs like learning how to cross the street.
David Brewer, venture capitalist
Speak Your Way to an Authentic Life with Awareness, Courage, and Confidence
In Speak Truthfully, Robert Rabbin, along with essays from many of his students, tell their stories of how they reclaimed their lost power of self-expression, how they healed their wounds of self-doubt, and restored their creative vitality from the clutches of repressive self-censoring.
Available in Hardcopy and eBook versions!