Keynote Presentations

The Speakers Studio Adelaide

"Have you noticed that all gems come in small packages ? Irena Yashin-Shaw is one such gem. As Irena shares her pearls of wisdom, she spins threads of gold to captivate, engage and involve her audience. The audience left her presentation at The Adelaide Convention Centre sparkling like diamonds."

David Griggs.

ALIA Conference

"Irena Yashin-Shaw was engaged by the organising committee of 2009 National Library & Information Technicians Conference to deliver the opening keynote speech. What a wonderful start to the conference! Irena, a professional, enthusiastic and inspirational presenter, had the delegates engaged and captivated from start to finish. Feedback from the delegates included ‘powerful and inspiring’, ‘entertaining and informative’, and ‘very professional and encouraging’. Irena delivers her presentation in a thoroughly professional, entertaining and powerful manner, maintaining relevance and interest whilst engaging her audience. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to other organisations seeking a speaker of Irena’s experience and calibre"

Convenor, Terry Pamment.

University of Tasmania

"Absolutely amazing talk. Very informative and inspiring and lots of fun"

Elizabeth Barnard.

Arbonne National Conference Gold Coast

"Very relevant, simple, humorous and inspiring, Well done and deep gratitude"

Prisella Bokhara.

City Libraries Townsville

"Irena is wonderful! A gorgeous, dynamic performer and presenter"

Alicia Bolam.

Australian Catholic University

"Very inspiring presentation. I try to challenge myself to think outside the square. Thank you for confirming that I am unique - and you certainly are! Well done! Your use of the technology was excellent choice and allowed us to experience the full force of your famous personality"

Trish Darcy.

Northern Territory Library

"Fantastic start to the conference thanks for your honest approach. Your examples and interaction were very powerful. Thanks"

Margaret Ellis.

Brisbane Catholic Education

"I thoroughly enjoyed your closing key note address at the HEIA conference held in Brisbane recently. After a full day of workshops your energetic and challenging address was refreshing and informative. I came away at the end of a long day feeling energised and ready to meet the challenges of my profession"

Jacinta Griffin.

Arbonne International

"Irena was extremely entertaining, informative, professional and I enjoyed her performance immensely"

Donna Carter. Regional Vice President. Arbonne International.

Dept of Public Works

"Fantastic! Thank you for opening my eyes to furthering my career"

Robyn Lather.

State Library of NSW

"Your keynote addresses was the most entertaining and informative address I have ever heard. It was thoroughly enjoyable!"

Shauna Miller.

HEIAQ Conference

"Your closing presentation at the HEIA conference was a wonderful way to end the day. Your presentation was thought provoking, invigorating and entertaining to say the least. What really struck a chord with me was the visual parallels that you drew. It was pleasing to see that someone does understand the complexities that face us as teachers and for that I thank you."

Gaye Welch.

Hair Flair and Beauty

"Irena, loved your keynote! You were funny, interesting and I could have listen to you all day"

Filomena Caputo. Hair Flair and Beauty.

Pialba State School

"Very thought provoking in a fun and enjoyable way! If I laugh, I remember, and I laughed a lot. Thank you for the light bulb, I will shine forever, because I now know I am unique!"

Karen Bargenquast - President Pialba State School P & C Tuckshop

Merrimac High School

"I have been to many presentations before and been bored. This was great and full of brilliant ideas and FUN!"

Maryanne Cherry - Business Manager Merrimac High School

Women's Network Australia

"Wow! What a powerhouse of a speaker Dr. Yashin-Shaw is. She was so good I didn’t even notice the time fly by!"

Ann Rycroft – Director – StepUp2Joy

National Speakers Association of Australia – Queensland Chapter

"Irena’s session was enormously valuable. I’ve been speaking professionally for 18 years but that workshop brought me right back to a conscious awareness of how we speak and how we can speak better to ensure that understanding takes place through our articulation, the energy we can project and the meaning we can convey with the proper use of all the tools that we have around our speaking competence."

Catherine Palin-Brinkworth, Business Advisor, Professional Speaker. Global (Past) President of the International Federation for Professional Speakers

Business Brisbane SWAP (Salespeople with a Purpose)

"Thank you Irena for an excellent presentation to our members and guests. You obviously ‘walk the talk’ and can share your knowledge and experience. You had the group mesmerised and we all had fun learning your great tips on speech. One of the best!"

Lynne Brown Brisbane Business SWAP Speaker Seeker


"I've spent almost ten years training public speakers and presenters all over the world from Las Vegas to London and spent a heap of time with the 'greats' such as Zig Zigler, Tom Hopkins, Brad Sugars and other amazing presenters.

Recently, I asked Irena to speak at one of my functions (which in itself, is rare) and I must say I can't remember the last time I was so thoroughly entertained and educated! What's more, those in the audience are STILL using Irena's strategies, WEEKS after the presentation and are getting their messages across FAR more effectively than before.

So, if you want an entertaining, educational program on public speaking, that has long-lasting and profound results, give Irena a call and do whatever she suggests!"

Steve Leach - ACTION Business Coach & Global Trainer. Managing Director BIZLINX Australia & New Zealand

MC for Business Ignition Event

"Irena thank you for the outstanding job you did as MC for our event! You were a total professional from start to finish and handled all the last minute extras with graciousness and style. The audience absolutely loved your wonderful sense of humour. Your comedy material was both original and extremely funny. It kept just the right level of energy in the room and was integral to making our event such a success."

Curtis Chappell -Project Director

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