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About Dr Virginia

Virginia Small

Virginia has extensive experience as a professional and credentialled communicator, broadcaster, journalist, producer, facilitator and university lecturer. She is a public speaking expert, having successfully presented on radio for a number of years, and her experience covers business and communications training in Australia and South East  Asia.


Her training approach is based on practical on-the-job experiences combined with business knowledge and outcomes, as well drawing on her significant academic expertise and research. Virginia has a track record of creating and driving affective content for various digital platforms and web sites and is a published academic. She is a Visiting Fellow at UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA).



  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Graduate Diploma in Education

  • Associate of Trinity College London

  • Master of Letters 

  • Graduate Diploma in Professional Communication (Crisis Management)

  • Master of Professional Communication (Environmental Activism) 

  • Doctor of Philosophy

  • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (to be completed March 2021)




  • Communication and Presentation Skills

  • Communication Strategies

  • Speechwriting 

  • Group Engagement 

  • B2B Influencing

  • Leadership, Management 

  • Policy and Governance

  • Customer and Client Service 

  • Crisis Management

  • Re-branding and On-boarding

  • Digital Marketing and Analytics

  • Microsoft Office 2019, 2016 

  • Microsoft Project

  • Microsoft OneNote


She has worked at Australian Associated Press, The Sydney Morning Herald, Qantas, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and in policy and governance at education-based school and university organisations; she currently runs her own business Authentic Communications.

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