Speaking and Publications

I'm passionate about what I do and although online teaching and learning is very important in this day and age, presenting workshops and keynotes face to face is where I really come alive.

Simple as that.

Nothing lights me up more than seeing light bulbs go off in my clients' heads and having that happen right there infront of me is why I do what I do - that energy, and the reward I get from energising a room full of passionate professionals is what lights me up and keeps me going.

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Need a guest speaker, MC or workshop presenter?

Well that's a happy coincidence! My favourite part of the work I do is doing guest appearances on live podcasts, and speaking at events. I use the 20 years of stories I have from being on the road, living and working with other 85 different cultures, to weave real life experience and anecdotes into the theory, demonstrations and practical applications that make up the learning experiences your audience can benefit from.

Following you can find examples of the conferences I've delivered at, the professional awards I've won, and where I've been published, both in the academic and small business worlds. If you're looking for a bio or headshot for a media release, you'll find these at the bottom of this page.

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Academic Papers and Conferences

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION & WORKSHOP SERIES: Teaching the Future, Today: Innovative Approaches to Developing Literacy. National Education Conference, Ministry of Education, APIA, SAMOA, 2017

MC & WORKSHOP: 25 No-preparation-needed Communicative Activities to use on the fly.  ACTA ACAL CONFERENCE, PERTH, 2016

WORKSHOP: Supporting VET students with LLN needs: assessing and addressing literacy in a variety of 'languages'. JOONDALUP LEARNING COMMUNITY CONFERENCE, SCARBOROUGH, 2016

PRESENTATION: Individualising Language Tests, ENGLISH AUSTRALIA CONFERENCE 2013

PAPER & PRESENTATION: TESOL Success in the Pacific: Combining Curriculum Development, Data Management, Language Assessment, Teacher Training and Student Motivation, ISPAL CONFERENCE, TEHRAN, 2013

POSTER PRESENTATION: ESL Curriculum and Testing for Vocational Purposes, ACTA CONFERENCE, CAIRNS, 2012

PAPER & PRESENTATION: ESL Testing for Vocational Purposes: Is it time to bring it all together? UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL LANGUAGE TESTING FORUM, 2012

PAPER & PRESENTATION: Guiding English TVET Teaching Reforms Against The Rising Tide Of Urgency In A Pacific Small Island State, PACIFIC REGIONAL TVET & NFE SYMPOSIUM, FIJI, 2011

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 My favourite education and training quote...

Tell me & I forget. Teach me & I remember. Show me & I learn. Benjamin Franklin.

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Professional Awards

PTCWA Professional Service Award 2016: 

"Since joining WATESOL in 2012, Maria has held the role of Executive Officer and more recently, Vice President. In both roles, she has excelled, applying her project management skills and technological expertise to update our website and branding, streamlining association procedures and improve communications.

 

Through her knowledge of systems and structures, boundless enthusiasm and energy, she has encouraged the association to invest in innovating for a better future. For example, she has managed the creation of a Roles and Procedures Handbook to ensure smoother handover to new office bearers. This has evolved from the organisation not having clear guidelines or direction for handover when committee members vacate positions.

PTCWA Service Award Maria Doyle

Maria has been generous with her knowledge, running training sessions and creating instruction manuals and videos to teach committee members how to carry out activities such as editing the website and uploading content. Although her goal has been to make us autonomous, she never says no to a request for help, giving hours of her own time to support other in their roles.

Throughout all of this, Maria has maintained a positive outlook and fabulous sense of humour, with a dedicated focus on networking and building a stronger professional association."

The Edupreneur Awards 2015: 

 

Winner of the Vocational Education and Training Category

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The iLab Global Impact Award 2015:

 

US$5500 scholarship to the 30 day Entrepreneur Incubator program in Bali, Indonesia with Roger Hamilton and his team.

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Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation Recipient 2010: 

Professor Beverley Oliver, Sue Jones, Sonia Ferns and the Curriculum 2010 team.

For implementation of an evidence-based and scholarly Comprehensive Course Review process leading to increased student satisfaction. Download Abstract.

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Publications and Guest Appearances

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 Featured In

September 2017

Issue 15 of Roooar Magazine

'Why personalised service is the new black'

Even McDonalds has a 'create your own burger' product now, and there's a very good reason why. Personalised service is the way forward for all large and small businesses .  Read the full article here.

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Podcast

June 2017

Dream Life, Best Fit Role with Nikki Smith

Do you crave more time & money?

Do you crave more time? Perhaps more income so you can travel or do more of the fun stuff you love?

One way to leverage our time and money in our lives is to create/sell/teach something online. You could also go out on your own as a consultant or coach.

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 Featured In

April 2017

Issue 13 of Roooar Magazine

'How to Create a Business Once Your Find Your Voice'

Not all businesses are created equal, and neither are small business owners. Create a small business from your expertise that lights YOU up, as well as your clients.  Read the full article here.

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Guest Expert

March 2017

Workshop Wonderful, by Jade McKenzie: EventHead

Guest Expert Interview on how to Create Quality Content for your Workshops

One of 6 guest experts interviewed in Jade's signature online course, Workshop Wonderful. 'Maria Doyle // Wondering where to start with your workshop content? Maria Doyle is here to help you get your thoughts into order so you can create quality content and long lasting change for your attendees!'

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Podcast

February 2017

Business Marketing Show

In this episode I speak about packaging and selling your expertise online and creating quality online learning experiences.

This is a great episode to listen to if you have a desire to teach, consult or coach people largely online.

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Featured In

January 2017

Flying Solo

Before you create an online course, read this

Ever thought that building an online course might be a great way to create passive income? It can. But there are many things you need to consider before taking the plunge.

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Podcast

January 2017

Action Power Hour with Erin O'Brien

Episode 9  - How to Create Offerings That Work

 “Less Talk. More Action” is a podcast with a twist. Instead of a talkfest, it’s an action-orientated podcast … 

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Podcast

January 2017

Episode 015: Shannon and Maria Doyle talk all things e-courses as a passive income and a way to share your knowledge in the world.

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Featured In

December 2016

#Perthgirlboss businesses taking flight, thanks to BubDesk and Rare Birds on LinkedIn

Take Flight Series 2016
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Interview

September 2016

Episode 2 - Authenticity & Swearing

The Roooar Podcast with Anna Dower

By Jackrabbit.FM

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 Featured In

September 2016

A Little Ray of Sunshine - Business Stories

With Lisa Reed

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Guest Speaker

August 2016

"The occasional address was delivered by past pupil Maria Doyle. (class of 1995). Always effervescent and dynamic, Maria did not disappoint with captivating anecdotes about her exploits from working in 9 different countries. She paid tribute to her Iona education which formed a solid moral and Faith compass for her multi-faceted life pilgrimage to date. Maria's linguistic prowess is amazing!"

Anne Pitos ~ Principal

The Ionan Times 2 Maria Doyle
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Interview

The adventure every traveller should have

April 2016

with Emma Manser for The New Daily

www.thenewdaily.com.au

The Adventure every traveller should have
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Panel Member

The Collaborative Future: Professional Insights

March 2016

for Murdoch University Master Class Series

Murdoch Univeristy MasterClass
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Interview

Your Next Chapter Podcast Ep 16: Creating Quality Learning Experiences

March 2016

for Angela Raspass and the Your Next Chapter Podcast

http://www.angelaraspass.com/podcast/16/

FB Ep 016 Maris Doyle
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Feature

Women in Business You Need to Watch

September 2015

ROOOAR Magazine

Issue 8

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Podcast

The Joy of Giving Back

June 2015

with Claire Grieg

http://claregreig.com

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'Maria, thanks so much for being a guest speaker at 9-Thrive in Ubud! The participants really enjoyed your talk and loved your story about how you got to where you are now, and also all the hurdles and setbacks.  The transparency and vulnerability was something they really connected with; thank you for being so honest and open with us about your business journey!' 

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Instructor at 9-to-Thrive
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Need a short bio?

Maria Doyle helps professionals and industry leaders systemise, optimise and digitalise their expertise into content appropriate for group learning like courses, presentations and workshops. She helps them create quality learning experiences that engage, inspire and motivate; thereby confirming them as the go-to-professionals in their fields. It’s her life mission to transform the lack-lustre learning experiences of this world – both virtual and live – into ‘it-changed-my-life’ experiences.

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My favourite education and training quote...

Tell me & I forget. Teach me & I remember. Show me & I learn. Benjamin Franklin.

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Need a longer bio?

Maria Doyle helps professionals and industry leaders systemise, optimise and digitalise their expertise into content appropriate for group learning like courses, presentations and workshops. She helps them create quality learning experiences that engage, inspire and motivate; thereby confirming them as the go-to-professionals in their fields. It’s her life mission to transform the lack-lustre learning experiences of this world – both virtual and live – into ‘it-changed-my-life’ experiences.

Nothing lights her up more than teaching, learning, travelling and helping others be better at what they do. Until April 2012, she was working as the Senior ESL Education Manager on the AusAID funded TVET Sector Strengthening Project in Kiribati; a project that took vocational education and training, and long overdue teacher training, to a remote Pacific country.

Why did she start her own business?

'When I started learning about running my own business I was appalled with the quality of unregulated online training online - so decided I wanted to help turn that around. After 12 international postings and with 15 years experience in the teacher training and curriculum development fields, I decided it was time to make Perth home again, so decided to do what I do best, and that is helping passionate professionals create quality learning experiences that engage, inspire and motivate their clients to create real change. I believe in giving back and paying it forward which is why I regularly organise volunteer teacher training trips to schools in developing countries that otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to upgrade their basic teaching skills.'

Her qualifications include an MEd (TESOL), Cert IV TAA, Cert IV TESOL, CELTA, BA (Modern Languages). Maria has extensive international experience, teaching, developing and managing courses in Australia, Indonesia, Japan, the UAE, the UK, Hong Kong and Kiribati. Her areas of expertise include curriculum development, teacher training, project management, assessment and evaluation, and also language and communication skills.

Full CV available on LinkedIn: click here to take you there.

Want the back story on how I got started?

Read the full story here: Why having multiple organ failure was the best business move ever.

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