What is this course about?

Welcome to the Verbal Briefing Skills course! By the end of this course, you should expect to be more confident in your briefing style as well as know how to brief effectively, no matter your audience. This course will take you through not only how to construct your brief but also how to deliver it. Verbal Briefing Skills is a must-do course for anyone who needs to deliver information verbally in their role, those who want to break into roles that require verbal briefings or simply for those who want to improve their public speaking and communication skills. Learn tips for speaking style, stance, body language while at the same time, learning to craft the perfect compelling brief.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
  2. 2
    • Tradecraft: Preparation and Types of Verbal Intelligence Briefs

    • Presenting - Introduction

    • Tradecraft: Analyse the Audience and Assemble Your Material

    • Presenting - Before You Begin

    • Tradecraft: Structuring the Briefing

    • Presenting - Eye Contact

    • Presenting - Body Positioning and Stance

    • Tradecraft: Presenting

    • Presenting - Gestures

    • Presenting - Speech Patterns, Tones & Techniques

    • Presenting - The Checklist

    • Presenting - Extra Tips

    • Tradecraft: Dealing with questions

    • Conclusion - General Skills

  3. 3
    • Production Tips Part One

    • Production Tips Part Two

    • What, So What and Now What: shaping your BLUF

    • The Verbal Brief: Tips

    • Format - Decision Brief

    • Format - Handover Brief

    • Format - Information Brief

  4. 4
    • The Verbal Brief: Introduction to the Videos

    • Video - Verbal Briefings

    • Video - The Elevator Pitch

    • Now It's Your Turn

    • Congratulations!

    • Before you go...

Ready to Learn?

Take the leap into the world of intelligence briefings and see how using this skill effectively can help you achieve success.


CEO & Founder

Neil Quarmby

Neil is considered the leading expert in the Southern Hemisphere regarding intelligence in regulation and has an impressive and extensive career in intelligence (military, law enforcement and regulatory) both in Australia and overseas.  Recipient of the 2016 Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO) individual award for distinguished contribution to the intelligence profession in Australia, Neil has an extensive career in operational and strategic intelligence; serving in the Australian Defence Force for over 20 years. Following his retirement from military service,  Neil was a senior manager of a national strategic crime assessment agency, going on to develop and manage a strategic intelligence capability in the Australian Crime Commission.  Neil subsequently became the head of a national operations into organised criminal penetration of the air transport sector and, in 2005, he took up a position creating and managing an integrated compliance risk and intelligence system in Medicare Australia.  He has held appointments as: the Senior Instructor for Intelligence and Counterintelligence at Australia’s Defence Intelligence Training Centre; the Staff Officer for Intelligence and Information Warfare Doctrine for the Australian Army and later at the ADF’s Joint Warfare Centre; the Staff Officer for intelligence capability development for Army; the manager of the strategic intelligence course for Australian law enforcement; and has led many other intelligence training programs. Neil is the co-author of a book titled, Managing Intelligence: the Art of Influence and the sole author of Managing Intelligence in Regulation.