Aura Levin Lipski
Aura Levin Lipski is a communications trainer and experienced stage performer with a background in singing, songwriting, teaching and public speaking.
She applies this experience in the individual attention she offers her private and corporate clients through her consultancy firm Painless Public Speaking.
Aura also lectures to a wide variety of community, professional and business audiences on personal communication. Her presentations include "Preparation Prevents Panic", and "Making the Microphone Your Friend".
Born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Aura received her primary and secondary education in the United States, Israel and Canada. She holds the degrees of B.A. and M.A. from the University of New South Wales, and a Diploma of Education (Dip.Ed) from Kuringai Teachers College, Sydney.
In her teaching career Aura specialised in English as a Second Language and was commissioned by Sydney Teachers College to write a book on Language Across the Curriculum, for use in teacher-training courses.
Aura developed her skills as a communicator by performing on stage, radio and television in Australia, Asia and the former Soviet Union. She has featured as a supporting artist for international performers such as the great Ray Charles.
Aura's original songs in English have been recorded by ABC orchestras and played on radio around Australia. Her Hebrew songs have included Hatikva Le'Olam Israel which the Australian Jewish community presented to President Chaim Herzog to mark Israel's 40th anniversary celebration in 1988.