Public Speaking & Communication Expert
Communication Insights and Critical Skills For Leaders and Professionals
Lauren Sergy is a public speaking and communication expert who has helped thousands of professionals improve their speaking and communication skills.
Lauren has worked with organizations big and small across a variety of industries in Canada, the US, and the UK. With humor and candor, she’s helped people at all levels – from new hires to senior leaders – develop a more strategic, effective, and confident approach to presentations and public speaking. Whether you are holding an in-person event or needing a virtual solution, Lauren provides engaging, effective programs to help you and your team become more powerful speakers, presenters, and communicators.
Looking for an entertaining and intelligent speaker who can make a difference for your team? Contact Lauren today to see what she has to offer!
Strengthen your communication skill and increase your impact - practical, inspiring, actionable talks for you and your team
Creating an Energizing and Memorable Experience
In my dynamic, entertaining, and hugely practical talks, I rip back the curtain and reveal the art and alchemy of public speaking and communication.
I help driven professionals, businesses, teams, and entrepreneurs dial up their effectiveness by diving into the whys and hows of speaking and communication. Come with me as we investigate the nuts and bolts of successful, persuasive, confident communication.
My high-energy, high-value keynotes laser in on key communication issues professionals face.
I’m here to help you to make your event awesome.
How? By working with you to make sure I understand both your delegates and your event inside and out, and then by building relationships with my audience before, during, and after the event. This way, I can give your people the talk they most need and want. I am a speaker who not only educates and entertains but who also supports the greater theme and vision of the event.
Some of the core skills you can learn with my keynotes and workshops include:
- Shifting the way you approach communication to become more tactical, strategic, and authentic
- Unpacking your expert knowledge and making it accessible, understandable, and compelling for laypeople
- Elevating your Executive Presence so you can more effectively command the confidence and attention of those in the room
- Connecting meaningfully with your clients, customers, and team members
With energy, humor, and candor, I teach my audiences how to use communication strategically – wielding their words like tacticians and taking command of the image and message they present to the world.
I’ve worked with audiences in Canada, the United States, and Europe, including:
Cargill, T-Mobile, Carboline, KPMG, Grant Thornton, University of Alberta, Northern Trust Corporation, Rural Municipalities of Alberta, BOMA, Park deRochie, Meeting Professionals International, PIMCO, Family Services Canada, Lloyd Sadd Navacord . . . and many more!
Note: All talks are available as both Virtual and In-Person Keynotes
KEYNOTE 1: This is Your Brain on Video Conference* – Picture yourself at breakfast. You open your calendar to prepare for the day, and there they are: the video conferences. You can feel your heart rate spike as you stare at them. Virtual meeting after virtual meeting, replete with the irritations you once brushed off but now dread: awkward silences, glitchy video, intruding pets and children, Bob’s nose hairs. (Seriously, doesn’t Bob know his camera is pointed right up his nose?). In this hilarious deep dive into our collective foray into video conferencing, Lauren will uncover the reasons behind our video conference angst while helping you polish your communication and boost your effectiveness in virtual meetings.
*This is a companion talk for Lauren’s latest book UNMUTE! How to Master Virtual Meetings and Reclaim Your Sanity.
KEYNOTE 2: Secrets of Persuasion – A Holy Grail communication skill, persuasiveness is admired, desired, and sought out by individuals and organizations alike. But what makes someone truly persuasive? In this keynote, I take you through a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at what persuasion is and how it works. You’ll learn how to dial up your own persuasive skills while becoming savvier to the persuasive tactics thrown at us in daily life.
KEYNOTE 3: Executive Presence – Developing and Leveraging the Language of Leadership – Leadership demands a great deal: knowledge, experience, confidence….AND the ability to communicate those traits in ways that command the attention and respect of others. While it may seem like some people are simply “born with it,” the traits of executive presence can be taught, learned, and strategically leveraged. With an engaging mix of humor and candor, we will look at high-impact behavior and traits at the heart of executive presence. You will learn practical methods for honing your own personal form of executive presence.
KEYNOTE 4: Managing the Boiling Point – Communicating Well When Tempers Run High –In the midst of pressured work environments, hectic lives, and a non-stop barrage of information, we need to be able to find ways of managing shortened nerves and frayed tempers so that our communication remains open, clear, and productive. In this candid keynote, we will explore the forces affecting our communication and learn practical ways to create collaborative, positive communication with our co-workers and our clients.
90+ Minute sessions, Breakout Sessions, Half Day Workshops, and Full Day Workshops are also available – please inquire for further details.
Do you have a particular communication issue you need addressed? Contact Lauren to discuss custom keynotes and programs.
What Clients are Saying
Our senior management team spoke at our conference 2 weeks after Lauren’s workshop – the conference was a massive success. We all used what she taught us and it added immensely to the main stage presentations.
There is no leader or professional that would not benefit from Lauren’s unique ability to make complex communication topics simple to understand and relevant to our professional lives. Lauren is a catalyst for lasting positive change for many. Our organization would work with Lauren again in a heartbeat.
“You changed how I make and give presentations. The last presentation I gave at a large global health conference woke them up…people said they hadn’t seen anything like it!”
“From the first point of contact with Lauren, I knew that I was dealing with a professional who was going to do everything in her power to satisfy me: the client. Lauren went over and above! I would not hesitate to recommend Lauren as a speaker – she is fabulous!”
“We were thrilled to have Lauren present. Lauren was engaging, insightful, and downright hilarious, invoking fits of laughter from the audience!”
“Not only was Lauren’s speech educational, it was also very entertaining and fresh. She engaged the audience and proposed new ideas for both us and our clients. We definitely suggest Lauren for your next event!”
“Lauren is a wealth of knowledge about an underexplored topic. She knows her stuff, she explains it clearly, and she provides tips that are immediately useful. Engaging Lauren will improve your communications and your business.”