Public Speaking for Beginners & the Truly Terrified

The best in-person public speaking and presentation skills course in Edmonton!

Class is limited to 8 participants.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to new COVID-19 public health measures in the Edmonton region, the Fall 2021 class has been cancelled.

The next expected round of classes will be in January 2022, pending the COVID-19 situation. I will update this site closer to that time.

If you would like to stay in the loop about the prospective January 2022 in-person class, please email me at lauren (at) laurensergy.com and I will place you on the Advance notice list.

Thank you for your understanding!

  • Does the idea of giving a presentation make you break out in a cold sweat?
  • Do you need to give talks for your work but don’t know where to begin?
  • Do you need more skill in impromptu speaking or prepared presentations…or both?
  • Do you want to add more polish and panache to your presentations?

You are a driven, passionate business professional or entrepreneur who knows that public speaking plays a key role in your success.  You are ready to take the plunge and get started on your journey to becoming a confident, powerful public speaker.  Now if only you could stop that queasy, shaky feeling that comes whenever you think about standing up to give a presentation…

If this sounds familiar, then Public Speaking for Beginners and the Truly Terrified is the class for you!

All About This Class

Join fellow professionals for an in-person 8 class journey through the foundational skills of public speaking.

This small class is restricted to 8 participants, ensuring a supportive environment with lots of individual attention and feedback.

Regardless whether you are a complete newbie at presenting or have some experience with speaking and presentations, you will learn new techniques and approaches that will drastically shift your skills and gain confidence through competence.

This course is practical, challenging, empowering, and even – dare I say it – fun! 

Over the course of 8 classes, you will learn and hone key public speaking skills including:

  • overcoming panic and calming the physical symptoms of stage fright,
  • Performance techniques for both in-person AND video conference environments, including key verbal, vocal, and non-verbal strategies
  • creating and maintaining a clear, focused message,
  • memory and content creation techniques to free you from relying on notes or scripts,
  • strategies for dealing with and answering questions from the audience,
  • adjusting your mindset so that you can approach speaking with positive, reasonable, realistic expectations

I care deeply about your success, and offer additional support for my group class participants. You will have access to three additional one-on-one telephone coaching calls as well as email support while the class is running. Worried that you might have to miss a class? No problem, it happens – you can use your one-on-one calls to get caught up on any class content you missed.

– CLASS DATES:  Please note that the Fall 2021 round has been cancelled due to COVID-19 public health measures. This class runs for 8 sessions, meeting once every two weeks, typically on Tuesday evenings.

– CLASS TIME: 6:30 to 8:30 PM

– LOCATION:  Room #440, 10035 156 St NW (The Orange Hub) Edmonton, Alberta

– FEES: Fees for this course are $629 CDN + GST (Certificates of completion are available on request.)

 

Want to stay up to date on future classes and get first shot at claiming your seat?

Contact me today to get on the Advanced Notice List!

I am planning on running this class again in January 2022, depending on the local COVID-19 situation and related public health mandates.

 

IMPORTANT COVID-19 SAFETY INFORMATION

To attend this class you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two doses, minimum of 14 days since your last dose).  This class is a high-transmission risk activity as we will be working on voice techniques and will not be masked.

Got questions? 

Contact me at lauren@laurensergy.com if you’d like more information or have any questions. I’m happy to discuss the course with you to see if it is a good fit for your public speaking goals.