Improve your Public Speaking and Communication Skills

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Classes are a great way to learn new skills while getting plenty of opportunity to practice in front of fellow learners. I offer both in-person and online group classes that address a variety of skills, from getting your feet wet with public speaking to becoming an amazing off-the-cuff speaker to creating killer content for your presentations.  Workshops give you an intensive burst of skill development, letting you hone a particular presentation or technique over the course of just a few days.  Generally limited to between 8 and 10 people, I will work with you and your fellow participants in an intimate setting that encourages fast learning, active skill growth, personalized coaching, and valuable peer feedback.

I hold public classes in the Edmonton, Alberta area and am available for custom corporate training sessions across North America.  In-person and distance/online services are available.

 

Upcoming Courses, Workshops, and Seminars

Public Speaking for Beginners & the Truly Terrified

In-person group class held in Edmonton, AB. Next round starts Sept 14, 2021 

Class is limited to 8 participants.

  • 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!

Join fellow professionals in Edmonton, AB 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.

The Fall 2021 in-person session will run from September 14th to December 21st. Click the button below for full course information and to register for your spot!

Self-paced online course: Making The Most of Video Conferencing

Need to polish your video conference skills?

For more polish, confidence, and effectiveness in virtual meetings, join Making the Most of Video Conferencing – a self-paced mini-course that will have you putting your best foot forward in online meetings and presentations.

Public Seminars via University of Alberta Faculty of Extension

Univeristy of Alberta - Online Seminar: Persuasive Communication (EXGEN 5362)

  • Online Seminar Dates: Nov 22, 24, & 26 2021
  • Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Mountain Time
  • Online delivery – 3 live online sessions

Persuasion is a core professional skill, underpinning much of our communication. In this seminar, you will learn fundamental aspects of persuasion and how to apply them to become more convincing in presentations, arguments, and conversations. Topics covered will include fundamental persuasive appeals, how to context and bias modify persuasion, critical rhetorical tools, methods for leveraging the right tool or technique at the right time, and methods of developing and defending strong arguments.

Fees: $395

Click here to register for Persuasive Communication through the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension

Univeristy of Alberta - Online Seminar: Developing and Leveraging Executive Presence (EXGEN 5363)

  • Online Seminar Dates: Nov 30,Dec 1, & Dec 3, 2021
  • Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Mountain Time
  • Online Delivery – 3 live online sessions

Executive Presence (EP) is a combination of the way we speak, look, and behave that helps others perceive us as competent and authoritative. This highly desirable trait can be crafted and leveraged to give you greater poise and impact on your work. We will explore key traits, behaviours, and mindset needed to project a strong and authentic presence. You will be taught practical methods for cultivating these traits, including activities you can incorporate into everyday work and life.

Fees: $395

Click here to register for Developing and Leveraging Executive Presence through the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension