Improve your Presentations 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 work with people in the Edmonton, Alberta region and beyond.  In-person and distance/online services are available.

To ensure that everyone gets individual attention and practice time, class is limited to 8 participants.

Class 1: Public Speaking for Beginners & the Truly Terrified

  • 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 spend more time worrying about your presentations than working on them?

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!

Fees for this course are $597 (+ GST).

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 giving talks but are still shaking with speaker’s anxiety, you 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,
  • key vocal techniques to speak with greater strength and ease,
  • creating and maintaining a clear, focused message,
  • memory and content creation techniques to free you from relying on notes or scripts,
  • learning how to receive and deliver helpful, meaningful critique,
  • 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 four 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.



This 8 session program meets once every two weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Specific Class Dates:

  • January 9 & 23
  • February 6 & 20
  • March 6 & 20
  • April 3 & 17

Registration is for all 8 classes.


Concrete Theatre, #102, 10033 80 Ave Edmonton, AB.

Classes take place in the Treehouse Boardroom

For Fall Term Classes 

Contact me at to get advanced notices. I’m happy to discuss the course with you and answer any questions or concerns.

Class 2: Public Speaking Level II - Advanced Techniques

Ready to up your presentation game and take your speaking skills to the next level? 

After each session of Public Speaking for Beginners and the Truly Terrified, class participants ask me when I’ll have a ‘Level II’ course for them. Well, that time is now!  After much planning and deliberation, I’m opening up registration for Public Speaking Level II: Advanced Techniques.

This course is for people who have a good grip on their nerves, aren’t afraid to rip apart their content, and are ready to take on the challenge of becoming more persuasive and compelling speakers. In this class, we go beyond managing anxiety, voice work, and organizing our talks – that was level 1. Now we get into the nuts and bolts of developing the strategies and style to become a truly powerful, persuasive, and compelling speaker.

This class is for leaders, professionals, thinkers, entrepreneurs, and up-and-comers. It’s for people who want to create powerful content, command a room, and change people’s minds. 

Fees for this course are $597 (+ GST).

All About This Class

In a class of up to 8 driven individuals, you’ll dig deep into the strategies and techniques required for powerful presentations and speeches. We will be covering both content strategy and performance technique, including:

  • Persuasive appeals
  • Storytelling technique
  • Oratory
  • Dynamic performance

We will be doing a lot of practical application and performance/presentation review and critique in this class, so be prepared to workshop your content, experiment with your style, and push the boundaries of your delivery!

This class is intended for people who are comfortable presenting in front of an audience, have some presentation experience, or have been through my Level 1 (Public Speaking for Beginners and the Truly Terrified) program.

Not sure if you should be in Level 2 or Level 1? Please call me at 780-966-2401; I’ll be happy to chat with you about your existing skills, your goals, and what you need to achieve with your speeches or presentations.

3 Spots Remaining!


This 8 session program meets once every two weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Specific Class Dates:

  • Jan 16 & 30
  • Feb 13 & 27
  • Mar 13 & 27
  • Apr 10 & 24.

Registration is for all 8 classes.


Concrete Theatre, #102, 10033 80 Ave Edmonton, AB.  Classes take place in the Treehouse Boardroom