- Pre-TEDx meet-and-greet
Going to the TEDx Kanata conference on February 28th (or just planning to be in the area)? Let's meet for coffee beforehand and get to know our fellow Fearless Public Speakers! TEDx conferences are great for getting inspired, making connections and motivating yourself to kick-start your public speaking journey. Let's meet some new people to share that experience with us. There is no cost to attend this meetup, but if you plan to attend the conference you can get your ticket here: https://www.tedxkanata.com/tickets/. This group is not affiliated with TED or TEDx.
- Hold Your Own
Question & Answer sessions can make even the most experienced speakers sweat. When you open up the floor for questions, anything could happen. You’ve got to think on your feet and keep the conversation on track. In this workshop you’ll explore strategies for convincing skeptics, dealing with different personality types and maintaining control of the conversation. It builds on the content introduced in June's "Love Your Audience" workshop, but attendance at that workshop is NOT a prerequisite. Your registration fee includes the workshop and a casual dinner from La Bottega. Please advise us of any dietary restrictions. Online registration only (no same-day registrations) at https://www.spiceleadership.ca/signup/hold-your-own
- Tell Your Story
From sales pitches to wedding toasts, the secret to great public speaking is to tell a story that entrances the audience. In this workshop you’ll learn the craft of storytelling and apply it to your own life or business. You’ll explore the elements of storytelling and put them into practice, trying your hand at true and made-up stories. You’ll see how one set of facts can inspire different emotional reactions, and how to use comedy effectively. This workshop is a must for business owners, job seekers and anyone with a message to share. it builds on the content introduced in June's "Love Your Audience" workshop, but attendance at that workshop is NOT a pre-requisite to attending. Registration includes the workshop and a casual dinner from La Bottega. Please advise us of any dietary restrictions. Online registration only (no same-day registrations) at https://www.spiceleadership.ca/signup/tell-your-story.
- Outsmart Your Fear 2.0 (SOLD OUT)
The workshop that started it all is back, and it’s better than ever - with more hands-on activities and more opportunities to transform your fear of public speaking into energy that will fuel your performance.. In this workshop you’ll learn why public speaking is so scary for so many people. You’ll learn how to transform your inner monologue and use that fear like a judo master to power your growth as a speaker. Alex will lead you through fun and challenging hands-on exercises (including improv games, because it wouldn’t be a Spice! workshop without them) that will build your confidence from the inside out. Your registration fee includes the workshop and a casual dinner from La Bottega. Please let us know about any dietary restrictions. Register online (no same-day registrations) at https://www.spiceleadership.ca/signup/outsmart-your-fear-20. Bring a friend and save $5. Select the “Moral Support Special” at checkout. Or pre-register for all 3 Fall 2018 workshops and save $15!
- Love Your Audience
Engaging with the audience and being quick on your feet are skills that take a public speaker to the next level. How often have you wanted to be a more agile, engaging speaker? This fun and fast-paced workshop is all about the techniques that will prepare you to go off-script while speaking to a crowd. You'll learn preparation strategies that reduce your dependence on speaking notes and tips for encouraging audience engagement. And you'll exercise your spontaneity muscles through a series of improv games. Registration fees include the workshop and dinner from La Bottega. Sign up here: https://www.spiceleadership.ca/signup/love-your-audience-public-speaking
- Own Your Voice
Does public speaking really mean a choice between being "professional" and being yourself? In this workshop you'll develop an awareness of your own voice and speaking style; how they relate to your past and how they help or hinder you in achieving your goals. You'll learn why certain speech patterns are valued by some groups and reviled by others. You'll discover the power of speaking authentically, and you'll make more conscious choices about how to use your voice. Registration fees include the workshop and dinner from La Bottega. Register online: https://www.spiceleadership.ca/signup/own-your-voice-public-speaking
- Outsmart Your Fear of Public Speaking
Public speaking doesn't need to be scary. In fact, connecting with an audience and making an impact with your words can feel amazing. How do you build the confidence and skills to make that happen? Forget taking a deep breath and picturing your audience in their underwear. The fear of public speaking is real, and if you're going to conquer it, you need to understand it. Alex will take you through her "Success Through Screw-ups" method for outsmarting your fear. In a fun and relaxing atmosphere, you'll learn and practice techniques for getting over your fears. That nervous feeling goes away after a few minutes, and you'll find yourself enjoying the experience of being in your feet and speaking in front of the group. Registration fees include the workshop and dinner from La Bottega.