• Your Success Strategies In Business Communications

    Online Webinar

    Are you passionate about business? Are you looking for strategies to communicate more effectively professionally? Are you curious about where to focus your attention? Communication is one of the most essential components to business success, and yet most people worry that their business communication style isn’t having the impact they desire. Pearly Tang, Founder, and Principal of Excel Student Solutions, will show you how specific steps will help you to understand what you have to share with your listener on a deeper level, clarify your personal values, and guide your networking to showcase your unique vision. On October 23rd Pearly will be here to share her expertise with you. Her talk is for people with a passion for business, whether they are students starting out or people who have owned or supported a business for many years. In this webinar you will learn how to: -Better understand yourself -Define your values, mission, and vision -Express these strategically as you network Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_96-LsGjsTFuK7vLjdBzUdA Hope to see you there!

  • Communicate Your Value With Video

    Online Webinar

    We know that top communicators in all fields take full advantage of the power of video to attract attention to their product, service or business. The trouble is most people have no idea how to get past the pitfalls to enjoy the results of well-crafted video storytelling. That’s an entirely different set of skills. So, what can you do if you feel like people are missing your message? What can you do if you are tired of trying to explain what you do? What if there were a quick effective way to explain what you do, who benefits from your expertise, and why you are passionate about what you do? WE HAVE A WEBINAR JUST FOR THAT! “Communicate Your Value With Video” is all about helping you attract an audience with your message. Adera Angelucci, co-founder / director/ producer of the award-winning media company SPIRO Creative, will show you how communicating through video allows people to connect with you on a deeper level, and why people who want to attract an audience with their message are so excited about the power of video. In this WEBINAR you will discover how to: -easily film a video with your phone or laptop -best present yourself and your background set -formulate your talking points or script -share your video on social media *AND BONUS what kinds of videos are perfect to do all by yourself and which ones should be done professionally Register Now This WEBINAR is for you if you are: -an entrepreneur who knows that video will help them promote their product or service -a business professional who is looking for a competitive advantage -a professional who understands that video interview skills will enhance their ability to move up in their career -anyone who needs to make a good impression on the newest style of job interview: Video Interviewing I was introduced to Adera Angelucci by Trevor Marples, a well-known event videographer and video marketer in the speaking and event space. Adera has years of experience bringing brands to life through video storytelling, online marketing, and “offline” events. For over a decade Adera has been in front and behind the lens and specializes in pulling stories out of good people who might not even realize they have a story to share. Adera specializes in finding your story and helping you see how magnificent and powerful it really is in attracting your audience, so we are fortunate to have her as the guest on this month's webinar. Grab your seat in the webinar while there’s still one available! Attend “Communicate Your Value With Video””. Time: August 21,[masked]:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Here is the registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h9_xfQ0_SmO1ZDBZ3yG14A See you in the webinar! Catherine

  • The 3 Secrets For Making Customers Buy From You

    Online Webinar

    The 3 Secrets For Making Customers Buy From You Does it feel as though your product or service is invisible? Are you tired of people choosing the competition over your own superior offering? Are you curious to know what top companies are doing to get the attention of their customers? Knowing how to capture attention and hold it leads to greater chances of being hired or having your product or service purchased, and yet the strategies that make you successful and drive customers your way may not come easily to you. Aline Ayoub of Aline Ayoub HR Consulting, will show you how communicating your value leads people to buy from you. On July 17th Aline will be here to share her expertise with you. Her talk is for people who want to develop strategic workplace communication that gives you the advantage and win. In this webinar you will learn how to: -Define your persona. The client that will buy from you -Communicate to drive awareness -Position your product or service as the solution to your client's problem Time Jul 17,[masked]:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada) Speakers Guest: Aline Ayoub President & CEO @Aline Ayoub HR Consulting Aline Ayoub is an expert in helping organizations build high performing teams. Aline Ayoub HR Consulting helps small businesses reduce their risks of non-compliance and offers tools for retention, engagement and change management. Aline, recognized by David Christopherson, MP, for her contribution to the integration of francophone immigrants to the market place, is an avid blogger and author of “The 10 Essentials Steps to Former Executive Immigrants Getting Their Dream Job”. She has been featured in Canadian Immigration Magazine. Aline developed the HR Management Certificate for Small Business curriculum, delivered the program through HRPA, served as the Chair of the HR Committee for the Mississauga Board of Trade, and sits on the Advisory Board of the Canadian Association of Marketing Professionals. Aline is passionate about coaching and has helped thousands of executives to overcome their career challenges. She is known for her unique, personalized approach that grows careers. Host: Catherine Steele Speaker, Communication Trainer & Pronunciation Coach @English Pronunciation For Success Catherine Steele, B.Ed, TESOL, known internationally as The Clear Communicator, is a speaker, coach and consultant who trains corporate teams and individuals on the clear speaking skills necessary to be competitive in today’s global marketplace. Catherine holds a degree in education with a focus on languages, literature and linguistics, combined with experience coaching over 7,000 clients on pronunciation. Grab your seat in the webinar while there’s still one available! Attend "It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It" Here is the registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MYzLXlqqQRW1HkUK1wh4xg See you in the webinar! Catherine[masked] Register to attend this online webinar here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UP11V6CSQoOwb0yNOjRl3w

  • It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It

    Online Webinar

    It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It Words are important, but how we use our words is more important. Knowing the little tips and tricks that will help you be better understood makes good business sense. Have you ever experienced a situation where your meaning was not well understood? Do you ever struggle to understand why a conversation didn't go well? Are you curious about how to help others understand your meaning more easily? Dominic Rubino has several decades of business and personal conversations to draw on. During his coaching sessions with business leaders and as a trainer, public speaker and podcast host, Dominic has honed his skill as a communicator. Business owners benefit from Dominic's guidance and clear communication style. As Dominic says, "The way we communicate can be the difference between getting the deal or losing the deal, getting agreement or losing agreement, or even losing a friend. For instance, consider the difference in these two sentences. Let’s eat, Grandma. And the same sentence with no comma. Let’s eat Grandma. Dominic Rubino, owner at BizStratPlan and Cabinet Maker Profit System will outline the truth of the saying, "It's not what you say, it's how you say it." On June 4th Dominic will be here to share his expertise with you. His talk is for anyone who finds that their message is misunderstood. Dominic will illustrate how the way you deliver your message greatly impacts what your listener hears. In this webinar you will: -Discover the REAL way your message is delivered -Discover little tips and trick to be understood more easily -Learn how to avoid misunderstandings -Understand how certain communication cues help you to get agreement, close the deal, or develop friendships Grab your seat in the webinar while there’s still one available! Attend "It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It" Here is the registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UP11V6CSQoOwb0yNOjRl3w See you in the webinar! Catherine[masked] Register to attend this online webinar here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UP11V6CSQoOwb0yNOjRl3w

  • How To Pitch Your Ideas So People Listen

    Online Webinar

    How To Pitch Your Ideas So People Listen Featuring Carla Rieger CEO @Artistry of Change Productions, Inc. Please Note: This is an online webinar. You must register through Zoom to attend. Please click on this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QXRqWJk6SNOP1x2YNhCM1A We know that top business communicators connect with potential clients and collaborators through stories. The trouble is most people can’t think of any stories to tell or lack the skills to craft and deliver them well. That’s an entirely different set of strengths. So what can you do if you feel like your career options or ability to pitch your ideas effectively is limited by your lack of storytelling ability? What can you do if your listeners are not as engaged as you’d like them to be? What if you find it hard to convey a complex message briefly? What can you do if you want to use stories but aren’t sure where to start? WE HAVE A WEBINAR JUST FOR THAT! “How To Pitch Your Ideas So People Listen” is all about helping you gain the skills you need in order to communicate your value in a way that people remember long after they hear you speak. Carla Rieger, CEO of The Artistry of Change Productions, Inc. will show you why people who craft their ideas in story form far outperform those who don’t, and how stories, examples, metaphors and comparisons, will make your engagement skyrocket. In this WEBINAR you will discover: -a template for creating powerful stories that engage and inspire action -the do’s and don’ts of using stories in a business setting -how to deliver stories for best impact This WEBINAR is for you if you are: -in a role that requires giving presentations -someone who finds pitching ideas difficult -a person who knows they need to develop a more compelling social media profile -someone who feels having more engaging sales conversations will give them a competitive advantage I have known Carla Rieger, since I heard her speak at a Vancouver Business Network training session and a Women of Worth event in 2014. Carla has years of experience helping people communicate in a way that wins over their listeners. Carla brings her knowledge of organizational psychology, conflict resolution, adult education, creative writing and educational kinesiology to her work with organizations all over the world. Carla is known for her humorous style of delivery and is often asked to speak on change leadership, team building and storytelling, so we are fortunate to have her as the guest on this month's webinar. Grab your seat in the webinar while there’s still one available! Attend “How To Pitch Your Ideas So People Listen”. Here is the registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QXRqWJk6SNOP1x2YNhCM1A See you in the webinar! Catherine[masked] Register to attend this online webinar here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QXRqWJk6SNOP1x2YNhCM1A

  • Becoming the Clearest Speaker In The Room

    Online Webinar

    Becoming the Clearest Speaker In The Room I am delighted to be a guest on this webinar hosted by Marie Gervais, PhD. CEO Shift Management. Please Note: This is an online webinar. You must register through Zoom to attend. Please click on this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kgThRzMOQhaFRXJutcc-IA Description: Could your English skills be costing you? Is it possible you are losing out to the competition in interviews and promotions because of your pronunciation? Want to become clearer and more respected in your field? Having to learn French and Japanese herself, and being told by potential employers that they would never hire her because her accent was “hard to understand”, Catherine Steele has personal experience with the frustration, fear, and humiliation that can come from pronunciation problems. At first, it's not a big deal. People speak louder, repeat themselves, or go back and forth and eventually things get solved. Right? Unfortunately, there's more to it. Immigrant professional engineers, IT professionals, or other highly skilled workers, are judged on their language skills. Canadians expect that professional competence and English competence go together. When they hear pronunciation they don’t understand, they think your professional qualifications are not what you say they are. That’s why Catherine sees English as currency - improving your pronunciation is like adding gold to you qualifications - and money to your bank account. Catherine’s clients have used their improved English skills to: -Get a new job with a salary over $80,000 per year -Speak on stage and deliver a TED Talk -Pass a fluency exam - and more! Don't miss this amazing opportunity to learn how to improve your pronunciation for career success! Time Feb 13,[masked]:00 AM in Edmonton Grab your seat in the webinar while there’s still one available! Attend “ Becoming the Clearest Speaker In The Room”. Here is the registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kgThRzMOQhaFRXJutcc-IA See you in the webinar! Catherine[masked] Register to attend this online webinar here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kgThRzMOQhaFRXJutcc-IA

  • How To Communicate About Science

    Online Webinar

    How To Communicate About Science Featuring Danniele Livengood, WWEST, SCWIST, SciCATS Please Note: This is an online webinar. You must register through Zoom to attend. Please click on this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_V5Vc9DaqRFqasUZGX3L-Nw Knowing how to communicate about science in a way that is understood by people with non-science backgrounds is a valuable skill. This increases your value as a team member, improves your self-confidence as an authority on your subject, and widens career advancement opportunities. Danniele Livengood is the Program Manager of Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST) at Simon Fraser University. Her yearsserving on the Board of Directors for the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST), and her experience volunteering with SciCATS to deliver skills-based science communication training make Danniele a sought-after speaker on diversity and communication in science. In this webinar you will learn: -How to make your presentation easy to understand by the general public -What non-science people need from you -How communicating about science effectively will improve your career You will learn what communication REALLY is and how to: * See the clues when communication has not happened * Find where typical obstacles to doing a task correctly show up across cultures and generations * Avoid unnecessary communication problems by identifying general conflict response styles Grab your seat in the webinar while there’s still one available! Attend “How To Communicate About Science”. Here is the registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_V5Vc9DaqRFqasUZGX3L-Nw See you in the webinar! Catherine[masked] Register to attend this online webinar here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_V5Vc9DaqRFqasUZGX3L-Nw

  • Leadership Communications With Your Diverse Workforce

    Leadership Communications With Your Diverse Workforce Featuring Marie Gervais, PhD. CEO Shift Management Please Note: This is an online webinar. You must register through Zoom to attend. Please click on this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n28OfunQRk-MZJ7pnZmA6g If your instructions have been clear and it looks like employees agree to do the task, why are there so many mistakes and misunderstandings at work? Language differences aside, it’s all about knowing the clues to how people communicate across cultures and generations! In this presentation with intercultural communications expert Dr. Marie Gervais, you will learn how to identify and avoid typical workplace communications traps with people from a variety of cultures and generations. Get from “yes boss” to “these are the steps I took to solve the problem” by making sure you pick up on the right clues, ask the right questions and use the right process to check for understanding. You will learn what communication REALLY is and how to: * See the clues when communication has not happened * Find where typical obstacles to doing a task correctly show up across cultures and generations * Avoid unnecessary communication problems by identifying general conflict response styles Grab your seat in the webinar while there’s still one available! Attend “Communicate With Confidence”. Here is the registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n28OfunQRk-MZJ7pnZmA6g See you in the webinar! Catherine[masked] Register to attend this online webinar here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n28OfunQRk-MZJ7pnZmA6g

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  • Career Success Pronunciation Workshop

    Arts Alliance

    Career Success Pronunciation Workshop This is a rare opportunity to work hands on with pronunciation expert, Catherine Steele, in a live, morning workshop. Registration is limited to maximize your learning, so sign up today to guarantee your spot. **Please register HERE: https://tinyurl.com/CareerSuccess2018VAN https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/career-success-pronunciation-workshop-vancouver-tickets-51567277114 Catherine will address: the number one way immigrants can be sure to sound polite to their listeners the reason North Americans think immigrants speak too quickly how to handle conversations that break down because of misunderstandings the most common accidental bad language and how to make sure it never happens again Date: Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Location: [masked] Howe St., Vancouver, BC (Please enter the ground floor business entrance.) Organizer's Contact Info: Cell[masked] What people are saying about working with Catherine: “It was really helpful to come to your workshop. For me it reminds me how important it is to maintain the tone when I’m speaking English. So, thank you very much. It was really helpful.” EXATEC workshop participant from Mexico At the beginning of learning language my only goal was to understand and to be understandable. At a certain point it was not enough anymore. The next goal was to sound better. What a surprise - I met Catherine Steele! In her class "English Pronunciation For Success" Catherine showed us the music of language. We were practising to emphasize the parts of the words or sentences by high or low notes, learning where to use pause or stress. Besides the class she provides lots of materials to work on your own. Thank you Catherine. Now I know in what direction to improve my pronunciation. I will keep practising. Olga Pakhotina I was lucky enough to listen to Catherine Steele’s presentation. I think her presentation was really good. I think it’s very important because a lot of times things get lost in communication, lost in translation. When you first approach a business, you are selling yourself, then you are selling your business. If people can’t understand you, if they don’t like you at the first meeting, then you are at a disadvantage and Catherine can help you with that. Farah Mistry, Canada-India Business Council in Vancouver I met Catherine in San Diego at a conference and we were just chatting and learning more about each other’s businesses and on the way to dinner she helped me to actually figure out how I can pronounce Ws, which is huge since consider I’ve been here for fourteen years .. By the time we reached the dinner I could actually pronounce the Ws. So I highly recommend Catherine for anybody who has issues with pronouncing either certain words or certain sounds. It’s just amazing. Especially the speed, how fast you can correct your pronunciation.” M. Voslar Catherine has worked with over 7,000 clients worldwide. This special, live workshop gives you the opportunity to ask her YOUR specific questions regarding the clear speaking strategies needed for career success in Canada. See you at the workshop! Catherine For information:[masked] For tickets: https://tinyurl.com/CareerSuccess2018VAN https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/career-success-pronunciation-workshop-vancouver-tickets-51567277114

  • Accent Reduction + FREE Bowling

    The Esprit City Club

    Thank you to Pat Chaisang and the Empower International Students Meetup who have invited me to speak to their Meetup on accent reduction on November 5, 2018. I have posted the information here and encourage you to go to the Empower International Students Meetup page to sign up for this event. https://www.meetup.com/EMPOWER-International-Students/events/255790855/?_xtd=gqFyqTIyNzI5NDQ5MKFwp2FuZHJvaWQ&from=ref Details: How does accent play a role in your success in Canada? Find out here! Have you ever felt shy speaking with your own accent? - Yes, I have! Does your accent stop you from reaching your fullest potential? Does your accent kill your confidence at school or work? As international students, ACCENT is one of the most common concerns that we all have. Regardless of which country you are from, we all have a unique tone of voice and that's ok! At this MeetUp, we are so fortunate to have Catherine Steele, pronunciation coach, speaker, and consultant, with experience coaching over 7,000 clients joining us as a keynote speaker! Join us and Catherine Steele for a warm and welcoming discussion of the opportunities facing international students when it comes to developing a speaking style that North American listeners understand and respect. In this workshop you will take a look ahead at the world of work, learn about what “communication skills” on a job posting REALLY means, and discover how simple accent reduction strategies can help you improve your public speaking confidence. At this MeetUp you will walk away with a lesson and action items on: -How to create more opportunities without losing all of your accent so that you can reach your full potential -Why learners in college and university today, have an advantage over people who arrived in Canada 10, 20, even 30 years ago and how you can succeed in Canada as an international student -Where to focus your attention to get the most out of the pronunciation changes you make when it comes to career development We are going to wrap up the MeetUp with a networking opportunity and a FREE bowling games after (bowling limited to 12 people)! Look forward to meeting you!