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Get nervous during important conference calls, presentations and negotiations? Is your lack of confidence holding you back from speaking up and contributing your ideas and opinions during meetings?

Luckily, there is a simple solution: practice.

Speak for Success hosts casual meetups designed for emerging female leaders who want to practice their public speaking/presentation skills and improve their level of boardroom confidence in a fun, safe and supportive environment.

This casual drop-in session will give you the opportunity to practice your impromptu speaking skills and help you get comfortable addressing a group.

No preparation required, for this - just bring lots of energy, a great attitude and a willingness to make a lot of mistakes!

If you are striving to:
- Advance your career
- Influence and make a difference
- Start a business
- Promote your ideas clearly and confidently
- Develop yourself as a leader
- Demonstrate greater competence and credibility
- Increase your leadership skills

..then register for an upcoming drop-in session today! Sessions are limited to 12 people.

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Upcoming events (5)

Speak for Success: Monthly Meetups!

UBC Robson Square

CA$15.00

Get nervous during important conference calls, presentations and negotiations? Luckily, there is a simple solution: practice. These casual drop-in sessions will give you the opportunity to practice your impromptu speaking skills, practice answering pop questions and help you get comfortable addressing a group. With only 10 people and facilitated by speaking coach Dorothea Hendriks, these sessions are a great way to put your learned skills into action and to receive ongoing feedback and coaching. No preparation required for this - just bring lots of energy, a great attitude and a willingness to make a lot of mistakes! It's going to be a lot of fun. Agenda: - Introductions - Brief review of impromptu strategies - Impromptu speaking exercises/practice - Evaluations and feedback Did you know? Most employers will cover costs associated with professional development skills training. Ask your manager if you're eligible to expense this Speak for Success training fee! Questions? Get in touch with us at [masked] PS. Sign up for our newsletter, to receive helpful resources and be notified of upcoming workshops and events: https://mailchi.mp/5a34d4ea4519/speakforsuccess ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ About Speak for Success: Speak for Success specializes in communication skills training for women. Our goal is to transform you into the confident, assertive leader you were meant to be by helping you to improve your communication skills.

Speak for Success: 4-Part Public Speaking Workshop (October Series!)

L'Atelier Coworking

CA$349.00

**UPDATE SOLD OUT*** PLEASE CONTACT US TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST OR TO PRE-REGISTER FOR THE NEXT WORKSHOP // [masked] Get nervous during important conference calls, presentations and negotiations? Is your lack of confidence holding you back from speaking up and contributing your ideas and opinions during meetings? If so, you’re not alone….most women will go through this experience at some point in their professional careers. Luckily, there is a simple solution: practice. Speak for Success is designed for emerging female leaders who want to develop their public speaking/presentation skills and improve their level of boardroom confidence. If you are striving to: - Advance your career - Influence and make a difference - Start a business - Promote your ideas clearly and confidently - Develop yourself as a leader - Demonstrate greater competence and credibility - Increase your leadership skills ...then this workshop is for you. In our first evening together, you will learn how to build a connection with the audience, handle your nerves and project confidence. During our second evening, we’ll review best practices when it comes to delivery skills and body language. In our third evening, we’ll practice how to handle impromptu questions and how you can avoid getting distracted from your message. In our final evening - and for us the most exciting - you will deliver your final speech, putting everything you learned into practice! By the way, we also love laughing, keeping it casual and offering a safe and supportive environment for lots of mistakes to be made. WHY REGISTER - It’s the fifth workshop we’ve created exclusively for emerging female leaders - Practice your skills in a fun, welcoming and supportive environment - At only 8 registrants, it’s almost like getting private coaching (which normally costs +$100/hour) WORKSHOP DETAILS Location: L'Atelier Vancouver, 319 W Hastings st. #400 Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm* (note: *session 4 will be from 6:00-9:00pm) DATES: - Wednesday, October 9 - Session 1: Building Confidence and Connection (2 hours) - Wednesday, October 16 - Session 2: Delivery Skills (2 hours) - Wednesday, October 23 - Session 3: Handling the Unexpected and Staying on Point (2hours) - Wednesday, October 30 - Session 4: Final Speeches & Wrap Up (3 hours) Program Fee: $349+ GST (ask your manager if you can expense this fee!). Registration limited to 8 participants. Our goal for you, is that you’ll learn, be inspired and motivated to put the skills you’ve practiced into action. If you are a woman wanting to move your own business ahead, or focused on building your career, we hope you are as excited as we are about our Speak for Success 4-part workshop. ABOUT THE SPEAKING COACH: Dorothea Hendriks is your speaking coach. An educator and former instructor at Vancouver Community College, she’s travelled across Canada presenting workshops, keynotes and coaching to over 5000 people. Her promise to you … this workshop will be a tipping point for you and your career. TESTIMONIALS "I discovered more about my speaking and presentation style in these sessions than I have in my entire career!" - Sarah Rushton, Director of Community at Mountain Equipment Co-Op "Everything I was looking for: specific focus on communication challenges professional women face, small group so you get lots of personal attention and feedback. If you want to take your communication skills to a new level, get yourself into this workshop!" - Nina Legac, Development Manager, David Suzuki Foundation QUESTIONS? Contact [masked] STAY IN TOUCH! Want to be kept in the loop? Sign up for our newsletter! Sign up for our newsletter, to receive helpful resources and be notified of upcoming workshops and events: https://mailchi.mp/5a34d4ea4519/speakforsuccess VENUE PARTNER Big thanks to our Venue Partner, L'Atelier Vancouver for providing the venue space and for supporting this initiative!

ESL Public Speaking & Presentation Workshop

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CA$179.00

Is your lack of confidence while public speaking in English holding you back from speaking up and contributing your ideas and opinions during meetings? Do you get nervous during important conference calls, presentations and negotiations because you’re delivering them in a second language? If so, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many women who have English as a second language will experience this sense of nervousness at some point in their professional careers. Luckily, there is a simple solution: practice. The ESL Public Speaking & Presentation Workshop is designed for emerging female leaders who have English as a second language and who want to develop their public speaking/presentation skills in a fun, safe and welcoming environment. This intense 4 ½ hour workshop is filled with exercises and activities to help you develop a stronger and more effective speaking voice. We’ll focus on articulation, pronunciation, enunciation, inflection, speed, voice quality, content and body language. If you want to overcome your nervousness, be better understood and enhance your speaking voice so you can... - advance your career - have greater influence - promote your ideas cleanly and confidently - develop yourself as a leader - demonstrate greater competence and credibility - increase your leadership skills ...then this workshop is for you! Why Register - It’s the first ESL workshop we’ve created exclusively for emerging female leaders whose second language is English - At only 10 registrants, it’s almost like getting private coaching (which normally costs +$100/hour) - Practice your skills in a fun, welcoming and supportive environment Workshop Details Location: Vancouver Community College , Room DTN 209 Date: Saturday, October 26th Time: 9:00am - 1:30pm (includes 15-minute lunch break!) Agenda: In this workshop we will... - Practice key techniques for improving your voice - Explore stress, rhythm and pitch when speaking - Identify at communication mistakes that can damage your credibility - Practice getting your points across clearly and effectively Program Fee: $179+ GST (ask your manager if you can expense this fee!). Registration limited to 10 participants. Our goal for you, is that you’ll learn, be inspired and motivated to put the skills you’ve practiced into action. If you are a woman wanting to move your own business ahead, or focused on building your career, we hope you are as excited as we are about the ESL Public Speaking & Presentation Workshop About the Speaking Coach Dorothea Hendriks is your speaking coach. Trained as a teacher, including certification in English as a Second Language, Dorothea has taught and tutored hundreds of ESL students. A former instructor in the ‘Essentials of Business Communication’ at Vancouver Community College, she’s travelled across Canada and has presented workshops, and coaching to over 5000 people. Her promise to you …this workshop will be tipping point for you and your career. Speak for Success Testimonials: - "I discovered more about my speaking and presentation style in these sessions than I have in my entire career!" - Sarah Rushton, Director of Community at Mountain Equipment Co-Op - "A fantastic opportunity to practice and further develop my public speaking skills in a supportive and engaging environment. Would highly recommend for anyone who dreads presenting and is looking to increase their speaking confidence!" - Robyn Godard, Manager, BComm Careers, The University of British Columbia - "Everything I was looking for: specific focus on communication challenges professional women face, small group so you get lots of personal attention and feedback. If you want to take your communication skills to a new level, get yourself into this workshop!" - Nina Legac, Development Manager, David Suzuki Foundation Questions? We'd love to hear from you! Contact [masked]

Speak for Success: Monthly Meetups!

UBC Robson Square

CA$15.00

Get nervous during important conference calls, presentations and negotiations? Luckily, there is a simple solution: practice. These casual drop-in sessions will give you the opportunity to practice your impromptu speaking skills, practice answering pop questions and help you get comfortable addressing a group. With only 10 people and facilitated by speaking coach Dorothea Hendriks, these sessions are a great way to put your learned skills into action and to receive ongoing feedback and coaching. No preparation required for this - just bring lots of energy, a great attitude and a willingness to make a lot of mistakes! It's going to be a lot of fun. Agenda: - Introductions - Brief review of impromptu strategies - Impromptu speaking exercises/practice - Evaluations and feedback Did you know? Most employers will cover costs associated with professional development skills training. Ask your manager if you're eligible to expense this Speak for Success training fee! Questions? Get in touch with us at [masked] PS. Sign up for our newsletter, to receive helpful resources and be notified of upcoming workshops and events: https://mailchi.mp/5a34d4ea4519/speakforsuccess ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ About Speak for Success: Speak for Success specializes in communication skills training for women. Our goal is to transform you into the confident, assertive leader you were meant to be by helping you to improve your communication skills.

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