“ Have always loved the way Steve positively coaches the speakers. Learn so much at every meeting. ”
— Lana B. on Sep 12, 2015.
“ It was my first time. I loved the positive atmosphere and the electric energy. I hope there will be more Your Stage events in the future to attend. ”
— Francesca D. on Jul 2, 2014.
“ Absolutely love Your Stage and the opportunities for growth that Steve Lowell and Bob Carscadden provide through their venue. Amazingly talented and compassionate people showing up - like attracts like. Keep up the good work and I&#039;ll keep spreading the word. ”
— Janis w. on Jun 30, 2014.
“ A great end to the run. Congratulations Steve and Bob and I look forward to seeing the Spring event. ”
— Michael L. on Jun 27, 2014.
“ For me the this last "Your Stage" at this stage was a very meaningful event. I related to each the speakers as each one had something that spoke directly to me and to my experience. I attended the sessions for a couple of years early on, but not for the last two years. I am very pleased that I attended this event. I look forward to the new look events in the future: "Your Stage: The Movie"! ”
— John F. on Jun 27, 2014.
“ Looking forward to Steve & Bob's "Chapter 2" (to use a book metaphor) ”
— Nancy M. on Jun 27, 2014.
“ jddf ”
— Victoria on Jun 27, 2014.
“ I enjoyed every minute of my time this morning; the presentations, the training, the meditation and all the new connections, I made. Looking forward to seeing everyone next month. Happy month of June everyone... ”
— Colette A. on May 30, 2014.
“ I want to thank Steve Lowell for another excellent Your Stage experience and for all the valuable insights. Always lots of nuggets of wisdom to walk away with. ”
— David T. on Apr 25, 2014.
“ I really enjoyed both speakers today - Stephen always has a contagious smile and laugh - good topic Stephen well done. Ross was captivating in his unique style of speaking, and his talent for capturing people's legacies and turning them into art is clearly his passion. I took great pleasure in listening to both presenters - thank you for taking the time to speak at this month's gathering. ”
— Rose on Apr 25, 2014.
“ Wonderful event for business owners. Developing presentation and speaking skills is so important toward effective networking and business growth. Thanks, Steve for putting on this fine event. ”
— Shelly M. on Apr 25, 2014.
“ Excellent. ”
— Kathy on Apr 25, 2014.
“ Great! Can't wait til next month! ”
— Paula C. on Mar 28, 2014.
“ Excellent - the education is top notch and the energy in the room is palpable. Great investment of time, energy, and money. ”
— Master Phil N. on Feb 28, 2014.
“ I am sorry to say that I won't be able to make it to tomorrow's meeting. Something has come up that requires my attention. Looking forward to see you at the next meeting. Francine :) ”
— Francine R. on Jan 30, 2014.
“ It was a lovely way to bid farewell to Ally, to meet her husband John who is whisking her away to Australia her long-time dream and to see so many supporters from Your Stage. Thanks Steve for organizing a wonderful evening. Caroline Midgley ”
— Caroline M. on Jan 20, 2014.
“ Fantastic! ”
— Daniel R. on Dec 13, 2013.
“ Thank You Steve, Bob and Ally - wonderful presentations. Really nice to sit and get to know Stephen Whitely, HappinessWorks.ca, a little bit better. Very interesting transformation of his life, how he is now paying it forward to help others. See you next time at Your Stage :) ”
— Patricia C. on Nov 17, 2013.
“ With enough gold nuggets, one becomes wealthy. No matter your experience in business or in life ... YOUR Stage provides one or many nuggets applicable to where I am in my journey, each and everytime. Today no exceptions... Thank you! Now if I only had a piano keyboard and a rusty old van ! <- I guess that bus has left the station :-) ”
— Eric L. on Nov 15, 2013.
“ Y O U R S T A G E is such a good forum for practicing your public speaking skills and also a great place to network and meet other like-minded (green) entrepreneurs. A very special thanks to Steve and Bob for putting this all together. Fourth Birthday coming up; wow that's seriously awesome. All the best to everyone who was there today (and everyone who wasn't). Thanks for not booing me off My Stage. ”
— Dave F. on Nov 15, 2013.
“ This is one of if not the best monthly Networking Events in Ottawa. It's fun, educational, affordable and a great opportunity to meet some amazing people. The folks who attend are open, friendly and welcoming. Michael Milette - www.TNGConsulting.ca ”
— Michael M. on Jun 7, 2013.
“ Informative ”
— Christiane K. on Jun 7, 2013.
“ Well organized, informative session. The addition of "busting a move" at the beginning of the session, was one I have not see yet! Loved it...great way to get everyone relaxed and feeling good! ”
— Colleen on May 11, 2013.
“ Your Stage is solid value if you want to increase your business success through speaking. In fact, this is my favourite networking venue in the city. Always something useful to learn and great people to network with. ”
— Stephen W. on Apr 13, 2013.
“ Steve Lowell is amazing. All the speakers that have been there are informative and knowledgeable. We would recommend any business to come and showcase their business to other professionals. Will be continue to come when we are not busy. ”
— Bytown Video P. on Apr 12, 2013.
“ I think that this is an excellent group. This was my first time attending and I enjoyed it very much. ”
— Anna U. on Feb 11, 2013.
“ This group is fun, engaged, energizing and informative. I have learned a ton about speaking effectively. It has also become a great way to connect with other solo and small business entrepreneurs who have complementary services. It is even better than I had expected. ”
— Lee W. on Feb 8, 2013.
“ More than just another Newtwork meeting meeting...you learn a bit, share a bit and have a whole lot of fun while making new connections ”
— Diba H. on Feb 8, 2013.
“ Excellent networking opportunity. Relaxed atmosphere, unlike some other "organized networking groups" where there is pressure to refer. Will me going back for many, many more. ”
— Daniel S. on Dec 16, 2012.
“ Excellent I love how Steve has put this whole "Your Stage" Idea into such a success. I enjoyed the Webnar very much as I am in the process of starting my ownThank you Steve. PEACE. Chipo ”
— Chipo on Dec 14, 2012.
“ Loved it - that's what I need - it was also good to see some familiar faces and get to know new people ”
— Marguerite on Dec 14, 2012.
“ Excellent! ”
— Gary H. on Dec 14, 2012.
“ My first time and I loved it! I will be going back for sure! ”
— Catherine H. on Nov 4, 2012.
“ Since meeting Steve back in May, both my business and personal life have improved dramatically and it is no coincidence. Steve gives advise that is simple in nature and if followed, can change your life. I highly recommend anyone who deals with people on a daily basis to join this group and actively participate in any event that Steve organizes. Steve - Thank you so much for all of your help! ”
— Roger D. on Oct 13, 2012.
“ Steve gives amazing tips for public speaking. Bob keeps the group together and connected with his style....loved it!!! i will be back...worth the almost 2 hour drive ”
— Jayne B. on Oct 12, 2012.
“ a fabulous event! ”
— Diane M. on Oct 12, 2012.
“ Graet. Learned a lot about story telling. ”
— Evaa Janine M. on Sep 16, 2012.
“ T'is about connecting and it was a good event for that. ”
— Ross A. C. on Sep 14, 2012.
“ This morning's session was fun as usual. Learned a new technique from Steve that I expect to use in a number of ways. Loved the 17 ways to attract what I want. ( I do most of not all of them. :-)). Made a couple of really useful/valuable connections with two people who I've known through Your Stage for quite a while. And sat with a man I had not seen in about 5 years!!! It was a successful, pleasant morning! ”
— Bruce R. on Sep 14, 2012.
“ As usual, I continue to learn from Bob (thanks for the 17 things to do!), Steve (I'll be registering for your workshop!), and from those that chose to have conversations (thanks Jim & Betty) with this community. ”
— Jacqueline R. on Sep 14, 2012.
“ A unique approach to business, professional, and personal development loaded with learning opportunites with a learn by doing model. Enjoyed this first experience and plan to be back! ”
— Wayne P. on Aug 12, 2012.
“ Always great! ”
— Bill W. on Aug 11, 2012.
“ Great group of people and an excellent venue for anyone interested in improving their speaking and networking skills ”
— Julian W. on Jul 21, 2012.
“ Love Your Stage. The networking/presentation skills education/speeches are a great combo! ”
— Kim B. on May 12, 2012.
“ The best part of this gathering is the authenticity of the people who attend; they are not just handing out biz cards, but rather are honestly trying to get to know the people in attendance so they can feel comfortable either using their services or referring people they care about! Kelly ”
— kelly a. on Apr 8, 2012.
“ So much business and kindness in this group. ”
— Ima O. on Mar 18, 2012.
“ Another fantastic morning at Your Stage... ”
— Barbara F. on Mar 17, 2012.
“ Great as always! Loved the sing along to King of the Road, Happy Birthday, and the dancing! New for me and loved it! You don't get that at any other networking events! It really does seem to foster a closeness amongst the participants! Wonderful job Steve & Bob! ”
— Lisabery on Mar 17, 2012.
“ I love Your Stage and love the changes that I see in my personal development. I always plan on being there. I love that it has such a community feel. There is such wide array of services available there that I know when you need such a service I will be choosing and recommending from within this group. ”
— Maria M. on Mar 3, 2012.
“ Always a pleasure. I always come away with a valuable idea like the 'Value Statement'. We can always benefit from taking the time to review these basic principles. ”
— Jim M. on Mar 3, 2012.
“ I love Your Stage. It's a wonderful opportunity to meet new people. Plus you get the added benefit of learning something new each week to either enhance your own business, or help expand your awareness of yourself. ”
— Pat D. on Mar 3, 2012.
“ Your Stage is different! Yes, it has networking. Yes, it has food. But what differenciates this Meet Up from most of the others, is that YOU get to practise your public speaking skills, and learn from the pros. ”
— Linda P. on Feb 20, 2012.
“ "This group has a wonderful friendly group with a very professional atmosphere since joining the group. I have meet several wonderful business minded people, and grown in both personal and business abilities. I would highly recommended any business person who wants to improve themselves in both of these areas to join this group as it will definitely benefit your business." ”
— Holly K. on Oct 17, 2010.
“ It's a very worthwhile event. It offers education, experience and networking. All in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. The fact that Bob, Steve and Anil are constantly looking to keep the event evolving, keeps our interest and helps the group grow. ”
— Sandy G. on Sep 18, 2010.
“ I think this is a brilliant idea for teaching business people to be comfortable with presenting themsleves and their business. As a former toastmaster, I know the benefits of encouraging people to stad before their peers and gain this experience. I would love to be a future speaker! ”
— Betty H. on Aug 23, 2010.
“ I thought that it was a safe and friendly environment for people to share their businesses and to learn of others. We can all learn from the experiences of others. The guests were great and I came away with a few new ideas. ”
— Maria M. on Aug 21, 2010.
“ Great way to do it by picking names. ”
— Linda H. on Aug 9, 2010.
“ Not so happy about the influx of emails re; every comment in my InBox! Will attend again and hopefully can change the settings as to not get so many e mails. Also too many emails leading up to the event as well. We get the point! ”
— Caren W. on Jul 26, 2010.
“ Any chance to hug 'Bob' is a good reason to attend! ”
— Janet M. on Jul 20, 2010.
“ One word - WOW! ”
— Matthew B. on Jul 10, 2010.
“ Amazing and well worth attending! ”
— Christine T. on Jul 10, 2010.
“ It is educational as well as mentoring. An opportunity to polish communications skills as well as meeting great people and build those relationships. ”
— Ima O. on Jul 10, 2010.
“ Would like to see it go back to giving everyone a chance to introduce themselves. I think it is worth the time it takes. That's all I can think of to improve it! Great events! ”
— Lisa S. on Jun 28, 2010.
“ Refreshing positive environment, diversity of people, professional but casual organization. ”
— Paulo S. on Jun 13, 2010.
“ It's not only a great opportunity to network and hone your speaking skills, it's also a wonderful learning experience. ”
— Michael Di L. on May 31, 2010.
“ Polish your speaking skills, meet great people. ”
— Majeed M. on May 16, 2010.
“ Others should join the group so that they can be updated on the tremendous information that is available through this Meetup. ”
— Dureen C. on May 14, 2010.
“ For the opportunity to network and practice one-on-one or public speaking in a supportive, relaxed environment. ”
— Doreen on May 14, 2010.
“ Steve is a very dynamic presenter. This course was thoroughly enjoyable and interactive, in fact one of the best I attended in years! I learned practical information I could use immediately! Attend a session with Steve and see for yourself! ”
— Christine M. on Jul 6, 2009.
“ Very valuable information that any presenter can use!! ”
— Ferdinand P. on Jun 30, 2009.
“ Steve is genuine and gives memorable valuable information. Top Notch! ”
— Mark Da S. on Jun 29, 2009.
“ To learn - to grow - to expand their awareness in something that interests them. ”
— Sylvia on Jun 29, 2009.