4-Part Public Speaking Workshop (Online Series!)

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Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2G6


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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? 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.

In our second evening, we’ll review best practices when it comes to delivery skills and voice projection, all while handling impromptu questions and delivering a short speech.

In our third evening - and for us the most exciting - you will deliver your final speech, putting everything you learned into practice! You will be encouraged to stay on point and avoid being distracted from your key message (especially during the question and answer period).

In our final evening (Monthly Meetup), you'll have the chance to exercise your impromptu speaking skills, learning how to think on the spot and answer pop-questions with structure and clarity.

By the way, we also love laughing, keeping it casual and offering a safe and supportive environment for lots of mistakes to be made! 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.

Why Register:

  • It’s the 11th 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: Online (Zoom link to be shared upon registration)

  • Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm (PST)

  • Dates:

    • Tuesday, May 5 - Session 1: Building Confidence and Connection (2 hours)

    • Tuesday, May 12 Session 2: Delivery Skills & Handling the Unexpected (2 hours)

    • Tuesday, May 19 - Session 3: Staying on Point & Managing the Q&A (Questions/Answers) (2 hours)

    • (Any date of your choosing) - Session 4: Monthly Meetups! Attend any one of our Monthly Meetups to continue practicing your skills (1.5 hours)*

  • Program Fee: $199 + GST (ask your manager if you can expense this fee!). Registration limited to 8 participants. NOTE: if you would like to by-pass the Eventbrite fees (and save $16), please contact us directly at hello@speakforsuccess.ca for additional ways to pay.

What You Get

  • Initial S4S Skills Assessment Report

  • 6 hours of live group training with speaking coach

  • Live feedback from peers and coach

  • S4S workbook

  • Assigned skill-building exercises

  • Assigned (and optional) reading/videos

  • Copy of personalized video recordings of your speeches

  • Final S4S Skills Assessment Report

Online Format

Just because it's online doesn't mean you won't have to speak! Our online programming preserves the same energy, enthusiasm and intensity as our in-person sessions. Yes, you will still have to deliver speeches, speak on the fly and participate in speaking exercises. Each session is facilitated by the speaking coach, and moderated by support staff. We use various Zoom features to keep things engaging and fun (breakout rooms, polling, expressions, backgrounds etc.). Finally, if you require technical support in setting up/using Zoom (or just need basic training!) we're happy to help you with that prior to the first session.

By the way, here's what you'll need:

  • Zoom

  • Access to a computer with enabled video/audio

  • Internet connection

Did you know?

Most employers will cover costs associated with professional development skills training. Ask your manager if you're eligible to expense Speak for Success training fees.

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.


"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

"Learned some incredibly useful skills in such a fun and encouraging environment." - Tiffany Tolmie, Manager, Investor Relations at Zymeworks Inc.

"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

"Speak for Success provided such a positive and supportive environment for their students, encouraging them every step of the way in the workshop! The feedback provided was so useful in taking it back to the workplace to apply. I highly recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to work on their communication skills, from beginner's level or advanced level candidates!" - Kathy Wong, Career Centre & Program Assistant, The University of British Columbia


Contact hello@speakforsuccess.ca

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*only 1-monthly meetup ticket is included in this package

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Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2G6


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