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Professional Speakers Boot Camp - for those who want to grow their speaking...

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Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Airport

231 Carlingview Drive

Toronto, ON M9W 5E8


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CAPS Toronto Speaker Boot Camp

Are you an emerging speaker looking to build your platform?
Are you an experienced speaker looking to generate more leads and earn bigger sales?
Are you a consultant, coach, trainer, or facilitator looking to grow your business through speaking?

Unlock the secrets of successful professional speakers at the CAPS Toronto Speaker Boot Camp – the place to be for anyone who is serious about building and growing a thriving speaking business.Join us on April 7th and 8th for an intensive learning weekend that has been carefully curated to cover the foundation of building a successful speaking business.

Each program session will be run by an expert in their field – seasoned professional speakers, including marketers and sales professionals who work specifically with speakers.

You’ll gain access to best practices and winning strategies, and experience hands-on workshops focused on your platform skills as well as your business-building needs.

You’ll learn the theories of launching or taking your business to the next level AND put those theories into action in REAL TIME. There is nothing more powerful than in-the-moment implementation.

And you’ll be matched with your peers, so you won’t be alone in your journey.

You’ll love our boot camp faculty, proven experts who will get past the fluff, and deliver the blueprints, strategies, and secrets you need to succeed

Space is limited so save your seat today!

If you are serious about building your business and include training, coaching, facilitating and keynoting as part of your business model - this is the place to get a head start and learn from the experts!

Here’s what the weekend includes:


Session 1: Dream BIG Be BOLD: Get Noticed as a Subject Matter Expert and Build Your Brand and Revenue to the Next Level with Paula Morand, CSP

Session 2: DIY Marketing with speaker marketing specialist Aidan Crawford

Session 3: Share Your Story, Leave Your Legacy with Susan Luke Evans, CSP, Global Speaking Fellow

Session 4: Get More Business NOW with Patti Pokorchak, MBA

Session 5: Expert Sales Panel with Jill Harrington, Peri Shawn, Sarah McVanel

*Lunch and refreshments are included 4:30-5:30 is informal networking


Session 1: Experiential Learning with Bob Parker, CSP

Session 2: How to Get Your Next 10 Gigs with Hugh Culver, CSP (via Zoom)

*Lunch and refreshments are included 4:30-5:30 is informal networking

You have a message to share – make sure you have the foundation for the business behind getting it out into the world where it belongs!

We look forward to seeing you at the CAPS Toronto Speaker’s Boot Camp!


Aidan Crawford

Aidan has developed social media and marketing strategies for speakers and consultants for over 12 years. As a former marketing director for a speaker, he knows exactly how tough this business can be. He’s seen very talented folks struggle because their expertise and marketing are not aligned with the groups they need to reach in order to land gigs. www.shortcircuitmedia.com

His goal is to make every speaker capable of stating clearly why clients should pay them $10,000 (plus travel!) to speak at their event.

Bob Parker, CSP

Bob started out quite young in the speaking business developing his keynoting and facilitation skills and if he had the chance admits he would do a lot of things differently if he started today. After 25 years, he has carved out a unique business model using experiential education, which capitalizes on all of his speaking, facilitating, consulting, and training skills. Working with clients of Duke Corporate Education, The Rotman School of Business, Cornell University, and consulting partners including other CAPS members, Bob’s programs are a resource for collaborative relationships that exemplify the value of CAPS.

Co-founder of the South-Western Ontario Chapter of CAPS, and Past Chapter President, Bob has served on the CAPS National Board of Directors culminating with serving as the CAPS 2014 National President. http://pitcrew.ca/

Hugh Culver, MBA, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional)

Hugh co-created the world’s most expensive tours (to the South Pole), has presented to over 1,100 audiences as a professional speaker, and is the CEO of BlogWorks and author of Give Me a Break: The Art of Making Time Work for You. He blogs at hughculver.com.

Paula Morand, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional)

Paula is a leadership building, revenue-boosting, strategy expanding keynote speaker, author and visionary. This 11x award-winning entrepreneur and philanthropist shares her expertise as a dreaming big and being bold leadership expert and brand strategist. With her vibrant energy, humour, and wisdom Paula ignites individuals, organizations and communities to lead change, growth and impact in a bolder fashion. http://www.paulamorand.com/

Peri Shawn

Peri is the award-winning author of Sell More with Sales Coaching. It was named one of the top 12 sales and marketing books of 2013. You may have read some of her articles in SellingPower, Sales Gravy, Salesforce.com, Entrepreneur, Sales and Marketing Management Magazine and Forbes.

Peri teaches and coaches sales VPs and their teams how to coach and increase sales. She has worked with such teams as Metroland, Direct Energy, Bell, Dragons’ Den Business School, RBC, and Rogers. Her obsession is to better understand what truly causes people to perform better.

She’ll help you discover how to make your sales conversation more profitable. http://coachingandsalesinstitute.com/

Sarah McVanel

Sarah McVanel, Recognition Expert, is passionate about guiding each of us to re-discover our own greatness and recognize the greatness in others. She personifies Greatness Magnified!

An experienced and dynamic speaker and coach, Sarah McVanel provides experiences customized to every organization. She offers the business evidence to back up how recognizing greatness in ourselves and others is key to sustained business success through improved morale, increased top talent retention, and generating a positive corporate culture.

Her book Forever Recognize Others Greatness: Solution Focused Strategies to Satisfied Staff, High Performing Teams and Healthy Bottom Lines and other practical tools leave audiences with the process and insights needed to take action and make a positive difference. https://greatnessmagnified.com/

Susan Luke Evans, CSP, Global Speaking Fellow

Susan has been in the speaking profession since 1988. She currently has clients on 6 continents, in over 3 dozen countries, including Fortune 500 companies and other multinational groups. As a ‘corporate mythologist’, her expertise lies in helping her clients use the power of stories and storytelling to accelerate the execution of corporate transitions through changing behaviours. After being a member of NSA US for 17 years, she joined CAPS in 2010.

She earned her CSP in 2000 and the Global Speaking Fellow designation in 2015.

Susan is a past NSA Chapter President, past chair of the NSA International PEG, the founding chair of the GSF’s Global Speakers Network and a past president of the CAPS Toronto Chapter. Susan continues to participate at the chapter level, speaking for chapters across the country, speaking at the national and global levels, and she is serving as the CAPS Co-Convention Chair for 2018.

Susan says that “being a part of CAPS has provided me with an extended professional family and a place to continue to learn the business and grow my art and craft. It has helped me to feel at home in my adopted country of Canada.” www.susanlukeevans.com

Jill Harrington

For over 20 years Jill was a globally respected sales leader and executive within the corporate performance improvement industry. Since 2002 she has spearheaded her own company, salesSHIFT, and has helped sales teams and business owners from a wide range of industries shift the way they think and act, enabling them to drive bigger better faster sales in highly competitive markets.

She is a highly respected speaker/trainer on the subjects of sales and sales leadership effectiveness, and business communication/influence skills. She has spoken to stellar reviews on four continents to audiences of 15 – 1500 people and everything in between. Her articles and blog posts are read by sales professionals around the globe Her new book, “UNCOMMON SENSE: Shift your thinking. Take NEW action. BOOST your sales” was voted “Top Sales & Marketing Book of 2017” by Top sales World.

Jill sits on the Advisory Council for the Centre of Excellence in Sales Leadership at Toronto’s Schulich Business School. In 2012 she was inducted into the Canadian Meeting and Incentive industry Hall of Fame under the category of “Industry mentor.” http://www.salesshift.ca/

Patti Pokorchak, MBA http://smallbizsalescoach.ca/

This Entrepreneurial Adventurer started off as the shyest geekiest female tech pioneer proving that ANYONE can learn how to sell, make tons of money AND have fun and enjoy it too. Having made six-figures at IBM by 25, she set her sights on Europe and took off for a year which turned into 9 years working, living and traveling all over Europe.

To Patti's surprise, someone hired this most unlikely million dollar sales whiz as her sales coach -and she now works with entrepreneurs to double and triple their revenues while having more fun too. She has deconstructed her laid-back sales style so that anyone can sell more and not feel salesy either.

Patti is the author of The Accidental Farmer: Adventures of a Serial Entrepreneur and if she can be a farmer, you can be anything you want to be, as long as you know how to sell and market that is.

She will take you from Sales FEAR to Sales FUN, so you can do more of what you love!

Space is VERY limited so get your ticket NOW!

If you are serious about building your business and include training, coaching, facilitating and keynoting as part of your business model - this is the place to get a head start and learn from the experts!

Any questions, please email Patti@SmallBizSalesCoach.ca who will be happy to help you out.

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