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

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Scotiabank Dance Centre

677 Davie Street

Room: Main Boardroom

Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2G6


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***UPDATE: SOLD OUT! Still interested? Register for our March Series! ***

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 body language all while handling impromptu questions.

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 distrated 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!

Why Register:

  • It’s the eigth 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: Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6, Room: Main Boardroom

  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Dates:

    • Tuesday, January 28th - Session 1: Building Confidence and Connection (2 hours)

    • Tuesday, February 4th - Session 2: Delivery Skills & Handling the Unexpected (2 hours)

    • Tuesday, February 11th - Session 3: Staying on Point + Final Speeches (2 hours)

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

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


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Venue Partner

Big thanks to our Venue Partner, ScotiaBank Dance Centre for providing the venue space and for supporting this initiative!

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

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Scotiabank Dance Centre

677 Davie Street

Room: Main Boardroom

Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2G6


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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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