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

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Vancouver Community College

250 W Pender St.

Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1S9


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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. 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 sixth 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: Vancouver Community College, 250 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1S9

  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Dates:

    • Wednesday, November 6th - Session 1: Building Confidence and Connection (2 hours)

    • Wednesday, November 13th - Session 2: Delivery Skills (2 hours)

    • Wednesday, November 20th - Session 3: Handling the Unexpected and Staying on Point (2 hours)

    • Wednesday, November 27th - Session 4: Final Speeches & Wrap Up (2 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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Big thanks to our Venue Partner, Vancouver Community College for providing the venue space and for supporting this initiative!

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Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1S9


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