Shari conducted a workshop chock full of practical advice for women on how to stand in their power and speak up. Her authentic style and down-to-earth storytelling brought the theory to life. Proving the wisdom in her message, attendees universally said, “this was exactly what I needed right now.” – Betty-Ann Heggie, Founder and Principal of the Betty-Ann Heggie Womentorshop Program, Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan

Tuesday, May 30
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Verity Club, 111d Queen St. East, Toronto (Sand Room)

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This highly experiential presentation skills workshop allows women to gain confidence in expressing themselves authentically and effectively in formal and informal meetings and presentations. It offers a safe and supportive environment in which participants can adapt and apply proven tools and strategies to their own communication contexts. The course includes video-recording and customized feedback to cement learning, and the group size is limited to optimize individual feedback aimed at helping participants to:

  • Identify both internal and external barriers to effective communication
  • Recognize and build on existing strengths
  • Tailor messages to audiences, and engage from the first word
  • Organize material to enhance clarity and delivery
  • Integrate stories and leverage concrete language
  • Re-frame and manage presentation anxiety
  • Overcome dependence on written text and improve visual aids
  • Manage interactions with confidence

As a non-profit, our programs are dependent on workshop and speaking revenues. We make the workshop available on a sliding scale: the $879 (+hst) registration fee is dropped to $649 for women working in the non-profit sector at an organization with 10 people or more, and $549 if employed by an NGO with fewer than 10 people/self-employed.

If you’re interested in being notified when our next open workshop becomes available, please let us know.