This program is my golden egg. I take speakers with zero public speaking experience and loads of fear, and I turn them into superstars.
I also take speakers with loads of experience and zero fear of speaking, and make them better, stronger, and more awesome than a paid professional.
The reason for my programs success is the training structure combined with feedback. New speakers get encouragement and step-by-step building skills. Experienced speakers get in-depth critiques, and tips that take their stage presence to the next level.
All level of speakers can train together. When new speakers see experienced speakers evaluations, new speakers learn rapidly. I've had new speakers tell me they could never have imagined they would like public speaking, especially when learning with their managers.
Over the last couple years I've really started enjoying training speakers 1 on 1. You get 100% of my attention and I know what I'm doing. I learned public speaking without an audience. I got my start by drawing eyes on paper and posting them around my living room. I gave my fake audience everything I had, and not once did they laugh at my jokes!
The benefit of perfect practice was the feedback I got when I started speaking at Toastmasters International. Toastmasters told me that I would be the next Tony Robins and who knows... I'd rather be the next Dale Carnegie, but hey, either celebrity is fine by me.
1 on 1 speakers either train for specific events or learn the 12 week program in depth, and their lessons get tailored to who they are as a speaker. I have hundreds of lessons. The bottom line is that 1 on 1 speaker training turns speakers into masters of influence.
I'm extremely proud of my competitive speaking program. It all started in 2013 when I trained a group of Air Cadet's with my mentor Brad Marko. Our speaker won 1st place in the national speaking competition.
I enjoyed training so much I continued and produced two more podium finishes the next year.
Now, I have a resume of winners including TedX speakers, plus multiple 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishes at multiple contests.
Perhaps my proudest moment was when I had a student out on the sidewalk reciting his contest speech to me. That kid didn't want to do it, but he was a green speaker and I needed him to get comfortable speaking in any situation. I said to him, "Stop caring about the pedestrians, look at me and let's do this!"
That green speaker went on to win 1st place in his age category!
Corporate clients ask how they benefit from my program. I mean, their speakers aren't looking to join the Canadian Association of Public Speakers.
I tell them about my experience at Cowell Auto Group when speakers in my training program got to know other people in the company. Employees who previously never talked started communicating with other employees in their speaking group, asking them what they were going to talk about next.
I was told that the team environment improved and a couple people told me that they used my public speaking skills in their sales.
I could go on-and-on about how workplace morale improves. I have similar stories from my trainings at the Canadian Institute for The Blind, City Hall, RCMP, and even high school students.
What blows my mind is how many high level achievers tell me they FEAR public speaking.
Many of my clients best stories are shared at weddings and funerals. The bottom line is that I can help you write and present a perfect speech for any occasion!
I do a lot of 1 on 1 training for debaters. I also train a young debate club, and we are getting ready to clean up some awards so I can promote more success! I do recommend ALL debaters (especially debaters with no debating experience) take my public speaking course. All lessons are geared toward persuasive speaking. The best debaters use the speech templates we learn on my online program.