Communication Skills Training For Major Workplace Confidence

We’re modernizing the way communication skills training is delivered so that it conveniently fits into your life, you actually enjoy it and it really works.

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Here’s who some of our students work for…

The Comms Training You Want.
The Mentorship You Need.
No Stuffy Weekend Workshops Required.

The Comms Training You Want. The Mentorship You Need. No Stuffy Weekend Workshops Required.

You know your fear of public speaking is keeping you from becoming the person you want to be at work. You’re sick of shying away from leadership opportunities. And, when you do say yes, you’re tired of feeling nervous for days in advance! Something’s gotta change. But what?

Most of the training options out there weren’t made for young professionals, like you. They demand a major commitment by asking you to fork over a four-figure investment. They use trial-by-fire approaches to help you get over the fear. (As if a life-long fear of public speaking can be overcome in a weekend workshop!) They firehose you with ALL their knowledge at once. Then give you barely anytime to actually practice.

And, we’re just gonna say it: They’re awkward! Most are boring, stuffy and way too formal. In other words. We could do without another uncomfortable weekend in a poorly-lit Days Inn conference room. (Sorry, Days Inn!).

We’re Psychologically-Safe, Super Supportive And Expert-Led

Our program is designed specifically for people like you. Ambitious-but-slightly-anxious high performers who want to improve by practicing—but only if it’s going to be fun, convenient, feel safe, and happen amongst supportive, like-minded people.

We work with speaking coaches, industry experts and registered psychologists to deliver a learning experience that will keep you coming back for more. 

We teach speaking and communications strategies in practical ways. We help you navigate your very real speaking fears using principles grounded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. And, we provide tons of opportunities to practice without judgement. And as a result, our training is actually, genuinely, fun.

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Our students report feeling more confident at work and more willing to seize important leadership opportunities that require public speaking.

This Is How We Do It

Speak for Success works by creating a fun, supportive and psychologically safe space for ambitious-but-slightly-anxious high performers like you. It lets you explore your abilities and learn technical skills and strategies, then test them out in a low-stakes environment. Plus, because our training is delivered virtually, we’ll always come to you. Wherever you may be.

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It gives you the chance to practice, make mistakes (a lot of them!), and get helpful feedback. With people who want to see you succeed. And without feeling like anyone is ever judging you.

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It breaks your training down into manageable steps so you can master one new skill (or break one bad habit) at a time. No firehosing. No overwhelm. No learning it all in a day then forgetting it all in a week.

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And, it invites you into a massively supportive community of industry experts, coaches, psychologists and like-minded young professionals here to learn, succeed, and grow. Just like you.

The facilitators turned an anxiety-provoking experience into something enjoyable, informative, interactive, and creative. I appreciated the constructive feedback and suggestions for strengthening my public speaking skills. Highly recommend it.
Catherine
Catherine Liao
Assistant Professor, University of the Fraser Valley
University of Fraser Valley
Future leader learning about the Speak for Success communication program

Because We Know The Nerves, Anxiety And Self-Doubt Are REAL

There are very few programs that understand just how real the feelings of nervousness, self-doubt and anxiety can be. Or just how much these feelings stop us from kicking ass at work. 

Anyone can teach you what makes a good speech or presentation.
Anyone can tell you what great public speaking looks like
Anyone can charge you big bucks for somewhat-useful tips and tricks.

But very few programs will consider, respect, and help you move through these feelings in a fun, supportive, and psychologically safe way. 

We’re here to help you to overcome your obstacles, challenge your limiting beliefs, and grow. Not just into a better speaker— but into a better leader. Into the best, truest, most confident version of you.

Because We Know The Nerves, Anxiety And Self-Doubt Are REAL

There are very few programs that understand just how real the feelings of nervousness, self-doubt and anxiety can be. Or just how much these feelings stop us from kicking ass at work. 

Anyone can teach you what makes a good speech or presentation.
Anyone can tell you what great public speaking looks like
Anyone can charge you big bucks for somewhat-useful tips and tricks.

But very few programs will consider, respect, and help you move through these feelings in a fun, supportive, and psychologically safe way. 

We’re here to help you to overcome your obstacles, challenge your limiting beliefs, and grow. Not just into a better speaker— but into a better leader. Into the best, truest, most confident version of you.

Meet Some Of Your Educators

Melanie Badali

Dr. Melanie Badali, RPsych

Registered Psychologist, Workplace Stress & Anxiety Consultant, VP Anxiety Canada

Libby McCready

Libby McCready, MA CCC

Executive Communications Coach, Training & Development Executive

Fenella Bruce

Fenella Bruce

Media Training Coach, Media Producer & Consultant

Vivian Chan

Vivian Chan

Entrepreneur, Senior Technology Executive & Speaker

Dorothea Hendriks

Dorothea Hendriks

Public Speaking &
Communications Coach

Talli Koren

Talli Koren

Global Communications
Coach & Facilitator 

Become A Better Leader (Not A TEDx Speaker)

We’re not going to promise to turn you into a TEDx speaker in a weekend. In fact, we’re not going to turn you into a perfect TEDx speaker at all. You don’t need that. (How often do you speak on a TEDx stage?) What you do need are learnable, corporate skills—communications skills—and plenty of opportunities to practice. (Ones where your career isn’t on the line!)

What we will do is give you the tools and technical communication skills you need to nail that presentation. To speak up in a meeting. To answer impromptu questions without freezing up. You know, the stuff you need to do 👏 every👏single 👏day.

Become A Better Leader (Not A TEDx Speaker)

We’re not going to promise to turn you into a TEDx speaker in a weekend. In fact, we’re not going to turn you into a perfect TEDx speaker at all. You don’t need that. (How often do you speak on a TEDx stage?) What you do need are learnable, corporate skills—communications skills—and plenty of opportunities to practice. (Ones where your career isn’t on the line!)

What we will do is give you the tools and technical communication skills you need to nail that presentation. To speak up in a meeting. To answer impromptu questions without freezing up. You know, the stuff you need to do 👏 every👏single 👏day.

So Much More Than Public Speaking

We’re here for the day-to-day communication skills that matter most. With us you’ll learn how to:

The Program Breakdown

Want the hard-and-fast facts on what this program looks like? You got ‘em. As a student, you’ll get unlimited access to:

Structured Lessons

9-Modules of structured, downloadable (PDF) lessons, templates, scripts, checklists and more delivered straight to your inbox over 12-months to help you pace your learning.

Live Practice Sessions

Live, monthly practice sessions so you can apply what you’ve learned and practice scenarios similar to what you might experience at work.

Community

A growing community of supportive, emerging leaders who share similar mindsets, goals and ambitions.

Online Resource Library

On-demand resources with over 60 lessons that include templates, scripts, frameworks, checklists (with new content being added each month).

Special Events

Live, special events that include keynote speakers, ask-me-anything sessions, speaker panels and more.

1:1 Coaching

1:1 coaching offered at reduced rates for more personalized learning opportunities.

Plus, you’ll receive:

*Certificates are granted to those who complete the program.

Program Doors Open Winter 2022. But You Can Get Your Name On The List Now!

Spots are limited. Join the waitlist to be alerted of the next intake.

The Training & Support You Need. Whenever You Need It.

On-demand training on the technical skills you need to speak like the boss you are. Psychologically-safe group training and practice opportunities. And expert-led, in-depth training that spans months (not hours).

The Program Will Help You To:

The Program Will Help You To:

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. We’ve designed this program for people just like you. Our program was created with the guidance and support of registered psychologists who know just how real your anxiety is. It will guide you to move through your anxiety through training and practice opportunities that are psychologically-safe. (No trial-by-fire. No judgement. Nothing gross.) And, the self-paced nature of the program also allows you to move through the training at a comfortable pace.

Our program is self-paced because, straight up: you can’t become a better speaker in a weekend. One-and-done training either gives too much information or an underwhelming amount. And, there’s almost never enough time to practice. Our program lets you move through your training at your own pace so you can absorb and practice each technique before moving on to the next. And, we pair online learning with live, group training and ongoing community support so you get to make measurable improvements every single month and also know that the skills you’re learning are deeply ingrained.

Because you can move through our training at your own pace, it’s really up to you. But we recommend investing at least 4-6 hours per month so that you can really absorb what you learn. And, so that you have ample time to put it into practice. If you learn something in a weekend, you’re likely to forget it just as fast. We want to see you succeed for life. The more time you invest, the more results you’ll see, and the farther you can take yourself.

Yes! Our students report that practicing virtually is not only more convenient but research shows that when it comes to soft-skills training, the method of delivery does not significantly impact the learning experience. The bottom line? Virtual training is an effective way to practice and improve your public speaking skills.

At the moment Speak for Success offers training exclusively online, although once COVID-19 restrictions fully ease, we will host special events in key cities. So stay tuned for an in-person event coming to a city near you!

The fear of public speaking (glossophobia) is a form of social anxiety that can be managed through a science-based approach. Since our primary goal is to increase boardroom confidence and reduce feelings of nervousness and anxiety, we wanted to ensure that our approach was grounded in science and backed by experts. We wanted to make sure it would actually work! That being said, this program is not a substitute for professional help.

Personal, Professional & Leadership Development All-In-One

Speak for Success gives you the speaking skills, confidence, and the tools you need to overcome your workplace nervousness, anxiety, and self-doubt all in one program. We’ll help you nail the presentation, lead the room, and answer impromptu questions like a pro—and then take your new-found abilities beyond the boardroom, out into the world. New opportunities, here you come!

Spots are limited. Join the waitlist to be alerted of the next intake.