Public speaking is a huge fear for many people, but it doesn't have to be. Speaking with confidence is actually something you can practice; it involves subtle physical actions and not some innate, natural charisma. I have had the great fortune to develop effective public speaking skills in the field through the myriad of my professional and educational experiences.
I have over 15 years of public speaking and facilitation experience, but what makes me so different? In one word: DIVERSITY.
Originally I was trained at the Ministry of Attorney General's Office of British Columbia, Canada in facilitation and spent two years travelling around the province speaking to youths from 5-18 about racism and violence.
My speaking audiences were amazingly diverse. I might speak to 60 kindergarten students in the morning in an auditorium and 4 at risk teenagers in a youth detention centre in the afternoon and finish the evening in front of teachers and police officers.
In university I was a speaking champion in academic competition and also travelled the world representing McGill in Business School in case competitions.
During this time I was asked by several professors at McGill to speak in front of their students and teach my techniques for public speaking. This is really where the concept of training others was born.
Since then I have achieved an Advanced Toastmasters Gold designation from Toastmasters International, the highest designation available in communication under the Toastmasters system and was the president of the Walter Gage Toastmasters for 2 years; in which time we were awarded the Presidents Distinguished Club award from Toastmasters International and locally the District Star Award. Currently I am working with the Dale Carnegie Group in Ontario delivering High Impact Presentation Training.
I have also been a guest trainer at UBC Sauder School of Business Early Masters Program, Langara College (Canasa) and the Toronto OISE school. Within the corporate world some of my frequent clients are: The Interior Designers Institute of BC and Equitable Life Financial Group.
BUT THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING. Good speaking is not just at work! I also am an MC & Host. Most recently I was the Co-Host to the Vancouver International Salsafestival & the Shine Dance Festival speaking in front of over 1000 people nightly. I am also a professional actor and improviser performing regularly on stage and screen.
This is what I bring to the table and this is why I will not just teach you to be a more effective speaker at work, but a more interesting communicator in all aspects of your life!
In his book, Carmine Gallo has broken down hundreds of TED talks and interviewed the most popular TED presenters, as well as the top researchers in the fields of psychology, communications, and neuroscience to reveal the nine secrets of all successful TED presentations. Gallo's step-by-step method makes it possible for anyone to deliver a presentation that is engaging, persuasive, and memorable.
Carmine Gallo's top 10 Wall Street Journal Bestseller Talk Like TED will give anyone who is insecure about their public speaking abilities the tools to communicate the ideas that matter most to them, the skill to win over hearts and minds, and the confidence to deliver the talk of their lives.
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