Speak for Success Program©.

Get nervous during important conference calls, presentations and meetings? 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.


Delivered over six-live practice sessions and supported  

Emma Green

HR Assistant, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP 

“I gained so many great skills. It was a perfect opportunity to further develop my public speaking skills, in a fun, safe and motivating environment! I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is wishing to overcome their fear of presenting.”

by nine-modules of online learning content, over the course of the program, you’ll practice delivering speeches, impromptu speaking, managing the Q&A, body language, introducing yourself, using credible vocabulary and providing feedback - all with the guidance and support of our Lead Facilitator. 

While other programs primarily focus on delivering keynote speeches and the technical aspects of public speaking, Speak for Success focuses on practicing the everyday communication skills that you need to 

succeed in the workplace; all while helping you to build your confidence and reduce your feelings of nervousness and anxiety so you can say “yes” to every speaking opportunity that comes your way.


Over the course of this program we're going to explore the mindsets, tools, and frameworks you need to tackle your fears, build your confidence, hit your objectives and achieve your speaking goals.  

How it works

We use the flipped-classroom approach to learning to maximize the amount of time you have to practice speaking. Once you've completed the assigned modules, lessons and exercises you can apply what you've learned during the six-live practice sessions hosted by our Lead Facilitator. That means less time is spent on lecture/theory and more time is spent on actually practicing


Step 1 - Register. Attend the Orientation and sign-up for the live practice sessions that fit with your schedule. 


Step 2 - Complete modules. Complete the assigned modules, lessons and exercises so you can be ready to apply what you've learned.


Step 3 - Attend live practice session(s). Put what you've learned into practice by participating in the live practice sessions. 


Step 4 - Final presentation and evaluation. Deliver your final presentation and receive your Speaker Evaluation from the Lead Facilitator during your final practice session.  


Step 5 - Graduate! As an alumni, you'll receive a graduation certificate and 25% off any future class-packs. 

Our live practice sessions are held on Tuesdays from 5:30PM - 7:00PM (PST). Click here to view the recommended member journey as well as the schedule of upcoming practice sessions. 

We're now taking registrations for our October 13th, 2020 intake. Spots are limited so register today!


What you will learn...

By the end of the Speak for Success Program© you will be able to:

  • Manage your nerves and anxiety leading up to a meeting or presentation 

  • Build confidence and connection with your audience 

  • Project credibility through your body language, vocabulary and voice

  • Understand best practices when it comes to presentation delivery skills

  • Handle impromptu questions and structure responses on the fly 

  • Deliver feedback with confidence

  • Stay on point and avoid getting distracted from your message 

What our curriculum will cover...

Each module contains 4 to 5 lessons and includes assigned video lectures, articles, exercises, tutorials and quizzes. 

  • Module 1: Goal setting

  • Module 2: Understanding nerves and anxiety 

  • Module 3: Strategies for managing nerves and anxiety 

  • Module 4: Setting yourself up for success

  • Module 5: Basic presentations principles

  • Module 6: Establishing credibility through your vocabulary

  • Module 7: Using your voice to influence and persuade

  • Module 8: Using body language to project confidence

  • Module 9: Impromptu questions and managing the Q&A

All of our online content is easily accessible in one convenient location. It's structured to take you through the program step-by-step and provides opportunities for community discussions on each topic along the way. 

What to expect when we practice...

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Our live practice sessions are a great way for you to practice your public speaking skills from the comfort of your own home. During our 1.5 hours together, we will introduce the theme of the session, review everyone's speaking objectives as well as practice self-introductions, impromptu speaking and presentation delivery - all while giving and receiving feedback from other members and the Lead Facilitator.


In these sessions, you can expect to...

  • practice formally introducing yourself to a group of people 

  • practice various strategies to help you manage your nerves and anxiety

  • identify your speaking strengths and areas of improvement with help from the Lead Facilitator

  • practice delivering presentation(s)  

  • practice answering impromptu questions and managing the Q&A

  • receive ample feedback from your peers and Lead Facilitator

  • practice delivering feedback to your peers (yes, everyone provides each other with feedback!)

  • be video-recorded (we record all sessions and make them available to you so you can see how you did)


Not only is practicing virtually a convenient and effective way to improve your communication skills, it's also is becoming increasingly important as the as the world transitions to remote work.

Featured Coaches

Throughout the Speak for Success Program© you will have the opportunity to hear from our featured coaches who are experts in their field. All of our live practice sessions are hosted by our Lead Facilitator where you will receive coaching and feedback on your speaking skills. 


Dorothea Hendriks

Lead Facilitator & Public Speaker

Dr. Melanie Badali

Registered Psychologist & VP of Anxiety Canada

What you get when you join the Speak for Success Program©

Here's what's included in the Speak for Success Program© to help you get the most out of our time together:

  • Group orientation session​ (30-minutes)

  • 9 hours of training with the Lead Facilitator (delivered over six, 1.5 hour live practice sessions)

  • Ample opportunity to practice speaking since our live practice sessions are capped at maximum 10 people per session

  • Speak for Success Member Workbook© 

  • Access to the Speak for Success Online Learning Portal© which includes all the structured modules, videos, articles, exercises (and more)

  • Video recordings of all your speeches

  • A personalized Speaker Assessment of your speaking style, strengths and areas for growth

  • Certificate of completion 

  • Access to the Speak for Success member community

  • Alumni rate of 25%-off all future live practice session class-packs 


$449*CAD +GST


We believe that communication skills training should be accessible to anyone, regardless of title or position on the corporate ladder. Unlike other programs that cost upwards of $1,600CAD, we've designed a high-quality learning experience that is affordable and fits within the average professional development budget. So remember to ask your manager if you can expense the fee!

- Kathy Wong, Career Centre & Program Assistant, The University of British Columbia

"Speak for Success provided such a positive and supportive environment for their students, encouraging them every step of the way. The feedback provided was so useful in taking it back to the workplace to apply. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to work on their communication skills."

Want to start training with us? Here's how you can get started. 

1. Get in touch. We'd be happy to answer all of your questions either via email or a quick call. We love hearing from prospective members so don't hesitate to give us a shout.

2. Ask your manager if you can expense the training fee. Did you know that most employers will cover costs associated with professional development skills training? Ask your manager if you're eligible to expense Speak for Success program fee before you register. 


3. Register to secure your spot. Since all of our sessions are capped at 10 people, spots are limited as we only do intakes on a monthly basis. Once you're ready you can register through our secure payment system.

Ready to get started? Let's do this! 

We're now taking registrations for our October 13th, 2020 intake. Spots are limited so register today!