Frequently Asked Questions
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I am an advanced speaker who is working towards delivering a TEDx speech. Is Speak for Success right for me? Speak for Success is geared towards working professionals who want to improve their confidence and communication skills at their place of work. This program is not recommended for advanced speakers who are looking to deliver a TEDx speech.
Where are you located? We are based in Vancouver, Canada but since our programming is delivered virtually anyone can join. We've trained people from around the world from Toronto, the UK and even Australia.
Do you offer any in-person practice sessions? At this moment due to COVID-19 we are only offering in-person training to select corporate clients. Please check back once COVID-19 prevention measures have been lifted.
Will practicing public speaking virtually really help? Yes. Our members have reported that practicing virtually is not only more convenient, but it also emphasizes body language and facial expressions since the camera is 'zoomed-in' on them as they speak. Since we record all of our sessions, it's also easy to go back and review speeches to assess delivery, structure, credibility and how the rest of the audience reacted to the message. In other words, it's a very effective way to practice public speaking and is becoming more mainstream as companies transition to remote work.
Why did you develop your online resources with the help of a psychologist? The fear of public speaking (aka. 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 so that it actually works. That said, this program is not a substitute for medical help.
What application do you use for the live practice sessions? Zoom.
Re: 4-Part Public Speaking Workshop
When is the next workshop scheduled for? To ensure that this workshop is right for you and works with your schedule, we ask that all prospective members to complete the Application Form. Once we have our selected cohort of 10 participants, you will be notified of the workshop schedule (time/dates) and will be invited to officially join the upcoming cohort by completing your payment.
How many people participate in a single practice session? Unlike other programs that allow up to 35 people, the maximum number of people allowed in each of our training sessions is 10. This is to ensure each member has multiple opportunities to practice their speaking and receive feedback from their peers and the Lead Facilitator.
How long is each training session? Each training session is 1.5 hours. After running over 100 sessions at various lengths, we have found that 90 minutes is the perfect length of time to keep things fresh, energetic and engaging.
What if I don't think Speak for Success is right for me after I have registered? We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee*, meaning if you are not satisfied with your experience we will issue you a full refund to those who have only attended a single class and completed less than 15% of the Resource Library©. Please see our Terms of Service for more information.