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Commanding Presence: Advanced Communication & Presentation Skills 

Commanding Presence - Advanced Communication and Presentation Skills

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In a survey of 1500 professionals, the top three benefits of being an excellent speaker are respect, persuasion, and career advancement. The top three consequences of poor speaking are being underestimated, being perceived as less intelligent, and unfulfilled potential.

Program Description

This is an intensive, personal coaching program designed to immediately upgrade your speaking skills reduce your communication stress and remove the barriers that poor speaking put in front of you and your career. The focus is on “Eloquence”, the preparation of information and “Performance”, effective delivery. As one of only 8 participants, you will receive all of the personal coaching you require and learn new skills in a comfortable and supportive environment. You will be working with the most experienced speaking coach in North America.

Who Should Attend

Does your speaking ability consistently match your expertise and knowledge in important meetings and presentations? Would you like to immediately improve your ability to deliver precise, informative and persuasive presentations? If so, this program is for you!  In this highly effective and rewarding workshop, you will achieve a substantial and permanent improvement in your confidence and speaking ability.


This in-class workshop covers the following topics in a module based program:

Text Preparation

  • Analyzing and anticipating audiences
  • Preparing ‘listening driven’ material
  • Writing text to be heard, not read


How To Think on Your Feet:

  • Respond quickly and eloquently
  • Create your own powerful, memorable statements
  • Be concise, authoritative and persuasive


How to Achieve a Commanding Presence

  • Managing pre-performance stress and stage fright
  • Speak with warmth, energy and clarity
  • Speak confidently from notes
  • Move and gesture naturally
  • Develop charismatic speaking skills

Personal Performance

  • Manage daily and episodic stress
  • Develop a more powerful voice
  • Breath to relax, and create a listening environment
  • Best practices for continuous improvement


Ongoing Support

  • Personal, written analysis of your communication skills
  • Personalized program for continuous growth
  • ‘Before and After’ DVD of your presentations
  • 3 months of personal one-to-one telephone coaching

Registration and Dates

Registration Form

  • April 3-4, 2017
  • April 24-25, 2017
  • May 29-30, 2017
  • June 5-6, 2017
  • July 17-18, 2017
  • August 14-15, 2017
  • August 28-29, 2017

Please contact John Doucette at: 1-866-968-6771 for more information.


$2,100 for members of CPA Ontario


Toronto, Ontario

CPD Information

Subject to CPA Ontario regulations, Members may count up to 16 hours of verifiable CPD for the completion of Commanding Presence.

Contact Commanding Presence

For more information about the Commanding Presence program, please contact John Doucette at: 416 968 6771