Calculated Presentations--Women Who Want to Advance Their Careers Need to Get Comfortable with Public Speaking

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A new “Women Only” Presentation Skill Development training program helps women gain confidence, deliver with authority, and influence their audience.

If women want to advance their business and careers or land in the “C” suite they need to increase their profile through public speaking.

It’s old news that women in high ranking positions are still under represented.

Janice Tomich, who is a Communication consultant in Vancouver, Canada and the founder of Calculated Presentations says, “For this statistic to change women need to take on public speaking opportunities to showcase their talents and vision”.

“When I attend public speaking events I’m always astounded to see that the gender split of speakers at the podium is usually about 80 – 20, with men dominating”. If women want to advance their business and careers or land in the “C” suite they need to increase their profile through public speaking. When you are seen and heard you have the opportunity to compel and convince your audience”, says Tomich.

Tomich has watched Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemen’s, co-owners of LunaPads and Pads4Girls, increase their profile while taking on many of the speaking opportunities that come their way. Shaw and Siemens say, “Having the opportunity to tell our story has brought us to a new level in terms of confidence, connections and sense of possibility. We credit Janice for her insight and vision in helping us bring our message to the bigger stage, as well as bringing media interest and exposure.

For women who want to grow their businesses and careers Calculated Presentation’s “Women’s Presentation Skills” workshop will share:

  •     The trap of using weak language
  •     The use of body language to appear confident
  •     How to deal with anxiety that can strip your confidence
  •     Techniques to build your presentation content to persuade
  •     Using the power of your full voice to compel your audience

The next workshop will be held in downtown Vancouver will be held over two days on Thursday, October 25th and Friday October 26th from 9am to 12:30.

Tomich’s passion for helping women take the public speaking floor began when mid-career she returned to school to complete her Communication degree. She was mystified at how the men in her cohort (who were in the minority) dominated many discussions. What she realized was that although she thought gender equity had progressed beyond women accepting a back seat, many women are still hesitant to speak up.

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