Speaking as a Leader

Enhance your speaking abilities and learn to speak like a leader, projecting strength and confidence in every interaction.

Details & Registration

PROGRAM FORMAT  Two Day Session for Business Professionals
DATES  March 12-13, 2019
TIME  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
PROGRAM COST  $1,450 plus GST  -  Program fee includes continental breakfast, morning and afternoon coffee/tea and lunch
LOCATION  James W. Burns, Executive Education Centre


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Why This Program?

In this course, you will explore a communications approach that will enable you to present your ideas so that others are inspired to act on them. You'll work with an experienced communication coach from the Humphrey Group Inc., who will guide you to speak with a clear message, persuasive structure, and compelling language. To ingrain your learning, the program includes hands-on presentation workshops in formal, informal and off-the-cuff situations. You will also create scripts, work on delivery and practice handling Q&As. Your skill development will be enhanced by videotaped feedback and guidance by your communications coach.

Upon completion of this program, you will:

  • View all communication through the lens of leadership
  • Move from an informational to an inspirational style when presenting ideas
  • Analyze your audience, and engage them with a grabber
  • Structure, develop and deliver powerful messages that drive home your points
  • Employ strong, confident language to project a leadership image
  • Develop visuals that present ideas, rather than information
  • Use body language, eye contact and voice to convey your message
  • Turn questions into opportunities to present ideas


Elissa Lansdell, Consultant, The Humphrey Group
moderator - ElissaElissa delivers private coaching and group seminars The Humphrey Group, and draws upon her experience as a television host, writer, producer and voice actor in working with leaders. Elissa seeks to equip her clients to build advocacy for their ideas by taking a planned and purposeful approach to communication. Elissa’s professional broadcast experience enables her to quickly and effectively demonstrate for clients the ways in which they can strengthen their leadership presence. She provides direct and constructive feedback that enables immediate, experience-based learning, and produces lasting results.

Elissa’s clients value her engaging manner and her ability to create a comfortable environment in which they can challenge themselves to build. Elissa earned her BA in English and Political Science (Honours) from the University of Toronto’s Trinity College, and completed a graduate program at Ryerson University in Radio and Television Arts.

Custom Program

Do you have 10 or more team members who would benefit from taking this program? Many of our Open Enrolment Courses can be customized for your team and delivered exclusively to your organization. Find out more about our Custom Programs or contact us today!



Or contact us at ExecEdinfo@umanitoba.ca or 204-946-0232 to register today.


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All course materials are included in the course fee. Course materials are provided in class. A reading may be emailed to the participant prior to the class.