Speaking as a Leader

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

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

Details & Registration

PROGRAM FORMAT  Two Day Session for Business Professionals

DATES Fall 2019 Session: November 12-13, 2019
  Winter 2020 Session: March 17-18, 2020

TIME  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

PROGRAM COST  $1,650 plus GST  •   Includes continental breakfast and lunch

LOCATION  James W. Burns, Executive Education Centre


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Maggie Huculak, Consultant, The Humphrey Group
moderator maggie hukulakMaggie is a Consultant based in our Toronto office. She is a highly talented and committed coach and instructor. Since joining The Humphrey Group in 2003, Maggie has worked with a broad range of clients to strengthen their communication skills. Maggie has coached and led seminars and workshops across Canada and internationally. She has provided training for senior leaders in many large organizations, in formats ranging from long-term, individual coaching engagements to small-group courses. She is a sought-after coach to leaders who wish to strengthen their scripts, develop a stronger executive presence, or prepare for an upcoming speech or talk. Maggie’s warmth and personal connection to clients are an important part of her success in working with leaders. She brings her professional training in theatre performance to her work with executives in helping them develop an authentic, engaging delivery style. When not coaching or teaching for The Humphrey Group or performing in plays, Maggie teaches for the Toronto District School Board. She received a B.A. in English and Drama from the University of Saskatchewan in 1971 and earned a Professional Certificate–Secondary School Teacher– from the University of Saskatchewan in 1972. Maggie is also an accomplished actor and a distinguished playwright, having co-authored a number of award-winning plays.

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.