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Painless Public Speaking

Wednesday, May 15 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

ATB Entrepreneur Centre, Edmonton

Whether you need to make presentations to clients, outline your objectives to your banker, or lay out the future of your company to your employees, your public speaking skills can be the difference between success and failure. Overcoming your anxiety of public speaking is vital to reaching your potential. I treat public speaking as a performance. Just like an athlete gets revved up when he/she is ready to perform, you must have a certain amount of energy when you get up in front of people to make your presentation. The key is to control that energy through preparation, breathing techniques, and understanding the psychology of the speaker/audience relationship.

About your Facilitator:

Alyson Connolly is a public speaking coach and an expert in helping people overcome the anxiety of public presentations. She also works with clients who are good but want to be great and whose accents gets in the way of their clarity. She has built her career consulting with some of the top executives in Canada as well as up and coming business people trying to build their brand.
Alyson received a Masters in Theatre Voice Pedagogy from the University of Alberta. Her thesis was on “Alleviating Performance Anxiety in Public Presenters”. She offers her Painless Public Speaking workshops and Elite Presentation Master Classes to organizations and also coaches people one-on-one.

She is also a keynote speaker and brings to her work thirty years of experience teaching drama, directing plays and musicals and on stage performance. She began her career as a professional actor on the stages of Western Canada after earning her BFA (Acting) at the University of Alberta. Alyson ‘s book, “Public Speaking Skills for Dummies” has been on sale since August 7, 2018 in bookstores and online. Alyson and her husband Mark Connolly have two boys.

Twitter: @alysonjconnolly
Facebook: Alyson Connolly-Voice and Public Speaking Coach
Instagram: alysonconnollyvoice

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