It’s always heartening to see new speakers emerging from their cocoons. As an instructor of public speaking, the last day of my six-week program is my most favourite. I just love watching my participants grow the distance when they present their most passionate, inspiring and motivating speeches to the class!
Now, I’m looking forward to becoming a student again, myself. There are two, great learning opportunities coming to our city over the Winter for emerging speakers and trainers, and I wanted to share the good news with you as part of our weekly CAPS Education Series here on our blog. We are currently seeking other local speaking experts to share their expertise on our Sunday posts, please contact myself if you are interested in submitting your wisdom as a guest blogger.
Step into to the Business of Speaking with ProTrac!
ProTrac is an initiative of CAPS Manitoba. This is a program for emerging speakers interested in exploring the lucrative, yet convoluted, business of professional speaking. Learn from experienced mentors, coaches and facilitators through our newly revamped, peer-supported program. Gain insight into what it takes to be successful in the speaking business in these small-group sessions.
ProTrac commences November 2013, and ProTrac participants will meet regularly on a monthly basis to uncover all the secrets form the inside-out about the speaking industry. Fees include: coaching, training, mentorship, and a one-year CAPS Keystone membership, all for just $699 before November 21st. Read more about ProTrac here.
Participants will meet in-person from 6:00 to 9:30pm on the following dates:
Thurs. Nov 28
Orientation & Overview
Thurs. Dec 12
Orientation & Overview
6:00 to 7:30pm
Thurs. Jan 16
Building Your Foundation
Defining your Mission, Topic, Niche, Credibility & Expertise
Thurs. Feb. 20
Building Your Business
Business/ Marketing Planning & Analysis
Thurs. March 20
Marketing: the Insider Nuts & Bolts
Thurs. April 24
Advanced Presentation Skills
CAPS Members Panel
Thurs. May 22
Managing Your Speaking Business
Thurs. June 12
Website Development & Sales
Sat. June 19
Emerging Speaker Celebration
Also coming back to Winnipeg in 2014 is the Canadian Cadillac of Facilitation training. St. Francis Xavier University (St. FX) in Antigonish, Nova Scotia are returning from January to May 2014 to change the way we teach.
Read St. FX’s Ten Reasons to Chose their Diploma in Adult Education Program, and consider registering now for this amazing program. Each of the five modules are covered over three days, and take place at the Hilton Airport Winnipeg Suites on Wellington.
You can read all about the program’s overview in greater detail on the St. FX website. The courses are $815 each, with a one-time materials fee of $125.
If you’re interested, you need to register ASAP to reserve your spot in the above courses.
Just think, by June 2014 you could be in a whole new career, doing something you love, and making great money. CAPS Manitoba is here to assist you in achieving success in so many ways.
NEXT WEEK: Make Your Writing Smell by Les Kletke — Your writing stinks are probably the last words you want to hear from a reader, I know they are not what I wanted to hear from an editor when I was submitting a freelance piece for publication, but when we dig a little deeper they are exactly the words we should be striving for. (read more next Sunday right here)
This guest blog was written by:
Chief Fear Slayer
GoodToGreat Public Speaking Training
Author of Giving the Gift of Public Speaking
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”