What's In It For You?

This Year Why Not Resolve to Become A Great Presenter?

What's in it for you? According to a recent survey conducted by University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Business School, the ability to communicate is the single greatest factor contributing to one’s success in business and a critical skill for anyone in a position of leadership! Higher grades, better performance reviews, stronger sales results, bigger pay checks, exciting new opportunities, greater respect and admiration, even fame and fortune are but a few of the many rewards that accrue to those who can confidently, convincingly and compellingly present their ideas to others… especially to those who can do so to groups.

Public speaking is a must have skill both in business and in life. Unfortunately, most of us don't exactly look forward to the opportunity to stand in front of others and present and for some of us, the mere prospect is terrifying. A surprising number of studies have even gone as far as to rank the fear of public speaking as our #1 fear! If the prospect of having to speak in public makes your throat go dry, stomach churn, or knees goes weak, this book will help you leave your fears behind and become a great presenter - Guaranteed!

Workshops & Other Services

Public Seminars: Looking to improve your presentation skills? 'How Not to Suck at Public Speaking' and 'You're On - Public Speaking Made Easy' workshops of various lengths are scheduled throughout the year in the Greater Vancouver area based on demand.

The next 3 day public offering is planned for February 16th, 23th and March 2th, 2013 at Capilano University in North Vancouver.

This workshop qualifies as 20 hours of transfer credits for the CGA program as well as continuing education credits for several other professional designations. 

In House Programs: Want to get everyone on the same page and really raise the bar in your organization? Consider implementing an in-house presentation skills or effective communications program tailored to the specific needs of your company.

Presentation Coaching: More comfortable working one-on-one, or just looking for a little help in preparing for an upcoming presentation? Perhaps an individual coaching session or two would do the trick.

Key Note Presentations: Looking for something to really add value at your next conference or planning session? How about an engaging and entertaining 'How Not to Suck at Public Speaking' workshop or key note that will significantly change the way your people present for the better?

Introductory Seminars/Book Signings: Are you a member of a club or professional organization? I am always happy to provide introductory seminars (typically between 30-90 minutes) for professional associations, business clubs, schools, book stores and libraries. If you have something in mind, drop me an email or give me a call and we'll explore the possibilities.

"Last Wednesday I attended Jim Francis’s first of three public speaking seminars: How Not to Suck at Public Speaking —this was the most impressive presentation I have ever seen in my life. Not only did Jim share his insights on overcoming your fears of public speaking, but he demonstrated his great passion in teaching this subject by incorporating lots of fun activities in his presentation such as magic tricks, classroom exercises and props."

                                                                   Jade  Tsang , Third Year Business Student at SFU and
                                                                   Marketing Communications Assistant at Ashton College

For more information on these and other services contact:

Jim Francis at wmconsulting@live.com or call 604 983 9283