Fredericton New Brunswick – Course Information

Course Information

If you give us 3 hours of your time: one evening a week for 10 weeks, we will provide you with opportunities to realize your full potential in both business and social spheres by developing your skills in:

  • public speaking
  • communication, and
  • leadership

In doing so we will boost your confidence and help you succeed in life!  This is what you’ll learn from our two courses:

Level One Public Speaking Course

The CLC Level 1 course is a 10 week course based on adult learning principles. Each week, instructors present a different area of focus. The learned skills are then practiced in a positive and supportive workshop setting. In CLC courses, you learn by doing!

Presentation Types

  • How to organize a talk – Learning how to organize and deliver dynamic and memorable presentations
  • Speech reading – Practicing the do’s and don’ts for reading
  • Speaking with an exhibit – Learning how exhibits can enhance your presentations
  • Introducing and thanking speakers – Setting the stage and make a presenter feel welcome
  • Presenting and accepting gifts – Making the recipient feel honored at their next retirement, going-away, birthday, anniversary, or other special event
  •  Impromptu speeches – Using techniques to speak effectively with little preparation

Presentation Techniques

  • Memory techniques – Ways to remember key presentation points, and people’s names
  • Eliminating “hems and haws” from your speech – Becoming a more polished professional
  • Effective delivery – Learn how to use eye contact, gestures, posture and vocal intonation to enhance your message
  • Adding KEY ingredients to your talk – Making your talk come alive!

Leadership Techniques

  • Realizing your leadership talents by focusing on these attributes:
    • Courage
    • Listening
    • Openness
    • Uniqueness
    • Being Positive
    • Being Involved
    • Embracing Change
    • Taking time to celebrate life


Level Two Advanced Course 

The CLC 2 course builds upon the skills gained in the Level One course therefore CLC 1 is a prerequisite to taking the Level Two course. Students will further develop their communication skills and self-confidence, and gain more specific and specialized presentation, communication, and leadership skills.

This 8 week Level Two course will help you with:

Presentation Techniques

  • Introducing Others
  • How to use Visual Aids
    • MS PowerPoint presentations
    • Flip Charts, White/Chalk Boards
    • Overhead Projectors and Slides
  • Microphone and Lectern Techniques
    • Toasts
    • Master of Ceremonies
  • Fielding Audience Questions

Human Relations

  • Dynamics of Leadership
  • Managing Stress
  • Positive vs Negative Communications
  • Establishing Personal Goals
  • Attitudes and Positive Thinking
  • Acceptance, Approval & Appreciation
  • Success
  • Uniqueness
  • Understanding Self and Others

Interpersonal Skills

  • Non-verbal Communications
  • Consensus Building
  • Initiating Conversation
  • Active and Reflective Listening
  • Telephone Techniques
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Assertiveness Training

Look at some of the benefits you could achieve by taking these courses:

  • Communicate with greater confidence
  • Have greater influence in groups
  • Add interest to your presentations
  • Be more polished at meetings and in front of groups
  • Obtain insights into human relations
  • Enhance your interpersonal skills
  • Increase your awareness of non-verbal aspects of presenting and listening
  • Participate in active listening
  • Use visual aids, lecterns and microphones to their best effect
  • Be confident when responding to questions
  • … and more!

APC – Advanced Presentations Course

Prerequisite: You must have graduated for the Level One course to take this course.

In this course, which builds on skills learned in CLC1, students further develop their communication skills and self-confidence, with an emphasis on the use of audio and visual presentation aids. There is plenty of fun, but the course is presented in a more professional style with students and instructors seated around the same table.

The presentation techniques covered in the course include:

  • Presentations using PowerPoint and other audio and visual aids
  • Fielding Questions
  • Interview techniques
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Persuasive skills, sales talks, and debates

Some of the benefits you could achieve by taking this course:

  • Add interest to your presentations
  • Communicate with greater confidence
  • Have greater influence in groups
  • Be more polished at meetings and in front of groups
  • Be better prepared for interviews
  • Turn questions from interruptions to assets in your presentations

… and more!

Take your presentation skills to the next level with Advanced Presentations.

EMC – Effective Meeting Course

The Effective Meetings Course is a thorough introduction to conducting meetings.

In a workshop style environment, students will learn how to prepare for a meeting, gain an understanding of parliamentary procedure, and make the most efficient and effective use of their participants’ knowledge and experience.  The Effective Meetings Course will also highlight the important role meeting documents, such as agendas and meeting minutes play in getting the most out of your team members’ time.  Practical examples and exercises throughout the course will give every student an opportunity to practice and hone their new skills.

The Effective Meeting Course will help participants:

1)    Prepare for a meeting and room set-up

2)    Discuss team dynamics and meeting participant role types

3)    Demonstrate how each meeting member functions

4)    Provide a basic knowledge of Parliamentary Procedures

5)    Provide an overview of formal and committee meetings

6)    Demonstrate how and when to voice opinions

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