Ottawa Ontario – Course Information

Communicate Effectively

Communicate your vision. Find your voice. That’s the foundation of leadership.

We have a course for you.

CLC Ottawa has taught thousands of students to communicate effectively, to one person or a thousand. Our courses are open to all, age 15 or older (or grade 9).

Our proven team-teaching technique follows adult education principles:

  • First we tell you
  • Then we show you
  • Then you do it yourself, in class, with friendly personal coaching.
Communicate Effectively: classroom setting, personal coaching

Communicate Effectively: live class with personal coaching

Introduction to Public Speaking (CLC1)

Our flagship course lays the foundation for effective public speaking. The relaxed pace (9 weeks) gives you plenty of time and practice to overcome any nervousness. Our team teaching technique helps the class of at most 25 students discover a variety of personal speaking styles. Classes are one evening a week, 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

After completing the course you will be able to:

  • Quickly organize a talk of any duration
  • Deliver a planned or impromptu talk
  • Use special memory techniques to give a talk without notes.
  • Introduce a speaker.
  • Present an award.
  • Foster your leadership potential
  • and more….

Come prepared for fun, coached practice in class, and a homework assignment each week. We’re so confident that if you’re not satisfied after the first class, we’ll refund your tuition.
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Because we are non-profit, the tax-deductible tuition fee is much less than a commercial course with similar depth and coaching. Click the button now and learn to communicate effectively.

Workshop - Communicate Effectively

Workshop held in a boardroom setting.

Public Speaking Essentials (PSE)

This small-group workshop (at most 8 students) covers core skills in three classes and a graduation lunch or dinner, which is required to graduate, and included in your tuition. It’s fast-paced fun. Every student practices every skill in class, with personal coaching.

You’ll learn to:

  • Quickly organize a talk of any duration
  • Deliver a planned or impromptu talk
  • Introduce and thank a speaker
  • Read smoothly in front of an audience
  • and more …

Sign UpBecause we are non-profit, the tax-deductible tuition fee is much less than a commercial course with similar depth and coaching. Click the button now and learn to communicate more effectively.

Keep InformedPSE is held with several different class schedules, such as 3 Saturday morning classes, or Monday/Wednesday/Friday evenings of a single week. We have even presented the whole course in one weekend. If the schedule of the current course does not work for you, just sign up to keep informed when new courses are offered.

Audio-visual presentation workshop: boardroom setting, personal coaching

Communicate Effectively using PowerPoint

Advanced Presentations (APC)

Build on the foundation you learned in CLC1 or one of our short courses.   This advanced course is 6 weeks of in-class instruction, one evening (2.5 hours) a week. As with all our courses, every student practices every skill in class, with personal coaching.

Upon completion, you will have personal experience with:

  • Presenting smoothly with a microphone
  • Developing and presenting engaging presentations with visual aids
  • Interviews, from both sides of the table
  • Fielding questions from your audience
  • And more….     

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You have taken one of our introductory courses. You know that our classes are fun and effective, and our tax-deductible tuition fees are amazingly affordable. So click the button now, and take your speaking skills to the next level.

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Keep InformedCan’t commit to a course now? We present courses throughout the year, in various locations. Click here to be informed whenever new courses are scheduled.