Communicate Effectively — Courses in Ottawa

Learn to 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. We will build your confidence as you practice every new skill in class, with friendly personal coaching.

In order to protect our students, our instructors, and their families from the spread of COVID-19 virus, all of our in-person classes are ON HOLD until health authorities allow them to resume.

Our new curriculum for effective speaking, both in person and using online systems such as Zoom or Webex,  is NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION.   Sign Up


Our Courses

Online Speaking Essentials

Coached small-group workshop teaches online skills and public speaking in 5 weekly sessions.

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Communicate Effectively: classroom setting, personal coaching

Communicate Effectively: live class with personal coaching

Introduction to Public Speaking (CLC1)[on hold]

Relaxed 9-week, in-class course lays the foundation for effective public speaking.

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Workshop - Communicate Effectively

Students and instructors interact around a boardroom table.

Public Speaking Essentials (PSE) [on hold]

Small-group workshop teaches core skills in just 3 Saturday mornings and a Sunday graduation lunch.

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Audio-visual presentation workshop: boardroom setting, personal coaching

Communicate Effectively using PowerPoint

Advanced Presentations (APC) [on hold]

PowerPoint? Audience questions? No problem. Small group, 6 evenings.

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More About Our Courses

Online Speaking Essentials (OSE)

This small-group workshop covers online skills and core public speaking skills in four teaching sessions and a graduation celebration (required to graduate). It’s fast-paced fun. Every student practices every skill in class, with personal coaching.

You’ll learn to:

  • Use Zoom (or other online platforms) effectively
  • 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 …

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Introduction to Public Speaking (CLC1)

Our flagship course lays the foundation for effective public speaking. The relaxed pace (9 or 11 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.

We are non-profit, so the tax-deductible tuition is much lower than a commercial in-class course with in-class practice and coaching.  Click the button now and learn to communicate more effectively.

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Public Speaking Essentials (PSE)

This small-group workshop covers core skills in three Saturday mornings and a Sunday graduation lunch or dinner (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 …

We are non-profit, so the tax-deductible tuition is much lower than a commercial in-class course with in-class practice and coaching. Click the button now and learn to speak effectively.

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Advanced Presentations (APC)

Build on the foundation you learned in CLC1 or one of our short courses. Need to present with PowerPoint? Handle audience questions? No problem!  This course is 6 weeks of in-class instruction, one evening (6:00 to 8:30 pm) each 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….     

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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Or …

Keep InformedCan’t commit to a course now? We present courses throughout the year, online and (when health regulations allow) in various locations. Click here to be informed whenever new courses are scheduled.

Or call us — 613-860-TALK (8255)