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.

Our Courses

Communicate Effectively: classroom setting, personal coaching

Communicate Effectively: live class with personal coaching

Introduction to Public Speaking (CLC1)

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

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Workshop - Communicate Effectively

Workshop held in a boardroom setting.

Effective Speaking Workshop (ESW)

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

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Audio-visual presentation workshop: boardroom setting, personal coaching

Communicate Effectively using PowerPoint

Advanced Presentations (APC)

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

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More About Our Courses

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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Effective Speaking Workshop (ESW)

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, and keep our expenses low, so our tax-deductible tuition is $275 (not over $1000 like a commercial 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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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.

Or call us — 613-860-TALK (8255)