Communicate Effectively — Courses in Ottawa

Learn to Communicate Effectively

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

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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

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Introduction to Public Speaking (CLC1)

Relaxed 11-week, in-class course lays the foundation for effective public speaking.

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Effective Speaking Workshop (ESW)

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

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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.

A commercial in-class course with this much depth and personal coaching would cost well over $1000. But we are non-profit. Click to see how much less it will cost you (and you get a tax receipt).

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Effective Speaking Workshop (ESW)

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

A commercial in-class small-group course with personal coaching would cost well over $1000. But we are non-profit. Click to see how much less it will cost you (and you get a tax receipt).

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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….     

A commercial small-group in-class course would cost well over $1000. But we are non-profit. Click to see how much less it will cost you (and you get a tax receipt).

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