Helping journalists, producers and conference planners find the female guests, speakers and expert sources they need.

Open Workshops

Presenting with Authenticity and Impact
October 30 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
340 Albert St., Suite 1900, Ottawa

This experiential presentation skills workshop allows women to gain confidence in expressing themselves authentically and effectively in formal and informal meetings and presentations. It offers a safe and supportive environment in which participants can adapt and apply proven tools and strategies to their own communication contexts. The course includes video-recording and customized feedback to cement learning, and the group size is limited to optimize individual feedback aimed at helping participants to:

  • Identify both internal and external barriers to effective communication
  • Recognize and build on existing strengths
  • Tailor messages to audiences, and engage from the first word
  • Organize material to enhance clarity and delivery
  • Integrate stories and leverage concrete language
  • Re-frame and manage presentation anxiety
  • Overcome dependence on written text and improve visual aids
  • Manage interactions with confidence

A light lunch and snacks will be provided. (Please advise of any allergies or food sensitivities.)

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Media Interview Skills
November 23 2017
8:00 – 11:30 AM
111d Queen Street East, Toronto

Building on participants’ past experiences, this workshop provides practical tools to enhance their capacity to turn media interview requests into education or advocacy opportunities, becoming more effective at crafting and delivering their key messages. Learning outcomes include:

  • Understanding journalists’ context and the demands of different media;
  • Preparing for interviews (print/broadcast, friendly/hostile, long/short, live/taped);
  • Crafting engaging, concise and quotable messages;
  • Bridging from asked questions to important issues and more nuanced context;
  • Translating abstract issues into compelling stories and accessible analogies.

A light breakfast will be provided. (Please advise of any allergies or food sensitivities.)

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If you’re not able to attend either of these workshops, but are interested in future sessions, please let us know.