Informed Opinions’ founder and catalyst, Shari Graydon has been speaking professionally for 25 years, and now trains others to become more effective presenters. 

Whether delivering a conference keynote, participating in a panel discussion or facilitating a workshop, Shari’s goal is to create an experience of connection for those present. She draws on her theatre training, broadcast experience and the work she’s done writing speeches for senior officials in the public and private sectors. 

She tailors her remarks to the contexts of the audiences, which have included professionals in banking, retail, marketing, recruitment, health, education, academia, science, technology and the non profit sector. In every keynote, she leavens research with humor, making data accessible and theories concrete by soliciting audience interaction and telling stories that enlighten and engage.

Current topics

In Search of the Lehman Sisters
Why Public Conversations Need Women’s Insights

Keep Up – Distinction not Extinction
The Generational Imperative of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 

Engage, Connect and Persuade
Rediscovering Presence and the Art of Communication

Clients have included:

30% Club, American Marketing Association, Canadian Credit Union Association, Canadian Nurses Association, CIBC, Canadian Teachers Federation, Gowlings, National Eating Disorder Information Centre, National Retreat for Women, Odgers-Berndtson, Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada, TD Bank, UNICEF, Women in Leadership and Business, Walmart, Women in Nuclear, a number of universities and women in science and technology conferences

Shari also accepts invitations to moderate panels and/or MC events aligned with her expertise and interests. Testimonials

For all inquiries, including availability and sliding scale fees, contact