September 2019

Presentation Skills for the Executive Learner

Status: This workshop has been postponed. A new date will be announced shortly.
Date: Friday, September 13, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Presentation Skills for the Executive Learner
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Sylvia Tishler
The Polished Professional
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $450.00 + GST = $472.50 until Aug 30, 2019

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $550.00 + GST = $577.50

Non-Member Price: $550.00 + GST = $577.50

Student Member Price: $195.00 + GST = $204.75
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by August 30, 2019 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Jennifer Chan | Senior Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4861
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4861
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: [email protected]
The number one fear for people is speaking in public. While public speaking can be a nerve-wracking experience, it may also be extremely beneficial for your career advancement. Those who effectively speak in public are more inclined to accept leadership roles and are often perceived as better leaders. The objective of this workshop is to help you be a polished, public speaker which can, in turn, enhance your career.

Seminar Description

Public speaking is a business essential. Those who master the art are bound for success; those who don’t are bound to underachieve. Don’t let your fear hold you back any longer. Become more confident and persuasive in just 1 day!

We Will Delve Into:

  • The formulas to design presentations in 20 minutes or less,
  • The formula for a 30 second elevator speech,
  • Introduce yourself and your company to create interest and conversation,
  • Tips on delivering dynamic introductions,
  • The 4-step formula to persuade and inform with concise, decisive content,
  • How to overcome nervousness before your speech,
  • The formula for the 30 second presentation that will save time and get you what you need,
  • The 10 deadly sins of PowerPoint,
  • How to prepare quickly for impromptu talks and speeches, and
  • How to use these skills in marketing yourself, your brand, your services, and your business.

Unique Features of the Course

This is a full-day workshop of simple formulas, exercises, interactive group participation, and activities relating to public and impromptu speaking. These interactive sessions are an integral part of this workshop, so be prepared to participate. You’ll be on your feet, or sitting if you prefer, talking to small groups and offering other speakers your honest feedback. While some theory is presented, the overall workshop will focus on practical application.

Target Audience

Professionals wishing to improve their public speaking and presentation skills.


Sylvia Tishler

Presenter and Style Coach, The Polished Professional

Sylvia has been providing public speaking education courses to business professionals since 1992. Sylvia is a renowned speaker, confident educator, and savvy role model. She is the professional’s aide to confidence building. From alleviating public speaking jitters, to fostering refinement, she puts the polish on your framework of expertise to assure your success. Sylvia is the author of Public Speaking for the terrified. Sylvia teaches custom courses focusing on communication training for private clients, small- to medium-sized businesses, associations, and corporations.

Sylvia is also a Style Coach, offering her professional training to help you make positive changes to your outer appearance while empowering you to grow in confidence with simple coaching exercises. Head to toe she'll help you make your first impression your best.

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