Be the Leader the World needs Today.
BE CLEAR. CONFIDENT. COMPELLING.
About the training
How does it work? In one-on-one or group sessions (face-to-face or virtual coaching), you will learn techniques to engage and influence, make your key messages memorable, and project a confident and authentic voice. These techniques will then be applied in preparation for any situation you may need to speak: conferences, presentations, speeches, difficult conversations, meetings, debates – anywhere you need and want to make an impact.
Over the past 20 years, I’ve coached hundreds of professionals across Canada and Europe in person and virtually in voice, public speaking, communication and leadership skills. From CEOs to politicians, lawyers, public servants of all levels, scientists, design and sales experts, among others, I’ve seen individuals and teams take their communication abilities to unexpected heights.
Having lived abroad half my life, I understand that communication challenges are universal, and that the tools to enhance it are universal as well. My unique trajectory via the political and performance arenas has allowed me to develop simple yet effective tools to help leaders such as yourself connect with their audiences better and make their communication more actionable.
“Sylvia has been a positive change agent in our organisation. She has trained more than 100 people (executives, program managers, researchers and scientists) in effective presentation skills.
In post training surveys, participants have said they truly appreciated the constructive feedback received after presenting and the practical aspects of the session.
Overall, Sylvia’s coaching skills have received rave review and we encourage you to take her presentation skills training.”
“I just wanted to let you know that we just received the results of our attendee survey for the HCTC conference. Our scores for presentations and presenters were substantially higher than last year.
I want to thank you for your contribution to that improvement.”
“Sylvia is gifted at what she does … she has been an extraordinary ally in working with me to perfect my presentation skills. Her coaching is savvy, highly personalized and extremely practical. In a very short period of time she is able to zoom into a particular trouble spot, find a solution and teach you to integrate a new approach naturally into your presentation style – I can’t recommend her highly enough!”
“The presentations on Tuesday were superb. Everyone did an excellent job. You truly helped us to get organized, fine tune our message and cater to our audience. We appreciate everything you did to help make the event a success for us!”
“After some searching in this specialist area we came in contact with Sylvia Larrass, and employed her on a variety of levels, providing an intensive and ongoing support for those that needed it most on a more individual basis, while providing a larger group with several days of theory combined with many practical tools.
The result in most cases has been more confident, and professional presentations, an ability to engage the audience, and a level of presentations not previously possible. ITTF highly recommend Sylvia Larrass.”
Sylvia was an excellent sounding board and gave fantastic advice and feedback on how to organize and deliver my presentation. I came in frazzled and confused and after only 2 sessions with her, I left with a powerful talk that I am very excited to deliver in my first workshop next month! Thank you Sylvia, I am so grateful I found you!
Public Speaking Training
“I remember being deeply conscious of the projection that you taught me through my rehearsals and, on stage, I was in full auto-pilot. A tray of dishes could have broken there and I wouldn’t have noticed.”
“As the frequency and duration of my speaking engagements increased, my voice began to show signs of strain and fatigue. Thankfully, I was referred to Sylvia Larrass who was able to detect the causes immediately.
She then proceeded to teach me techniques and exercises which corrected the problems and resulted in my voice having more power and stamina with less effort. The last few presentations went very well and some people who had heard me speak the year before said there was a marked improvement in both the content and the delivery.
Much of this improvement is due to the coaching and feedback I received from Sylvia.”