Presenting with Influence

TESTIMONIALS

This is, without a doubt, the most useful management course I’ve ever taken. I would not hesitate to recommend this workshop to any organization seeking to improve effectiveness.
— Senior Project Manager
Loved the course and it really changed the way I intend to approach presentations.
— Engineer, Facilities Integrity
I have three years of Toastmasters practice and have spoken in front of hundreds of people but this workshop helped summarize the KEY to engaging your audience.
— Supervisor
I really enjoyed the concept of “be yourself and be the best you can be” as opposed to a multitude of rules around body language, etc. which can be intimidating and overwhelming. The few simple techniques make this a learning experience that can be applied right away.

Gregor’s facilitation was very informative, engaging and encouraging. Great workshop - thank you.
— Project Supervisor
I’m already planning a dozen presentations in my mind with this knowledge and skills! I look forward to using these strategies and passing on some of the points to my team. Great day all around!
— Team Lead AP SSC
Fabulous course! Content was applicable, practical and usable. Easy to be able to put the techniques into practice. Gregor is a fantastic facilitator. Calm and very comfortable. I loved the way he connected with everyone and made it personalized. I have more confidence now and can’t wait to put it into practice.
— Administrative Assistant
Gregor’s approach and experience kept the group interested and engaged throughout the session. This was a very valuable course and will improve my presentations in the future.
— Senior Strategist, Stakeholder Relations
Fantastic presentation and content. A lot of great takeaways and items to practice. Gregor was engaging, encouraging and helpful. Would highly recommend this course to all.
— Engineer, Major Projects
Gregor Jeffrey is a very natural and engaging speaker - just by watching him you learn better techniques. Method made logical sense and was easy to work with.

I learned to trust myself and my ability to speak on what I know about.
— Senior Manager, Capital Planning
Gregor’s workshop is very interesting and applies to my daily work. He kept my attention the whole time and totally drew me in. The small group settings were very helpful.
— Manager, Application Development
Awesome. Very genuine, well-paced and helpful.
— Trainer
I loved the content! The knowledge on how individuals are wired and how to speak to them in a specific structure will help. I especially enjoyed the practice and video recording to see how I did. Instant feedback!
— Pharmacist
I enjoyed how structured the session was. The content was interesting and informative - very cool concepts I didn’t know about.

The outline of a presentation was helpful and the tip of slowing down blew my mind! I’m so happy I can be myself and be animated!
— Customer Service Supervisor
As an analytical thinker, the way you presented your findings based on research was awesome. I have learned so much from your talk and your workshop that I know will help me not only in my career but personally as well.

As a neuroscience major I am fascinated by the topic and truly believe that you have tapped into uncharted territory that so many can benefit from. Thank you!
— Supervisor
I think the information on structuring communication will be very useful in my role. I plan on sharing it with my staff as they often draft the internal audit reports. We will put this in place immediately.
— Director, Internal Audit
The workshop had great practical application. The communication outline is great and makes you really think about how to connect with different types of thinkers.
— Director, Corporate Accounting & Control
I feel way more at ease and comfortable with presenting. This is a result of this course alone. It’s taken the fear out of the equation.

I feel a lot more confident and have some simple tools I can apply immediately.
— Senior Business Performance Advisor
Really, really excellent course. I’ve struggled for so many years with presentations. I’ve joined acting classes and Toastmasters - neither has come close to how helpful this course has been.
— Senior Manager
Excellent course! By far one of the most practical and interesting courses I have taken.

For me personally, presenting has been something I have always wanted to gain more confidence in - with this course I am confident that I will improve dramatically going forward.
— Lead, Financial Reporting
This was a fantastic course. I would recommend it to anyone who does presentations on a regular basis. The facilitator did an excellent job of keeping everyone engaged throughout the entire course. I will definitely use your techniques and show them to others.
— Internal Auditor
Enlightening and applicable! This course has now given me tools to better identify and captivate my audience. This will always be relevant and I can’t wait to share my learnings with my team!
— AP Supervisor
I loved the entire seminar. It was just the right balance of theory, research, practice and feedback. This session will certainly help me to improve my future talks, specifically on speaking up, slowing down, and structuring an effective presentation.
— Senior Advisor, Land Information Management
Excellent workshop! Gregor introduced very simple, easy-to-use tools and techniques to assist with improving our presentations.

I can honestly say this is one workshop where I will use the concepts, tools and techniques on an ongoing and regular basis.
— Controller
Exceptional course. Presentation delivery, pace and visuals were very effective. Highly recommended.
— Manager, Financial Planning
Awesome course. I love courses with practical, applicable, implementable content and this course totally fit the bill.
— Supervisor, Operations
Enjoyed your enthusiasm, energy and humour. Concepts are easy to understand and can be applied right away.
— Supervisor, Corporate Analytics
Definitely worthwhile personally, especially to learn and practice the idea of slowing down and speaking up and its positive effects on my presentation skills.

Would definitely recommend this workshop for the simple idea of understanding the four different types of thinkers.
— Bilingual Trainer
Wonderful! Engaging and personable. Felt great to hear the stories and the similarities with what we all struggle with. Very enjoyable and educational workshop.
— Manager, Administrative Services
Thank you, you put the magic into presentations. Thanks for sharing the tips - lots of actionable ideas.
— Manager, Contact Centre Services
I have attended many different workshops in my life, but have never enjoyed one as much as I enjoyed this. Your ability to engage the group and provide solid, encouraging feedback is exceptional and refreshing.

Thank you for teaching an “old dog new tricks”!
— Customer Experience Leader
LOVED IT!! I feel relief now - you have helped me to structure my presentations so they capture the entire audience every time.
— Manager, Member Services
The content was fascinating and backed up with great examples. Loved the mix of learning elements and access to more resources. Best seminar I have attended in years!
— HR Project Manager

Writing with Influence

TESTIMONIALS

By far this was the most useful training I have had in business - a must for all leaders!
— Project Procurement Manager
We spend most of our days writing or reading communications in our roles. The structure and tools you provided are going to be extremely useful not only for my career development but for my personal interactions as well.
— Supervisor, Infrastructure Planning
This workshop exceeded my expectations. I’m looking forward to using your framework and targeting the different audiences the next time I write. I also like the guidance on using plain language.
— Senior Planning Analyst
This was one of the best workshops I have taken. It was beneficial, enjoyable and super easy to understand.

I think this workshop should be required for all employees.
— Project Technical Administrator
Thank you Gregor for the interactive and thought-provoking workshop. Loved it! You created a safe and comfortable environment for all of us.
— Contracts Coordinator
Excellent course, great presenter, I want more of this! Will be practicing the concepts later today!
— Support Supervisor
Excellent course. I’ve learned something in each of the topics covered - not only about my audience but also about myself.

I will recommend this course to the rest of my team.
— ESOR Analyst, Integrity
Fun and interactive course that provides clear guidance on how to write.
— IT Manager
Looking forward to using these tips and techniques and informing my boss about the plain language movement!

Thanks for the great day, time well spent.
— Supervisor, Ethics and Compliance
Better than all the other courses I’ve attended (and I’ve attended a lot!). Thanks for the tips - I’ll definitely be using them!
— Internal Auditor
Great course and facilitation. Many ah-ha moments! Thank you - I can use the information, structure and approach daily.
— Supervisor, H&S Shared Services
Great great great training!! Was a true pleasure, the best training I’ve ever has the chance to attend. From the first to last minute you engaged all of us.
— WMC Dispatch
I’ve always been pretty confident at communicating; getting across urgency, appreciation and sharing of knowledge. But I’ve NEVER had the reaction I had to emails before I took your course.

The impact of your training went far beyond how to write a good email or how to communicate effectively in general. It gave me much more insight into myself and developed my confidence. Thank you so much. I can’t begin to express how thankful I am.
— Manager
Best course I’ve taken. Had my attention the entire time. I have many takeaways from this course I plan to use throughout my career.
— Engineer
Fantastic course! Thank you for making this a practical course, with templates I can use in my job tomorrow. The writing activities were engaging and the facilitation style helped us learn from each other.

I hope everyone at our company has the opportunity to take this course so we all have a common understanding of how to write effectively and with influence.
— Workplace Learning Coordinator
This workshop was excellent. It provided many useful tools and practical advice. Gregor Jeffrey was a great instructor - very engaging.
— Legal Counsel, Operations
Excellent course. Definitely makes me re-assess some previously taught concepts about business writing. Great points on how to clearly state the point and capture the audience.
— Senior Business Analyst
This was a great course. It cleared up areas with my writing that I know I’ve had issues with in the past. I find it interesting that a lot of what we’ve been taught in our formal education has led to communication problems in the business world.
— Environmental Preparedness Analyst
Excellent course providing key points that can be implemented immediately. Easy to make the chances if one is mindful. Gregor is an excellent facilitator.
— Senior HR Business Partner
The training is super insightful and was an eye-opener for me. I’ve learned so much more about how to write in an effective way to influence and connect with readers with different thinking styles.
— Financial Reporting Analyst
Really enjoyed the course! I was able to instantly improve an email that will be sent to leaders in the near future.

The section about the way people think was especially interesting.
— HR Advisor
What a great course. Best training I have EVER attended.
— Dispatch

Communicating with Influence for Women

TESTIMONIALS

This was a really phenomenal experience. The topic is not rocket science - but it is neuroscience! What a great flip on perspective. With that, a whole new set of opportunities and tools arose. I now feel like there are options where I was hitting perceived road blocks.

I also appreciated the format. The opportunity to meet and work with other women from across the organization itself was a great experience.
— Senior Advisor, Operations
Very engaging course! I learned a lot about myself - how I communicate and how to improve. I think the fact that the course was offered in a female-only setting definitely encouraged a safe atmosphere for sharing and trying new things.
— Managing Legal Counsel
Fantastic workshop. This should be mandatory at any point in someone’s career. Great, eye-opening concepts.
— Customer Account Manager
Leaving this course, I feel very empowered and excited. As an analytical/structural thinker, I am now relieved to know that there is a proven structure to communication. It’s a “formula” I’ve been looking for for many years.

I appreciate the format of the course, especially the interactive portion and the opportunity to receive feedback. Thanks again!
— Program Manager
Great course. Concise and simple delivery. The video practice is critical to seeing where improvements can be made as well as learning from others.
— Manager, Engineering Standards
Great session, excellent structure, engaging presenter. I would highly recommend this course to others.
— Engineer, Major Projects
Great workshop! I loved the neuroscience segment and how you incorporated it into the rest of the content. Although I was reluctant, the practice presentations were so enlightening.

I learned so much about my personal strengths and weaknesses, and I’m optimistic I’ll be able to incorporate this feedback into my skillset.
— Internal Auditor
The workshop definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone to develop my communication skills and reflect on my strengths and weaknesses.

The environment felt relaxed and safe. Would definitely recommend this workshop to others!
— Contract Analyst, Supply Chain
I really enjoyed the course. The training and tools are very practical and easy to use. I would definitely recommend this course to others.
— Supply Chain Optimization Manager
Great workshop. I really liked the NEW take on communicating - it’s accessible and immediately valuable. I can already see the value of the workshop in my day-to-day communication. A day VERY well spent.
— Director, Operations
Very valuable workshop. I will be taking away constructive ideas that will benefit speeches and presentations as well as meeting preparation for others as well as me personally. Well organized and facilitated. The “live” practice was particularly beneficial.
— Executive Advisor, Office of the CEO
This course was excellent and provided me with simple, straightforward strategies to increase my confidence with communication. The video recording forced me outside of my comfort zone and was incredibly rewarding.
— Engineer-in-Training
Course was excellent. I was a little apprehensive about the practice component but found it to be very beneficial. Seeing myself present and hearing my colleagues feedback helped me to see areas of improvement that I can apply to future presentations.

I found the neuroscience component completely fascinating. It allows me to see my audience in a new light which makes presenting a less stressful exercise.
— Senior Legal Counsel
It was a great opportunity to learn of the current communication challenges for women at our company. The tools provided in this training can help all of us to increase our presence, power and influence across the organization so our contributions are better appreciated and rewarded accordingly.
— Supervisor, Project Controls
Fantastic course. I learned a lot and will be taking a lot away and applying it to both my work and my personal life.
— Supervisor, Business Information Management
Great useful tools to use in professional and personal settings. Appreciated that you acknowledged the pitfalls and misconceptions and how to overcome them.
— Auditor III
Really happy I signed up for this workshop. I will be using the Communication Outline for my future presentations and will make a conscious effort to eliminate powerless language from my vocabulary. Thanks!
— Business Development Advisor
Workshops content was excellent - simple concepts that I can apply in my job today.
— Director, Corporate Compliance
Great workshop! Initially I was apprehensive about the “all female” workshop, but this was quickly dismissed by the engagement and focus of the session. This workshop should be provided to all leaders and those in management roles.
— Manager, Project Services
I enjoyed the entire session and found the neuroscience enlightening for both my professional and personal lives.
— Program Manager

Leading Effective Meetings

Testimonials

Great concepts to managing meetings, backed up with academic references - which I appreciate!
— Director, Board Affairs
I have walked out of countless meetings feeling disappointed and I’ve just learned that my approach is part of the problem. I love that you gave us takeaways that are easy to implement!
— Manager, Member Services
Best meeting all year! Thanks for a great session, I know I have some changes I can make and I look forward to seeing our culture improve.
— Supervisor
I love that we defined the types of meetings and length. Great tips for more efficient meetings!
— Senior HR Services Partner
Great workshop. Loved how you brought new and creative ideas to our meeting culture.
— HR Supervisor
Great discussion and insights. It will help me to better structure my meetings, stick to set times and increase my awareness to make sure I’m more inclusive.
— Strategy Consultant
I really enjoyed the session. Gregor is a great speaker and does a great job of keeping the info simple and relatable. I loved his ideas on changing our meeting approach.
— Supervisor, CCS
Amazing workshop! The information shared today will change the way I handle all meetings going forward.
— Claims Supervisor
I really enjoyed the workshop and liked to see how many of us think the same way and want to change how we conduct meetings. Facilitator was very informative, well-versed and engaging. Loved it!
— Supervisor, Customer Services
Interesting concepts that helped me think about not only how I run meetings, but also how I can help my team.
— Manager, Business Analysis
Awesome! The time flew by, I was engaged and I learned new concepts and ideas about a topic of personal frustration.
— Supervisor
Now I know that I need to re-examine my monthly 2-3 hour department meeting which is really 5 or 6 meetings all in one. Great eye-opener!
— Manager, Underwriting
Excellent information. I love that you challenge the status quo and aren’t afraid to make strong recommendations. Very much needed!
— Manager
Excellent level of engagement and appropriate level of detail. Thought-provoking. Good group discussion. I believe this will make a difference.
— Supervisor, IAT
Excellent facilitation of a much needed discussion. Good information sharing amongst peers.
— Manager
I enjoyed this session a lot. New concepts help open minds and broaden perspective. Good reminder for all to be mindful of various personality types. Thank you for providing this presentation!
— Supervisor, CCS

Connecting Through Listening

TESTIMONIALS

Thank you for a very informative course that intrinsically consists of self-reflection both personally and professionally. Listening is a lifelong skill that I will continue to develop.

This will be life-changing.
— QA Supervisor
Great. Loved the experiential learning (practice, group work, TED Talks). Great facilitator - open, encouraging, responsive to all.
— Senior HR Business Partner
Great workshop, I would definitely recommend it to anyone - all would benefit from attending. I really liked the pointers on steering conversations, body language, recaps and that not everyone listens the same way.
— Administrative Coordinator
Awesome class! Made me reflect on myself and how to improve my skills. Valuable and important information that can be used at work and at home. Great job!
— Learning Development Coordinator
Very good course which made me redefine a “good listener”. I’m more confident in the future to apply these skills to build up my leadership.
— Field Manager
Clear, concise and practical. Really interactive with good, impactful exercises to reiterate points. Good discussion time, did not feel rushed. Applicable tips and hints that can be implemented immediately.
— Manager, Planning
Excellent course! Loved the interactive aspect and the judgement-free environment.
— Sales Development
The workshop was interactive from the beginning to the end. Techniques learned are extremely valuable to not only make me a better listener but also a better person.
— Process Optimization Analyst
Would like everyone within our department, including upper management, to take this course. Active listening - so important for our roles. Thank you! SO GOOD.
— Quality Assurance Supervisor
I really enjoyed this workshop. It was one of the best courses I have ever taken about relationships between people in a team. Thank you!
— CADD Tech I
It has been a very engaging workshop. Exercises help apply the learning throughout the workshop. Having a very active listening facilitator does make the workshop interesting.

It has been the best workshop I’ve attended in 2016. Thank you!
— Business Systems Support
I found this workshop to be very engaging, thought-provoking and comfortable. Gregor is very professional, approachable and knowledgeable - very inclusive and aware of details.
— Administrative Coordinator
Excellent facilitator. Kept room engaged. Course material is very relevant to our work and organization. I will be able to draw on the course material in our day-to-day relationship management with all levels of staff.
— Administrator Coordinator, IT
I was extremely impressed with the workshop and I was able to get a much better understanding of listening with the step-by-step format.
— M&R Inspector
Very interesting topic, with benefits to both work and personal life. Very engaging presentation, very effective format. Will definitely recommend to others.
— Environmental Advisor