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Public Speaking 101

Public Speaking 101 is a lunch-hour program for ages 18+. Learn to communicate effectively through your speech & body language! These sessions are designed to be interactive and will provide tips on leadership skills, interview skills, creating a good first impression and how to be an improved Public Speaker.

Bring your own lunch (microwave available), to listen, learn, & engage in activities that will improve your confidence & public speaking skills. Find your voice and join Ellen for both fun and great group learning.

The sessions run every 2nd Wednesday, led by former Toastmaster Ellen Foster.

DATE(S): January 8 – March 18, 2020

DAY(S): Every second Wednesday:

  • January 8, 22
  • February 5, 19
  • March 4, 18

TIME(S): noon – 1PM

LOCATION:  Misty Isles Economic Development Society office, 113 Oceanview Drive, Queen Charlotte

COST: $75.00

AGE(S): 18+

PLEASE NOTE: Bring your own lunch! Microwave available. A minimum of 6 registrations is needed by January 10th to keep this program sustainable. Registration required, no drop-ins.

About the Instructor

Ellen Foster began at the City Centre Toastmasters Club (Prince George) in 2006. In January of 2008, she was elected President of that Club that met over the lunch hour.  From 2006 – 2010, Ellen excelled in a number of speech contests. Her highest greatest public speaking achievement was winning the District Speech Contest for a Humorous Speech in Fort St John. She completed Toastmasters with the second-highest rank of Accomplished Toastmaster, Gold.  She moved to Haida Gwaii shortly after, absent of Toastmasters clubs.

She continues to utilize and develop her skills through teaching & volunteering with public speaking in our communities. She’s taught public speaking to employees in Northern Health in Queen Charlotte where she’s employed as a Practice Support Coach. She’s been the Mistress of Ceremonies for events with Doctors of BC and Pearls of the Pacific and has dabbled in local politics. She also volunteers her time with grade 10 – 12 students, helping them to prepare for their first interviews. With her immense experience as a Toastmaster & coach, Ellen will provide a supportive group learning environment that will boost your abilities & your confidence in public speaking!


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