CAPS Poem

By Tanya Davis - download pdf Because I believe in speaking the truth I will not sugar coat this or anythingBecause I crave sugar like pandas want bamboo, I will chase honesty's dose with hopes and daydreamingI will honour my idealist by giving her ideals she can pursueBecause I believe in a meaningful life I… Continue reading

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Resilience … bouncing back when hardship hits

Reach Out…We’re Here for YOU!   Resilience … bouncing back when hardship hits Few among us have sailed blissfully through life year after year without being blindsided by some kind of adversity.  A single misfortune, a medical challenge for ourselves or for a family member or a family crisis can quickly turn our orderly, pleasant… Continue reading

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What members are saying about CAPS…

When I became a member of CAPS the first time several years ago, I paid the membership fee and then did nothing. I didn’t go to any meetings. I didn’t go to convention. I didn’t in-teract with members. And I didn’t see the value in CAPS so I cancelled my membership. I didn’t get it.… Continue reading

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Our Duty of Care

Reach Out…We’re Here for YOU!   Our Duty of Care There are many reasons to be a part of the CAPS community. No doubt, many of our members enjoy access to information that accelerates their career. Others enjoy the ca-maraderie that comes from associating with people who understand the speaking busi-ness. Regardless of the specific… Continue reading

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President’s Message October 2015

Well, pinch my pincers. That nice Toni Newman asked me - Lola - to say a few words about the Halifax convention.  But first let me say I’m positively blushing with pride at being the official mascot for the convention. Last time anyone offered me a starring part it was a very different kind of… Continue reading

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Summer vacation…time to recharge, recalibrate and re-energize

Thoughts and tips to help you maximize the benefits of your vacation break By: Frema Engel, MSW Specialist in Mental Health and Building Healthy Workplaces Chair, Speakers Listening – CAPS Peer Support Program. With summer in the air, many of us are counting the days to vacation. We look forward to taking a break from… Continue reading

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President’s Message – June 2015

Your CAPS Advantage Booklet!   Has this ever happened to you?  Someone asks you what the benefit of being a CAPS member is and you just can’t seem to put it into words?    Well…over the last 2 years we have asked many of our fellow CAPS members just that - to describe in their… Continue reading

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Expert Accelerator Video Series Launch

As you know, one of the greatest benefits of belonging to CAPS is the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business.  Our wonderful community is brimming with experts who generously share their wisdom with their fellow members.  Wisdom that can help each of us learn more about what it takes to… Continue reading

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STS – 2015 June – Hemingway or Twain? Understanding Your Author Personality

Hemingway or Twain?Understanding Your Author PersonalityJeanne Martinson, MA When we read about an author we admire, we say to ourselves, “This is how they do it. This is how they write. This is how they research. This is how they edit. This is how they market. It must be the right way." And then we… Continue reading

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STS – 2015 June – History of Our Profession Series

Persuasion of the Speaker Rules the WorldJoseph Sherren, CSP, HoF, CSPGlobal In the ancient city-state of Athens, Greece, public speaking was a central part of everyday life. Athenians placed great importance on the art of public speaking, specifically persuasive rhetorical speech, which was used to sway public opinion and implement political reform. Orators who excelled… Continue reading

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