3 things you need to know about the Ottawa Convention – AND springtime tulips!

3 things you need to know about the Ottawa Convention – AND springtime tulips! In just a few weeks, you’ll start getting more and more exciting information about the CAPS Convention in Ottawa, taking place on December 9-11. Your Convention committee is working hard to ensure that your time in Ottawa spent among your CAPS… Continue reading

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President’s Message – April 2017

A CAPS advantage – beyond learn, share and grow The Canadian Association of Professional Speakers is a not-for-profit professional business association, primarily made up of solopreneurs and small businesses. Each of us invests so much time and energy in learning, sharing, and growing our expertise, in hopes that we challenge, inspire, and move audiences to… Continue reading

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Michelle Ray interviewed on BT Vancouver about leadership qualities

A while back Michelle Ray sat down with Jony Vance from BT Vancouver to talk about leadership qualities, in particular as it relates to political figures and elections. She delivered a timeless message grounded in the belief that “Leadership first of all is about character.” Michelle noted how good leaders are personable, have humility and… Continue reading

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Grant Ainsley joins Bloomberg Canada TV to critique how United Airlines handled public relations recently

When United Airlines came under fire for recent mishandling of an overbooked flight, they received a lot of negative publicity and social media coverage. Media Trainer and speaker, Grant Ainsley joined Bloomberg TV by Skype on April 13 to help understand best practices when dealing with the media during crisis events, and what we can… Continue reading

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Lauren Sergy, author of The Handy Communication Answer Book interviewed on CTV Edmonton

Lauren Sergy dropped by CTV Edmonton news on March 31st to discuss her new book, The Handy Communication Answer Book. She shared some tips for viewers on effective communication in the workplace, how to deal with different co-worker personalities, and common challenges we all face. In addition to verbal communication, she tackled email best practices… Continue reading

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Paul Krismer, the Happiness Expert, was interviewed on CTV Victoria on International Day of Happiness

Paul Krismer knows a thing or two about what makes people happy, and he found himself being interviewed as an expert by CTV in Victoria for his views on what makes Canadians happy. Paul also shared some tips on how to become happier on International Day of Happiness – March 21st. After a long cold… Continue reading

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Suzannah Baum chats with Global Morning News Montreal about Oscars speeches

Public Speaking Coach, and CAPS member Suzannah Baum joined Global morning news the morning after the 2017 Oscars for a discussion on the highlights from a public speaking perspective, and what there was to be learned. Reflecting on her coaching expertise in the area of speaking, she helped viewers understand what was done well, and… Continue reading

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Sarah McVanel interviewed on Rogers TV “Holistic Revolution” on ways to survive postpartum depression

Surviving Postpartum Depression CAPS speaker Sarah McVanel shares her insights with Tina McDonald from Rogers TV on surviving postpartum depression, a condition that effects 1 in 7 women. They discussed the warning signs, healing, treatment and recovery along with Tracey Woodford. The interview was featured on Holistic Revolution: Mind. Body. Spirit where guests share stories… Continue reading

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Sarah McVanel-Viney interviewed on Rogers TV: What is compassion fatigue?

What is compassion fatigue? How can you find your greatness? Those are the questions that CAPS’s member Sarah McVanel-Viney addressed when she sat down with Tina McDonald from Rogers TV to chat about discovering your greatness, self-care and mindfulness. The interview was featured on Holistic Revolution: Mind. Body. Spirit where guests share stories of strength,… Continue reading

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