Manage the Fear of Public Speaking: 5 Pro Tips

By Barb

 You have the privilege to speak in front of an audience.That means you have a chance to positively impact others’ thoughts or emotions, improve your reputation, profile or authority and it’s a great way to get a step ahead.On the other hand . . . you have to speak in front of an audience.If you…

5 Worst Ways to Begin a Presentation

By Barb

 You’ve been there. You’re excited about the presentation you are going to listen to. The speaker bio indicates the speaker is experienced and knowledgeable about the topic. The speaker is introduced. They start their presentation and then …All of your enthusiasm seeps out through your pores!Why?Because the speaker began with one of the five worst…

Happiness Booster

By Barb

Has anyone ever suggested some ‘happiness’ on you?Me?  Well someone (who I want to name to ‘out them’ but I won’t) suggested I read “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin.  I didn’t ask why. I settled with my own story, that perhaps it was an enlightening book and not necessarily about me being cranky!I’m no…

Chairing a Meeting? 5 No-No’s

By Barb

 I, like many of you, attend many meetings. I’ve noticed my patience has begun to run rather thin at meetings that are not well chaired. Let’s face it, poorly run meetings waste people’s precious time, de-motivate the participants (as they sit and wonder why they decided to attend) and of course, achieve poor meeting outcomes…

15 Mistakes to Avoid When Speaking To A Group

By Barb

 I thought it would be a good start to the New Year sharing tips that will make you even better in front of a group.I get it, you already know the basics for speaking in front of a group, whether it’s in a meeting or presenting to an audience. You may even be getting tired…


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  • “The workshop was wonderful!! Barb walked the talk by continuously demonstrating the tips and skills she was teaching! It was amazing to see it all come together. I would recommend the workshop to anyone who has to present.”

    Bev Waite, Education Lead-Nursing,

    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

  • I told one of the nurse educators that it was the best 3 hours I have spent in a training session as the content was clear, relevant, exactly enough to be able to incorporate into presentations, and you demonstrated each point which was great. It was watching an expert at work.

    Aideen Carroll, Advanced Practice Nurse Educator

    Toronto General Hospital

  • Your workshop was also a big hit. It was interesting to hear people talk about it as not good, but great.

    Debbie Ross

    CMP Manager of Governance and Events CNA

  • After working with Barb, our team returned to work energized, enthused and inspired to utilize tools that increase our communication, clarity and relationship with not only each other, but also with the residents and families that we serve. I would highly recommend Barb if you want to bring out the best in your team.

    Dale Clements, Administrator

    Columbus Residence

  • Barb Langlois led a wonderful one day workshop for 45 Clinical Nurse Educators in Saskatoon Health Region. She worked with us in advance to really understand our learning needs, Six months later, I see CNEs using Barb’s techniques to engage learners and I use them myself in my own presentations. I strongly recommend Barb – she is a very skilled facilitator who connects with learners in a very meaningful and effective way.

    Margot Hawke RN, BSN, MCEd, Nursing Professional Practice Lead

    Saskatoon Health Region

  • Barb is a gifted and dynamic presenter. Communication concepts were presented in a lighthearted way such that developing ideas for organizational change and group work seemed like play. I would definitely recommend her workshops!

    Lisa Jesso MN, RN


  • The workshop was a home-run!! The nurses found the tools so useful and practical for their everyday communication. They also were engaged the entire time!

    Louise Peterson, CNE

    UBC Hospital


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Manage the Fear of Public Speaking: 5 Pro Tips

 You have the privilege to speak in front of an audience.That means you have a chance to positively impact others’ thoughts or emotions