Speak So Others Listen: 3 Success Strategies

By Barb

How do you get people to listen to you? Well, short of yelling (and who wants to do that?), engaging with others is a skill to be learned. I have not seen very many leaders who have mastered the skill. If you’re not sure if you have, pay particular attention at your next meeting, in-service or the…

Shower Your Way To Success

By Barb

Are you familiar with the Eleanor Roosevelt quote, Do One Thing A Day That Scares You? People seem to love this quote. I see it posted on Facebook, Twitter and LuLuLemon even uses it in their marketing. But do you think people actually do something everyday that scares them?I watched a Ted Talk by Joel Runyon. He suggests…

3 Keys For A Positive Work Environment

By Barb

Several years ago I worked in the trauma unit at a provincial hospital. We worked in teams of eight, I was a new, young nurse and when I struggled caring for my first trauma patient, Pat, the charge nurse said,Barb, how about if I give you a hand?When I was assigned to the Code Team…

The Golden Rule of Speaking

By Barb

Ever heard someone drone on and on at a meeting, conference . . . or dinner table? Me too! Dare I ask, “Is it if you?” Not sure? I just read a fascinating article by Bruce Kasanoff. He makes some great points and asks some great questions such as: When does time go faster for you, when you are talking to someone? or when you…

These Strategies Won’t Work For Me

By Barb

I’ve been leading a lot of workshops lately, sharing tools and strategies to improve communication and relationships. There’s one statement that no matter where or what group I’m with, someone will say it. Do you know what it is? Here it is . . . “These tools and strategies are all fine but they’re not going to get me what I need.” And it’s true!!…


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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


Seriously? Me, too! covers 10 Power Strategies that seriously work. It takes everyday situations that you can relate to, sprinkles in a bit of humour (you can’t be serious all the time) and demonstrates how you can achieve personal success — one simple step at a time. Learn More »


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