Polished & Professional: Developing Effective Public Speaking Skills

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 12:30 to 13:30

Fasken Classroom, Rm 122

Polished and Professional: Developing Effective Public Speaking Skills Workshop with Stephanie C. Mitchell, B.J.H., LL.B.

Public speaking is a craft that you can improve with knowledge and practice. Your public speaking skills reflect your competence, and can make all the difference between being heard and being dismissed as young and inexperienced. This interactive workshop with Stephanie C. Mitchell will provide a solid foundation for both prepared presentations and speaking off the cuff around the boardroom table. Once you learn these principles of effective public speaking, you can apply them throughout your professional life — whether that’s speaking to colleagues during a meeting, in court, or at a large conference. Every student will leave the workshop with a hard-copy list of questions they can use to improve their public speaking.

Advanced registration is required (via ACE Events), as space is limited to 40 students.

This workshop is generously sponsored by the Career Services Office and Careers Committee. Registration is required, as space is limited to 40 students. Active participation and discussion is expected of attending students. 

Stephanie C. Mitchell of Telegram Writing Consulting has both a law degree and a first-class honours degree in journalism. She works with lawyers, judges, and business clients across Canada to help them learn to write and speak more clearly and persuasively. Her workshops are interactive and never lead to the dreaded death by PowerPoint. Stephanie has worked as a news reporter and senior producer at CBC Radio in Vancouver, Victoria and Edmonton — she knows how to tell a story and make people listen. She has also worked in communications for the governments of British Columbia and Canada, and for the faculties of law at the Universities of Victoria, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.