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After many successful years in radio and several leadership roles in Toastmasters, Carl enjoys coaching individuals through the core competency of communication, while helping them achieve self-confidence. A professional Speaker, Carl is dedicated to dazzling his audiences with his messages of education and inspiration.

•    Eliminate your speaking fears & boost your confidence
•    Improve speaking & presenting skills
•    Develop & practice compelling presentations when it matters most
•    Connect with your audience & win them over every time
•    Establish leadership and respect of colleagues

Carl offers a series of workshops to help you or your group:

Strengthening the Core Competency of Communication
Conquering the Interview
Powerful Powerpoint Presentations

Other services include: 1 on 1 Speech Coaching, Keynote & After Dinner Speaking, and Speaking Courses.

Contact Carl at

www.carlspeaks.ca or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on workshops offered and pricing.

 

Ontario Speaker Coach

Carl is a top notch executive and personal coach, focussing on strengthening the core competency of communication while fostering leadership excellence.  Whether it’s one on one, or in a group, Carl coaches with passion, pulling from his several years of experience as a broadcaster and public speaker.  Carl knows that every person, whether at the beginning of a career or top CEO needs an individual who can help mould and shape.   For you, or for your team, the clear path to success starts with Carl Richards,  your executive and personal coach in Onario.

"After spending four years in Queen's Commerce, I thought my speaking and presentation skills were excellent; that is, until you showed me how a professional speaker does it. Your coaching style was effective; your tips on word choices, rhetorical devices and body gestures have made big improvements in the quality of my speech composition and delivery. Thank you!"

Steven Long, Consultant
Oliver Wyman

 

Workshops

Speak Into The Mike! Ontario Speaker Coach

Is this on? Can you hear me? Check One Check.   (tap, tap tap!) Sound familiar? Quite often as speakers, we’re called on to use a mike so we can be heard in a larger room.   Do you know how to use a microphone with ease? Do you know the difference between a lavaliere and a head set? Tie Clip and a hand held? Do you speak into that microphone with confidence, or do you run from them, for fear they’ll inappropriately squeal at you?   This workshop will explore the different styles of microphones used by speakers, how to use them effectively with proper voice projection, and how to troubleshoot on the spot when your mike doesn’t seem to be working.   This workshop will also give participants basic knowledge of mike/mixer/speaker set up and sound check instruction.

This workshop will be given by Carl Richards. Carl is no stranger to the microphone. He’s worked as a radio broadcaster, mobile disc jockey, and now is a professional Speaker, Corporate Trainer and Speech Coach. 

Repositioning For The Future Ontario Speaker Coach

This workshop is for those who are experiencing great change in the workforce, or in their personal lives. It’s designed to help individuals roll with change and innovatively adapt to a new way of working, and a new way of life. This session will discuss how the business and workforce is changing, and what future generations could potentially expect.

Life is about balance. When change occurs, sometimes our lives, what we know, who we are, becomes lost.  This session will give insight on how to create a plan of action in the event of job loss and corporate restructuring. It will delve into how various levels of fear impede personal and professional growth in times of change.

In addition, this workshop will explore in great detail how to be a victor over circumstances, instead of a victim of circumstances. The session will provide useful tools on positive thought and dialogue, modern ways of dealing with stressful situations, and insightful methods for maintaining relevance while becoming a better worker, professional, and community ambassador.

NOTE: This workshop can be adapted as a Keynote Address.   

 

Conquering The Interview Ontario Speaker Coach

Ever had an interview that didn't go as planned?   Didn't get the job, or didn't reach the intended audience?  A mismanaged interview can lead to the wrong hiring choices, or send the wrong message to your clients and colleagues.  This workshop will guide you through a number of interview situations, show you how to make the right connection and ultimately achieve a desired outcome.   

This workshop will:

Give you a clear and working definition of the term INTERVIEW

Walk you through different interview styles

Help you prepare for your next interview

Time:  45 minutes (can be extended to a 2 hour seminar)

Minding Your Own Business Ontario Speaker Coach

COMMUNICATING AND LEADING IN YOUR BUSINESS

About the seminar:


This workshop is for those who want to catapult their business to the front of the line, and keep it top of mind.   For seasoned professionals, it offers strategies on tweaking and effectively sharing your brand through oral communication.  For new business people, it showcases different business communication techniques, and provides instruction to add punch to your message.

In business having confidence and belief in your brand and in your message is crucial. So is having a clear picture of how your business is perceived by your clients, and the public.  This session will give insight on how to create a vision and mission, and what values  and rewards clients want most.   It will delve into how public perception plays a role in business growth.  


In addition, this workshop will explore in great detail concepts of leadership.  It will analyze and define leadership qualities of the highest standard, and focus on the leader models of today.  It will also provide some insight on the leadership traits of tomorrow.   Through this section, the moderator will focus on such things as being a person of your word,  keeping the commitment, leading from the front with a positive attitude and outlook.  Participants will also be given some basic tools for sharpening their core message while highlighting some basic skills for  preeminent delivery, a key to being an effective leader.   

Carl is a top notch executive and personal coach, focussing on strengthening the core competency of communication while fostering leadership excellence.  Whether it’s one on one, or in a group, Carl coaches with passion, pulling from his several years of experience as a broadcaster and public speaker.  Carl knows that every person, whether at the beginning of a career or top CEO needs an individual who can help mould and shape.   For you, or for your team, the clear path to success starts with Carl Richards,  your executive and personal coach.

"After spending four years in Queen's Commerce, I thought my speaking and presentation skills were excellent; that is, until you showed me how a professional speaker does it. Your coaching style was effective; your tips on word choices, rhetorical devices and body gestures have made big improvements in the quality of my speech composition and delivery. Thank you!"

Steven Long, Consultant
Oliver Wyman

It’s a tough world. Business is changing every day. Work environments are more riddled with stress than ever before.   At this pivotal moment,  a workplace survival guide should include the inspiration and innovation of an employee motivator.   Happier employees lead to more retention and less attrition, and a stronger position in the tough business arena.  Carl not only coaches, he inspires people to set goals, maintain the highest of standards, and deliver excellent results.    Carl Richards, the employee motivator who clocks in early and stays late to get the job done!

 

"Carl is a bright and fun speaker. You will enjoy having him either present or teach your group. He is a very supportive person and works hard to find ways to encourage and facilitate growth. Carl enjoys speaking in front of groups and has an impressive background of speaking. If you are looking for someone to help your group to develop or bond together, check with Carl!"

Susan Brooks, Entrepreneur

Carl is a top notch executive and personal coach, focussing on strengthening the core competency of communication while fostering leadership excellence.  Whether it’s one on one, or in a group, Carl coaches with passion, pulling from his several years of experience as a broadcaster and public speaker.  Carl knows that every person, whether at the beginning of a career or top CEO needs an individual who can help mould and shape.   For you, or for your team, the clear path to success starts with Carl Richards,  your executive and personal coach.

 "Carl is one of the few people I’ve met who can give feedback without offending, without driving a wedge of animosity. Carl first let me know what was strong about the speech, and what elements were confusing, or that could be made stronger. Carl’s approach, consistently, was to put his observations to me in a way that left for me the hard work of figuring out just how to re-work the speech. With Carl’s help, I explored fully the creative direction in which I wanted to go with the speech, found that it wasn’t quite working, and re-crafted. In fact, the speech went through three major versions, and something like forty minor revisions. Moreover, Carl helped me not just with the crafting of the speech, but its presentation: pacing, use of the stage, vocal variety, gestures, and perhaps most importantly, strong and memorable beginnings and endings.
Carl Richards: My Speech Coach."

Bryon McConnell
Downtown Kingston Toastmasters
Manager, Federal Civil Service

As an inspirational key note speaker, Carl knows the importance of making a message stand out.  His topics are captivating,  thought provoking and innovative.  With a sprinkling of humour and a few personal stories, Carl truly inspires and motivates people to live with purpose and passion.

 “Carl's communication skills, it almost goes without saying, are incredible. His ability to rapidly assess and reach audiences, engage everyone actively, quickly identify and convey key points, etc. is impressive. What is more impressive, however, is his eagerness to share what he knows, and the patience and skill he demonstrates while teaching it.”


Frances Wooby, Owner
Wooby Communications

Carl Richards is an amazing  Motivational Speaker.  Through personal stories and anecdotes Carl skillfully presents new and innovative ideas that make people wake up and pay attention.    Whether it’s to an audience of one, or a thousand and one, Carl delivers messages which change lives and move people to action!


“Carl is an inspirational speaker that clearly owns any stage. He has given me very insightful tips to improving my speaking skills, while welcoming new ideas that come his way!”

Sal Thomas, Marketing
Community Foundation Of Kingston

Proper Microphone Usage And Technique

Is this on? Can you hear me? Check One Check.   (tap, tap tap!) Sound familiar? Quite often as speakers, we’re called on to use a mike so we can be heard in a larger room.   Do you know how to use a microphone with ease? Do you know the difference between a lavaliere and a head set? Tie Clip and a hand held? Do you speak into that microphone with confidence, or do you run from them, for fear they’ll inappropriately squeal at you?   This workshop will explore the different styles of microphones used by speakers, how to use them effectively with proper voice projection, and how to troubleshoot on the spot when your mike doesn’t seem to be working.   This workshop will also give participants basic knowledge of mike/mixer/speaker set up and sound check instruction.

This workshop will be given by Carl Richards. Carl is no stranger to the microphone. He’s worked as a radio broadcaster, mobile disc jockey, and now is a professional Speaker, Corporate Trainer and Speech Coach.  

About the seminar:

This workshop is for those who are experiencing great change in the workforce, or in their personal lives. It’s designed to help individuals roll with change and innovatively adapt to a new way of working, and a new way of life. This session will discuss how the business and workforce is changing, and what future generations could potentially expect.

Life is about balance. When change occurs, sometimes our lives, what we know, who we are, becomes lost.  This session will give insight on how to create a plan of action in the event of job loss and corporate restructuring. It will delve into how various levels of fear impede personal and professional growth in times of change.

In addition, this workshop will explore in great detail how to be a victor over circumstances, instead of a victim of circumstances. The session will provide useful tools on positive thought and dialogue, modern ways of dealing with stressful situations, and insightful methods for maintaining relevance while becoming a better worker, professional, and community ambassador.

NOTE: This workshop can be adapted as a Keynote Address.    

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About the presenter:

Carl Richards has spent close to two decades behind the microphone, as a broadcaster and now a Professional Speaker. As a Speech Coach, he's assisted many people in overcoming anxiety and stage fright. Carl has coached local business professionals in strengthening the core competency of communication and developing pre-eminent leadership skills. A past winner of the coveted Toastmasters International Speech Contest, Carl enjoys sharing his messages of motivation and inspiration.

 

Contact information:

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www.carlspeaks.ca

MINDING YOUR OWN BUSINESS:
COMMUNICATING AND LEADING IN YOUR BUSINESS

About the seminar:


This workshop is for those who want to catapult their business to the front of the line, and keep it top of mind.   For seasoned professionals, it offers strategies on tweaking and effectively sharing your brand through oral communication.  For new business people, it showcases different business communication techniques, and provides instruction to add punch to your message.

In business having confidence and belief in your brand and in your message is crucial. So is having a clear picture of how your business is perceived by your clients, and the public.  This session will give insight on how to create a vision and mission, and what values  and rewards clients want most.   It will delve into how public perception plays a role in business growth.  


In addition, this workshop will explore in great detail concepts of leadership.  It will analyze and define leadership qualities of the highest standard, and focus on the leader models of today.  It will also provide some insight on the leadership traits of tomorrow.   Through this section, the moderator will focus on such things as being a person of your word,  keeping the commitment, leading from the front with a positive attitude and outlook.  Participants will also be given some basic tools for sharpening their core message while highlighting some basic skills for  preeminent delivery, a key to being an effective leader.    

Your big presentation is coming up.  You’ve already laid out and practiced your presentation, and now you’re ready to work in your slides….RIGHT?   An effective layout of your slides and delivery of your PPT is crucial in winning over your audience.  This presentation will help you breathe magic and life into your powerpoint presentations while effectively communicating your message.

This workshop will:   

Explain in detail the purpose of powerpoint, and how it can enhance a presentation

Give examples of effective methods

Provide tips on how to make your powerpoint presentations powerful

Time:  45 minutes (can be extended to a 2 hour seminar)

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