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Think On Your Feet®

The only workshop that trains you to analyze, organize and present your ideas… fast!

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“Think on Your Feet® was an amazing development experience! I learned tools that I can apply in formal and informal conversations and it helped me structure my thoughts to be a more effective and impactful communicator “

Ericka Korus Bulbovas, Strategic Finance Consultant, Kimberly-Clark

“Think on Your Feet® provided me with the tools to confidently organize my presentations, emails and off-the-cuff Q&A responses to be more methodical and sound clearer to my audiences. The skills also transcend into my daily life too. Two days very well spent!”

Katie Millard, Senior Marketing Consultant, Advertising and Media, Intact Insurance

“Think on your Feet® is the cure for rambling speakers! Presenters can make their point much faster and managers can use the tools to help staff focus.”

Leonard Pecore, President and CEO, Genoa Design International Ltd.

The Skilled Presenter

How to engage your audience and perform with impact!

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"The Skilled Presenter™ was a fabulous course that I would recommend to anyone involved with public speaking and presenting. The course provided me with a safe environment to learn new skills, do self-evaluation and implement my learnings. Since taking the course I have noticed an increase in my confidence, and, through that boost, I feel empowered to present in any situation where I am called upon!"

Christiane Rutledge, Learning Consultant, Meridian

"The workshop was highly engaging and thorough. In a non-judgmental environment, I felt comfortable experimenting with my presentation style and content, in order to receive highly valuable feedback from both the instructor and other participants. The ability to speak effectively in front of an audience, big or small, is crucial to my job. The skills that I developed and techniques that I learned over the course of just 2-days are invaluable."

Rebecca Shrimpton, Manager Direct & Digital Marketing (Acquisition Marketing), Sick Kids Foundation

Writing Dynamics

A complete writing system that helps you PLAN using creative and structured thinking, DRAFT in record time and EDIT for impact.

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"Since Writing Dynamics™, I’ve changed my approach to writing. The strength of this program is the macro focus through the planning process to the micro focus through editing. The other strong element is the practical application of new skills during the workshop. The trainer’s expertise and facilitation style also enhanced the learning experience.”

Caroline O’Shea, Director, Talent Management, IPEX Management Inc.

“I really credit the Writing Dynamics™ course for getting me noticed by the Managing Director of Communications at the company that I work because when I came back from taking the course, she noticed right away that my writing had improved, which later helped me getting a new role on her team.”

Roxane Lutz, Marketing Communications Specialist, London Life

“Writing Dynamics is one of the most valuable and practical courses I’ve taken in my 25-year career! I highly recommend this course for anyone looking to write more clearly, efficiently and persuasively.”

Natalie Currie, Former Clinical Research Professional

LINKS

Building relationships through better communications.

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"This course was fantastic. From the moment I walked into the facility I felt welcome and engaged to learn. Susan is easily one of a very short list of amazing trainers that I have had the pleasure to learn from."

Wes Cressman, NCSO, Health & Safety Specialist, Modern Niagara

"LINKS™ was a great day spent. The ability to adjust my communication patterns to improve the quality of information I am conveying is a skill that will pay dividends for years to come. Thank you for the wonderful learning opportunity.”"

Robert Stover, Sr. Product Manager, Talent Development, CIBC

Six Thinking Hats®

Learn to hold more efficient meetings, make better decisions and generate new ideas.

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“I became a Six Thinking Hats® certified trainer to facilitate this workshop within our organization. Since then, I have been using and sharing the techniques with just about anyone who will listen. de Bono’s powerful toolset has transformed the way we think, innovate and collaborate at EllisDon.”

Jennifer Khan, Director, Talent Management, EllisDon

“I had the opportunity to attend a 6 Hats workshop offered at my workplace by McLuhan & Davies. The trainer (Susan Lynne) excelled at transferring this methodology to our group in an engaged and very hospitable manner. This process map for “thinking / brainstorming” in group situations helps a team achieve better results in a more structured format. It ensures all ideas have been considered and the most logical outcome is pursued in a timely manner. We can finally say goodbye to those meeting bullies who hijack decision without considering everyone’s opinions/inputs.”

Colette Beauregard, Quality Improvement Specialist, Arterra Wines Canada

Grammar on the Rocks

Learn how to navigate the rocks of English grammar and stay afloat when you communicate

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"Grammar on the Rocks™ has helped more than 150 of our legal support staff improve and standardize their grammar. The workshops were very interactive, the handout was well designed, and – surprise – people had a great time! Who would have thought grammar could be such fun?”

Sharon Goff-McCue Manager, Human Resources Goodmans LLP

"Grammar on the Rocks™ facilitated by McLuhan and Davies is a course that is practical, fun, and eye-opening. I never thought I’d use fun to describe grammar! The facilitator made the course alive and interactive. You can use the material right away and apply it to your professional and personal environment. I highly recommend this course to any organizations and professional; it will elevate your writing style or habits and make you more confident next time you start writing or typing."

Lolo Lam, Learning and Development Specialist, Equitable Bank