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The ability to communicate well is one of the most valued skills in the workplace. If you can express yourself with purpose, clarity and confidence, you'll stand out above the crowd.

I help clients turn their ideas into impact. Contact me today if you want to write and speak with more power and persuasion.
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Speechwriter • Writing Coach & Trainer • Speaker

Words have power. They can inform, inspire, influence and move people to action. Are your words making an impact and helping you achieve the results you seek? If it's important to persuade people to your point of view, or get them to take action, please call on me. I can help you shape your thoughts into compelling speeches, presentations, video scripts, business letters, op-eds, by-lined articles and more.
Few people come to the work world with the writing skills they need to produce top-notch presentations, speeches, persuasive letters, briefing notes and more. Most learn on the job through trial and error. But, what if you could build your competence quickly? Register for one of my scheduled workshops or webinars in presentation design, speechwriting or business writing, or contact me to book a customized session for your entire team.

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Do you have a big presentation coming up; or a chance to deliver a thought provoking speech? Speakers: I'll work with you to develop your content and customize it to match your delivery style. The result? You'll sound natural and confident. Writers: If preparing a presentation or speech for someone else is a challenge, I’ll work with you to sharpen your speechwriting skills or your ability to combine a script and visuals into an outstanding presentation.

Want to inspire your team or group to present their ideas with confidence? I can turn one of my workshops into a talk, or deliver my signature presentation Communicate With Confidence: New Rules For The Digital Age. I’ve spoken at communications and tech conferences in Washington, Chicago, San Francisco, Ottawa, England, and once aboard a cruise ship plying the Chilean Fjords.

A speechwriter is like a carpenter. With Wendy's tools and training, I feel more like a master and less like an apprentice.
Kristina Jensen, Government of Canada Speechwriter
Wendy’s teaching has made me a much better speechwriter and a more strategic communicator. She builds the confidence of anxious communications professionals assigned to write speeches for clients and spreads joy in turning breath into moving and memorable occasions.
Andrew McColgan, Lead Strategic Communications, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Write Out Loud: Strategic Speechwriting Workshop

Monday October 28, 2019
Chateau Laurier, MacDonald Room, 7th Floor
This workshop will set you on course to produce high quality speeches consistently. You'll learn how to plan and structure a speech, write the way people talk, weave in compelling stories and metaphors that simplify complex issues, use visual language to make abstract ideas concrete, breathe life into statistics, edit a speech in minutes and use templates and metrics to achieve rock solid results. If you write, deliver, coordinate or contribute to speeches, or if you'd like to get into speechwriting, plan to be in the room.

Value Beyond Words: Advanced Speechwriting Workshop

Tuesday October 29, 2019
Chateau Laurier, MacDonald Room, 7th Floor
This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to build on their strategic speechwriting skills to communicate more persuasively or for experienced writers who want to "get juiced" again. You'll take a deep dive into topics such as how to exert influence using rhetorical devices and advanced argument techniques, tell stories designed to make an impact on business audiences, create original humour, repurpose your work for the op-ed page and social media, boost your creativity when it flags and much more.
Write Out Loud: Strategic Speechwriting PLUS Value Beyond Words: Advanced Speechwriting
Sign up for a two-day package including both workshops and get a $50 discount
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