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    • “I found Ignite Excellence had a new and fresh approach to an old topic – developing better communication skills. I’ve taken many courses in this area and appreciate you being able to address this succinctly.”
      Lisa Lapierre, Consultant
      Hunt Personnel

    • “I found Ignite Excellence had a new and fresh approach to an old topic – developing better communication skills. I’ve taken many courses in this area and appreciate you being able to address this succinctly.”
      Lisa Lapierre, Consultant
      Hunt Personnel

    • “Thank you for giving me great habits and the tools to get it right every time! Your course and its teaching methods have already proven successful, as I’ve been able to persuade and move people to action faster with greater retention of information! I will use the skills I’ve learned in every presentation I do, with the ability improve each and every time!”
      Mia Chang, Account Executive
      Desjardins Financial Security

    • “My experience at the training was terrific. Of course you shook me out of my comfort zone. It was engaging, interactive, emotive and very purposeful. I learnt about my personality strengths that are relevant to effective communication.”
      George Ogalo
      Africa International University

    • “This is by far the most enjoyable and effective training program I have been involved with… and ironically on my (previously) least favoured subject.”  

      Jillian Warren, Sr. Interior Designer
      IBI Group

    • “Over my career, I’ve taken many presentation courses, but none of them really pushed me to the limit as this one did. The Ignite Excellence approach makes you face your fears and tackle them head on! It also forces you to think and plan strategically when preparing for a presentation. The individualized skills learned in this program far exceed the cost!”
      Moe Renaud, Regional Director
      Desjardins Financial Security

    • “Having been in the Group Benefit business for over 20 years I have had the opportunity to attend many presentation courses over that time.  The Ignite Excellence Presentation program was by far the most valuable to date. The instruction is concise, well prepared and very encouraging in helping apply the tools. I would recommend this program to any individuals who present to potential clients!”

      Rod Trites, Account Executive
      Desjardins Financial Security

    • “I have, in the last few years, lacked confidence in several aspects of my life. This program has helped me gain it back. I will speak up in the future and feel good about it. Thanks.”
      Susan Roach, Direct Sales Rep
      Hanson Brick

    • “The unique thing about Suzanne Stevens is her innate ability to quickly identify how a particular community works, figure out how to craft communication to be effective in that context and then show how to use those skills.”
      Lois Shaw, Communications
      Africa International University (AIU)

    • “Quick session – a must have to grow as a Manager. It prepares you to carry out a difficult conversation. It makes you comfortable to lead.”
      Ambles Kock
      Yahoo!

       

    • “We continue to get requests from our staff for the Influence Without Authority Program and positive feedback from those who have attended in the past. To date, your program is the top rated program with our staff.”

      Ian MacRae, Director
      Rowan Williams Davies and Irwin Inc. (RWDI)

    • “I thoroughly enjoyed the Influence Without Authority program and would highly recommend it to anyone in the work place. I knew it would be helpful but didn’t realize just how beneficial and insightful it would be. I am much more confident now in how to communicate ideas, concerns and proposals and plan on using what I’ve learned in all facets of life. Thank-you!”
      Christine Tompa
      News Canada

    • “This program was a big eye opener for me, as well at times a humbling one. That said it was very instructive in helping me see the skills I need to improve on in effective influencing.”
      Dave Carpenter, Business Development Manager
      Yahoo!


    • “This was a very well structured, dynamic program. I have left feeling more comfortable and confident with my ability to communicate with more senior or experienced clients and colleagues.”
      Natalie York
      Rowan Williams Davies and Irwin Inc. (RWDI)

    • “A great training that should be taken by all Leaders who have direct reports. It offers excellent tips and facts that are essential for all business and even personal communications.”
      Helga Kriska, Team Leader –
      AMEX


    • “Firstly, I would like to thank you for offering such a program that gets to the heart of communication and more importantly, leadership. I found the three-day program to be exciting and extremely useful. It allowed me the opportunity to look back on the way I have been communicating, understand it and improve it. I feel empowered with new skill sets that will allow me to get the most value from the people I work with.”

      Richard Aubry, Associate
      IBI Group

    • For our Women’s Leadership Network, Suzanne Stevens created a session on influencing, differentiating and engaging, specifically aimed at women.  Suzanne herself is an excellent role model for other women and the session was a big hit!  Her presentation was engaging and the content was interesting, relevant and thought provoking.  Every participant enjoyed themselves and all of the feed back I received was positive.”
      Nancy Forrester, Manager, IT – ERP & BW,
      Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group Canada
      )

    • “After just recently participating in the Leadership and Perception Selling Programs through Ignite Excellence, I have found a higher, conscious level of communication. Having attended a number of different Sales Training programs, Ignite Excellence is by far the most valuable in all facets. This has lead to stronger coaching abilities, higher levels of communication and understanding with upper management, as well as establishing and solidifying client relations.”

      Sandi Leonard, General Sales Manager
      Astral Media Radio

    • “Suzanne Stevens came to speak to our Women’s Leadership Network and we thoroughly admired her endless energy and insight into how women can be successful in all areas of their lives.”
      Allyson Kinsley, Vice President Strategic Business Development,
      MasterCard

    • “The senior team at Research House has just completed three days of training with Ignite Excellence. The session was truly outstanding! My team returned to the office refreshed, re-invigorated and I think a bit exhausted. The change in the buzz around the office is remarkable. In my impression, the three days we spent with Ignite Excellence will kick of a quantum change in what Research House is and what it will be for the future.”
      Graham Loughton, Vice President & General Manager
      Research House

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  • igniteU – On-line Influence University

    Ignite Excellence’s highly acclaimed influential communication training for business, leadership, and sales development is now being offered to individuals and organizations online. Over the last decade, Fortune 500 Companies on four continents have invested in their employees’ performance using Ignite Excellence’s training solutions with winning results. The affordable online solutions include several programs that traditionally take two to  four intensive days to complete, but you can now complete a world-class program over two months with short modules delivered weekly, or fast track and receive all the modules at once. You decide.

    The programs that will accelerate your career and differentiate you as a leader, sales person, or businessperson are designed so you can start utilizing the skills immediately after each module with exercises you can incorporate into your everyday communications.

    Ignite Excellence programs focus on developing the skills needed throughout the Business Communication Cycle; we have training solutions for anyone who communicates and wants to influence internal and/or external stakeholders to a positive outcome.
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    All igniteU’s programs will teach you to:

    1. Influence stakeholders in every interaction
    2. Differentiate you, your offer or solution and your company
    3. Engage more people and more business.

    Once your programs are complete, you will:

    1. Have worksheets from each module that will create a workbook for future reference
    2. Receive Ignite Insights for continued development
    3. Receive a certificate of your participation in an Ignite Excellence Inc. influential communications program to share with employers.

    Most importantly, once any program is complete, you will have the skills to confidently influence, differentiate, and engage more people and more business.

     

    The Business Communication Cycle has many of the components required to win, maintain and execute business. We have training programs for the entire cycle. If a program is not yet available and you would like to develop in a particular skill, please click to fill out Ignite Excellence training program inquiry. You will receive notice when the program is launched with a special introductory rate.

    Program Delivery Options

    * Step-by-Step option – Program is completed over a two-month period – best for practicing module exercises. Every 7 days you will receive an email informing you to log into the site to watch your next module. One or two modules will be available at a time (the number available depends on the size of the module). You will then be able to download the worksheets and stream the audio & visual. The online program is streamed and therefore you will receive a user name and password to log onto the site to gain access to the modules.  Please check your junk box for emails if you don’t receive them.

    ** Fast Track option – You will receive the entire program at once – including audio & visual and worksheets. The online program is streamed and therefore you will receive a user name and password to log onto the site to gain access to the modules. You will then be able to download the worksheets and stream the audio & visual.  The program can be completed in three full intensive days. Please check your junk box for emails if you don’t receive them.

    (Note: You will need an internet connection to take this course. The highest technology has been considered to promote streaming in emerging countries. The training videos are supported by all major Operating systems and browsers: Operating Systems: Mac OS/Windows; Browser support: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, browsers on iPhone/iPad and other smartphones; Flash version required: 9.115.)