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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


    • “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

    • “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 –

    • “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,

    • “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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  • Persuasive Presentation Skills that Move Minds Program Special

    Confidently engaging an individual or audience while maintaining control and moving their minds to a desired outcome.

     For a limited time this program is being offered at the low rate of just $99!!!

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    Confidently engaging an individual or audience while maintaining control and moving their minds to a desired outcome.

    A presentation’s intention is to inform and/or persuade an individual or group. In order for these goals to be achieved it must be delivered persuasively, with clarity and confidence. A speaker who can control presentation delivery controls results.

    Ignite Excellence’s Persuasive Presentation Skills that Move Minds Program incorporates advanced presentation techniques, including planning, plus verbal and kinetic delivery skills that produce persuasive presentations, whether to one person or a packed hall. These techniques fine-tune and advance an individual’s business presentation skills, equipping participants with the ability to inform and influence their audiences to move to a desired outcome. Our techniques are beneficial, whether pitching for new business prospects, delivering client market analysis, deployed for internal stakeholders, or a large audience of strangers. Participants learn how to engage each member of the audience prior to and long after the presentation. The focus is not only on what is delivered, but also how it is delivered.

    Regardless if you are a tenured presenter, or a novice, you will emerge from this program with more confidence to stand before a group and successfully deliver persuasive messages that will move people to action.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    Participants will have the skills to:

    • Follow a proven process to develop and deliver persuasive presentations that achieve specific objectives and appeal to each member of the audience.
    • Deliver dynamic and flexible presentations that can be delivered to a small or large audience (from 1 to 1 or 1,000).
    • Move minds of an audiences to a desired outcome.
    • Modify presentations for different situations and individuals.
    • Tailor communication to address the objectives of your specific prospect/client as well as other stakeholders.
    • Structure business presentations to suit a range of different audience communication styles.
    • Use flexible tools to organize ideas for presentations in a time saving, informative, and persuasive manner.
    • Use persuasive language that is appropriate to influence specific members of the audience.
    • Design and interact with visual aids effectively.
    • Control the audience before, during and after a presentation.
    • Communicate more persuasively and confidently in informal or formal presentations.
    • Use movement, gestures, eye contact, and voice in order to engage diverse audiences.
    • Control and direct nervous energy to create a memorable presentation.
    • Learn flexibility in using delivery skills to create different moods and tones depending on the objective.
    • Prepare for, and handle, “rough times” in order to feel more comfortable when dealing with challenging audiences.

    Who should participate?

    • Teams that present to win business
    • Managers who conduct meetings
    • Executives who need to create positive stakeholder perception
    • Individuals who speak to Associations or present to colleagues
    • Sales individuals who present one-to-one or to a group
    • Individuals who need to influence a variety of stakeholder groups
    • People with years of presentation experience and novice – both will leave with a different approach to planning and delivering a persuasive presentation.

    Product Solutions

    Complete Program – Fourteen modules

    Each module includes digital audio and visual streaming, downloadable worksheets and exercises. In additions you will receive the overview module (10 Planning Components to a Persuasive Presentation) as a downloadable resource. You will receive “Ignite Insight” resources for a year after your program. In addition, you will have access to other resources on the igniteU site. (Note: The highest technology has been considered to promote streaming in emerging countries)

    Special* $99 USD

    Overview Module – Ten Planning Components to a Persuasive Presentation

    One-hour module that provides key concepts for preparing and presenting any persuasive presentation. Module includes digital audio and visual download, worksheets and exercises.

    Overview Module $15 USD

    Program Purchase Option

    Fast Track – 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.)

    Although Persuasive Presentations that Move Minds Program will take you to the next level of your presentation ability by challenging your approach and enhancing your skills, you may choose to engage an Ignite Excellence certified trainer who will provide coaching which will further enhanced your overall ability to persuade audiences. To request a person coach contact sales@igniteexcellence.com