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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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    Investment in your development is also an investment in tertiary education for the future women leaders of Africa. Five percent (5%) of every program sold will be donated to the Ignite Excellence Foundation. – focusing on investing, inspiring & developing women leaders for tomorrow.
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  • UnSales Sales Program

    Using influence to differentiate you, your offer and/or solution, and your company.

    Obtain a deep understanding of how prospects/clients make buying decisions. Gain appreciation of how to navigate around price and other common obstacles. Maximizing opportunities to cross-sell your products and services.

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    Understanding leads to influence

    Using influence to differentiate you, your offer or solution, and your company.

    UnSales Sales Program (Perception Selling Program) is an influential communications sales training program that enables individuals to differentiate themselves by gaining the skills to understand clients’ and prospects’ perceptions and the unique way in which they make purchasing decisions. The skills developed in this program help participants conversationally sell through an influencing process while increasing your sales wins.

    UnSales Sales Program (Perception Selling Program) develops control and flexibility to deal influentially in a variety of situations and with a variety of individuals. This business development program advances the relationship with the prospect and promotes long-term business partnerships. You will learn the skills required to uncover all the opportunities for your organization to capitalize on now and in the future.

    UnSales Sales Program (Perception Selling Program) includes verbal and kinetic communication skills development. You will also learn the tactics to move an opportunity successfully through the sales cycle while navigating the plethora of obstacles that limit the relationship and the long-term sales partnership opportunities.

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    Key Learning Outcomes

    Participants will have the skills to:

    • Obtain a deep understanding of how prospects/clients make buying decisions.
    • Gain appreciation of how to navigate around price  and other common obstacles.
    • Maximizing opportunities to cross-sell your products and services.
    • Influence prospects/clients by providing the right solutions that meets personal and company objectives at the right time.
    • Uncover all possible business opportunities for now and for the future to establish long-term business partnerships.
    • Differentiate yourself, your offer, and your company in every interaction to increase client loyalty.
    • Participants will also develop awareness to get to their individual next level of effectiveness.

    Who should attend?

    • Professionals who are experts but have a duel role: business development and also consult with their clients.
    • Experts and novices who need a partnership approach to winning and maintaining business.
    • Experienced Account Managers who want to grow current relationships and build new business.
    • Sales Managers who want to take their team to the next level.

    Full Program –  UnSales Sales (Perception Selling) program includes digital audio and visual streaming, downloadable module worksheets (that build a complete workbook to be used as a resource), module exercise, reinforcement tools and certificate of program completion.  The program includes approximately 15 modules and can be completed in a few days or two months depending on your objectives.

    (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.)

    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)


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    Pre-regsiter and you will receive a 30% savings when program launchs (please enter ‘ PSintro ‘ into promo box below). 

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