Event Description

Stand and Deliver: Level up your pitching and presentation skills (virtual training)

Jun. 03, 2020

Full day workshop offered virtually over three mornings:
Wednesdays, June 3, 10, and 17

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon each morning

This workshop qualifies as an optional (full day) course in the QNET Certificate in Management Development (CMD)


Whether you are pitching a new idea to your team or clients, presenting at a conference, or networking, this course is for you. And yes, this includes sitting down and delivering online too!

This course will cover three pillars of presenting -- story, structure and strategy – that you can leverage to illustrate the impact of your work, instruct and inspire others, deliver strong calls to action and/or communicate your value.

These three sessions will be highly interactive, engaging all participants in discussion, skill development and practice in small breakout groups as well as in the main session. In addition the course is designed to provide opportunities for significant connection and peer support.

To enhance learning and make this workshop most effective for individual participant goals, this course includes pre-work and follow ups for each session. (Not to worry, none of it will take too long!)

COVID19 Bonus: A 30-minute one-on-one coaching session for each participant will be available between sessions 2 & 3.

Learning objectives: 

  • Gain knowledge of the theory and science of engagement
  • Identify the basic building blocks of a memorable and engaging story
  • Demonstrate concrete ways to make presentations memorable and actionable.
  • Apply at least two presentation structures useful in developing a succinct pitch or a longer presentation.
  • Identify, develop and practice a presentation segment linked to strategy -  a specific goal or audience you need to connect within your work.
  • Gain tips for engaging and authentic delivery, as well as managing pre-presentation anxiety.

Cate Friesen is a sought-after keynote speaker, a gifted facilitator and trainer, and a seasoned story practitioner who brings together 25 years of experience as an award-winning CBC producer, documentary maker, entrepreneur, and performer. Cate offers professional development workshops for organizations, teaching skills in developing and telling stories of impact. She coaches entrepreneurs and leaders in developing and delivering signature presentations, through workshops and one-on-one sessions. She co-leads the training for The Winnipeg Foundation’s highly successful capacity-building coaching program, Fast Pitch. Cate teaches Effective Oral Communications and Leadership Development for University of Winnipeg’s PACE program. She recently earned a certificate in Public Narrative: Leadership Storytelling and Action, Harvard Kennedy School, and collaborates frequently with the Institute of Change Leaders at Ryerson University. 

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- QNET Members: $349.00 + GST  QNET member list
- Event Partners (see list below): $349.00 + GST
- Non-Members: $409.00 + GST 
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Event Partners:
(Members of the following organizations receive the partner rate for this event)
- APICS Winnipeg Chapter (APICS)
Manitoba Aerospace

This session is also presented in partnership with:
- Manitoba Education and Training
- CAM:OE, University of Manitoba Extended Education 


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