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15 October 2020

Webinar: The Art of Speaking

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Thursday 15 October 2020,
at 09h00

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(514) 845-4951

Hurry, places are very limited! Register before October 12.

Presentations in the digital age

The intensification of the digital age requires new ways of matching container and content to the new demands of communication. Whether it is an announcement, a meeting, a speech, a "pep talk", a "pitch"; it cannot be improvised, it has to be prepared!

Our theoretical and practical approach will allow you to develop your digital communication style and improve your power of persuasion on all platforms.

This session, which describes the best methods for linking messenger and message, content and container, is based on a series of simulations captured on video and analyzed to highlight your strengths, while improving your weaknesses.


  • Perfecting the art of delivering a digital speech, speech, presentation or pitch.
  • Develop preparation methods that will make a speech more confident, impactful and convincing in order to generate buy-in for your next digital performance.

APPROACH: Combination of theory and practical simulations.


First step

Simulation 1 Framework presentation… The participants will deliver a filmed presentation for a first evaluation. But before viewing their first effort, let's get down to the theory ...

Second step


• The structure of an effective presentation.

• The organization of information.

• The visual impact of the slides (text density, colors, animation, etc.).

• The complementarity of speech, notes and visual editing in the digital world

• The elocution and rhythm of the presentation (duration, pauses, voice rate, speech / visual alternation, etc.).

• The style of the presenter facing the camera (attitude, non-verbal language, etc.). Managing a question period during and after the presentation.

Third step

Viewing and critical analysis of the first presentation. Strategic advice and recommendations. Reflection and preparation of messages.

Simulation 2 “Tighter” presentation. Viewing and analysis of the second presentation.

Simulation 3 Short presentation. Viewing and analysis of the third presentation.

Conclusion and follow-up

Review of the essential elements of the training and the main recommendations. A checklist and basic documentation will be given to participants.


9:00 am Presentations, round table discussion.

9:15 am Simulation 1: presentation-frame captured on camera

9:30 am Theoretical presentation

10:45 a.m. Health break

11h00 Viewing and analysis of the first presentation

11:20 am Simulation 2: tighter presentation (3-7 minutes)

11:40 am Viewing and analysis simulation 2

Noon Lunch

12:45 Simulation 3: “shortened” presentation (3-5 minutes)

1:15 p.m. Viewing and analysis, simulation 3

13:45 Simulation 4: presentation and Q-A

2:15 p.m. Viewing and analysis, simulation 4

2:45 p.m. Summary and conclusion

3:30 p.m. End of the session


Gary Arpin

Directeur Formation, Cabinet de relations publiques NATIONAL

Gary has extensive experience in training, crisis management and media strategy. Over a decade of consulting he has helped a multitude of leaders manage issues and crises in a wide variety of industries and organizations.

Prior to joining NATIONAL, Gary worked as a journalist for almost 20 years. His years at Radio-Canada have taken him to work from coast to coast: Vancouver, Toronto (Queen’s Park), Ottawa (Parliament Hill), Windsor and Montreal. He has worked for the Global Television Network and TQS as a reporter, TV chief, desk manager and assignor. Among his accomplishments has been the coverage of major current events such as the tragedy of September 11, 2001 in New York and Washington. He also covered all federal and provincial election campaigns from 1997 to 2007 (not to mention the many budgets at all levels, including the municipal).

Gary has been involved in numerous crisis situations, mergers and acquisitions and has developed important leaders in a wide range of backgrounds, from industrial, financial services, law, sports, entertainment, NGOs that work internationally, agricultural producers and in the government and paragovernmental sector in several regions of Quebec. Gary also has extensive experience working with first nations. He has trained many Aboriginal leaders in southern Quebec as well as in Nunavik.

Communication specialist, public animator and speaker; Gary is a graduate in economics from McGill University, he also has a bachelor's degree in journalism and has almost completed his master's degree in Communications (UQAM). He taught journalism as a lecturer at UQAM for five years. He was also a lecturer in communication at the University of Montreal.

How to proceed with the reimbursement via the PACME?

Later, we will require a pay stub that proves that you were well employed during the training period and we will reimburse 8 hours of training at the hourly rate you are paid (maximum rate of $ 25 / hour).

So the actual total cost that your employer will have to pay will be: (Cost of registration) - (your hourly rate X 8hrs).

* Employers who benefit from the Government of Canada's emergency wage subsidy will be reimbursed 25% of their employee's salary.

** Since training is subsidized by government, workers in publicly funded departments and agencies, such as municipalities and local governments, Crown corporations, public universities, colleges, schools, hospitals and integrated health and social services centers, band councils and communities (cities, MRCs) are not eligible.

*** As for a self-employed worker or a business owner, he is eligible for the program but to be able to be reimbursed for his working hours, he must make an invoice for the 45 hours of work. training.

**** A maximum of 1 participants for a company will be authorized.


Members prices: 39$ + tx

Non-members pricess: 55$ + tx

Please note that no registration will be accepted on the spot.

See our cancellation policy.