Pascal Langdale, Instructor

How to Think, Act and Speak As a Leader Does

What’s the difference between the 25% of your colleagues who are confident public speakers and the 75% of your colleagues who are terrified every time they’re called upon?

Mindset. Only those who possess the mindset of a leader have the confidence to lead.

Anxiety, self-criticism and self-consciousness can sabotage your success when speaking to larger groups. However, with the right mindset, you can overcome this obstacle and speak with confidence, too.

For more than seventeen years, we’ve been in the business of instilling new and empowering mindsets, and helping people overcome the fear of public speaking is one of the most common requests we get. Our experience is that mindset is not innate, but can be taught and learned.

We’ve gotten so good at helping our clients overcome this fear that we’ve developed a curriculum that takes nearly any anxious speaker and teaches them how to think and feel like a fearless public speaker in only eight weeks. In other words, you don’t have to ruminate over your fears any longer: we will teach you how to think like the 25% who don’t have your problem.

Our instructor for this course, Pascal Langdale, has had a lifelong career in the performing arts, including as an acting and voice coach. Having studied and taught how to speak and carry oneself with dignity and confidence, he is uniquely poised to deliver this masterclass so that you can learn how to do the same.

The biggest mistake that we make as adult professionals is to view public speaking as an act of vulnerability or exposure, which usually dates back to grade school. Instead, we’ll show you how to view public speaking as an act of pure leadership, where feelings of empowerment and the mannerisms of a leader are appropriate for your present-day circumstances. Our job is not to give you any kind of illusion about your capabilities, but to help you fully wrap your head around your current reality.

This workshop isn’t primarily about hypnosis, although there will be hypnosis portions in the course, since it’s our “secret sauce” for accelerated learning. Whether or not you participate in the hypnosis portions, you’re guaranteed to leave with new perspectives you’d never considered before.

The class size is capped at 10 students and we anticipate that our students will be entrepreneurs, senior leaders and professionals who are well on their way to a leadership role.


Week 1 (Saturday January 20, 2024)

  • How to use your mind–body link to reduce the physiological effects of stress and anxiety
  • Body-focused techniques to engage the parasympathetic nervous system
  • Exercises to practice these techniques one-on-one

Week 2 (Saturday January 27, 2024)

  • Replace your inner critic with an inner voice of approval
  • How to express yourself authentically to diverse audiences
  • Present a professional subject at the podium

Week 3 (Saturday February 3, 2024)

  • How to manage anticipatory anxiety before a presentation
  • Preparing properly for success, not any other outcome
  • How to structure and deliver presentations narratively
  • Present instructor-chosen subjects with minimal preparation

Week 4 (Saturday February 10, 2024)

  • Present as the leader your audiences understand yourself to be
  • The gestures, posture and mannerisms of a leader
  • Questions and answers
  • Rehearsals for final presentation (slides permitted)

Week 5 (Saturdary February 24, 2024)

  • Final presentations at the podium, scored on a rubric
  • Graduation ceremony with certificate

Price: $2397 + HST
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the five Saturdays listed above
Location: 49 Elm Street, Toronto

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