We know there are lots of programs, workshops, seminars, keynotes and coaching that help speakers develop their talks and their performance. Heck, we offer them. But why isn’t there a shorter, compact training intensive that helps people go from idea to delivery within a few short, but action-packed days? Now there is. Introducing SpeakEasy Intensive. A retreat to help you go from idea to ready to deliver a talk in just four days.
Public speaking is hard. And because it’s so challenging, it stops many who have something incredible to share from doing so SpeakEasy Intensive is designed specifically to help changemakers develop their narrative and deliver it with confidence. You’ll leave the four-day retreat with a comprehensive talk ready to deliver and captured on video, and armed with the tools and techniques to develop and deliver future talks moving forward.
Having coached and curated the world-renowned TEDxToronto and SingularityU Canada conference and many, many others, Talk Boutique Founders Nick Kindler and Andrea Sampson noticed something.
There were lots of people with big ideas, thousands of them, and only a handful were chosen to grace the TED stage. We call them changemakers in waiting. And those change-makers that were fortunate enough make it on the stage often spoke once and shared their video online. And that was it. The training, the coaching, the experience was exclusive and fleeting.
We want to change that.
Simon Sinek said, “Leadership requires two things: a vision of the world that does not yet exist and the ability to communicate it.” We couldn’t agree more.
When you attend SpeakEasy Intensive, you’ll be part of an intimate collection of 20 dynamic leaders and changemakers from across Canada and the world all wanting to sharpen their storytelling and speaking skills. Our programs attract senior management, such as CEOs, CTOs, EVPs, SVPs, and R&D leaders, as well as leading entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, academics, artists, and thought leaders who represent the future of their industries.
The retreat doesn’t end when you leave. In addition to the four-day experience, you will receive…
From the team that has developed, programmed, and coached TEDxToronto, SingularityU Canada Summit, Elevate TO and have coached hundreds of the world’s best speakers, Talk Boutique is pleased to announce the launch of SpeakEasy Intensive.
A former Strategist and Consultant, Andrea spent over 25 years working in marketing and advertising, presenting and developing strategies for Fortune100 companies. With a natural talent for developing compelling stories and persuasive content, Andrea is sought after in assisting team and executives develop their presentations or pitches. Four years ago Andrea’s passion for ideas led her to TEDxToronto where she volunteered initially as a Speaker Coach, then the Director of Programming in 2015 and the Conference Co-Chair in 2016. This voluntary role was instrumental in the creation of Talk Boutique, a speaker management, development and representation company. Andrea is currently the Co-Director of Singularity University Canada Summit bringing Singularity University to Canada.
As a veteran of the Meeting & Events Management industry, a long time entrepreneur, and former actor and comedian Nick has been coaching corporate executives for many years. Making the choice to leave the agency world behind in 2014 Nick focused exclusively on coaching speakers to deliver their best possible talks. It was only natural that Nick and TEDxToronto crossed paths when he was asked to volunteer as a Speaker Coach. Nick had the pleasure of working with some of the day’s best speakers and was so taken by the experience, he returned in 2016 as the Director of Programming. Nick is currently the Co-Director of Singularity University Canada Summit bringing Singularity University to Canada.
Auberge Saint-Antoine – 8 Rue Saint Antoine, Ville de Québec, QC G1K 4C9
Located at the beautiful, historic and culturally rich Auberge Saint-Antoine in old Quebec City, this program will not disappoint!
SpeakEasy Intensive is an exclusive, curated program with limited spots available. We will only accept 15 people from around the world. If you’re interested, please fill out the application and we will be in contact should you be selected to attend.
A proud member of the Relais & Châteaux association of exceptional international luxury hotels and owned by the visionary Price family, Auberge Saint-Antoine provides guests with an authentic hotel experience in Québec City, Canada. Overlooking the St. Lawrence River, the hotel offers breathtaking views and is ideally situated just steps from some of the city’s most popular tourist sites.
Our rehearsal and workspace includes a working room, breakout spaces for working and thinking and our very own rehearsal and showcase theatre.