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 SingularityU Canada Summit.
A keynote speaker, communication coach, and eternal entrepreneur, Nick is passionate about innovation and communication. A former actor, teacher, and comedian, for more than a decade Nick was the founding partner, creative director, and speaker coach at engine communication + events. In 2013, Nick opened his own coaching practice Kindler & Company, focusing on developing the communication and speaking skills of leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists and academics. He then joined TEDxToronto as a coach, eventually taking on the role of Director of Programming. In 2015, Nick co-founded Talk Boutique, a speaker development, speaker representation, and event curation company, spending much of his time helping leaders communicate their innovation so it’s understood, shared, and embraced by the world.
Nick is also the Head of Programming for SingularityU Canada, a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all. Having played a key role in bringing Singularity University to Canada with the creation of the SingularityU Canada Summit, Nick is now a member of the Canadian executive team curating faculty and developing unique programs.
We are busy looking for the perfect location to host our next SpeakEasy Intensive. We will update the website as soon as these details become available!
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.