The Science of Talk Workshop


Communication is considered one of the most valuable skills in life and business. We use our natural human abilities to communicate every day. We convey ideas, motivate action, connect with peers - yet when it comes to speaking in front of groups of people or large audiences, something weird happens... we shrink. We become afraid of what people will think, of how they'll receive our ideas, and we worry about how we'll perform. Whether you're deeply fearful of public speaking, or simply want to take your game to the next level, let us help you unlock your communication potential.

In this session led by Speaker Labs founders Eric Silverberg (HBA'10, MBA'14) and Eli Gladstone (HBA'10), you will learn:

  • How to develop narrative in presentations (Storyline)
  • How to optimize your body and voice to captivate (Delivery)
  • How to create visual aids that complement your presentation (Visuals)

Speaker Labs: Transforming entrepreneurs, leaders and teams into world-class public speakers.

About Our Hosts: Eric Silverberg and Eli Gladstone

Eric Silverberg and Eli Gladstone started Speaker Labs in 2016. They developed the company around two of the things they value most: communication and teaching. Both Eric and Eli began their careers as Ivey Lecturer 's at the Ivey Business School, where they were fortunate enough to lecture in packed classrooms every day. It was during this time that they both fell in love with teaching and helping others develop. After Ivey, they explored the world of tech start-ups. It was here that they discovered how communication is pervasive, not only in the classroom but in all areas of business. It was clear that expressing ideas confidently and clearly was a common challenge. They leaped and started Speaker Labs, a business that would help hundreds of people overcome the all-too-common hurdle of public speaking. Today, Eric and Eli train professionals at some of the world's top companies like Shopify, RBC, Google, and Wealthsimple to become better speakers.

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