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Message From our Co-Founders

The greatest soft skill you will ever learn is the ability to communicate effectively. This lifelong skill will help with conversations, debating, interviews, presentations, relationships, careers and speaking up for yourself. We have learned at a young age that solid communication is tied to future opportunities and success.

 

For the past 23 years, we have seen excellent results in training students and adults to stand up and speak confidently. You can’t buy confidence on Amazon or at Walmart, but you can learn, develop, and grow from it. There is no greater joy than to see someone conquer their fear of speaking.

 

Public speaking is like a sport or playing an instrument; the more you practice, the better you become. Over the years, we have produced numerous provincial and international public speaking champions and helped many students enter desired private schools, colleges, universities, and medical schools. Adults have landed their dream jobs, overcome low self-esteem and shyness while becoming excellent communicators, resulting in stronger relationships and better conversations.

About Us

The Stand Up and Speak Team

Stand Up and Speak is an award winning program that helps students break out of their shells and become confident speakers and communicators in all aspects of public speaking including presentations, Ted Talks, Debating, Conversation Skills, Interview Training and Impromptu Speaking.

 

We offer workshops in class and online, including one-on-one coaching and introductory programs to schools, community programs and corporations with a top-notch team of teachers and facilitators. We have developed numerous regional, provincial and national public speaking champions and thousands of students who are able to stand up and speak with confidence.

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Meet The Team

Lori-Ann Jakel

Lori-Ann Jakel

Co-Founder and CEO

Ms. Natty

Ms. Natty

Vice Principal

Ms. Groves

Ms. Groves

Sponsorship Manager

Ms. Tirthesha

Ms. Tirthesha

Project Manager, Facilitator

Ms. Shakera

Ms. Shakera

Public Speaking Facilitator, Bilingual Speaking Judge

Ms. Elese

Ms. Elese

Public Speaking Facilitator

Steve Brennan

Steve Brennan

Co-Founder and COO

Ms. Anu

Ms. Anu

Director of Education

Ms. Samantha

Ms. Samantha

Marketing Manager

Mr. Varun

Mr. Varun

Technical Manager, Facilitator

Ms. Nour

Ms. Nour

Public Speaking Facilitator

Mr. Qaaim

Mr. Qaaim

Social Media and Web Assistant

Our Clients

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