Lorraine Behnan

Lorraine Behnan

Change Management and Communications Expert

Lorraine Behnan believes that times of change should be looked at as an opportunity to excel. An expert in career evolution, Behnan gives leaders and employees the confidence and communication strategies to achieve their workplace and professional goals. She is known for her entertaining and energetic programs, which combine her skills as a long-time presentation coach for corporate executives and as a former actor with the famed Second City Comedy Revue.

Behnan’s workbook, Spotlight on Presentations, and instructional audio CD, How to Communicate to Any Audience, have helped hundreds of professionals become more effective presenters and communicators. As a presentation coach, she has worked with top CEOs, presidents, and senior executives.

Behnan received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from the University of Alberta, was a former member of the faculty of drama at the University of Guelph, and is a member of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association and Alliance of Canadian Radio and Television Artists. She has performed leading roles in theatre, film, television, and radio, and she was the recipient of the “Award of Excellence” for outstanding performance at the renowned Citadel Theatre in Edmonton.

Ignite Your Evolution (Excelling Through Change)

It is no longer enough to merely survive change; it is necessary to grow and evolve. Despite the rapidity and discontinuity of rapid transitions you can take control of achieving professional excellence by practicing personal mastery: adjust attitudes and behaviors, exceed limits, choose wisely, act on opportunities, keep current on business practices and knowledge.

You will learn how to:

  • Transform old patterns to create best practices
  • View challenges as opportunities
  • Merge personal strengths with your professional goals
  • Align yourself with solution seekers
  • Seek mentors and high achievers
  • Communicate your wisdom and best practices to others
  • Cultivate creativity and resourcefulness
  • Support to your team
  • Nurture physical and mental wellness
  • Infuse healthy doses of humour into your life
  • Demonstrate effective leadership

Communicate to Captivate (Presentation Excellence)

The Program Approach: This interactive program is a combination of prepared remarks, demonstrations, and practical exercises. Each participant will be provided with the necessary materials and tools to prepare and deliver their own engaging and effective presentations.

Materials: Each participant will receive: An Audio CD of “How to Communicate to Any Audience” and “Spotlight on Presentations Handbook” by Lorraine Behnan; and handout of the program.

Summary of Workshop Topics

  • The components of a well-balanced dynamic presentation
  • Knowing your Audience
  • Engaging your Audience
  • Organizing your Content
  • Incorporating Anecdotes
  • Conducting Questions and Answers
  • Mental Preparation
  • Vocal dynamics
  • Physical Expression
  • Effective and strategic use of PowerPoint
  • How to be your own Stage Manager
  • The Rehearsal Process