Larry Elle 
Professional Development Collaborative, Inc. 


Friday, February 10, 2017, 9:30am - 2:30pm

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Career Source Career Center 
186 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge, MA 02138

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                Friday, February 10, 2017, 9:30am - 2:30pm

                    Career Source Career Center
                    186 Alewife Brook Parkway
                    Cambridge, MA, 02138, 3rd Floor

In the Fresh Pond Shopping Center, near the Alewife T Station.

Free parking available. 

Cost: $97.00 ($87.00 plus $10.00 materials cost)
Early Bird Special: 
Register by midnight, February 3, 2017 and the cost is only $90.00. Hurry, limited seating!  

This one-day workshop is designed to strengthen your speaking skills and boost your confidence.  No matter what your comfort level, you’ll come away with tips and techniques to use for a lifetime!  If you shudder at the thought of giving a toast, a presentation, a speech – or if you’re pretty comfortable, but could use a refresher – then this class is for you.

Each member will have at least two opportunities to speak and receive 1:1 individual coaching. You will:
Recognize 10 common errors speakers make -- and how to avoid them – including
     a.   Nervousness                                b. “Talking Head” syndrome
     c.   Monotone delivery                        d. Talking to no one in particular … plus 6 more!

We’ll address YOUR top concerns about speaking in any setting. You’ll learn strategies to help you break through the barriers holding you back. Our goal: to enable you to be able to deliver your message with CONFIDENCE, CLARITY and CONVICTION!

Whatever your comfort level, this workshop will help you improve your skills in a supportive, collaborative and safe environment! Please take time to prepare a 2-3 minute speech on something you know well. It could be a portion of a presentation you already gave or are about to, or some thoughts about where you live and what you like about living there. More details, and a pre-workshop survey, will be emailed to you upon registration.

Who Should Attend? Salespeople, Marketing Managers, Product Managers, Directors, Executives, Public Servants, Meeting Facilitators, Professionals, Students, Reluctant speakers – anyone who has an occasion to speak in public!

       Presenter:  Michael Chase, an award-winning speaker in Toastmasters International and a frequent presenter and meeting facilitator at events throughout Central and Eastern Massachusetts, inspires and motivates participants at any level to improve their speaking skills.  He uses his unique marketing, sales, and theater experience to create a fun and supportive environment to help people speak with clarity, confidence, and conviction!  For more information, visit his company site at

The Professional Development Collaborative, Inc. is a non-profit education and training center for professionals in transition who are seeking to grow their skills and utilize their expertise in a professional setting.  Subject matter experts with in-demand skills provide affordable training, while businesses and organizations offer collaborative work opportunities and employment alliances.  The vision of the PDC is to create an organization that grows the skills of highly motivated professionals, and in turn, is an aid to the New England economy. We welcome your help as volunteers, trainers, or employed professionals open to mentoring other professionals.

Register online and reserve your seat Now.  Workshop size is limited to 16.  Registration ends 9:30am February 10, 2017 or when workshop is full.  If paying by check, your check must be received by February 3, 2017.  We are not responsible for lost, delayed, or misdirected mail.  Major credit cards accepted via PayPal. You do NOT need a PayPal account or registration to use PayPal.

 Refunds are subject to a $10 cancellation fee.

Refunds are provided to workshop participants when they notify the Professional Development Collaborative 24 hours in advance of the workshop. Credit card charges and handling are subtracted from the amount refunded. A credit may also be applied to a future workshop in lieu of a refund. All refund requests should be sent by email to:

Refund requests that arrive after the workshop begins are not accepted and no refund will be provided.

Register Now!