Brenda Benham Updated

About Me

Location
British Columbia, Canada
Languages
English

Hi, I’m Brenda.  As a presentation skills trainer and coach, I help detail-oriented people give much better presentations using brain science. I help my clients feel competent and be recognized as experts in their field.

In my former career as a transactional lawyer, I was called on to give presentations without being equipped with the skills to deliver them well. I know what it is like to lose an audience in all the details!

My work is based on my own experience over 30 years of public speaking, as a Toastmaster since 2001, and my in-depth research into the brain science of how people learn and remember.

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Experience

I have provided training on giving informative presentations that are memorable and engaging.  The topics covered in included:

  •       How to organize an informative presentation to be memorable and engaging
  •       How to incorporate stories into an informative presentation
  •       How to craft slides that will enhance a presentation not distract from it
  •       How to have confidence to give a memorable and engaging presentation
  •       How to set up an online presentation to be memorable and engaging

My organizational clients indicated I was easy to work with and very professional, organized, and prepared and that my presentations were extremely engaging.

I have also provided coaching to individual clients who had presentations coming up.  After observing their presentations, I provided feedback on what they were doing well and how they could make their presentations even better.

My individual presenter clients indicated that I provided specific and helpful feedback and saw things they didn’t see.

Qualifications

Education & Professional Development

  • University of Toronto LLB (Bachelor of Laws) 1979 – 1981
  • University of British Columbia
    BA (Honours, Political Science) 1974-1978
  • UBC Executive Education (2 day training)
    Presenting as a Leader™ – Presenting Ideas with Clarity and Confidence
    January 2018
  • Powerful Presentation Training (at BCSC)
    2014 & 2015
  • Toastmasters
    Member – 2001 – present
    Area Director – 2017-18
    International Speech Contest – Area Winner – 2020 and 2021

Notable Career History

  • Founder & Presentation Trainer & Coach
    Memorable Presenter Consulting
    2018 – present
  • Various positions, ending as Senior Corporate Communication Advisor
    British Columbia Securities Commission
    1989 – 2018
  • Associate Lawyer
    Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy
    1982 – 1989

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I have provided training on giving informative presentations that are memorable and engaging.  The topics covered in included:

  •       How to organize an informative presentation to be memorable and engaging
  •       How to incorporate stories into an informative presentation
  •       How to craft slides that will enhance a presentation not distract from it
  •       How to have confidence to give a memorable and engaging presentation
  •       How to set up an online presentation to be memorable and engaging

My organizational clients indicated I was easy to work with and very professional, organized, and prepared and that my presentations were extremely engaging.

I have also provided coaching to individual clients who had presentations coming up.  After observing their presentations, I provided feedback on what they were doing well and how they could make their presentations even better.

My individual presenter clients indicated that I provided specific and helpful feedback and saw things they didn’t see.

Education & Professional Development

  • University of Toronto LLB (Bachelor of Laws) 1979 – 1981
  • University of British Columbia
    BA (Honours, Political Science) 1974-1978
  • UBC Executive Education (2 day training)
    Presenting as a Leader™ – Presenting Ideas with Clarity and Confidence
    January 2018
  • Powerful Presentation Training (at BCSC)
    2014 & 2015
  • Toastmasters
    Member – 2001 – present
    Area Director – 2017-18
    International Speech Contest – Area Winner – 2020 and 2021

Notable Career History

  • Founder & Presentation Trainer & Coach
    Memorable Presenter Consulting
    2018 – present
  • Various positions, ending as Senior Corporate Communication Advisor
    British Columbia Securities Commission
    1989 – 2018
  • Associate Lawyer
    Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy
    1982 – 1989

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Reviews

  • Jody M
    5 out of 5

    Brenda is very knowledgeable in her business and knows her clients and industry very well. She is professional, organized and completely follows through with her clients. Brenda's knowledge will add value to any organization.

  • Sonali S
    5 out of 5

    Brenda is an empathetic and organized human. She has had a fruitful legal career and now with her presentation polishing business she continues to impact people and groups by helping them showcase skills through presenting. She “sees” people. Brenda would be invaluable as a consultant. She understands community and continues to learn and grow. Brenda’s feedback on my presentation was invaluable.

  • Georgee L
    5 out of 5

    Brenda is extremely professional and provides recommendations that are the right choice for her clients. In working with Brenda, she was able to help me create better presentations even though I have been speaking and presenting for many years. I value her feedback, suggestions and honesty. She provides her service in a very practical way with suggestions that are easy to implement and that get results. Not only is Brenda a competent professional, she is also a remarkable human. Her contribution to charitable and philanthropic causes is inspiring.

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