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Brenda Benham

Presentation Trainer & Coach

Helping detail-oriented people give much better presentations

Languages

English

Location

British Columbia, Canada

Regions

Global

Time Zone

  • Pacific Time (PST)

Credentials

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

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.

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

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.

  • Communications
  • Presentations
  • Presentation Training
  • Leadership
  • Business coaching
  • Team & Group Coaching
  • Coaching
  • Presentation Coaching
  • Human Resources
  • Learning & Development (L&D)
  • Webinar Design and Delivery

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.

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

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.

  • Communications
  • Leadership
  • Human Resources

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