LimeLight Communications Group


Lorraine Behnan

Personal Change Management and Communication Specialist
Hamilton, Ontario

What Lorraine is Passionate About

Ignite Your Evolution (Excelling Through Change) 

It is not 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 

This practical, participatory workshop is designed to develop an effective and dynamic presentation style. You make an immediate impression on people the moment you connect. Ensure your success by knowing how to establish a positive rapport and punctuate your meeting with a dynamic presentation.

You will learn how to:

– Organize material quickly and effectively

– Strategically structure content for maximum impact

– Improve speech dynamics to fully engage the audience

– Energize presentations through gesture and body language

– Manage nervousness and surprises

– Apply memory recall strategies to help retain information

– Effective use of anecdotes and story-telling to communicate your message

– Use audio and visual aids proficiently

– Prepare for question and answer sessions with the audience

Teamwork: An Ensemble Performance 

Winning projects are rarely the result of only one person. The star performer may attract an audience and inspire colleagues, but it’s the team effort that brings success. During these rapidly evolving times, we need ensemble efforts to meet challenges. Understand the benefits of team performance, learn how to become a team player, and identify your strengths within the team. A lively and interactive presentation.

You will learn how to:

– Understand the benefits of team performance for building your business

– Avoid ‘silo’ mentality

– Overcome the blocks that impair your performance as a team player

– Identify your strengths within the team

– Explore the benefits of collaborative brainstorming

– Enhance flow of communication for better understanding and to build relationships

– Encourage a sense of humour to create a stimulating and productive environment

Humour: The Barrier Buster
 

Humour is a wonderful and valuable survival tool – it opens doors of communication and enhances personal and professional relationships. Discover the multiple benefits of laughter, and learn how to cultivate a healthy sense of humour. Learn how to use humour strategically as part of your management style.

You will learn how to:

– Appreciate powerful benefits of humour

– Develop techniques to enhance your sense of humour

– Encourage others to embrace a sense of humour

– Increase you kaleidoscopic vision to increase humour possibilities

– Celebrate your personal uniqueness

– Expand your comfort zone

– Maintain mental and physical wellness

– Practice the ABC’s to a Lighter Life*

Communication: The Art of Give and Take
 

Communication is a two-way process. It’s about making a mutual connection through balance and openness. You can be a strong communicator by effectively organizing and expressing your ideas and feelings and by learning how to process and respond to the information you receive.

You will learn how to:

– Strategically organize content in print and in conversation

– Organize your thoughts to get the response you want

– Identify and interpret audience reactions

– Deal with challenging personality types

– Be assertive without being aggressive

– Avoid sending mixed messages

– Enhance listening and delivery skills

– Motivate discussion through constructive comments

– Choose the appropriate questions to seek relevant information

– Communicate effectively through technology

Why You Need Lorraine

Lorraine Behnan brings to her audiences over twenty years of professional speaking experience, and knowledge of communication and personal change management. Her passion for her subject matter is highly contagious.

Lorraine consistently demonstrates her ability to motivate people to evolve and excel in our fast-forward world, while sharing practical solutions that can be immediately put into practice.

A former actor and writer with the internationally acclaimed, Second City Comedy Revue,Lorraine combines her theatre skills with her consulting experience to create keynote speeches and workshops that educate, entertain, and inspire – an engaging style that has been branded as, “edu-tainment”.

While on the Drama Faculty at the University of Guelph, Lorraine developed and taught the extremely popular Public Presentation course. Her workbook, Spotlight on Presentations and her instructional audio CD, How to Communicate to Any Audience have helped hundreds of professionals become more effective presenters and communicators. She is the author of ABC’s to a Lighter Life and Shortstuff. Lorraine has been a featured guest on television talk shows, and her articles on communication and change frequently appear in trade journals and magazines.

As a presentation coach Lorraine works with Senior Executives and Sales teams to effectively deliver their messages to colleagues and clients. The world’s leading progressive business magazine, Fast Company engaged Lorraine to enhance the speaking skills of their senior writers and editors for conferences presentations and guest appearances on television.

Lorraine Behnan received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Acting from the University of Alberta and is a member of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association and Alliance of Canadian Radio and Television Artist. She has performed leading roles in theatre, film, television and radio and was the recipient of the Award of Excellence for outstanding performance at the renowned Citadel Theatre in Edmonton.

Lorraine believes that transitions of change compel us to tap into our deepest talents and strengths to be innovative and resilient.

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Why You Will Love Lorraine

“I am writing to thank you for the excellent job you did at the International Trade & Marketing Division Day on March 10. I have received numerous comments from our staff acknowledging your fun and humorous way and your energetic manner.

It was a pleasure to work with you.”

Carrie Manchuk, Executive Assistant to Deputy Minister
International Trade & Marketing Division, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade

“Lorraine’s presentation was the highlight of the day. She was engaging, knowledgeable and very relatable for all of the staff. Her interactive session was very well done, had everyone participating, laughing and learning at the same time. A great success.”

Ron Burwell
Program Supervisor, Ministry of Community and Social Services

“Thank you for your energy and professionalism. I concur with the clients and my partners that you were an integral part in turning a nice event into a fun evening. You can be certain that I will recommend your services and will keep in mind for future events. “

Nancy Dacres
Account Executive, Quebec City Tourism

“Thank you so much, you delivered exactly what we had wanted for our group, especially at the end of the two days. It really brought all the pieces together. We have had some excellent feedback on the meeting overall and my Director was very pleased with your session.”

Gina Pennesi
Advisor, Strategic Management, Public Works and Government Services

“Your phrase edutainment is certainly an accurate description f your style. Your ability to weave the theme of the day into your presentation along with your humorous and entertaining style provided the audience with a different perspective on the importance of teamwork and communication.”

Murray T. Martin
President and CEO, Hamilton Health Sciences


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