Welcome to Speak Technique

with Barb Day

Barb’s Passion For What She Does Transfers Into Her Services

As a Certified World Class Speaking Coach, Award Winning Speaker and Published Author, Barb offers 10 years of experience in the art of public speaking, coaching, presentation and writing skills. Speak Technique operates out of Paris, Ontario and assists clients in Brantford, Brant County, Hamilton, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Woodstock, London, Guelph and all across the province.

Private Coaching Sessions

Overcome your fear of public speaking. Find strength in your words and express your talent successfully on stage or in the workplace.

Presentation Skills Instruction

Be introduced to techniques that will take your presentations to  a higher level, engage your audience and have them remember you long after you step off the stage.


Speak Technique workshops are designed to teach the tips and tools to master skills and provide the opportunity to practice in front of an audience.

Pep Talk

Pep Talk is a brand new branch of Speak Technique and offers reduced rates for youth (25 and under) to help gain confidence in becoming skilled presenters.

Barb Day engages her audience with spoken word that reflects the human experience and evokes from listeners the full range of emotions from peals of laughter to the shared sorrow of life and learning. She has an intuitive ability to adapt her presentations to reflect the audience community and ensure spontaneous interaction and participation in her work.

Sandra SydorCoordinator of Marketing & Outreach, Idea Exchange, Cambridge, ON

When hosting a public event we are looking to leave a lasting impression upon our participants. The City of Brantford Housing Dept. celebrated its annual Housing Forum with a focus on homelessness initiatives, embracing healthy communities and the construction of new affordable housing units. That audience lasting impression was created by Barb Day in her spoken word message. Barb Day spoke to the audience with the ease of an experienced professional. The message she provided helped the audience to experience the depth of homelessness and how it impacts all aspects of a person’s life. The spoken word is an art and highly impactful when delivered by a professional such as Barb Day. Without hesitation, I recommend that you schedule her for your next event.

Deborah FiliceChief Executive Officer, Haldimand Norfolk Housing Corporation

Thanks Barb for your fabulous coaching while I was preparing for our club’s Toastmasters’ International Speech Contest. Under your tutelage, I greatly improved my vocal variety, tone, hand gestures, and body language while I was presenting. In particular, your suggestions helped me to ‘step out of my comfort zone’ to act out my story and make it come alive.
My public speaking skill and confidence has risen to a whole new level. Now, I look forward with excitement to giving my next speech.
You are awesome! I can’t wait to work with you again.

Catherine CrouseVP of Education, Brant Toastmasters

"One seed can start a garden, one conversation can spark an idea."

After just one conversation with Barb, her friendly and encouraging words inspired me to step on a stage to tell a personal family story. I am usually reserved, and after a few sessions of Barb's thoughtful and motivating advice, she showed me how to bring the story to life! Most especially, Barb helped me to break out of my shell, find my true voice (which is much louder than I thought!) and helped me achieve a long-time public speaking goal: to share my parent's remarkable life story to a wider audience! I know that this newfound confidence and stronger speaking voice will help me in both my personal and professional life.

Tara TranSenior Policy Planner, Corporation of the City of Brantford

Barb is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable speech coach. With her assistance, I was able to incorporate humour and excitement into my presentation. In just a few sessions with Barb, her encouragement and support greatly improved my speech, as well as my confidence on stage.

Dianne HolmesOperations Manager, DriverCheck

“Public speaking frightens me… it causes a lot of anxiety. This is why I sought out a speech coach. In Barb, I found someone who was warm, friendly and very supportive. Barb quickly and astutely identified both what I did well and where I can improve. She made me feel great about what I was doing well and she provided great advice on how to take my presentation to the next level.

I had just four sessions with Barb. In that short time, she helped to turn my presentation from a flat and relatively boring one, to the best presentation I’ve ever delivered in my life. She did this by A) giving me the confidence to get out of my comfort zone; B) incorporating humour to foster audience engagement; and C) teaching me how to move with purpose on stage. THANK YOU BARB!”

Connor PageBusiness Development Manager, DriverCheck Inc.

Barb presented an informative public speaking workshop to The Early Bird Round Table of the Centre for Family Business. Barb’s warm, friendly, and enthusiastic manner put us at ease from the start. We learned a number of useful tips that are easy to incorporate which will help us improve our public speaking and our confidence. Great workshop! Thanks Barb!

Maggie Dunnett General Manager, DriverCheck Inc.