Programs

Mary offers several keynotes & workshops to help you take your skills to the next level. Please click on each topic for more detailed information.

Keynotes ~

Lessons from the World Championship Journey

Workshops ~

Great Leaders are Great Speakers:
Inspiring Leadership Through Powerful Public Speaking

Humor in Presentations & Trainings

Speaking from the Inside Out

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Keynotes ~

Lessons from the World Championship Journey

Imagine every time you get up to speak in front of a group of people, you get SO nervous that your face turns red, your mind goes blank, and you feel SO self-conscious that you just want to run out of the room.

Now fast forward many years. Imagine, competing in the World Championship of Public Speaking against over 25,000 contestants from 14 countries, and coming in 2nd place. Furthermore, you are now a Professional Speaker, Trainer and Speaker coach.

On August 15th, 2009, Mary Cheyne realized this dream.

In this motivational presentation, you will receive lessons that Mary learned along her World Championship journey and beyond, that you can apply to your life, break your OWN barriers and reach the top of your own game.

Get started today… Contact Mary to bring this program to your organization!

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“I was left with an understanding of what it takes to become a master
in the art of public speaking. Each person gained practical tools that
enhanced their ability to speak effectively and persuasively to an audience.
I recommend Mary as a keynote speaker or facilitator for any event or occasion!”
~ Ben Lappen, Academic Coach, JVS Boston

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“I cannot tell you how impressed I was. Mary exudes an excitement and intensity
that draws her listeners in. If you ever heard a Mary Cheyne speech, you won’t forget it.
As a University professor and professional speaker, I have studied a good number of my peers,
and Mary is one of the best. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
~ Bil Lewis, Professor, Tufts and Stanford University
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Workshops ~

Great Leaders are Great Speakers:
Inspiring Leadership Through Powerful Public Speaking

Effective communication is critical to be an effective leader in the work place.

A large part of leadership is inspiring and motivating people into taking action. One of the best and most fulfilling ways to do this is through being a powerful and persuasive public speaker.

There are specific secrets that powerful speakers use to touch, move and inspire people into taking action. If you learn and master them, your perspective on public speaking will never be the same again.

In this workshop, you will receive the speaking secrets that you can use immediately to become a persuasive, inspiring and powerful leader who others will want to follow.

By the end of this empowering and fun program, you will:

  • Instantly improve your confidence and stage presence in front of groups.
  • Know the secret techniques to keep any audience engaged the entire time.
  • Understand the most powerful ways to open and close a presentation.
  • Have a communications technique that is guaranteed to create a connection with anyone.
  • Have the tools to inspire and influence people to take action.

Workshop Timeframe: Minimum 90 minutes.

Get started today… Contact Mary to bring this program to your organization!

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“Mary is an amazing speaker and incredibly inspirational.
I can’t wait to get out to practice.”
~ Kim Kennedy, Manager of Forecasting
McGraw-Hill Construction

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“A very well-planned, interactive and positive workshop that
left me feeling better about my public speaking skills.”
~ James Gillies, Senior Manager, North American Conferences

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“Mary’s workshop is very interactive
Everyone was very engaged. I really enjoyed it.”
~ Meu Barton, Senior Database Analyst

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“Mary was very interactive & engaging…
Gave great examples to further explain her points.”
~ Jill Pattan, Marketing Manager, Platts, Div of McGraw-Hill Co.

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“I found the presentation engaging and most helpful
in demystifying the skills of public speaking.”
~ Patricia Trischitta, Research Analyst

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“Mary articulated well how connecting with the audience can be executed.”
~ Karen Munson, Educational Sales Consultant, McGraw-Hill

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“I can take points from the presentation and use them right away.”
~ Pooja Kapoor, McGraw-Hill

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“Great presentation… Very engaging and interactive. I learned a lot.
~ Manisha Sharma, Analyst, Market Research, McGraw-Hill

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Humor in Presentations & Trainings

“You don’t have to funny on the platform unless you want to get paid.”

~ Patricia Fripp

Would you like to be a FUNNIER speaker, presenter or trainer? Do you think your ability to make your audience laugh is valuable?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to either of these questions, then this workshop is for you.

Most people think that you have to be BORN funny to be funny. In this workshop, we dismantle this myth. You will learn how to be funnier on the platform, whether you give speeches, presentations or train groups of people.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Discover formulas you can use to create funny lines that your audience will laugh at time and time again.
  • Uncover humor in your existing presentations/speeches.
  • Find out what your comedic style is.
  • Learn the secrets that funny presenters and speakers use to make their audience laugh.
  • Increase your confidence in delivering humorous lines.
  • Learn how to handle it if no one laughs, and get a laugh as a result.

Workshop Timeframe: Minimum 60 minutes.

Get started today… Contact Mary to bring this program to your organization!

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“I am a professional speaker myself, and yet I learn good things
from Mary every time I see her. Bravo!”
~ Bob Faw, Chief Ignition Officer, Matchbox Group

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“This was a great workshop! Surprisingly simple ways
to add more humor to trainings & everyday!”
~ Jenny Goodchild, Training Lead, Mass Mutual Financial Group

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“Excellent presentation with practical tips and demonstrations
that I can begin to use right away. Loved the tips for adding humor to dry topics.”
~ Mary McWalter, Technical Trainer, Boston Private Bank

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“I really enjoyed Mary’s take on the art of humor.
Mary broke down the steps of humor in a very refreshing way.”
~ Kate Buhler, President, Profitable To Train LLC

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“Thanks to Mary Cheyne, not only have I become
a better presenter, but I have also been able to teach
my colleagues to model her presentation style. It’s contagious!
~ Vanessa Aller, Instructional Designer, John Snow, Inc.

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Speaking from the Inside Out

“Success is 80 percent psychology and 20 percent mechanics.”

~ Tony Robbins

Speaking from the Inside Out workshopWhen it comes to speaking at your best, while technique is important, tools and techniques alone are not enough. The results you experience are a direct outcome of the way you think. Everything begins with a thought.

In this workshop, we look at how your mind and subconscious thoughts affect your ability to speak at your best. Insecurities such as the feeling of being judged, thinking about not being good enough, wanting to look good, and not wanting to look bad are just some of the most common fears experienced by speakers. We will look at how to speak from a place of authenticity rather than from fear and ego.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to silence your inner critic.
  • Significantly increase your confidence when speaking in front of a group.
  • Learn how the Triangle of States can help you stay in the present moment when speaking in front of a group.
  • Learn to shift your mindset from one of survival mode to thriving when delivering a speech.
  • Discover your speaking strengths.

Workshop Timeframe: Minimum 90 minutes.

Get started today… Contact Mary to bring this program to your organization!