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“Barbara's keynote gave attendees the chance to interact with one another and develop their problem-solving skills. She has a great story and kept the crowd motivated and enthused for the entire hour!”

Brenda Kolasa, CEO, Success 4 Business Expo


Stumbling Blocks: An Engaging Leader's Guide to Communication Excellence

Today's workplace is a unique blend of cultures, personalities, and viewpoints. How can leaders effectively communicate with such a diverse team? In this session, Barbara May delves into Inclusive Communication, an essential skill for leaders who aim to excel in today's fast-paced world. Learn techniques to quickly identify and adjust your communication style to suit various situations and people while maintaining your own authentic style. Discover how to minimize misunderstandings and maximize team cohesion, empowering you to be an engaging leader.

“Thank you for overcoming all those stumbling blocks years ago so you could be here today to educate, engage & inspire us!”

Megan Maltman, HR Manager, Primary Care Network

Stumbling Blocks Team Building Seminars

Stumbling Blocks: An Engaging Leaders Guide to Communication Excellence with Barbara May

Transform your leadership communication skills with Stumbling Blocks: An Engaging Leaders Guide to Communication Excellence, a motivational keynote speech delivered by communication and leadership expert, Barbara May.

Why Barbara May?

Known for her "Stumbling Blocks" philosophy and a career spanning over three decades, Barbara May uses a rich blend of humour, relatable personal stories, and actionable insights to take your leadership team to the next level. She embodies her key message: If you get back up, anything is possible.

Her rich background, including joking her way into the Guinness World Records and hosting ACCESS Televison's May We Talk, adds an engaging, dynamic layer to her presentations. She delivers interactive learning experiences that not only inform but also inspire, empower, and transform.

Stumbling Blocks: An Engaging Leader's Guide to Communication Excellence

In this motivational keynote, Barbara May dives deep into Engaging Communication. Learn techniques and insights to:

  1. Master the Art of Conversation: Acquire the skills to adapt your communication style and engage effectively in diverse settings.

  2. Handle Stressful Situations: Get practical tips for understanding and communicating effectively with people who are stressed out, upset, or angry.

  3. Become an Exceptional Listener: Learn the value of truly listening to what people say, allowing you to better understand and appreciate their viewpoints.

  4. Foster Inclusive Dialogue: Discover strategies to create an environment that encourages all team members to participate fully in the exchange of ideas.

  5. Value Diverse Communication Styles: Understand why it's important to appreciate the communication styles of others, even if they differ from your own.

Interactive and Engaging

Barbara’s keynotes are more than just talks; they are interactive experiences rich with engaging discussions, real-world examples, and audience participation. Barbara’s approachable and relatable style, coupled with her Stumbling Blocks philosophy, ensures that participants don’t just listen but actively engage, relate, and apply the learnings in their professional journey.

Who Should Hire Barbara?

CEO's, event planners, conference organizers, and HR professionals who are keen on enhancing leadership communication, building stronger teams, and fostering a culture of understanding will derive immense benefit from Barbara May's motivational keynote.

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“Barbara provided our group a personalized, dynamic and intriguing presentation! She was funny and thoughtful! Such a rare package for a presenter and a fabulous end to our Retreat!”

Joelle Brown, Executive Director, St. Albert Victim Services


Elevate your team's communication skills with Barbara May. With her guidance, you'll turn barriers in communication into breakthroughs for excellence. Book now and empower your leadership team to excel in today's complex and diverse work environment.

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Stumbling Blocks: An Engaging Leader's Guide to Communication Excellence
If you want to energize your event and get people talking, then book your free consultation with Barbara May.

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