“Barbara May possesses a passionate coaching style combined with years of real-life experience. Thoughtful and appealing, her presentations are always packed with powerful information wrapped in a fun and interactive style of engagement.”

Stephen Khan, Owner, Management Information Group


Public Speaking & Presentation Skills Training Presented by Barbara May, Founder & CEO at Stumbling Blocks 

Barbara provides you with more than 30 years of expertise in her communication and leadership training seminars. You'll learn the tools, strategies and techniques she uses to help organizations in Edmonton and throughout Alberta strengthen communication, teamwork and innovation—the building blocks you need to succeed.

Communication and Leadership Training in Edmonton and throughout Alberta


As a team leader you need to know how to communicate with confidence and authority from the break room to the boardroom. Learn how to get past your public speaking stumbling blocks and present your ideas in a fresh and powerful way.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Managing fear and nervousness: Relaxation and breathing techniques that keep you relaxed and in control throughout your presentation.

  • Tips and techniques to help you think on your feet in meetings, interviews and impromptu presentations.

  • How to handle difficult questions and unexpected queries even if you don’t have the answers.

  • Proven techniques to help you become a more animated and engaging storyteller.

  • The best ways to use stories, case studies and other anecdotal information to motivate and inspire your team.

  • How to facilitate group discussions to build trust, get buy-in and guide your team to higher levels of performance and productivity.

  • High impact teaching techniques for better on-boarding, training and group coaching.

  • How to represent your organization at important functions, industry events and public meetings.

Barbara May can help your team get past these common stumbling blocks in Edmonton and throughout Alberta

  • Communication breakdowns between co-workers.

  • Coping with and eventually reducing stress.

  • Personality conflicts between team members.

  • Lack of team spirit or morale.

  • Dealing with and accepting change.

  • Butting heads with managers and team leaders.

  • Boring meetings and presentations.

What's the first step?

Contact Barbara May. Discuss your team's biggest stumbling block(s) with her. Then bring her in to work with your team in Edmonton or at your location in Alberta. She'll help you work together, steadily improve your performance, be motivated, stay with the company, and grow as leaders. And, most importantly, get past your stumbling blocks.