Owning the Stage Masterclass – Fall 2019

The next Owning the Stage Masterclass will take place in November 29 & 30 at 10C in Guelph.

If you have completed the Foundations Weekend, you have begun to experience the power of your voice and your ability to connect and move audiences in a whole new way. It’s now time to refine your mastery of the art of speaking and give you the tools to truly own the stage, and your audience.

The Owning the Stage Masterclass builds on the tools and experience of the Foundations Weekend, and is only open to graduates of the weekend.

The purpose of the Masterclass is to equip you with your own, 20-minute TED-style talk. Over a period of four weeks, you will work with your coaches to craft, build, refine and shine your speech.

You’ll start with your why, and then apply what you learnt during the Foundations weekend and use your voice, your body, the stage, emotion, humour, language and so much more to create the speech of your life.

And then over the two day intensive, you will present it, and then go straight to the “hot-seat” to learn from your coaches in a real-time feedback session.

By the end of the Masterclass, you’ll be owning that stage, and seeing yourself present and speak in a way that will surprise and delight you.

During the Masterclass you will:

  • Receive personalized and expert coaching as you build, write, edit and refine your own 20 minute TED-style talk
  • Learn how you can use language tricks and tips throughout your speech to accentuate your impact
  • Work with Jon & Jane to perfect your stage presence and ownership
  • Present your talk from the stage, in front of an audience and a camera
  • Get into the “Hot-Seat” immediately after your speech and receive immediate and detailed Masterclass-level feedback – all of which will be filmed


Four weeks before the Masterclass, you will have a one-on-one video call with your coaches to build on your work from the Foundations course and get clear on the subject and framework for your speech.

You will then have two weeks to do a first draft of the speech which your coaches will review and present their feedback to you in a second video call.

In the remaining time before the Masterclass, you will prepare the final version of your speech, including your slide deck, blocking (if required) and other stage directions.

Price and Registration

The price for the Owning the Stage Masterclass is $245+tax

Included in this price is:

  • Personalized email welcoming you to the program
  • The first personalized, pre-session video call to develop the framework and subject for your speech
  • Full access to the coaches during the period while you are writing your first draft
  • Personalized analysis and feedback from the coaches on your first draft, looking at elements including language, structure, storytelling, enrollment, call to action, and your personal communication style and hook
  • A second personalized video call with the coaches to review this feedback
  • The Masterclass itself: Session 1 on Friday from 6pm to 10pm, Session 2 on Saturday from 9.30am to close (whenever that happens, likely not earlier than 5pm).
  • Expert coaching, training and guidance during the Masterclass
  • Your own video of you speaking to take away and continue to practice
  • Your own Masterclass video of your Speaking with Soul coaches providing you with feedback and tips on your speech
  • Personalized follow-up from your coaches