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Career Workshop: Speaking with Confidence

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Alumni Networking

Date: Thursday February 23, 2023 | 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Speaker(s): Stephan Dyer (BCOM '10)
Topic: Speaking with Confidence
Venue: Fleck Atrium, Rotman School of Management (105 St. George St. Toronto)
Location: Toronto
Cost: Free
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You are invited to join us for our next in-person Rotman Career Workshop: Speaking With Confidence. Speaking with confidence is critical, whether it’s building strategic relationships, increasing sales, or influencing stakeholders.

This fun, supportive, and highly interactive workshop, will be led by proud alum Stephan Dyer (BCOM ’10) who left his executive position in the banking industry to pursue his career in stand-up comedy. Despite some challenges and bumps on the road, Stephan has performed 1,000+ shows and expanded his businesses in 16 countries worldwide, delivering entertaining and inspiring speeches to professionals.

A sought-after corporate trainer, Stephan’s specialty is helping professionals become charismatic, confident speakers in front of clients, colleagues, and executives. Stephan will take you through proven exercises used by top actors and performers to understand exactly how they come across to others and provide the tools and techniques to communicate effectively and amplify your natural personality in the most magnetic way.


6:00 – 6:05pm: Welcome Remarks

6:05 – 7:05pm: Session led by Stephan Dyer, Corporate Trainer, Keynote Speaker & Comedian, Founder and Co-CEO, reTHINK by MalPensando, TEDx Speaker Topic: Speaking with Confidence

7:05 – 7:30pm: Audience Q&A

We hope you will join us for this interesting and engaging session.

About the Facilitator:

Originally from Costa Rica, Stephan Dyer (Rotman Grad, 2010) is an award-winning bilingual comedian, keynote speaker and corporate leadership and communication trainer. 

Leaving his executive position in the banking world in 2017 to pursue his professional career in stand-up comedy, he successfully co-founded MalPensando, a bilingual comedy school in Canada, and the reTHINK Group, its corporate training company, which has grown to include clients in 16 countries including Canada, Switzerland, England, Singapore, Malaysia, Mexico, and the United States.

Stephan has performed 1,000+ shows in 9 countries and appeared on Comedy Central, The Second City, TEDx, and some of the world’s largest comedy festivals. 

In 2021 Stephan was awarded the Distinguished Toastmaster Award (DTM) and was featured on the cover of Toastmaster Magazine, the largest public speaking magazine in the world, distributed to over 364,000 members across 143 countries.