Since the beginning of time, human beings have been captivated by stories...
Stories are our favorite way to learn just about anything.
They create unforgettable connections and lasting impressions.
Whether it's sharing a personal transformation experience, selling products or services, raising money for your favorite non-profit, or leading a team around a boardroom table, you're telling a story.
So, how do they do it? How do professional speakers make it seem so easy, so natural, so...effortless?
How do they confidently step onto a stage without being paralyzed with fear?
Becoming a powerful speaker starts with learning how to become a powerful storyteller.
You don't need to be an extrovert or a "natural entertainer" to establish influence and inspire an audience.
What you do need is a passion to tell the unique story that only you can tell.
Speaking is a skill that anyone can learn.
The Business Freedom Speaking Academy was created to give aspiring speakers like you the tools you need to share your story with the world.
STORIES are the creative conversion of life itself into a more powerful, clearer, more meaningful experience.
~ ROBERT MCKEE
WHAT IS THE BUSINESS FREEDOM SPEAKING ACADEMY?
The BFSA is a five-day presentation skills training intensive that will teach you how to become a highly successful speaker. Consider it your speaking boot camp.
This highly interactive program involves a strategic series of interactive workshops, exercises, detailed feedback, and of course, practice, practice, practice.
In an intimate teaching environment, Eric Edmeades will show you how he overcame a paralyzing fear of public speaking to become an internationally renowned speaker, and how you can too.
Not only will you learn Eric's step-by-step program on how to design, build and deliver an engaging speech, you'll also experience immense personal breakthroughs that will take your entire life to a new level.
OVER THIS FIVE DAY INTENSIVE YOU WILL LEARN:
How to use The Stage Effect so that you can create maximum influence and attraction with an audience of any size.
How stories will keep your audience on the edge of their seats; engaged and eager, from the start of your speech until your standing ovation.
How to use your voice, body language and work with the energy of any room, big or small.
How to master Eric’s Speech Map model to easily remember your presentations (you’ll never use notes again - really!).
How to apply the Inception Marketing™ principles that will make your audience want to become your clients, customers and raving fans for life.
Eric’s top secrets for getting booked as a speaker and building your brand as the go-to presenter in your industry.
How to make sure that you are excited and full of energy (never nervous!) before every speech.
How to handle live audience comments and questions with confidence.
And much, much more!
"Eric has an intuitive grasp of two important things: how to get your message out of you and how to get your message out to the world in the most effective way possible. Every day you get to spend with Eric is like 10 years of stage experience."
Multi-best selling author of Happy for No Reason, Love for No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
This event is for beginner and aspiring speakers who is want to drastically improve their public speaking and presentation skills in a short amount of time.
- If you want to produce videos, webinars or live broadcasts on social media...
- If you want to get paid to travel and speak on stages around the world...
- If you want to grow your business’ bottom line every single time you step behind a microphone…
Business Freedom Speaking Academy will show you what it takes to wow any audience, every single time.
INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THE BUSINESS FREEDOM SPEAKING ACADEMY??
SCHEDULE A CALL WITH ONE OF OUR CONSULTANTS
WHAT PAST PARTICIPANTS HAD TO SAY
Olla had a huge fear of public speaking and being on camera. After learning how to structure and deliver a powerful speech at the Business Freedom Speaking Academy, she received a standing ovation after her talk at a Mindvalley event last year!
Events Director at Mindvalley
While I learned many things at this event the biggest one was the power of speaking as the real you. I learned techniques that release you to capture the audience, remember things without paper, and build a speech at any length. Finally, I walked away knowing I am capable of doing amazing things.
Business Freedom Speaking Academy Participant in 2018
FROM BFSA TO A TEDx TALK
After attending the 2017 Business Freedom Speaking Academy in Barcelona, Gautam went on to give his very own Tedx Talk called The Wheel of Modern Education.
Head of Product Marketing at Mindvalley
"I am grateful to Eric and his team for helping me feel comfortable on stage and learning ways to deliver content efficiently. I loved Eric's wisdom and especially his stories of learning from the bushmen in Africa."
Judy Hinojosa - BFSA 2018
"Eric is a master storyteller and a master presenter because he knows how to instantly connect with the audience. He also has an uncanny ability to get into the minds of the audience, figure out what is more important to them, and then deliver powerfully influential stories to move them to action."
“Love the camaraderie and I look forward to being an ongoing part of a great tribe! Thank you for it all. I learned a lot about myself. I'm unstoppable now."
Janine Brisebois - BFSA 2018
"So much gratitude and open-hearted respect. You supported me in moving past the 'lid' on my career and more importantly, gave me even more help, tools, strategies, and confidence to take my belief-repatterning coaching where it wants to go. The pathway is now clear.
I am in awe of your skills, Eric. As a coach, your intelligence balanced beautifully with your empathy, and your desire to serve is inspiring. You and your entire team were professional, fun, committed, real, compassionate."
Suze Casey - BFSA 2018
I’M INTERESTED! WHEN AND WHERE?
Spend 5 full days with Eric in your choice of two remarkable locations.
JANUARY 15th - 19th, 2019
KANANASKIS COUNTRY, ALBERTA, CANADA
Nestled in the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. A scenic 45-minute drive from the dynamic city of Calgary, Alberta - ranked the most livable city in the world by The Economist Group.
JUNE 11th - 15th, 2019
The capital of Norway, this city is full of rich history, culture and breathtaking architecture. The Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony is held every year in Oslo City Hall.
BFSA Calgary, Canada
- January 15th - 19th, 2019
- Kananaskis Lodge
BFSA Oslo, Norway
- June 11th - 15th, 2019
- Hotell Hadeland
Still have questions?
Schedule a call with our team today!
Eric Edmeades - Your Speaking Academy Host
Did you know? Eric was once so terrified of public speaking that he could hardly eat anything for days before a talk.
After systematically reversing his fear of public speaking, Eric has become a highly sought-after main stage speaker, with over 10,000 hours of stage time in over 25 countries.
An impeccable speaker in his own right, Eric can clearly express the core concepts, strategies and techniques that have created decades of speaking success for him, and his hundreds of students.
Over his speaking career, Eric has shared the stage with Tony Robbins, Sir Richard Branson, President Bill Clinton, and Robert Kiyosaki, and has spoken at several Mindvalley events.
When he’s not inspiring an audience from the stage or training future speakers in his Business Freedom Speaking Academy, you’ll find Eric kiteboarding (his favorite pastime), enjoying quality time with his family at their home in the Dominican Republic, and travelling the world for fun.
ARE YOU READY TO EXPERIENCE YOUR SHINING MOMENT?
Become the speaker the world needs to hear.
- KANANASKIS MOUNTAIN LODGE - 1 Centennial Dr, Kananaskis Village, Alberta, Canada
- HOTELL HADELAND - Granavollen 35 2750 Gran, Oslo, Norway
KANANASKIS, CANADA: The Kananaskis Lodge is the only accommodations available for this event.
OSLO, NORWAY: Hotell Hadeland is the recommended hotel for Oslo.
More information to come.
No, it does not. Your best options are to use a taxi or Uber.
Below are the rates for travelling participants.
More information to come
Single: 1330 NOK per night. Double: 1180 NOK per night.
To book: Email the hotel at email@example.com to reserve your room.
Payment is due at the hotel.
The currency in Kananaskis is the Canadian Dollar (CAD).
The currency in Oslo is the Norwegian Kroner (NOK).
More information to come.
We want our participants to feel great and be full of energy for the training.
Meals will be WildFit approved: Gluten, Dairy, Sugar and Soy free and, delicious!
1 hour and 20 min.
Calgary International Airport
48 min away.
Oslo Airport, Gardermoen
Because each group is different, Eric prefers to gauge the energy of the group and plan the itinerary from there.
We ask that you be flexible.
In general, registration each day begins at 9 am.
There will be stretch, snack and meal breaks throughout the day.
A large part of the BFSA is focused on the speaking strategy drills and team practice time, most of which happens after the event ends at 5-6 pm, and into the late evening, so please make the proper arrangements.
(In some events, participants have chosen to stay and practice together until midnight).
The Business Freedom Speaking Academy was designed to kickstart your public speaking skills in a very short amount of time.
You will be covering a wealth of knowledge and content and will have extensive hands-on training.
Consider it a “speaker boot camp”.
Yes, there are a few things that you may want to bring.
A journal and something to write with.
A water bottle.
We also ask for you to have three possible stories in mind that you would like to share and use as the material for your talks and exercises.
Business casual for Wednesday through Saturday.
For maximum comfort, dress in layers as the room temperature may vary.
On Sunday, the event will be filmed professionally, therefore, plan on dressing sharp and professional.
Yes, everyone will have a chance to speak with Eric during breaks. This event is very interactive and intimate, and you’ll have many opportunities meet Eric personally.
Plan to check out of your hotel on Monday.
We also recommend staying an extra day to process all of the information and enjoy the beautiful scenery!
Yes, there will be breaks however they will not be scheduled. Eric is a very flexible instructor so be prepared to go with the flow.
Light snacks, water, tea and coffee will be provided and feel free to bring your own snacks too.
You can go through the entire event and if in the end, you are not satisfied, you will get a full refund.
You are coming to this event to learn and to develop new skills. And, we hope, to have fun. It is worth spending some time before you come to really think about how improving your professional and public speaking skills will impact your life, relationships, and business. The stronger your ‘why’ the more you will learn.