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Public Speaking

Ian Keeling is a public speaker, coach and corporate facilitator.


As a speaker, Ian can offer everything from shorter TED style talks to hour-long presentations, to a unique half workshop/half key-note presentation developed from his years in the Toronto acting and improv communities. He’s comfortable in front of a school, personal or corporate setting.


He can tailor a speech to fit your own event or theme, or you can choose from topics dear to Ian’s heart, including:


  • Overcoming the Fear of Failure

  • Turn Down Your Inner Critic

  • Risk vs. Reward

  • The Power of Silence

  • Changing the Way We Speak About Mental Illness


Here’s a one minute sample speech on mental illness from a recent event.


Ian is an instructor in The Second City’s Public Speaking classes, and a speaker coach with Talk Boutique. He’s coached for a wide-range of speaking skills, from absolute beginner to executive level. He can offer both group and individual coaching, with a focus on content creation, presentation skills, or both. Contact Ian directly for rates and packages.

Corporate Workshops

In over twenty years of corporate workshop facilitation, Ian has worked with hundreds of clients, including: Rolls Royce, Ernst and Young, Deloitte, Bell Canada, Moneris, Capital One, Alliance Atlantis, The Rotman School of Management, Y.E.S., The Canadian Cancer Society, and various municipal, provincial, and federal levels of government, and many more.


His years in the improv community make these workshops highly interactive and fun, while focusing on the specific needs of the client. He can create two hour, half-day, or full day workshops for businesses small or large. Topics include:


  • Team Building

  • Creativity and Storytelling

  • Presentation Skills for Individuals and Groups


Ian can also arrange entertainment for full-day events, ranging from improv shows with professionals drawn from leading Toronto institutions such as The Second City, Bad Dog Theatre and The Social Capital, to murder mysteries, magicians and more.

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