Suzannah Baum: Biography highlights

A presentation skills specialist, executive speech coach and speaker, Suzannah works with entrepreneurs, business professionals and experts to unleash their ultimate speaking potential.

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Suzannah Baum’s background

Suzannah teaches both new and experienced speakers how create and deliver structured, engaging and powerful presentations, allowing them to step out in front of audiences with confidence, build their careers and businesses, and stand out as the leader that they are.

Through training programs, workshops, executive speech coaching, online learning and keynote presentations, Suzannah works with organizations and individuals to create and deliver impactful, audience-centric presentations that get results. Clients who work with Suzannah appreciate her practical strategies to building presentations that audiences want to hear, all while learning strategies to increase confidence, focus a message, and getting real, measurable results from their presentations.

Suzannah has been featured on Global TV News, Breakfast TV Montreal, CJAD Montreal radio, the Montreal Gazette, and Elle Canada, and is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post. She has taught public speaking at McGill University, and has worked with organizations that include Roche Pharmaceuticals, BMO Capital Markets, Service Canada, the International Civil Aviation Organization, and the National Film Board of Canada.

Suzannah is the 2018 President of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (Montreal Chapter) and a member of the Global Speakers Federation, and holds a B.Comm from McGill University and a M.A from Carleton University.



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Suzannah Baum: Executive Leadership Communication Speaker -- Speak Up & Stand Out (speaking sample)
Suzannah Baum: Executive Leadership Communication Speaker -- Speak Up & Stand Out (speaking sample)
Presentation & Public Speaking Strategist Suzannah Baum: Speaking sample
Presentation & Public Speaking Strategist Suzannah Baum: Speaking sample
Presentations & Leadership Communications Speaker Suzannah Baum: video highlight (6 mins)
Presentations & Leadership Communications Speaker Suzannah Baum: video highlight (6 mins)

“Thank you very much for this wonderful training. The team were all very excited and finished these 3 sessions with concrete learnings that they are eager to apply. It really met, and even exceeded, my expectations.” (June 2018)

Constance Névoret
Regional Chief Operating Officer
Concordia University

“The ideas that you shared are practical and immediately able to be applied. The feedback from the team on the seminar has been really positive, and particularly noting that you took us that level further – not the basics, but the higher level tweaks and improvements through thoughtful and audience-centered planning. Our group included both experienced and more novice presenters, and you tailored it accordingly, which was very appreciated.”

Laura Mitchell, Ph.D.
Director, Student Success Centre

“Suzannah graciously came to present to our group PartÂge, whose members work for and/or with seniors. As a group, we were preparing an event at which we would be presenting various topics to people from the community. Suzannah taught us how to structure our presentation, and how to leave our audience with the right message. Suzannah is like a breath of fresh air; she is passionate about what she does, educates well, communicates to the audience in a way that is friendly and professional. It was great gaining her knowledge, which she shares so easily.”

Marie-Claure Giguère
Roche Custom Biotech

“I considered several presentation vendors, before deciding upon Suzannah. While the others tended to have rather inflexible ‘boilerplate’ training programs, Suzannah was willing to work with me to put together a customized program to fit the needs of my team. We spent significant time brainstorming and identifying the most relevant, meaningful content, and Suzannah also did a fair bit of work in advance, reaching out to members of my team to ensure that she understood their needs and training objectives, prior to the training day. The day was comprehensive, and at the same time, relevant, interactive, and fun. I was very pleased with the result, and the feedback I received from my team was overwhelmingly positive. I am confident that this investment will make an immediate difference in their success.”

Jeff Miller
National Business Manager
e-Sign Live by Silanis

“Suzannah’s training program brought tremendous value as we prepared for our annual user conference this year. Not only did our team enjoy the presentation skills training and coaching workshop, but they continue to use what they learned – for thought leadership webcasts, tradeshow speaking engagements and customer presentations. We follow Suzannah’s Diamond speech structure flowchart, which allows us to create strong, engaging presentations faster – and with more focus. Thank you for giving our team such a great foundation to build on for all our future presentations.”

Rahim Kaba
Director of Product Marketing
Toastmasters (District 61)

“I asked Suzannah to be our opening Keynote speaker for District 61 Toastmasters International Annual Conference. She delivered a high energy and very engaging keynote. She swiftly integrated Toastmasters’ culture and behaviors in her presentation. The diverse and multi-generation audience relished in relating with work life situations Suzannah shared with us.”

Laurence Pechadre
District Director

“The training has been very effective for the team, it definitely made a difference and helped us improve our conversion rates. I am now thinking about organizing something similar later this year for another team.” (December 2018)


“My sales team & I recently participated in Suzannah’s signature Public Speaking & Presentation sales modules. Right from the onset, the team was engaged and valuable insight and discussions ensued. Suzannah’s training brought tremendous value as she easily gained the trust & respect from the team. Her vast experience in delivering a concise & clear message will pay dividends for our organization for years to come.”

Jeff Tabacma
Sales Director

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