Welcome to The C Method!
If you lack confidence when speaking about yourself,
Get nervous and anxious when presenting to a group,
Get blank looks when you try to explain what you ‘do’, or
Want to stand out and get noticed in your workplace or marketplace…
…then give yourself a high-five and do a happy dance, ‘cos you’ve just found your gal.
My name is Christina, and I help people communicate effectively.
I’m a big believer of two things:
#1. You may have a brilliant idea, skill, product or service – but if you can’t communicate it, your message won’t connect with other people.
If you want to be successful in business, at work and in life, strong communication skills are CRITICAL.
#2. Communication is a skill that CAN be learned. It’s like any other skill. Like riding a bike. Or playing guitar. Or hypnotizing a chicken. And to learn it, it simply takes some knowledge, practice and guidance.
My job is to show you how.
Whether you’re an individual or a business, I can help you create a clear message, bring out your strengths and passion, craft your unique story and communicate it with confidence.
I want to help you be BOLD. I want to help you be PASSIONATE. I want to help you be so damn authentic that people will be falling over themselves to work with you, hire you, join your tribe, buy your stuff – whatever it is you want them to do.
That’s the power of communication.
I carry out my quest to rid the world of communication breakdown in the following ways:
Speaking & Workshops
I speak to businesses, universities and organisations on topics including: confidence building, public speaking, presentation skills, communication in the workplace and conversation skills.
I’m also happy to tailor a seminar or workshop to suit your needs. Contact me to have a chat about how I can help.
Do you want to learn and develop your speaking skills, but don’t know how or where to start? Want be more effective, memorable and confident in any situation?
I may be able to help you with that. Now, I say ‘may’ because I don’t work with just anyone. You need to be prepared to get out of your comfort zone.*
Yes, really. I believe it’s one of the best ways to learn and grow. It’s how I built my own confidence, and it’s how I teach. If that sounds good to you, let’s talk!
I’ve been podcasting since 2013.
My show ‘Stand Out Get Noticed’ is a way for sharing my message with a global audience.
It’s published weekly, and covers topics including confidence-building, networking skills, public speaking and pitching.
I also like to lead by example. I believe the best way to learn and grow is to push yourself out of your comfort zone, and I do this on a regular basis. Because if I can do it, so you can you, right?
What’s my story?
Here’s the thing: my background isn’t in sales, communication or psychology.
I’m an architect.
Well, I was an architect. I designed buildings. That’s how I first learned how important effective communication is (I mean, if you can’t explain to your client how great your design is, it will never get built, right?).
I became fascinated with the idea of communication as a skill, and how it’s actually considered by employers to be MORE important than technical or analytical skills. I dove right in, and learned as much as I could. I did courses. I listened to podcasts. I went to Toastmasters.
In November 2013, I launched my first podcast, ‘Presentation Skills for Design Students’ at DesignDrawSpeak.com. My newfound passion, along with the frustrations of working for corporate (and the fickle architecture industry) got the better of me, and I quit my job in February 2014.
I left Melbourne and embarked on a global adventure.
I did stand-up comedy in New York City, couchsurfed in Iceland and ate raw herring in Holland. I became a social media superhero in San Diego, spoke at a podcast conference in Texas, and made a rap video for podcasting superstar Pat Flynn.
I returned to my hometown Melbourne in late 2014. I launched my second podcast ‘Stand Out Get Noticed’, continuing on my mission to help as many people as possible build confidence and communicate themselves clearly, with authenticity.
When I’m not blogging, podcasting or jumping around a seminar space, you can find me playing pop songs on my ukulele, pushing myself through a gruelling CrossFit workout, or prepping my next Toastmasters speech.
Want to connect with me?
Here’s where else you’ll find me online:
- I blog about travel and life adventures at ChristinaCanters.com.
- I have a bunch of videos on YouTube, some are helpful, most are silly. People tend to like this one.
- Twitter is fun. Pop over and say hi.
- Is it weird if I ask you to ‘Like’ me on Facey?
- My facebook is for personal friends only. If I haven’t met you in person, connect with me on LinkedIn instead
*By ‘outside your comfort zone’, I don’t mean things like pushing you off a cliff or making you crawl through a snake pit. My insurance won’t cover me for that.