CAPS Vancouver 15 years old — There will be cake!

CAPS Vancouver celebrates 15 years of  “Being better together” to advance the profession of public speaking as part of April’s National Volunteer Month

On April 14, 8:30-12:30, Granville Island Hotel, CAPS Vancouver will come full circle to their roots, with guest speaker Jeff Mowatt, who was the very first speaker at the chapter launch 15 years ago in 1997. Jeff Mowatt, CSP, Customer service strategist and Certified Professional Speaker, will share what he has learned from 20 years in the speaking industry. Now speaking professionally around the globe, Jeff has modeled the way for growing a speaking business.

Following Jeff’s presentation, and the obligatory anniversary cake, CAPS National President, and Vancouver Chapter member David Gouthro, CSP, will MC an interactive Q & A panel with past presidents of CAPS Vancouver. Quite simply, never before has so much experience and local knowledge of the speaking industry been in one room and readily accessible for queries and questions.

David Gouthro, as CAPS National President has branded 2012 the year of “Better together,” a well-suited celebration theme for 15 years of volunteerism to advance the profession of public speaking. Reached for comment David remarked, “As an association we are all volunteers actively assisting our colleagues to advance their business. We all give our time and give back. The spirit of CAPS is based on strong volunteerism. We are truly, better together.”

While volunteerism is the backbone of many professional groups, CAPS is built solely on the sharing premise. As a group CAPS Vancouver truly represents the values we celebrate during April’s National Volunteer Month.

The Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) is an association that represents keynoter speakers, trainers and facilitators who speak professionally. With 10 chapters across Canada, the Vancouver Chapter was launch in April 1997. The purpose of CAPS is to provide a community for Canadian profession speakers where they can learn from each other and develop their speaking business while maintaining industry code of ethics.

For additional information, contact:

Kathy Lynn, CAPS Vancouver President

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