Dale Carnegie Course September 2021 – Burnaby BC by Lauren Hans

Dale Carnegie Course September 2021 – Burnaby BC by Lauren Hans

Dale Carnegie Course September 2021 – Burnaby BC by Lauren Hans


-I’ve always wanted to take this course specially because I am an introvert and a shy person. I thought the Dale Carnegie course would be helpful to me because it would allow me to speak in front of people and conquer my fear of public speaking, but it has done so much more than that.

-I started the course in September 2021 in Burnaby, so I had to take the ferry from Victoria to Vancouver every Wednesday and spend one night in Vancouver every week. Most people in the course saw that as such a determination that I had to come all that way for a course, but for some reason I thought that was normal and anyone would have done that. But then I realized that that’s not true, that was real determination from my part and it made me even more proud of myself.

In the first 2 or 3 sessions, I was a little bit lost because I wasn’t sure what my instructor was expecting from me. Every class we have an assignment that we have to prepare beforehand, and in the second class we had to tell our classmates about an event that happened in your childhood that has taught you something to this day. So I wrote down every single word that I was going to say in class, but then I arrived there and it turned out we couldn’t read from our paper, so I panicked right away. I got so scared because I didn’t know what I was going to tell them since I couldn’t read what I had written. But it turned out okay.

So, after that class I thought I understood what I was supposed to do next. But then next class came and I had literally memorized every single word that I had written this time, and that was a disaster. Specially because on the book that they give us it says we are not suppose to memorize anything, we are supposed to write down the most important points of our speeches and tell our story more naturally.

After I really understood what I was supposed to do, everything became so much easier. I was able, for the first time in my life, to feel comfortable telling people a story, something I never thought I was capable of doing. 

Every class the students vote for who they thought had a breakthrough or was outstanding on their speech, and in my mind I never though I would ever get an award for that. But it turned out that I actually got two!!! The first time I got an award I was in shock, specially because I though that night I had done such a poor job at delivering my speech, but I guess people actually enjoyed it. So I had to go in front of the class and say thank you for the award but when I was standing there I got so emotional and started crying, I guess because I thought I did awful, and was not confident with my speech, but people actually liked it.

Since that night it has given me even more motivation to keep doing my best and finding new and better techniques to deliver the speech.

This class has not only shown me that I can conquer my fear of public speaking but it has also taught me so many principles that I will always use in my everyday life. Principles from the “golden book”, that teaches you about how to communicate with people and how to stop worrying so much. Every class we discuss those principles and use them in our work life then tell people the results of using them. And by using those principles in my everyday life I had seen so much change in the way I interact with my coworkers, my partner, friends and family and it has made me realize that just by analyzing things and having those principles in the back of my mind I was able to handle situations in a much better way that I would never had though of if I hadn’t attended this course.

Dale Carnegie course has changed my life in ways I didn’t expect it to. It has made me realize that when you are giving a speech in front of hundreds of people, those people are not judging you, many of them are actually thinking about themselves, about their lives, so there’s no reason to be afraid to speak up.

I recommend this course to everybody! It doesn’t matter if you are already extroverted, not shy, already great at public speaking, because the dale Carnegie course is so much more than that. It teaches people how to deal with the everyday problems we encounter in our lives. I do not regret having to go every single week to Vancouver. I would do it all over again. This course had changed my life, and if you have the opportunity, let it change your life too!

Lauren Baptista Hans

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Tudo é uma questão de atitude. Everything is a matter of attitude.