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  • CAPS Vancouver & BC

    Welcome to

    CAPS Vancouver & BC

    CAPS is an association that promotes professionalism, positive partnering opportunities and prosperity.

  • Speaker

    Hire a Professional

    Speaker

    CAPS Vancouver and BC is a community of speakers, coaches, consultants - experts who speak on a wide variety of subjects.

  • Better Together

    CAPS is about being

    Better Together

    Professional speaking is challenging and exciting but can also be isolating. Membership in CAPS offers you a forum, a connection, friendships and colleagues.

Welcome to CAPS Vancouver

Rising Star Showcase- Application deadline extended to September 29th

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The Rising Star Showcase provides an opportunity for new members to receive valuable feedback and enhance their greatness.

Every year, CAPS Chapters across the country host a Rising Star event to showcase talent from their Chapter.

The best from each will present at the CAPS National Convention in Ottawa, December 9-11, 2017.

Deadline to apply is September 29, 2017. Contact Dale Choquette

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE RISING STAR SHOWCASE?
> Currently are a CAPS member in good standing
> Currently are a CAPS National Member member in good standing
> Have been a professional Member for 3 years or less
> Have not previously presented at a CAPS or NSA convention
> Will attend the full CAPS National Convention in Ottawa, December 9-11, 2017

HOW DOES IT WORK?
> Each Chapter will hold a local level contest to select one of their Professional Members to represent them
> Each speaker will have 5 minutes to demonstrate their expertise and will be provided with feedback from an expert panel of experienced speakers


September’s Workshop with Bill Stainton
CAPS meeting September 2 CAPS meeting September 3

 

 

 

 

 

CAPS members connect and share highlights

What members had to say about Bill Stainton’s presentation.

“He taught us how to be larger than life, the art of the pause and 4 Quick Specific techniques to take our presentations to the next level.”  Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

“Great presentation this morning on producing, writing, and performing.”  David Greer

Bill Stainton is a multiple Emmy Award-winning TV producer, writer, and performer; an author; and a business humorist. He blends the business smarts he learned from twenty years in corporate management with the show biz sparks he gleaned from working with people like Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, and Jay Leno to create entertaining and enlightening presentations enjoyed by audiences around the world!


Your big opportunity might be where you are right now.
Board member OPPORTUNITIES

The CAPS Board is looking for some amazing people (and you’re all amazing) to help us make 2018 our best year ever.  We are now taking nominations for the following roles.  Click to read description for each.

Treasurer
Programming Chair
Marketing and Communications Chair
Hospitality and Logistics

A nominee must be an active, current professional level member of the CAPS Vancouver & BC Chapter, or be willing and eligible to become an active member before the time of their appointment.

You may nominate yourself and supply us with the required information, or you may nominate someone else and we will contact them for their acceptance of the nomination and further details. Nominations will close on October 5th.

Download  Nomination Form

TIME SENSITIVE – PLEASE READ
Bylaws

CAPS members please read and review the attached Bylaws which have been reformatted and streamlined – removing 8 pages of duplicate information – to a more concise version, as modeled by CAPS National.

Voting on this document will occur at our AGM on November 25th.  Bylaws


membershipOnline membership renewal.  CLICK HERE to renew

CAPS Vancouver seeks to enrich experts who speak professionally. Every one of our events is designed to provide you with inspiration and skills to acquire more expertise, develop greater eloquence, learn new tools for your enterprise, and/or practice CAPS ethics more professionally. All of this happens within the remarkably generous and welcoming community of practice that is the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.