Today's Globe and Mail has a terrific article about the power of public speaking. Using U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama as the example the article talks about the career-building power of being able to speak in public.

Here's Obama's secrets to powerful speaking according to the article, he starts slowly. He uses "you" and "me" terms. He employs repetition and at some level he reveals himself to his audience in very personal terms.

At HAPPEN, members have opportunities to learn how to speak in public by participating in weekly meetings. More opportunities are planned for member involvement so stay tuned for details.