Welcome to the North Shore Business Forum

Upcoming ProgramNSBF Meeting


September 20, 2019

Be an Effective Speaker to Multiply Your Business Success

presented by

Mary Cheyne

Whether you are a new business owner or seasoned entrepreneur, you benefit greatly by improving your public speaking skills. Whether you’re speaking one-on-one with a prospect or client or presenting to a group of potential clients, you need to be effective in getting your message across. Common concerns you might face before & during a presentation or conversation can include: Do I sound too “salesy”? Do I come across as knowledgeable and credible? Am I being engaging enough and generating enough interest in my prospects? Can they tell I’m nervous?

This workshop program is based on the presenter’s Best Selling book; “Present” Yourself in Public Speaking

– Tell Your Inner Critic to SHUT UP! And the Real You to SPEAK UP!

You will receive effective tools to bypass your inner critic and allow your authentic and most confident self to shine through.

Break through to a new level of speaking that will get you noticed!  In this talk, you will learn:

  • How to speak powerfully & authentically so you will get noticed & win clients.
  • How to bypass your number 1 saboteur in public speaking, your inner critic.
  • How to own your power as an expert & have your brilliance come across in a conversation without
  • sounding “salesy”.

Mary Cheyne, MBA, has trained over 15,000 people in over 30 cities around the world and has coached hundreds of individuals on how to communicate clearly & authentically in front of audiences. She taught communications-related classes at Northeastern University in Boston for 7 years and is the author of the Best Selling book “Present” Yourself in Public Speaking – Tell Your Inner Critic to SHUT UP! And the Real You to SPEAK UP!. Mary is the 2009 World Championship of Public Speaking second place winner out of 25,000 contestants from 14 countries.



The North Shore Business Forum, Inc. (NSBF) is a group of small business owners from Boston’s North Shore who meet on the first and third Friday of each month for informal lectures given by business owners on a wide variety of topics. Members give a 30-second introduction of their business at each meeting. All business owners are welcome: future, past, profitable, experienced or beginning. Meetings are from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. (registration starts at 7:15 –  includes a hot breakfast) at Acapulcos, 900 Cummings Center, Beverly, MA.

Contact: Mark Beckley, NSBF President, (781) 454-9612, Email: events@nsbforum.org



  • The Forum welcomes hearing your suggestions for dynamic speakers you may know or have heard, as well as topics you are interested in learning more about. 

The North Shore Business Forum is re-instituting the concept of having members share their expertise with other members on an informal basis, in brief, no-cost sessions after its Friday morning networking meetings.

If you are an NSBF member with an interest in offering your own “Meeting After the Meeting” session in the future, please see NSBF President Brett Kirkpatrick at one of our meetings, or email him at events@nsbforum.org .

If the Beverly, MA public school system announces a “no school” snow day on one of our scheduled Fridays, then the NSBF meeting for that day will be cancelled. Check the NSBF Facebook page for updates as well. (See our “About NSBF” page for more information.)