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Phone: (604) ***-****  HQ Phone
Calderon Consulting
312-265 East 15Th Avenue
Vancouver , British Columbia V5T 4K4

Company Description: Deb Calderon...speaker,trainer,consultant and educator from Vancouver, BC. Her humour and science trickery bring energy to every presentation!

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Bio and Client's accolades for Deb Calderon of Calderon Consulting, 25 Feb 2006 [cached]
Deb Calderon's Bio
"Deb makes learning so much fun, you don't even really know you're learning."
Deb Calderon is a dynamic speaker, trainer, consultant and educator.Audiences love her consistent style, which focuses on learning and laughing.When you want to wake up your audience, Deb is your choice.
When people want to zap up their topics they call Deb Calderon.
Deb is a brilliant demonstrator and the author of Presentation Wizardry: 33 Simple Science Tricks for Speakers and Trainers.With this book you will learn how to use simple science demonstrations to make key learning points while captivating your audience.
Deb is also the co-author of Wizbangers, 101 Quick Action-Based Learning Activities for Speakers, Trainers and Teachers.Tap into Deb's brain, via this workbook, and you will find your own ideas expanding, growing and going in new directions.
Born in England, Deb laughed her way across the Atlantic from the safety of her crib while her parents slid around the stateroom.She grew up in Canada using humour to make sense of the world.Deb has been a classroom teacher, a reluctant cosmetics saleslady, a tired waitress, and an educator at a large science centre.It was in the last position, while lying on a bed of nails, that Deb learned that to get the point across the audience needs to be engaged and entertained.Since 1995 she has been the head of Calderon Consulting and specializes in bringing learning alive.Her clients range from local small businesses to large corporate clients.
Deb is an award-winning speaker who will open your mind and get you involved."If it's not fun, why do it?"is her personal motto, and she finds fun and humour in the most unlikely topics such as failure, health, stress, the environment and much more.
Deb's office is in Vancouver as she can't be more than 100 feet from a cappuccino.If you are looking for someone to perk up your work or turn up the heat at your conference call her to talk about it.
Workshops and seminars - Presentation coaching - Workshop design - Resource Material design - Presentation Wizard
"Deb is a master of hands-on activities and involves the audience throughout her workshop.
Click HERE to contact Deb.
PFP: January 2002, 1 Jan 2002 [cached]
Interview with Deb Calderon
by Deb Calderon
Our guest this month is Deb Calderon, who is the owner of Calderon Consulting. I first "met" Deb when she sent me dozens of entries to a PFP contest that featured the lost-consonant word game. I saw Deb in action at the Second International Trainers' Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. Deb has a different approach to training. She uses science demonstrations in her speeches and workshops. I also had a sneak preview of Deb's new book, From Lab to Lectern: 33 Science Demos for Speakers and Trainers . This book explains how to use simple science tricks to wow participants, make your point, and use them as metaphors.
Interview with Deb Calderon
Thiagi: Deb, what is your specialty area?
Deb: Among my colleagues and clients, what I am really known for is making points or metaphors through science demonstrations. It's an unusual combination, and it works.
Thiagi: How did you get into designing and using games?
Deb: I started off learning games from my mom who was a teacher. I remember her Latin game, AMO, AMAS, AMAT
Deb: I like to create a spirit of play with every group that I work with.
Deb: Most of clients really enjoy my approach.
Deb: They enjoy the games and science demonstrations.
Deb: Once, I was doing a talk about attitude and had a spinning bike wheel in my hand.
Deb: About designing hands-on activities and games: Think of your own.
Deb: For a facilitator: Knowing your own style and being comfortable in using it.
Deb: A facilitator: When this person acts condescending and when don't let me argue or disagree.
Deb: I use activities that come from the world of science-the world of animals, plants, physics, earth science, and more. I find that opening with a lively and fun demonstration can really get people excited. When I come out with the little plastic tube I use for whirling around my head, people look up and think, "Hey, this is something different".
Thiagi: What is your most favorite game?
Deb: I love a game called AMNESIA : You show the participants a box and say that the person who left this stuff has amnesia. This person is not hurt but does not know who she is. You help the person out by looking through the box and figuring out who she is. The box is full of delightful red herrings that encourage all kinds of assumptions. This is a game that I adapted from a Boy Scout book.
Thiagi: Do you have any book recommendations?
Deb: Here's a book that you would never find in the training section but it has given me a lot of ideas: Fun Tested Games from A to Z by Scouts Canada. Another useful book:
Deb: People are beginning to examine and question their lives and values.
by Deb Calderon
Developing Your True Potential, 18 Feb 2006 [cached]
by Deb Calderon
Deb Calderon of Calderon Consulting for presentation tips and techniques that create memorable learning
As a speaker, facilitator and educator, ..., 25 May 2005 [cached]
As a speaker, facilitator and educator, Deb Calderon's enthusiasm is contagious.She specializes in taking regular topics and bringing them alive through hands-on activities and props.Deb has worked with groups around North America for the past 11 years as the head of Calderon Consulting.She leaves participants learning and laughing.
It was during Deb's decade as an educator and curator at Science World in BC that developed her passion for interactive teaching.Her personal motto is "Life is too short for boring education."She has been bringing that principle alive in her workshops, keynote speeches and teacher resource materials ever since.
She works with business people, educators, scientists and anyone who needs to make their message more powerful.Her most recent work with Passion for Action includes designing elementary school lesson plans for David Suzuki Foundation.
Deb is also the author of two books, Presentation Wizardry and Wizbangers.
Free Advice, 1 Mar 2005 [cached]
Free advice from Deb Calderon of Calderon Consulting
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