Speaking with Confidence & Clarity

Fundamental skills for the nervous or novice presenter

This foundation-level presentation skills workshop helps participants gain self-awareness, manage their nerves, and get their presentations started on the right foot.

In this interactive workshop, participants work on their own real-life content as they learn to apply the fundamental principles of The Orderly Conversation. Taught by two instructors, this workshop uses video-recorded exercises and private, instructor-led video review to help participants identify and develop the skills they need to succeed. Workshop participants are introduced to skills and strategies that will help them:

  • Control their racing thoughts, manage their nervousness, and gain self-awareness
  • Engage listeners and speak with confidence
  • Frame their presentations using a simple organizational strategy
  • Introduce the presentation clearly and succinctly so that it communicates (1) purpose, (2) clear direction, (3) context, and (4) a reason to participate
  • Answer questions with confidence
  • Set appropriate next steps

Getting Business Done & Growing Leadership Capability
Everything we do is designed to help people get business done and grow their capabilities. While a particular workshop may focus on a specific business goal—closing a deal, making a decision, learning something new, or gaining alignment—every workshop is designed to help the participants be more comfortable, effective, and confident communicators. When employees communicate more effectively, leadership capability increases, and careers advance. This brings positive results for your team and company.

Blended Learning
Speaking with Confidence & Clarity includes pre-work and access to eCoach. Participants receive reusable job aids, reference materials, and their own in-class videos to help reinforce what they learn in class.

Private Coaching and Video Review
Capturing learners on video as they work on their real-life content, which is followed by private video playback and coaching, is an essential element to this training. It helps workshop participants understand their natural strengths (and weaknesses) and grow their self-awareness so that they can apply what they learn in class to the variety of situations they face outside of it.

Post Workshop Coaching
To help workshop participants succeed, especially when the stakes are high, consider adding post workshop coaching. This hour-long, one-on-one follow-up takes place virtually and may be conducted any time after the workshop. Individuals always work with one of the instructors from their workshop to ensure continuity and mutual trust.

During the tailoring process, Turpin modifies the workshop to meet the specific needs of the business and each individual attending the training.

NOTE: Speaking with Confidence & Clarity is a foundational workshop that does not include the use of PowerPoint by participants. If PowerPoint is a must, decisions about how to incorporate it into the class will be discussed during the tailoring process.

Intended For
This is a foundation-level workshop; business presentation experience is not necessary.

Speaking with Confidence & Clarity - Fundamental presentation skills for the nervous or novice presenter

Recommended Experience Level


Duration:  1 day

Maximum Enrollment: 6

Number of Instructors: 2

Degree of Coaching
High. Coaching occurs in the main classroom, and one-on-one coaching follows every in-class exercise.

Online Pre-work
Participants complete an online needs assessment and begin to work on a real-life presentation by analyzing their audience and organizing high-level content.

Skill Reinforcement
Provided through eCoach.

Optional post-workshop coaching is available.

For More Information

Speaking with Confidence & Clarity is offered regularly as a public course in Chicago. Click for dates.