Speaking with Confidence & Clarity — Public Workshop

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 in which you work on your own real-life content, you’ll apply the fundamental principles of The Orderly Conversation. This workshop uses video-recorded exercises and private video review to help you identify and develop the skills you need to succeed. Throughout the workshop, you’ll be introduced to skills and strategies that will help you:

  • Control your racing thoughts
  • Manage nervousness and gain self-awareness
  • Engage listeners and speak with confidence
  • Frame your 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 your own in-class videos to help reinforce what you learn in class. You’ll also receive a copy of The Orderly Conversation: Business Presentations Redefined.

Intended For
Attendees should have some presentation experience.

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

Recommended Experience Level


Click to Enroll
or call 773-294-1566

Upcoming Dates & Locations
October 29, 2018
Northwestern Chicago campus

December 3, 2018
Northwestern Evanston campus

March 4, 2019
Northwestern Chicago campus

Detailed Overview (pdf)

Class Limit: 8 participants

Fee: $800 (includes program materials and a copy of The Orderly Conversation)

Duration: 1 day, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Maximum Enrollment: 8

Number of Instructors: 1

Degree of Coaching
Low. Coaching occurs in the main classroom only.

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.

Refund Policy
Refunds up to 30 days before event