Presentation Skills Training

Speaking with Confidence & Clarity

This foundation-level presentation skills workshop helps participants overcome their fear of public speaking, gain self-awareness, manage their nervousness, and get their presentations started on the right foot. This workshop makes a nice addition to onboarding programs.

Experience Level

Low to Medium


Duration: 1 day
Maximum Enrollment: 8
Number of Instructors: 2
Location: Client Site

Degree of Coaching

High: coaching occurs in the main classroom, private video-review coaching follows every in-class exercise

Intended For

Nervous or novice presenters

Speaking with Confidence & Clarity

Fundamental skills for the nervous or novice presenter

Throughout the class, participants apply the principles of The Orderly Conversation to their own real-life presentations, which may be delivered standing or seated.

Participants in this foundational presentation skills training course learn to

  • Control their racing thoughts
  • Manage their nerves
  • 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

“I was in your class last June, and I feel like it literally changed my entire viewpoint on presenting. I worked on the goals we set for me to work on, I read your book, and I actually just presented at a CONFERENCE last month! I don’t know if you remember, but my initial anxiety level for speaking in front of groups was like an 8/9, so this was huge for me. It’s an amazing feeling and I honestly could not have done it without your class. Thank you!!” Susanne P., Marketing Strategist, Northwestern University

Additional Post-Workshop Skill-Reinforcement Options

In addition to the skill-reinforcement resources included in eCoach, consider these options:

Manager Support Program: Managers play a critical role in helping employees apply what they learn in class to the situations they face outside of it. To help managers support the learning, and when appropriate to do so, we provide guidance for setting expectations prior to the workshop and providing support after.

Virtual Presentation Skills Training: The skills required to present virtually are an extension of the skills required in face-to-face situations. If your presenters present virtually, consider adding a virtual post-workshop session to help them be more successful in the online environment.

Dress Rehearsal 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.

Communication Training Yields Business Results

We believe that business communication training must focus on business results: making work easier, employees more successful, workplaces more cooperative, and goals more attainable.

Getting Business Done and 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 to your team and company.

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). As they grow their self-awareness, they can apply what they learn in class to the variety of situations they face outside of it.

Speaking with Confidence and Clarity is offered regularly as a public course in Chicago.

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Workshop Tailoring

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

Blended Learning

We believe in a blended learning approach. eCoach is how we do it.

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

After the workshop, participants have access to a host of job aids and tools to help them apply what they learn to situations they face outside the training room.

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