Speaking with Confidence & Clarity

Fundamental skills for the nervous or novice presenter

Studies show that fear of public speaking affects up to 75% of the population. The implications of this in the business world can be significant. It also has far-reaching effects on career advancement opportunities for those who suffer from nervousness. While some individuals experience mild discomfort that goes away after a few minutes, others have what they call an out-of-body experience.
But, it doesn’t have to be this way. Turpin can help.

Speaking with Confidence & Clarity is a workshop designed to help nervous and novice employees overcome their fear of public speaking, gain self-awareness, and get their presentations started on the right foot. It makes a great addition to
corporate onboarding and emerging leaders’ programs.

All Turpin Workshops are highly customized to your organization’s and employees’ specific goals
and challenges and can be delivered on-site or virtually.

Experience Level

Low to Medium


Duration: 1+ day
Maximum Enrollment: 8
Number of Instructors: 2
Location: Client Site & Virtual Classroom

Degree of Coaching

High: personal coaching occurs both in the classroom and in private video review after 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 conducted in person, virtually, or in a hybrid environment.

Successful participants will learn to

  • Control their racing thoughts
  • Manage their nerves
  • Gain self-awareness
  • Engage listeners and speak with confidence
  • Communicate effectively face-to-face, virtually, and in hybrid situations
  • 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
  • Use virtual tools, including video, for maximum engagement
  • Answer questions with confidence
  • Set appropriate next steps

Attendees receive a copy of The Orderly Conversation: Business Presentations Redefined

“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 this option:

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 for providing support after.

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 of 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.

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