Two-Day Advanced Communication Skills & Presentation Skills Training 

Communication Skills Designed for Executives, Accountants, Lawyers, and Leaders 

About Our Communication Skills Training

In Commanding Presence's highly effective and transformational business communication skills training and presentation skills training, you will achieve a substantial and permanent improvement in your comfort, confidence, and communication skills. Our participants receive all the expert coaching, exercises, practice, and video feedback they require and learn effective speaking skills in a comfortable and supportive learning environment. Participants will quickly improve every aspect of their business communication skills and presentation skills, from strategy and text preparation to voice quality, body language, establishing rapport, and overcoming speaking anxiety.

After this advanced communication skills training, participants will be able to:


  • Speak with more confidence and authority in all business and social environments

  • Quickly prepare and deliver memorable, persuasive presentations and talks to small and large groups

  • "Think on your feet": respond quickly and eloquently to questions and inquiries in meetings, on the telephone, and in presentations

  • Connect with the audience and establish rapport with different personality types: persuade and influence with integrity

  • Develop your authentic and natural speaking style

  • Manage personal stress and communicate effectively under pressure

Our Most Popular Communication Skills Training Content


Two of our most popular units during the workshop are the FOCUS! Method and Connecting with Your Audience.


For subject experts and leaders there is a lot of pressure in choosing what to say, how much to say, and how to begin and how to end to ensure your message is effective, understood, and retained. That is why we created the FOCUS! Method which factors in the limitations of people's short-term memory. We can cause people to rehearse, replay, or have strong images connected to our messages that transfer the message from working memory to longer-term memory. Thereby removing the “stickiness” of your messages and presentations.


The FOCUS! Method also provides a way for both introverts and extroverts to essentially “say less, and say it better”. It is a way to take complex thoughts and ideas and quickly and effectively present them in a way that is designed to be heard, retained, and persuasive. Participants will get a chance to create their own Focus Method presentations using current topics or issues and practice presenting them to other participants. We will record the presentations and provide coaching.

Here is a preview of the Focus Method. This was recorded May 1, 2019 during a Half-Day Workshop for Rogers Communications

The Connecting With Your Audience unit will help the participants to understand the behavioural cues of when your message is being received when to slow down, and when you need to clarify your message. Participants will also learn how to speak effectively from notes and text while using a conversational style of speaking that will help to imprint their message. Participants will practice this method with each other while receiving expert coaching. We will record each participant presenting using this method.

Here is a video excerpt of the Connecting with Your Audience Unit from our Two-Day Workshop on July 29-30, 2019


During the communication skills training, we will also cover: managing anxiety while speaking, controlling the room while presenting, preparing to speak, preparing your voice, and how to analyze your audience.


Communication Skills Training Content Outline & Fees


The Two-Day Workshop fee is $2,300 + HST and includes a light breakfast, lunch, and snacks on both days and the following deliverables:

Two-Day Communication Skills Workshop Deliverables


  • Pre-workshop personal assessment of each participant which helps the coach customize the workshop to the goals and needs of the participants. This will be in the form of an online questionnaire.

  • Highly interactive workshop with group exercises, practice, and expert personal coaching

  • Commanding Presence Workbook

  • Videotaping sessions (4 sessions)

  • Video feedback session with feedback from the workshop coach and your workshop participant peers.

  • Customized personal coaching

  • USB of your workshop recordings


90-Day Post-Workshop Deliverables


  • A letter of recommendations for continuous improvement from the workshop coach

  • Commanding Presence Handbook for continuous communication skills  improvement

  • Commanding Presence Video Refreshers which help maintain and reinforce the progress achieved at the workshop

  • Communication Skills and Presentation Skills coaching updates and quick tips for the techniques and material learned in the workshop

Who is This Communication Skills Training For? 


Executives, company leaders, accountants, lawyers, finance professionals, engineers, and other service professionals both new and established, who want to raise their communication skills and presentation skills to match their high-level writing skills. 


The workshops are of tremendous value to those who are in the early years of their career, as well as those who are already successful speakers and leaders.



Who Makes This Communication Skills Training Unique?


World Class Coaching.  You will receive expert personal coaching and video feedback tailored to your unique speaking skills. The objective is to develop the full power of your natural speaking style and your unique personality. We provide a detailed pre-workshop assessment to each participant so that the coach is familiar with the areas of need and goals for each participant. Which helps our speaking skills coach customize personal coaching during the course. Coach bios can be found here


Small Groups.  With only 10 participants, you will receive all of the personal coachings you require and learn new skills in a comfortable and supportive environment.


Videotaping & Video Feedback.  Time and time again, participants have indicated that our videotaping sessions have been transformational. You will have the opportunity to record four presentations throughout the workshop – and receive feedback from participants and your coach.


Enjoyable. Our clients appreciate the comfortable workshop environment and find the experience challenging, enjoyable and very rewarding.


Continuous Improvement.  You will receive a written analysis from your communication skills coach with personal recommendations for continuous improvement. The Commanding Presence Handbook is filled with “best practices” that will help you continue the momentum from the workshop.

Hear From Your Communication Skills Training & Presentation Skills Coach,

Peter Hiddema

2-Day Advanced Communication Skills Training & Presentation Skills Training 

Workshop Fee: $2,300 + HST

Location: Toronto, ON

Interactive, Virtual Two-Day Workshop

Workshop Fee: $1,900 + HST

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Recent Communication Skills Training & Presentation Skills Training Testimonials


“Really enjoyed the course, and found that everyone made great progress, Peter was a great instructor!”

Susan Roberts

Vice-President & Deputy Principal Broker

CDSPI Advisory Services Inc.


“Thank you, Peter, for the remarkable workshop I had the opportunity to attend. I'm confident that the instructions received will make a huge difference and enhance my speaking ability.”

Augusta Muresan, CPA

Federal Express Canada


“This course is excellent and I am so glad that I have taken it. It did help to improve the way to speak.”

Gloria Chan

Financial Advisor, CFO Branch, Ontario

Employment and Social Development Canada

“Thank you for a remarkable session. All of us did learn a lot. I look forward to applying what you have shared with me.”

Surinder Singh Aujla

Public Prosecution Service of Canada


“I enjoyed the course thoroughly. Very insightful. I look forward to receiving the recordings and an analysis of my performance.”

Rekha Chetlur

Manager, Information Management

Ministry of the Environment & Climate Change


"It was a pleasure meeting you and Peter. I’ve learned a lot over the Two-Day Workshop and hope to practice and utilize the methods taught in class, to continually improve."

Jennifer Lee, CPA, CMA

Senior Financial Analyst, Finance, PRESTO


“Your communication skills workshop was fun and interactive, it was one of the more enjoyable sessions I've attended in a while.”

Kelvin Chan

Corporate Controller

Infrastructure Ontario

“Thank you so much.  The communication skills training was fantastic.  Peter was an amazing presenter and speaker and the two days just flew by.”

Jennifer Wall

Senior Manager – Financial Planning & Analysis

Enercare Home Services

“I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and learned a lot from it.”

Paula Frederick, CPA

Cohen Hamilton




Our communication skills training & presentation skills training is accredited by the following associations in Canada and the US

Communication Skills Training and Presentaion Skills Training for Lawyers
Communication Skills Training and Presentaion Skills Training for Accountants and CPA Ontario
Communication Skills Training and Presentaion Skills Training for Engineers
Communication Skills Training Box
Communication Skills Training and Presentaion Skills Training for ADR mediators

Recent Communication Skills  & Presentation Skills Training Clients


  • AstraZeneca LP

  • Boston Pizza

  • Cadbury Schweppes

  • Canadian Tire

  • Casino Niagara

  • CBC

  • Enbridge Energy

  • Four Season Hotels

  • Imperial Oil Limited

  • Johnson & Johnson Inc.

  • McCain Foods

  • Pepsi Bottling Company

  • Rogers Cable

  • Shoppers Drug Mart


Accounting Firms
  • Ernst & Young LLP

  • BDO Dunwoody LLP

  • Birch Hill Equity Partners 

  • Brownlow & Associates

  • Deloite Consulting

  • Durward Jones Barkwell LLP

  • Grant Thornton LLP

  • MD Management LTD.

  • Merrill Lynch

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Welch & Company LLP


Law Firms
  • Blakes LLP

  • DLA Piper LLP

  • Edge International

  • Goodmans LLP

  • Hughes Amys LLP

  • Lang Michener LLP

  • Lenczner Slaght LLP

  • Miller Thomson LLP

  • Oatley, Vigmond LLP

  • Ricketts, Harris LLP

  • Robins, Appleby and Taub LLP

  • Torys LLP

  • WeirFoulds LLP

  • White & Case LLP

  • Ministry of Children’s Services

  • Ministry of Community & Social Services

  • Ministry of Consumer & Business Services

  • Ministry of Education

  • Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

  • Ministry of Natural Resources

  • Ministry of the Attorney General

  • Ministry of Transportation

  • Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal