Advanced Communication Skills and Presentation Skills Training
Private Group Training for Executives, Accountants, Lawyers & Other Professionals
For over 20 years Commanding Presence has been providing advanced communication and presentation skills training for small and large groups of executives and leaders in Toronto and across Canada and the US.
Our advanced communication skills training and presentation skills training formats
We offer training at our downtown Toronto, ON workshop facility and will travel throughout Canada and the US to provide in-house customized advanced communication and presentation skills training at your office locations in the following workshop formats: two-hour, half-day, one-day, and two-day formats.
Who benefits most from this type of communication and presentation skills coaching and training?
Senior-level executives, company leaders, accountants, lawyers, finance professionals, engineers, and other service professionals both new and established, who want to raise their speaking 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.
Participants of our advanced communication presentation skills training will quickly improve every aspect of their business speaking skills, from strategy and text preparation to voice quality, body language, establishing rapport, and overcoming speaking anxiety.
After our communication and presentation skills course, 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
Two of our most popular units included in all our training formats 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.
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.
During the advanced communication and presentation skills workshop, 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.
Training Content Outlines, Agendas, & Coach's Bio
“Really enjoyed the course, and found that everyone made great progress, Peter was a great instructor!”
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.”
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.”
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
Recent Communication Skills Clients Include:
Four Season Hotels
Pepsi Bottling Company
Shoppers Drug Mart
Ernst & Young LLP
Grant Thornton LLP
MD Management LTD.
Welch & Company LLP
Lang Michener LLP
Miller Thomson LLP
Oatley, Vigmond LLP
Ricketts, Harris LLP
Robins, Appleby and Taub LLP