Two-Day Presentation Skills Training in Toronto

Advanced Presentation Skills For Executives & Leaders 

This is a small-group, highly effective and transformational business presentation skills training in Toronto designed for executives and leaders. The goal is to raise your presentation and speaking skills to the same high level as your writing skills.


Participants will receive all the expert coaching, exercises, practice, videotaping and video feedback required to make a substantial and permanent improvement in their presentation skills.


After this presentation 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


Who will benefit:  Accountants, lawyers, executives and other professionals who are in the early years of their career, as well as those who are already successful speakers and leaders. Those who want to evaluate their presentation skills and have decided to raise their current level of speaking.


Workshop Fee: $2,100 + HST


Includes a light breakfast, lunch, and snacks on both days, our Commanding Presence workbook & Handbook, a USB of your 4 recorded presentations at the workshop and a written analysis letter from the workshop coach.


The Commanding Presence Advanced Presentation Skills course in Toronto has a maximum of 10 participants.


We provide a pre-workshop assessment that we ask the participants to fill-out so that the public speaking coach is familiar with the areas of need for each participant. This also helps our speaking skills coach customize the personal coaching during the course.


Two-Day 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 improvement

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

  • Coaching updates and quick tips for the techniques and material learned in the workshop


Download Our Presentation Skills Workshop Agenda & Content Outline

Content Outline


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 deliver 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 delivering 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.

This workshop will also cover:

  • Managing anxiety while speaking 

  • Controlling the room while presenting

  • Preparing your text and voice

  •  how to analyze your audience

Here is a sneak peek at our presentation skills workshop from April 29-30, 2019. Peter Hiddema explains the method to speaking effectively from notes and connecting with the audience

Commanding Presence's Presentation Skills Coach, Peter Hiddema, explains the benefits and learning objectives of our world-class presentation skills training 

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Workshops Limited to 10 People 

Two-Day Advanced Presentation Skills Training in Toronto

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Fee: $2,100 + HST

Location: Toronto, ON

Recent 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




Our communication & presentation skills training is accredited by the following associations in the North America

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Recent 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




  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Certified General Accountants of Ontario

  • Canadian Association of Broadcasters

  • CPA Ontario

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

  • New York City Bar Association

  • Ontario Bar Association


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“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and felt I got a lot out of it. I will be recommending the course within my organization so might have a referral for the next session.”

Taheera Fidaali, CPA

McCain Foods Limited


“I thoroughly enjoyed your class. In fact, I wish I was still there! I think there was a big difference in my performance from day one to day two.”
Helen McLafferty
Ministry of Education

“The workshop was informative and insightful. It provided some very useful techniques that could be applied immediately, with noticeable results.”
Anthony W. Agueci, CFO
GreenPark Homes

“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

“Anyone running for a position or making substantive presentations would benefit greatly from the Commanding Presence workshop. I even put the skills to use in appearances before tribunals and the courts.”
Janet Fuhrer, Partner
Ridout & Maybee LLP


“Thank you so much.  The course 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 enjoyed the workshop very much and won’t hesitate to recommend to my colleagues"

Serena Wou

Acting Senior Policy Advisor

Business, Innovation and Community Development

Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario


"The workshop and Peter Hiddema were great!"

Frank Colella

Procurement Advisor, Client & Vendor Relations, Procurement Services



“It was amazing to see the improvement in every participant's presentation skills in only two days. Great course!”

Kevin Little

Associate Vice President

Giant Tiger Stores Limited


“It was a good session with Peter, very happy to have taken part”

Anand Mehta

Strategic Planning & Market Research

Giant Tiger Stores Limited


“Overall I thought the course was amazing”

Michelle Budish​



“Peter's session was fun and interactive, it was one of the more enjoyable sessions I've attended in a while.”

Kelvin Chan

Corporate Controller

Infrastructure Ontario


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Fee: $2,100 + HST

Location: Toronto, ON

Two-Day Advanced Communication Skills & Presentation Skills Training in Toronto for Executives & Leaders

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