Course Description

Do You Want to Lead a Life-Changing
 Workshop, Talk, or Retreat Session 
Your Audiences Will Love?

A session that has your attendees running back 
for more and referring you to others?

A session so engaging they can't help but learn,
  remember, and use your teachings to solve
 the problems that brought them to your session?

Do you want to raise your confidence, ramp up your 
presentation skills, and boost your credibility?

Do you want 1-on-1 help focused specifically on your 
presentation from an expert with over 20 years of
 experience teaching experts just like you how 
to create and lead engaging workshops, talks,
 and retreat sessions?

Well then...

is for you!


We'll be meeting via phone or Zoom for 1 hour weekly,
 scheduled at a mutually convenient time


We'll clarify your goals for your session. Then, using the 5-step
 Engaging Talks and Workshops Road Map©, 
we’ll plan and map out all the details. 


I’ll coach you and share strategies on how best to ...
get your key points across, engage your audience members, 
facilitate and debrief activities, present yourself, end
 on a high, make a powerful connection with your 
audience, tell stories, ask good questions, get butts in seats, 
use PowerPoint and flipcharts effectively, handle your 
nerves, deal with difficult situations, follow-up after
 your session...and much much more. 


Every week you'll be given an assignment that has you 
building your engaging session step-by-step. 


Enroll now and get Ida's Creating Your Engaging Talks 
and Workshops online program...

It's  the program you need to create audience-loving
sessions again and again and again!

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to book your call with Ida

Creator of the Engaging Talks and Workshops Programs

Ida Shessel

Hello, I'm Ida Shessel, M.Ed., and I believe that anyone who stands up to give a talk or workshop can get their message across in a way that engages, encourages, and empowers the people in the room. I have been instrumental in transforming the presenting and teaching skills of thousands of presenters, coaches, and experts – and have taught them how to design and facilitate sessions that enhance engagement, participation, and learning “stickiness” using audience psychology and adult learning principles. I can help you too!I have been a facilitator, speaker, and coach for over 30 years, a professor at Seneca College, and a consultant with an award-winning seminar company. Students in my sessions have come from government agencies, the non-profit sector, Fortune 500 companies, and small businesses. They are speakers, managers, trainers, VPs, CEOS, coaches, and experts -- just like YOU.I am the author of several business books including Communicate Like a Top Leader: 64 Strategies Top Leaders Use to Engage, Encourage, and Empower Others.Got questions? Feel free to send an email to .

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Click to Start Here

    • Welcome Instructions

    • The Engaging Talks and Workshops Road Map©

  • 2

    Creating Your Engaging Talks and Workshops - Module 1

    • Step 1 Video 1 - The Power Of Knowing Your Purpose

    • Step 1 Video 2 - The Power Of Knowing Your Participants - Part 1

    • Step 1 Video 3 - The Power Of Knowing Your Participants - Part 2

    • Step 1 Video 4 - The Power Of Knowing Your Destination

    • Step 1 Video 5 - The Power of an Effective Outline

  • 3

    Creating Your Engaging Talks and Workshops - Module 2

    • Step 2 Video 1 - Establishing a Positive Learning Environment

    • Step 2 Video 2 - Grabbing Them From the Get-Go

    • Step 2 Video 3 - What to Say in Your Introduction

    • Step 2 Video 4 - Techniques for Inspiring Your Attendees to Pay Attention

  • 4

    Creating Your Engaging Talks and Workshops - Module 3

    • Step 3 Video 1 - Presenting Your Teaching Points - Part 1 Enhancing Lecture

    • Step 3 Video 2 - Presenting Your Teaching Points - Part 2 Case Studies and Stories

    • Step 3 Video 3 - Orchestrating Active Learning

    • Step 3 Video 4 - Debriefing the Learning

  • 5

    Creating Your Engaging Talks and Workshops - Module 4

    • Step 4 Video 1 - Using Practice as a Reinforcement Technique

    • Step 4 Video 2 - Giving Feedback

    • Phrases: Giving Feedback

  • 6

    Creating Your Engaging Talks and Workshops - Module 5

    • Step 5 Video 1 - How to Approach the Destination and the Final Debrief

    • Step 5 Video 2 - How to Close Your Session -- Wrapping Up and What's Next?

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