Next Workshop Info

Los Angeles, CA

TBA, Winter 2019 *

  • Friday 10am - 6pm

  • Saturday 9am - 6pm

  • Sunday 9am - 6pm

* You'll also have four one-on-one coaching sessions over Skype to prepare for the workshop. These will begin 6 - 8 weeks before the workshop.

Saul Kotzubei and Noah Drew


  • $3,500 (if a company is paying, or you’re paying on behalf of a company).

  • $1,500 (if you're paying out of pocket).

  • Scholarships available (to make the work as accessible as possible).

Clear, compelling content is important, but when you're speaking, it's not enough. Your message becomes much more vivid and persuasive when you're able to be present with your audience and focused on what matters in the moment. In this workshop, you'll learn to create better content and to speak more confidently and effectively, with authentic presence.

Our practical, experiential approach draws on years of teaching in communication, performance, and mind-body integration. The process is at times unconventional, often enjoyable, and surprisingly effective.

Pre-Workshop Coaching
To help you hone your material for the workshop, we offer a guided process that includes four one-on-one coaching sessions by Skype. We'll help you clarify what matters most, structure your ideas, and find authentic, impactful language that works well when spoken. When you're done, you'll have a 2-minute speech/talk/presentation, and you'll also have an approach you can use for future talks.

Workshop Focus
You’ll work with your 2-minute speech/talk/presentation throughout the workshop and develop skills that you can apply to a broad range of public speaking situations. We'll focus on:

Preparing to speak:

  • Setting helpful goals, and dropping unhelpful ones

  • Warming up mentally and physically

  • Practicing effectively

Delivering your speech:

  • Engaging your audience

  • Developing greater presence

  • Using nervous energy, and other challenges, to your advantage

To Apply for a Space
Apply using the application form on this page. If you're accepted into the workshop, we require a $200 non-refundable deposit by check or PayPal in order to hold your space. 

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Who Attends These Workshops
Participants come from a wide range of fields and professions, have varied goals and challenges, but share one trait: a desire to make fundamental, lasting changes in their public speaking.

These workshops are not the right choice for those seeking one-size-fits-all solutions. Instead, these workshops are designed for people who want to develop their individual potential as a public speaker, in an environment of healthy challenge and support.

Benefits of a Group Setting
While you may prefer private coaching, workshops offer one real advantage--the group setting. Being in a group allows you to face and learn from some of the biggest challenges of public speaking.

Public speaking classes, like those offered by community colleges or Toastmasters, offer an excellent opportunity to practice with a group. Our public speaking workshops take this a step further: the learning is accelerated and condensed, and in a single, intensive weekend, it's possible to experience real and lasting change.

If you want to focus on discovering your potential as a public speaker, explore what really works for you, and address any fear or confusion you may have about speaking to a group, the workshops that I and my co-teachers offer can be a great way to learn.

Public speaking workshops are taught in very different ways. We encourage you to do your research, and find an approach that really suits you. 


 Application Form


Name *
Is a company paying or are you paying out of pocket? *
providing an online link is fine

** your information will not be sold or shared **

Feedback from participants:

“I've been to various public speaking workshops so I wasn't sure how your workshop could be different. But, Wow! It transformed everything I thought I knew. I now feel so much more confident and comfortable when speaking to groups.”
Celine F. — Human Resources, formerly at Google

"My experience with your workshop this weekend was phenomenal. I'm so truly grateful for the experience. I came to you terrified of public speaking, but left feeling a sense of accomplishment.  It was life changing, and by far one of the best things I've ever done to develop myself."
Lilian H. — Real Estate Developer

"This class really helped me, and I am so glad I did it! Thank you so much!"
Jill H. — Senior Vice President Programming and Development, VH1

"The workshop was nothing short of incredible. I felt like it took the level I was at as a speaker and suddenly boosted me up a few more."  
Jesse P. Pre-Law Student