Workshop Information

LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA

DATES:  August 17th - 19th, 2018 *

  • Friday 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday 9am - 6pm
  • Sunday 9am - 6pm

* You will also have four one-on-one coaching sessions over Skype to prepare for the workshop. These begin in January.

COST: $1,700*
*A limited number of need-based partial scholarships are available.

OVERVIEW: Clear, compelling content is important, but when you're speaking, it's not enough. Your message becomes much more vivid and persuasive if 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 SUPPORT:  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 done, you'll have a 2-minute speech/talk/presentation.

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 useful goals 
  • 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 RESERVE A SPACE: Apply using the Application Form on this page. If you are accepted into the workshop, we require a $200 non-refundable deposit by check or PayPal in order to hold your space. 

TEACHERS: Saul Kotzubei and Noah Drew


 Application Form

August 17th - 19th, 2018

Name *
providing an online link is fine

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

Feedback from prior workshops:

“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