A Presentational Skills Advanced Training

Join Hedy Schleifer and enjoy a unique and empowering two-day session in Presentational Skills.

Who should attend this training course?
Previous trainings have been attended by writers, playwrights, poets, screenwriters, documentary filmmakers, actors, musicians, philanthropists, and therapists, as well as workshop presenters, lecturers, and public speakers. There is no pre-requisite, and the training is open to ALL who wish to sharpen (or rather “soften”) their presentational skills.  So, tell your friends, colleagues, and anyone in your community you believe would be most nourished and enriched by this training.

Why should you attend?

  • You will acquire an empowering stance and a variety of skills to grow your confidence in inspiring your audience.
  • You will discover how to get “unstuck” from what has possibly kept you back from performing at your very best, and now be able to flow in your own style and approach.
  • You will witness Hedy Schleifer in action, with her over 30 years of experience presenting workshops, trainings, lectures and keynote speeches.
  • You will learn from thought leader and speaker, Hedy Schleifer, how to transform your own life through the power of communicating effective speeches, presentations, and workshops.

What are some of the distinctions you will learn?
During the training, one of the distinctions that Hedy makes is that of “filling” a room, and “opening” a room, which was coined by the educator Parker Palmer, in his powerful book called The Courage To Teach: Exploring the inner landscape of a teacher’s life. Parker Palmer proposes that even if you are going to “fill" the room with fact-driven information, for people to learn more deeply from what you are teaching, and have more enthusiasm for the material, it is important to “open" the room. What he suggests is to connect with the audience in such a way that they “land” with you. Then they can connect with the material in such a way that it integrates more fully.

"Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher” He also says: “If we want to grow as a teacher we must do something alien to academic culture: we must talk to each other about our inner lives - risky stuff in a profession that fears the personal, and seeks safety in the technical, the distant, the abstract." – Parker Palmer, Educator

The Presentational Skills training will explore the many varied ways to “open" a room. All of them are based on what Parker Palmer describes as the courage to teach and present. Rather than be comfortable in the security of facts, he proposes to take a chance, and be authentic and vulnerable with what we know and what we do not know, and thus create an open learning environment.

"Hedy’s Presentational Skills Training helped me re-confirm the most powerful way to connect with an audience: filling the room versus opening the room. This training taught me so much and helped me to re-engage and re-connect with myself." Soo Bong Peer

Is this training a good fit for you?
The Presentational Skills Advanced Training is a good fit for presenters of any kind. Perhaps you are already comfortable with your speaking skills and are looking to take your presentations to a newer, deeper level. However, this training is especially a good fit if you are "sort of comfortable” giving presentations, and you wish to grow your confidence, self-assurance, and boldness to make the most powerful connection with your audience.

"Here is an opportunity to spend two days with Hedy Schleifer. I have found my learnings from her to be life changing. If you are a presenter of any kind, or looking to present who you are and what you do in the world, you will be in the presence of a master. She has the capacity to connect with a whole room of people in a way I have never seen anybody else do (and I’ve been in a lot of rooms)!"  Paul Browde, MD.

Would the type of content you present fit the class?
The Presentational Skills Training is not "content" driven. Participants will be bringing their own content over many different fields and careers.

Hedy works with a piece of growth edge work from anyone who volunteers to “step into the circle.” She teaches theory around that work, so that everyone has the opportunity to incorporate those steps of growth and empowerment for themselves. Some participants may not participate in the middle of the circle, but everyone will learn and grow.

Who is Hedy Schleifer?
Hedy is a master at presentation skills, bringing deep insight and competence to each audience. Hedy continues to be sought out by professional groups, and companies throughout the world. Click here to view Hedy's full biography.

Watch Hedy’s TED talk to get a sense of her presentational skills:

“The combination of Hedy’s presentational skills, the warmth that radiates from her, her gentle guidance, her sense of humor coupled with her firm directive, and over all who she is, along with the amazing group of people who participated, made this weekend training so inspiring and motivating.” Yael Ravid, MA, LMFT, Certified Imago Therapist

Upcoming Presenting with Boldness, Poise and Confidence Trainings:

For Public Speakers – Presenting with Boldness, Poise & Confidence (2-day training) in MIAMI, Florida
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am – Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm
For Public Speakers – Presenting with Boldness, Poise & Confidence (2-day training) in MIAMI, Florida @ Miami Airport Marriott | Miami | Florida | United States

Presenting with Boldness, Poise & Confidence Training (2-days)

Join Hedy for a two-day training as she teaches you her guiding principles and use of self to transform your presentations. Convinced that anyone, with the right skills and attitude, can transform their lives and relationships, Hedy will revitalize your presentation skills, and empower you to inspire the groups of people you will be presenting to in the future.

With over 30 year of experience presenting workshops, trainings, lectures, and keynote speeches, Hedy is a master at presentation skills, bringing deep insight and competence to each audience. Hedy continues to be sought out by businesses and professional groups throughout the world. Watch Hedy's TEDtalk below and click here to view Hedy's full biography.

I watch Hedy Schleifer open the room and from the moment we make eye contact I feel in full focus. I feel seen, valued and connected. She is teaching us about Presentation Skills – a very unworthy title! Within the first hour of a two day workshop the transformation begins. Through the power of connection and Hedy’s gentle but unrelenting attention to every detail of my presence, we are discovering together the edge of my growth. I am not alone. There are more than 30 of us.


When I take a big risk to step into the open space and test out my capacity to present to the group I feel a combination of nervous excitement, and complete trust that Hedy will catch me just before I begin to fall. I feel like a little toddler in the exploration stage so excited to explore this new world of authentic connection within a group, yet knowing I can turn back and find those eyes sending messages of encouragement, and support nudging me to step fully into my essential being. What a gift!
- Carol-Ann Dixon, Imago Africa Chairperson, after attended the Presentational Skills Training

Date: January 13-14, 2018

Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm both days

Location: Miami Airport Marriott Courtyard

Should you need overnight accommodations, we have reserved a special room block available through 12/15/2017. Please make your room reservation online or by calling the hotel directly at 800-228-9290 or 305-649-5000

Who should attend? All people who feel called to present:
Workshop Presenters, Seminar Leaders, Public Speakers, Pastors, Rabbis, Managers, Lecturers, Teachers, Storytellers, and Motivational Inspirers

Tuition: $495 per person

Balance will automatically be charged two weeks before the event.


Hedy's TED Talk

On Monday, April 26, 2010 in Tel Aviv, Israel, Hedy Schleifer was invited to be one of the influential 20 minute lecturers at the TEDxTelAviv Conference. If you have trouble viewing this video here, you can go directly to

Hedy mentioned her upcoming workshop in NYC (2/20 and 2/21) on presentation skills. As most of you know, Hedy has been the most important teacher of my life. She teaches at a level that Ken nor I have ever experienced before or since. She doesn’t just share interesting information- she transmits information in a way that lands in you so deeply that it enters your whole being, not just your brain. That information sticks even years later. She teaches the art of being truly present to the people or person in the room with whom she is in communication. I told her that I would let my friends in the NY area who counsel, coach and present know about her training.
- Nancy Hyatt, LCSW-C

If you are interested in the Presenting with Boldness, Poise and Confidence training, and not yet ready to register, please complete the following and we will send you more information to review: