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Discover What It Takes To Deliver An Engaging Presentation

Do you want to be more successful in your personal and professional life?


Confidence is the key and I can show you where to find it.

What does “success” look like?

    A rewarding career
    A fulfilling relationship
    Masterful public speaking skills
    Outstanding interview technique
    Persuasive at board level
    Stronger sales presentations
    A richer social life

These are just some examples of what success means. The common theme is communication. The more effective you are at expressing ideas clearly and confidently, the more successful you will be in all aspects of life.

Knowing what to say is the easy part. We are all capable of learning communication skills.

Having the confidence to reach out and do, say or grab what we want out of life – that’s a different matter.
Where can you find confidence?

All the confidence you will ever need is within you, right now. The reason you may not always be aware of it is because of something else. Fear.

If I ask you to step into a ring with a world class heavyweight boxer, a healthy level of fear makes perfect sense. It is nature’s way of telling you to get out of that situation. Take another look at what success looks like and ask yourself this question: how is fear going to help you?

Being confident is a totally natural state. Look at the youngest children in a disco. Does fear stop them from dancing? Don’t let fear hold your confidence back. When you see fear for what it is, not based on any real threat, you allow your confidence to shine through.

I am here to show you how.


What are people saying about iCan Speak?


By the end of the session, delegates will understand.

What it takes to Stand & Deliver in an engaging way. Focussing on Stance, Hands and upper body.

How and why it's vitally important to give Eye Contact. If you want to connect with your audience whether it be to 4 in a pitch or 100 at the AGM you need to look into the eyes of at least of those you look at. We create a safe environment in which to practice this essential skill.

What it takes to grab the attention of any audience by Starting with Impact. There are countless ways in which you can set yourself apart from others and in this module you will learn a number of devices that are at your disposal.

How to speak with Vocal Variety to keep your audience engaged. This is for many the most challenging exercise but once mastered will give you the edge and your audience will love you for it.

What to do to Silence the Cynic in your audience.

And a whole host of techniques that can be applied to presentations immediately.


“Excellent. Richard has not only improved me as an individual but the whole of Team NMBS will be a better company for spending 1 day on a training day with Richard. 10/10”

Brendan McNally, National Sales Manager, National Merchant Buying Society

“It’s the best course I have been on. It’s great to see an expert in his field at work.”

Phillip Morgan, Trainer, Bank of America

“Even for ‘Seasoned’ presenters Richard provides an environment which is both challenging and safe. I’d definitely do it again.”

Kevin Woodhams, Management Development Lead, Roche

“Enjoyed it very much. Superb team building as much as presentation techniques.”

Gregg Barton, Director, Space Zero

The 'iCan Speak' Bootcamp

Presentation Skills

16th February 2018


                Macdonald Burlington HOTEL

           Burlington Arcade              

                126 New Street


                B2 4JQ


                9.00am - 4.30pm

                Lunch & Refreshments Included. 

                Cost £297 + VAT

Presentation Skills

23rd March 2018


               Bowcliffe Hall




LS23 6LP

                9.00am - 4.30pm

                Lunch & Refreshments Included. 

                Cost £297 + VAT

Presentation Skills

26th March 2018


               Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel

Broad Street



           9.00am - 4.30pm

                Lunch & Refreshments Included. 

                Cost £325 + VAT

Presentation Skills

3rd April 


               The MacDonald Burlington Hotel

Burlington Arcade

126 New Street

Birmingham B2 4JQ

                9.00am - 4.30pm

                Lunch & Refreshments Included. 

                Cost £297 +VAT

Presentation Skills

13th April 2018


               Venue: Central London TBD

                9.00am - 4.30pm

                Lunch & Refreshments Included. 

                Cost £325 +VAT

Storytelling Testimonials
Richard McCann is one of those very few people who you can call Genius. He is an exceptional talent who I would STRONGLY recommend for any individual or teams who want to improve and master presentation skills and advanced story telling. You will be blown away, like I was. Thanks a million Richard, fondest regards Paula Summerscales December 2017

I cannot express how engaging , informative and enjoyable the Story Telling training was with Richard. He really taps into your personality and ability and guides you to deliver your “story” with the enthusiasm, structure, and delivery it deserves. His supportive and positive attitude really helps you to progress very quickly. Highly recommend this course. Paula Short

I attended The Art of High Impact Storytelling with Richard, having previously attended an iCan Speak Bootcamp. My motivation for attending is I wanted to become a better presenter and public/motivational speaker. I have not only benefitted from that but also developed and more intuitive understanding of who I am and what I need to do. This is down to Richard. His story is compelling and inspiring, but it is also much more than his story, it is the story behind the story. Richard delivers an outstanding, highly motivational story and then is able to teach and motivate how to deliver your own story in such way I have not experienced in my career. I judge clients/customers on how many times they buy from you, I have bought Richard twice and I will buy again. Thanks, Peter Blacklock

I first attended one of Richard's 'ican speak' courses back in Feb 2016 following a strong recommendation from a colleague whose presenting skills I'd seen develop substantially over a short period of time. Unlike presentation skills courses I'd attended previously (provided internally by former employers), I found the format and content, along with Richards abundant enthusiasm, encouragement and support, to be a breath of fresh air. I left with a renewed confidence in my own abilities and have been happy to recommend the course to a number of contacts since. I was therefore delighted to have the opportunity to spend another day with Richard recently (June 2017) refining these skills further; with a particular focus on the art and power of storytelling when presenting. The concepts discussed and practiced during the day, in a safe environment and with Richards usual support and insight, brought a whole new dynamic on how to get your message across in the most effective way. I thoroughly enjoyed the event and left with a host of new ideas, tools, and techniques that I intend to put into practice. Highly recommended for anyone wishing to improve their presenting and communication skills. Ian Jackson Handlesbanken
Storytelling Workshop

The Storytelling Workshop is suited to anyone with a message to share and would like help with the delivery. It's not for those with a fear of speaking who would like to overcome it. For that we would recommend the iCan Speak Bootcamp. 

If you were looking to learn about the art of storytelling you should look for someone to help that has some experience with sharing a story. Richard McCann, the founder of the iCan Academy has shared over 2300 variations of his story. From 5 minutes to 6 hours long. He knows how to deliver a story with impact and he can help you do the same. 

During this interactive workshop you will learn the 9 key elements to Storytelling.

The science behind why you should be sharing stories in all your presentations.

How to keep a tired audience awake.

What an 8 year old knows about storytelling that most presenters don't.

The greatest story structures to apply to your presentations.

The one thing that most storytellers forget.

Why you need to become an actor whilst presenting.

How to make your presentations remembered for years.

How and why to go to war within your presentations. 

Humour! Are you having a laugh?

And a whole host of techniques that can be applied to your presentations immediately.

Delegates will be expected to deliver a presentaion of up to 15 minutes in length during the moring session.


Storytelling LEEDS

16th April 2018

Oulton Hall

Rothwell Lane


LS26 8HN



                9.00am - 5.00pm

                Lunch & Refreshments Included. 

                Cost £297 + VAT

Storytelling London

11th May 2018

Venue TBC

Central London



                9.00am - 5.00pm

                Lunch & Refreshments Included. 

                Cost £325 + VAT

Would you like to know how to become a successful speaker?
  •  Have you ever had a burning desire to become a professional speaker?
  •  Do you have a message to share with the world but you're  unsure how to get started?
  •  Discover in one morning what it took Richard 12 years to learn.
  •  This session is for those who have a desire to become a successful professional speaker. In the session, you will discover:
  •  The difference between a public and a professional speaker.
  •  How to get started.
  •  Why you need to act like a detective.
  •  What you should have on your website.
  •  What to do if you don't have a website.
  •  Why you should have a speaker showreel and what you should have on there.
  •  What to do if you don't have a speaker showreel.
  •  What a Speaker One-Sheet should look like.
  •  The importance of being in the media.
  •  How Richard landed his 10 most lucrative speaking engagements. 
  •  The lowdown on testimonials.
  •  What a client expects from you.
  •  Ways to give a client what they are not expecting.

  •  As well as having your questions answered plus much much more.
  • Tickets for this event are £197 + VAT
  •  EARLY BIRD Tickets are £147+ VAT


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