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Presenting with boldness, poise and confidence training for public speakers

August 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - August 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm


Presenting with boldness, poise and confidence training for public speakers

Join Hedy for a two-day training to grow your confidence, self-assurance, and boldness to make the most powerful connection with your audience.


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More about this workshop

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

Who should attend this training course?

Participants from past trainings included writers, playwrights, poets, screenwriters, documentary film makers, actors, musicians, philanthropists, therapists, coaches, seminar leaders, public and motivational speakers, engineers, physicians, pastors, rabbis, managers, and teachers.

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.


Would you love to attend Hedy Schleifer’s workshops taking place during August but don’t have the financial backing? We are now offering scholarships – to find out more please contact Carol Dixon on imagocd@gmail.com or 082 463 1467 / 031 701 5363.

Hedy & Yumi Schleifer offer a limited number of partial scholarships for each workshop and training. Scholarships are for tuition only, and not for hotel or incidental expenses.

Click here to download the Scholarship application form.

For more information

Geoffrey Swetz
Phone: 305-604-0010


In South Africa:
Carol-Ann Dixon, Imago Africa
Phone: 08 2 463 1467

Accommodation Rates

We have received preferential corporate rates at the venue, Genesis All-Suite Hotel, 10 Sandler Road, Fairmount, Johannesburg, South Africa. Please contact the venue directly to book your accommodation.

Corporate Rates 2017

Room Type Room Only Bed & Breakfast
One Bedroom Suite R1238,00 R1463,00
Two Bedroom Suite R1613,00 R2063,00
Three Bedroom Suite R1725,00 R2288,00
Four Bedroom Suite R2363,00 R3150,00


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August 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am
August 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
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Carol Dixon


Genesis All-Suite Hotel
10 Sandler Road, Fairmount
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2131 South Africa
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