Powerful Presentations Workshop

Learn the Art of Communicating and Presenting

Powerful Presentations is a professional development workshop for people who want to learn to make the maximum impact with their presentations, workshops and any other speaking opportunities.

You will learn how to ….

  • Turn YEARS of expertise into that 20 minute presentation time slot.
    • TAKEAWAY - Outlines and speaking notes that keep you ON TRACK.
  • Integrate the speaking environment to be impactful in ANY setting. 
    • TAKEAWAY - Whatever SPACE you have been provided becomes an advantage.
  • Deliver presentations that are compelling, NOT boring. 
    • TAKEAWAY - Your audiences are ready to ACT and move forward.
  • Navigate between engaging, instructing and moving your audience.
    • TAKEAWAY - Your presentations FLOW keeping your audience engaged.

You will expand your competencies in these areas ...

Communication & Innovation 

Learn how to …

  • Disseminate complex and innovative ideas with simplicity and clarity.
  • Communicate difficult or challenging news with confidence and care.
  • Facilitate effective meetings that inspire cooperation and evoke higher productivity.

Leadership & Adaptability

Gain the Skills to …

  • Design outlines and agendas that inspire and move people to action.
  • Develop the personal confidence to take the lead at any moment.
  • Speak to people from different backgrounds, other cultures and with diverse opinions, fostering inclusiveness and collaboration. 

Teamwork & Collaboration

Develop the expertise to  …

  • Present ideas or initiatives that encourage and respect the input of other team members.
  • Quickly and seamlessly adapt your presentation for different listeners.
  • Navigate between engaging, instructing and motivating people.

Executive Presence

Expand the qualities needed to  …

  • Demonstrate the characteristics & demeanor that garners leadership respect.
  • Have the courage to offer your views & ideas in group settings & public meetings.
  • Communicate with candor & handle adversity.
  • Be adaptable, speak with emotional intelligence & get along with a wide variety of people.

In 3 days, you will get the best of our facilitator’s combined expertise about how to design and deliver presentations, impactful communications and learning experiences that are compelling. 

Your Facilitators 

Alan Cahn

Alan has years of experience training executives and other leaders to deliver presentations and other communications in a clear and compelling manner. He holds a Bachelor in Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Social Inquiry and has post-graduate training and expertise in strategic design, business management and practical philosophy. He is also a trained individual and group counselor. While Alan has deep expertise in business, he is also passionate about serving international non-profits. 

Anne Peterson

Anne has spent the better part of the last 20+ years designing, producing and delivering practical and transformative inquiry based programs for thousands of people. She is an instigator & serial entrepreneur who has launched four businesses of her own as well as a handful of major initiatives for other change makers and developmental organizations. Anne is also known for training and coaching presenters and trainers to effectively deliver complex ideas to their audiences. 

Who is this Workshop FOR?

Anne & Alan have trained hundreds of people, from a wide variety of backgrounds, how to communicate and present information and expertise in compelling and engaging ways, some examples are …

Corporate Leadership & Management
  • Rally the team 
  • Powerfully communicate a vision or mission  
  • Introduce and lead innovation and change agendas
Workshop Facilitators & Public Speakers
  • Don't overwhelm your audience 
  • Learn FLOW design and Delivery   
  • Design and deliver workshops that sell
Professional Service Providers
  • Communicate complex ideas simply and authentically
  • Motivate people of diverse backgrounds to take action  
  • Deliver bad news effectively & with care

What all of these people have in common is the need to communicate in a way that inspires and moves people to act. These skills have universal applications and can be taught, practiced and mastered!

Interested in Powerful Presentations?

Let us know, and we will let you know when the next one is scheduled.

I found such value in the Powerful Presentations course ... 

Lynn Falconer - Artist 

The course taught me how to create a workshop that is a full experience. It leaves the participants with more than simply knowledge about the topic. They are left with a transformed relationship to art and creativity that they can apply to any area of their lives. 

Over the course of the workshop, I was able to design every element of my own course, from the way I set up the room, to the instructional material, break time, ambiance, materials and snacks, and, most importantly, how I actually communicate with the participants. 


CANCELLATION / TRANSFER: If I need to cancel, do I get a refund?

In recognition of the COVID19 Global Pandemic and the uncertainty it creates, we have adjusted our refund and transfer policy to ensure our customers have peace of mind while moving forward into a future beyond the current state of the world.

Outstanding balances are due no later than 7 weeks prior to the start of the Program. (Sept. 11, 2023)

Cancellations: Refunds will be provided for written or electronic cancellations received no later than 2 calendar weeks prior to arrival date of the Program. The refund provided will be less the non-refundable hotel accommodation and administration fee of $500. This retained fee will be available to be applied to a future iLumn8 Hosted In-Person Program for up to 2 years.

Transfers: A one-time only transfer of a registration fee to a new registrant will be accepted up to 2 calendar weeks before the Program start date.

No refunds or transfers will be provided in the week prior to the start date of the program. .

If it became necessary to postpone the Program you would be transferred to the rescheduled date or have the option to cancel as stated above.

GROUP DISCOUNTS: Is there a discount for groups?

A group discount of $250 per person is available for groups of 4 or more people. Groups must be an already recognized group (i.e. work or professional group), they cannot be a loose affiliation of friends.

Email [email protected] and we will provide the needed discount codes to use when registering a group.

NOTE: Only 1 discount type can be applied per registration (i.e. early registration discount or group discount).

BOOKING ROOMS: Can I get a discount at The Heathman Hotel? YES!! 

YES ... The Heathman Hotel will be providing our attendees with a special discount code to receive a 20-25% off any room nights booked during the duration of our Workshop. Ballpark nightly rate is between $200-$230 at the Heathman. 

The code will be posted here as soon as it is made available AND it will be sent in the Workshop preparation emails. 

Attendees are encouraged but not required to stay at The Heathman. 

FULL SCHEDULE: What is the schedule of sessions?

The schedule of sessions is outlined below.  See the FAQ specifically about booking at the hotel for accommodation options.  For ALL attendees there is complimentary valet parking, complimentary wi-fi and access to the business kiosk.   

All times are shown in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) / GMT - 7

Wednesday, October 25th, 2023 

Welcome Reception - Orientation & Introductions 7:00p - 9:00p

Daily Sessions Schedule  
Thursday, Oct. 26th - Saturday, Oct 28th, 2023

Morning Session 1 - 9:00a - 10:30p

Break - 10:30 - 11:00a

Morning Session 2 - 11:00a - 12:30p

Lunch - 12:30p - 2:00p 

Afternoon Session 1 - 2:00p - 3:30p

Break - 3:30p - 4:00p

Afternoon Session 2 - 4:00p - 5:30p

Saturday Night Celebration Dinner - 6:30p - 9:00p

Sunday, October 29th, 2023

Hotel Checkout - Noon

We recommend you plan to attend all Workshop Sessions including the Welcome Reception and Celebration Dinner as they are an integral part of the program. 

SCHOLARSHIPS: Times are really tough, are there scholarships available?

We know the Global Pandemic has made it financially difficult for many people AND we know that now, more than ever, we need support to plan and create BIG solutions for the BIG challenges we face.

If you would like to participate and just don’t have the available funds at this time, please send us an email introducing yourself to [email protected], make a request for what you need and scholarships will be provided on a as needed basis