If…You’re new to designing your own talks, retreat sessions, or workshops and just don’t know where to start…

You’re a nervous wreck just thinking about getting up in front of a group…or…

You already give talks, retreat sessions, or workshops but want to ramp up the audience engagement, audience participation, and learning…

You want to create raving fans who love your programs, sign up for more, buy your other products or services, and recommend you to others…

You want to learn from a workshop design strategist with 20+ years of experience teaching experts just like you how to create and lead engaging talks and workshops (that’s me!)…

And you want to work at your own pace when it’s convenient for you …
Check out our online school


There’s no better way of learning how to present in front of a group than …..well, presenting in front of a group!

At these live in-person events, you’ll have opportunities to create and practice your session, as well as receive highly-focused practical feedback that you can apply right away to ramp up your sessions and your presentation/facilitation skills.

You’ll learn strategies that help you confidently connect with your audience, build your credibility, boost audience participation, deal with difficult situations, and much more. Importantly, you’ll learn how to get your audience members to follow through with your call-to-action.

By the end of this live event, your transformation will be well on its way. Student Derrick said it best, “I’m a whole new presenter now!”

Want more information?

Contact us at ida at idashessel dot com or 1-905-882-5278.

Are you preparing to give a talk, workshop, or retreat session?

Want my expert eyes, experience, and brain on your project?

I’d be delighted to work 1-on-1 with you and be your guide as you create a dynamic session your attendees will love.

Using my 5-step Engaging Talks and Workshops Road Map©, we’ll plan and map out all the details of your session.

I’ll coach you in putting together a structure for your session and…
Give you strategies for …
Starting and ending with impact…
Ramping up audience engagement and participation…
Asking good questions…
Facilitating engaging discussions and activities…
And much much more!!

You’ll get your your questions answered… and advice that is specific to your session.


Let’s find out if we’re a fit. Send an email to ida at idashessel dot com

Attendees in Ida’s Sessions Have Come From…
Ida, just our one session has already made a huge difference in my workshops. What our conversation brought up for me is that during the whole agenda I had prepared I was focused on trying to “perform” and prove that I am knowledgeable. After your feedback I realized that this would have created a disconnect with the people sitting there because it wouldn’t have been authentic. Once I acknowledged that, I was able to truly lead the workshop from my essence. It was very powerful. I had amazing participation – and feedback at the end. The results: a potential client and 2 potential consulting gigs.
Isabel Hundt

Coach, Speaker, Author

Ida, your Road Map provides structure and guides learning in a step by step manner, making learning very easy. I love the checklist which ensures that nothing is missed out. Your delivery style is easy to listen to and understand. I was blown away by the presentation slides which is an example of how one should have them organised. I highly recommend the program to professionals and individual, who want to enhance their presentation skills, impress their audiences, and bring clients in the door.
Rose-marie Fernandez

Business Coach

I recently had the pleasure of hosting Ida Shessel on one of our premier webinars. As I moderated the session I was very impressed with not only her professionalism and presentation style, but the quality of the message as well. It not only provides tips on how to better engage the audience, but also provides a solid structure and strategy in developing your own sessions and workshops. I wish I had access to this program earlier in my career as I know it would have made a major impact on my ability to train my teams.
John Colarossi

President, The Business Training Center

Big shout out to Ida Shessel. I`m using her expertise on a HUGE anthology project. it is going to make all the difference in participants experience and take away. I highly, highly recommend her.
Terra Farrar


What I absolutely love about what Ida does is her ingenuity in getting audiences to listen, engage and respond to her training. She brings something totally original and the best part is that her audiences members actually remember what they’re taught because of her process.
Jan Maresh

Talk for Profit

Ida, you helped me to create my workshop by helping me organize my thoughts into a step-by-step, logical, reproducible roadmap that I know I’m taking participants through from beginning to end. The content of your sessions was chunked down into manageable portions – each homework question was so completely answerable that I was almost surprised that the total and product was so significant.

Dr. Alisa Blumberg