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Richard McCann has been successfully running the legendary iCan Academy since 2010. He has delivered various talks, seminars and workshops, throughout the UK and beyond, and has helped thousands of people discover what it takes to deliver a presentation with gravitas and deliver stories that influence.

The Influence Storytelling Retreat is for anyone wishing to work on the art of delivering a message with impact.  Whether you want to step into a management position or you are in a leadership role already, this retreat will sharpen your communication skills on many fronts. Learn how to deliver your message with more clarity, persuasiveness and influence.

Perhaps the time has come for you to share your wisdom and experience of life to inspire and help others. Influence will give you the skills to deliver your keynote in a way that captivates your audience and leaves them wanting more, even after the standing ovation.

This event is not for everyone. If all you are looking for is a pleasant weekend away from the hustle and bustle of life, in an environment where you will be pampered while lazing by the pool, then this retreat is not for you. While the venue is superb and there will be some free time for you to relax by the pool, this retreat is about much more than getting away from it all. You can book that kind of retreat any time you like. The Influence Storytelling Retreat is for people who are serious and determined about self-improvement. You will get what you put in.


The Gravitas Speakers Retreat is a very hands-on experience and to ensure that we give you the time and attention you will need to develop, we have limited places for just eight people. You will be in very safe hands as your lead coach is the Sunday Times No.1 Bestselling Author Richard McCann.

For most of his life, Richard had an almighty fear of speaking. When he started his professional speaking journey, he had absolutely no idea how the industry worked. That was 16 years ago. Since then he has mastered the art of speaking and has shared his own story almost 3000 times throughout the world. His own professional speaking career has taken him to Canada, Malaysia, Germany, Luxembourg, Iran, South Africa as well as the UK.

Presenting a new project to a team, reporting to stakeholders or leading an organisation successfully all require superb communication skills just as much as a professional speaker does. The delivery will change depending on the audience but the skill set is the same. One of the best things you can do is to learn from someone who has already made the mistakes, learned from them, and mastered the art of storytelling. Richard McCann is one of the busiest and most well known professional speakers in the UK today.


Richard is one of the UK’s busiest motivational speakers having now shared his story almost 3000 times across the globe. He’s also an award winning professional speaker, a Fellow of The Professional Speaking Association and was awarded the Professional Speaking Award for Excellence in 2019.  He is also the founder of the iCan Speak Academy and he is the author of 4 books. His first, Just a Boy – was a Times No1 best seller and sold close to half a million copies and has been translated into 11 languages. 


* Please note, agenda is subject to change

Terms & Conditions:

The fee must be paid in full at the time of the booking unless instalments are agreed.  If paying by instalments each additional payment must be made at one-month intervals unless agreed by the iCan Academy Ltd

Cancellation Charges: 

If a deposit is paid this is non-refundable.

4 Months – 25% Chargeable
3 Months – 50% Chargeable
2 Months – 75% Chargeable
1 Month – 100% Chargeable

In the unlikely event of Gravitas not taking place due to Covid you place can be used at a future event.

If you are unable to attend you are able to allow someone else to attend in your place. 

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