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

The Gravitas Speakers 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 Gravitas.


Perhaps the time has come for you to share your wisdom and experience of life as a professional speaker. Gravitas 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 Gravitas Speakers Retreat is for people who are serious and determined about self-improvement. You will get what you put in.

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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 13 years ago. Since then he has mastered the art of speaking and has shared his own story over 2300 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. Richard McCann is one of the busiest and most well known professional speakers in the UK today.

We have chosen the perfect venue to get you in the right frame of mind to speak with Gravitas. The incredible Oulton Hall, near Leeds, is a luxurious hotel and spa, so it will be easy to relax and recharge in-between sessions.

Your accommodation is included in your investment but you can also invite a friend, partner or colleague to join you at the venue for just £80 for the two night stay.

Richard will lead the coaching team, helping you with your delivery style as well as guidance on how to craft your content. Joining him will be a number of other successful professionals, such as Andy Lopata who will deliver a session on how to Grow Your Business through your network. Lee Jackson will give you valuable insight into how to create powerful visuals for adding Gravitas to your presentations, while Mark Askew will help you understand how to best present yourself in front of a camera.

MEET YOUR SPEAKERS

RICHARD MCCANN

RICHARD MCCANN

Richard is one of the UK’s busiest motivational speakers having now shared his story over 2300 times. He is also the founder of the iCan Speak Academy and has written 3 books. His first, Just a Boy – was a Times No1 best seller.

MARY ASKEW

MARY ASKEW

Mary has worked for 25 years as a journalist in the North of England, most recently as a regional political editor and a correspondent for BBC News. She has chaired live television debates, edited a travel magazine and presented a political TV programme.

STEVE PHILLIPS

STEVE PHILLIPS

Since 2009, Steve has helped hundreds of professionals around the UK, Europe and the USA, to enhance their personal and company brands online, using platforms such as LinkedIn and other social media.

His clients include organisations such as: KPMG, Toyota GB, FedEx, Deloitte, as well as many small to medium sized businesses.  Steve will share how to create a credible and engaging LinkedIn profile and explain how you can proactively utilise LinkedIn to clearly articulate your unique value proposition with your ideal target audience.

PROGRAMME

A high definition photograph taken by a professional photographer at the event. After the event you will have the option to record yourself on camera and for Richard to evaluate it after the event. All of Richard’s books signed and FREE of charge.

* 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 a full refund will be given.  You are able to transfer to an alternative retreat if 3 months or more notice is given and as long as there is availability or an alternative date.

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