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The iCan Academy runs a range of events that will change the way you think, feel and act, helping you to become the best you can be.




From exclusive retreats for those who want to speak with Gravitas to influence, persuade and lead, to the iCan Speak bootcamps which help everyday people find the confidence and inspiration to speak in front of an audience, Richard and his team can deliver the necessary tools and training you need to greatly improve your communication power.

iCan Live is an interactive event that takes delegates on a journey of self-discovery, gently encouraging them to identify and challenge their own fears and self-limiting beliefs.





Your tools for success

When you attend the iCan Speak Bootcamp, I will show you practical techniques that work so you can learn from my experience. You will have an opportunity to practice every technique for yourself while receiving on the spot coaching to help you perform better.

You will learn:

  • Stage presence – how to stand, where to stand and body language, including hand movement and eye contact
  • Instant impact – plan an introduction that makes an immediate impression and learn the language and delivery techniques that will set you apart from other speakers
  • Vocal tone – understand how to control your voice to engage more effectively with your audience
  • Characterisation – learn how to be the characters you are speaking about and breathe new life into your presentations
  • Bring it all together – your chance to demonstrate all the skills and techniques you have learned with a short presentation to the group


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.


I got the courage to stand up and speak, the motivation to be more than I am and the determination to be the best speaker I can possibly be. Thanks so much.


A great boost to my personal confidence. I am now looking forward to my next presentation rather than being scared about it.

Keith Cartwright

What a brilliant day! I came expecting to learn how to become a better speaker but I learnt SO much more! Richard is exceptionally gifted at creating a safe place for people to open up, learn and grow.

Siobhan Curham

Today has been amazing, I have learned so much and have been given the confidence to know ‘iCan’ do whatever I want to in life and its amazing to meet the other delegates.

Natalia Aggiano

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