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Irvine offers a number of different keynotes and workshops in the area of leadership communication. He is happy to work with your company to tailor a speaking or training event.

Types of Keynotes and Workshops

Leadership Lessons From The Pub (Keynote 45-60 Minutes)

In this dynamic and funny keynote Irvine relives stories from his experience of growing up in a pub in Northern Ireland and draws out leadership lessons which are key to succeed in today’s business environment which is marked by growing complexity and rapid change. Specifically, Irvine will cover:

  • How to be Resilient When Everyone Around You is Stressed
  • Set the Mood of Your Organization
  • Read the Secret Language of Nonverbal Communication

Leading in Anxious Times (Keynote 45-60 Minutes)

As an executive coach to c-suite leaders Irvine helps them deal effectively with managing anxious organizations. At the core is understanding the power of a leader to set the mood of an organization and be a catalyst in helping employees function at their highest potential. Specifically, Irvine will cover:

  • Learn What Triggers You and Throws You Off Balance
  • How to Lower the Anxiety of the Organization
  • Practical Ways to Manage Your Level of Anxiety

Presentation Skills Intensive Workshop (1 Day or 2 Day Workshop)

Strong presentation skills are essential for leadership success. Poor speaking skills can ground a rising star. This intensive program will help participants deliver presentations that motivate, hold the attention of the audience and ultimately get results. Specifically, Irvine will cover:

  • How to develop a presentation in half the time using the Applause Presentation Planner©
  • An in-depth analysis of your voice, body language and eye contact
  • Learn how to coach yourself using the Applause Meter ©
  • Ten proven strategies for overcoming fear and nervousness
  • The top 10 turn offs to avoid which put audiences to sleep
  • Limited to 8-12 People
  • 80% Active Participation including 6 individual presentations
  • Individual Personalized Coaching
    Individualized Take Home Recordings of all your presentations


Mastering Body Language Secrets for Leaders (1/2 Day or 1 day Workshop)

Did you know that non-verbal language accounts for 60% of how we communicate with each other? Communication is at the heart of leadership, yet few leaders have spent any time mastering body language. This workshop will help leaders get noticed in any room and be able to connect, engage and influence others. Specifically, Irvine will cover:

  • Master how to use body language to build trust and rapport with others
  • Learn how to decode the hidden messages in other people’s body language
  • How to align your body language with your message.
  • Grasp the seven universal facial microexpressions to give you a leadership advantage in negotiations, sales, hiring, and employee satisfaction.
  • Improve your networking skills and how to work a room
  • Become a human lie detector and be able to read hidden emotions.
  • Learn the elements which make up your vocal power
  • Leave with a body language development plan to dramatically improve your nonverbal communication and give yourself an advantage in the workplace

Storytelling for Leaders (1/2 Day or 1 Day Workshop)

The latest research findings from neuroscience are confirming something we know instinctually, that stories have the power to grab us and make connections at a deep emotional level. It is an essential skillset that successful leaders have mastered and allows them to get messages through, to build engagement and to drive change in your organization This dynamic workshop will inspire leaders to look at their lives and careers as a rich source of stories that will highlight the company’s vision, goals, and values. Specifically, Irvine will cover:

  • Practical tips from neuroscience to connect and influence with stories
  • Build a strong strategic story, including an understanding on how to develop compelling plots that have good structure and flow
  • Live coaching on your story and storytelling technique


Crack Team Communication with DiSC (1/2 Day Workshop)

Have you ever wondered why some people just don’t get you? Or ever thought “I cannot even begin to know what my boss needs—even when I ask her, I still don’t know.” Most of us have felt that way at one time or another! The good news is there’s a simple tool designed to help you understand yourself AND other people too. In this dynamic and fun worship Irvine will help your team you build more effective working relationships based on an understanding of different behavioral styles. The workshop will provide a common language that your team can use to better understand themselves and to adapt their behaviors with others. Specifically, Irvine will cover:

  • Increase your self-knowledge: how you respond to conflict, what motivates you, what causes you stress and how you solve problems
  • Facilitate better teamwork and minimize team conflict
  • Develop stronger sales skills by identifying and responding to customer styles
  • Manage more effectively by understanding the dispositions and priorities of employees and team members

Rave Reviews

“Irvine is a natural speaker, leader and trainer. His ability to connect with his audience and those around him both personally and professionally is highly impressive.”

Vanessa Van Edwards, Science of People

“I attended a breakout session which was led my Irvine on storytelling. His enthusiasm was infectious throughout the presentation. His content was fascinating drawing on the research from neuroscience and why stories are so powerful. I left with a host of new ideas and some practical tools to use in my presentations immediately.”

Lucas Woods, Exxon Mobile

“I was part of a presentation skills seminar that Irvine offered. It was two of the most enjoyable days I have at a training session. I admit that I am a little cynical and feel I have heard everything before but Irvine was able to keep a high level of engagement and teach this old dog some new tricks.”

Chang Mathews, Atlas Copco

Ready to Book Irvine?

Contact irvine@irvinenugent.com