speak to inspire - high performance communication and presentation

This learning journey is designed to provide participants with key transformative tools and techniques which can be applied whenever effective communication is key, ranging from large presentations to meetings, to one-on-one communication.  High Performance Communication is achieved by cultivating the three elements – Content, Delivery, and State – that enable you to transcend ordinary ways of speaking and move and inspire people.

You will build upon skills and knowledge you already possess – and discover greater levels of potential in your ability not only to inform but also to use communication to inspire and drive real change. Participants learn a process for shaping and structuring "sticky" messages and transforming complex ideas into clear stories. They receive expert coaching on delivering those messages clearly and powerfully. Finally, they take best practices from sports, neuroscience, psychology, and the performing arts to show up with confidence, adapt creatively in the moment, and take charge of their listener's experience.  


This learning journey is intended for middle management of all operating companies; regional director, district manager, equivalents and above. Enrollment is subject to approval by the candidate’s manager. As the program is given in English, a good command of both spoken and written English is essential.


After completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Generate greater level of confidence by learning to direct focus and manage one’s emotional state for peak performance.
  • Generate greater influence before decision-makers by effectively engaging the listener in any setting, from close encounter to conference room to public platform.
  • Expand expressive skills using body and voice more congruently to articulate ideas with clarity and impact.
  • Enliven personal presence.
  • Shape the content of a presentation into architecture of ideas leading to a climax.
  • Understand individual strengths and weakness through open and direct feedback along with performance coaching.
  • Coach colleagues and direct reports through focus and effective feedback as a core value of the Randstad culture.
  • Elevate content by enriching language with vivid imagery, metaphor and stories that inspires.
  • Develop profitable relationships and raise sales by honing high-level dialogue skills to co-create value with customers and colleagues.
  • Reinvigorate team passion by cultivating open, honest and meaningful dialogue as a core value of Randstad's culture.
  • Organize PowerPoint presentation content into a clear, compelling architecture of ideas that distinguish you as a leader.


  • Influence: enhanced communication skills and greater confidence engender influence with colleagues and customers.
  • Talent: maximize potential by overcoming barriers to personal breakthroughs in performance.
  • Confidence: reduced stress and a greater sense of fulfillment with speaking before large groups.
  • Growth: higher sales and accelerated individual promotion.
  • Alignment: everybody on the same page speaking with a shared vocabulary.
  • Inspiration: a clear vision of individual potential along with experiences that promote excitement and appetite for ongoing personal growth. Esprit de corps and corporate loyalty. 

the program The complete learning journey is 4-6 months in duration. The three-day in-person session will be an intensive interactive workshop focusing on the practices and challenges required to move the audience to action and to produce a real change in the listener. It involves practical exercises and feedback from the facilitator and other participants. Participants will learn how to prepare for a presentation, structure the content and how to ensure deliver the presentation by bringing authentic presence to the platform and engage the audience through expressive delivery. The program also focuses on how to make the most effective use of PowerPoint by practitioner and receiving personal feedback from the facilitators. Participants will also learn the principles of courageous conversations and how to create a personal vision statement.

practical information business school

The high performance communication and presentation program has been developed by the Frits Goldschmeding Academy in cooperation with Stand & Deliver, a global consulting firm specializing in leadership communications. 

Website: www.standanddelivergroup.com

teaching staff

The program will be facilitated by Stand & Deliver. Their faculty includes both current and former entrepreneurs, authors, educators, actors, health and wellness professionals, military officers, Pulitzer Prize nominees and Obie Award winners. Where they come together is in their appreciation for and expertise in high-performance communications, the ideas and behaviors that inspire teams and transform organizations. 


To be confirmed 2021


Program costs: € 3,000 (50% operating company & 50% Randstad Holding)

Accommodation & meeting costs: approximately € 1,600 (100% operating company)

Travel costs: to be arranged and paid by operating company

Please note that pricing is subject to change. This is an estimated amount, as the fees for accommodation, meals, program fees can vary throughout the year. 


Please enroll the participant via the enrollment form. Note that the enrollment is not final until this has been confirmed by the Frits Goldschmeding Academy. For additional information, please contact the Frits Goldschmeding Academy (academy.frits.goldschmeding@randstad.com). 

If notice of cancellation is received within two months of the session, tuition will be due in full. Operating companies are entitled to replace candidates taking the enrollment requirements into account and allowing sufficient pre-course preparation time.