Professional Development Workshops

The Arizona Insurance Institute (A I I) is excited to be offering a series of professional development workshops designed to help our Members and industry partners take their career’s to the next level.


The first series of workshops being offered is Public Speaking and Presentation Skills for Professionals.

There are four (4) workshops in this series where attendees receive training from highly skilled corporate educators on:

  • Understanding speech structure and flow
  • Utilize speech apprehension management techniques
  • Conduct audience analysis
  • Utilize appropriate techniques to engage the audience
  • Demonstrate proper vocal variety techniques with consideration for pitch, volume, intensity and pace
  • Demonstrate the proper use of nonverbal cues in a public speech
  • Demonstrate competence in extemporaneous dynamic delivery
A I I Professional Development

Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Workshop

Listen to what current workshop attendees have to say about the program…


“The A I I Public Speaking Workshops presented me with effective, real-world tools that I can apply to any speaking engagement.  As a bonus, the content was delivered in a concise and engaging manner!”  Justin Oviatt, Branch Manager, Liberty Mutual


“ I just want to thank you for including me in the speakers training. I have had experience in public speaking for many years, however this program has provided great value to me in taking my presentations to a higher level of professionalism. The Arizona Insurance Institute is providing training I am not only proud to be a part of but would encourage anybody to attend.

The material and the instructor are of the highest quality, which is most valuable for not only potential speakers but also educators and others who wish to be more proficient in presenting information.

Please feel free to share my contact information with anybody wishing to know if they should participate, or make it available to their employees.”  Bill Weaver, president, Focus Benefits Group, LLC


I have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Public Speaking Workshop sponsored by the Arizona Insurance Institute.  It has provided me with important information on what differentiates a speaker from a GREAT speaker.  I have learned that an effective attention getter, a well-organized speech and a perfect conclusion are all must haves.   I have learned the importance of summarizing key topics throughout the speech.  Analyzing your audience with the “Who, What, When, Where and Why is key for audience engagement and knowing the purpose of why you are there…it’s not about YOU, it’s about the audience!  Let’s not forget the tips provided in combating nervousness!  Each session gave me tools I could use immediately!  I highly recommend the class to someone interested in taking their speaking abilities to the next level!”  Brenda Phillips, SCLA Claims Manager Nautilus Insurance Group (a Berkley Company)


“I thought that the training was awesome.  It was only 4 sessions but Corey managed to give us a lot of info in those 4 sessions that I can definitely use going forward in future presentations.  I would recommend it to anyone who wants to improve on their presentation skills. Thank You!”Amanda Baumann AAI, AIC, AINS, AIS, AU




A I I Members who complete the series on Public Speaking and Presentation Skills for Professionals have the opportunity to join our Speakers Bureau.

The Speakers Bureau specializes in providing information and education to various audiences about areas of risk management, insurance and financial services. Speakers are also available to speak to groups about the vast array of careers and career paths available throughout the risk management and financial services industry. If you would like to have one of our speakers talk to your group please request information through this contact form.