PUBLIC SPEAKING TRAINING

Delivered as live online training or in-person workshops.
Become a confident, engaging public speaker.
Learn how to keep your audience's attention.

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Overview

Become someone who enjoys speaking to an audience. Learn the established techniques to beat stage fright.

With the right training and practice, anyone can become an accomplished public speaker and enjoy giving presentations.

This fun, practical one-day public speaking course will show you the step-by-step process used by experienced speakers to get and keep their audience’s attention and ensure that they deliver a great speech every time.

By the end of this course, you will have a strong understanding of:

  1. FOUNDATIONS: What is public speaking? Why is it important?
  2. STYLES: The different styles of public speaking that people use and when these are appropriate
  3. THE BASICS: The 3 essential ingredients that make a good speaker and good speech.
  4. STAGE FRIGHT: What the signs are and recognised techniques to deal with it.
  5. PRACTICE: This course is deliberately very practical and so includes a number of exercises to ensure that you practice the techniques that you are being shown.

Watch one of our trainers give a brief introduction to the course below:


Audience

You do not need any specific experience or skills to join this public speaking training course.

To get the most from it we do ask you to prepare some notes on how they have prepared for and given speeches in the past.

We also ask them to bring along a very short section of a speech that they have given previously to use when practising.

The Day

We ask you arrive with us by 9.15am.

This gives us time to get you settled in with a cup of tea / coffee and be ready to start at 9.30am promptly. Our courses run until 4.15pm approximately, with a couple of refreshment breaks and a break for lunch.

We offer a comfortable, air-conditioned training environment and some of the friendliest trainers on the planet.

You don’t need to bring anything with you. We provide everything that you will need for a fun, productive day:

  1. Plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits.
  2. A delicious, freshly prepared lunch.
  3. A full-colour public speaking reference book for you to take notes in and take home with you.

We do not have a dress code, so please come along wearing whatever you are most comfortable in.

Locations
London Training Centre
Fleet House, 8 - 12 New Bridge St
London, EC4N 7BE
Tel: 0203 143 8100

Directions

Guildford Training Centre
Surrey Technology Centre, 40 Occam Road
Guildford, GU2 7YG
Tel: 01483 380 390

Directions

Private Courses

We’ll happily create a custom public speaking course for you if that is what you would prefer.

Simply let us know exactly what public speaking skills you would like to focus on on your training day during the pre-course consultation and we’ll create one just for you.

We will customise it just for you:

  • 1-2-1 or in-house with your colleagues?
  • At your offices or in one of our centres?
  • Focusing only on certain key topics?

FAQs

We will send you a booking confirmation as soon as we process your email.

This will include full details of your public speaking course booking and also a full tax invoice.

It should hopefully give you all the information that you need but if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we’re here to help.

We accept credit and debit cards and also direct bank transfers.

No there is no dress code for our courses.

Please come wearing whatever you are most comfortable in.

If you have any special needs or requirements please let us know when you book your course so that we can confirm that we’ll be able to accommodate your needs before you book the course. Please also let the trainer know at the start of your training day.

You can change your course dates up to 14 days before the course start date subject to an administrator fee of £95 + VAT. Changes cannot be made to the booking within 14 days of the course start date.

Please see our full terms and conditions for more details.

No. We provide everything that you need for the training day.

The only additional costs for you will be travel to and from the training venue and accommodation overnight if that is required.

We frequently provide corporate training days where specific teams from a business come together to learn how to learn publis speaking skills and to give presentations.

For people who suffer a fear of public speaking the best way to conquer it is in front of a friendly audience so starting with your colleagues can work very well. .

Public speaking skills and presentation skills are very similar.

Public speaking training focuses on how you speak without the aid of a presentation. This is usually speaking to a large group of people with questions at the end.

Presentations on the other hand tend to be to smaller groups and often will have questions throughout.

Yes absolutely!

It is a learned skill just like any other. We recently released a review of the public speaking skills of a number of world leaders (see this article) explaining which we thought were most effective.

Although they may appear to be naturals trust us when we say that all the good ones have had plenty of coaching and practice!