Public Speaking and Presenting

Fri Jan 11 2019 at 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
Goldsmiths, University of London, 8 Lewisham Way, London, United Kingdom

Goldsmiths, University of London, 8 Lewisham Way, London, United Kingdom

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Learn the art of public speaking and presenting – remove fear – strengthen your natural confidence – improve effectiveness of your communication – learn from the latest psychological and neuroscientific findings.

This course is designed by public speakers with multidisciplinary training, including Advocacy at the English Bar (Barrister training) and Psychology; and with extensive experience in teaching and delivering public speaking to diverse audiences internationally. The course benefits from a combination of:

public speaking skills

advocacy skills, as taught at the English Bar

scientific findings that directly relate to public speaking, including comprehension, attention, origin of individual differences, and memory

The course focuses on skills required to:

prepare for a public speech or presentation at a conference

understand audiences

tailor presentations to audiences

articulate thoughts and arrange ideas

minimise nervousness / fear / anxiety

build natural (inner) confidence

building a desired personality

deliver quality public speaking to diverse audiences

express clearly for increased effectiveness

connect with audiences

tailor length of a presentation as and when needed, including during the presentation

deliver quality (with high impact) technical presentations in conferences

understand public speaking techniques used by others (e.g. politicians, media)

communicate more effectively and persuasively in general

enjoy public speaking and presenting

Why take this course?

1. Due to tutors multi-disciplinary training and expertise, significant improvement on all aspects of public speaking is expected, including in removing of fear and nervousness, and strengthening your natural confidence.

2. The course provides ample opportunity for individualised training and feedback on practical exercises. Number of students is limited to 10 per class.


Prepare for public speaking

Reduce nervousness, fear and anxiety

Deliver public speaking more effectively and with ease to diverse audiences

Deliver presentations in conference with greater impact and in an enjoyable way

Communicate more persuasively and effectively in general

Articulate thoughts and express clearly for increased effectiveness

Identify public speaking techniques used by others (e.g. politicians, media)

Tailor your speech to changing reactions of an audience

Who should take this course:

We recommend this course to anyone who wishes to improve the skills outlined above.

Public speaking skills are essential in a range of professions and professional capacities. Being able to speak well (effectively and enjoyably) in front of other people, including in conferences, board meetings or at a wedding – is a skill that would bring satisfaction to most people. Good speaking benefits not only those who speaks well, but often audiences too e.g. in conferences, in school, or university lectures.

The course is also an excellent complement to the Advocacy training of Barristers / lawyers at the English

For more in-depth training, also available Public Speaking and Presenting - five day course.

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