Public Speaking and Conference Presentation


3 days, 1 day or 2 evenings

Day and time:

Saturdays, 10am-5pm or 6-9pm

Next course: Starting date
Saturday, 21 Oct 2017
Future courses: Upcoming dates

Course overview

Related subjects

Business Studies


Professor Yulia Kovas

Fatos Selita


Goldsmiths, University of London

This course is designed and taught by barristers and psychologists. Number of students is limited to 8 per class.

I liked the course vey much...And what I like the most is a lot of practise...Overall, I think that this course is a great opportunity to develop teh skills which will be really helpful not only at work but also in everyday life.

Psychology student, Russia

Having to do multiple presentations has given me a great basis in public speaking. It has contributed to building my confidence and awareness of body language.

Graduate, UK

This course is taught by highly skilled experts with extensive experience of public speaking in a wide range of contexts, including courtroom advocacy, international conferences, public engagement, training and professional development, and politics.

Significant improvement is expected for those taking the 3-day course. The course will also help with nerves and anxiety. The course tutors are experts with many years of experience in public speaking and advocacy, and with advanced training in psychology.

The unique feature of this course is the combination of:

- Advocacy training at the English Bar,

- Insights from psychological science, and

- Personalised training and feedback.


The course will cover:

  • What makes a good public speech - a keynote speech, a politician's speech, an advocate's speech, a wedding speech etc.
  • Distinguishing a good public speech from one that uses manipulative techniques
  • Tactics and techniques of persuasive public speaking
  • Tactics and techniques of improving your public speaking skills
  • How to prepare for public speech
  • Exercises and individual feedback for improving your skills
  • How to deal with fears and anxiety - tactics, strategies and long-term self-development
  • How to speak to large audiences confidently
  • How to tailor your speech to changing reactions of an audience
  • How to build and deliver a powerful conference presentation

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Future courses

Upcoming dates:
Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 - Saturday, 21 Oct 2017
Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 - Saturday, 25 Nov 2017

How to Apply

Please complete the AIR Payment Form and return this to

All enquiries can be sent to Teemu Toivainen at


Cancellations up to 14 days before the course start date will incur a 20% cancellation fee. For later cancellations, or non attendance, the full course fee will be charged.


  • 10% if you are taking two courses in consecutive weeks
  • 20% UK students
  • 25% UK Law Students Association (UKLSA) Members (those at pre-qualifying stage)
  • 10% Early career solicitors/attorneys, up to 5 years post qualifying
  • If five people register from the same institution for the same intake, the fifth place is free
  • Goldsmiths students, staff and alumni - email us for current discounts


1 day: £275 - 3 days: £550
2 evenings: £255


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