Course overview



Training on Public speaking and Presenting that is fully tailored to your needs and interests.

Very well organised course. Practical and reproducible. Clear and precise explaining the most essential elements of public speaking relating them to psychology and science of human behaviour. Helped me in understanding how to structure quality content, identifying and eliminating cognitive bias. Very informative course. I highly recommend to everyone (all audience levels).

Salem Khalil, Kuwait

The 1-1 public speaking training option is the most effective way of gaining public speaking/communication skills. This is because gaining public speaking skills requires practising the methods learned while receiving expert guidance and feedback.

You can choose what skills to focus on – from creating good content or writing impactful speeches, to skilful delivery, to defeating fear and building confidence and authority, to persuasion and decision making, to protecting from manipulations. You will also be provided with guidance on which areas need greater attention.

You can choose the context of practice: Public Speaking for Academics/Researchers; Public Speaking for Business Professionals; Public Speaking for Diplomacy; Communication for Medical Professionals; Interview Skills; and many other areas.

The 1-1 training is also fully adjusted to your level of skills and expertise – from beginner to intermediate to advanced. The tutor of this course has many years of experience delivering training at all levels and to diverse audiences.


Your information and data will be treated with strict confidentiality.

Location and Dates

The training is available on campus; on a digital platform with live tutoring, and at your offices; and it can be arranged at a mutually convenient time.

Why Choose us

Our Public Speaking /Communication training is of the highest quality. It is science-based, and the training is led by a communication expert, with multidisciplinary training, who has taught communication (public speaking, speech writing, advocacy and decision-making) for over 10 years.

Not for profit: 100% of AIR Courses income, beyond operational expenses, is used towards education and research. This enables us to offer our training at an exceptional value - making this knowledge accessible. You can find out more on the AIR homepage.

Our Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths is rated number 1 in the UK for social mobility for this subject and has high QS World University Rankings for its academic reputation and the number of citations published per paper.

Is this course for me

This course is particularly suited to you if you would like to rapidly improve your public speaking and presenting skills; you prefer training that is fully tailored to you; and/or prefer the training to be private.

The training has attracted a wide range of audiences, including academics, barristers, diplomats, managers, politicians and students.


Please see booking page for fees.

Goldsmiths offers a 15% concession rate on short courses to Lewisham Local cardholders, Students and Goldsmiths Alumni. Please email for further information.

Booking information

Please note our short courses sell out quickly, so early booking is advisable.


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Please see the AIR homepage for more information about our refund policy.

If the listed dates are not suitable for you, please email us with your availability and preferred times. The training can be taken in one day from 10am-5pm (with coffee and lunch breaks), or spread over two or more days.

Free courses for Ukrainian citizens

We are currently offering a number of free places on all AIR Courses to Ukrainian citizens. Please email us for details: air(


  • Pandemic Special: 20% for all undergraduate and postgraduate students anywhere in the world.
  • 20% discount for UK students.
  • 20% for members of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) (
  • 25% discount for Members of the UK Law and Society Association (UKLSA) (
  • 10% discount when a participant enrols for more than one of our courses at the same time.
  • Goldsmiths students, staff, or alumni, please email us for current discounts.

Additional Training Options

We provide a range of public speaking and other communication training at all levels and for a wide range of needs. You can choose courses from our portfolio of courses, or request bespoke training that suits your needs and interests, arranged at a mutually convenient time.

Combating Fear of Public Speaking
Focuses on building confidence for and combatting anxiety around public speaking and communicating in different contexts. Recommended as the first course for those experiencing nervousness when speaking in public or when communicating in general.

Speech Writing for Public Speaking
The Content part of Public Speaking. Covers both substantive content and support wording. This is an essential part of the public speaking/communication training.

Advanced Methods in Public Speaking
Advanced Public Speaking techniques for Delivery, Establishing Authority and Content. This course is available for 1:1 and group booking only.

Public Speaking Content, Confidence and Delivery
A training course covering in-depth Public Speaking /Communication skills: Content, Delivery, Authority, Persuasion. This course is available for 1:1 and group booking only.

The Psychology of Decision Making
Covers essential knowledge for persuasion: how we make decisions and how our decisions are influenced through external factors and internal factors, such as emotions and biases.

Tutor information

Fatos Selita

This course is directed by Fatos Selita, a communication expert. Fatos is an English Barrister and a New York State Attorney with training in Psychology, Genetics and other fields. He has taught Public Speaking for over 10 years, including more than 7 years at Goldsmiths. He has experience training professionals from a range of fields including Bankers, Diplomats, Doctors, Judges and Researchers. He also directs the Psychology of Decision Making and Psychology and Law courses at Goldsmiths. Fatos has a number of research publications and is co-author of Oedipus Rex in the Genomic Era: Human Behaviour, Law and Society (Palgrave).


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