Due to the developing Covid-19 situation, Goldsmiths has unfortunately had to suspend all face-to-face teaching, including on Short Courses. Many of our courses are already available via live distance learning, and we are working towards offering most courses online going forward. For more information about taking short courses remotely, please get in touch using the email in the Enquiries section below.
Quality public speaking is a rare commodity, primarily because it is a complex skill which requires in-depth knowledge in Psychology and Communication. Therefore, becoming an excellent public speaker requires sufficiently long training depending on individuals’ needs. This course provides the option for tailoring the length of training.
This course will be taught via distance learning in Spring and Summer 2020, and we are pleased to offer participants a 20% discount for sessions starting in April and May 2020. Please email us at the email below to request a discount code.
Learning tailored to you
Our bespoke public speaking courses are available from one to five days in length.
A five-day course will provide in-depth public speaking and presenting training and cover topics like developing public speaking skills (articulation, voice, intonation), learning techniques for delivery and connecting with audiences, and developing traits such as voice and confidence. You will also learn about persuasion and mind influences, dealing with questions and responding to media enquiries, preparing slides for a presentation, and applying these skills in other circumstances, such as board meetings.
Throughout the course, you will practice the skills you have learned and will receive personalised feedback.
Our courses are designed and taught by expert with multidisciplinary training, including in psychology, advocacy and cognitive science; and with extensive experience in public speaking training and delivery internationally. In addition, our courses include key techniques of Barristers’ advocacy training – well-known internationally for outstanding quality.
As groups sizes are limited to eight people, you will have ample opportunity for practice and personalised feedback. You will be equipped with the tools to continuously, iteratively improve your public speaking skills.
Who are these courses for?
This course is suitable for anyone wishing to improve their public speaking skills. Previous participants have included executives, managers, diplomats, politicians, researchers, bankers, advertisers, lecturers, solicitors, barristers, and students.
If you are interested in these bespoke short courses, you might also be interested in the following:
Public Speaking and Presenting
Combatting Fear of Public Speaking
Decision Making and the Mind: Weaknesses, Biases and Persuasion
£730/day (One to One); £1925/day (Group, max 8 people)
To book a bespoke Public Speaking short course, please contact the AIR.
We are committed to providing reasonable teaching adjustments for students with disabilities that may impact on their learning experience. If you require adjustments, please complete the relevant section on the booking form and also contact us at email@example.com so we can respond to your requests as soon as possible.
Please note our short courses sell-out quickly, so early booking is advisable.
- 10% when a participant enrols for more than one of our courses (at the same time)
- 20% of UK students
- 25% Members of the UK Law and Society Association (UKLSA)
- 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
As a University, we are able to offer our courses at minimum prices, and free of VAT - to make knowledge available to as wide audience as possible.
Refund policy: See AIR courses main page
If you have any questions about this course please contact air (@gold.ac.uk) or call +44 (0)20 7078 5468.
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