Course dates

Monday 6 Feb 2023
10am - 4pm | 1 day
Saturday 18 Feb 2023
10-4pm | 1 day
Monday 17 Apr 2023
10-4pm | 1 day
Thursday 27 Jul 2023
10-4pm | 1 day

Course overview

A course on methods and techniques for defeating nervousness and improving confidence in public speaking. The skills covered in this course are essential for public speaking in all contexts.

The course is available to be taken in-person on campus, online with live tutoring, and at clients' offices. Please see all course dates and formats on the booking page.

Defeating anxiety and nervousness is a key step towards mastering public speaking. You will learn techniques for fast improvements, as well as methods for building lasting confidence.

The training is science-based. You will benefit from tested methods, skills, and techniques, including overcoming individual-specific and general barriers. You will also learn key techniques of the English Barristers' training, well-known internationally for outstanding quality.

The skills taught in this course are vital for public speaking in any context, including advocacy, diplomacy, interviews, meetings, politics, presentations, teaching and viva/oral exams.

Max 8 participants: The training will be tailored to each individual’s needs and interests. The sessions are interactive with ample opportunity for practical exercises, interaction with other participants as well as personalised feedback and guidance.

Is this course for me

The course is suitable for anyone wishing to improve public speaking skills and confidence, and particularly for those who experience anxiety or fear of public speaking.  

Our participants have included: Academics, Bankers, Barristers, Diplomats, Executives, Lecturers, Managers, Solicitors and Students.

Continuing training

Following this course we recommend the following courses, in the order presented:

  1. Public Speaking and Presenting
  2. Speech Writing for Public Speaking
  3. Advanced Methods in Public Speaking
  4. The Psychology of Decision Making



Goldsmiths offers a 15% concession rate on short courses to Lewisham Local cardholders, Students and Goldsmiths Alumni.

Booking information

100% of AIR income, beyond operational expense, is used towards education and research. This enables us to offer our courses at minimum prices - making knowledge widely accessible. You can find out more on our webpage.

We do not charge VAT for courses taught on campus and online.

To book this course for a group, please email air( The price for group bookings starts at £1,925, accommodating up to 8 people.

Refund policy

Please see the AIR Courses webpage for more information.

Disability Support

We are committed to providing reasonable teaching adjustments for students with disabilities that may impact their learning experience. If you require adjustments, please complete the relevant section on the booking form and also contact us at shortcourses ( so we can respond to your requests as soon as possible. 

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

Monday 6 Feb 2023
10am - 4pm | 1 day
Saturday 18 Feb 2023
10-4pm | 1 day
Monday 17 Apr 2023
10-4pm | 1 day
Thursday 27 Jul 2023
10-4pm | 1 day


Find out more about all of the AIR courses available to you.

For all enquiries, and to be regularly updated on upcoming AIR courses, please email: air ( For anything urgent, or if emailing is not a good option for you, you can also call us via WhatsApp or phone on +44 (0)7908 566 949.

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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, human behaviour (behavioural genetics) and other fields. He has taught communication (eg public speaking, advocacy, speech writing, persuasion, decision making) for over 12 years, including more than 7 years at Goldsmiths. 

He has experience training professionals from a range of fields including business executives, diplomats, doctors, judges and researchers.

Fatos has taught in several universities internationally. He 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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