Course overview


Online teaching

We are now offering many of our courses online (over Zoom or similar platforms). No prior experience with these platforms is required. Continue learning with us by taking courses remotely via live distance learning.


Training on Public speaking and Presenting, tailored to your needs and interests, brought to you through distance one to one live training.

The course content and length will be tailored to your interests, needs and desired outcomes. Clear guidance will be provided to help identify which areas you should focus on to make the most substantial progress. The tutor of this course has many years of experience delivering training at all levels and to a wide range of audiences, including academics, barristers, diplomats, politicians and students. The training can be tailored to public speaking at conferences, election campaigns, diplomacy activities, job interviews, lecturing, management talks, board meetings, interviews, PhD Viva/oral exams and the increasingly important context of online virtual events.
For more experienced candidates, this course can include advanced skills and knowledge around human cognition and decision making, for example protecting from manipulative speeches and presentations. During the practical sessions, you will be given personalised feedback on your area of interest, techniques for improvement and examples of best practice.

Why choose to train with us

  • You will receive training from one of the leading experts in the field, who has a background in human psychology, cognition and advocacy. Effective public speaking requires knowledge of human psychology and cognition.
  • You will learn key techniques from the English Barristers' training - well-known internationally for outstanding quality.
  • The course is science-based. You will benefit from tested methods, skills and techniques, including overcoming individual-specific and general barriers.
  • Our Psychology department is highly acclaimed. Of thousands of degree-granting universities, Goldsmiths Psychology department is in the World top 100 in the QS ranking for academic reputation. Papers by our academics are highly cited: we hold the 55th place among the Worlds' Psychology departments for the number of citations published per paper.


Your information and data will be treated with strict confidentiality.

Benefits of online training with a live tutor

Live tutoring brings all the benefits of face to face training and improves skills for ‘digital’ participation. There is now an increasing need for online activities in all areas of life. Meetings, interviews, presentations and conferences are increasingly opting for participation and contribution via digital platforms. Courts have introduced video-advocacy and judging. Consulting, counselling, advertising, sales, and client support of all kinds are all moving to digital formats. Large events and conferences are conducted via videoconferencing. Therefore, ‘digital’ participation, and the necessary skills for online delivery of Public Speaking, are becoming an essential skill of the 21st century.


Virtual Classroom courses are VAT-free.

Is this course for me?

This course is suitable for you if you are looking to improve your public speaking skills across a variety of contexts. Our participants have included: advertisers, bankers, barristers, diplomats, executives, lecturers, managers, politicians, researchers, solicitors, and other professionals as well as students.

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*Book two or more courses at the same time to get 10% discount.




Booking information

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.


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Tutor information

Fatos Selita

This course is directed by Fatos Selita, an English barrister and a New York State Attorney; with training in Psychology, Genetics and Mind Influences; with over 11 years of experience in delivering public speaking training internationally. Fatos is also a trainer in Mind Influences on Decision making, as well as the director of the Psychology and Law and Decision Making and the Mind: Weaknesses, Biases and Persuasion courses. Fatos has many years of experience in delivering training online and has received outstanding feedback from participants.


Course structure

Based on needs and interests, elements that can be covered in the course include:

  • The vitals of public speaking
  • Developing skills and knowledge crucial for public speaking across contexts, e.g. selecting information, articulating thoughts, arranging and expressing ideas, using body language effectively, developing clarity, understanding human traits (e.g. confidence, personality, nervousness)
  • Using personality and brand
  • Overcoming barriers, for example: combatting nervousness; minimising distractions; minimising negative body language; lack of control over talk; lack of control over the reactions of the audience
  • Methods and techniques
  • Preparing for a speech or talk
  • Use of jokes
  • Understanding audiences
  • Tailoring talks to different audiences
  • Delivering a speech without notes
  • Increasing control over the length of the presentation – including adapting to unexpected time limitations
  • Keeping to time
  • Tailoring talk as per human cognitive limitations to maximise effectiveness
  • Delivering memorable public speeches and presentations
  • Creating and maintaining a positive atmosphere in the audience
  • Tailoring presentation to one’s personality
  • Speech writing and word crafting
  • What humans accept as ‘truth’
  • How to craft memorable talks
  • Use of persuasion techniques
  • Dealing with questions and unsupportive audiences
  • Questions from the audience
  • Questions from journalists
  • Dealing with audiences’ expectations
  • Putting knowledge and skills gained into practice
  • Starting a talk
  • Connecting with diverse audiences
  • Adapting your talk to the reactions of the audience
  • Tailoring the length of a presentation to unexpected changes in the time available
  • Being persuasive
  • Closing a talk
  • Learning how to enjoy public speaking

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