Improving your public speaking skills is an investment in your ability to communicate concepts and ideas to your audience. On this public speaking programmes, you will work with a multi-disciplinary expert with more than 10 years of experience in delivering public speaking training in a range of fields.
I loved the course – it was different to what I expected. I will do the ‘Combating Fear of Public Speaking’ course. I like the psychology of the training.
Sarah Bowern, English National Opera
Great Course. Really helpful insight into how to improve my public speaking skills. I noticed and felt improvement and a difference in my abilities during the day.
Michelle Rogerson, National Trust
This course covers the most important skills and knowledge required for public speaking, including what steps you need to take to become a good public speaker; how to build important public speaking skills (e.g. clarity, articulation); how to use body language effectively and minimise negative impact of body language; how to prepare for a public speech, talk or a presentation; and how to deliver a talk for maximum effectiveness.
Practical exercises with personalised feedback and examples make a significant proportion of the course. Exercises are designed to enable fast progress in improving public speaking. The practical exercises are also designed to equip participants with techniques required to combine skills learned during the course.
The course presents an opportunity to also focus on skills required for public speaking in specific areas of interest, such as board meetings, conferences or examinations.
Who is this course for?
The course is suitable for anyone wishing to improve public speaking skills. Previous participants have included executives, managers, researchers, bankers, advertisers, lecturers, solicitors, barristers, among other professionals, as well as students.
We offer a range of intensive Public Speaking courses as well as one-to-one coaching, and bespoke group training – please get in touch at the email below. Our courses can be taken on the Goldsmiths campus (tax-free), and off-campus (client offices).
Why study our public speaking courses?
Effective public speaking is rooted in a knowledge of human psychology, including how the human mind processes, accepts and rejects information, and how this process can be influenced.
Our public speaking courses are designed by multidisciplinary specialists. Our tutors have experience in advocacy (e.g. the English Bar), psychology, cognitive science, and influence/persuasion. They also have extensive international experience with public speaking delivery and teaching.
Class sizes are limited to eight per group, which allows every participant multiple opportunities to practice, and lets our tutors give lots of personalised feedback.
You may also be interested in the following public speaking short courses offered at Goldsmiths:
Combatting fear of public speaking – a one-day course designed to help those who feel they fear public speaking or are nervous and lack confidence during public speaking.
Decision making and the mind: weaknesses, biases and persuasion – a one-day course suitable for anyone wishing to learn about persuasion and mind influences and how they penetrate our mind to affect decision making. Understanding psychological processes at the core of decisions and communication are essential to effective public speaking.
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 shortcourses (@gold.ac.uk) 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% 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 an audience as possible.
Refund policy: See AIR courses main page
To book this course for a group, please email us air (@gold.ac.uk). The price for group bookings is £1,925. Group size for this course is capped at 8 people.
Starting date, Saturday 8 Feb 2020
10am-5pm | 1 day
Starting date, Thursday 20 Feb 2020
10am-5pm | 1 day
Starting date, Thursday 5 Mar 2020
10am-5pm | 1 day
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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