Public Speaking Training

Learn how to give confident and engaging keynote speeches and presentations

This half-day public speaking training course helps those who talk to an audience grow confidence, eloquence and impact

What you’ll learn

Great orators know how to connect with their audience, read the room and hold it spellbound. We’ll discuss what these speakers have in common, the techniques they use and how you can use your own personal style to emulate their success. From structuring your speech and finding the right pace to projecting your voice and overcoming your nerves, the trainer will take you through the steps to becoming a more powerful public speaker.

How you’ll learn

Courses for individuals and or pairs take place at our central London training centres or your own offices. Delegates are taught by experienced coaches who analyse the style, structure, content and delivery of your presentation. Presentations are recorded for playback and the trainer uses constructive critique and, if necessary, demonstration to enhance your performance. After training, you’ll receive full course notes by email and a link from which to download copies of your recordings. Each delegate also receives their own, personalised post-training evaluation report from the trainer, assessing their performance during the course and providing suggestions, exercises and tips for continuing to improve and develop.

Who this Public Speaking Training is for

This course is for you if you want to improve your delivery or overcome nerves when giving speeches or presenting at conferences, team meetings, pitches and events.  You may want to follow this course with Panel Speaker Training which focuses on becoming an engaging participant at roundtables and panels.

If your focus is on interviews for the media, you may find our Studio Media Training or Bespoke Media Training courses helpful.

Course Modules

Public Speaking Training Theory

  1. How great communicators use storytelling
  2. Choosing your narrative structure
  3. Conveying authority and self-assurance
  4. Self-sabotage and managing the internal critic
  5. Tips for virtual presenting

Practical exercises

  1. Presentation 1, followed by trainer critique
  2. Mark up your script
  3. Sentence-by-sentence direction
  4. Presentation 2, recorded, playback and critique
  5. Breathing exercises for controlling nerves

What our students say

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The training scenarios are as real to life as you could possibly get. They took considerable time to research our current plans and issues and used these to design a series of true to life radio and TV interviews. The team is outstanding, and their expertise and knowledge has been invaluable. Book them – you’ll be glad you did.

NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group
, Communications Manager

Being equipped with an NCTJ Diploma does massive favours for your future, and the skills the course taught me are ones I lean on every single day. The simple fact is, I wouldn’t be where I am without that course. 

Alex Barker
, Videographer & Presenter
, The Athletic

The teaching I received was second to none and despite having no experience whatsoever in journalism, the tutors made sure there was a friendly environment where I felt welcome to ask any questions I needed. I was able to finish the course and go into a job working for The Sun.

Olivia Allhusen
, Junior Journalist
, The Sun

I really could not recommend Press Association enough to anyone who is looking to jump into the fascinating world of journalism. The course equips you with all the necessary skills you need to enter the industry and the wide range of topics covered leaves it hard for you to ever feel bored.

Holly Bishop
, Digital Reporter
, GB News

The lifelike interview settings and tasks that PA Media Training deal in replicate perfectly the real-world feel of a tough media interview and help the delegates come out of the day feeling much more confident that they can play an active role in representing their organisation.

Transport for London
, Director of Communications & Corporate Affairs

What a great session we had on Communicating with Impact. Bridgid shared practical techniques to enhance and develop our communications skills so we can present and speak publicly or to senior stakeholders with confidence and impact.  I speak for my whole team in highly recommending Bridgid Nzekwu if you are after effective and fun communication training.

, Group Legal Director, Corporate Commercial & Compliance

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