About Us


Charles Dickens (1812-1870), English novelist & social reformer

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of others.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870), English novelist & social reformer

Kim Crosby established Public Speaking Matters to provide public speaking training solutions for people based worldwide.

Kim began her career working in the travel and tourism sectors then changed industries, working for BAE Combat Vehicles. She subsequently worked in the Sultanate of Oman.

Since returning to the UK, Kim has worked in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), then worked for industry analyst companies, the Hewson Group and IDC.

Kim has a BA(Hons) from the University of Sunderland (achieved via attending night school) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Imperial College, University of London. She is also a Chartered Marketer.

Kim is a Member of Toastmasters International (TM), a global organisation devoted to the art of public speaking and leadership. Thus she is an Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG); is a Past President of London Corinthians Toastmasters Public Speaking club; and was an award winner at the UK & Ireland Public Speaking Championships. She also dabbles in stand-up comedy.

Over the years, Kim has done much voluntary work including being Chair of Carers Action, Carers Network Westminster, which is a regional centre for the charity, Carers Trust (which represents the needs of unpaid carers). 

Kim Crosby

Kim Crosby

Founder and CEO



Celebrating diversity.

Encouraging people to be who they are,
rather than them lamenting who they are not.


Public speaking training has been delivered to some of the world’s coolest brands in Amsterdam; Bratislava; Brussels; Cairo; Dubai; Dublin; Frankfurt; Geneva; Milan; Moscow; Rolle (Switzerland); Stockholm; Zurich, as well as in London and throughout the UK.

Customers include (but are not limited to): Action Against Hunger; American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS); Associated British Ports; Babcock Engineering; Baron International Services; Blind Veterans UK; DatOps; Department for Culture, Media & Sport; Diamond Light Source Limited; Electric Paper Ltd; fj Cleveland; GamCom Solutions Ltd; Halcrow Water Services; HM Land Registry; IDC; Imperial College London; Institution of Civil Engineers; Institute of Physics; Intercai Mondiale Ltd; Kroll; LANSA Ltd; Lyondell Chemie Nederland BV; Mind; National Farmers Union; Nissan International; Omnicom Finance; Oracle Corporation; Orange Business Services (delivered worldwide); Oxford Citizens Housing Association; QinetiQ Group plc; Research in Motion (RIM); Richmond, The American International University in London; Royal Bank of Scotland; UPS Ltd; Vodafone; World Courier Management Ltd; Xchanging; Yorkshire Bank; ZS Associates