Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), English journalist, poet, and novelist

Public Speaking Matters I

Public speaking training course

Words are… the most powerful drug used by mankind
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), English journalist, poet and novelist

The Effective Professional: Communicating with Confidence I

Do you want to:

  • Improve your communication skills?
  • Speak confidently at formal events or informal meetings?
  • Capture and hold the attention of others?

If the answer to these questions is yes, then do join us on this training course.

Speaking in front of others is many people’s greatest fear. Yet it needn’t be.

With guidance and practice all of us can be effective communicators and public speakers.

Aimed at anyone in any role at any level of an organisation, the purpose of this intensive 1 day public speaking training course is to equip people with communication skills that will be invaluable in work and life.

Developing public speaking skills improves one to one communication too (either face to face; via telephone; teleconference; videoconference; or webcast).

And, whether communicating with 1, 10, 100 or more people, the same techniques apply. Also, by encouraging people to consider the words that they use to communicate verbally, written communication improves too.

As the international language for communication in business, maritime and aviation is English, the training will be delivered in this language. But the principles learned can be used in other languages too.

The training session is limited to 6 delegates to maximise practice time (the only way to learn this key life skill). And the day is crafted to boost confidence, be motivating and inspiring.

The training will be delivered by a member of Toastmasters International (TM), a global, not-for-profit organisation devoted to the art of public speaking and leadership. The trainer is a Past President of one of the UK’s oldest public speaking / TM clubs; and an award winner at the UK & Ireland public speaking championships; an Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG); and a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), which is the highest accolade that can be achieved at TM.

To provide delegates with consistency in terms of Continuing Personal Development (CPD), the training is based on the TM model used at 17,000 speaking clubs worldwide. And the increasingly popular TED talks ( are based on the TM model too.

Conducted within a supportive and encouraging environment the course will focus on:

  • Speaking before others to time
  • Maximising the attention span of the audience
  • Delivering a speech / presentation / talk
  • Impromptu speaking (so helping when speaking at meetings; dealing with Question & Answer (Q&A) sessions; or doing an elevator pitch)
  • Vocal variety
  • Structure
  • Content
  • Working With Words
  • Gestures and body language
  • Learning the value of props (items) to bring alive a narrative
  • The protocol for being a Master of Ceremonies / Toastmaster / Chair

To underpin the learning points, English poetry, history and culture will be highlighted too.  That said, delegates are encouraged to celebrate their own unique culture and identity.

After attending the initial training, there are additional courses in the Public Speaking Matters suite, that builds on the principles covered on the first course.

This training has been delivered for Orange Business Services (globally); Associated British Ports; Juniper Networks; ShoreTel; Roger, Stirk, Harbour & Partners; Imperial College, University of London; and charities, including Blind Veterans; Carers UK; and Mind, the United Kingdom’s  leading mental health charity.

The training has been delivered in Amsterdam; Brussels; Bratislava; Cairo; Dubai; Dublin; Frankfurt; Geneva; Luxembourg; Milan; Moscow; Rolle (Switzerland); Stockholm; Zurich; and throughout the United Kingdom.

Over a thousand people from all backgrounds have attended this training and 100% feedback has been positive. Click here for some of their Testimonials.

Course Details

Ms Kim Crosby

£550 per delegate. 

Alternatively the training can be delivered cost-effectively in-house for organisations, either offline or online.

Who should attend this training?

Why attend the training?
Better representation of yourself and the organisation that you represent.

Where is the training held?
Public sessions of the training are normally held in Central London or are delivered virtually.

Or the training can be delivered cost-effectively in-house, worldwide.

When does the training take place?
The course timings are normally 09:00-17:30 local time, with refreshments from 08:30 hours. Note: The session is intensive with short breaks.

Maximum number of attendees:
To maximise practice time for delegates (the only way to learn this key life skill), the training is capped at 6 attendees, for online or offline delivery.

Learning outcomes:

  • Improved communication skills when speaking to audiences of 1 or more people
  • Improved ability to capture and hold the attention of others
  • Improved self image and corporate image