Transformational Authentic Public Speaking Courses in London
Would you like to conquer your fear of public speaking and develop authentic confidence?
Or are you an experienced speaker who’d like to make a more profound and genuine impact with your audience?
Either way, our unique, powerful and fun public speaking courses in London make a radical difference.
Foundation public speaking courses
Everyone starts with our Foundation public speaking courses in London. Because of our unique method, they are suitable for both beginners and more advanced public speakers. And they are the ideal way to build and develop your confidence and ability in authentic public speaking.
The full Foundation public speaking course runs for 4 days over two modules (Foundation One and Foundation Two). You can book the whole course at once, or just start with Foundation One.
What support is available after the training?
Our optional Presence Public Speaking Club will give you the change to practice and embed your skills in a safe and encouraging atmosphere, for as long as you need. Sign up for a year and renew for as long as you want. (Many people keep renewing their membership as they are enjoying it so much).
Why two days?
A 2-day workshop allows you to go deeper and have more time practising and embedding your skills, meaning that the learning “sticks” much better, and you’ll remember more in your everyday life.
Where do your workshops take place?
All of our workshops take place in lovely, comfortable and often magical venues in Central London. We choose beautiful and cosy spaces to train in as we believe that this enhances everyone’s learning experience. Our main venue is the wonderful October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AL. You can see pictures of all our venues if you click through to individual events on our upcoming courses page.
How is our approach different?
We are social creatures. Relationships are at the heart of what it means to be human. Our experience is that if we can help people get the relationships right, everything else falls into place. This is especially true for public speaking.
No amount of techniques and tricks will help you speak effectively unless you can really connect with your audience and they can feel that you’re truly at ease at the front of the room.
Our unique approach to public speaking goes much deeper than most others. We’ll help you to develop an authentically confident personal public speaking style that will allow you to connect with your audience, and successfully get your points across in a way that impacts your audience intellectually and emotionally.
Are these workshops for me?
Whether you are terrified of public speaking (as many of our participants are), or you’re relatively confident and simply want a more powerful connection with your audience, our gentle yet radical approach can help you.
We’ve helped CEOs, Lecturers, Lawyers, Bricklayers, Teachers, Entrepreneurs, Models, Actors, aspiring Politicians, Plumbers and Computer Programmers. Over the years we’ve taught thousands of people from almost any profession you can think of, and at all levels of seniority.
Our workshops are regularly described by our participants as “amazing”, “life changing” and “the best workshop I’ve ever taken”.
Over 95% of participants report a significant increase in their public speaking confidence after only 2 days of training. It is astonishingly rare to find anyone that we’re not able to help.
But don’t take our word for how good our training is, check out the video testimonials below and the written testimonials elsewhere on this page. Or click the button below to see our latest Google reviews.
What our clients say about our public speaking courses in London
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How does your training work?
We’ll help you get to the root of your challenge with public speaking by learning how to master your emotions, the symptoms of adrenaline and your negative thoughts, so that your mind and body start working for you not against you.
We’ll teach you how to be comfortable with eye contact, work with your breathing, get comfortable with silence and how connecting with your audience can actually calm you down. These are simple yet radical techniques (neglected by most other training methods) that really work.
Our workshops combine the powerful, yet gentle Relational Presence® method with many other effective techniques to help you achieve your public speaking goals.
Foundation One includes practical one-to-one and group exercises with plenty of individual feedback and coaching.
You’ll cover all the essential areas such as handling nerves, speaking without notes and making powerful use of silence, and receive tailored handouts at the end of each day so you can focus on learning rather than note-taking. All our public speaking courses take place in London.
Benefits of this public speaking workshop:
- Feel confident standing in front of an audience
- Develop your own unique ‘voice’ and style
- Build genuine rapport with your audience
- Express yourself with authenticity and clarity
- Speak ‘off the cuff’ without notes
- Refine your abililty to give and receive appreciation
Foundation Two builds on Foundation One and will enable you to develop strategies for applying your new found self-assurance in a business environment.
You will learn how to create presentations for different audiences, how to deal with Q&A sessions and how to deal with difficult audiences; to effectively get your message across every time you speak. You will also develop essential one-to-one communications skills. All of our public speaking courses are take place in London. Foundation One is a Pre-requisite for Foundation Two.
Benefits of this public speaking workshop:
- Make a powerful first impression – be the person remembered at networking events or business meetings
- Master Q&A sessions
- Learn to deal with difficult audiences
- Practice public speaking to different workplace audiences: from customers to team mates to senior executives
(Package includes Foundation One and Two, plus 1 year’s membership of The Presence Club.)
Taking a great course is only the first chapter in the story. Once you understand the skills of authentic public speaking, what you really need is practice in a supportive environment. Our complete Foundation Package includes a full year’s membership of the Presence Club, which meets once a month in central London, giving you the opportunity to really embed and integrate the authentic public speaking skills you have learned on the Foundation course. For more details about the Presence Club click here.
You can book your membership of the Club now, as part of the discounted package and start attending as soon as you’ve completed both Foundation 1 and Foundation 2. And of course, if you don’t want to book it now, you can join the club at any time after completing the second part of the course.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, absolutely. More than half the people who come on our workshops identify as somewhere between feeling unconfident in public speaking and absolutely terrified of public speaking, and they almost always make huge breakthroughs on the course. Even if the idea of taking a public speaking workshop scares you, we’ll do our best to find a way to make it a safe experience for you, by taking things gently and step by step. Many participants are pleasantly surprised by how “not scary” a public speaking workshop can be! Take a look at our Google reviews elsewhere on this page for confirmation.
If you’re already confident in public speaking, our method will significantly deepen your existing confidence and allow you to make a much more powerful and authentic connection with your audience, ensuring that your message gets across with impact. 20-30% of the participants on the workshops are in a similar position to you, and they all report that they get something very valuable from the workshops.
The first thing to say here is that you’re in very good company. Many of the other participants on a workshop will be in the same boat as you, so you’ll be far from the only one. And we take this into account in how we design the workshops. There’s no getting thrown in at the deep end and all the exercises are voluntary, so it’s all very low pressure. At the end of the day public speaking is a group skill, so it’s best learned in a group. Our job is to make that group experience as safe as possible, and we take that very seriously. So almost everyone, even if they were scared before the workshop, discovers that the workshop was much less scary than they imagined (dare we say it even enjoyable). So, no, you almost certainly don’t need to do one to one coaching before coming to do a workshop. Just sign up and we’ll look after you.
We want our courses to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income. If you are unable to afford our courses, but would still like to attend, we do offer a limited number of partial scholarships. The price for these places is £325+VAT (instead of the full price of £575+VAT).
If you wish to apply for one of these places contact us letting us know which course you’d like to attend, what would you do with your life/work if public speaking wasn’t a problem, and why you want a scholarship. We will let you know closer to the time if your application has been successful.