Overview & Curriculum

We offer a range of intensive Public Speaking courses; as well as 1-2-1 coaching and bespoke group training. Our courses can be taken on campus (tax-free) and off-campus (clients’ offices).

Why choose this course?

Effective public speaking requires skilful application of knowledge from a number of areas, including psychology, cognitive sciences and communications. Our public speaking courses use scientific findings from multiple disciplines, as opposed to pseudoscience. Our tutors have extensive experience of public speaking delivery and teaching; and have trained as barristers at the English Bar which strengthens the training with techniques that are well-known internationally for outstanding quality.

We offer a range of intensive Public Speaking courses; as well as 1-2-1 coaching and bespoke group training. Our courses can be taken on campus (tax-free) and off-campus (clients’ offices).

Program Features

Effective public speaking requires skilful application of knowledge from a number of areas, including psychology, cognitive sciences and communications. Our public speaking courses use scientific findings from multiple disciplines, as opposed to pseudoscience. Our tutors have extensive experience of public speaking delivery and teaching; and have trained as barristers at the English Bar which strengthens the training with techniques that are well-known internationally for outstanding quality.

Key elements of our public speaking training

During the course you will learn to: successfully deal with fear of public speaking; craft public speeches/presentations which captivate and influence audiences; and use techniques for delivering memorable public speeches and presentations.

Key elements of the course include:

  1. developing skills, including voice, clarity, intonation and body language;
  2. preparing for a public speech / talk, including order of preparation, understanding audiences, tailoring the talk to different audiences, and selecting the wording / speech writing;
  3. minimising nervousness and increasing confidence, including techniques for immediate and long term solutions; and
  4. delivery techniques, including clarity, memorable delivery, how to use findings from science to increase effectiveness, how to create and maintain a positive energy/atmosphere in the audience, persuasion, and how to combine all skills and knowledge gained for effective public speaking.

The course participants will practice the skills they learn and feedback.

This course is directed by Fatos Selita, an English barrister and a New York State Attorney; with training in Psychology, Genetics and Mind Influences; with over 9 years of experience in delivering public speaking training internationally; who is also a trainer in Mind Influences on Decision making, as well as the director of the ‘Psychology for Lawyers: Brain, Mind and Behaviour’ and ‘Decision Making: Brain, Mind and Behaviour’ courses.

Booking information

We are committed to providing reasonable teaching adjustments for students with disabilities that may impact on their learning experience. Please be advised that in order to provide an assessment and plan appropriate support we require as much notice as possible and, in some circumstances, up to 3 months. If you are planning to book, or have already booked, onto a short course please contact Goldsmiths Disability Team (disability@gold.ac.uk) at your earliest convenience.

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 audience as possible. *