This workshop can be delivered face-to-face or online. 


This course will help to build your confidence and skills in giving speeches. You will explore techniques for planning and delivering talks, as well as ways to engage your audience in a range of public speaking situations. 

During the course you will develop and deliver a speech on a topic of your choice. You will receive detailed feedback on your performance from the other course participants and your trainer.  

This workshop is for you if ...

You would like to be better at planning and delivering speeches at work.


After taking this workshop you should be able to:

  • plan, structure and deliver short speeches to meet your audience needs  
  • use your speeches to engage, motivate and inspire others 
  • give credible impromptu speeches at work when needed.

Workshop outline

Public speaking fundamentals  

  • The differences between speeches and presentations 
  • The features of an effective speech 
  • Introducing a speaker 

Generating ideas for a speech 

  • Preparing a speech 
  • Researching a speech 
  • Methods for generating speech ideas 

Structuring a speech  

  • How does an audience listen? 
  • Engaging with an effective opening and closing 
  • Frameworks to design a speech structure  

The language for speeches 

  • Engaging speech language 
  • Engaging speech devices 

Managing nerves when public speaking 

  • The effect of stress 
  • Strategies for overcoming fear 
  • Rehearsal techniques  

Public speaking delivery 

  • Generating a calm and credible image 
  • Techniques to maximise vocal delivery 
  • Delivering someone else’s speech 

Managing the unexpected when public speaking 

  • Giving an impromptu speech 
  • Managing challenging moments 
  • Responding to questions 

Public speaking mini-clinic 

  • Identifying the key elements of a successful speech 
  • Evaluating your speech and setting goals 
  • Assessing your speech performance  


Why choose us?

Find out why you should choose us and how we deliver our workshops face-to-face or online

Full-day workshop schedule

Face-to-face Public training dates 2021/2022
1-2 February 25-26 March 12-13 April
10-11 June 16-17 August 14-15 October
11-12 November 14-15 March 2022