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Today, participation in public speaking events has become a typical responsibility for many professionals. A public speaking course from one of the top providers listed above will teach you how to turn each and every public speaking engagement into a memorable experience for all relevant parties. Considering that an effective keynote speech, sales pitch or presentation could be a make or break factor when attempting to advance your career, finalise a big deal or broaden the influence of your company, it is unwise to cut corners when improving your grasp of this important skill.

Distinguish yourself from competitors and begin delivering high quality speeches, presentations and digital content that inspires audiences to get behind your vision! 

Public speaking course content 

The content of public speaking courses can vary depending on the type of speaking engagement you need to train for: conferences, multimedia (using various media - visuals, audio, etc), presentations, or simply giving an effective talk to your team. Different types of public speaking courses exist to fit all of these needs.

During your course you will receive expert advice from your instructor and spend time considering what constitutes an effective speaker. In many cases you will plan and practice your own short speaking presentations, and some might be recorded for you to view back and assess. You are also likely to receive feedback from your instructor and fellow participants during the process. Here are some examples of the content your public speaking course is likely to focus on:

  • Tackling nerves and boosting confidence
  • Structuring your speaking
  • Understanding your audience
  • How to incorporate anecdotes
  • Creating a visual narrative with tools like Powerpoint or Keynote
  • Body language
  • Speaking on camera or with a microphone

Who should attend public speaking courses

Public speaking courses are suitable for all professionals, but are particularly useful to those who are frequently required to speak in front of large audiences on behalf of their company. Alternatively, professionals who regularly deliver presentations, team talks or are required to appear on camera could also find public speaking courses beneficial.

Benefits of taking public speaking courses

A public speaking course will show you how to develop your speaking skills with an end goal of becoming an effective speaker in public engagements  You are guaranteed to leave your course with increased confidence and a better grasp on what effective speaking is so that you can apply these skills yourself in a variety of situations and to various audiences.

Format of public speaking courses  

The majority of public speaking courses are delivered in-house at your company, or at the training provider's designated location. Since public speaking is hinged on the interaction between a speaker and audience, it is important to incorporate this dynamic into the training course for a better learning experience. 

Both in-house and open training formats allow expert instructors to offer first-hand advice, demonstrate effective public speaking in person and give participants the opportunity to take part in role-play scenarios. Another benefit of in-house or open training is that participants can identify their strengths and areas for improvement through one-to-one tuition and feedback from their instructor.

Related training categories

Couldn't find what you were looking for under public speaking courses? Narrow your search by checking out presentation skills or broaden it and browse our personal development category. 

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