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Public Speaking Training courses

We are now back doing full face-to-face Public Speaking training, but we are also happy to train remotely via Microsoft Teams or Zoom, if that is your preferred option. Contact us to discuss or see Online training for details of smaller time slots.

If you’re looking for really great Public Speaking Training you’re in the right place.

Our Public Speaking training courses are designed to provide delegates with the skills necessary to stand up and speak in public. Good presentations are vital in every aspect of business, both internally and when trying to gain clients.

Companies large and small choose us – why? Your own tailored, Public Speaking course, at your own premises at the same price as a standard course from elsewhere.

The JMD Training difference is clear:

  • We come to you – your Public Speaking Training will be given on your site
  • There will only be people from your company on your course
  • We offer a money-back guarantee if any delegates are not completely satisfied
  • The training date is around you, not us!
  • Our prices are astounding
  • Our courses are never cancelled

All Public Speaking training can be adapted to the needs of the individual or organisation and we would encourage you to think about what you actually need from the training and contact us to discuss.

We offer training in London and all surrounding areas such as Richmond, Twickenham, Brentford, Hounslow, Feltham, Wimbledon, Putney, Kingston, Staines, Reading, Croydon, Leatherhead, Surrey, Reigate, Redhill, Dorking, Weybridge, Walton, Epsom, Esher, Ewell, Woking, Banstead, Ascot, Bracknell, Heathrow, Uxbridge, Ealing, Surbiton, Sunbury, Farnham, High Wycombe, Crawley, Sutton, St Albans, Watford, Fulham, etc.

Clients who have benefitted from our Public Speaking training include:

“Very engaging presentation – our trainer definitely “walked her talk”! Lots of good tips – pitched at the right level.” – Natasha Murray, Lady Eleanor Holles School

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Course Type Cost per day
1 to 1 training £425
2 to 4 delegates £845
5 to 8 delegates £1195

Prices are PER DAY, and NOT per-person! E.g. if there’s 5 people on the course, you pay £1195. All prices exclude VAT.

For further details, please fill in the contact form. If you are ready to book, please fill in the contact form with your first and second choice of date – if we cannot accommodate these dates we will give you a 10% discount and arrange a mutually convenient date within 24 hours.

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Aims of the Public Speaking course

The aim of the course is to provide delegates with the confidence to stand up and speak in public. 

Course objectives 

  • Consider the target audience when planning style and content
  • Understand the importance of body language and vocal delivery
  • Structure, plan and prepare a clear and effective presentation
  • Identify their audience and their purpose
  • Demonstrate the platform skills required to give an effective presentation which has a real impact on their audience
  • Deliver presentations confidently and professionally
  • Analyse your audience and deal with questions and objections more confidently
  • Handle nerves
  • Understand how visual aids can aid an presentation
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of their performance with the use of constructive feedback

How the course is run

This one/two day instructor-led course has an interactive approach, with plenty of opportunity for delegates to practise the new skills they learn. All delegates will be expected to give a presentation.


Participants should bring with them material that could be used to prepare a short presentation. This may, or may not be, work-related.

Introduction and Objectives 

  • What makes a good presentation and a good public speaker
  • Why effective presentations are important
  • Projecting positive image
  • Factors that inhibit us

Identifying the audience

  • Who are we presenting to?
  • What are their needs?
  • Why are they here?

Structuring a presentation

  • What is the presentation trying to achieve?
  • Introductions that will gain immediate interest
  • How to make your audience feel positive
  • Using language that persuades and inspires
  • Length of presentation and managing time
  • Presentation summary

Platform skills

  • Why Body language is so important
  • Eye contact
  • Posture
  • Movement
  • Gestures
  • Vocal projection
  • Using pauses for impact
  • Handling the mannerisms that distract

Managing our state

  • Coping with speaker nerves

The Voice

  • Stress and the voice
  • Voice Projection vs Headsets

Delivering your presentation

  • Rehearsals
  • Setting up on the day
  • Staying in control

Designing and using visual aids    

  • Why use visual aids?
  • How to use them effectively to enhance a presentation
  • Pitfalls when using visual aids

Handling questions

  • How to handle audience questions
  • Using questions for constructive feedback

Evaluating our presentation

  • Why evaluate how our presentation went?
  • Methods for evaluating the effectiveness of our presentations

Optional Extras

Effective written Presentation for letters and report writing

Effective e-mail Presentation

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