Public Speaking and Presenting

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Goldsmiths, University of London:

8 Lewisham Way


SE14 6NW

United Kingdom

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“The teacher was amazing, really engaging and expert, perfect for this type of course.”

“I appreciate the realistic and relatable examples which accompanied the theory. This course struck the perfect balance of theory/practice application for me. I appreciate the individual feedback and Fatos was a fantastic teacher. Very knowledgeable."

Train with a multi-disciplinary expert with over 10 years of experience in delivering public speaking training

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

Communication is one of the most powerful tools we possess. As public speaking is a significant part of communication, investing in public speaking training is investing in advanced communication.

Why choose our Public Speaking courses

- Quality teaching of public speaking requires knowledge of psychology of humans, including how human mind processes (e.g. accepts and rejects) information; and mind influences.

Our Public Speaking courses are designed by multidisciplinary specialists, and are taught by tutors with training in advocacy (e.g. the English Bar), psychology, cognitive sciences and mind influences. Moreover, tutors of this course have extensive experience of public speaking delivery and teaching internationally.

- Places are limited to 8 per group to provide ample opportunity for practice and personalised feedback

- Our courses include key techniques of the Bar training that are well-known internationally for outstanding quality.

- Our courses equip learners with long lasting skills, as opposed to merely a change of state during the course.

Key elements of this course

1. Skills and knowledge required
• Understanding skills and knowledge needed in general to excel in public speaking
• Identifying individual specific areas for development

• Developing voice
• Developing clarity
• Articulating thoughts, and arranging and expressing ideas
• Using body language effectively
• Developing confidence

2. Overcoming Barriers
• Understanding barriers to public speaking
• Combatting nervousness
• Minimising distracters
• Increasing control over content
• Increasing control over length of talk

3. Preparation
• Preparing for a public speech / talk
• Understanding audiences
• Tailoring the talk to different audiences
• Planning the wording / speech writing
• Building control over content of talk
• Keeping to time
• Tailoring length of talk as to time limitations
• Tailoring presentation to one’s personality

4. Delivery

• Understanding techniques
• Starting a talk
• Connecting with diverse audiences
• Adapting your talk to the reactions of the audience
• Delivering memorable public speeches and presentations
• Tailoring the length of a presentation to unexpected changes in the time available
• Creating and maintaining a positive energy/atmosphere in the audience
• Being persuasive
• Using findings from science to increase effectiveness
• Closing a talk
• Communicating persuasively and effectively in general
• Learning how to enjoy public speaking

5. Bespoke training and techniques

• Combining skills gained
• Practical exercises tailored to individuals’ needs
• Personalised feedback and guidance
• Working on specific areas of interest, such as preparation for a board meeting, conference or classroom presentation, oral exam, speaking in meetings, job interviews.

Is this course for me?

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to improve public speaking skills. Our participants have included: Executives, Managers, Researchers, Bankers, Advertisers, Lecturers, Solicitors, Barristers, and other professionals as well as students.

Other recommended courses to be taken separately or in combination

Combatting Fear of Public Speaking – a one-day course designed to help those who feel they fear public speaking or are nervous and lack confidence during public speaking.

Intermediate Public Speaking and Presenting – a one-day course for those who wish to take their public speaking to a more advanced level.

Decision Making and the Mind: Weaknesses, Biases and Persuasion – a one-day course suitable for anyone wishing to learn about persuasion and mind influences and how they penetrate our mind to affect decision making. Understanding psychological processes at the core of decisions and communication are essential to effective public speaking.

Bespoke training for 1-1 or group bookings – available on request.

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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 10 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 and Law’ and 'Decision Making and the Mind: Weaknesses, Biases and Persuassion' courses.


We will send you an email with room details and directions to the venue.

Fees, £275


  • 10% when a participant enrolls for more than one of our courses (at the same time)

  • 20% UK students

  • 25% Members of the UK Law and Society Association (UKLSA)

  • If five people register from the same institution for the same intake, the fifth place is free

  • Goldsmiths students, staff and alumni - email us for current 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.

Booking information

Group bookings: To book this course for a group, please email us air( The price for group bookings is £1,925. Group size for this course is capped at 8 people.


Email:; Phone: +44 (0)20 7078 5468.

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Goldsmiths, University of London:

8 Lewisham Way


SE14 6NW

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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