Testimonials

"With the prospect of delivering a Senior Banquet speech at the school where I am Chairman of the Governors, I enrolled for a one day Advanced course at the College of Public Speaking. Following this excellent course, I requested the College of Public Speaking to review my speech. Then came the big day. I can't begin to tell you how many compliments I received afterwards, and it carried over into the following day, comments like: "incredibly well done", "best that I have ever heard", "well structured and delivered", "great job", "I have to have a copy of that speech", "Lisa, I had no idea that you were that great of a speaker", "very genuine and touching speech". All thanks to the highly instructive training day and the insightful commentary of my speech."
Lisa Smith
"Excellent. One of the best events ever attended"
John Foley - Ministry of Justice
"I must say I really did enjoy myself yesterday and came away with so much from the course which so often you don't!"
Victoria Smith - State Street Heath & Safety Executive
"I learned some really useful techniques that I can apply immediately. There was an effective mix of both tools and practice opportunities. The video is a brilliant tool for immediate feedback."
Palvinder Pooni - HR Manager - British Telecom talent pool
"Very good and very un-jargon-filled. Pitched exactly right for the audience / participants"
Desmond Shawe-Taylor - Art Historian - Buckingham Palace
"Excellent from the start, this was clearly going to be both an enjoyable and very useful learning experience."
Jon Knott (London Borough of Newham)
"Dear Vince, I hope you are well. I have been meaning to write to you for a while just to say how glad I am I did the public speaking course with you earlier on in the year and how much it has helped me. Since the first conference I had in Glasgow I have spoken 3 more times at different events and have actually enjoyed it! Thank you for all your help."
Olivia du Pont - Language student
'Everyone who attended the session took something useful away with them, and will face public speaking with greater confidence in the future.' 
Debbie Charles - Marketing Manager - Edwin Coe Solicitors 

'Vince provides practical common sense advice. Anyone listening to him cannot fail to pick up at least one new tip or pointer. I appreciate his 
non-prescriptive approach, which rightly recognises but also enhances a speaker's individual style.' 
Vernon Dennis – Partner - Howard Kennedy Solicitors 

'I found the course very useful.  The trainer critiqued by presentation style with various challenging exercises video recorded and analysed.  I have a number of key areas on which to work (preparation, introduction impact, presentation hooks, closing impact, etc).  He also looked at our standard sales presentations and again offered some very useful advice.' 
Paul Watmough - Director of New Business - Speedwell Associates Ltd 

'Working with Vince on a number of presentation projects was great fun.  He highlighted what I was doing well and gave me some supportive feedback on areas for improvement.  The advice was specifically geared towards the requirements of the venue and the needs of my audience.  His experience and insights were invaluable.' 
Ali Zaidi – Partner - Edwin Coe 

'The College of Public Speaking provided us with a half day training course on the art of speaking in public. They delivered an informative and practical session that already has helped the attendees build their confidence in this area.' 
Francesca Lagerberg - National Tax Director - Smith & Williamson 

'Despite doing numerous presentations at work over the years I've actually never done any formal public speaking training before. I was amazed at how quickly I could identify the areas which needed improvement and see the changes on video after one session. I have remembered the key points from our class and I use them almost daily now. I've found it a real help. I'd thoroughly recommend this training method' 
Tony Kezos — Detective Inspector — Metropolitan Police 

'The course was beneficial and covered strong advice to achieve the skills of a confident speaker. It identified my strengths as well as areas for improvement. Through use of video it gave me a new realisation of myself and how I can improve. It was a very good course. I'm happy I had the opportunity to take part. Thanks Vince' 
Christina Mullan — Housing Projects Officer — Greenwich Council 
"Very useful and appropriately pitched for skill levels of delegates"
Rachael Baker - Head of Organisational Change & Development - TAC
"Very good course. Extremely well taught"
Simon Spencer - Aerospace, Automotive and Engineering Manager - TAC
"I found the course very beneficial. I had to do a presentation to 5 people last week and it was much better than before, so thank you very much for your help and patience. I will definitely be recommending you to others in my company."
Vikki Trister - HR and Recruitment Manager - The Palmarium Group
"Really helpful - There are a huge number of people in Stolt who would benefit from this."
Bill Millar - General Manager - Stolt Tankers - Holland
"My team and I were really impressed with how quickly we could develop our existing speaking skills into a far more polished performance. I could really see the difference in my staff at the end of the training session and we all now have a greater understanding of what makes an effective speaker. With so much interaction and time to practice, we really felt the benefits. I would thoroughly recommend this course from the College of Public Speaking - it should be a basic skill for all employees."
Jason Ashwood - Detective Chief Inspector - Metropolitan Police
"An exceptionally useful day's training, delivered in a positive and personable manner, very enjoyable and significant food for thought. Thank you."
Diane Wilson - DCI Notts Police
"Very well delivered and to see the benefits in 3 hours in myself and others is inspiring and amazing."
Annie Wallis - DC Notts Police
"Vince came in to work with a number of inexperienced speakers who were scheduled to start delivering internal training courses. By the end of the day, their confidence and delivery skills had dramatically improved and they went on to perform admirably in their training assignments."
R. Johnson - HM Treasury
"I found the communication skills course really valuable. It not only helped increase the confidence of everyone who participated but also drew out our existing skills. By the end of the day every delegate had improved demonstrably and we all felt really motivated."
Helen Becket - Head of Communications - Media Trust
"Everyone who attended the session took something useful away with them, and will face public speaking with greater confidence in the future."
Debbie Charles - Marketing Manager - Edwin Coe Solicitors
"Vince provides practical common sense advice. Anyone listening to him cannot fail to pick up at least one new tip or pointer. I appreciate his ?non-prescriptive approach, which rightly recognises but also enhances a speaker's individual style."
Vernon Dennis - Partner - Howard Kennedy Solicitors
"I found the course very useful. The trainer critiqued by presentation style with various challenging exercises video recorded and analysed. I have a number of key areas on which to work (preparation, introduction impact, presentation hooks, closing impact, etc). He also looked at our standard sales presentations and again offered some very useful advice."
Paul Watmough - Director of New Business - Speedwell Associates Ltd
"Working with Vince on a number of presentation projects was great fun. He highlighted what I was doing well and gave me some supportive feedback on areas for improvement. The advice was specifically geared towards the requirements of the venue and the needs of my audience. His experience and insights were invaluable."
Ali Zaidi - Partner - Edwin Coe
"The College of Public Speaking provided us with a half day training course on the art of speaking in public. They delivered an informative and practical session that already has helped the attendees build their confidence in this area."
Francesca Lagerberg - National Tax Director - Smith & Williamson
"Despite doing numerous presentations at work over the years I've actually never done any formal public speaking training before. I was amazed at how quickly I could identify the areas which needed improvement and see the changes on video after one session. I have remembered the key points from our class and I use them almost daily now. I've found it a real help. I'd thoroughly recommend this training method"
Tony Kezos - Detective Inspector - Metropolitan Police
"The course was beneficial and covered strong advice to achieve the skills of a confident speaker. It identified my strengths as well as areas for improvement. Through use of video it gave me a new realisation of myself and how I can improve. It was a very good course. I'm happy I had the opportunity to take part. Thanks Vince"
Christina Mullan - Housing Projects Officer - Greenwich Council
"Having been a reluctant participant in the course, I found it extremely useful and far more positive than I had expected."
Kathryn Jones - Art Historian - Buckingham Palace
"Thank you - very enjoyable and worthwhile."
Andrea Simpson - Solicitor - The Land Registry
"Worked very well. Enjoyed the course and I think it will help in the future."
Steve Correy - Solicitor - The Land Registry
"I took three coaching sessions with Vince at the College of Public Speaking, with the aim of developing my performance in the art and discipline of refining my impact and delivery of keynote speeches. Vince developed great rapport, clarified my goals, provided great support, skillfully provoked areas where I could do better, offered direct advice and ideas where this was appropriate rather than pussyfooting around areas where I needed to be challenged. This was only possible due to Vince's extensive experience in public speaking plus an array of coaching techniques which were used authentically and naturally rather than in a 'wooden' way. I have already put the lessons learned into practice and this has enabled me to significantly raise my profile with key clients. At the same time, I have secured a slot as a TV presenter, which is a vital aspect of gaining more business for my company. This has arisen in part as a direct consequence of the confidence and skills I developed with Vince. I would recommend Vince to anyone seeking to develop their personal performance in ways that lead to top and bottom line performance improvement. He sets himself apart from the coaching community by his ability to engage with real life issues and not just the 'psychology' of coaching. In the words of Rock'n'Roll, Vince is 'Simply the Best'."
Peter Cook MBA, FCIPD, MRSC C.Chem, MCIM, NLP Master - Managing Director, Human Dynamics Author 'Best Practice Creativity' and 'Sex, Leadership and Rock'n'Roll'

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  • About us

    The College of Public Speaking uses a tried and tested methodology that has proven effective with millions of budding speakers worldwide.

  • Michael Ronayne

    Michael Ronayne - National Speaking Champion - 3rd time in 6 years

  • Vince Stevenson (The Fear Doctor)

    Vince Stevenson (The Fear Doctor) is a well known speaker/trainer and has won a number of awards for leadership, education and development. Vince is a National speech finalist in recent years.

  • Richard Johnson

  • Public Speaking App

    Public Speaking Pal is a new modular application for Public Speaking on iPhone/iPad and Android platforms.

  • Find our Venues

    Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9JP