Vince is a well-known public speaker course trainer and has won several awards for leadership, education, and development. He is a founder of the College of Public Speaking London UK and works as Education Director managing all aspects of public speaker course delivery and content. Vince is also one of the UK's leaders in public speaking coaching. He has worked with leaders across the spectrum of politics, industry, and finance and in numerous humanitarian roles.
Vince is an avid learner and has recently accomplished many certificates in Learning and Communication Science with the University of California, San Diego, the University of Amsterdam, and Instructional Design with the Institute of Adult Learning, Singapore. As part of Vince's devotion to lifelong learning, he's currently working on a Higher Educational Training Course at Harvard.
Vince is a qualified teacher/trainer, and over the last fifteen years, his enthusiastic membership in several voluntary organizations has helped to raise awareness and standards of effective communication. He is the trusted adviser behind the College's outstanding 'pro bono' service to the Third Sector.
In recent years Vince has travelled extensively and delivered sessions for the Civil Service in Mauritius and Train the Trainer sessions for oil companies from Glasgow to Kurdistan, northern Iraq. Various programs at Insead International Business School near Paris, and at the Asia Foundation, Save the Children, and BRAC, the world's largest NGO in Bangladesh. He has assisted in developing the TEDx Storytelling project in Bucharest and Sibiu. Worked with Vodaphone executives in the Faroe Islands. He was a guest speaker at LSE, UCL, KCL, SOAS, and the University of Malta. He is a regular contributor at St Mungo`s Recovery College, Changing Faces, and Medecins Sans Frontieres. In recent years he has been the guest keynote speaker at the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts Executive Academy, keynote speaker at Royal Bank of Scotland, London, keynote speaker at the Women's Fabian Society at the House of Commons, London, and the Zajel Peace Project, Nablus, Palestine. He's also been a judge at the world final of the English Speaking Union's junior competition. He has recently committed his efforts to a team of academics from Canterbury University to review the use and misuse of rhetoric in modern politics. Vince has also worked with Southern University's Purchasing Consortium at Reading University, delivering sessions with students from up and down the country.
Vince has worked with NGOs, politicians, civil servants, and many companies on speech writing over the last 12 years. In October 2017, he wrote the inaugural speeches for the directors of Louvre Abu Dhabi, a £1 billion museum venture.
Vince is also a specialist in vocal development techniques and runs regular workshops. He loves helping people overcome their fear of public speaking and is the facilitator for the College of Public Speaking's groundbreaking Fear of Public Speaking Retreat. He also coaches groups and individuals to achieve excellent interview results. Vince has also written two books on public speaking development and overcoming anxiety.
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Why choose Vince Stevenson from the College of Public Speaking as your trainer?
He's a successful speaker/trainer with thousands of hours of classroom experience.
He first introduced the fear of public speaking classes to the UK in 2006.
Vince is a devoted speaker/trainer, and leader.
"An exceptionally useful day's training, delivered in a positive and personanable manner, very enjoyable and significant food for thought. Thank You."
"The anxiety is gone - now that I understand it. Not only can I make a presentation - I feel I have so much to give now. It's quite a transformation."
"Since attending the course, I feel like a completely different person; more confident, relaxed and easy going. I gave a speech at work last week and it went so so well."