Do you want to become an excellent communicator?
Do you want to take that next step in effective leadership?
Do you want to create a competitive edge?
Do you want to make people work with you, your team and your company?
Do you want your work to become more meaningful?
Then you're in the right place - because this programme will change the way you communicate in 5 days. We have a maximum of 9 students so please book early.
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And now it's your turn to make a quantum leap on your own personal voyage of public speaking discovery...
Here's just a small sampling of what you'll discover and experience when you join College of Public Speaking founder director and international speaker Vince Stevenson on our next 5 Day Discovery Course:
Day 1 - An Introduction to Public Speaking
Excellent communication is built on solid foundations - and on Day 1 we will deconstruct public speaking and then build it up from scratch.
You'll feel new confidence not only when you're called on to speak on stage, but generally with better quality and more effective interactions at work, at home and play.
Throughout this day and the entire week, you'll make many speeches - both prepared and impromptu - videoed by your trainer who offers constructive, confidence-building feedback.
- the three universal laws of public speaking
- the psychology of public speaking - both for the speaker and from the audience's perspective
- how to determine your purpose - what do you want to achieve when speaking, and how you can get it
- starting on the right foot: ice-breaker and introduction exercises
- the winning equation for every speaker is wrapped up in words, vocal variety and body language
- how to use stories, anecdotes and case studies - and why they always outscore numbers, statistics and pie charts
- how to use metaphor and rhetoric - and why they work so effectively
Day 2 - Mind, Body and Spirit
Impactful public speaking and communication are about so much more than the words.
It's a combination of what is happening in our mind, body and spirit and if any of these components aren't balanced, you won't perform at your best.
- proven speech structures you can use immediately in many situations
- how to start any speech with impact
- posture, breathing and relaxation - an extensive selection of exercises to support your breath
- how the mind and body are totally integrated - and the overall impact of that
- how to avoid losing control - understanding and conquering physical manifestations of anxiety
- how and when to use enthusiasm, conviction, belief, sincerity and passion
- speech analysis - discover the 'tricks' the best-of-the-best business and political speakers employ to get results
Day 3 - Debating Skills
Are you confident you can secure the outcome you want in a debate with a difficult or persuasive colleague or client?
You will be better equipped after Day 3.
- introduction to debating essentials
- how great speakers and people of influence like using the art and power of rhetoric
- how to use words, logic, structure and delivery to take any listener on a journey of persuasion
- the preplanned debating techniques politicians use to deflect the attacks of their opponents and negotiate better deals
- we will also stage debates where we'll explore and unpack the effectiveness of each contribution
Day 4 - Irresistible Influence and Transformational Speaking for Leadership
You too can be charismatic. You do not need a million-dollar smile and a Harvard education. Research studies show that anybody can be charismatic.
Charisma can be learnt by applying various techniques at the appropriate time. Those techniques will in time become part and parcel of who you are.
All you need to know is how to embody them - and that's what you'll discover on Day 4.
- a formula for persuasion that applies every time and to each context - including 'hard' and 'soft' tactics for persuasion and when to use each type
- 'lost secrets' of the old masters who framed the parameters of persuasion in the first crucibles of democracy
- why some people just seem to make it look so easy while others struggle to gather momentum (hint: it comes down to technique and applying it appropriately at the right time)
- how to deliver a keynote speech
- how to run your own professional speaking event - and manage value-packed speaking events in the workplace which elevate your status as a speaking professional
- how to use notes effectively
- how to effectively introduce a speaker and deliver a vote of thanks
Day 5 - Graduation Day
Day 5 is dedicated to planning, preparation, practice and delivery of you very own pre-prepared speech.
You'll pull together everything you've learned during the week.
Throughout the day, we'll be working on the delivery of speech projects where greater time for planning is allocated.
- how to create and deliver a (short) TED talk
- how to manage and win over large audiences
- how to handle a hostile audience - how to connect with the audience and invite them to be more receptive to your proposition.
- how to use advanced presentation techniques and tools - text notes, PowerPoint, Mindmaps, bullet points, index cards, memory techniques...
- how to handle Q&A sessions with ease
- all your speeches videoed and reviewed
- more impromptu speaking followed by an end of course lunch...
Why your investment in the 5 Day Discovery Course is essentially free...
Let's cut to the chase and be honest with one another right now...
You know, and I know, that the juicy contract...
...the top job... ...the most desirable guy or girl... does NOT go to the 'best' candidate...
It goes to the best, most confident COMMUNICATOR, doesn't it?
Want the truth about the world we live in?
The best communicator wins! Every time!
Knowing this, does it seem over-the-top to imagine that the new skills... the new level of confidence, power and poise you'll walk away with for the rest of your life...
...might be worth - say - an added £1,000 in salary to you, every year for the rest of your career?
What might that be worth for you? £20,000? £30,000, perhaps?
Well, the investment in attending our 5 Day Discovery Public Speaking Course is nothing like that.
Your investment in this immersive, not-to-be-forgotten experience is so small compared to the benefits.
It's worth every penny to enjoy far greater influence, confidence and impact, and change the way you communicate forever over 5 exciting days in one of the world's greatest cities?
So, booking your place at the College of Public Speaking's next 5 Day Discovery Public Speaking Course should be an easy decision!
After all - you've seen how the course is a UNIQUE opportunity to super-charge your confidence and gain new poise and grace as a speaker.
Please contact Tracy via the Contacts page to organise your discount or referral fee for you - and we look forward to working with you soon.
Testimonial - A testimonial from a course member in November 2018.
(The 5 Day Discovery course attracts students from Europe, Africa, the Far and Middle-East and Australia/New Zealand). Every student from across the world is welcomed, valued and appreciated for their classroom contributions.
Good morning, everyone.
What a week! I booked the course to learn a few tricks and build my confidence in public speaking. I have not only achieved that, but I left truly inspired.
Vince, you have not only created a great course and attracted wonderful colleagues but most importantly it's a supportive and inspirational environment.
Banu, your positivity is infectious - you always have something uplifting to say. Amjad, thanks for digging deeper.
Femi and Ada - it was a great privilege to be in a company of such amazing women.
Femi, even though we live on different continents, we have the same heroes and, girl, do you radiate warmth.
Ada, what a fascinating life - and what a presence! - you have a truly majestic elegance.
John and Hans- it was a pleasure to meet you, you are both natural leaders.
John, you have a gift for storytelling - I loved listening to you.
Hans, what a great mind, but most importantly, you're full of heart and passion.
Ahmad, Peter and Handre - I really enjoyed your company.
Ahmad, it was wonderful seeing your more vulnerable - caring dad - side.
Peter- you are a true gentleman. You were asking about the British sense of humour, but actually, I really loved yours. It's both subtle and powerful.
Handre - what a transformation - from someone who first held back to when you came alive and showed your passionate side in your on scuba diving speech.
Thank you, everyone, and I hope to see you all again. Drop me a line if you are in London and let’s meet up.
You've seen how, after five days, you'll 'graduate' from the program with a full 'toolkit' thanks to the mix of theory, observation, classroom discussion, and extensive speech practice underpinned by Vince's unique methodology for feedback which works with each student on their individual requirements, tapping into their personality, creativity and authenticity.
And you've seen how the small investment of the course fee pales into insignificance compared to the gains in your professional and personal life you can expect from attending.
Now it's up to you - will you join us at the College of Public Speaking's next 5 Day Discovery Course and start making inroads into a bright and more confident career?
Just click on the booking button above to request your place securely online now...
...or if you have any queries, please contact Tracy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
But please be quick - this is a small group experience with limited spaces available...
Hear what some of our inspired students said about the course below:
'Dear Vince, this course was 'speaking nirvana' for me. I have to present a lot at work and I often get myself so flustered in the preparation process, worrying about the content, tone and timing. I realise I am overthinking things and I should be focusing on your simple philosophy for audience engagement. I appreciate the support too of all of the other delegates whose insightful contributions make me feel so much more confident now. I needed this course 10 years ago really. It would have saved me a ton of anxiety and many lost opportunities.'Rachel
'Hi Vince, it was great. In fact for me, probably life-enhancing. It was much more than a public speaking course - your discussions on psychology and philosophy were an unexpected treat. I am now really looking forward to my first lecture! I have had such a phobia about public speaking, formal and informal, that I think I now have the confidence to face my new world and anything goes. I found the team were so supportive and such a refreshing change for me coming from a narrow technical background. So thanks again.'Rick
'Thanks for an excellent course, Vince. It really has me thinking about my possibilities. I have very limited opportunities to practice on a regular basis so as the videos show, I am now a well-grounded speaker - that gives me great confidence going forward.'Frank
'Dear Vince, I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found the whole experience intense and extremely beneficial. Much more than I imagined.'Janine
This was a truly inspiring course. The atmosphere and the framing of the course was superb. Such fun to be in a supportive environment with two such experienced trainers. Vince and Banu are an unlikely pair, but they really know how to get the best out of their students.Mohammed
I really had a lot of issues with speaking coming into this course and I've been concerned for a long time about my progress. I loved the energy in the classroom as well as the humour and exacting exercises. The five days flew by - I wanted it to continue into the weekend. A great course from CoPS London.Simon
Really had a great time on the course because of my fellow students and the excellence of the teaching staff. Every moment, interaction and exercise was brilliantly planned to explore a speaking scenario. Love the creativity and interactive exercises. We were engaged every moment of the 5 days. It was clever how they built in the social opportunities too. That really helped the group to bond.Alison
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The College of Public Speaking London is the UK's leading specialist public speaking organisation. All of our trainers are not just qualified in their field, but passionate specialists in their field. We met our colleagues working in the voluntary sector and that same passion shines through thirteen years later. Our guarantee is that you'll enjoy a great learning experience at our course centres in King's Cross or Holborn. The King's Cross venue is a 5 minute walk from the London Underground, British Rail, and the Eurostar terminals. Accessibility is key - so come and join us within the next month. Check our Offers page to see what's hot this month.
Vince Stevenson (The Fear Doctor) - Speaker - Trainer - Author
Vince is a well-known speaker/trainer and has won several awards for leadership, education and development. He is a founder of the College of Public Speaking London and works as Education Director managing all aspects of course delivery and content. Vince is also one of the UK's leading speech coaches. He has worked with leaders across the spectrum of politics, industry, finance as well as featuring primarily in a humanitarian role.
Vince is an avid learner and in recent years has 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.
"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."