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5 Day Discovery Public Speaking

by College of Public Speaking

This 5 day discovery public speaking course is for ambitious executives looking to make a greater impact in their careers. Find out more here.

23 September 2024
£1750 + VAT5 day course
King's Cross, London
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King's Cross
£1750 + VAT5 day course

Course Overview

Our 5 day Discovery Public Speaking Course attracts students from across the world. You'll love this course if you're 25-45 years old, ambitious and open-minded. 

If you've ever been told you lack the communication skills to achieve higher levels, or even if you believe that yourself, you'll find this course a game-changer. 

Can you be professionally satisfied if you're tired of being overlooked, unhappy with your career progression, and disappointed with your performance?

If the answer is "No," it's time to recalibrate. If you want to change, say, "That's right. I want to change," and it will be our pleasure to make that happen.

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23 September 2024
£1750 + VAT5 day course
King's Cross, London
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Course Information

Course Summary

Now it's your turn to make a quantum leap in a voyage of public speaking discovery... for ambitious executives, this course will reap so many benefits.

  • 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 your communication in 5 days. We have a maximum of 9 students, so please book early.

Our three pillars of success are ensuring excellence through equality, diversity, and inclusion, achieving personal impact, and securing a sustainable future. 

Enrol in our Executive Public Speaking Course before 2025 and receive a ScriveIner Luxury silver chrome ballpoint pen and a quality notebook for those key thoughts.  

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There are many emotional attributes that an executive needs to be successful. Here are a few of the most important ones that we explore through speech making on this executive public speaking course:       

  • Leadership is the ability to motivate and inspire others. Executives lead teams, and they must get them to work together towards a common goal.
  • Creativity is the ability to develop new ideas and solutions. Executives often have to develop innovative ideas to help their businesses succeed.
  • Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage your emotions and the emotions of others. This is essential for executives, who often have to make difficult decisions that can impact many people's lives.
  • Resilience is the ability to bounce back from setbacks and challenges. Executives often face obstacles and failures but must overcome them to succeed.
  • Problem-solving is the ability to identify and resolve problems. Executives often have to manage complex issues and develop practical and feasible solutions.

In addition to these attributes, executives must have a strong work ethic, manage their time effectively and communicate brilliantly with internal and external stakeholders. When the pressure is on, communication falters. Good planning, thorough preparation, and regular practice help you think on your feet and return better outcomes.

We recognize the significant investment in your development, and it's usual for potential students to have questions to ensure they sign up for the correct course. If that sounds right, contact Rachel on +44 (0) 330 043 2677 or email

Meet your master trainer and founder, Vince Stevenson. Vince is an avid learner and, in recent years, has earned many certificates in learning and communication science from the University of California, San Diego, and instructional design from the Institute of Adult Learning, Singapore. Vince is working on a Higher Education Certificate from Harvard as part of his lifelong learning motivation.

Here's a 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 Days Discovery Course:

Day 1 - An Introduction to Our 5 Day Discovery Public Speaking Course

The College of Public Speaking promotes inclusivity, diversity, and equality.

This is a creative class, so we support a state of psychological safety in the classroom so everybody feels welcomed, accepted, acknowledged, and heard. Each contribution is part of the rich tapestry of the course's input. Each speech has an impact on us all.

Excellent communication is built on solid foundations - and on Day 1, we deconstruct public speaking and rebuild it from scratch. This fun exercise alone creates a clear sense of purpose and direction. 

You'll feel new confidence when you're called upon to speak, generally with better quality and more effective interactions at work, home, and socially.

Throughout this public speaking course, you'll make many prepared and impromptu speeches videoed by your trainer, who will offer objective, constructive, and confidence-building feedback. There are numerous collaborative speaking exercises, too. Working in a small team with a focused outcome drives interaction and commitment.

You'll discover:

  1. the three universal laws of public speaking
  2. the psychology of public speaking - both for the speaker and from the audience's perspective
  3. how to determine your purpose - what do you want to achieve when speaking? And how to achieve it
  4. starting on the right foot: ice-breaker and introduction exercises
  5. the winning equation for every speaker is wrapped up in words, vocal variety, and body language
  6. how to use stories, anecdotes, and case studies - and why they always outscore numbers, statistics, and pie charts
  7. an introduction to Rhetoric - and why it stands out in the minds of the audience
We recognise the significant investment in your development, and it's usual for potential students to have questions to ensure they sign up for the correct course. If you or your colleagues have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Rachel to arrange a call +44 (0) 330 043 2677 or email

5 day discovery public speaking course, King's Cross, London

Day 2 - Mind, Body, and Spirit

Impactful public speaking and communication look to be about words. But it's not just words that create the impact.

It combines what is happening in our mind, body, and spirit; if these components are balanced, you will perform at your best.

You'll discover:

  1. proven speech structures you can use immediately in many situations
  2. how to start any speech with impact
  3. posture, breathing, and relaxation - an extensive selection of exercises to support your breath
  4. how the mind and body are integrated - and the overall effect 
  5. how to avoid losing control - understanding and conquering physical manifestations of anxiety
  6. how and when to use enthusiasm, conviction, belief, sincerity, and passion
  7. speech analysis - discover the 'tricks' the best-of-the-best business and political speakers employ to get results

Vince Stevenson delivers his 5 day public speaking course at King's Cross, London

We recognise the significant investment in your development, and it's usual for potential students to have questions to ensure they sign up for the correct course. If that sounds right, contact Rachel on +44 (0) 330 043 2677 or email

Day 3 - Debating Skills

Would you be confident you can secure the outcome you want in a debate with a problem colleague or client?

You will be better equipped after Day 3.

You'll discover:

  1. introduction to debating essentials
  2. how great speakers and people of influence like using the art and power of rhetoric
  3. how to use words, logic, structure, and delivery to take any listener on a journey of persuasion
  4. the preplanned debating techniques politicians use to deflect the attacks of their opponents and negotiate better deals
  5. 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 learned by applying various techniques at the appropriate time. Those techniques will, in time, become behaviours and part and parcel of your authentic self.

All you need to know is how to embody them - and that's what you'll discover on Day 4.

Vince at the world-famous 5 day discovery public speaking course, King's Cross, London

We recognise the significant investment in your development, and it's usual for potential students to have questions to ensure they sign up for the correct course. If that sounds right, contact Rachel on +44 (0) 330 043 2677 or email

You'll discover:

  1. 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
  2. lost secrets of the old masters who framed the parameters of persuasion from the early days of democracy
  3. why do some people 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)
  4. how to deliver a keynote speech
  5. how to run your professional speaking event - and manage value-packed speaking events in the workplace which elevate your status as a speaking professional
  6. how to use notes effectively
  7. how to effectively introduce a speaker and deliver a vote of thanks

Creative storytelling is all the rage. The best speakers use stories to convey powerful messages. Our impromptu speeches now include a story, an example, a metaphor or an anecdote. Applying the correct tool to the correct context is the key to success. We can now adapt to values-based speeches like introducing the company's ethos to a community fundraising event or delivering a leaver's speech for a long-respected colleague. You can adapt and find the appropriate words across multiple contexts. Once you honed the ground rules, it's a case of practice. 

Day 5 - Graduation Day

Day 5 is dedicated to planning, preparation, practice, and delivery of your very own pre-prepared speech.

You'll pull together everything you've learned during the week.

Throughout the day, we'll be working on delivering speech projects where greater time for planning is allocated.

You'll discover:

  1. how to create and deliver a (short) TED talk
  2. how to manage and win over large audiences
  3. how to handle a hostile audience - how to connect with the audience and invite them to be more receptive to your proposition.
  4. how to use advanced presentation techniques and tools - text notes, PowerPoint, Mindmaps, bullet points, index cards, memory techniques...
  5. how to handle Q&A sessions with ease
  6. we video your speeches and review your progress 
  7. more impromptu speaking followed by an end-of-course lunch...

Final session:  How to become your company's spokesperson

Imagine that a negative situation has hit your company or your industry. Reputation is everything in business. The press wants a story and somebody who can respond to the dilemma.

No matter what the incident, there is a formula that works to make you, your company or your industry come out positively and protect your reputation.

Whatever your background or situation, you can save the day for your colleagues, clients and customers. 

If you're looking to excel in your profession, this one tool/exercise/experience can help influential colleagues see your professionalism under pressure.

scenes from the 5 day discovery public speaking course, King's Cross, London

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 person does not go to the 'best' candidate...

It goes to the best, most confident communicator.

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...

The investment in attending our 5-Day Discovery Public Speaking Course is of exceptional value.

Your investment in this immersive, not-to-be-forgotten experience is tiny compared to the benefits.

It's worth every penny to enjoy more significant influence, confidence and impact and change how you communicate forever over five exciting days in one of the world's greatest cities.

Planning a prosperous future for you and your family is never too late. You're a call or an email away.

5 Day Discovery Public Speaking Course

We recognise the significant investment in your development, and it's usual for potential students to have questions to ensure they sign up for the correct course. If that sounds right, contact Rachel on +44 (0) 330 043 2677 or email

So, booking your place at the College of Public Speaking's next 5 Day Discovery Public Speaking Course is a career-enhancing activity.

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.

Day 5 of the 5 day discovery public speaking course, King's Cross, London


The 5-Days Discovery course attracts students from Europe, Africa, the Far, and Middle East, North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand.

Every world student is welcomed, valued, and appreciated for their classroom contributions.

Here's a testimonial from Erin, a course member, in September 2021.


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 feeling spiritually elevated.

Vince, you have created a great course and attracted wonderful colleagues, but most importantly, it was a supportive, safe 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 the company of such amazingly talented 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 enjoyed your company.

Ahmad, seeing your more vulnerable, caring dad's side was beautiful.

Peter - you are a true gentleman. You asked about the British sense of humour, but I 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 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.

Love Katerina


Hi, my name is Jim, and I live in Singapore. I've attended the course twice since 2017. I have a high-profile job in the Far East, and I present almost every week to potential investors. You'll love this course because of its ethos, atmosphere and setting. There's never a wrong time to visit London and never enough time to explore its opportunities. However, Vince will offer some suggestions.


Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022, we ran the summer's first 5-day Discovery Course in King's Cross, London's most accessible training venue on Pentonville Road. It was an international event with Brazil, Kurdistan, Australia, China, and the Czech Republic students. Post-class, we dined at The Lighterman in Coal Drops Yard nearby. A wonderful experience to socialise after three intensive days. If you're looking for a breakthrough course to enhance your career, this event will introduce you to international colleagues and create a bond and empathy with people from other cultures. This course has all the parameters for success. Give us a call and make it happen.

5 Day Discovery Class, June 2022 dinner event


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 requirements, tapping into their personality, creativity, and authenticity.

And you've seen how the small investment of the course fee pales insignificant compared to the gains 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 the booking button above to request your place securely online now...

...or if you have any queries, contact Tracy by emailing tracy@collegeofpublicspeaking.co.uk

But please be quick - this is a small group experience with limited spaces available...

The College of Public Speaking promotes inclusivity, diversity, and equality.



Course Summary:

Course Name:  5-Days Discovery Public Speaking Course.

Certification: CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).

Maximum group size: 9

Venue: Voluntary Action Islington (VAI) Part of Islington Council. Pentonville Road, King’s Cross. One of London’s most accessible training venues is close to the station.

The East Coast and West Coast train lines and all-tube services, excluding the Central Line, pass through King's Cross.

This venue is ideal for international students for Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, and Stansted airports and Eurostar services to/from Lille, Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam.

Class hours: 09:30 to 17:00 (one hour for lunch)

Trainer: Vince Stevenson, (speaker, trainer, author, broadcaster, businessman), one of the UK’s most creative, qualified and experienced.

Materials: Course materials for various activities.

Offers: 4 students for the price of 3. A means of extending your training budget by 25%.

Who should attend? This course has become world-famous in the last ten years, attracting multiple students from every continent.

Those students are high-level executives, lawyers, politicians, scientists, doctors, and many others from various challenging professions.

The thing they have in common is their desire to set the highest standards in communication. 

If you're on the path to becoming a great communicator, this course's materials, activities, and experience will accelerate your development. If you're ready to refine your skills, this 5-Day class is for you.

Onsite Courses: We offer this course across the world. We recognize the difficulty of pulling executives out of class for 5 days. But the long-term benefit is enormous.

Why you should sign up now: This is one of our most popular courses. Places are limited and highly valued.

Our sessions are unique experiences, and we'd like you to contribute significantly to what is a career-enhancing event.

Signing up has never been easier than with our Stripe shopping cart system. For any issues, our admin staff will manage them for you. Their contact details are at the top of the page. 

We recognize the significant investment in your development, and it's usual for potential students to have questions to ensure they sign up for the correct course. If you or your colleagues have any questions, please get in touch with Rachel to arrange a call +44 (0) 330 043 2677 or email



  • '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.'
  • '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.'
  • '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.'
  • 'Dear Vince, I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found the whole experience intense and extremely beneficial. Much more than I imagined.'
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


We offer a totally confidential service and encourage liaising with clients before they consider booking courses. We recognise the significant investment in your time and resources. We accept your tight timescales and eagerness to take the next steps. Our payment options are practical and simple. For your security, we hold no client payment details online. With ever sophisticated cybercrime, your safety and security are paramount.

Our Guarantee

The College of Public Speaking is the UK's leading specialist public speaking organisation.
All of our trainers are not just qualified in their field, but passionate specialists who live and thrive in that sphere.
Our guarantee is that you'll enjoy a great learning experience at our course centre in King's Cross.
The venue is a 10-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.

All Course Dates

See below for a full list of available course dates. If you’re ready to uncover your hidden strengths, and further your career, and then sign up for one of the available slots.

£1750 + VAT 5 day course
£1750 + VAT 5 day course
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Course Tutor

Vince Stevenson - (he/him) The Fear Doctor - Trainer of Trainers and Public Speaking Course devotee

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 earned 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.


  • "An exceptionally useful day's training, delivered in a positive and personanable manner, very enjoyable and significant food for thought. Thank You."

    Diane Wilson - DCI Notts Police
  • "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."

    John Eden
  • "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."

    Ben Harding
hm treasury
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