Overcome Nerves Speak Confidently

I am writing to sincerely thank you for being a great and motivating coach and helping me build my confidence in what I consider to be my greatest fear. I've learned a lot about public speaking and myself throughout the course and I appreciate the role you played in my personal development.
Natasha Emerson, AusAID

Trainer was fantastic. She was patient, polite, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable.
John Creel - Sydney

There was a great group of people at the course who were all there for the same reason. The small group worked well.

We all had to give speeches each week and that desensitised me from any public speaking fear.

Fantastic course. Enjoyable and I really felt I got a lot out of it. Thank you.
Alex Pay

Learning to be assertive and learning what are the correct ways to approach a situation was most beneficial.
Adam Fabbi

I found speaking in front of everyone, preparing and choosing a topics to talk on was most challenging. I most liked the people, the support, and the kind words of constructive critiques.
Gina Whelan

I'd just like to say how much I'm enjoying this class. I love the fact that everyone is sharing something of themselves through their stories, which we so rarely see in social or class situations. You really do make it such a safe and supportive environment that I can feel my confidence boosting with every class.

I love that there's lots of laughter happening now as we're getting more comfortable with each other.

It's just what I needed, so thank you.
Cathy Brodie

Gaining confidence with discussions, practical exercises to loosen up, and structuring my speeches were very beneficial for me.

I also liked the interaction, feedback, meeting friends and the experience of Charmaine!

I definitely reached my public speaking goals in this course.

Liam Tierney

This is the second time I've taken a course with Art of Communicating and again I'm walking away feeling more enlightened, more confident and that my skills have been enhanced. Thank you!
Jessica Borg, WSPA

Public Speaking Course in Sydney - Course DetailsPublic Speaking Sydney

Course Details


Saturday 2nd & Saturday 9th February 2019
Time: 9am to 4pm
Location: Level 9, Adina Apartment Hotel,
511 Kent Street, Sydney (just behind the Town Hall)
Price: $1295


Book Now Early Birds Only $995 - If you book by 25th Jan 2019


Is This Course For You?

If you want to:

Speak up confidentlySpeak up confidently at work

Business presentationsDeliver effective business presentations

Promote businessPromote your business, product or service

Be influentialBecome influential and persuasive

Improve careerImprove your career opportunities

Speak as a leader Speak as a leader in your field

... then this Public Speaking Course in Sydney is for you!

Over 2 days you will learn the ground rules for effective public speaking, right through to advanced levels of connecting and interacting with an audience.
[See session plans below]

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Download a Sydney Public Speaking Course brochure - Here


Charmaine Burke, Training DirectorPrepare to be Transformed

Prior to commencing the course, Charmaine Burke, our Training Director, will contact you and ask you to complete a prerequisite survey to advise us of your requirements and objectives for the course.

You will also be instructed to prepare a short speech to bring along to the course.

That speech is to be presented at the course, videoed and used to assess and improve your speaking skills at the beginning and again at the end.

Be prepared to see a transformation!


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Course Session Plans

Day 1

  • Define qualities of excellent public speakers
  • Deliver Your Speech – Initial assessment
  • Evaluate a Presentation - Know what to look for & how to improve it
  • Creating Speech Objectives: Objectives, outcomes, purpose, situation
  • Understand your Audience:
    • Analysis, needs, expectations, demographics
    • Audience's attention spans
    • Why they stop listening, and what to do about it.
CREATING Your Speech
  • Understand why most speeches fail
  • Opening tips - Ready-made examples
  • Your Core Message - 'Phrase That Pays!'
  • Use Powerful Language - Literary techniques to add extra spark
  • Art of Communicating’s Speech Structure Map, including:
    • Begin Powerfully - A.TT.I.C.S. Opening Technique
    • Finish with Conviction - S.Q.A.C. Close Technique
    • 3 Persuasive Speech Structures
  • Speech templates - For time-efficiency
  • Fun scenarios - practice creating & delivering

Day 2

  • Video reviews of your speeches with feedback
  • 1st Impressions Count
  • Elements of Communication - What's important?
  • Stop Boring Your Audience! - Engagement techniques
  • Your Body Speaks - Eye contact, gestures, facial expression
  • How to Move - When and how to walk the stage
  • Improve Your Voice - Pace, power, pitch and pause
  • Anchoring Stories - Emotion, stories, past & future ideas
  • Delivering Fascinating Facts & Statistics
  • Handling Q&A - Manage time, people and responses
  • Use Props Professionally - Notes, lectern, handouts
  • Effective Use of PowerPoint


  • What's sabotaging your emotional state?
  • B.A.M. Confidence Technique - Know how to boost your confidence and manage your nerves


- The Grand Finale!
  • Re-write your original presentation embedding new skills
  • Re-deliver your speech - Captured on video and given to you on a stick
  • Create your action plan for continued improvement
  • Certificates of Achievement awarded & celebrated!


Book Now and You Will Be Able to:

Speak confidentlySpeak up confidently

Communication strengths and weaknessesEngage any audience

How to begin speechesBe influential and inspiring

Structure your speechesGet to the point and stay on track

Book Now - Sydney Public Speaking CourseEngage your audienceMake your messages meaningful and relevant

Language techniquesEffective use of words, expression and body language

Build business, improve career and leadership skillsSpeak up about your business and improve your career

Be professional and confidentBe recognised as a leader in your field


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