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Personal Development

Public Speaking for the Terrified

Course details

CPD Points





Half day (09:30-12:30)

Course Overview

This workshop tackles the nerve-wracking challenge of speaking in public.

You will learn about the fight, flight, or freeze response – the role it plays in public speaking anxiety – and reflect on personal experiences before trying practical strategies to overcome these fears.

The session offers a chance to practise speaking in a safe and supportive setting. Whether presenting in front of senior colleagues or speaking up in meetings, this course is your stepping stone towards confidence in public speaking.

Course Content

In this session, you will:

  • Investigate why public speaking triggers a fight, flight, or freeze response, reflecting on your experience.
  • Explore and experiment with practical strategies for combatting your fight, flight, or freeze response.
  • Practise public speaking in a safe, supportive environment*.
  • Identify the next steps on your public speaking journey.

* Please note that practical speaking exercises will be optional, but you are encouraged to take part to get the full benefit of this course.

Course Benefits

This course will give you essential insights into conquering common public speaking fears. With practical techniques, you'll build confidence and effectiveness across a range of speaking scenarios. More than just preparing you to speak, this course helps you to be heard, fostering a confident presence that opens doors to personal and professional advancement.

Next Steps

If you would like to book a place on this course please click on the ‘Book Course’ button to the right of this page and login or register for a user account to complete your booking(s). Any queries please do not hesitate to contact us via [email protected] or call us on 01481 244570. If no date is scheduled for this course at the present time please click on the ‘Register Interest’ button and login or register for a user account so that we can add you to our course interest register. This register allows us to contact our tutors and finalise dates for a course as soon as we have a few people who have expressed their interest, so the more delegates who register their interest, the sooner we can schedule a particular course.

Course Tutor

  • Martine Ellis

    Martine Ellis has over 15 years of experience in the further education and training sector, specialising in professional learning and development. She is highly qualified and respected as a Chartered Teacher with Advanced Teacher Status and a Fellow of The Society for Education and Training.
    In addition to her expertise in education, Martine has made her mark as a prolific writer and speaker, focusing on the intersection between productivity and wellbeing and, more recently, neurodiversity. She has been invited to present at numerous national and international events and conferences, and her written content regularly features in various online and print publications.

Upcoming Courses

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