The easiest way to become a great public speaker. Learn with online classes, practice in realistic simulations.Enroll in Course
58 lessons, 4 hours
6 case studies
Know key theory and techniques to deliver effective and memorable speeches
Easily design your presentation to engage and persuade your audience
Manage nerves and become a confident public speaker
Engage and connect with your audience through storytelling
Enhance your message with body language, eye contact and gestures
Overcome a fear of public speaking and feel comfortable speaking in front of audiences of various sizes
Do you find it difficult to talk in front of a group of people? Do you simply not know what to say or are you one of the 74% of people who have a fear of public speaking?
70% of HR professionals say that public speaking is essential for a successful career. Feeling confident in your ability to articulate yourself and inspire your audience can transform your professional and personal life, and help you to reach your full potential.
This course gives you the tools and techniques to successfully deliver a presentation, pitch or speech whenever you want. And, best of all, you’ll even learn to enjoy it! We’ll help you write and structure your speech, use literary techniques for maximum impact, and transform your nervous energy into authentic connection with your audience.
A unique feature of this public speaking course is that we give you the opportunity to practice everything you’ve learnt. You’ll unlock access to 5 simulations of real-life situations, with various audience sizes, so that you can practice your skills in the safety of a virtual environment.
Practice a meeting, speech, or pitch as many times as you like and receive instant feedback on your performance.
Simulations mimic real-world scenarios and enable you to practice your public speaking. For example, if you have a fear of public speaking, you can practice in a smaller meeting room first and get used to ‘all eyes on you’ before practicing in front of a larger audience.
All the simulations run in your internet browser, so you don't need any additional downloads - they’re there exactly when you need them.
Discover which simulations are in this course in the "Simulations" section.
We combine online learning with simulations for a unique learning approach. At certain points throughout this public speaking course, you'll be prompted to practice what you've learnt in the simulations.
Complete a series of videos, quizzes and case studies at your own pace - available to access at any time for 12 months.
Build your skills and confidence by putting them to the test in realistic simulations.
Receive instant feedback on your performance to help identify your strengths and weaknesses.
Practice as often as you need to in our realistic virtual environments, ensuring you’re confident for any future public speaking events. Course participants have stated that practicing in simulations has reduced their anxiety, as they get more used to speaking in front of an audience.
Dom is your author and instructor for the Essential Public Speaking course, which was named by Forbes in 2020 as one of the ten best online business courses. He's an entrepreneur, engineer, public speaker and immersive tech enthusiast with a passion for finding new ways to learn using technology.
Dom previously worked at Jaguar Land Rover before developing the VirtualSpeech app, the first VR app in the world designed to improve public speaking, and he now speaks about his experience at events around the world.
Throughout the course, you'll be prompted to practice your new skills and techniques in one of the following simulations.
Deliver a conference presentation in our popular training environment to around 100 people.
Practice giving a speech in our small meeting room, where you can load in your own slides to practice with.
This TEDx styled large conference room allows you to practice for any upcoming presentations at large venues.
Practice how to deliver successful video-conferencing presentations on Zoom, Skype, Webex, Teams and more.
Practice thinking on your feet by talking about each slide - slides change every 30s.
Learners in simulations
Faster than classroom training
Our simulations are full of features to give you the most realistic practice and help you quickly improve.
Upload your own presentation slides into the simulation so you can practice with the slide deck you’ll have on the day.
Receive instant feedback on your pace, volume, confidence, use of hesitation words, and more.
Learn to handle a variety of common distractions, from phones ringing, to coughing, and technical issues.
"As someone who suffers from public speaking phobia, this threw me right into the lions den... I encountered flaws in my approach that I would not have discovered until the actual event."
"Insanely useful for someone who wants to learn to speak in front of people... I'm now the 'pitch man' for our company, and my pitches opened the door to our (now completed) seed round of funding."
Kit Eaton - The New York Times