Public Speaking Training Course

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We all know that speaking in public consistently ranks as one of people's greatest fears, but with professional training and practice, you too can become an effective public speaker or presenter.

This 1-day Public Speaking training course will prepare you for delivering live presentations by covering skills like how to overcome nervousness, how to boost your confidence, how to read your audience, using icebreakers, how to best interact with questions or interruptions and much more.

The PD Training Public Speaking course also provides you with valuable presentation skills, including in-depth information on developing an engaging program and delivering professional presentations with confidence and flow.

This engaging and surprisingly fun training course is available now in Brisbane, Sydney, Parramatta, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra and Perth.

Please click on the Public Class tab below to view our Public Speaking Training course schedule by city or click the In-House Training tab to receive a free quote for courses delivered at your preferred location.

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  • Learning Outcomes - Public Speaking Training Course

    By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
    • Analyse an audience and tailor the delivery accordingly
    • Design presentations for maximum impact
    • Expand on key points to ensure clarity
    • Inspect the proposed venue
    • Master techniques to overcome nervousness and present with confidence
    • Practice techniques that ensure clear, concise and effective wording is used
    • Deliver a polished, professional and credible speech
    • Handle questions and comments effectively
    Duration: 1 day course



    Reviews

    Public Speaking Training Course Reviews:

    "I am definitely 'a raving fan'! From the outset Jessica made us feel welcome & dispelled any barriers that might have surrounded a group of strangers."

    "Excellent course! Trainer an expert and skillful at managing group and individual needs - i was impressed. Many thanks :) The pace of the course was good. The nature and content of the training was applicable to all the participants, despite their varying backgrounds."


    -Celgene



    "We had members of our team from all aspects of our business, sales administration, operations and customer service, each person took from the training something that they will put into practice to improve their workplace communication. Scott was an amazing facilitator!"


    -A.H. Beard



    "I loved the entire day and all the content. Thank you so very much."


    -A.H. Beard



    "Sally did a great job particularly as she had to contend with a whole group of women (and one man) during the afternoon after a full on meeting during the morning. She kept us awake and interested for the whole 3 hours. I will definitely consider PD Training for future sessions."


    -Amaroo School



    "I am definitely 'a raving fan'! From the outset Jessica made us feel welcome & dispelled any barriers that might have surrounded a group of strangers. I felt that Jessica took particular interest in each participants needs & goals of the course & directed the teaching to suit the individual as well as the group. Really got more out of the course than I expected! Would recommend the course to anyone."


    -Private Obstetrician



    "Thanks Derrick, an excellent presentation. It will start me on the journey to share my passions..."


    -Public Course Participant



    "The course was great, however given the time restriction I feel like we barely scratched the surface. I took a lot of useful information away from the session."


    -DPM



    "Pam was amazing! Her delivery and positive nature allowed you so feel and settle in comfortably."


    -Kirana Growing People


     

    "Amazing trainer ! Would attend any other of her sessions again."


    -Programmed


     

    "I have learned about public speaking/presenting in the past, and the training with Siobhan has proven to be most useful by far. Although it was just one day, I have learned some valuable tips. The session was structured well and we got to practice in a safe and fun environment. It was nice to learn about the sociology behind the tips."


    "Best training we've done and it doubled as a team bonding day :)"

     

    "Siobhan was a great trainer. In a short amount of time she warmed up the room and made everyone feel comfortable practising public speaking techniques. She gave useful tips and good feedback. The group took a lot away from the session and I would highly recommend Siobhan as a public speaking trainer."


    -Ndevr


     

    "A fantastic course. As someone with lots of experience in public speaking (but with no formal training), I was a bit worried that the course would involve a lot of "nice to know" stuff and not offer much relevant learning, but I needn't have worried. Jill tailored the course to meet the needs of all participants and I can safely say that I got what I expected to get out of the course and more and it was a thoroughly engaging and enjoyable experience."


    -DFES BEB


     

    "Great trainer - wish Origin would have provided us with a longer session. Siobhan is an asset to your company!"


     "Really enjoyed the course. The trainer made it highly engaging and interactive."


    "I enjoyed the course a lot and learnt how t o be more positive in a particular environment. The course helped me build my confidence, I wish I could have more of such sessions."


    -Origin Organisational Capability - Upstream


     

    "Great Trainer, she made us all feel comfortable and was very genuine and relatable. Best trainer I've had."

    -Associated Retailers Limited


     

    "This course was great for me. Mark the trainer was very helpful I would recommend him to anyone. A++"


    -Downer Group PTY LTD


     

    "Peter was excellent. Best trainer I've had. really in tune with the needs of the group and very direct in a supportive manner."

     

    "Trainer was excellent and help people step out of their comfort zone."

     

    -Westpac


     

    "The course was amazing. The facilitator was amazing, always made us feel very comfortable but also made us leave our comfort zone (very necessary for public speaking) in a very safe and respectful way. Always gave us constructive feedback and what to do in order to achieve the wanted results. I would recommend this course 100% and I am very thankful the course was facilitated by such an amazing professional and person. Thanks so much!"


    -Fuji Xerox Supplies


     

    "I found the course to be a great refresher as have both trained and received training in the content in my earlier career. I had forgotten how useful the concepts are and feel invigorated to re-apply to my current role and company. Siobhan was great, extremely knowledgeable about how the brain works and providing additional psychological perspectives to advance the info to a deeper level."


    "I found the body language portion of the course extremely useful as I had never really had training specific to this and it will be important to future roles. Also, controlling and being aware of my body language during presentations is always something that I have found difficult to develop, so I will most certainly incorporate my learnings from this segment."


    "Siobhan was a fantastic trainer, she was fully of energy and made learning about public speaking a delight. Lot's of fun and useful. I'm in a phone based role but the skills learnt will be helpful for my development."


    -Eventbrite Au Pty Ltd


     

    "Most: the experience of the presenter was obvious/ She had a wealth of experience. It did not take her long to identify the needs of her learner"


    -Plumpton House school


     

    "I'd like to mention how incredible I think Siobhan is as a trainer. She was really positive and fun and has a huge base of knowledge. She kept the energy in the room so positive all day and made learning really fun. I came away feeling more confident and like I'd learnt a lot in a day."


    -Eastern Victoria GP Training


     

    "Best course I have ever done!"


    -Royal Australian Air Force


     

    "Great small group of people. Our trainer Peter was very engaging and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend to any friend looking to improve their confidence with public speaking."


    -Your Hot Property


     

    "I thoroughly enjoyed the training. This is because of Siobhan's practical and energetic approach to delivering the training course. Everything that Siobhan has shared during the training I have implemented immediately in my work context."


    -Equity Trustees


     

    "Siobhan was excellent! She made the course very enjoyable and all participants were engaged throughout. The day was tailored to our needs as a group and I personally found it an extremely useful training day and the topics learnt are invaluable."


    -Individual Course Participant


     

    "It was a great course, with an excellent teacher!"


    -IXL Home

     

    "The trainer (Peter) is really good. He puts energy on what he discussed preventing the discussion to be boring. I learned a lot from him."

     

    Ecolab Pty Ltd

     

     

    "This PD session for me was one of the best I have ever attended. The small group was fantastic for people who lack confidence in public speaking. I came away feeling extremely happy and confident within myself with how the day went. I have already made recommendations to the department for future training suggestions. Thank you Derrick :)"

     

    Individual Course Participant

     

    "Instructor was fantastic. Some participants were not familiar with public speaking, for those more nervous about the experience it would also have been a good option to have participants pair up to provide a presentation together on what each learned at the end of the course. Content was useful and the instructor did a good job at using practical examples and exercises rather than pure text book learning."

     

    Fireeye

     

    Celgene logo
    Excellent course! Trainer an expert and skillful at managing group and individual needs - i was impressed. Many thanks :) The pace of the course was good. The nature and content of the training was applicable to all the participants, despite their varying backgrounds.

    -Celgene


    AH Beard logo
    We had members of our team from all aspects of our business, sales administration, operations and customer service, each person took from the training something that they will put into practice to improve their workplace communication. Scott was an amazing facilitator!

    -A.H. Beard


    AH Beard logo
    I loved the entire day and all the content. Thank you so very much.

    -A.H. Beard


    Amaroo School logo
    Sally did a great job particularly as she had to contend with a whole group of women (and one man) during the afternoon after a full on meeting during the morning. She kept us awake and interested for the whole 3 hours. I will definitely consider PD training for future sessions.

    -Amaroo School


    DPM logo
    The course was great, however given the time restriction I feel like we barely scratched the surface. I took a lot of useful information away from the session.

    -DPM


    Kirana logo
    Pam was amazing! Her delivery and positive nature allowed you so feel and settle in comfortably.

    -Kirana


    JAYCO logo
    Michaela was excellent! I learnt a lot and will put them into practice!

    -JAYCO


    Fresenius Medical Care logo
    The whole course is useful and it's all inter-related. Jill is an excellent presenter. Never a boring moment.

    -Fresenius Medical Care


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  • Course Outline - Public Speaking Training Course

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    Foreword:

    Public Speaking consistently ranks as most people's top fear. Additionally, an astounding 75% of people suffer from speech anxiety.

    Do you want to remove your fear of public speaking, improve your career options, learn to speak with confidence and deliver professional business presentations with impact and ease?  Mastering this fear and getting comfortable speaking in public can be a great ego booster, not to mention a huge benefit to your career.

    Our Public speaking course was designed to teach people, with no previous experience, how to plan, create and deliver a professional speech or presentation to a live audience.

    Whether you are speaking to a handful of people, a small group or a large audience, this course will cover the skills required so that you have a dynamic presence at any speaking engagement.

     

    Public Speaking Training Course - Lesson 1
    Identifying your Audience
    • Performing a needs analysis
    • Creating an audience profile
    • Identifying key questions and concerns
    Public Speaking Training Course - Lesson 2
    Creating a Basic Outline
    • Outlining the subject
    • Listing the topics to be covered
    • Identifying the best delivery methods
    Public Speaking Training Course - Lesson 3
    Organising the Program
    • Making organisation easy
    • Organisational methods
    • Classifying and categorising
    Public Speaking Training Course - Lesson 4
    Fleshing it Out
    • Identifying appropriate sources
    • Establishing credibility
    • The importance of citations
    Public Speaking Training Course - Lesson 5
    Putting it all Together
    • Writing your presentation
    • Adding a Plan B
    • Reviewing, editing and Re-writing
    Public Speaking Training Course - Lesson 6
    Being Prepared
    • Checking out the venue
    • Gathering materials
    • A 24 Hour checklist
    Public Speaking Training Course - Lesson 7
    Overcoming Nervousness
    • A word from the boss
    • Preparing mentally
    • Physical relaxation techniques
    • Appearing confident in front of the crowd
    Public Speaking Training Course - Lesson 8
    Delivering your Speech - Part One
    • Starting off on the right foot
    • Using visual aids
    • Checking the volume of your voice
    Public Speaking Training Course - Lesson 9
    Delivering your Speech - Part Two
    • Adjusting on the Fly
    • Gauging whether breaks are Required
    • Wrapping up and Winding Down
    Public Speaking Training Course - Lesson 10
    Questions and Answers
    • Ground rules
    • Answering questions that sound like an attack
    • Dealing with complex questions
     

  • In-House Training

    Clients and testimonials

    In-House training benefits:

    • Flexible length - sessions as short as 1-hour
    • Cost effective - great group pricing
    • Greatest impact in the shortest time
    • Excellent Team Building Opportunity
    • Certificate of Completion (always available in the App)
    • Comprehensive courseware as books (& available in the App)

    Delivery Options for In-house training
    1-hour Motivator
    one hour motivator
    3-hour Power Sessions
    3 hour power session
    Full-day training
    full day training
    Conferences
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    You can expect:

    Activities and discussion

    To Be Engaged All Day

    Activities and discussion for engaged learning all day.

    Real world trainer

    An outstanding trainer

    On average PDT trainers have 15 years industry experience 7 years training experience.

    Tailored training

    Focussed on you

    We always tailor activities and scenarios to be relevant to you.

    Refresher course

    Refresher Course $0

    In-House and Public Class participants are welcome to join a public class in the same topic for 12 months.

    Price coaching

    1/2 Price Coaching

    We all know the importance of reinforcement, so we'll come back within 90 days of the original course 1/2 price.

    Confidence of booking

    Acclaimed Provider

    The confidence of booking with an acclaimed multi national training company.

    eLearning and video

    Multi-modal Reinforcement

    Support, reinforcement & extension eLearning and videos in the App.

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  • Public Class Dates for Public Speaking Training Course

    Details:

    • Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Small classes, average 5 people, max 16
    • Lunch and refreshments included
    • Pay on Invoice or by Credit Card

    Questions:

    • Certificate of Completion (always available in the App)
    • Comprehensive courseware as books (& available in the App)
    Location Date 1 Date 2 Date 3 Date 4
    Sydney
    Level 1, 111 Harrington Street Sydney NSW 2000
    Nov 8
    1 day course
    $726.00
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    1 day course
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    Mar 5
    1 day course
    $726.00
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    May 18
    1 day course
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    Melbourne
    123 Queen Street Melbourne VIC 3000
    Nov 8
    1 day course
    $726.00
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    1 day course
    $726.00
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    1 day course
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    May 18
    1 day course
    $726.00
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    Brisbane
    Level 2, 21 Mary Street Brisbane QLD 4000
    Nov 8
    1 day course
    $726.00
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    $726.00
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    May 18
    1 day course
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    Perth
    Level 1, 863 Hay Street Perth WA 6000
    Nov 8
    1 day course
    $726.00
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    1 day course
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    Mar 5
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    Adelaide
    19 Young Street Adelaide SA 5000
    Nov 8
    1 day course
    $726.00
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    $726.00
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    Mar 5
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    May 18
    1 day course
    $726.00
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    Canberra
    4 National Circuit Canberra ACT 2600
    Nov 8
    1 day course
    $726.00
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    Jan 20
    1 day course
    $726.00
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    Mar 5
    1 day course
    $726.00
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    May 18
    1 day course
    $726.00
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    When you book a Public Class with PD Training you can expect:

    Activities and discussion

    To Be Engaged All Day

    Activities and discussion for engaged learning all day.

    Real world trainer

    An outstanding trainer

    On average PDT trainers have 15 years industry experience 7 years training experience.

    Tailored training

    Focussed on you

    We always tailor activities and scenarios to be relevant to you.

    Transfer policy

    100% Transfer Policy

    If an unforseen event prevents public class attendance, no problem. Transfer to new person, course, date or city.

    Refresher course

    Refresher Course $0

    In-House and Public Class participants are welcome to join a public class in the same topic for 12 months.

    Confidence of booking

    Acclaimed Provider

    The confidence of booking with an acclaimed multi national training company.

    eLearning and video

    Multi-modal Reinforcement

    Support, reinforcement & extension eLearning and videos in the App.

    Orgmenta app
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