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.

Your 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: 1.0 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

Download Public Speaking Training Course Outline

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 We’ll focus on what matters most to you and tailor to your context


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
Conferences
At your workplace At your workplace
In our Training Rooms In our Training Rooms
 In our Online Training  Room - the HIVE In our Online Training Room

We’ll make things easier so you can focus on adding more value

We provide the Trainng Management Centre which takes care of a heap of things before, during and after training.
(Let us know if there’s parts you don’t want to use)

Invites people to training

(So you don’t have to)

Generates Sign in Sheet

(So you don’t have to)

Generates Branded Flyer

If you if you want to ‘promote’ internally

PDF’s of Certificates

(can be co-branded with your logo)

Collects and Reports feedback

(So you don’t have to)

Complete Results Dashboard

(including trainer insights)


What are people going to do differently?

At the completion of training participants are encouraged to create an action plan, and invite an accountability buddy via their Orgmenta App.

In your Training Management Centre you have transparency to the action plans so you can see what people are going to do differently.

Want to get clear on impacts and measure success? Our system and expert consultants support you.


Our systems and people make it easy to identify how you’ll be able to measure impacts,
and then report on the success in the weeks or months after training.

Do you already have systems and wish they were automatically up to date?

It’s surprisingly easy to make it so that your system can automatically be up to date with all the training record details you need.

More than just a training provider - we are your Learning and Development Partner, we look forward to working with you, talk to one of our friendly expert consultants today.

Public Class Dates for
Public Speaking Training Course

Details:

  • Time: 09:00:00 - 16:30:00
  • 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)

Wish you had a larger training budget?
With
you can give your team unlimited training
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Location Date 1 Date 2 Date 3 Date 4
Sydney
Karstens Conference Centre, Canada House, Level 1, 111 Harrington Street Sydney NSW 2000
January 20
1.0 day course
$726.00
Last chance!
March 5
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
May 18
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
July 9
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
Melbourne
Karstens Conference Centre, 123 Queen Street Melbourne VIC 3000
January 20
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
March 5
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
May 18
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
July 9
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
Brisbane
PD Training Pty Ltd, Level 2, 21 Mary Street Brisbane QLD 4000
January 20
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
March 5
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
May 18
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
July 9
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
Perth
ATI Mirage, Cloisters, Level 1, 863 Hay Street Perth WA 6000
January 20
1.0 day course
$726.00
Last chance!
March 5
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
May 18
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
July 9
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
Adelaide
International Visualisation Centre, 19 Young Street Adelaide SA 5000
January 20
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
March 5
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
May 18
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
July 9
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
Canberra
Dialogue, 4 National Circuit Canberra ACT 2600
January 20
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
March 5
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
May 18
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast
July 9
1.0 day course
$726.00
Filling fast

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

Embed Learning A great training course is only the beginning to lasting change.

To help you get lasting change from training we engage your participants

Before training

Pre course activity & chat with the trainer about personal learning goals

During training

At the course conclusion participants are encouraged to add an action plan and select an accountability buddy

After training

  • Participants can access course materials and extension content + more
  • If they picked an accountability buddy, they will have that meeting as well

We welcome your participants for Refresher Training on our public classes at no cost for 12-months (subject to availability)

All made easy via our orgmenta participant app

More ways we can help achieve lasting change include:

1. Make it Stick Packs - 6 months of 10-15 minute activities to run at meetings

Designed to be easy to use for Team Leaders, Managers, Trainers or other nominated Learning Champions these packs have 6 simple and quick activities to reinforce learning from the original course.

When you choose this option, we provide your nominated Learning Champions with a 3-hour session in how to run the activities so they have the resources and confidence to integrate these into your normal team meetings or as stand alone lunch 'n' learn sessions.

Make it Stick packs are available for all PDT Signature Series courses.

2. Follow-Up Coaching by our Trainers

Our Trainers can come back onsite and run coaching and reinforcment sessions for your team members. These sessions are most commonly 90-minutes long, and are designed to help people share and collaborate, helping them gain insights and confidence to apply what they learned so you see value from the investment in training with a lasting change.

Our purpose is to deliver lasting impact, and we believe this is a powerful step in achieving lasting change, so to encourage you to give your people that extra opportunity to really see change, if you book a follow up session within 90-days of the original course date, we’ll come back onsite for 1/2 price.

3. Physical Products - visual reminders to keep key concepts alive

Many of the 'aha' moments in courses can come from the increased awareness of ourselves and our colleagues, these come through the REACH Profiles that is integrated into many of our courses.

The insights lead us to better recognise our tendencies and strengths, understand how to be more mindful of adapting to the needs and preferences of our team and our customers.

The insights are put into practice by appreciating the benefits of our diversity and either learning to adapt or implementing a strengths-based management approach.

We have a great range of high quality products that can keep these impactful moments top of mind back in the workplace.

REACH to my Team
Visualizer / Reminder

The REACH Team Visualizer/Reminder can be used in multiple ways in both training and in the office. When displayed in a high traffic area REACH will be kept top of mind. Below are guidelines for use of the REACH Team Visualizer / Reminder which is also in downloadable format.

The REACH Team Visualizer / Reminder comes in two sizes of A0 841 x 1189 mm and A1 594 x 841 mm and is made from a sturdy 5mm corflute.

REACH to my Team Visualizer / Reminder guidelines for use

  • For this activity the simplest way to plot all participants on the REACH Grid is by generating TEAM Insights Report from the REACH Ecosystem which will give the position of everyone participating.
  • Place the REACH Team Visualizer / Reminder on a flat surface, preferably a wall, where it is clearly visible. Ask participants to mark their REACH position on the grid with a sticky dot. Recommend that participants put their initials on the sticky dot so they can easily locate themselves later. Each person’s REACH can revealed one at a time in a group activity. This allows for everyone to identify the dynamic that they will have with each other. Are they in the same quadrant or are the polar opposites? How do they "REACH" each other?
  • When you construct this activity with participants who have not seen their REACH score, they begin to develop a sense of self-awareness and their blind spots as well as of those around them.
  • The REACH Team Visualizer / Reminder is a powerful way to keep Team Dynamics and REACH alive. It can be revisited on a regular basis, people can be added, removed or moved by simply adding, removing or moving dots.
Download REACH Team Dynamic Visualiser guidelines

Keep it Alive
REACH Cubes

REACH Cubes are designed to build empathy and grow an appreciation for thinking differently. They encourage productive and positive interactions in the workplace, workshop or personal development sessions. They can be used in any creative way to grow REACH and below we have provided two recommended activities for use. The REACH Cubes pack comes with 4 REACH Cubes one representing each REACH Quadrant. Each REACH Cube is 7.5 cm squared and are made from durable EVA Foam.

Keep it Alive REACH Cubes Activity 1 – Thinking Outside the Square

When people are participating in activities during REACH workshops, training or personal development sessions provide each participant with a REACH Cube and ask them to complete the activity or interaction Thinking and Behaving based on what REACH Cube was provided to them.

Are they the Advisor focused on detail and doing?

or a Coach focused on People and Action?

This brings a whole new level of empathy building and appreciation for the strength of thinking differently.

Keep it Alive REACH Cubes Activity 2 – Grow Your REACH in your space

After REACH has been introduced using the REACH Training continue to keep REACH alive in the workplace by providing each person with a set of 4 REACH cubes to take back to their work space.

Personal REACH and the REACH of their colleagues can be grown by using these cubes on a regular basis with these great ideas:

The Desk Stack:

Stack your REACH Cubes on your desk and on top of the stack place the cube that is reflecting your current REACH zone. Ensure that you have the side that says “Thanks for dropping by, right now I am in my __________ quadrant” facing outward so those approaching your work space know how you are feeling and acting at that current time. This is designed to help those around you recognise different behaviours/responses they may or may not receive from you based on the situation and REACH zone.

Think Before I Act:

Use your REACH Cubes to be mindful of your interactions with others. Whilst interacting use the cubes to review your behaviours and actions. Take up the cube of the quadrant you currently feel you are in and review these sides: Think before I act: Is this what I need to be right now? Flip the cube over to the side of the profile overview and think about the style in which you are Communicating, Conflict-handling, Delegating etc. Is this what you need to be to REACH the person you are interacting with? If not find the REACH Cube that best suits the situation and maximises your REACH with that person and use the profile overview to help guide your interaction.

Download REACH Cubes Activity File

Learn to REACH
Labels

Learn to REACH Labels are a great low-cost substitute for the REACH Caps or REACH Cubes or the more physically interactive REACH Floor Mat. They work well in small and large team activities and can be used as a quick way to identify how others act and think through a different quadrant that is not theirs. They can learn to appreciate the different communication, conflict handling, delegating, planning and learning styles of others and through this increase their REACH.

The REACH Labels are made of a high quality fabric sticky labels that are designed to last all day training sessions.

These work well after training when stuck to people’s monitors or workstations.

View all of the REACH Training and reinforcement products Here
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