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Public Speaking Courses in London

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Introduction

The taking your place in the world course is aimed at people who don't like public speaking or are struggling with it. This 2 day course has been running for 19 years (I run other tailored courses for organisations). It will help you to learn how to feel more at ease in front of an audience, change how you feel about being the centre of attention, learn to speak publicly (in a conversational manner rather than performing) and to create a connection with the audience. Many people who come on this course have previously found public speaking tricky to say the least. I know you might be nervous but time and time again people have said "I wish I had done this course 5 or 10 years ago!"
The course really works with beginners as well as people who have been public speaking for a while but are still anxious. You’ll have the chance to absorb and practise what you have learnt on the first day and work with it on the following day. It's all about learning the new fundamental skills and re-thinking what we need for public speaking. Beginners is a strange term here as I get some people who have been speaking for a long time but are doing the wrong stuff and still feel grim. So it really means people who haven't learnt the new approach that I teach.

How I Teach

It’s an experiential course (learning through experience and discussion) which builds up the learning in very small steps, sometimes very baby steps! We learn about audiences and what gets in the way currently as public speakers. So most of the course is focussed on learning these new skills and mindset changes we need to make to make public speaking simpler. We do this by:
• Keeping the course numbers to 6-10 people so it’s a small enough course to have individual attention and big enough to feel like public speaking
• Individual coaching through the course
• Pair work exercises
• Group conversations and exercises, building confidence and changing what it means to be the centre of attention
• Gentle Public speaking practice, building on what we are learning all the way through the course
• Using ground-rules to set up the learning space to be as safe as possible
• Open to any questions throughout the course
• Clear Course materials and post-course materials
• additional help through coaching can be arranged pre or post-course.

Money Back Guarantee

All courses come with a money back guarantee.


Tuesday 8th - Wednesday 9th October, London
Taking your place in the world' - a 2 day public speaking course

The course is now full.

Venue address: October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester St, London WC1N 3AL
for more information about course venue and location see our Venue page
Times: Day 1, 9.30am - 5pm;  Day 2,  9.30 am - 4pm
Course numbers:  6 people min - 10 people max
All courses come with a money back guarantee.
You can cancel up to 14 days before with NO charge - Cancellation policy.

Individuals paying for themselves:
Standard price: £440 + vat (£528)

Organisations paying for people to come:
Standard price: £535 + vat (£642)

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Book your place by choosing the right "booking type" below and pay with your credit/debit card. All prices include VAT
If you need an invoice with your organisation's purchase order please email us


Google 5 Star review
Truly transformational, more than I ever thought possible! John has a unique approach to teaching this course, where he helps you to be comfortable having a conversation with your audience. I went from avoiding to seeking opportunities to talk publicly. Couldn't recommend this course enough, thank you John!
Sanne de Vries


Sat 23rd - Sun 24th November, London
Taking your place in the world' - a 2 day public speaking course

There are spaces available on this course

Venue address: Regents University, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NS
for more information about course venue and location see our Venue page
Times: Day 1, 9.30am - 5pm;  Day 2,  9.30 am - 4pm
Course numbers:  6 people min - 10 people max
All courses come with a money back guarantee.
You can cancel up to 14 days before with NO charge - Cancellation policy.

Individuals paying for themselves:
Earlybird by 24th October: £370 + vat (£444)
Standard price: £440 + vat (£528)
A partial scholarship is available for this course. For details see here

Organisations paying for people to come:
Earlybird by 24th October: £475 + vat (£570)
Standard price: £535 + vat (£642)

Book by Credit Card
Book your place by choosing the right "booking type" below and pay with your credit/debit card. All prices include VAT
If you need an invoice with your organisation's purchase order please email us

Sat 23rd - Sun 24th November, London
from 450.00
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Google 5 Star review
Excellent course: very helpful information and practice. John is a great facilitator.
Alena Denisova


Thurs 9th - Fri 10th January, London
Taking your place in the world' - a 2 day public speaking course

There are spaces available on this course

Venue address: Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD
for more information about course venue and location see our Venue page
Times: Day 1, 9.30am - 5pm;  Day 2,  9.30 am - 4pm
Course numbers:  6 people min - 10 people max
All courses come with a money back guarantee.
You can cancel up to 14 days before with NO charge - Cancellation policy.

Individuals paying for themselves:
Earlybird by 9th December: £370 + vat (£444)
Standard price: £440 + vat (£528)
A partial scholarship is available for this course. For details see here

Organisations paying for people to come:
Earlybird by 9th December: £475 + vat (£570)
Standard price: £535 + vat (£642)

Book by Credit Card
Book your place by choosing the right "booking type" below and pay with your credit/debit card. All prices include VAT
If you need an invoice with your organisation's purchase order please email us

Thurs 9th - Fri 10th January 2020, London
from 444.00
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Google 5 Star review
Actually John's course far exceeded my expectations. Usually I do not find soft skill courses useful but John's course was different. This has never happened to me before but on the second day I was actually waiting for my turn to stand up and speak! Even without a detailed plan in my head about what I will talk about. Sounds weird from an introvert, isn't it? :-) I did John's course 2 months ago. I have got very positive feedback after my yoga classes that I taught: students had the impression that I am confident with what I am instructing, the way how I am explaining. Stepping up the first time is the most challenging but when the positive feedback hit my brain, it is boosting me further ahead. I am now in a positive upward "spiral". But first and foremost I am enjoying standing up so much more. Also it is less time to prepare (saving time for myself) as I know now that I do not have to rehearse every single word that I will use. I think I am getting back, finding my natural self again. Thank you John for your supportive and friendly approach!
Zoltan Rideg


Tues 4th - Weds 5th February 2020, London
Taking your place in the world' - a 2 day public speaking course

There are spaces available on this course

Venue address: Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD
for more information about course venue and location see our Venue page
Times: Day 1, 9.30am - 5pm;  Day 2,  9.30 am - 4pm
Course numbers:  6 people min - 10 people max
All courses come with a money back guarantee.
You can cancel up to 14 days before with NO charge - Cancellation policy.

Individuals paying for themselves:
Earlybird by 4th January: £370 + vat (£444)
Standard price: £440 + vat (£528)
A partial scholarship is available for this course. For details see here

Organisations paying for people to come:
Earlybird by 4th January: £475 + vat (£570)
Standard price: £535 + vat (£642)

Book by Credit Card
Book your place by choosing the right "booking type" below and pay with your credit/debit card. All prices include VAT
If you need an invoice with your organisation's purchase order please email us

Tues 4th - Weds 5th February 2020, London
from 444.00
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Weds 26th - Thurs 27th February 2020, London
Taking your place in the world' - a 2 day public speaking course

There are spaces available on this course

Venue address: Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD
for more information about course venue and location see our Venue page
Times: Day 1, 9.30am - 5pm;  Day 2,  9.30 am - 4pm
Course numbers:  6 people min - 10 people max
All courses come with a money back guarantee.
You can cancel up to 14 days before with NO charge - Cancellation policy.

Individuals paying for themselves:
Earlybird by 26th January: £370 + vat (£444)
Standard price: £440 + vat (£528)
A partial scholarship is available for this course. For details see here

Organisations paying for people to come:
Earlybird by 26th January: £475 + vat (£570)
Standard price: £535 + vat (£642)

Book by Credit Card
Book your place by choosing the right "booking type" below and pay with your credit/debit card. All prices include VAT
If you need an invoice with your organisation's purchase order please email us

Weds 26th - Thurs 27th February 2020, London
from 444.00
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Google 5 Star review
Highly recommend John, he helped me reframe a lot my public speaking concerns and he's genuinely a great teacher who loves what he does!
Gyve Safavi


Tues 17th - Weds 18th March 2020, London
Taking your place in the world' - a 2 day public speaking course

There are spaces available on this course

Venue address: October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester St, London WC1N 3AL
for more information about course venue and location see our Venue page
Times: Day 1, 9.30am - 5pm;  Day 2,  9.30 am - 4pm
Course numbers:  6 people min - 10 people max
All courses come with a money back guarantee.
You can cancel up to 14 days before with NO charge - Cancellation policy.

Individuals paying for themselves:
Earlybird by 17th Feb: £370 + vat (£444)
Standard price: £440 + vat (£528)
A partial scholarship is available for this course. For details see here

Organisations paying for people to come:
Earlybird by 17th Feb: £475 + vat (£570)
Standard price: £535 + vat (£642)

Book by Credit Card
Book your place by choosing the right "booking type" below and pay with your credit/debit card. All prices include VAT
If you need an invoice with your organisation's purchase order please email us

Tues 17th - Weds 18th March 2020, London
from 444.00
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Google 5 Star review
Taking John's 2-day public speaking course was the right step towards becoming a better speaker. I feel more relaxed and after some practising, I will be ready to take part in a real public speaking event. What I appreciate most is that you don't have to follow strict rules - it's all about understanding a few simple facts and then practise until you become confident.
Martina Slajerova


Sat 25th - Sun 26th April, London
Taking your place in the world' - a 2 day public speaking course

There are spaces available on this course

Venue address: Regents University, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NS
for more information about course venue and location see our Venue page
Times: Day 1, 9.30am - 5pm;  Day 2,  9.30 am - 4pm
Course numbers:  6 people min - 10 people max
All courses come with a money back guarantee.
You can cancel up to 14 days before with NO charge - Cancellation policy.

Individuals paying for themselves:
Earlybird by 25th March: £370 + vat (£444)
Standard price: £440 + vat (£528)
A partial scholarship is available for this course. For details see here

Organisations paying for people to come:
Earlybird by 25th March: £475 + vat (£570)
Standard price: £535 + vat (£642)

Book by Credit Card
Book your place by choosing the right "booking type" below and pay with your credit/debit card. All prices include VAT
If you need an invoice with your organisation's purchase order please email us

Sat 25th - Sun 26th April, London
from 444.00
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Thurs 14th - Fri 15th May 2020, London
Taking your place in the world' - a 2 day public speaking course

There are spaces available on this course

Venue address: Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD
for more information about course venue and location see our Venue page
Times: Day 1, 9.30am - 5pm;  Day 2,  9.30 am - 4pm
Course numbers:  6 people min - 10 people max
All courses come with a money back guarantee.
You can cancel up to 14 days before with NO charge - Cancellation policy.

Individuals paying for themselves:
Earlybird by 14th April: £370 + vat (£444)
Standard price: £440 + vat (£528)
A partial scholarship is available for this course. For details see here

Organisations paying for people to come:
Earlybird by 14th April: £475 + vat (£570)
Standard price: £535 + vat (£642)

Book by Credit Card
Book your place by choosing the right "booking type" below and pay with your credit/debit card. All prices include VAT
If you need an invoice with your organisation's purchase order please email us

Thurs 14th - Fri 15th May 2020, London
from 444.00
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