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All my 2 day courses
'Taking your place in the world' is my main course

My other two courses:
• The Authentic Presenter • Deepening Confidence courses are follow-on courses . For full details of those courses click here

dates of the course are below, please scroll down...

Taking your place in the world is my most popular course and where most people start. 
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 18 years and is my most popular course. 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 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.".
This course is taught in Bristol, London and Manchester.

The course really works with beginners as well as people who have been speaking for awhile but still are anxious. 
 You 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.

On the course:
• You will learn to feel more comfortable in front of an audience, be able to think on your feet and become more at ease when you speak.
• You will understand what happens currently that gets in the way when we speak. We will talk about audiences and how we misunderstand what is happening in an audience. That's a key thing to understand.
•  You will learn how you can change that and then learn about the new skills (including Relational Presence) and mindsets we need to feel more comfortable in front of people.

On the second day we use what we've covered to find our own stories, who we are as speakers (sometimes it's the first time we can call ourselves a public speaker) and to focus more on content - always from a place of presence and inviting connection. A powerful place to learn to be. No previous experience required.

Talk to me if you want to know more and to find out if the course is suitable for you. My phone number is 01225 425300 or email john@speaking-infront.co.uk


Tues 4th & Weds 5th September 2018 in Bristol
'Taking your place in the world' -  2 day course public speaking course in Bristol

This course is now fully booked.

Venue address:  Armada House, Telephone Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4BQ

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

Individuals paying for themselves
Earlybird by 20th Aug: £275 + vat (£330)
Standard price:  £315 + vat (£378)

Organisations paying for people to come
Earlybird by 20th Aug: £375 + vat (£450)
Standard price: £415 + vat (£498)

For further information  email us or ring John or Rebecca on 01225 425300

Book by Credit Card
Book your place by choosing the right "booking type"  below, press the button,  fill out the form, then pay with your credit/debit card . All courses come wth a money back guarantee.  All prices include VAT
If you need an invoice with your organisation's purchase order please  email us

Tues 4th - Wed 5th Sept 2018, Public Speaking Course, Bristol
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Sat 8th & Sun 9th September 2018, London
Taking your place in the world' -  2 day public speaking course in central London

This course is now fully booked

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

Individuals paying for themselves
Earlybird by 20th Aug: £320 + vat (£384)
Standard price: £370 + vat (£444)

Organisations paying for people to come
Earlybird by 20th Aug:  £420 + vat (£504)
Standard price: £470 + vat (£564)

For further information  email us or ring John or Rebecca on 01225 425300

Book by Credit Card
Book your place by choosing the right "booking type"  below, press the button,  fill out the form, then pay with your credit/debit card. All courses come wth a money back guarantee.  All prices include VAT
If you need an invoice with your organisation's purchase order please  email us

Sat 8th - Sun 9th Sept London, Public Speaking Course, London
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Thurs 20th & Fri 21st September 2018, London
Taking your place in the world' -  2 day public speaking course in central London

There are 5 spaces available on this course as of 17th August

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

Individuals paying for themselves
Earlybird by 28th Aug: £320 + vat (£384)
Standard price: £370 + vat (£444)

Organisations paying for people to come
Earlybird by 28th Aug:  £420 + vat (£504)
Standard price: £470 + vat (£564)

For further information  email us or ring John or Rebecca on 01225 425300

Book by Credit Card
Book your place by choosing the right "booking type"  below, press the button,  fill out the form, then pay with your credit/debit card . All courses come wth a money back guarantee.  All prices include VAT
If you need an invoice with your organisation's purchase order please  email us

Thurs 20th - Fri 21st September Public Speaking Course, London
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Sat 29th & Sun 30th September 2018 in Bristol
'Taking your place in the world' -  2 day course public speaking course in Bristol

There are spaces available on this course

Venue address:  Armada House, Telephone Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4BQ
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

Individuals paying for themselves
Earlybird by 29th Aug: £275 + vat (£330)
Standard price:  £315 + vat (£378)

Organisations paying for people to come
Earlybird by 29th Aug: £375 + vat (£450)
Standard price: £415 + vat (£498)

For further information  email us or ring John or Rebecca on 01225 425300

Book by Credit Card
Book your place by choosing the right "booking type"  below, press the button,  fill out the form, then pay with your credit/debit card. All courses come wth a money back guarantee.  All prices include VAT
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Sat 29 - Sun 30th September 2018, Public Speaking Course, Bristol
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Advanced course : The Authentic Presenter

Thurs 4th & Fri 5th October 2018 in Bristol
'The Authentic Presenter' - a 2 day course in Bristol

Venue: Armada House, Telephone Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4BQ
Times:  9.30am - 5pm day 1, 9.30 am - 4pm day 2
Course numbers:  6 people min - 10 people max

Individuals paying for themselves
Earlybird (by 4th Sept):  £395 + vat (£474)
Standard price: £450 + vat (£540)

Organisations paying for their people to come
Earlybird (by 4th Sept):  £495 + vat (£594)
Standard price £550 + vat (£660)     

For further information  email us or ring John or Rebecca on 01225 425300

Book by Credit Card
Book your place by choosing the right "booking type"  below, press the button,  fill out the form, then pay with your credit/debit card . All courses come wth a money back guarantee.  All prices include VAT
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Thurs 4th - 5th Oct 2018, The Authentic Presenter, Bristol
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Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th October 2018
'Taking your place in the world' -  2 day course in Manchester

The Studio - The Hive, 51 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FN

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

Individuals paying for themselves
Earlybird by 13th Sept: £275 + vat (£330)
Standard price:  £315 + vat (£378)

Organisations paying for people to come
Earlybird by 13th Sept: £375 + vat (£450)
Standard price: £415 + vat (£498)

For further information  email us or ring John or Rebecca on 01225 425300

Book by Credit Card
Book your place by choosing the right "booking type"  below, press the button,  fill out the form, then pay with your credit/debit card. All courses come wth a money back guarantee.  All prices include VAT
If you need an invoice with your organisation's purchase order please  email us

Sat 13th - Sun 14th Oct, Public Speaking Course, Manchester
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Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st October 2018 in Bristol
'Taking your place in the world' -  2 day course 

There are spaces available on this course

Venue: Armada House, Telephone Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4BQ
Times:  9.30am - 5pm Day 1, 9.30 am - 4pm Day 2
Course numbers:  6 people min - 10 people max

Individuals paying for themselves
Earlybird (by 20th Sept):  £300 + vat (£360)
Standard price: £450 + vat (£540)

Organisations paying for their people to come
Earlybird (by 20th Sept):  £400 + vat (£480)
Standard price £550 + vat (£660)   

For further information  email us or ring John or Rebecca on 01225 425300

Book by Credit Card
Book your place by choosing the right "booking type"  below, press the button,  fill out the form, then pay with your credit/debit card . All courses come wth a money back guarantee.  All prices include VAT
If you need an invoice with your organisation's purchase order please  email us

Sat 20th - Sun 21st October 2018, Public Speaking Course, Bristol
from 330.00
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Tues 30th & Weds 31st October 2018 in Bristol
'Taking your place in the world' -  2 day course public speaking course in Bristol

There are spaces available on this course

Venue address:  Armada House, Telephone Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4BQ
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

Individuals paying for themselves
Earlybird by 30th Sept: £275 + vat (£330)
Standard price:  £315 + vat (£378)

Organisations paying for people to come
Earlybird by 30th Sept: £375 + vat (£450)
Standard price: £415 + vat (£498)

For further information  email us or ring John or Rebecca on 01225 425300

Book by Credit Card
Book your place by choosing the right "booking type"  below, press the button,  fill out the form, then pay with your credit/debit card. All courses come wth a money back guarantee.  All prices include VAT
If you need an invoice with your organisation's purchase order please  email us

Tues 30th - Weds 31st October 2018, Public Speaking Course, Bristol
from 330.00
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Sat 3rd & Sun 4th November 2018, London
Taking your place in the world' -  2 day public speaking course in central London

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

Individuals paying for themselves
Earlybird by 3rd Oct: £320 + vat (£384)
Standard price: £370 + vat (£444)

Organisations paying for people to come
Earlybird by 3rd Oct:  £420 + vat (£504)
Standard price: £470 + vat (£564)

For further information  email us or ring John or Rebecca on 01225 425300

Book by Credit Card
Book your place by choosing the right "booking type"  below, press the button,  fill out the form, then pay with your credit/debit card. All courses come wth a money back guarantee.  All prices include VAT
If you need an invoice with your organisation's purchase order please  email us

Sat 3rd - Sun 4th November 2018, Public Speaking Course, London
from 384.00
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Thurs 8th & Friday 9th November 2018 in Manchester
'Taking your place in the world'  2 day course in Manchester

There are spaces available on this course

Venue address:  The Studio,  51 Lever Street, Manchester M1 1FN
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

Individuals paying for themselves
Earlybird by 8th Oct: £275 + vat (£330)
Standard price:  £315 + vat (£378)

Organisations paying for people to come
Earlybird by 8th Oct: £375 + vat (£450)
Standard price: £415 + vat (£498)

Thurs 8th - Friday 9th November, Public Speaking Course, Manchester
from 330.00
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Sat 24th & Sun 25th November 2018 in Bristol
'Taking your place in the world' -  2 day course public speaking course in Bristol

There are spaces available on this course

Venue address:  Armada House, Telephone Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4BQ
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

Individuals paying for themselves
Earlybird by 24th Oct: £275 + vat (£330)
Standard price:  £315 + vat (£378)

Organisations paying for people to come
Earlybird by 24th Oct: £375 + vat (£450)
Standard price: £415 + vat (£498)

For further information  email us or ring John or Rebecca on 01225 425300

Book by Credit Card
Book your place by choosing the right "booking type"  below, press the button,  fill out the form, then pay with your credit/debit card . All courses come wth a money back guarantee.  All prices include VAT
If you need an invoice with your organisation's purchase order please  email us

Sat 24th - Sun 25th November 2018, Public Speaking Course, Bristol
from 330.00
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Weds 28th & Thurs 29th November 2018, London
Taking your place in the world' -  2 day public speaking course in central London

There are spaces available on this course

Venue address: The October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester St, Bloomsbury, 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

Individuals paying for themselves
Earlybird by 28th Oct: £320 + vat (£384)
Standard price: £370 + vat (£444)

Organisations paying for people to come
Earlybird by 28th Oct:  £420 + vat (£504)
Standard price: £470 + vat (£564)

Book by Credit Card
Book your place by choosing the right "booking type"  below, press the button,  fill out the form, then pay with your credit/debit card . All courses come wth a money back guarantee.  All prices include VAT
If you need an invoice with your organisation's purchase order please  email us

Weds 28th & Thurs 29th November 2018, Public Speaking Course, London
from 384.00
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Weds 12th & Thurs 13th December 2018 in Bristol
'Taking your place in the world' -  2 day course public speaking course in Bristol

There are spaces available on this course

Venue address:  Armada House, Telephone Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4BQ
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

Individuals paying for themselves
Earlybird by 12th Nov: £275 + vat (£330)
Standard price:  £315 + vat (£378)

Organisations paying for people to come
Earlybird by 12th Nov: £375 + vat (£450)
Standard price: £415 + vat (£498)

Book by Credit Card
Book your place by choosing the right "booking type"  below, press the button,  fill out the form, then pay with your credit/debit card . All courses come wth a money back guarantee.  All prices include VAT
If you need an invoice with your organisation's purchase order please  email us

Weds 12th - Thurs 13th Dec 2018, Public Speaking Course, Bristol
from 330.00
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For further information  email us or ring John or Rebecca on 01225 425300
 


Standby places:  Last minute places - last minute prices

If you would like a cheaper place on my courses you can request to be be added to the standby list. This way you help me fill a course and you get money off. Get a place for £75 off the early bird price for a two day course.

Standby places are not bookable and are only released the day before the course, so you have to be ready to come at the last minute. Please note that if the courses are full there will be no standby places available.

In order to get a standby place:
1. Send me an email saying you want to be on the standby list and whether you want a Manchester, London or Bristol course and whether you are looking for a one day or two day course. In the email you need to provide as many contact details as possible so I can contact you at the last minute.
2. Pay by credit card


Future dates for 2 day courses:

 

  • more dates coming soon!

If you are interested in courses after the dates listed, there will be course dates added regularly. If you are planning way ahead please email us and we can advise you on any further dates you are interested in.