Become a Confident Public Speaker on our
First Presentation Skills Course

Suffer from fear of public speaking or presentation anxiety?

One of the reasons many people come on our First Presentation Skills course is to overcome their fear of public speaking. They use phrases like:-

  • petrified
  • feel afraid
  • get panic attacks
  • throat dries up
  • very nervous
  • heart pounding
  • feel physically sick
  • don't know where to start
  • anxiety attacks
  • totally stressed
  • mind goes blank
  • voice goes

to describe what they've felt like in the past.

Have you ever felt this way about public speaking?

But you can go from "Petrified" to "Confident" in just one day

The good news is that all Skillstudio trainers recognise that it's quite natural for you to feel very anxious or even terrified when having to speak in public for the first time.

The even better news is that:-

  • this course will help you address these issues.

Almost without exception the very same people who were feeling terrible before the course simply can't believe the transformation that's occurred in them by the end of the day.

And you can experience the same as well.

First Presentation Skills - our one day course

Our First Presentation Skills workshop is ideal for you if you've little or no experience of public speaking or presenting but need to take the plunge in the near future.

It's a highly practical and supportive workshop and will help you to quickly build your confidence and public speaking skills.

You'll leave the workshop with a buzz and with a great sense of achievement. You will also:-

  • Understand what makes a good public speaker
  • Learn to control nerves and deal with common fears
  • Develop confidence when speaking in front of an audience
  • Learn how to develop ideas
  • Learn how to plan and structure a presentation or speech
  • and have actually enjoyed the experience!

Our public workshops take place throughout the year in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow & Edinburgh. (See our calendar further down this page for workshop dates.)

And you can book your place on a workshop for just £397 + VAT (£476.40 including VAT).

Special Offer Prices on selected course dates

Some of our scheduled courses currently have special discounts available.

Click here for more details of these special offers.

You'll enjoy the unique learning experience

Our trainers use a wide range of practical, enjoyable, tried and tested approaches to bring out the best in you. So you'll find your workshop highly interactive, supportive and fun.

You'll learn a number of simple practical techniques to help you relax when under pressure and to take control of your nervous energy before you present.

You'll learn voice exercises to help build vocal confidence. And as your trainer is also a voice coach they will provide you with the personal coaching you need to succeed.

Your trainer is also expert in helping you to use body language to develop a stronger more confident presence.

Read more about our expert trainers.

What does the course actually cover?


  • Building group rapport
  • Warm up exercises

Introduction to public speaking

  • Good & bad habits
  • Dealing with common fears

Preparing to speak in public

  • Dealing with nerves
  • Building self confidence
  • Creating a confident impression

Public speaking delivery skills

  • Improving your voice
  • Speaking with confidence
  • Using confident body language

Planning the Presentation or Speech

  • The key elements to good structure
  • Defining your purpose
  • Making a strong opening
  • Selecting key points
  • Knowing your Audience
  • Closing effectively

Presentation Practice

  • Delivering a short individual speech or presentation
  • Evaluation & feedback

General feedback session

  • Individual evaluations by course tutor
  • Personal action plans

You'll be in a very supportive environment

Client Testimonials

"Felt at ease and not overly self-conscious, realised that I wasn’t the only one who hated speaking in public and actually it is a very common and acceptable fear. Excellent, thank you!"

"Steve was great fun. Very positive, relaxed atmosphere. Day went very fast – obviously a sign that the time was enjoyed! Informative with great exercises to practise on."
Edinburgh Leisure

"Excellent content, very useful tips, it really works!"

"A great teacher, very professional, interesting and made contact with everyone. Active and positive approach from the start of the day."

"Very clearly presented! Constructive feedback, good advice and very encouraging. Good boost to self esteem knowing I now have the basics.

"David made me very relaxed from the beginning which gave me the confidence in myself and the course."
SCA Hygiene Products UK

... more testimonials

You'll carry on learning after the workshop

During the workshop we'll give you a course manual full of practical advice and further information to help you consolidate what you've just learned.

Each course comes with a FREE Follow up Service by telephone or email . If you have any questions you'd like to ask about a forthcoming speech simply email or call us and we'll do our best to help.

Want to take the next step and book your place?

Why not take the next step today and book your place on one of our public workshops.

Our one-day public courses are competitively priced at £397 + VAT (£476.40 including VAT) per delegate, which includes refreshments and a sandwich lunch on the day.
Liz Banks - Skillstudio

Our public training courses take place throughout the year in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow & Edinburgh.

To book your place, simply click on one of the dates in the workshop calendar below and you'll be taken to our online booking system.

Save money with our SPECIAL Offers

Some of our scheduled courses have special offer prices - and are listed in the table below.

If you'd like to book at the special offer price, click on the Book Nowbutton below and you'll then be taken to our online booking form - with your course discount already applied.

 Workshop Location

 Start Date

 Normal Price*

Special Offer*  

(*All prices quoted above exclude VAT.)

Click here for offer terms and conditions and details of other special offers available for courses not listed above.

Public Workshop Calendar

To book your place on any of these courses, simply click on one of the dates in the calendar below and you'll then be taken to our online booking system.

(To take advantage of any of the special offers above please remember to use the relevantBook Nowbutton.)

If there are no course dates listed immediately above please call us on +44 (0)8456 444 150 or Email us at and we can email you a booking form out to you in MS Word format.

Got some further questions before making a decision?

If you have some further questions you'd like to ask, we'd be more than happy to answer them via telephone or email. So get in touch today.

Telephone:- +44 (0)8456 444 150


Consistent, high quality training that really works

Client Testimonials

"It was relaxed, comfortable and enjoyable. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the workshop - but was pleasantly surprised by constructive feedback I received - I think it has been of great benefit to me. Was a great confidence booster!"
ISG plc

"Good constructive feedback, pace was very manageable. Given good time to practise and ‘breathe’. Helen was very good and enjoyable to listen to."
Brent Knoll School

"Excellent - Practice sessions where you put theory into practice. One of the most useful courses I’ve ever taken."
Postwatch Scotland

"Great hands on training. Very engaging. Amazing how much you can learn in one day.

"Good information and well run course."
Arbuthnot Securities

"Gained a lot more confidence and now able to manage nerves better to become a more effective speaker.

"Excellent. Lots of helpful techniques presented and had opportunity to practise in one day. Did take us out of our comfort zones but we could see the improvement of implementing the new techniques."
Metropolitan Police

"Very useful techniques - will enable me to undertake presentations to a very high standard. The trainer, Mike, was brilliant, a great pleasure to meet him."
Help the Aged

"The format of the day was logical and well presented. An easy to learn and enjoyable course. Very good - an experience well worth undergoing."
West Yorkshire Police

... more testimonials

Like a copy of our course brochure?

FPS course brochure

You can download our course brochure in Adobe Acrobat format by clicking on the small picture on the right.

If you haven't got an Adobe Acrobat viewer on your computer, you can download it (for free) by clicking here.

If you'd prefer us to email or post you a copy of the brochure, please get in touch and we'll send it on to you by return.

Call us on +44 (0)8456 444 150

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Interested in some in-company training?

Our in-company one-day course (anywhere in the UK) costs from just £1590 + VAT and expenses for up to 8 delegates.

Call us on +44 (0)8456 444 150 or email us at to check availability and to discuss things further.

And please remember, our in-house courses can be tailored to your specific requirements.

Got some friends or colleagues who might be interested?

If you have some friends or colleagues who might want to improve their presenting or public speaking skills, then click here to let them know about us

So if you really want to become a successful presenter ...

      We know we can help you:-

  • structure a business speech for maximum effect
  • build up your confidence
  • get more power and conviction in your voice and
  • start to make an impact in front of an audience
Liz Banks - Skillstudio

So book your place today ...

To book your place simply click here and you'll be taken to our calendar of dates.

Alternatively, call us on +44 (0)8456 444 150

or email us at:

Speak to you soon.

Other Training Available from Skillstudio

Effective Presentation Skills Training for people with experience of presenting who want to improve their confidence and delivery skills and make more of an impact in front of their audience.

Advanced Presentation Skills Training for highly experienced presenters who want to fine tune their delivery style and speak with more power and conviction.

One to One Coaching in presentation skills; communication skills; interview technique, vocal skills, elocution and accent softening.

Effective Communications Skills Training for people who want to make more of an personal impact at work.


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                                · Presentation Skills Training (Advanced)

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 » One-to-one Coaching: All levels

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