How to be Brilliant at Public Speaking

You will learn how to develop confidence in your voice. You will begin to explore how posture, relaxation, visualisation and vocal techniques can help you achieve this. You will also create your own personal voice checklist and create an action plan to develop your skills further.

Course Content

The course is taught very practically with an emphasis on ‘doing’ by:

• An introduction to posture, movement and relaxation techniques for voice.
• An introduction to positive visualisation techniques and exploration of how they can improve your confidence.
• Introduction to the vocal techniques of using breath and ‘mindfulness of words’ to both relax and release your voice

By the end of the course you will be able to:
• Create you own performance checklist.
• Be able to apply some of the above techniques to make improvements in your voice:
• Have a basic grounding in these subjects to be able to research areas of interest.

Note: The tutor, Dean Allen has trained with Cecily Berry, the voice coach for the Royal Shakespeare Company

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will be run under strict social distancing guidelines with smaller class sizes and additional hygiene procedures in place. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

This course is for everyone who wishes to develop his or her public speaking skills. To benefit most from the course, you should be able to:

• Listen and respond to instructions and feedback
• Be happy to take part in class discussions and interact with other learners
• Have an open mind towards new techniques and ideas and be willing to try them out!

First Class Requirements

Something you wish to work on.

Additional Information

Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email

This specialist course has been identified to run with fewer numbers due to either the student demand for the course and subject area or the need for increased one to one tuition. This course will be able to run with only six learners and will have a maximum of 10 in the class.