Ready to boost those public speaking skills? We have new challenge for you.

In case you are new to public speaking please apply for our beginners course here.

This 6-week training program will be held on January 2021. Sign up now, reserve your spot and be the first to receive the available time-slots.

Rapid and intensive training on advanced techniques for public speaking

Taking your public speaking skills to the next level is possible and we are here to give you the tools.

The ability to speak in front of people and deliver a clear message is a crucial skill for a successful career, whether academic or otherwise. From an educational presentation in front of your classmates, to a work meeting or an elevator pitch; mastering advanced techniques of public speaking will be a useful skill for the future. Future-oriented education puts emphasis in communication, so why not fine tuning the skill now?

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC SPEAKING? TIME TO FINE TUNE THOSE SKILLS.

Advanced Public Speaking is a free 6-week training program focused on students that already feel comfortable speaking and presenting in front of the public and are ready to explore more advanced techniques.
Week 1: Welcome Advanced Public Speaking

You'll meet your instructor, establish a comfortable group, goals and rules. We will refresh the BIO feedback method and record your first speech.

Week 2: Rhetoric and speech writing

In this session, we will go back to ethos, logos and pathos, and add kairos to the mix. We will also explore why research is important for your speech preparation.

Week 3: Style and Speaking on Camera

Structuring your speech is crucial, especially when speaking on camera. In this session we will prepare the script that you will record on the lab with a teleprompter.


Week 4: Impacting the Audience

To be able to impact the audience, you need to be aware of response traps, know how to inspire / motivate your audience, and how to be persuasive.

Week 5: Educational Public Speaking

We will explore techniques to achieve different goals and help different audiences remember our presentation: the load and type of explanations are essential to get the message across.

Week 6: Hosting EURx Talks

It will be time to prepare and face one last challenge: time to host your own event.

Students trained

+150

with a 95% satisfaction rate

"I took Advanced Public Speaking at the end of my 2-year Master's programme and this class overshadowed all the previous courses I'd taken during my Master studies. It is not surprising as the people in class were all very welcoming, eager to learn and perform and showed great support for each other. The exercises we were supposed to do were not just well-structured and effective, but fun. Wait till you get to do a power-point karaoke or record your speech in front of a teleprompter like a professional TV host or YouTuber and you'll get what I mean. I used to like public speaking before the course, but now I love it."

Efim Shapiro

Master Global Markets, Local Creativities

MEET YOUR TRAINER

Matt Hrusc       

Is a Master student of Psychology of Human Learning and Performance with 2 years of experience working in human resources. Upon a difficult journey of conquering his own fear of public speaking, Matt spent the last 6 years teaching and coaching public speaking. Up to this day, he has worked with hundreds of students either via one-to-one public speaking coaching, workshops or conferences in multiple countries. Currently he works as a trainee at Risbo, where he provides and develops didactic trainings for teaching assistants of Erasmus University.

GET THE MOST OUT OF OUR COURSE!

Get a certificate

Upon completion of the course and successful delivery of the final speech or final assignment, you will receive a digital certificate.

Not ready for advanced? Try EPSA first!

Do you need to build up confidence first? Try our beginner course first. Don't worry if you are not in Rotterdam, you can also follow our course fully online.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The course

The trainings consist of 1 weekly session on Campus Woudestein that will last on average 2h. Time to prepare small assignments before class will be needed.

EUR has a policy for blended education during term 1 and 2. While some of our courses will have offline and online version, Advanced Public Speaking will take place on campus Woudestein.

Yes, you will get our beautiful APS certificate in PDF format as long as you attend at least 5 of the 6 training sessions, and complete the final assignment.

Erasmus Public Speaking Academy (EPSA) is our beginners couse, designed to help people to beat their fear of public speaking. If you are an experienced public speaker or already feel comfortable taking the stage, Advanced Public Speaking (APS) might be the place for you.

Advanced Public Speaking (APS) is a course designed to teach you advanced public speaking techniques diverse situations such as taking the stage, an elevator pitch, or an educational presentation. Public Speaking and Media dives into content creation for online platforms such as creating videos and podcasts.

Conditions to apply

You can sign up for any of our courses from August 31st to September 11st. You just need to fill up the form. We will contact you to confirm your participation in the course. Spots are limited therefore election will be made based on motivation.

Since the course will take place on campus, it is open to EUR students, fresh EUR alumni and Hogeschool Rotterdam students.

Pricing

No. The whole LifeVersity project is possible thanks to the support of Community for Learning and Innovation and Students-4-Students. All of our courses are completely FREE for students and fresh alumni.

We are supported by the Students-for-Students Platform, part of the Community of Learning and Innovation. Want to get support too? Visit eur.nl/s4s