THIS TERM IS ALL ABOUT ONLINE EDUCATION
AND WE ARE GOING ONLINE

Would you like to be more confident speaking on STAGE, camera or virtual meetings?

Master the basic tools, tactics and mindset for conquering the stage now in our online course.

Erasmus Public Speaking Academy Online is a free 5-week online training program that focuses on the development of public speaking confidence through practice, feedback, and skill training. All this is done in a safe small-group environment. 

5 week program: +20 videos lessons

Begin your training as Matt and Didi introduce you to the world of public speaking and improvisation.

Intro Welcome to EPSA Online
W 1 How to speak confidently without preparation
W 2 How to utilize nonverbal communication in your speech
W 3 How to create a memorable speech/presentation
W 4 How to speak on camera and online
W 5 Final assignment

AFTER COMPLETING THIS COURSE, YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

Speak confidently without preparation

Utilize nonverbal communication in your speech

Create a memorable speech/presentations

Speak on the camera and online.

WHAT DID OUR PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS SAY?

Over 170 students participated in the course in last year and rated it with average 9.4 (based on 104 survey participants).

I think the course was very well structured, we practiced and got motivated. There was feedback to improve our skills and great examples. In a safe environment everyone could practice and learn from each other as well.

SUMEYYE POLAT

PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT AND FORMER UNIVERSITY COUNCIL MEMBER

I loved working on improvisation, since it helped me to get out of my head, relax and enjoy the moment. I also loved the exercises outside, mindfulness and body exercises. It made us feel like we can think out of the box, yet be who we really are.

NEHA BAGGA

INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN UNION LAW STUDENT

8 weeks ago I didn't think I could learn to enjoy public speaking, but yesterday I prooved myself wrong! Thanks to the Erasmus Public Speaking Academy I got the skills and the confidence to give a TEDx-talk for a big audience.

SARA BAKX

Msc HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT STUDENT

Rapid and intensive training on the fundamentals of Public Speaking

Your training consists of 4 weekly, small-group video-call sessions conducted in a safe and supportive environment in combination with Canvas learning environment consisting of videos and short assignments. Each session will last 1.5h and include 30 extra minutes for Q&A.
Our video-call sessions will largely utilize active participation using creative public speaking exercises or short improvisational presentations to stimulate your ability to express yourself more freely. After completing these 4 sessions, you'll be armed with extensive knowledge and experience.
Week 5 is all about the final challenge: creating a video speech. You can choose between 3 tracks: "videoblogging/podcasting", "educational video" or "speaking without preparation". Each option comes with specific support materials and assignments. Your final speech will be based on your track choice. 

Statistics show that people who lack public speaking confidence make on average 10% less than their colleges who don't.

Fear of public speaking is responsible for a 15% cut in one's chances to be promoted to a management level.


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. Erasmus Public Speaking Academy aims to solve this problem by providing you with an effective program to increase your public speaking confidence via practicing in a safe, small-group environment.

Our past participants reported on average 37% lower fear of public speaking after completing the course.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 EUR students.

Our video-call sessions will last 1.5h. Additionally, each group will get 30 minutes for Q&A and getting to know your other classmates.

No. Before every session you will get the preparation materials: from videos to watch and assignments to our online modules recorded bby Matt and Didi.

Yes. If you attend the 4 weeks of class and you send your final video speech, you will get our beautiful EPSA certificate in PDF format.

Our offline courses are for both EUR students, fresh alumni and Hogeschool Rotterdam students. However, due to the online aspects of this special edition and the use of the online environmnent in CANVAS, only students with a valid ERNA ID can apply.

You can sign up for any of our courses from May 8 to May 15. Just fill up the form. We will contact you to confirm your participation in the course.

Our offline course was 8 week long: 7 weeks of class and 1 week for EURxTalks. Live sessions lasted around 3 hours. To make this course available online and to adapt it to the current situation, our online courses consists of: online resources and materials on canvas (speeches, video lessons recorded by our trainers, assignments), 4 group video-call sessions and 1 final video speech project.

No. We are not opening Advanced Public Speaking Online this cohort. Therefore, this program is the same as EPSA online, just with a couple of changes to orient it to our current lockdown / crisis situation.

MEET OUR TRAINERS

Our team of trainers consist of experienced public speakers and teachers. Each group will have a dedicated trainer that will lead you throughout the whole program.

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.

Afrodita Dobreva       

Is a CEMS Master student with 2 years of international work experience in the hospitality industry. Learning & Development has always been a leitmotif in her life: during her Bachelor's study in The Hague she worked as a student tutor, and during her subsequent employment in Dubai she looked after the training of an 80-member team of 15 different nationalities. Since her arrival in Rotterdam, Afrodita has been a member of Toastmasters International - an educational organisation that promotes communication and public speaking skills.

Bianca Banica       

Is a IBA bachelor student. She has been in love with public speaking since high school where her passion for empowering people and seeing them reach the best version of themselves ignited. Ever since, she has taken every opportunity she had to help people develop in some way, be it personal or professional. Bianca teaches the Professional Development course at EUR, helping students develop their soft skills. She cannot wait to help our new students get over their fear of public speaking in a fun and enjoyable way and make public speaking one of their hobbies.

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