Get confident and overcome stage fright!

Class will be held at EUR campus Woudestein and will start on the week of May 9th, see time slots in the form below.
Do it now, it's free.

Time to cover the public speaking basics

Do you feel nervous when speaking in front of a larger group? Fear of public speaking is responsible for a 15% cut in one's chances to be promoted to a management level. Public speaking is a crucial skill for a successful career, whether academic or otherwise. 

This 6-week course will help you to master the basic tools, tactics and mindset for conquering the stage. This course is ideal for people with zero to limited experience with public speaking (and no, presenting in front of your peers on your tutorials doesn't count as experience) 😉.

Browse the Lesson Plan

Week 1: How to speak confidently without preparation

You'll meet your instructor and establish a comfortable group. Apply key principles of improvisational public speaking and BIO feedback.

Week 2: How to use non-verbal communication

In this session, you will learn to center your body language (gestures, facial expression, movements, posture) and how to express it freely.

Week 3: How to manage your voice

Reflect on own use of voice and apply adequate vocal projection and vocal tools (pause, pitch, stress, volume, pace, emotions) to your own speech.


Week 4: How to create a memorable speech

Structure: the key to a memorable speech. You will learn the concepts of ethos, pathos and logos, and how to apply them to your speech.

Week 5: Audience Management

You will learn how to get attention, lead and interact with the audience and learn different forms of online public speaking.

Week 6: Time to conquer the stage

It will be time to prepare and face one last challenge: the honor of being one of the main speakers at our public event: EURxTalks streamed online.

Students trained

+317

with a 90% course satisfaction rate

TESTIMONIALS

What did previous participants say?

Based on 70 students who completed both pre and post measurements, self-reported public speaking anxiety went down on average by 23.5% for each student that completed the course.

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

MEET OUR TRAINERS

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

Ruben Blom        

Ruben is a second year bachelor student of Business Administration at the Erasmus University. As a teaching assistant, he discovered his passion for public speaking and helping people grow. Having completed all Lifeversity Public Speaking courses himself, combined with the experience as a teaching assistant, means that Ruben has the experience and knowledge needed to help students grow. Ruben would love to meet new students, and help them to gain the confidence and experience needed to become the best public speaker they can be.

Kudrat Paramjit       

Is a MSc student at RSM. Public speaking has always been a source of excitement and uncertainty for her. Excitement because she loves being on stage and getting the audience engaged, uncertainty because of feeling nervous just before stepping on stage. Rather than shying away, she challenged herself with our EPSA and APS courses: not only she knows how to push herself out of her own comfort zone and address her own challenges, but also  knows the public speaking struggles a student might face. Her passion is helping people develop themselves and she can't wait to help you to let your voice being heard.

Nastya Vinokur       

Nastya is a bachelor student of IBA and IBCoM at EUR. But besides that, she is a very passionate person when it comes to public speaking. Previous experience which she got participating in the improvisation theatre and private tutoring instilled the love for both and working at LiveVersity allows developing those passions further and further. Nastya is eager to meet new students and assist them in becoming more confident public speakers by exchanging knowledge, engaging with each other, and having fun together in the first place.

What you need to know

IT'S COMPLETELY FREE

Participation in the course is free, however full participation will be required once you signed up and you are selected. (First session is mandatory).

IT'S ONLY 6 WEEKS

You will see your trainer once a week, for 6 weeks. Besides the coaching session there is preparatory material that you will need to cover before hand.

YOU GET A CERTIFICATE

We know that life happens. As long as you do not miss more than one training session and you deliver the final assignment, you will get one.

RECORDINGS

Small parts of some sessions might be recorded, or screenshots of the zoom calls might be taken for communication, education and/or marketing purposes.

DISCLAIMER

Please note that this program is not a therapy session, and in case you experience severe public speaking anxiety, we recommend seeking the support of a certified psychologist. 

*Applications work on a first-come, first-serve basis; however, time slots will only open if a minimum of 8 students enroll.

MANAGEMENT OF DATA

You can know more on how we manage your data on our policy page.

Claim your spot for Public Speaking Fundamentals!

Sadly our May cohort is full! We will be back in September!

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Wednesdays

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Mondays at 17h00

EURx Talks

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TBA

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