28 spots available for limited time only

Become confident and overcome stage fright!

Class will be held at EUR campus Woudestein and will start on the week of May 1st see time slots in the form below.

Do it now, it's free*.

Are you tired of feeling nervous and tongue-tied when it's your turn to speak in front of a group?

Do you want to develop your public speaking skills and become more confident when presenting your ideas? Don't let nervousness hold you back any longer, learn how to captivate your audience and make a bold statement.

Did you know that public speaking is one of the top skills employers look for when hiring? And, a study by the European School of Management and Technology found that students who receive training in public speaking are 2.5 times more likely to secure a job after graduation.

Here's what you will cover in this course

Designed for beginners, this 6-week program will give you the tools you need to become a confident communicator. 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😉).

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.

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 

This course is valued at €350 but you can get it for free.

You just have to pay a €20 deposit fee to secure your spot that you get back once you finish the course😉.

Warning: Once the spots are gone, they are gone.

+350 students trained with a 90% satisfaction rate, no wonder why our students are raving about their newfound public speaking confidence and skills. 

From Shy to Shimmer: Student's testimonials

Discover what our past students have to say about the impact of the Public Speaking Fundamentals course

Whether they were seeking to overcome stage fright or simply wanted to improve their speaking abilities, they found it all and more in our 6-week course. Check their stories and get inspired to join the ranks of the confident and competent public speakers!

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

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

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

Important Information

Erasmus University Rotterdam students and recent alumni can enjoy the Public Speaking Fundamentals course for free, thanks to the support of the Community for Learning and Innovation at Erasmus University Rotterdam. To secure your spot, a small deposit fee of 20€ is required during registration. Learn more about it here.

Save money

Get 100% free access with a commitment boost! A small deposit of 20€ secures your spot and is refunded upon successful completion.

Commit to success

Devote 4 hours a week, including 1 hour for prep and 2.5 hours for training, to complete the course and achieve success.

Earn recognition

Showcasing your new skills to future employers with a badge in EduBadges, the official extracurricular certification platform from EUR.

Meet the trainers

Discover the talented trainers who will be leading you through the journey of mastering public speaking. They are not only great speakers themselves, but also skilled trainers who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience with you. Get ready to be inspired and motivated to reach your full potential!


Wednesdays at 17h30 or Fridays at 15h30

Kousar is a freelance IT Consultant. His love for public speaking comes from the fact that speeches can shape history. He believes everyone can become a great public speaker, and wants to embark on this journey with those who want to unlock this skill. 


Tuesdays at 17h00 or Thursdays 17h00

Public speaking and debate are a key aspect of Domnica's personality. From MUN conferences and being a student mentor, to working as Communication Officer at Leiden University, she has been perfecting both skills for the last 8 years. Her goal is to give your voice an amplifier!


Mondays at 15h30

Michelle fell in love with theatre over 20 years ago. Doing theatre helped her become a great communicator and public speaker. Passionate about helping others, she has built her experience as a trainer and facilitator over the past few years. Her goal: to take your skills to the next level!


Mondays at 17h30

Leila is a champion of human connections and meaningful discussions. Her travels sparked an interest in connecting globally and she now studies MISOC and philosophy. With a focus on sustainability and transformation, Leila brings diverse skills, including systemic-hypno-coaching and leadership, to her courses.


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


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.


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