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Foundations of Excellent Speaking

We know that public speaking can be daunting, so Ginger's Foundations courses offer a playful and authentic environment that helps you to relax, experiment and grow.

Our one-day taster public speaking course takes you back to basics, to learn the foundations of public speaking, while boosting your confidence and leadership skills. It's an interactive and practical training day, providing you with methods you can implement straight away.

In just one day, you'll leave with a clear understanding of your impact as a public speaker and leader of change.

This course is held once a month in London. If you would like to arrange a course for your company, or in your geographical location, get in touch.

Who should attend the course?

Whether you’re new to public speaking, a conference speaker, give team presentations, pitches, or whether you’d just like to be more confident when all eyes are on you, this is Ginger’s recommended public speaking starter course.

What to expect from the course?

You'll learn the essential foundations of becoming a high impact public speaker who creates change when you speak. During the day you’ll undergo expert training on body language, vocal delivery and how to handle nerves, whilst receiving feedback and guidance from the Ginger training team.

Your training will be led by either Sarah Lloyd-Hughes, author of “How to be Brilliant at Public Speaking” (Pearson), or National Trainer of the Year award winner, Nicky Moran. It is highly practical, fun and lively day, and the relaxed environment will empower you to become more confident in yourself and your own abilities.

Working with a ratio of up to 8 delegates per trainer, you'll receive direct personal feedback that helps you to maximise your strengths. This public speaking course is structured around a Theory – Practice – Feedback framework, with at least three opportunities for you to practice their public speaking during the workshop.

What are the course outcomes?

Once you have finished the training, you will be equipped with the tools of the trade that the most powerful public speakers use, and also understand your own habits and strengths as a speaker.

The training teaches you your public speaking impact by focusing on three key areas:

  1. Body Awareness:
    - Discover whether your body language inspires or infuriates your audience.
    - Investigating 4 key aspects of body language and how they impact your public speaking
  2. Vocal Delivery:
    - Identify embarrassing vocal quirks and replace them with the habits of the experts.
    - Five elements of vocal power in public speaking
  3. Nerves & the Mind:
    Four strategies for transforming your public speaking nerves into confidence.

You will know how to use your voice, body and mind to develop your own authentic style of public speaking, this provides you with the foundations speak with confidence and to truly inspire an audience.

Course Outcomes

  • One day course in London
  • Learn the foundations becoming a brilliant public speaker
  • Expert training on body language, vocal delivery and handling nerves
  • A highly practical, fun and lively day
  • Receive direct personal feedback

Course Level


Anxious or inexperienced. Needs confidence building and basic methods.

Advanced Beginner

In need of technique support, reassurance and guidance to grow.

Capable Technician

Capable, but not yet standing out from the crowd. Needs to dare to try new methods.

Impressive Communicator

Experienced, confident. Developing the capacity to influence and inspire.

Inspiring Leader

Highly developed speaker, able to engage & influence. e.g. like TED Speakers.

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Cath Walsh
Directer, Cath Walsh Ltd

Even though i have experience as a teacher and trainer there were so many aspects of this day that added to my understanding and skills. All teachers should do it!

Cath Walsh
Directer, Cath Walsh Ltd
Pierre Cadeau
Consulting Manager, American Express

Excellent training, I really believe it will help me to be more inspiring.

Pierre Cadeau
Consulting Manager, American Express
Peter Lock
Procurement Director, BUPA

I enjoyed the day, learned a lot and had the opportunity to explore my public speaking style in a great group setting.

Peter Lock
Procurement Director, BUPA