Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin

Public Speaking - Fighting the Fear

Affects 75% of the world

This practical public speaking course incorporates a range of theoretical, practical and performance modules and is ideal for anyone who either fears, or feels uncomfortable with, speaking in public – whether it’s making presentations to large groups of stakeholders, managing small teams of people or leading boardroom meetings.

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Open Course: Public Speaking – Fighting the Fear (In Person )

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A Lir at work tutor teaching a male in front of a group

If you’re among the estimated 75% of the world’s population that suffers from Glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking – then this practical communication skills workshop will equip you with a toolkit of tips, tricks and techniques that will help you to overcome nerves, minimize the feeling of anxiety – and deliver a confident authentic performance when speaking in public, even in highly pressurised environments. 

This practical public speaking course incorporates a range of theoretical, practical and performance modules used to train professional actors – which focus on using the Body, Breath and Voice to maximum effect. Under the expert guidance of our Voice & Performance coach you will learn breathing, mindfulness and tension release exercises that will help you to overcome your fear of public speaking in both your professional and personal life. 

Public Speaking: Fighting the Fear is ideal for anyone who has to deliver public addresses, presentations or lead meetings due to being promoted to a new position – or indeed is faced with the challenge of delivering speeches in their personal life. 

By the end of this public speaking course, you will:

  • Understand what triggers anxiety and fear when it comes to public speaking – and learn to identify early signals. 
  • Learn breathing techniques which help to minimise the physical symptoms of nerves – including accelerated heartbeat, nausea, muscle tension, shaking & trembling, weak / shaky voice, shortness of breath.
  • Understand the role of the Body, Breath and Voice in confident communication. 
  • Learn techniques to help you reset any mistakes made whilst speaking in public. 
  • Understand the befefits of proper preparation ahead of any public speaking engagement.
  • Learn how to remain present and focused when speaking in public
  • Understand what Imposter Syndrome is – and how you can overcome it
  • Learn a range of vocal techniques which help portray confidence and authority when speaking in public.


September 28
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art
Trinity Technology and Enterprise Campus, Pearse Street
Dublin, D02 HW24 Ireland


The Lir At Work
(01) 8962559


Course Info
10am - 5pm (in person) Tickets are subject to VAT at 23%


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