Public Speaking for the Terrified

Course Summary

This half-day course will provide delegates with practical strategies to overcome fear of public speaking.


At some point in our lives and careers we will be required to speak to groups. Whether at a wedding, team meeting or as a key note speaker, many of us find even the idea of speaking in public simply terrifying.

Learning ways to overcome our fears can transform both lives and careers.


  • How and why we are triggered into a "Fight, Flight or Freeze" response
  • Strategies to overcome the fear response
  • A safe space for delegates to practice standing in front of a group, speaking and answering questions
  • (Practical exercises are always optional)

Course Benefits

This course is designed for people of all levels who wish to learn ways to combat fear of public speaking and gain practical experience in a safe environment, thus enabling them to start practising outside of the classroom environment.

Tutor Profile

Michelle Johansen MA is a Professional Certified Coach accredited by the ICF and Founder of the Women’s Development Forum. Michelle has been a Coach, Workshop Leader and Group Facilitator for 10 years, prior to which she spent 20 years in the Finance Industry with 10 years as Director and COO at Credit Suisse Fund Administration.

Having struggled with a fear of public speaking throughout her professional life, Michelle Johansen decided she needed to conquer her fears once and for all when she launched the Women’s Development Forum in 2009. Since this time Michelle has used the techniques she learned on her own journey to coach many people through their own individual terror points. Michelle now regularly speaks to large groups as well as TV and radio interviews.

Course at a Glance

  • Next Start Dates: New dates TBA
  • CPD Points: 4
  • Course Cost: £175.00
  • Course Length: 09:00-13:00 (4 hours)

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