Communication skills course

Confident Speakers is a unique, tailored course that you  can join to further your professional development. It improves your public speaking skills whatever the situation; at work, at home and anywhere your need to be heard.

Plus you will feel more confident.

Confident Speakers

Choose this communication skills course to give yourself the confidence and speaking skills to inspire, influence and lead.

The Confident Speakers Programme is based on 3 main principles


Developing the skills to speak and listen with purpose equips you to be a great communicator in any situation. 

So often we are held back by our fear of speaking. And it’s not just us who loses out when we don’t have the confidence to speak.

But communication skills are not just about confidence. It’s a skill that can be learnt and this course will help you find the skills that fit your personal style perfectly. Everyone’s different!

Learn by doing

To overcome nerves and truly find out what works for us in public speaking, we need practice, practice, practice.

That’s why on this communication skills course you find out some useful techniques, see them in action, try them out for yourself and then decide which are for you. 

Oh and yes you’ll get some wonderful, personal feedback on what works really well for you. 


I spent the first 50 years of my life trying to correct why weaknesses. Then I came across some research that proves we find things easier and we do things better when we use our strengths not our weaknesses!

So, on this communication skills course you find your personal strengths and focus on these to get the results you want. It’s so much more comfortable and effective!

What we cover on the course

  • Overcoming the blocks of public speaking
  • Personal strengths analysis
  • Structure and purpose in a speech
  • The energy of vocal variety
  • The power of storytelling
  • The impact of body language
  • Using words to persuade and influence
  • Adding a dash of humour
  • Keeping your audience’s attention

What happens on the course?

  • Give 2 prepared 5 minute speeches in front of an audience
  • Give lots of “off-the-cuff” improvised speeches in front of an audience
  • Receive and give feedback
  • Do a personal strengths analysis
  • Analyse and try out a whole range of speaking techniques to find the ones that fit
  • Observe and evaluate excellent keynote speakers
  • Discuss and compare different approaches for speaking via webcam and in the room.  

The goodies

  • 50 Page Training Manual 
  • Toolbox of techniques
  • Expertise shared from people who use these skills in their work. This is not theoretical!
  • Invaluable feedback from trainers and peers 
  • Lots of practice in a friendly, safe environment


  • 12 places on each course
  • 14 hour foundation training
  • 26 hour life habit training
  • 2 Hour Sessions
  • All live training on Zoom and in the room
  • 2 main trainers plus guest trainers and speakers for specific elements of the course

Meet the training team

Ellie Louis and Tony Smith along with guest trainers and speakers

Pick your Training Programme Option

All training is live online or in-person (where restrictions allow)

Starter Programme

  • Programme Features
  • Industry expert coaching
  • Personal strengths analysis
  • Personal feedback
  • Guest keynote speaker
  • 50 page manual (Print version)
  • 7 x 2 hr modules including: Team building/ Overcoming fear/ Setting purpose / Use of voice, body and words/ Storytelling / Language of leadership
  • Free refresher practice sessions 12 months
  • Record a podcast
  • Record a short video

Life Habit Programme

  • Programme Features
  • Industry expert coaching
  • Personal strengths analysis
  • Personal feedback
  • Guest keynote speakers
  • 50 page manual (Print version)
  • 13 x 2 hr modules including all the foundation programme modules plus: Knowing your audience/ Humour / Crafting communication for influence/ Applying skills online and in-person to large groups and one-to-one/ advanced use of voice, body and words
  • Free refresher practice session 12 months
  • Record a podcast
  • Record a short video

Have a specific need?

Talk to us about your needs and let’s match up the programme with your specific business situation

The Thinking Behind What We Do

The Confident Business programme takes workplace communication training in your business to another level by creating a business culture where everyone can engage with confidence.

The programme is underpinned by researched methodologies that increase personal self-confidence whilst developing the skills that all great communicators use to achieve connection, influence and impact.

The live communication training is specifically designed to be invigorating and intense for participants and they will find themselves fully engaged with their colleagues throughout the 2 hour sessions.

Our trainers are professionals in their fields. This is not theorising, it is practical, hands-on training delivered by people who use these skills in their everyday professional lives. On the programme you can expect to have expertise shared by a linguist, a voice-over artist, presenter, actor, sports commentator, digital recording expert and a world-class keynote speaker. 

The pedagogy is based on proven learning techniques that take participants through a powerful cycle of input, experimentation and feedback. Learning works best for us all when it is delivered in chunks with carefully timed intervals between sessions. The Confident Business Programme is delivered this way online and in-person.

Add to this the personal strength assessments and positive team building environment and you can see why this programme is so highly rated by businesses wanting to improve connection and communication across their organisations.