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introduction

The taking your place in the world course is aimed at people who don't like public speaking or are struggling with it. This 2 day course  has been running for 19 years. It will help you to learn how to feel more at ease in front of an audience, change how you feel about being the centre of attention, learn to speak publicly (in a conversational manner rather than performing) and to create a connection with the audience. Many people who come on this course have found public speaking tricky to say the least. 
 I know you might be nervous but time and time again people have said "I wish I had done this course 5 or 10 years ago.".
The course really works with beginners as well as people who have been speaking for awhile but still are anxious. 
 You have the chance to absorb and practise what you have learnt on the first day and work with it on the following day. It's all about learning the new fundamental skills and re-thinking what we need for public speaking.
For a list of all my courses across the country and for more details click here.

How I teach

It’s an experiential course (learning through experience and discussion) which builds up the learning in very small steps, sometimes very baby steps! We learn about audiences, what gets in the way currently as public speakers. So most of the course is focussed on learning these new skills and mindset changes we need to make to make public speaking simpler.

We do this by:
• Keeping the course numbers to 6-10 people so it’s a small enough course to have individual attention and big enough to feel like public speaking
• Individual coaching through the course
• Pair work exercises
• Group conversations and exercises, building confidence and changing what it means to be the centre of attention
• Gentle Public speaking practice, building on what we are learning all the way through the course
• Using ground-rules to set up the learning space to be as safe as possible
• Open to any questions throughout the course
• Clear Course materials and post-course materials
• additional help through coaching can be arranged pre or post-course


Sat 8th - Sun 9th June, London
Taking your place in the world' - a 2 day public speaking course

There are just 3 spaces available on this course left on the 17th May 2019

Venue address: Regents University, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NS
for more information about course venue and location see our Venue page
Times: Day 1, 9.30am - 5pm;  Day 2,  9.30 am - 4pm
Course numbers:  6 people min - 10 people max

Individuals paying for themselves:
Earlybird by 28th May: £370 + vat (£444)
Standard price: £440 + vat (£528)

Organisations paying for people to come:
Earlybird by 28th May: £475 + vat (£570)
Standard price: £535 + vat (£642)

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Book your place by choosing the right "booking type"  below, press the button,  fill out the form, then pay with your credit/debit card. All courses come wth a money back guarantee.  All prices include VAT
If you need an invoice with your organisation's purchase order please  email us.

Sat 8th - Sun 9th June 2019, London
from 444.00
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Google 5 Star review
Truly transformational, more than I ever thought possible! John has a unique approach to teaching this course, where he helps you to be comfortable having a conversation with your audience. I went from avoiding to seeking opportunities to talk publicly. Couldn't recommend this course enough, thank you John!
Sanne de Vries


Thurs 27th - Fri 28th June, Central London
Taking your place in the world' - a 2 day public speaking course

There are spaces available on this course

Venue address: Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD
for more information about course venue and location see our Venue page
Times: Day 1, 9.30am - 5pm;  Day 2,  9.30 am - 4pm
Course numbers:  6 people min - 10 people max

Individuals paying for themselves:
Earlybird by 28th May: £370 + vat (£444)
Standard price: £440 + vat (£528)

Organisations paying for people to come:
Earlybird by 28th May: £475 + vat (£570)
Standard price: £535 + vat (£642)

Book by Credit Card
Book your place by choosing the right "booking type"  below, press the button,  fill out the form, then pay with your credit/debit card . All courses come wth a money back guarantee.  All prices include VAT
If you need an invoice with your organisation's purchase order please  email us

Thurs 27th - Fri 28th June, London
from 444.00
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Google 5 Star review
Excellent course: very helpful information and practice. John is a great facilitator.
Alena Denisova


Weds 24th - Thurs 25th July, London
Taking your place in the world' - a 2 day public speaking course

There are spaces available on this course

Venue address: Regents University, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NS
for more information about course venue and location see our Venue page
Times: Day 1, 9.30am - 5pm;  Day 2,  9.30 am - 4pm
Course numbers:  6 people min - 10 people max

Individuals paying for themselves:
Earlybird by 25th July: £370 + vat (£444)
Standard price: £440 + vat (£528)

Organisations paying for people to come:
Earlybird by 25th July: £475 + vat (£570)
Standard price: £535 + vat (£642)

Book by Credit Card
Book your place by choosing the right "booking type"  below, press the button,  fill out the form, then pay with your credit/debit card. All courses come wth a money back guarantee.  All prices include VAT
If you need an invoice with your organisation's purchase order please  email us.

Weds 24th - Thurs 25th July, London
from 444.00
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Google 5 Star review
Actually John's course far exceeded my expectations. Usually I do not find soft skill courses useful but John's course was different. This has never happened to me before but on the second day I was actually waiting for my turn to stand up and speak! Even without a detailed plan in my head about what I will talk about. Sounds weird from an introvert, isn't it? :-)
I did John's course 2 months ago. I have got very positive feedback after my yoga classes that I taught: students had the impression that I am confident with what I am instructing, the way how I am explaining. Stepping up the first time is the most challenging but when the positive feedback hit my brain, it is boosting me further ahead. I am now in a positive upward "spiral". But first and foremost I am enjoying standing up so much more. Also it is less time to prepare (saving time for myself) as I know now that I do not have to rehearse every single word that I will use. I think I am getting back, finding my natural self again.
Thank you John for your supportive and friendly approach!
Zoltan Rideg


Tues 13th - Weds 14th August, Central London
Taking your place in the world' - a 2 day public speaking course

There are spaces available on this course

Venue address: Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD
for more information about course venue and location see our Venue page
Times: Day 1, 9.30am - 5pm;  Day 2,  9.30 am - 4pm
Course numbers:  6 people min - 10 people max

Individuals paying for themselves:
Earlybird by 14th July: £370 + vat (£444)
Standard price: £440 + vat (£528)

Organisations paying for people to come:
Earlybird by 14th July: £475 + vat (£570)
Standard price: £535 + vat (£642)

Book by Credit Card
Book your place by choosing the right "booking type"  below, press the button,  fill out the form, then pay with your credit/debit card . All courses come wth a money back guarantee.  All prices include VAT
If you need an invoice with your organisation's purchase order please  email us

Tues 13th - Weds 14th August, London
from 450.00
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Google 5 Star review
Highly recommend John, he helped me reframe a lot my public speaking concerns and he's genuinely a great teacher who loves what he does!
Gyve Safavi


Sat 21st - Sun 22nd September, London
Taking your place in the world' - a 2 day public speaking course

There are spaces available on this course

Venue address: Regents University, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NS
for more information about course venue and location see our Venue page
Times: Day 1, 9.30am - 5pm;  Day 2,  9.30 am - 4pm
Course numbers:  6 people min - 10 people max

Individuals paying for themselves:
Earlybird by 22nd August: £370 + vat (£444)
Standard price: £440 + vat (£528)

Organisations paying for people to come:
Earlybird by 22nd August: £475 + vat (£570)
Standard price: £535 + vat (£642)

Book by Credit Card
Book your place by choosing the right "booking type"  below, press the button,  fill out the form, then pay with your credit/debit card. All courses come wth a money back guarantee.  All prices include VAT
If you need an invoice with your organisation's purchase order please  email us.

Sat 21st - Sun 22nd September, London
from 444.00
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Google 5 Star review
Taking John's 2-day public speaking course was the right step towards becoming a better speaker. I feel more relaxed and after some practising, I will be ready to take part in a real public speaking event. What I appreciate most is that you don't have to follow strict rules - it's all about understanding a few simple facts and then practise until you become confident.
Martina Slajerova