Public speaking class

“Herman’s public speaking group class was great – it was the perfect size to ensure that the session is both interactive as well as focused on each individuals strengths / weaknesses; plus you get a chance to practice what you are learning in front of an audience. The class helped me to be less in my own head / thinking about how I’m being perceived by the audience and more about the content I am delivering and how to do so in an engaging manner. I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to improve in public speaking across all skill levels.”
Brody Schiller
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Learn the secrets of public speaking from the best reviewed speaking coach in NYC.

✔️ Practice in a safe environment
✔️ Small group (max 6 people)
✔️ Lunch included
✔️ Certificate of participation
✔️ After-class-email with tips and tricks
✔️ Over 350 positive reviews..


We also offer private coaching and corporate training.
And a follow-up to this class: the level 2 experience!

About the public speaking class

Public speaking class
One of the public speaking classes in NYC. All photos.

Do you fear to speak in public? Or are you a comfortable speaker but do you want to improve your skills? No matter what level you’re at, you are welcome to join Herman Otten’s full day public speaking class. In this public speaking class you will work on an improvisational basis. Herman gives several exercises, puts you in front of the group to practice and provides you with constructive feedback to help you improve. We don’t believe in classes with a lot of theory, listening to the teacher and looking at sheets. Public speaking can only be learned by putting it into practice. To stand in front of the others and just do it. So this is a public speaking class with a lot of action.

A unique public speaking class

What makes this public speaking class unique, is that we work with a small group of maximum 5 participants. This makes the public speaking class very (inter)active, with a lot of personal attention for each participant. From the moment you enter the class Herman makes sure you feel safe to practice your skills. He and the other participants will give you constructive feedback to help you grow and to make you the best public speaker you can be!

“Herman is an incredible public speaking coach. I’m amazed at how much I learned just from public speaking class. I immediately felt safe and comfortable speaking in front of him and the class! Public speaking has been something that I’ve avoided and has caused me lots of anxiety throughout my life. Herman has not only taught me great tips and tricks, but he taught me that speaking can be enjoyable and fun.”
Anthony DiCapua
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About Herman Otten

another public speaking class
One of the public speaking classes in NYC. All photos.

The public speaking class is taught by Herman Otten. He graduated as an actor from the Utrecht School of the Arts. He then went on to direct and act on Dutch television. Now Herman is widely known for helping people overcome their fear of public speaking. Herman’s life goal is to help people as quickly and effectively as possible. He has been doing this for many years with great success. More about Herman.

Personal attention

We work in a small group. This ensures that everyone gets enough personal attention to practice your skills.

Practical information

Time: full day from 11am to 6pm.
We have two 10 minutes coffee breaks and a 1 hour lunch break.
Location: In the heart of Manhattan at Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue
Lunch: We have a great lunch together at a nearby restaurant. Vegetarian and vegan options are available.
Price: 497 USD per person (a great lunch, water, cookies are included). Payment is possible via PayPal and credit card.
NOTE: WE DON’T DO REFUNDS OR RESCHEDULING! If you can’t make it, you may give or sell your spot to someone else.

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