“Herman is a strong and knowledgeable facilitator and his public speaking class was well organized and easy to digest. It was informational and experiential – one of the best workshops I’ve participated in!”
Caitlin Leahy, Gap Inc.
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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, so a lot of personal attention
✔️ Lunch included
✔️ Certificate of participation
✔️ After-class-email with tips and tricks
✔️ Over 300 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
In Herman Otten’s full day class you will learn how to speak freely and without fear in front of an audience. You will even notice that you can have fun doing it!
During the day you will improve your appearance and charisma when you speak. We will work on content, posture, use of voice (tonality), visualization and the way you feel during a presentation. At the end of the day you will know how to give a powerful and inspiring speech or presentation. And you will feel more powerful in social situations and when you speak in public.
The class is very active, so you’ll get to practice public speaking many times in front of the other participants. Because you learn how to speak with a minimum of preparation, you don’t have to prepare anything for the public speaking class.
Using the visual system
The visual system is an important aspect in public speaking. The moment that you visualize what you are saying, there is no room for anxiety and uncertainty anymore. You will learn how you can always use your imagination to feel safe in front of an audience. It will amaze you how fast your view on public speaking can change!
About the group
We work in a small group. This way you get enough personal attention and many opportunities to practice in front of the others. We help each other by providing useful feedback in a safe and positive environment.
Is this class for me?
Yes! No matter what level you are, you are more than welcome to join. A comforting fact: everyone is there for the same reason. This makes it a safe space to practice together and.. to get better!
At the end of the public speaking class you will get exercises you can always do by yourself to keep developing your skills. This is very important, because the more practice you will put into you personal development, the better you will become. After the class you will receive an e-mail with all the tips and tricks that were discussed in the class.
You will also get access to the Public Speaking NYC Facebook Group. In this group you can chat and share experiences with other people who joined Herman’s class. You can share your presentations and ask others for feedback.
“Herman’s public speaking course was such a great experience! I really felt that we all improved by the end of the day. I left the course feeling like I could firmly identify new things to work on leading up to the next time I will speak to an audience for work. I would recommend to anyone looking to improve upon their public speaking skills. Herman is also so patient, very easy to feel comfortable with and overall a great teacher!”
Daniela Ehrenreich, American International Group (AIG)
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About the speaking coach
Herman Otten graduated as an actor from the Utrecht University of the Arts in the Netherland. He worked as a director and actor and is mostly known for his public speaking classes. He has over twelve years of experience as a coach and teacher and has helped thousands of people overcome their fear of speaking.
Since 2020 he teaches his public speaking classes in New York City. He is the top rated public speaking coach in NYC. More about Herman.
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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