“Last week I took one of the public speaking classes given by Herman. It used to be a huge struggle for me every time I had to give a presentation. It even kept me awake multiple nights before the actual presentation itself. Thanks to Herman’s enthusiasm, craftsmanship, and positive feedback my fear has disappeared to the background and I discovered where my strengths lie in public speaking. I was able to apply his personal tips immediately. Yesterday I gave a presentation at work and the audience loved it!”
Inger van Steenhoven, Neuroscientist
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What do we do during the public speaking class?
During Herman’s full-day public speaking class you will learn how to speak freely in front of an audience without fear. You will improve your appearance and charisma when you speak in front of a group. The class is very active, so you get to practise public speaking many times in front of the other participants. At the public speaking class you will learn how to give a powerful presentation. We will work on content, use of voice (tonality), and of course the way you feel during a presentation or pitch. In a playful manner you will discover what your best posture is to speak in public and what is the best way for you to look into the audience. Because you will learn how to speak with a minimum of preparation you don’t have to prepare anything for the public speaking class.
We will help each other by providing useful feedback in a safe and positive environment.
During the public speaking class your visual system will be stimulated
The moment you visualise 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. This way it becomes much easier to give an inspiring speech, pitch or presentation. It will amaze you how fast this can change!
You will find out what your inner need is to speak up in front of an audience, so after the day your inner need will be more important than your fear. At the end of the public speaking workshop you will have assignments you can always do by yourself to keep developing your skills. This is very important, because the more practise you will put in you personal development, the better you will become.
“For the first time I believe there is hope at the horizon. With a racing heart and shaking knees I used to speak in front of a group. Now this is not a part of the experience anymore. Today I had one of Herman’s public speaking classes. He is easy going and helps you in a very personal way. He is convinced that everyone can learn the skill of public speaking. This is not the first time I took a course in this area, but this is the first time I actually felt like I made a significant improvement. I am very grateful Herman!”
Rianne Blijleven, Youth With A Mission
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For who is the public speaking class?
The public speaking class is for people who want to improve their public speaking skills so they can feel more powerful when they speak in public and in social environments. There is no age restriction. Everyone is welcome!
Who gives the public speaking intensive?
The public speaking training will be taught by Herman Otten. He graduated as an actor at the Utrecht University of the Arts in the Netherland. He worked as a director and actor and is mostly known for his public speaking courses. Herman has over ten years of experience as a trainer, coach and teacher and helped thousands of people to overcome of their public speaking anxiety. Since 2018 he teaches his public speaking classes in New York City! Read here more about Herman.
How long does the public speaking class take?
The public speaking class is 1 day from 11 AM until 6 PM. During the day there will be two 10 minutes coffee breaks and a 1-hour break in which we eat a great lunch together, a 1 minute walk from the 353 Studios. They have vegetarian and vegan options as well. This lunch is included in the price.
How big is the group?
We will work in a very small and safe group with a maximum of 6 persons. This ensures that everyone gets enough personal attention.
Where does the training take place?
In the heart of New York City, Manhattan at the 353 Studios.
353 W 48th St, second floor
New York, NY 10036
Your investment in the Public Speaking Class is 297 USD. This includes a one-day training, a great lunch, water and cookies.
NOTE! We don’t do refunds or rescheduling!
But if you can’t make it of course you can give or sell your spot to someone else.
You can pay through PayPal or by creditcard.
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