PUBLIC Speaking class is an excellent way to start off your speaking career.

In your public speaking class you will be shown all the techniques that will allow you to feel comfortable and capable of delivering your speaking.

The first techniques you will be shown are how to relax your voice and breathe correctly.  In the public speaking class, the teacher will demonstrate how effective breathing and relaxation skills enable one to speak fluently.

It is critical for public speaking class to be taught in a group, where you will all “grow” with each other in a nurturing way.

Some of the techniques that will be demonstrated will be correct breathing from the diaphragm.   It is essential to be able to breathe correctly.  If you breathe correctly you will avoid the breathlessness that arises from shoulder breathing.  If you breathe and speak from our throat your throat will become sore and you will not be able to control your breath.

In the public speaking class you will be taught delivery techniques, i,e. how to deliver your voice either by projection skills and modulation skills, which consist of pausing, pacing, phrasing, pitch, etc.

Breath extension exercises will be shown.  For instance, one could take a deep breath and recite a sentence such as the animals went into the arc one by one, taking in a deeper breath, one can then say the animals went into the arc one by one and two by two etc. Continue practicing until about 15 is reached. This is an excellent way of extending breath for all speech interactions and communications. This way, one will never end up gasping for breath in public speaking

It is important to use one’s voice as musically as possible.  Voice should be pleasant, not shouting, not inaudible, yet clear.  Exercises throughout the public speaking class will be fun, educational and provide a useful a life skill.

Courses are offered in Johannesburg or via Skype.


Barbara Gillman
Principal Member Voice Perfect
A.T.C.L., L.T.C.L., F.T.C.L.
(Trinity College, London)


Offered in Johannesburg!

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(011) 786 1850 or 082 344 4921

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