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What is public speaking?

Public speaking courses are for people don't feel confident when they speak in front of others - whether it's to 5 people or to 500 people. It might be a a team meeting or conference call, lecturing or giving keynote speeches, hosting webinars or live streaming, speaking at political conferences, rallies or peaceful protests. Whatever it is, most people lack confidence and lack clarity of speech.

Who is it for?

You don't have to put up with public speaking anxiety. I've spent over 12 years working with individuals from all walks of life who all face different challenges when communicating themselves. And we take time to unravel the technical, physical and psychological roadblocks that stop them from sharing their message clearly, directly and with charisma and authenticity.

A public speaking coach can help you with...

Sight-reading and speaking from notes

Using scripts, cue cards, prompts and auto-cue

Speaking and communicating using visual aids

Speaking from powerpoint and keynote

How to overcome fear of public speaking

How to develop confidence in public speaking

Develop authority, confidence, range, clarity

Communication and presentation skills techniques

Your specific challenges and how to overcome them


Clarity, articulation, definition and fluency


Learn how to fill a space and reaching your listeners


Rhetorical devices


Learn how to use language to make an impact


Detailed work on speeches, presentation or message


Authenticity, personal connection and rapport


Speaking naturally and with ease

Ashley Howard

Who will coach me?

Ashley Howard MA

  • MA Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

  • 15+ Years experience coaching individuals of all positions in many businesses and organisations: Microsoft, Cisco, Barclays, Prudential, DLA Piper etc...

  • Published author and mentor

Professional Voice Coach

What clients say about Ashley...

Client Testimonial for Ashley Howard's Public Speaking Course

Jane Gray, Master NLP practitioner, coach and licensed DICS Trainer

“Ashley's knowledge and obvious passion for this craft inspired and motivated me to give 100% effort during our sessions. Prior to the sessions, I thought the only hope was hypnosis for public speaking! I was thrilled to have a tool box of techniques and public speaking tips which I could use in terms of breathing, emphasis and pace. I found that not only is Ashley a brilliant voice coach, he is also a thoroughly lovely man who I would reservation.” 


Client Testimonial for Ashley Howard's public speaking tips

Alessandro S, IBM Research, Italian

“I wanted to get rid of my native accent. We have started from the basic sounds of the English language, followed by words, sentences intonation and stress. Every step of the way, Ashley was able to point out mistakes, sometimes very subtle ones, (I was often surprised by his ability to detect them over Skype!) and make me understanding how to produce the correct sounds and intonation. I found our sessions extremely helpful.” 


Client Testimonial for Ashley Howard's public talk

Dr Jayaram, Consultant Psychiatrist Indian

“I was genuinely afraid of public speaking. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you over the last few months to enhance my speaking capabilities and modulate my accent. I was quite impressed by your professionalism right from the start. It would be a delight to work with you again.” 


How does this public speaking training work?

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Assessment - Ashley identifies your specific voice, speech and communication


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Develop Awareness - knowing what you do and how you do it is the empowering and puts you in charge of your habits. 

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Clear Speech - Discover how to speak clearly so that every word you say is heard and understood. And if English is your second language, learn which words may be confusing your listener and how to change them.

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Confidence and Impact - discover the source of your confidence and how to think clearly so that you speak with impact.

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Pitch, Rhythm and Emphasis - you are helped to notice your own intonation patterns (the use of pitch and rhythm in the creation of meaning) and differences that will help you to communicate yourself more simply and directly.

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Imitation and Repetition - sometimes you have to be shown what to do and how to do it until the new skills become familiar and habitual. Ashley patiently guides you towards establishing the new techniques.

2 Ways to Study Public Speaking

Learn Public Speaking Online via Skype
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He offers online public speaking classes through Skype, and it is very effective. Coaching online via Skype works in exactly the same way as coaching face-to-face. Through Skype, he has coached public speaking lessons nationally and internationally.

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Public Speaking Classes Face-to-Face

He offers face-to-face public speaking classes in Stroud, which is in Gloucestershire, England, UK. If you are unsure about committing to public speaking training, he can recommend public speaking books and public speaking software.

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I have coached people from 98 countries...

From cities and regions like...

Singapore, UAE, Poland, Spain, Mexico, Kenya, Hungry, China, India, United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia, Japan, Mexico, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland, South Africa etc...

London, Sydney, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Dublin, Quebec, Toronto, Vancouver, Paris, Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Warsaw, Moscow, Colombo, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune and closer to home places like Manchester, London, Kent, Brighton, Surrey, Oxford, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, Essex, Birmingham, Cambridgeshire, Sheffield and many more.

What other clients say about Ashley...

Client Testimonial for Ashley Howard's free public speaking courses london

Katherine Kyle Entrepreneur

“We worked through a series of eye opening exercises for how to improve public speaking and it really got me to look at words in a whole new way. I learned so much... After a few sessions I had made a massive improvement. I can now look at a piece of writing and know that I can speak it confidently, with emphasis, enthusiasm and authority. Working with Ashley has given me the confidence to do regular promotional videos for my business, webinars and a lot more public speaking, which is exactly what I wanted. I would recommend Ashley to anybody as he is truly the best at what he does. When you get started, you'll see what I mean.” 


Client Testimonial for Ashley Howard's public speaking books

Luke Cascone Engineering Student

“I just wanted to let you know the profound effect it has had on my life - I now know how to speak in public. The confidence brought about from working together, and the realisation that I have the ability to change and improve things about myself, that I thought were fixed, has been huge. Not only can I now speak confidently and clearly, but my outlook towards the world has changed for the better - so thank you.” 


Have you realised that

you're actually more interested in...

Accent Reduction

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Accent Reduction coaching helps you to reduce your accent towards a Standard Southern British English accent or a Neutral American English accent.


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Elocution coaching helps you to be a clearer speaker. Whether it pace of speech, volume, articulation or rambling, Ashley helps you to make every word heard.


Find out about the Corporate Public Speaking Training Courses

Every heard of the art of public speaking? Well, effective communication, whether it's one to one, in a team meeting, in a pitch or at an annual conference, is vital for building good relationships, having productive meetings and inevitably for profitability.


Ashley has designed and lead bespoke courses for individuals and groups at various locations throughout the UK and abroad as well as online via Skype.

Reach out to discuss your needs.

Not sure what you want? Contact Ashley


If your are interested in finding out more about Public Speaking courses or Public Speaking lessons online, for either personal or professional reasons, please call or send Ashley an email and he'll chat through how he can help, as well as his fees and availability.

He can also recommend Public Speaking books and Public Speaking software to help you get started. He also has a blog, where you will find Public Speaking exercises, advice, help, free lessons, books, exercises, techniques and elocution tips.

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