Public speaking

Connect and engage with your audience. Sans stress.
Public speaking

 Inspire, persuade, entertain, motivate and influence

Most public speakers need to do more than just inform their audience – they need to inspire, persuade, entertain, motivate and influence. The ability to deliver powerful and engaging speeches that make a difference is the focus of this course.

This programme will provide you with the tools and techniques to become a powerful public speaker. Learn the tools to be confident and anchored and transform stress and nerves.

Participants will receive expert feedback and the chance to practise their newly developed skills.

Our trainer Neal Cooper will help you take your public-speaking to the next level.

Is this course for you?

This course will suit you if you are a company or team leader, an industry expert, a thought leader, an entrepreneur, or an aspiring coach or trainer. If your goal is to maximise your impact through powerful speech delivery and storytelling, this course will help you become an effective and engaging public speaker both in-person and digitally.


Course content

  1. Structuring content and designing compelling presentations
  2. Building your confidence and dealing with nerves
  3. Practice sessions and expert feedback and coaching
  4. Effective body language techniques
  5. Digital presentation techniques and practice
  6. Effective vocal delivery techniques
  7. Influencing your audience: communication styles and the language of persuasion
  8. Practice sessions and final feedback

Neal Cooper


Neal Cooper – public speaking and presentation expert and coach

Neal is a highly experienced training consultant based in London. For over 20 years he has trained and coached people from all walks of life in the art of presentation and public speaking. He has a deep understanding of the techniques required by presenters and public speakers. He has a natural ability to identify speakers’ strengths and development needs, and creates an inclusive, supportive and nurturing learning experience. His courses enable participants to quickly develop and practise the tools to communicate with greater success.

He also delivers training webinars on core skills such as presentation, influencing, negotiating, resilience, professional networking skills and emotional intelligence and dealing with conflict.  He is currently working with the UK-based Nuclear Industry Association and also runs public-speaking courses for Speak-up Challenge.

Neal is also an experienced corporate language trainer, and an international opera singer. He speaks fluent French and German and lived in France for 17 years. He has trained senior managers and team leaders in companies in Switzerland and the UK, such as HSBC Private Banking, Lombard Odier SA, Royal Bank of Scotland, Natwest Bank, Yahoo!, American Express, Network Rail and Société Générale.  He has also worked as a dialogue and linguistic coach on films by Bernardo Bertolucci, Nikita Mikhalkov and John Mackenzie and worked with actors such as Eva Green (James Bond: Casino Royale), Judith Godreche (French actress), Matthew Modine (American actor) and Jonathan Reece-Myers (Irish actor who played King Henry VIII in the series The Tudors).

He’s also the nephew of the late British boxing heavyweight champion Sir Henry Cooper who famously knocked down Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) in 1963.


Neal is an empowering and uplifting public speaking trainer and coach. He made it his mission to draw out our gifts to allow us to fulfil our potential. He was committed to building rapport with each of us and very quickly was able to identify our unique strengths and tailor his support effectively. The programme was one of the best things I have done - I am extremely grateful for Neal's tutelage and support!
Zeenat Islam, barrister UK

Excellent sessions with Neal who structures his remarks through a well-constructed and interactive course. The message is clear, pertinent and very useful to develop more impact in professional or personal communication.
Xavier Bonna, Banque Lombard Odier & Cie SA, Switzerland

Very lively presentation with great insights into how we performed in making our presentations with lots of advice and tips… the course content, delivery and the presenter’s knowledge were excellent.
Cyrille Urfer, senior wealth manager, Switzerland

Neal has the ability to communicate clearly, engage the audience and provide a positive learning environment. His course was a great starting point for embarking on a public speaking career and acquiring the skills to confidently present in front of a large group. I commend Neal for his professional approach, his continued support throughout, his enthusiastic attitude and his friendly, down-to-earth character. 
Ian Batson-Wright, training director UK

A well-structured and instructive course. The presenter’s knowledge and delivery were excellent.
Serge Ledermann, finance consultant, Switzerland

The sessions with Neal transformed me as a speaker. I really appreciate how he tweaked my ideas and provided excellent advice on delivery of the content. I now have a better understanding of personalisation of my content and its impact on my audience, thanks to Neal.
Ritesh Nigam, author and speaker UK

Neal is a great speaking coach. The progress that we made was incredible and has totally changed our lives. I wouldn’t be this far along in my personal goals or have much courage to push forward without his help, guidance, and support. For that, I will always be truly grateful.
Michael Thomas, teacher and personal development coach UK

Neal has the ability to tune into everyone's frequency. It does not matter where you come from, what matters is your story and Neal helped empower everyone with their stories. He was there to encourage, motivate, challenge, and inspire us to be our best. A special trainer.
George Trainwise, personal fitness trainer, organic body builder UK

 Course details

Course can be delivered IN-PERSON or ONLINE.

For an in-person plan and quote, please contact The Language House by email (with training plan ) or telephone +41 22 321 52 63.

 ONLINE Course details

Online including course design, course materials and pre-course assessment
Language level: minimum level B2
8 sessions x 1.5 hours – 12 hours

Group courses: CHF 3000 per group, including materials (max 5 participants).

Individual training: CHF 2640, including materials (full course 12 hours).

Individual coaching packages: 
3 hours – CHF 660
5 hours – CHF 1100
8 hours – CHF 1760