Public Speaking Classes Los Angeles

Unlock your potential and become a confident public speaker with public speaking classes in Los Angeles. Gain essential skills, build self-confidence, and command attention in any setting with expert guidance and practical experience.

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Effective Presentations

Training Connection @ 915 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Businesses use presentations to inform, educate, motivate and persuade internal and external audiences. A great presentation doesn't just happen. It is well planned and rehearsed. To become a good presenter you need to learn a set of presentation skills. Whether you are doing an internal presentation or delivering a multi-million dollar sales presentation, participants attending our 1-day Effective Presentation class will learn to communicate with...

Thursday Oct 5th, 9am–4:30pm Pacific Time

Introduction to Public Speaking

Improving Communications @ Virtual Classroom

This is the chance for you to make a difference in how you communicate with others. Learn how to prepare for public speaking and use the power of the spoken word to move others. Through practice, speakers develop polish and finesse. As a result, their confidence builds. The focus is on how to organize ideas and communicate clearly, enabling participants to speak in a concise manner with conviction. Master skills that are necessary for today’s...

Thursday Nov 16th, 10am–2pm Eastern Time

Overcome Your Public Speaking Fear

Zenspeak - Public Speaking Center

This is an online course. Zoom link will be sent to you upon enrollment. Overcome public speaking fear with gradual exposure, in a supportive environment. Based out of New York City for 30 years, we are now offering these classes online to an international audience. Once the 10 session package is purchased, the student may use their sessions however they choose. The course is ongoing, so each session has participants at all levels. We use a workbook...

Saturday Sep 30th, 10–11:30am Eastern Time

 (10 sessions)


10 sessions

Overcome Your Public Speaking Fear- Trial

Zenspeak - Public Speaking Center @ Public Speaking Center

Overcome public speaking fear with gradual exposure, in a supportive environment. Observe a trial class to see if it's right for you. Based out of New York City for 30 years, we are now offering these classes online to an international audience. This one trial class is a typical class session to see if the US$425/10 session program is right for you. The instructor will be happy to answer any questions following the session. Once the 10 session...

Saturday Sep 30th, 10–11:30am Eastern Time

Advanced Presentation Skills

Improving Communications @ Virtual Classroom

As you deliver this information, you are coached to improve your public-speaking style in these (and a few other) areas: body language, posture, word choice, confidence, eye contact, verbal tics/filler words, and volume. You will be coached to overhaul your content and visual aids (frequently PowerPoint) used during the presentation by: stating your purpose clearly, reducing the amount of text on slides, making messages more user-friendly, and...

Wednesday Nov 1st, 10am–2pm Eastern Time

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Executive Presentation Skills

Improving Communications @ Virtual Classroom

Executive Presentation Skills is designed for senior leaders who must present at the executive level. The course provides a review and reinforcement of how to create, structure, deliver, and revise powerful and memorable presentations that emphasize storytelling and presenting with visuals. This interactive program focuses on professionalism in communication and increasing presentation skills. You will be video recorded and coached to maximum achievement...

Tuesday Nov 14th, 1–5pm Eastern Time

Strategies for Developing Effective Presentation Skills

American Management Association

Today's quick-paced and fluid work environment can mean fast and frequently unexpected organizational changes, greater responsibilities, and new projects and initiatives. Being a confident, polished speaker is not only necessary, but well advised in order to communicate such matters effectively and persuasively. This 3-day seminar offers presentation tips and strategies to help you develop your presentation skills and learn how to present your ideas...

Monday Oct 23rd, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

Presentation Skills Workshop

American Management Association

In this 1-day seminar, you’ll learn to present effectively and become comfortable with your own style. Develop key presentation skills and learn how to present your ideas with conviction, control, and poise—and without fear. Plus receive expert advice on how to handle especially challenging presentation situations. Best of all, you’ll gain confidence by making presentations. Pre-work required: You will need to complete two exercises and bring...

Thursday Nov 16th, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

Sales Presentation Skills

Improving Communications @ Virtual Classroom

IN OUR SALES PRESENTATION SKILLS WE COMBINE OUR ABILITIES TO ASK, LISTEN, AND SOLVE FOR OUR EXISTING AND POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS. Sales and trade exist because people need and are looking for that which is better than what they have. Sometimes, they don’t even know that they have a need. The critical piece of this process is “connecting the dots.” We must demonstrate that we have listened respectfully, and, as experts, show how the needs are...

Tuesday Oct 10th, 10am–2pm Eastern Time

Presenting with Impact

Exec-Comm @ Instructor-Led Virtual Classroom

You agreed to give another presentation for your group. Everyone said you did a good job, and you sense that you did too. But how can you be sure? Sometimes you struggle to find the right way to use your slides, and you’re unsure of what to do with your hands. You want to be an even stronger presenter and have more impact. Challenge & Solution As a speaker, how can you consistently project poise and conviction when the stakes are high?...

Wednesday Oct 11th, 12:30–4:30pm Eastern Time

Articulate Storyline: Essential Skills 1

Lumenbrite Training @ Online Classroom

Learn to create interactive and engaging eLearning experiences in this two-day introductory course. This course will teach you how to plan and build courses and content with scenes, slides, graphics and other powerful tools using Storyline’s intuitive user interface.  Learn the process of designing a course, adding interactive elements, check user knowledge with quizzes and assessments, and deploy across multiple screen sizes and delivery...

Tuesday Oct 17th, 11am–6pm Central Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

Reported Essay

Writing Pad

In this five-week Reported Essay class, NY Times and Rolling Stone alum Nicole Pajer will share her insight into securing this prestigious but elusive prize. Through fun, in-class exercises, an informative craft talk, and in-class feedback, you will learn Nicole’s secret techniques for approaching this essay, including the unspoken expectations of the format, a compelling romantic hook and a crystal clear theme. By the end of the class you will...

Thursday Oct 19th, 5–8pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Executive Presence

Exec-Comm @ Instructor-Led Virtual Classroom

Executive presence is that “it” factor – the net effect of how you come across and communicate. It is no longer a nice-to-have in the global marketplace – it’s essential to lead a great team, impact real change, and drive the bottom line. Overview Sometimes stress creeps in and detracts from your performance, especially in new, challenging, and highly visible situations. Solid executive presence puts you in control of your professional...

Wednesday Nov 15th, 12:30–4:30pm Eastern Time

Effective Executive Speaking

American Management Association

Take your public speaking to the next level! Speak, present and communicate with poise, power and persuasion. Who Should Attend: This seminar is recommended for every executive with some prior public speaking experience who must speak in front of groups, make presentations, sell ideas to others or face cameras and microphones. From presentations to public speeches, your effectiveness as an executive and future career hinge on your ability to...

Wednesday Oct 4th, 9am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

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Public Speaking 101

The Story Source @ 555 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

The thought of speaking in front of an audience can throw normally calm and confident people into a frenzy. In this workshop, participants will get expert coaching and feedback on ways to strengthen their public speaking skills, from techniques to ease frayed nerves to exercises designed to build confidence and improve focus. We’ll start the workshop with improvisational games designed to build self-confidence and sharpen listening skills before...

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Discover the Best Public Speaking Classes in Los Angeles

Public speaking is a presentation given in front of a live audience, whether it be to inform, educate, persuade or entertain public speaking has been around for thousands of years, beginning in the eras of Ancient Greece and Rome. The importance of public speaking, according to the Ancient Greeks, stems from the purpose of rhetoric and persuasion. The purpose, however, is to move the audience to action or to educate on specific topics. In the fields of education and writing, public speaking intends to question specific issues and cause a rise in the audience to have specific reactions. A great example of public speaking for education is TED Talks. 

Why You Should Learn Public Speaking in Los Angeles

Learning the skill of public speaking is essential to leadership roles, communication skills, and advancing careers in multiple fields. Public speaking can be nerve-wracking for shy souls. Still, the importance of facing fears and learning the skill leads to better employment opportunities in business, education, marketing, and economics. Informing others is becoming a large part of our daily work lives, from providing lectures in a classroom to presenting pitches in business meetings and even discussing ideas with your boss. Communication is essential for many of us working from home or in a live corporate environment. Public speaking is also vital for boosting your confidence in front of a room of people, whether at the office or a conference.

Public speaking is an essential part of critical thinking and improving communication skills. Writing a speech to inform, entertain or persuade are often part of daily work lives across multiple disciplines. Another aspect of public speaking is creating connections and networking with people with similar interests. Expanding your professional network is a valuable opportunity to make friends and build relationships for business. Writing a speech helps develop your vocabulary and fluency. 

In-Person Public Speaking Classes in Los Angeles

There are several options for in-person public speaking classes in Los Angeles. The benefits of learning public speaking in a live environment are being guided by experienced instructors in the field, including past speakers from TED Talks and professionals that lead public forums. Additionally, the ability to learn in a live environment provides the opportunity to meet fellow classmates that have similar interests and values in learning public speaking.

One workshop is Storytelling for Comedians, taught by DBA Flappers University. DBA Flappers is a university teaching storytelling as an art form, instructing students to improve by studying techniques and the basic language of comedy. The workshop is $25 per person, taking place in the Burbank area of California. The average class size is about 10 people. The workshop offers insights into understanding language from a storytelling perspective.

In Los Angeles, the workshop Effective Presentations is offered by Training Connection. The workshop focuses primarily on elements of successful business presentations, such as how to inform, educate, motivate, and persuade audiences through public speaking discourse. The course covers different aspects of a successful presentation, such as crafting your argument, practicing delivery, and planning. The course takes place in downtown Los Angeles, beginning at $350 per person, and lasts for a full day.

Virtual Public Speaking Classes 

The differences between in-person and virtual public speaking classes are that online classes offer more flexible schedules and the comfort of learning from your home office. The cost of materials must be considered when booking online courses, but the cost of workbooks and textbooks is usually included. The differences between in-person and virtual public speaking courses include the ability to ask questions and receive feedback from a live instructor, though many online classes are taught by live instructors.. However, the upside of virtual public speaking courses is the ability to save time and take courses on your schedule from home.

A great beginner-friendly virtual course is Introduction to Public Speaking, taught by Improving Communications. The course is four hours long and delivered over Zoom and other supported platforms. The cost begins at $399 per person, with a focus on managing public speaking fears, increasing self-esteem, connecting with people, effectively sharing ideas, and developing a positive attitude necessary to become an effective public speaker. The average group size is 20 people. Improving Communications is an organization focused on improving public speaking and networking and provides a wide array of communication skills training. 

Another course for all levels of learners is The Art of Public Speaking, offered by the NLP Center of New York. The course is three hours long, beginning at $595 per person, and includes instruction focusing on speaking with authority, being present without fear, and making a lasting impression on your audience. The NLP Center focuses on communication skills and assisting others in conveying their thoughts and ideas effectively. The course is perfect for presentations at work, speeches at family functions, and teaching courses. The course is taught by Josh Davis, author, and trainer at NLP, whose psychology papers have been published in the Wall Street Journal and Times of London

Private Group Public Speaking Classes in Los Angeles

Private online group public speaking classes are available through bookings with CourseHorse. The benefits of booking through CourseHorse are the ability to modify group size, the fact that you’ll receive confirmation within 24 hours, and that there are no additional booking fees. The online group public speaking courses are supported through Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Slack. The benefits of booking private online group public speaking classes are team-building, working on presentation and communication skills, and eliminating anxiety while speaking in front of others. 

Large groups can be accommodated in the private online group public speaking courses. One such workshop is Executive Presence, taught by Exec-Comm, a company that focuses on public speaking in the workplace, and accessing public speaking through communication, clarity, and focus. The workshop focuses on the importance of communication skills in the global marketplace and making an impact on creating real change. The course focuses on interactive learning through understanding your personal brand, fueling your performance, using relational body language to foster connections, and appealing to all five senses while authentic delivering your message. The course starts at $575 per person and lasts for four hours, suitable for groups of 12 or more. 

For larger companies, the workshop Strategies for Developing Effective Presentation Skills, taught by the American Management Association, is great for groups of people of 20 or more. The AMA provides expert instruction by business professionals with experience in an engaging, live online format. The benefits of this workshop offer deep insights into the importance of tailoring your presentation to your audience, balancing verbal and nonverbal messages, and making effective visual aids and support materials. The seminar is given over three days, with tips and reminders between sessions. The workshop starts at $2,695 per person.